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The Healing Room
Mind ~ Body ~ Heart ~ Spirit
We see deep healing as bravely diving into ourselves, past the defenses of consciousness, past the countless layers of conditioning and automated reactions. When we work with our plant allies and psychedelic medicines we get to entertain new perspectives, experience deep insights, emotional breakthroughs and even a complete reprogramming. Our wounds and difficult traumas can be re-experienced and reframed. We can connect with compassion, love and feel a sense of unity with all life. We can let go of scary and challenging memories and emotions that are stuck in our psyche and in our bodies, allowing us to unburden from grief, fear and anger.
We do this so we can fully step into ourselves, be who we truly want to be, and to pursue our best lives populated with loving relationships.
You have likely seen the multitude of documentaries about plant medicines and their healing potential. But now what?
Clinical-style, one hour sessions of healing are not what you will find here. That’s not how we heal. It’s a process that takes time, energy and a conscious approach from all involved.
For our plant medicine sessions you choose the setting that will put you into the right mindset. Many people want to journey in the comfort of their own home, in our healing room or outdoors.
We will guide you on your journey. Wherever you need to go, wherever you want to go, Nici and Steve will be there with you.
Our unique combination of breathwork, meditation, talk and body work will help facilitate your journey inwards.
Let us take you away from the distractions of your everyday life. It is difficult to find new perspectives and healing in our typical routines and environments. We rarely challenge the way we do things. Together, we submerge in the power of nature, movement, music, breath, transformational medicines and community. Breathing In Nature hosts trips in both the rugged wilderness like Algonquin Park and Wemitigoj-Sibi (the French River) and in the comfort of a fully stocked cottage with indoor plumbing!
Whether you come to The Healing Room or we come to you, for those that can, we ask for $150 for the first hour and $100/hr after. A first session of touch therapy is generally 2 hours long. Transformational journeys with our plant allies are a full day with planning and integration calls before and after. Please see The Gift Economy for alternatives.
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)
Pain in our body comes from many different sources. Physical trauma (direct or repetitive strain) can leave lasting pain and discomfort due to scar tissue and altered movement patterns.
Emotional trauma manifests itself as physical pain within the body too.
Our fascial net is intimately connected to our emotions and memories. Often we disconnect ourselves from sensations in our bodies when we are not ready to face the pain.
Through Fascial Stretch Therapy we can begin to feel our bodies and connect with the pain that is stuck within. Many of my clients have returned from a plant medicine experience and have discovered this physical manifestation. Through the fascia we are able to release the trauma.
A typical session involves some talking to get to know each other, guided breathwork, a Hape ceremony (if called), and then into the stretch therapy. In the booking program the sessions are 90 minutes long, but healing doesn’t work on a convenient 90 minute schedule. Please schedule yourself some extra time regardless of the session clock.
Friday to Monday the Healing Room in High Park Toronto is open for your visit. I can also come to you any day of the week.
As you explore your healing you may want to include plant medicines to guide you deeper into healing. We will discuss this when the time is right.
Thai Yoga Massage
Imagine this ancient form of massage as me doing yoga to you, while you just relax.
Thai Yoga massage evolved alongside the old ayurvedic traditions of healing and includes all the elements of your yoga practice: breath, movement and awareness. The difference is that I move your body into yoga positions without any effort of your own. I use massage techniques like palming, thumbing, chopping, stretching and compressing, to assist you to relax and release any tension, physical or emotional.
You don’t need to have any yoga experience or special equipment to enjoy this massage, simply bring your body. You’ll remain fully clothed and no oils or lotions are needed.
You have probably participated in the public Stoic Breath class – either live or on Zoom. In a private session for you or your group we design the meditation specifically for you.
Starting with a simple observation of your breath you will notice a shift away from the distractions of your mind and become aware of the subtle rhythms of your body — Breath, Heart, Life.
The way your body and brain work, and the way you perceive the world is affected by the quality of your breath. Combined with guided meditation, specifically suited to you, this journey takes you deep within the darkest corners of your psyche to connect with the parts that need your attention and healing.