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"I AM HERE TODAY BECAUSE OF EVERY STEP I HAVE CHOSEN TO TAKE, THANKS TO EVERY PEOPLE, EXPERIENCES AND BOOKS THAT CONTRIBUTED TO MY INNER JOURNEY."

I want to share this abundance with you. I present to you the people, ideas, experiences and books which have been a great support on my journey. For my French-speaking friends, I'm sorry that many of these resources are only in English, I'll make sure to let you know if a French translation is available!

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A Healing Space: Befriending Ourselves in Difficult Times - Matt Licata

English - book and audiobook

“True healing is not a state where we release ourselves from feeling, but more free and flexible to experience it more fully,” writes Dr. Matt Licata. “When we consciously experience our suffering, it reveals a sacredness and a beauty that we cannot expect. Healing will always surprise us.

 

With A Healing Space, Matt invites you to explore the infinite richness of your life, without minimizing or shying away from difficulties, nor seeking the shelter of comfort or certainty. “I have no answer for you,” he wrote. "Rather, I see my role as helping to illuminate the vastness and even the magic of the questions themselves."

I love Matt Licata's teaching, if that resonates with you I also suggest you check out one of his friend and collaborator called Jeff Foster.

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Nurturing Resilience: Helping Clients Move Forward from Developmental Trauma, An Integrative Somatic Approach - Kathy L. Kain, Stephen J. Terrell

English - book and audiobook

A practical and integrated approach for therapists working with people (adults and children) who have been affected by developmental trauma and attachment difficulties.

This book is dense and formulated for therapists, but the author manages to simplify some complex concepts in simple words. It is a real gold mine of information and is beneficial to absolutely everyone. It offers a "summary" of several somatic approaches and could allow you to see things differently and make you want to deepen certain approaches. It touch on several subjects such as security, the nervous system, developmental traumas, the theory of the polyvagal nerve, the window of tolerance, shame, the role of the touch, regulation... and different approaches to reach regulation and develop more resiliency.

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In an unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness - Peter A Levine (Guérir par-delà les mots VF)

English and French - book and audiobook

In an Unspoken Voice is based on the idea that trauma is neither a disease nor a disorder but rather an injury caused by fear, helplessness, and loss which can be healed by engaging our innate ability to self-regulate states of high excitement and intense emotions. Enriched with a coherent theoretical framework and compelling case examples, the book elegantly combines the latest discoveries in biology, neuroscience, and body-oriented psychotherapy, to show that when we bring animal instinct and reason together, we can become more whole human beings.

I recommend reading absolutely all of Peter A Levine's books, especially Waking the Tiger, In an unspoken voice, Trauma, and memory, Trauma Through a Child's Eyes.

If Peter's teachings speak to you and you would like to find a therapist who uses his approach you can find a list of accredited Somatic Experiencing therapists on his website: https://directory.traumahealing.org/

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Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving - Peter Walker

English - book and audiobook

This book is a practical and user-friendly self-healing guide to recovering from the lingering effects of childhood trauma and achieving a rich and fulfilling life. It is rich in examples of the healing journey of the author and his clients.

 

Key concepts in the book include dealing with emotional flashbacks, understanding the four different types of trauma survivors, differentiating the external critic from the internal critic, healing from the depression of abandonment that comes from emotional abandonment, and letting go. self-abandonment, self-repair, and committee reparenting and deconstructing the hierarchy of self-sabotage reactions that childhood trauma forces survivors to adopt.

 

This book complements the teachings of Peter A Levine. The peculiarity of this book comes from the fact that it is written from the perspective of a person who has been on the healing journey but also has training and practice as a therapist.

His book The Tao of Fully Feeling: Harvesting Forgiveness Out of Blame, is also a reading that I recommend and which is aimed at a wider audience.

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Greater then the sum of our parts - Richard C. Schwartz

English - audiobook

Within each of us there are many distinct selves. "Although we were raised to believe that healthy people have only one 'self', says Dr. Richard C. Schwartz," recognizing our multiplicity allows us to better understand how our minds actually work. Dr. Schwartz's Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) has become renowned in psychotherapy for its power to help us connect and heal the many distinct facets - or parts - of our psyche. With Greather then the sum of our parts, he brings us practical training to use this method for our growth, our well-being, and especially our spiritual journey. Embrace your inner diversity as a path to wholeness.

This audiobook is a mixture of explanations but also of practice, you will be guided in different meditations in order to facilitate meetings with your inner parts. Richard has developed a model of psychotherapy called the IFT Internal Family System, he has written several books on the subject. I invite you to visit his website to learn more and see the list of books he has. written https://ifs-institute.com/

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Greater then the sum of our parts - Richard C. Schwartz

English - audiobook

A revolutionary approach to transform the traumatic legacies transmitted in families over generations, by a recognized expert in the field. Even if the person who suffered the original trauma has passed away, or the story has been forgotten or silenced, the memory and feelings can endure. These emotional legacies are often hidden, encoded in everything from gene expression to everyday language, and they play a much bigger role in our emotional and physical health than ever before. In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

 

An excellent book to familiarize yourself with the concept of trauma-transgenerational and their origins.

