Human Awareness



Professional Qualifications:

1973 Graduated from Saint John High School, Saint John, N.B. Canada

1977 Graduated from University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance, Violin

1985-2000 Founding member of the Toronto Institute of Self-Healing and the Association of Self-Healing Facilitators, and graduated with a Diploma in Self-Healing

1999 Licensed as a Holistic Practitioner by the City of Metropolitan Toronto

2002 In Italy, was certified as an oral examiner in English, under the auspices of Cambridge University

2002 Certificate of completion as a Foreign Student of the Italian Language at the Advanced Level given by the language school, Il Mondo, Genoa Italy

2004 Certified in Switzerland as an Aware Parenting Instructor by Aletha Solter, Ph.D., founder of the Aware Parenting Institute, Goleta, California, USA

2008 Achieved the Canada Federation Professional Certificate in teaching English as a second language (TESL)

Skills & Related Experience:


1970-1973 Concert Master of the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra (during my high school years)

1970-1976 Member of the National Youth Orchestra

Became a professional  orchestral violinist in: the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Touring Orchestra; the Hamilton Philharmonic, and the Atlantic Symphony (now the Scotia Symphony)

Memorable performances in: the Royal Albert Hall, London, England with Leopold Stokowski conducting the International Youth Orchestra;  performances with Chicago Symphony members, in augmentation with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company, in Chicago, Illinois, and in Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto, Canada, in one of its opening concerts with the Hamilton Philharmonic

Personal Achievements

1988-1996 Decided to place my family first, and home-schooled my daughter (currently referred to as un-schooling or de-schooling)

2000-2005 Moved to Italy to support my daughter in pursuing a career as a ballerina in Europe. During this period of adjustment to Italian culture, I began  professional work as an  ESL Teacher in: the Wall Street School, the British School, Associazione Italo Britannica and  Universities of Genoa & Savona, and also began conducting Cambridge Examinations.

2001 Certificate of completion: Half Marathon in the International Marathon of Florence, Italy

2004 Began Aware Parenting instruction (individual) in Genoa, Italy

2005 Also held Aware Parenting Workshops in Toronto, Canada (after Air France Plane Crash )

Remained in Toronto to begin full-time teaching ESL at the International Language Schools of Canada, where I designed and taught a course entitled: English Through Personal Growth

1980 After my daughter’s home-birth, my life began to transition away from music as an endeavour, towards the pursuit of human growth and personal healing.


Attendance at various workshops of varying length, on the subject of human potential and healing in relationships

1999 Martha Welch, “Pioneering Leader of Optimal Child Development”

1999 Marshal Rosenberg, “Non Violent Communication”

2005 Paul Vereshack, “Creating the Wide Open Field of Permission in Depth Psychotherapy”

David Wolfe Adventure Tours: 2012 Peru and 2013 Bali Lecture Series on Health & Longevity, in the fields of raw foods, superfoods, herbs and chocolate.

2013 Carolyn Myss, “The Seven Days of Grace”