"I cannot thank Kira enough for what she has helped me accomplish." Tania S., Vancouver, BC
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My name is Kira Lynne and I am a registered professional counsellor and psychotherapist, life coach, registered holistic nutritionist, registered reiki master and teacher, life skills coach, facilitator, educator, writer, meditator, mindful eater, lover of life, food, freedom and joy.
My career path has taken many twists and turns. I started out in the restaurant industry, moved to health care administration, then tackled the corporate world. After many years of working in little cubicles and offices under fluorescent lights, I realized I was stuck in a rut and wanted a lot more out of life. In my quest to find more purpose and meaning in my career, I shifted my focus to helping people, something I am truly passionate about.
Along the way I have dealt with many challenges, including trauma, loss, disordered eating, chronic pain and illness, stress, marriage, divorce and other challenges common to many of us. I have dedicated much of my life to the pursuit of healing and searching for ways to live a happy and rewarding life. During my own healing journey, I became aware of the importance of recognizing what in my past was holding me back from fully living my life, and then letting go of what was no longer serving me. Self-discovery and healing is a continuous process, one that can be difficult at times, and but that is ultimately tremendously rewarding.
Along with my coaching and counselling practice, I have spent time teaching Basic Nutrition and Intuitive Eating for Wellness Coaches and Counsellors at Rhodes Wellness College, Healthy Eating Workshops to grade 10 and 11 students at York House School, Nutrition for Addictions Recovery workshops at a Vancouver recovery house, and working with teenagers providing youth outreach services through a local community program. I also volunteer with Craftworks Society, whose mission is “to promote adult health by providing a craft-therapy program which offers individuals working to overcome physical disability and/or mental illness the opportunity to increase self-esteem, personal growth and creative skills.”
My diverse personal experience and education have given me a unique understanding of the importance of treating the whole person. My practice is based on the belief that whether we are seeking a boost to reach optimal health and mental/emotional wellness, or whether we wish to reduce suffering so that we can live happy and purposeful lives, we need to look after our bodies, minds and spirits. By neglecting one element, we may miss an important piece of what is needed to reach our goals. I am passionate about helping people and connecting body, mind and spirit to discover what will help each individual thrive.
Bachelor of Arts, University of British Columbia
Diploma in Natural Nutrition, Canadian School of Natural Nutrition
Professional Counsellor and Life Coach Diploma Program, Rhodes Wellness College
Usui Reiki Level I and II Certificates taught by Reiki Master Anne McMurtry
Usui Reiki Level III and Master Certificates taught by Reiki Master Barb Weston
Intuitive Eating Counsellor Certificate taught by Evelyn Tribole, author of Intuitive Eating
Life Skills Coach Certificate, Rhodes Wellness College
Certified Instructor, Empowered Relief, taught by Beth Darnall, PhD, Stanford University
Canadian Professional Counsellors Association
Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists
Canadian School of Natural Nutrition Alumni Association
Canadian Reiki Association
Lower Mainland Grief Recovery Society