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The courage to heal: A guide for women survivors of Child Sexual Abuse - Ellen Bass & Laura Davis

English - book and audiobook

Considered “a classic” and “the bible of child sexual abuse healing,” this inspiring, comprehensive and compassionate guide provides a supportive map of the healing journey and a lifeline for millions of people. Combining personal experience with professional knowledge, the authors provide clear explanations, practical suggestions, strategies and support throughout the healing process - as well as help, hope and comfort for families, friends and caregivers. Readers will feel recognized and encouraged by hundreds of moving first-person accounts from interviews and the author's extensive work with survivors, both nationally and internationally.

This book offers the perspective of women who have accompanied other women on the journey to recovery. Rich in testimonials, it offers empathy, a deep understanding that is healing as much for those who have lived the experience as for those who accompany them.

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Tantra illuminated - Chrsitopher Wallis

English - book and audiobook

Tantra Illuminated takes the listener on a fascinating journey to the very heart of the original Tantra: its key teachings, foundational lineages, and transformative practices. Since the discovery of Tantra by the West 100 years ago, there has been considerable fascination, speculation, and more than a little misinformation about this spiritual movement. Now, for the first time in the English language, Tantra Illuminated presents an accessible introduction to this sacred tradition that began 1,500 years ago in the far north of India. Using translations from primary Sanskrit sources and offering a deep look at spiritual practice, this book reveals the rich history of Tantra and its powerful teachings.

Christopher Wallis offers an interesting perspective from his academic career, but especially from his practice which allows him a particular ability of translate these ancient texts. The original language of these sacred texts is complex and Christopher Wallis manages to simplify and explain their meanings really well.

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The Recognition Sutra - Chrsitopher Wallis

English - book and audiobook

A thousand years ago, in the Kashmir Valley, a great Tantric master named Ksemaraja wrote his masterpiece: the Pratyabhijna-hrdaya, which means “The essence of the philosophy of recognition” - recognition of oneself as a direct expression of the universal divine consciousness. Recognizing also that this consciousness is, in truth, all that exists. And that the five fundamental powers of consciousness, enjoyment, will, knowledge and action are the sacred innate capacities of every sentient being.

For a reader who has already started exploring their spirituality. I recommend reading Illuminated Tantra before reading this book which will familiarize you with the basic concepts of classical Tantra yoga. Christopher Wallis offers an interesting perspective from his academic career, but especially from his practice which allows him a particular ability to translate these ancient texts. The original language of these sacred texts is complex and Christopher Wallis manages to simplify and explain their meanings really well.

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Buddhist Tantra - Reginald A. Ray

English - audiobook only

"In my body are all the sacred places of the world," Buddhist saint Saraha once said, "and the deepest pilgrimage I can ever make is in my own body."

For 15 centuries, the realized masters of the Tantric path have used the vessel of their own life to develop a powerful and accelerated means to enlightenment. Today, these teachings remain alive in the generally hidden inner courtyard of the Vajrayana Vehicle of Tibetan Buddhism, a tradition that requires the courage to engage your body, your human desires, and your most difficult life obstacles as the basic fuel for life. insight. Now with Buddhist Tantra esteemed teacher Reggie Ray introduces you to these precious teachings and invites you to explore the path of naked and unprecedented experience. The popular or exoteric teachings of Buddhism are known to many, but its esoteric teachings remain relatively unknown in the West. If you have been seeking a gateway to this powerful tradition, Buddhist Tantra is an unparalleled opportunity to enter the temple of its deepest truths. Entering the Vajra world through your body vehicle

Tantra having very distant origins, it has influenced several lineage of thought and teachings, Buddhist tantra being one of these lineage. Reginald A. Ray is a practitioner and teacher from the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa, a Tibetan lama who immigrated to the United States to come and share the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in the west.

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Your breathing body volume 1 and 2 - Reginald A. Ray

English - audiobook only

Your breath is a gateway to the vastness of the universe - and the path to your highest fulfillment. This is the premise of Your Breathing Body, a 2-volume breathing workout program developed by renowned meditation teacher and Tibetan Buddhist scholar Reggie Ray.

 

Volume 1 features an audio course for beginners and volume 2 contains more in-depth lessons for advanced practitioners. Combining somatic practices with breathing techniques drawn from cultures and traditions around the world, Reggie offers you a practice-oriented program that will show you how to 'fathom your breath to its full depths' for physical healing, emotional balance and ultimately, the direct experience of who you are and your place in the cosmos.

Filled with guided meditations these two volumes are a very tangible way to experience the teachings of Buddhist Tantra.

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Cutting through spiritual materialism - Chögyam Trungpa

English - book and audiobook

In this modern spiritual classic, Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa highlights the most common trap that every aspirant on the spiritual path falls prey to: what he calls spiritual materialism. The universal tendency, he shows, is to view spirituality as a process of self-improvement - the impulse to develop and refine the ego when the ego is, by nature, essentially empty. “The problem is, the ego can convert anything for its own use,” he said, “even spirituality”. His incisive and compassionate teachings serve to wake us up from this trick we all play on ourselves and offer us a much brighter reality: the true and joyful liberation that inevitably involves self-surrender rather than working on it. improve.

