MEET THE FACILITATORS

Lisa Nixon, CPC, CPRC, CNRC – Sound Healing Practitioner & SEP (c)

Recovery Renewal Retreat Host

Lisa is a Codependency & Nutritional Recovery Coach, as well as a Sound Healing Practitioner & Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in training from Victoria, BC. Lisa is a person in recovery from codependency and  has over 12 years of professional experience in the field of addiction treatment. She is also a priestess in the reclaiming community and recently obtained a diploma in Wiccan studies. Lisa is passionate about creating sacred space and living authentically. As the co-founder of Sacred Recovery, Lisa offers individual coaching sessions focusing on self-care and spiritual development. She also offers sound healing treatments, and workshops.

: sacredrecovery.ca FB : fb.me/sacredrecovery  |  I : @sacredrecovery

Lucy Price, BSW, RSW(c) – Counsellor + Group Facilitator

Recovery Renewal Retreat Host

Lucy is a counsellor in Victoria, BC. She is also a person in long-term recovery from substance abuse and addiction. She has over 10 years of personal recovery and 10 years of combined professional experience in counselling and addiction treatment. Her holistic, straight shooting approach to healing is invaluable. There are no pink clouds here – just downright, blow your mind wisdom and experience. Lucy specializes in substance abuse treatment, trauma, and spiritual development. Lucy was honoured as the You Unlimited Woman of Mentorship and Leadership in Victoria, BC for her active participation in her recovery community. She is a spiritual gangster with plenty of street cred, wit for days and the healthiest boundaries this world has ever seen.

: sacredrecovery.ca FB : fb.me/sacredrecovery  |  I : @sacredrecovery

Storii Wild – Clinical Herbalist

Recovery Renewal Retreat Host + Facilitator

Störii Wild is a clinical herbalist, homestead Mama and co-steward of the Wild Ellipsis Medicinal Herb Farm. The Wild Ellipsis organic farm is nestled on a beautiful Gulf Island off the West Coast of Canada where Störii raises chickens, Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats and grows an abundance of food and medicinal plants.  
 
Störii completed her diploma and graduated from Dominion Herbal College in 2015 and has studied in the Phytotherapy diploma program through Pacific Rim College. In her herbal practice, she entrusts the intelligence of plant’s, the wisdom of her ancestors and her fierce intuition. Störii looks deeply forward to connecting with you and facilitating you on your own journey, in the magical realm of Sacred Recovery.  

I : @storiiwild

Amanda Poitras, M.Ed, RCC – Strength Counselling Director

Recovery Renewal Retreat Host

Amanda graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2013 with a Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology and in 2010 with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Addictions Counselling. She is a registered member of the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors; designating her as a registered clinical counsellor. She works within a trauma-informed transpersonal framework and specializes in addictions recovery, notably process addictions, such as eating disorders, and sexual addiction. Dr. Gary Tzu, Dr. Marcia Rich, and Dr. Steven Thibodeau are a few of the influential leaders she is honoured to have been educated by. At Strength Counselling, Amanda is responsible for ensuring quality delivery of care to clients through a staff of registered counsellors and social workers.

: strengthcounselling.caFB : fb.me/strengthcounselling |  I : @strengthcounselling

Richard Osler – Poet

Facilitator

Writing poetry is one rockin’ way to bust open a life! Richard has found the truth of this in his own poems but also for the countless participants in his recovery-focussed poetry therapy sessions he has been leading in Western Canada for more than ten years. Nothing in his previous careers as a business journalist with the Financial Post,on-air business columnist with CBC’s nationally broadcast Morningside radio program and specialty money manager prepared him for the unexpected ways poems we write can know more than we do and become paths to healing. Richard, a somewhat recent resident of Vancouver Island, B.C., facilitates poetry writing retreats throughout Western Canada and the U.S. and, also more than 80, poetry therapy sessions within a residential addiction recovery treatment centre. His poems have been short-listed for prizes in the U.S. and Canada and his full-length poetry collection, Hyaena Season was published in 2016. His poetry blog posted continuously since 2010 is on his website.

: recoveringwords.com

Piper Deggan – Yoga Teacher, Artist & Wellness Recovery Coach

Facilitator

Piper Deggan, a practicing artist, intuitive art play teacher, yoga teacher, wellness recovery coach and creator of Nourish Your Spirit, brings her wisdom, enthusiasm and gratitude to all her offerings. 

With years of personal recovery, as well as her work as a treatment professional, she offers a unique combination of expertise, creativity and mindfulness. 

piperdeggan.com |  FB fb.me/degganpiper  |  I @piperdeggan

 

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