What I do
I am an Expressive Arts Therapist and the founder of Whispering Green School of Inspired Living. As a passionate ambassador of the natural worlds, I am an wildcrafter/herbalist, sculptor/doll maker, clown, musician and storyteller. I am Inspired by weaving plant medicines with storytelling and creative play, encouraging questions and discussions around the challenges of today. I aspire to catalyse curiosity and to re-awaken a sense of wonder within the mythic mundane. I have been actively engaged in the Vancouver Island community as a Storyteller and Artist for 10+ years and have recently returned from an in-depth study of the oral tradition at the International School of Storytelling at Emerson College in the U.K. I find great joy in helping to nurture the creative spark in all of life and am honoured to have this be my life’s work.
How I do it
I specialise in therapeutic sound play and storytelling. I have an extensive collection of musical instruments that I have gathered from all over the world, which I use to create musical loops and soundscapes that when listened to over a period of time can assist one in stepping out of the linear mind and more into the creative trance space. I often utilise a combination of loops and improv storytelling to help the client move into a place of therapeutic expression and exploration.
Where I live
I live on a magical land we call The Shire. It is a 15 acre permaculture farm/retreat centre in the heart of the Cowichan valley just a stones throw from the pristine Cowichan River. The Shire backs onto the Trans-Canada trail which connects to a network of wonderful hiking trails. The Shire is home to a medicinal herb and veggie garden, a small lake and many wild animals including Elk, Otter, Eagles, Trout, Blue Heron. We pride ourselves in caring for the plants and animals as our teachers and in truly listening to the voices of the land… the Whispering Green.