What I Do

I provide guidance and support to more deeply connect to your intuition and inner wisdom through art, collage, and embodiment practices.

I support psychological and emotional wellness providing a sacred container for exploring personal stories and life experiences leading to healing and wholeness.

I offer classes, workshops, as well as 1:1 and group coaching and consulting services to support learning, creativity, healing and transformation.

Michele Cipressi
woman releasing butterfly

What I Can Do For You

I can help you to connect to the deeper parts of your self, where wisdom resides, to help you navigate the journey ahead, as well as make sense of the path that lies behind you.

It is my intention that my support helps you to discover for yourself what kind of shift, whether internal or external, will serve you in moving forward in your life in a good way, leading you to experience more fulfillment, connection, and more joy, self-awareness, self-acceptance and serenity.

About Me

Grateful for the many modalities I have had the privilege to work with to transform my own trauma to “healed enough” I want to share the gifts with others who wish to have support in working with their personal material so that they can experience greater joy, peace, calm, centeredness and connection with self, others and the natural world.

As a person who has experienced complex trauma, dysfunctional family relationships as well as adverse early childhood experiences, I can attest to the powerful transformation that is possible with the right kind of support in transforming personal challenge to strength and a celebration of self and a satisfying connection with life.

I am a mother of 5, a grandmother of 5, and reside on a rural acreage in the Monashee Mountains of British Columbia.

Michele Cipressi

Relevant Education and Experience

Education and Training
Cat Caracelo, Creative Depth Coach Certification Program, Journeypath Institute (ICF Accredited Coaching Program)

SoulCollage® Facilitator Training and Certification, MariaBruna Sirabella, World of SoulCollage®

Supporting Women Navigating the Legal System, Rise Legal Clinic at BC Society of Transition Houses Annual Training Forum

Motivational Interviewing Level I and Level II, Empowering Change

2020– BC Society of Transition Houses Foundations in Violence Against Women 1.0 and 2.0

Red Cross Standard First Aid CPR/AED Level C

Canadian Police Knowledge Network Trauma Informed Practice Foundations Online for Justice, Public Safety, and Anti-Violence Community Sectors in British Columbia

De-escalation Training-Boundary Women’s Coalition Online in House Staff Training

2018 – 2019–
Mental Health First Aid Level I and II, Psychological First Aid Level I

2012 – 2018–
Registered Craniosacral Therapist, North American Craniosacral Therapy Association

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Training and Certification, Cherionna Menzam, Kootenai Institute of Integral Therapies

2011 (March)–
Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and Interior Health workshop with Dr. Angela Amarillo, Doctoral Student at UBC specializing in Early Childhood Development and Betty Brown, Regional Facilitator for Mental Health, IH. “Building Social and Emotional Competencies in Children”

2011 (November)–
Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, Betty Brown of IH “Supporting Social Emotional Development in the Early Years: How you can make a difference.”

2009-Non Violent Communication 10-Week Course with Peter Matheson and Heather McLeod

Connect Parent Group Facilitator Training-Boundary Family Services (Maples Program)

APPAH-Association for Pre and Perinatal Psychology “Science Meets Our Hearts” Conference, Nelson, BC

2008 (May 30-31)–
Summer Institute “Circle of Courage” Workshops with Dr. Martin Brokenleg

Somatic Trauma Resolution Intensive and Certification, Sharon Porter, Health Wave Institute

Foundation Training in Pre and Perinatal Psychology, Myrna Martin, Kootenai Institute of Integral Therapies

Alchemical Hypnotherapy Certification Intensive, David Quigley, Alchemy Institute

Certification with the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners

Transformational Therapy Intensive, Faye Stroo, Kelowna, BC

Pathways to Inner Awareness Intensive, Richard Beyer, Heartwood Institute

Touch the Future Conference with Michael Mendizza, The Next Frontier in Education

Additional Education

Anthropology Selkirk College

Associate of Arts Chico State University/Humboldt State University (Costume Design/Women’s Studies)


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