Since 1977, I have practiced various healing arts from a psychophysiological perspective. My
professional training includes modalities grounded in functional medicine, sexual and reproductive health,
and depth psychology. For decades, I have educated and created educational curriculum in those areas.
The intention of my work is to support the wholeness of human physiology and personality, through
knowledge and informed consent about nutrition, life choices, ritual, celebration, dreamwork, and
creativity. My approach is contemplative and justice oriented. My path is guided by wisdom, love, truth,
beauty, and justice as I am informed by dreams and synchronicity.
Figure 1 : Image of the Boat of Maat: Ancient Egyptian Goddess of Truth and Justice
My Areas of Specialty Are:
• Dreams, Imagination, Creativity, Spirituality
• Body-Mind-soul-Spirit Connection
• Somatics / Embodied Cognition
• Psycho-physiological Health
• Love and Intimacy
• Addiction and Recovery
• Trauma Informed Care
Sexual and Reproductive Health
• Self-Care (diet, lifestyle, psycho-spiritual, movement)
• The 5 th Vital Sign (menstrual cycle health)
• Fertility Awareness Based Methods
• Prenatal and Preconception care
• Mentoring and tutoring
I have had the privilege of two streams of training and experience culminating in an ocean’s wealth of
knowledge about healing body, mind, soul, and spirit. My credentials include: BSc. Biochemistry, Lay
Midwife, Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner, Functional Medicine Coach, M.A., and PhD. Depth Psychology .
I am the founder of both the Justisse Method (1987) a fertility awareness based method (FABM) and the
Canadian not for profit corporation Justisse College International (JCI), for which I designed and wrote
the original curriculum. Currently JCI is the gold standard for secular fertility awareness educator training.
• I have worked as a fertility awareness educator and holistic
reproductive health practitioner since 1977 and has been active
in the reproductive health freedoms movement since then.
I qualified as a lay homebirth midwife before midwifery was legal
and midwives were licensed in Canada. I completed natural family
planning educator training in the Billings Method, SERENA Canada,
Couple-to-Couple League, and Creighton educator training programs.
• I have had the privilege of working with and learning from North America’s
best complementary and alternative medicine physicians. I support the idea
that the female reproductive cycle (menstrual cycle) is the 5th vital sign of female health,
and which depends on healthy and regular ovulatory
and menstrual patterns from menarche to menopause.
• I have served as chair on the Core Competencies Committee
for the Association for Fertility Awareness Professionals (AFAP)
to oversee the development of standards and demonstration of
competency for certification of Fertility Awareness Educators (FAE).
• I completed my doctorate in Depth Psychology with an Emphasis
in Depth Psychotherapy at Pacifica Graduate Institute.
My doctoral dissertation, The World’s Geography of Love focuses
on a psycho-physiological view of the transformation
of the overdriven heroic masculine energy through the influence
of the feminine energy as love that is the glutinum mundi (glue of the world).
In 2022 I published a secularized version of my dissertation The World’s Geography of Love—THE BOOK
• My therapeutic approach integrates my competencies
in holistic sexual and reproductive health and archetypal and imaginal psychology.
I assist my clients in developing a profound honoring of their body vessels and psyches.
Additionally, I attend to somatic awareness with respect to psyche.