Never under-estimate the power of groups to create transformation. Weekend and day-long retreats can give you the same results as 6 months of weekly therapy. I like working with groups as well because everyone is showing up with intention, compassion, and curiosity.. all the ingredients of the ‘growth mindset’.
Groups are also really FUN!
My facilitator background is in health, fitness, psychology, and sport. I am a mom, a wife, a daughter (though both my parents have now passed), and a friend. I love to dance. I love to write. I love to play tennis, run, and hang out with friends and family. I hold a huge value in supporting a healthy community, healthy body, mind and spirit.
My professional career has had three chapters — my first was in fitness and I worked as the Women’s’ Fitness Director for the New Westminster YMYWCA. The “Y” tag line was always — healthy body, mind & spirit… and I hold that mission in everything I do.
I’ve lived here in Vancouver all my life. My children went to the same schools I did. My daughter is now my tennis partner… my son is likely my tennis coach!! Funny how full circle life becomes.
As I have grown up, I realize more and more just how important my relationships are. We are the reflections of our family, friends, and community. And having witnessed my Mother pass away two years ago, I recognize profoundly it is that ‘last circle’ that makes a life matter. Who will be in your last circle?… hmmm. What is important about your life, who you are, your friends, your family, and your career? Powerful questions — these are some of the big picture questions that good groups will activate for you.
As I reflect on the most amazing times in my life, I realize my most cherished, exhilarated, and memorable experiences have been in time spent with other people. I love adventure. And I plan to have some fun, adventure groups this year too!!
I have been working with individuals and couples since 2002 in my therapeutic and coaching practice. I love what I do. You may want to check out joanneweiler.com to find out more.
I have also been working in the corporate sector giving keynotes and lunch & learns on topics such as Intentional Living, Building Your Team, Leadership from the Heart, Vision & Value Your Best Workplace. Check out therahealthnetwork.com.
This website is committed to helping you Shine a Light on Your Best Version of Self in love, life, and adventure through groups. Please navigate to the Day or Weekend Retreats to see what is happening. There will be some groups held in Vancouver and some on ranches, islands, and on other continents.
There is something truly powerful that happens when like-minded people come together to learn, grow and share ideas. The more you grow, the more emotional freedom, and connection you experience. I know that sounds like an oxymoron (freedom/connection) but when you discover how much power you have to live your life, your career, and/or your partnership from a perspective of LOVE & CREATIVITY, everything will feel easier.
Do you want to feel more resonance with others at work or home? Even your most difficult relationship might get back in synch with a refreshed perspective or a new amazing tool.
Never underestimate the value and power of YOU.
If your life was totally filling your heart by this time next year, what is different? What is your deepest desire? What are you fully committed to? What can you do right now that will have the greatest impact towards achieving your dream?
It is fun working with groups. I always feel so inspired by the ideas and insights that flow from the synergy of good people. Bottom line, I am committed to doing things that make my heart smile. How about you?
Hope to see you soon!
Yours in the magic of groups,
Jo-Anne Weiler, B.A., M.A., C.P.C.C., R.C.C., R.M.F.T., I.C.F.
Office: 206, 2438 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, B.C. Canada, V7T 1K1
Contact: 604 925-1907 firstname.lastname@example.org