Emotional Fluency

Join us on September 3rd, from 7-8pm at the Village Healing Centre, 240 Roncesvalles Avenue (Downstairs Common Room) for the Wellness Talk "Emotional Fluency", with Michele Meehan, Pscyhotherapist and Shamanic Practitioner.

Talk Description:

Our emotions are messengers from the unconscious. They carry great wisdom about our state of well being, and our deepest needs. But, they can be at odds with our thoughts, logic and the demands in our lives. Learning to understand what our emotions are communicating to and through us increases our feeling of empowerment and brings greater ease.

In this session you will learn:
·     How you, personally, experience a range of emotions;
·     The difference between emotion and interpretation; and
·     Effective strategies for fully expressing your emotions in a meaningful way. 


Michele Meehan, MA, CCC, CRC,

Psychotherapist & Shamanic Practitioner


Michele is a Psychotherapist & shamanic practitioner. Her education includes a Master's degree in rehabilitation counselling, training in hypnotherapy, yoga, Reiki, & Shamanic studies.  

Michele has more than 20 years experience working with people recovering from traumatic injury, chronic or terminal illness or disability. She also works to support helping professionals to maintain their own well being as they provide service to others. She has assisted people to heal body, mind, heart & soul.


Understanding Tibetan Medicine

Understanding Tibetan Medicine

Doctor of Tibetan Herbal Medicine, Tsering Dorjee Dekhang, will be coming to speak about Tibetan Medicine at the upcoming Village Wellness Talk August 6th.

Having recently relocated from India, Tsering is very much looking forward to expanding his practice in Toronto, and helping people from the West better understand the benefits that we can experience from this ancient practice.
"As an integrated system of health care, Tibetan medicine can offer allopathic medicine a different perspective on health. However, like other systems, it must be understood in its own terms, as well as in the context of objective investigation. In practice it can also offer Western people another approach to achieving happiness through health and balance"
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

In addition to offering this much-needed introduction to Tibetan Medicine, Tsering will also be bringing copies of his book, "A Handbook of Tibetan Medicine Plants", for purchase on August 6th for $20.

See you there!


Radical Self Nourishment: Nourished Hearts Change the World

Upcoming Village Wellness Talk

with Deborah Brodey of Soul Sound Creation  

Tuesday June 4th, from 7-8pm
240 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto

In this free and engaging talk, we will explore why so many of us who are out there healing the world have so many challenges giving ourselves the care and compassion we so readily give to others and why it is so important that we break from these patterns, taking the time to deeply nourish ourselves. 

Find out: 
  • Why as a healer and / or change agent you need healing.
  • How filling your own well is not selfish but a radical act!
  • How shame and guilt about not "having it all together" in your personal life and practices can be holding you back and what to do about it. 

Facilitator: Deborah A Brodey 

Deborah A. Brodey , M.A. Adult Ed, has been a lifelong journeyer travelling the world or the nearest park. She has spent many years learning from teachers, healers and Indigenous wisdom keepers from India (since 1988), Nepal, Africa, Peru, Mexico, and First Nations in North America. She is a Sound Healer and a Yoga & Meditation teacher. 
Deborah Brodey
Deborah specializes in teaching and facilitating Radical Self-Nourishment processes and programs for healers, teachers, helping professionals and change agents. She assists them to come into right relationship with themselves, others and the earth. She works through the container of her business Soul Sound Co-Creation.

For more information about Deborah or her services, please visit her website: http://www.soulsoundcreation.com 


Tapping the Wisdom of Your Night Dreams


 Did You Know?
  • We spend a third of our lives sleeping, and six-seven years of our lives dreaming.
  • The Egyptians created the first dream dictionary in 1350 BC, called the Chester Beatty Papyrus.
  • Our brains tend to be more active when we are asleep, than when we are awake.

Tapping the Wisdom of Your Night Dreams: Free One-Hour Talk (April 2nd, 7-8pm @ The Village Healing Centre, 240 Roncesvalles Ave)

Are you interested in the meaning of your dreams? These nightly messages of symbols, images, and metaphors have much to show us about how we are experiencing our lives and interacting with the world.
Brenda Bunting

Brenda Bunting of Rainbow Energy Psychotherapy will be sharing her perspective with us at our next Village Wellness Talk on April 2nd (7-8pm). Brenda is a candidate of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, a Qualifying Member of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists, and a Professional Member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association.

In this one-hour talk, Brenda will offer approaches to capture and decipher your dreams for greater personal awareness, and discuss questions such as:
  • Where do dreams come from?
  • How can we begin to understand our dreams?
  • Why do we sometimes have recurring dreams?
  • Can dreams be prophetic?

Participants are eligible to: 
  • Receive a write-up of the session by email.
  • Win a book on dreams.
  • Book one complimentary dream analysis session.

See You There!


The Everyday Sacred: The Spirit of Aromatherapy

MPowered Healing Arts is devoted to promoting and inspiring health, balance and wellness from the inside out. The company's founder, Melinda Reidl, believes that each of us lives in a body that is wise, knowing, compassionate, and connected.

The company's healing services draw on the ancient practices of yoga, meditation, aromatherapy, energy work, and shamanic healing to help people feel more like themselves. Using the sacred medicines of intention, ceremony and plant-based ingredients, we bring Spirit into our lives - and when Spirit is present, we feel graceful, peaceful, grounded and alive.

On February 5th, Melinda Reidl - Founder of MPowered Healing Arts - will be speaking at the Village Healing Centre's Village Wellness Talk to share her Aromatherapy knowledge with community. All are welcome!

Date and Time: February 5th, 7-8pm
Location: Village Healing Centre, 240 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto (downstairs common area)
Cost: Free

At this one-hour talk, participants will learn: 
  • Why essential oils have been part of our souls since the time of the Egyptians;
  • How boosting your immunity can be easy, pleasant and fun;
  • Why is aromatherapy your best mood enhancer;
  • Why plant essences are the best friend to body, mind and spirit;
  • Easy rituals for the home, and how essential oils can bring the sacred into our daily lives; and
  • How to use essential oils safely on yourself and others.

Melinda Reidl (melindareidl@gmail.com) is dynamic, warm and compassionate student of life.  Her career path has been deeply devoted to health and healing, working one on one with clients and students to support and inspire, listen and motivate. Connection and empathy are the roots of her teachings. She began her health career in ‘conventional’ health and then followed a calling to holistic health and spiritual studies. Melinda has formal trainings and certifications in yoga, reiki, aromatherapy, and shamanic studies. Melinda's healing presence is informed by her open, honest and compassionate nature, her devotion to study and the diversity and wisdom, gleaned from her own story of spiritual transformation.