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Monique Wilson's Blog

Exploring Holistic Healing: Clinical Hypnotherapy, Somatic & Shamanic Healing, Spiritual Counseling, and More 

Hello, I'm Monique Wilson, and you may notice a traditional name alongside mine, Monique Karhiio Wilson, on Facebook. This name, deeply rooted in my Mohawk heritage, symbolizes my connection to my ancestors and the land. I reside in Maple Ridge, BC, where my roots extend to the Mohawk and Cree peoples, along with French, Irish, and possibly British lineage.

Despite the mysteries surrounding our European ancestors, my birthplace in Vancouver, on Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territories, and my current home on Kwantlen territory, reminds me daily of the profound respect and gratitude I owe to these lands and their peoples.

Over the years, I've had the honour of forming a deep bond with an elder from the Kwantlen Nation, a relationship that has enriched my life and grounded me in the wisdom and practices of Indigenous healing. This connection has allowed me to explore and embrace my role as a healer, guided by traditional techniques passed down through generations and contemporary practices that resonate with the spirit of healing across cultures.

As an Indigenous healer, my journey has been one of continuous learning and practice. From my early days working on a Rape Crisis Line to delving into the realms of energetic healing, massage, aromatherapy, and shamanic practices, my approach has evolved to encompass a broad spectrum of healing modalities. My commitment to understanding the human psyche and its resilience led me to study clinical hypnosis, integrative hypnosis, and the science of trauma, particularly somatic experiencing. These studies have not only deepened my knowledge but have reinforced my belief in the malleability of the mind and our capacity to heal from trauma.

My practice is an amalgamation of ancient wisdom and modern science, aiming to support individuals on their healing journeys. Whether through one-on-one sessions or the women's circle I host, my goal is to offer a space for healing, learning, and growth.

The recent times have brought their own challenges, not least of which is the stark reminder of the disparities in our world. The news of the world's wealthiest individuals amassing even greater fortunes while many are left with less has stirred deep emotions within me, from sadness to anger. These feelings, however, also serve as a catalyst for reflection and action. They remind me of the importance of making space for our emotions, allowing ourselves to feel deeply and to find constructive ways to process these feelings.

In moments of overwhelming emotion, I turn to techniques like the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and simple yet powerful breathing practices that help regulate the nervous system. These practices, along with the support of the community and a commitment to sharing and caring, are vital components of my approach to healing and living.

As we navigate the complexities of our world, I am reminded of the importance of compassion, understanding, and action. My work is a testament to the belief that healing is not only about addressing individual pains but also about recognizing and responding to the collective challenges we face.

For those interested in exploring healing further, I invite you to connect with me through my website,, or reach out directly via email at Together, we can embark on a journey of healing, transformation, and empowerment.

Thank you for taking the time to hear my story and reflections. May we all find strength, peace, and healing in the days to come.

I extend a warm invitation to those seeking pathways to healing and transformation. Whether you are drawn to the ancient wisdom of Indigenous healers, curious about the profound depths of shamanic healing, or in need of the gentle touch of energy healing, my practice offers a sanctuary.

For souls carrying the weight of trauma, seeking spiritual healing, or exploring the realms of somatic experiencing, there is a space here for you. I blend traditional healing practices with integrative hypnosis and the liberating techniques of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), all while honoring holistic approaches to wellness.

If your quest for healing involves exploring ancestral healing, participating in a healing circle, or embracing the natural healing methods that have supported generations, I am here to guide you. My practice is a confluence of ceremony and healing practices, Indigenous wisdom, mind-body-spirit healing, and the therapeutic embrace of nature and traditional medicine practices. Each session is tailored to resonate with your unique path, integrating the essence of these powerful healing modalities.

For those ready to embark on a transformative healing journey, to explore the sacred interplay of ceremony, energy, and ancestral wisdom, I invite you to connect.

Let us walk together towards healing, guided by the principles of Indigenous healing traditions, the energy of shamanic practices, and the deep, nurturing power of holistic and spiritual healing.

Visit or reach out at to begin your journey towards wholeness and harmony. Together, we will unlock the doors to healing, embracing the ancient and contemporary, the physical and the spiritual, the individual and the collective.

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In my journey of healing and transformation, I've been exploring and integrating a wide array of practices that resonate deeply with the holistic approach to well-being. Today, I want to share with you how these practices have become a cornerstone of my work and how they might illuminate your path to healing.

