Life is a journey: we make choices every day on which path to take.
Sometimes it is helpful to have a road map to know which way to go, a sort of “master plan.” But to make decisions on which route to take, you need to see more clearly. You need a light to shine on the path; to help you see the direction towards purpose and meaning. I can be that light. I can help you find your light, dust it off, and return it to it’s original brilliance. We enjoy our respective journeys most when we can live our best lives, attain and maintain health, learn to be mindful, and be open to growing along the way.
, Hi! I’m Sue Crites, Spring Forest Qigong Instructor and Master Healer. I love what I do. I work with women to remove blockages to help them balance and heal; creating space for happiness, connection, and love. Hop over here to see what’s in my toolkit.
For over ten years I have practised in my private holistic health clinic. Three years ago I closed my physical office doors as I felt pulled to help more people, like many many more people. Writing a blog has helped with that. Publishing my work on The Huffington Post and Elephant Journal, and Medium has also helped. But I am guided to go further; to share my experience and knowledge in a way that’s new for me; by learning how to share my teachings and healing online. I invite you to join me on this journey. It’s a steep learning curve for me, but I am breaking down the barriers and developing online programs to support you (and me!).
I haven’t always been balanced and aligned.
I was sick a lot when I was a kid. There was lots of emotional turmoil then too. My dad left our family when I was young and my mum never seemed to recover. More stuff happened that is not important anymore. My story no longer defines me. My journey of healing began when I started my first career as an ecologist. I felt an overwhelming connection to something bigger when I was in the forest. It took me years to figure it out. After University, my husband (Mountain Man) and I left the city and moved to the forest. After I had my kids (now 17 and 15) I felt a pull to go in a different direction; I think it was my son who was ill who did most of the pulling; I also had (and still have) a close friend with cancer (not anymore!) who did some pushing. I devoured nutrition books, learned about alternative health and got my registered certificate in Holistic Nutrition. I found myself in the forest again, every day, but for a different reason…to heal, balance, and connect. I found meditation and qigong later in the game. It has changed my life. I will always be learning. I can’t wait to see what’s next. Read on below for more details. I’ll share my son’s health story soon…I’m working on it.
If you are looking to make some changes, I will support and guide you on your journey. Often, just a few small changes can make a large difference. Please have a peek at what is in my toolkit.
online , and The nitty gritty (for the keeners!)
Back in the 90′s, I earned a Master’s Degree in Science from the University of Alberta, Canada. After being a Research Scientist for a number of years, and birthing two kids, I desired more passion for my work. I discovered a passion for health! I earned a diploma in Holistic Nutrition from the Canadian School for Natural Nutrition. I also became a Member of the International Organization of Nutritional Consultants. After graduating at the top of my class in Holistic Nutrition, I continued to become certified in Biotherapeutic Drainage (detoxification, homoeopathy).
This gave me a way to work with clients without treating symptoms and making changes more permanent and deeper. Then I took the big leap in 2008 and became trained in Auricular Medicine (an energetic assessment technique). This gave me a way to energetically connect with and discover more about my clients and their individual requirements, along with providing deeper spiritual and emotional healing. Most recently, I have discovered how Spring Forest Qigong, an ancient meditation practice from China, can empower my clients to heal themselves. Through qigong, I can further remove energetic blockages and facilitate connection with spirit. I now have combined healing elements of Spring Forest Qigong with my other energetic competencies to really connect with what my clients need.
I am certified in Spring Forest Qigong Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 (the highest training available) and am one of three Certified Spring Forest Qigong Instructors in Canada. This rigorous training and certification allow me to teach others SFQ Levels 1, 2 and 3 and teach Qigong online and in my community. Check out my YouTube Channel!
What I do
I believe that we all deserve to feel good. We deserve to feel connected to ourselves, others, and the universe. But for whatever reason, we often get in our own way. We get caught up in pleasing others, making a living, dealing with a health issue, or many health issues, maintaining relationships, and wondering if we will ever live a fulfilling life. We intuitively know that there is more.
More for us to do, feel, be, and have.
As a trained holistic healer and nutritionist, I invite you to breathe, and I can help you get the gunk out of the way and experience your life differently: vibrantly, with love.
You are here on this planet, with this beautiful body, for a reason. But if you are distracted by health concerns or negative emotions, you cannot live out your true purpose; your reason for being here. Your light is dimmed by these distractions. Happiness and joy can seem out of reach.
I can help you to move beyond these distractions. I can help you to get clear and feel connected to something more: to love and joy.
Through self-care techniques, meditation, qigong movements, and good food, you will start to shine. Your light will get brighter and you will remember why you are here.
I can help you learn to nurture your physical self, your emotional self, and your deeper connection to spirit. I can help you shine! Because when you are shining your light, we can all see better!
Ready to get started?