My Journey to Becoming an Emotional Health Therapist

Marny Elliott (B.A., R.I.H.R.) - Emotional Health Therapist providing Personal Counselling and Parent Coaching
Marny Elliott (B.A., R.I.H.R.) – Emotional Health Therapist providing Parent Coaching (NHA) and Personal Counselling.

I am a person committed to my own self discovery which is a never ending journey for me.

I consider myself a student of life, for life. I am also a parent committed to doing everything I can to fully enjoy this role and to giving my children every chance to succeed.

My life has been full of many joys, challenges and unexpected changes; I am grateful for these many opportunities to learn and evolve as a person. Through the support of family, friends, teachers and therapists, I realize the importance of being surrounded by a strong network and the healing available in a good therapeutic relationship. Through many travels, courses and connections, I have experienced the immense capabilities of people, the capacity for growth and fundamental pieces that connect us all.

All of my physical and emotional adventures have had a profound effect on my understanding and acceptance of myself, people and the world around me.

It is hard work sometimes, to be who I want to be and who I know I can be; however, with the way in which I have come to know myself and what I want to create in this life, I have the tools that support and ground me and keep me connected to my purpose. As I continue on my path, I find myself feeling deeper fulfillment, peace, joy and optimism about my life.

“You are what you do, not what you say.”

In my work, I find the most satisfaction in being a guide.

  • I believe that we each know what is best and right for us, we just need help, at times, to find those answers as well as to take the action needed to create necessary change.
  • I believe that we can live behind walls built through many experiences and we need assistance to break them down so we can move forward with courage.
  • I believe that one of the most important things we can do for our children is to instill in them, a sense of believing in themselves and the greatness they possess. This helps them see the world as being a support to their path, trust that their inner strength is greater than any external circumstances and embrace the true joy that comes from within.

My passion is to help people work through the challenges that prevent them from living a life that is fulfilling and joyful; facilitating the transformation to creating the life they desire, fueled from the inside.

My educational and professional background includes the following:

  • Certified Spiritual Psychotherapist graduating from the Transformational Arts College
  • Nurtured Heart Approach® Certified Trainer through the Children’s Success Foundation
  • Reiki Practitioner
  • Registered in Human Relations (R.I.H.R.) with the Canadian Examining Board of Health Care Practitioners
  • B.A. with a focus on Psychology from the University of Guelph
  • Extensive training/experience in communication, leadership, group facilitation, conflict resolution and team building through IBM Canada
  • Process design and implementation in the corporate world for over 15 years

Through my formal education, career path and personal journey, I have been instrumental in guiding and supporting people through personal and professional change since 2000. I bring a unique combination of these experiences to every session. I also bring compassion, integrity, respect, empathy, honesty, intuition, clarity, and patience.

This work is about self-discovery and personal growth.

Knowing ourselves fully allows us to be who we are – authentically and without self-judgment, doubt or criticism.

In being who we are, we live the life we are here to live. In living the life we are here to live, we discover and open the door to our own joy within.

Contact me today – marny@joywithin.ca or 250.218.8702