Also called Spirtual Bypass, these crucial teachings bring to light many of the behaviors and "natural" beliefs that are traps for the ego on the spiritual journey. Every human exploring their spirituality would benefit from learning more about these harmful traps.

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The power of the dark feminine: discovering the energy of fierce compassion. - China Galland

English - audiobook only

For centuries, a hidden stream has run through the wisdom traditions of the world, a dark, positive and feminine energy represented by such vivid symbols as the Tibetan Buddhist Tara, the Catholic Black Madonna and the Hindu Kali. Today, award-winning author and researcher China Galland accompanies you on a spiritual pilgrimage in search of these inspiring characters. From India to South America to medieval Europe, you will encounter the world's most powerful manifestations of "fierce compassion" - the feminine force that emerges when we harness our anger and transform it into spiritual awareness - and let's learn to awaken this power in you.

Magnificent teachings that lead us to step away from the dualistic separation, to explore and learn about this black feminine force filled with fierce compassion.

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The spell of the sensuous: Perception and language in a more-than-human world - David Abram

English - book and audiobook

For a thousand generations, human beings have seen themselves as part of a greater community, of nature, and they have maintained active relationships not only with other people but also with other animals, plants and natural objects ( including mountains, rivers, winds and weather conditions). How, then, did humans come to break their old reciprocity with the natural world? What will it take for us to regain a lasting relationship with the breathing earth?

 

In The Spell of the Sensuous, David Abram explores the character of perception and digs into the sensual foundations of language, which - even in its most abstract form - echoes the calls and cries of the earth. On each page of this lyrical work, Abram weaves his arguments with passion, precision and intellectual audacity.

A poetic work that leads us to explore our sensitivity, our relationship to others and to nature. Written with captivating poetry and sensibility, David's words transports us to an exploration of a different language and a connection beyond words.

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Words are windows (or they are walls): Initiation to NonViolent Communication - Martin Rosenberg

French and English - book, audiobook, workshops and training

Today, our way of communicating revolves around one objective: to be competitive and to judge what is "good" or "bad". Often this leads to a misunderstanding of situations and others, in turn generates anger and frustration, and can lead to violence. However, communicating well with others is considered a major skill at work and in private life.

By developing NVC (NonViolent Communication), Marshall Rosenberg offers a very effective method of communicating well with others, understanding the messages they send us, while allowing us to express our desires and wills without arousing hostility and violence. The new edition of this reference book of empathic communication is complemented by a chapter on mediation and conflict resolution.

Wise Steps of the Soul - Nicole Pino

I offer soul readings, energy healing and guide messages. Thanks to the guides, we can address any problem and thus adapt the session to specific needs.

* Remote in French

Virginie Daries - Talk to the baby, reconnect with oneself, holistic kinesiology

To accompany, to soften the evils.

I simply want to accompany future parents for the arrival of their baby, with respect and discretion. I also want everyone to realize that a baby has emotions, feelings and that by listening to him, that by dialoguing with this little being we can help him understand himself, but also help adults that we are accompanying these babies that we may still be deep inside.

I wish quite simply and humbly to soften the evils with the tools which I put in my hands.

* Remotely and in person in Quebec

* Virginie is in demand and is generally booked at least 1 month in advance

Authentic Relating Go

We offer online events that support meaningful connections and positive change. We give you the chance to discover something new about yourself and others through an online group experience. Think of it as a social adventure. We are exploring new ways to interact and be with other people while playing relationship activities. There are many skills you can develop through these events.

* Remote in French and English

Wise Steps of the Soul - Nicole Pino

I offer soul readings, energy healing and guide messages. Thanks to the guides, we can address any problem and thus adapt the session to specific needs.

* Remote in French

Virginie Daries - Talk to the baby, reconnect with oneself, holistic kinesiology

To accompany, to soften the evils.

I simply want to accompany future parents for the arrival of their baby, with respect and discretion. I also want everyone to realize that a baby has emotions, feelings and that by listening to him, that by dialoguing with this little being we can help him understand himself, but also help adults that we are accompanying these babies that we may still be deep inside.

I wish quite simply and humbly to soften the evils with the tools which I put in my hands.

* Remotely and in person in Quebec

* Virginie is in demand and is generally booked at least 1 month in advance

Authentic Relating Go

We offer online events that support meaningful connections and positive change. We give you the chance to discover something new about yourself and others through an online group experience. Think of it as a social adventure. We are exploring new ways to interact and be with other people while playing relationship activities. There are many skills you can develop through these events.

* Remote in French and English

Simon Theriault

Chiropractic consultations to promote a healthy body!
Business health & wellness conference!

* Simon has a holistic approach that uses the wisdom of the body as a key.

 

* In presence and remotely in French and English