a master practitioner of classic and advanced Ericksonian hypnosis
certified in advanced Emotional Freedom Techniques
a master practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming
a registered Canadian Art Therapist (RCAT) - registered with the Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA)
Nancy has experience working with a wide variety of clients' life issues, from the simple to the more complex. She has worked with people having concerns such as smoking cessation, weight management, habit changes, phobias, anxieties, depression, childhood abuse or trauma (sexual, physical, and psychological) and disordered eating.
She has worked with children as young as 4, and adults as old as 75, and every age group between.
Nancy graduated in 1989 from a 2 year graduate level course at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute. Since then she worked at hospitals, schools and other community institutions. After the requisite number of supervised professional hours of work with clients she became registered with the Canadian Art Therapy Institute and is still a registered member today.
Learning hypnosis was the first thing she did to increase her flexibility as a therapist, and add to her skills and tools for change. It seemed like a natural extension to working with images in art therapy, and she had already begun to use guided imagery with many clients before formally learning hypnosis. She attended many courses and is now a master practitioner in classic hypnosis, as well as in advanced Ericksonian hypnosis. It is the Ericksonian hypnosis which she credits for giving her the boost she needed to attain the high level of skill and expertise as a hypnotherapist she has today.
She found that after becoming an NLP practitioner, her overall skill as a therapist and hypnotherapist was further increased and she had more tremendously effective tools to work with and offer to clients. Learning EFT added even more to all of that.
In addition to her private practice which she began in 1996, she teaches courses and workshops at Sheena’s Place, a place for people with eating disorders.
"I spent a major part of my life just trying to figure out what I wanted to do with it, and I have finally found it. I love the work that I do. It brings out the best in me, and uses and expands all of my natural talent for relating to people, and creating a haven in which transformation is possible, or just making it easy for clients to make changes that make all the difference. I find it rewarding to help people make the changes they want to make in their lives. I feel honoured to watch as they transform, blossom and become freer and stronger and better able to make positive choices for themselves, and create their lives, relationships, and careers or businesses the way they want them to be.
"I cherish all of the techniques and tools that I have learned because they all work. I can see and hear the positive results in the changes that my clients undergo, and my clients experience the change with relief, gratitude or joy.
"Learning Hypnosis and NLP
not only gave me, as a therapist, new effective techniques to apply
therapeutically, but helped me to improve my effectiveness as a
therapist no matter what technique of therapeutic intervention, or
direction of therapy I happened to be using. I find that each thing built on the last, and led to the next, and they work together, so that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
"This is a calling that satisfies my lifelong love of learning, as I continue to learn and refine my use of these techniques out of a continuous interest and curiosity about the extent of the limits of the possibilities inherent in them. " -- Nancy Hunter