I've always believed that healing is not just about the physical aspect; it's a deeply spiritual, emotional, and mental journey. That's why in my practice, I've embraced methods like shamanic healing and Indigenous healing techniques. These are not just methods; they're pathways to connect with the ancient wisdom that surrounds us and dwells within us. Shamanic healing, for instance, has shown me the power of journeying into the spirit world to bring back insights and healing that affect our physical reality in profound ways.

Similarly, Indigenous healing practices have taught me the importance of understanding and honoring the land and our ancestors. These practices, deeply rooted in respect and gratitude, have opened my eyes to the interconnectedness of all things and the importance of living in harmony with the natural world and the communities around us.

In addition to these, I've been drawn to somatic experiencing, a powerful approach that emphasizes the body's role in processing trauma and stress. It's fascinating how our bodies hold onto experiences, and through somatic practices, we can release these stored emotions, leading to profound healing and liberation.

Hypnotherapy has also been a significant part of my toolkit. It's a transformative process that allows us to dive deep into the subconscious mind, unlocking the potential for healing and growth that lies within. Through hypnotherapy, I've witnessed remarkable changes, not only in myself but also in those I've had the privilege to work with.

Mediumship readings, though a bit different, play a unique role in the healing process. They offer comfort, closure, and clarity, connecting us with those who have passed on but whose presence and guidance can still touch our lives in meaningful ways.

My work is a blend of these practices, along with the wisdom shared in women's circles, where we come together to support, share, and grow. These circles are a testament to the strength and healing that comes from community and shared intention.

As I continue to navigate this path, I'm reminded of the importance of respecting Traditional healing practices and the wisdom they carry. It's not just about adopting these methods but also about understanding their origins, their cultural significance, and approaching them with reverence and humility.

In sharing this journey with you, my hope is that you feel inspired to explore these healing modalities for yourself. Whether it's through connecting with the teachings of the medicine wheel, making offerings of gratitude to the earth, or simply sitting in silence and listening to the wisdom of your own heart, remember that healing is a journey of returning to wholeness, to the essence of who we truly are.

And so, as we walk this path together, let's hold space for healing, for growth, and for the unfolding of our deepest truths. May we all find the peace, balance, and well-being we seek. All my relations, thank you for being part of this journey with me.

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Hey there, beautiful souls! Today, I want to share a simple yet powerful technique that has the potential to alter your state of being in just two minutes. Imagine having the ability to shift your emotional state, calm your nervous system, and tap into a sense of inner peace whenever you need it. Well, buckle up, because I'm about to take you on a journey of self-discovery and transformation.

Let's start by focusing on the concept of altering your state. What does that mean exactly? When I talk about altering your state, I'm referring to changing your emotional and physiological state to one that serves you better. Picture it as shifting gears in your car – you're moving from a state of stress or anxiety to one of calmness and tranquility.

So, how do we achieve this magical transformation? It's simpler than you might think. All you need is a focal point – something to anchor your attention on. It could be a spot on the wall, a cherished object, or even a picture that brings you joy. The key is to choose something that resonates with you and allows you to focus your awareness.

Once you've found your focal point, take a few deep breaths and allow yourself to relax. Remember, the exhalation should be longer than the inhalation, signaling to your body that it's time to unwind. As you continue to breathe deeply, keep your gaze fixed on your chosen focal point, allowing your awareness to expand while maintaining your focus.

Now, here's where the magic happens. While you're still focused on your focal point, start to notice the peripheral details – the things happening around you that you may have overlooked before. Take in the sights, sounds, and sensations, all while keeping your attention centered on your focal point.

As you immerse yourself in this experience, you may begin to notice a subtle shift in your state of being. Your nervous system starts to calm, your mind clears, and a sense of peace washes over you. This is the power of self-hypnosis – the ability to access a state of deep relaxation and heightened awareness with nothing more than your own mind.

Now, take advantage of this altered state by inserting positive affirmations, visualizations, or memories of joy and happiness. Use this time to send messages of love and healing to yourself and those around you. The possibilities are endless, and the only limit is your imagination.

And just like that, in a mere two minutes, you've transformed your state of being and tapped into a wellspring of inner peace and tranquility. So, the next time you find yourself feeling stressed or overwhelmed, remember this simple technique and give yourself the gift of self-care and self-love.

Until next time, my dear friends, remember to breathe, stay present, and always trust in the wisdom of your own heart. Hiy Hiy!

With love and light, Monique Wilson

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