Training & Group Facilitation

As a professional facilitator and trainer for more than 20 years, I can design and customize a workshop for your organization. In addition to the group options listed here, I have been contracted to deliver professional trainings and groups in the following subject areas: Parenting through Separation, Parenting Strategies for Challenging Child Behaviours, Risk Management for Volunteer Programs, Supporting Loved Ones with Mental Health Issues, and others. Contact me for inquiries about a subject area you are interested in. Review my CV for more information about subject areas and professional qualifications. HERE

An Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Group

Stop struggling and start living with this 7-session workshop. Increase your emotional awareness and willingness to experience feelings through mindfulness techniques while using a values-driven commitment to make the changes you are wanting in your life. Mindful Change gives you all the tools you need to be successful. 

Mindful Change Poster

Next Group Registration deadline: TBD

Time: Nanaimo - TBD

Location: Nanaimo - Lurline Raposo Counselling office

Registration Fee: $175 for the 7-session series


Please call or email for more information or to hold your seat. The link below provides the group details and the registration form to be submitted with payment.

Mindful Change Information and Registration


Learn how understanding the brain of the child can improve our parenting based on neuroscience in this 4-hour workshop. 


Learning to be a great parent depends on learning how to manage stress, understanding brain-based cues and learning to respond in ways that will get the child’s brain back on track. The first half of the workshop provides an overview of how children’s brains function to demystify their “problem” or difficult behaviours. Parents are given basic tools to practice at home that can begin to reinforce a stronger relational connection with their child to support improved behaviour.

This is a parenting skill-building workshop that offers a number of proven strategies for reinforcing the parent-child relationship that make parenting feel more rewarding. Time is provided to discuss issues parents face in supporting their children’s social-emotional development. The aim is to have parents leave this session feeling more confident and comfortable to raise healthy and contented children.