About Dr. Phebe-Jane Poole
As a Registered Professional Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, Life and Performance Management Coach, Certified Master Hypnotist, and Spiritual Director, I am committed to helping people improve and transform their lives. I believe everyone is an individual and therefore it is important to have a variety of techniques to help people so I spend many hours each year upgrading my knowledge base and skills.
I completed the Spiritual Psychotherapy, Spiritual Director, and Total Self Diploma Programs at the Transformational Arts College (TAC). Upon graduation, I was certified by the Canadian Examining Board of Health Care Practitioners and received the designation of Registered in Human Relations (R.I.H.R.).
As well, I went on to complete the Group Psychotherapy Certificate Program, the Relationship Counseling Certificate Program, the Body-Centred Therapy Certificate Course, the Coaching for Individuals Certificate Program, the Divine Connections, and the Past Life Therapy Course at TAC.
My Ph.D. is in Sociology from the University of Toronto, my Masters of Industrial Relations is from the University of Toronto, and my Bachelor of Commerce, Honours degree is from the University of Alberta.
In addition, I am a Certified Master Hypnotist and Certified Instructor. I undertook my studies with Dr. Georgina Cannon, at the Ontario Hypnosis Centre (OHC), Canada’s foremost hypnosis training school, and was accredited by the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH). I also completed OHC’s Introduction to Gestalt Therapy, Pain Control and Management, Past Life Regression, and Life Between Lives Certification Programs, and their Sports Hypnosis/Performance Management Certification and Parts Therapy Workshops. In addition, I completed a number of NGH workshops, conducted by Donald J. Mottin, including Hypnosis Desk Reference, Mastering Inductions & Removing Imprints, and Pain Control & Emergency Hypnosis. As an accredited National Guild of Hypnotists Certified Instructor, I am qualified to teach others to become Consulting Hypnotists and Past Life Regression Hypnotists.
As a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, I am continuously upgrading my skills through additional courses, training, and study groups. In addition to Body Talk Fundamentals, I have completed BodyTalk Fundamentals Integration, BodyTalk Session Intensive, Body Talk:Matrix Dynamics, BodyTalk Macrocosmic BodyMind, BodyTalk: Bio-Dynamics, BodyTalk: Principles of Consciousness, Group BodyTalk Sessions, BodyPsychology, BodyTalk Access, Fundamentals Study Group with the Founder, Advanced BodyTalk Protocol and Procedures, Mindscape, BodyTalk Fundamentals for Animals and Humans, BodyTalk Access for Animals, and BodyTalk for Animals. I am in the process of studying to become a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner for Animals.
I was certified as a Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner by The Society of NLP and Dr. Richard Bandler. I finished the 9 day Practitioner and 11 day Master Practitioner Neuro-Linguistic Programming certification programs at the NLP Possibilities with DHE’s Training and Fulfillment Centre. Along with their Advanced Communication Specialist Training and Communication Specialist Training.
I completed the intensive “Mediating Workplace Disputes” program put on by CDR Associates in Boulder, Colorado and Osgoode Hall Law School’s “Negotiation and Mediation in the Employment Industry”.
Prior to moving to Vernon, BC, I had a private therapy practice in Pickering Village, Ontario and was an Associate and Certified Instructor of the Ontario Hypnosis Centre and saw clients at their Yorkville location in Toronto. I was also a teacher for the Discovering the Total Self Program at the Transformational Arts College. This Program is a unique series of courses in personal and spiritual development designed to balance body, mind and spirit. A psycho-spiritual approach is taken in the course teachings that incorporate a blending of ancient spiritual wisdom, esoteric principles, contemporary psychology and emotional healing.
I have been certified by a number of organizations and associations including the:
- Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA),
- National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH),
- International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA),
- The Society of NLP and Dr. Richard Bandler, and
- International Association of Counselors & Therapists (IACT).
With respect to energy healing, I am a Level III Reconnective Healer and can perform Reconnective Healings and Reconnections. I am also a Reiki Master and studied Spiritual Healing and Energy Transfer at TAC.
I studied Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) with David Rourke & Associates and completed his EFT Approved Courses Levels 1 and 2, as well as the EFT Course created by Gary Craig, developer of EFT.
As well, I am a member in good standing of the:
- Canadian Professional Counsellors Association,
- International Association of Counselors & Therapists,
- National Guild of Hypnotists,
- International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association,
- International Association for Regression Research and Therapies, Inc.,
In the future, I will be writing a book on the death of an animal companion. My wish is to help others who are going through or have gone through this heart wrenching experience. The loss of a pet is an incredibly painful time in our lives. Recognizing that we are not alone in our experiences and feelings of pet grieving can be a powerful and healing insight. I hope that by sharing my own journey others will give themselves permission to grieve, and to come to an understanding of what that process means to them. Healthy grieving allows us to heal, to honour our animal’s life and the role we played.
As a past volunteer for Durham Hospice, I spent time with people who were living with a life threatening illness, death or bereavement. I completed the Durham Hospice 30-hour introductory hospice palliative care training program which gave volunteers general, required knowledge and skill to support people and families facing a terminal illness, death and bereavement. As well, I completed the Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care Program which is a collaboration between Durham Hospice and the Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultation Service. The standardized curriculum is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and is recognized throughout Ontario. I also completed Durham Hospice’s Bereavement Training.