FAQ

 

FAQ

 

 
 

How can I connect to you?

Use the contact form and select "Inquire"; receive a reply within two weeks, or by the middle of December if you are contacting me during November 2018. 

 

 What is a series of sessions like?

In the Initial Consult, we identify key areas that you wish to change. The goal of this session is to understand the starting point for your transformation to optimal wellness. We also determine if Illumine® wellness sessions are suited to your interest.

If needed, you can book a complimentary 15 minute phone call to see if the Initial Consult it suited to your interest.

 

How do i know if your services match my needs?

Great question! Answer the following to see if we will likely work well together:

 

What knowledge informs sessions and plans?

As you talk about your wishes, I assess you based on a network of skill sets from my training. I listen for elements that can be shifted based on the science of behaviour change, stress, attachment theory, nervous system homeostasis, yoga philosophy, mindfulness, psychodynamic psychotherapy, brain health, the neurobiology of motivation, and the theories of energy medicine.

 

How can I expect to feel differently after the series of sessions?

You will learn skills to hone your ability to adapt to stress. Approaches to overcome limiting patterns of behaviour will help you develop insight into how to live from greater clarity and strength.

On a physical level, you will understand how your brain and nervous system work to enhance your success. An adaptive response to emotions will develop as you learn how to navigate your limbic system. You’ll learn how to pace your self through your work day with times of rest and relaxation to create optimal mental clarity. Understanding relationship dynamics and how your own assumptions impact personal connections will enrich your social world. You’ll discover how to tailor meditation practices to your own psyche in order to enhance your well being and improve your experience of your life.

Overall, you will re-design your life so that you feel different within your various roles and responsibilities.

 

What will I have by the end of the sessions?

You will have designed a daily practice that supports optimal wellness. You will have identified blind spots that prevent you from success. You will learn how past experiences have shaped your current reality, and how to adjust to adapt positively. You will learn exercises to sense your energy and what makes you feel truly alive.

  

What are some of the details of the customized practice I get?

I will assess your current state on physical, emotional, mental, and belief systems levels.  We will discuss which areas you feel most drawn to change, and where you most need or most anticipate reward.  We will decide on which practices from meditation, mindfulness, yoga, psychotherapy, energy medicine and aromatherapy will best and with the most joy, refine your focus and energize you.

 

WHAT IS YOUR CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY?

Confidentiality is strictly adhered to, to protect client privacy, and out of great respect for the sacred process of self development.  However, when communicating on online videoconferencing, phone, email, or other online service, the secure privacy of the connection can not be guaranteed.  By communicating via these ways, you release Illumine Life of any and all responsibility for the level of security available through these services.

 

what is the private fee?

$150 for a Brief Initial Meeting | Partial Consult | 0.5 hour

$300 for an Initial Full Consult | 1 hour

$450 for an Extended Initial Full Consult | 1.5 hour

Follow up fees depend on session type and plan.

Prices are in Canadian dollars. Payment is in advance by credit card on JaneApp, PayPal, or e-transfer. Full refund if cancelled 2 weeks in advance, minus a 15% processing fee. If cancelling after that date, the full fee is forfeit to respect the space lost to others.

 

HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION?

A 15 minute phone call for prospective wellness clients is complimentary. Request a phone call through the Booking Form.

 

is this covered by public health care ?

Wellness and prevention services are not covered by public healthcare. The Illumine® method is intended to assist you with wellness and prevention, and is not a treatment method for a diagnosis.

Residents of British Columbia, Canada: If you have coverage by the British Columbia Medical Services Plan with an active PHN, you may be eligible for an initial consult for psychotherapy. Request a psychiatric consult via referral from your family doctor, provided that you meet inclusion criteria and do not meet exclusion criteria, and space is available. More details below.

 

Can I see you for psychotherapy?

I have a limited psychotherapy practice for actively working professionals, with a high performance drive. My psychotherapy services are for diagnosed psychiatric disorders including mild anxiety, adjustment disorder, or grief reaction, and specifically those not requiring psychiatric medication and without safety concerns. If you live in BC and pay into public healthcare, then your family doctor can refer you to my practice at the Chakra Health Clinic. Sessions for wellness for people without a diagnosed illness, but rather to work towards optimal wellness, are paid for privately.

I have deep respect for the long history of accreditation and regulating of the medical profession by the College, and offer evidence-based and approved treatments for specific diagnosed illness for British Columbia residents based on a specialized focus of practice.

 

Retreats

I host wellness retreats for professionals. Contact me to get on the waitlist for retreats for 2019, dates and location yet to be determined. For physician wellness and education on how to prevent burnout while learning mindfulness and immersed in wilderness athletics, I host retreats at The Homestead Tofino. Please note that space is limited.

 

 

* Please note: For psychotherapy or Illumine sessions, diagnoses of exclusion include psychosis, a history of harm to self or other, requiring a mental health team, requiring extended leave, moderate to severe depression, psychiatric illness requiring disability income, and bipolar illness as this requires medication treatment as per professional guidelines. DBT for Borderline Personality is not provided. Substance Use disorders must be resolved prior to embarking on psychotherapy. Persons with criminal histories are not seen at our clinics. All visits require collateral contact to confirm client-relayed information is accurate and to maintain the calm and respectful atmosphere at the affiliated clinics and centres. Clients must have a stable baseline in order for psychotherapy or wellness sessions to be offered and effective.

People with acute or urgent need for psychiatric services are recommended to access the Acute Assessment Centre at Vancouver General Hospital, (604) 675-3700, open 24 hours.