Dr. Margie Gayle
I completed my Masters and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology after my own profound and transformational experience using the tools and skills I teach in the Connected Living Seminars. I am a certified Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP) practitioner and teacher, a licensed psychologist in California, and a Registered Professional Counsellor in Canada. I have a private practice in Vancouver, BC and also conduct online therapy sessions.
I am a registered professional counsellor with a Bachelors in music and art therapy, schooled in a Masters of Psychology Counselling and a certified Integrative Body Psychotherapist. My most effective schooling however comes from the people I have been honored to associate and work for the last 35 years, in my role as advocate, therapist, counsellor and fellow journeyer as a human being.
Connection is what brings us joy, love, understanding of who we are and why we are here. In my opinion the greater the connection, the greater the love for self and others. I believe in the art of living deeply in connection to myself, to others, to the Earth and to Spirit.
Jodie McDonald, MSW RSW
Releasing typical patterns of numbing, pleasing, and armouring allows us the freedom to experience transformation to lead a fuller, more satisfying life.
I have a BA in Anthropology and Women’s Studies from McGill University, a BSW from Laurentian University, and an MSW from Dalhousie University. In 2012, I graduated from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating as a Certified Eating Psychology Coach. In 2015, I completed a four-year professional certification in Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP), and in 2016 became a Certified IBP Teacher.
I’ve worked for over twenty years in the non-profit sector and have been an instructor at Vancouver Island University. I’ve also been in private practice as a psychotherapist in Victoria and Duncan for the past five years. I am a member of the BC Association of Social Workers and a Registered Social Worker with the BC College of Social Workers.
Sybille Webb, MEd
While getting my Masters in Education I also practised Zen Buddhism, and later Tibetan Buddhism. One on one or in a group setting, the process of witnessing a person reconnect with her/his authentic Self through feeling, body & breath, and detecting and unravelling old, outdated believe systems in order to find a deeper, healthier truth, brings me a sense of deep reverence and joy. Dancing, painting, my deep connection to nature and my love and fascination for the mystery of the human soul have been guiding me in weaving the tapestry of my life.
In 2008 a life crisis, and my interest in the process of healing led me to study and practise IBP (Integrative Body Psychotherapy) for over 6 years. Parallel, I embarked on a 4 year journey into studying the divine feminine mystery through 13 feminine archetypes, and Kundalini Dance. During this time of learning and deep exploration in circle, I gathered a lot of my tools and understandings about holding a safe space for the transformation and healing of individuals and groups.
Mitchell E. Welch L.Ac. MTOM
My work in Eastern medicine as an acupuncturist dovetailed with the exercises and practices I learned in IBP are transformational. Combined together the result transforms the nervous system and helps the individual become balanced physiologically. In addition, it provides a new cognitive framework to interpret physiological sensations.
I completed six years of formal Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP) training to become a certified allied IBP practitioner and teacher. In 2002, I graduated from Los Angeles' Emperor’s College with a Master’s Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine and practiced as an acupuncturist in Los Angeles. I was also honored to serve on the Advisory Counsel for IBP’s Los Angeles Central Institute, and assisted in opening the IBP Institute in Italy. I combine my knowledge of IBP concepts and techniques with my training in Traditional Oriental Medicine.