From inner-city Detroit to a prestigious business school in Lyon, France, Joan established herself as an international trainer, offering seminars throughout Europe. Her passion for the healing arts began there with training in Yoga, shiatsu, Tai Chi Chuan, therapeutic massage, relaxation, and visualization.
Joan has a private practice in Guelph, Ontario. She has taught at the university, adult education, elementary and high school levels and has run workshops and seminars for teachers and managers in Europe, North America, and South America. She is also Founder and CEO of the Centre for Neurological Development and Integration, Inc. She offers her services in English and French.
Joan says: My unique approach represents a marriage between Western pragmatism and Eastern healing arts. Through study and training I am continually seeking better ways to support and enhance the process of growth of my clients and myself.
- Master’s Degree in Education: certification from Michigan and Ontario
- Specialist, Special Education – Ontario
- Academy of Naturalpaths & Naturaltherapists
- Educational Kinesiology Foundation
- Ontario College of Teachers
- Masgutova Neurosesorimotor Reflex Integration MNRI®
- MNRI Core Specialist January 2012
- Master Practioner Neuro Linguistic Programming
- Brain Gym® certified instructor
- Vision Circles certified instructor
- Practical Kinesiology 120 hr. internship – The Sue Maes Re-education program
- Quantum Healing: Kim Seer and Sue Maes
- Touch For Health – Levels 1-4
- Movement Exploration – Carol Ann Erickson
- Healing the Child – Jon Bredal
- Neuro Organization Technique
- Systemic Approach to Family Therapy – 3 year program
- Training in voice and dance
- Craniosacral Therapy
Publication: Changing Energies, Pilgrims, Kent, England (mind-body exercise to improve learning in the classroom)
University of Guelph, Ministry of Agriculture, Health Canada, Ministry of Labor, Hillside Music Festival, Child Access Care Centres, Kindermusic Cambridge, Learning Disabilities Association, Upper Grand District School Board, Wellington Catholic District School Board, The Waterloo REion District School Board, Rotary Centre-Waterloo, Evergreen Senior Centre, The Cooperators Insurance Company, The Child Resource Centre- Guelph, Conestoga College, The YMCA-KW, Tributaries, Giardino Hair Salon, Wellington-Halton Women’s Institute Education Committee