RORY BATCHILDER, BSc, MEd, CCCRory is a Canadian Certified Counsellor with a Masters of Education (Counselling), and two certificates in Adult Education. He specialized in Spiritual Counselling while interning at the Nova Scotia mental hospital. In addition to the required training for CCPA certification, Rory completed a two-year psychotherapy training with EastWind Institute, a certification in Adult education at Dalhousie university, and two years of contemplative study at Gampo Abbey in Cape Breton and RMSC in Colorado. Rory has a varied life and work experience : private counselling practice, professor at Counsellor Training Institute, long term mental health care worker, mental health therapist at a community health centre, construction worker, student chaplain at a psychiatric hospital, and Canadian Naval officer. Rory brings strengths in; teamwork, communication, conflict resolution, adult education, problem-solving, working with mental health consumers, team building, program evaluation, computer skills, and public speaking. With more than 15 years experience in the fields of mental health, education, and addictions he enjoys working with individuals and groups and has been told he has a gift for understanding their needs. He has lead seminars in treatment programs, done case management, worked with healthcare teams at a psychiatric hospital and at long-term care facilities, organized trainings for health care professionals and facilitated workshops with three educational/advocacy organizations, and served as secretary for his local chapter of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. He has extensive experience leading groups in many healing modalities such as dream work, qigong, guided imagery & visualization, anger management, anxiety and phobia management, self-hypnosis, and sharing circles. Rory has studied and taught several forms of meditation and energy medicine and is familiar with complementary healing principles. Many of us sometimes need help to focus, plan, and carry through with our plans. Feel invited to call for help to let go, relax, grow personally, and move forward.