MS Natural Health Sciences; MA Counselling Psychology; Registered Provisional Psychologist; CCC Registered Mental Health Therapist; ERYT-500; CYT Yoga Therapist
Michele is the creator and Primary facilitator of EmpoweredU: Yoga & Counselling. As an author, educator, therapist, mom of 3, and fellow traveler Michele is obsessed with all things stress and how we may shift from just surviving to thriving.
Michele has been studying yoga, wellness, and psychology for over 20 years. Whether working with corporations on wellness programs for better stress management, leading yoga and mindfulness teacher training, facilitating mindfulness and self-development retreats, or working as a therapist, Michele’s skills lie in being able to create safe trauma-informed spaces, meet people where they are at, and inspire a compassionate curiosity and creativity about what else is possible.
Her vision as an author, educator, and mental health therapist is to empower individuals to become more engaged in their moment-to-moment experiences, transforming the way they show up in their bodies and lives every day. Inspired through years of studying the human body, movement, yoga, mindfulness, natural medicine, and psychology, Michele encourages a compassionate curiosity about who we are, why we are, and what else might be possible. Her offerings shift the narrative from self-improvement towards self-care, self-compassion, integration, and wholeness over perfection.
Michele utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities including mindfulness, yoga, somatic stress relief, compassion-focused therapy, EMDR therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Gottman couples therapy, and narrative techniques in order to support individuals in being more connected, current, and creative in their relationship with themselves and their environments.
“There are times in our lives when we have to realize our past is precisely what it is, and we cannot change it. But we can change the story we tell ourselves about it, and by doing that, we can change the future.”-Eleanor Brown
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