Please see below a list of all the programs and workshops that I offer. (maximum of 10 participants). To view the current Program Schedule,click the following:
*STORM Policy There will always be a message left on the answering machine(855-2863) at least 2 hours prior to session if it is cancelled due to bad weather.
*REFRESHER Policy If you’re interested in re-taking a program or workshop, your refresher fee will be 50% off the original price. Excluding retreats.
**Quotes are available upon request. If you are desiring a program/workshop to be designed/delivered for your specific groups needs, that can be arranged.
"A Course in Miracles" Weekend Retreat - "A Course in Miracles" states in it's introduction that "the course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love, for that is beyond what can be taught. It does aim, however, at removing the blocks to the awareness of love's presence , which is our natural inheritance".Come step into your natural inheritance at the "A Course in Miracles" Weekend Retreat in Rothesay NB Oct 26 to 28 , 2018 . With a beautiful blend of workshop and reflection time, spend some time looking at removing some of those blocks and becoming aware of love's presence.
A Course in Weight Loss: 21 spiritual Lessons for Surrendering your Weight Forever - A 21 session program which is based on the book by Marianne Williamson. Do you struggle with your weight? Do you seem to turn to food for all your moods? Would you like to change your relationship with food to a healthier one? Join the journey to a happier, healthier you during this one hour weekly support session. Live the life that you were meant to enjoy and embrace. Registration required. Weekly payments accepted.
Free Information Session: Beyond Childhood Sexual Abuse -Join me and a past participant (from the Healing Journey program), for a free, informal information/conversation about-what childhood sexual abuse is and how it affects us as adult women.
TOGETHER, let’s find the courage to talk about this subject.
As many of you may know, I feel very strongly about this subject as I too have made the Journey beyond Childhood Sexual Abuse.
Some of you ask some very interesting questions about this subject, like: does about inappropriate touching count? ; What if it only happened once?; Is this why can’t I trust? Registration required as seats are limited.
A Woman's Healing Journey Beyond Childhood Sexual Abuse program (formerly known as A Healing Journey)- This 8 session program is for 8-10 female survivors of sexual abuse facilitated by Anne Pirie M.S.W., R.S.W. Debbie Melanson-Hebert n.d. Group members need to make a commitment to attend the group weekly. Call Debbie to set up an appointment for an assessment interview to see if you qualify. Registration required.
Assertiveness Training - is a 6 session program focusing on affirming your rights by learning to say “no” without feeling guilty. Understanding the differences between passive,aggressive and assertive behaviors. Registration required.
Change Your Thinking, Lose the Weight The focus of this 6 session program is on helping you to lay the foundation for positive change. Have weight issues affected your life? Do you feel shame and anger about your weight? Do you criticize yourself and judge yourself constantly about not losing weight? Learn how to apply the mental, emotional and behavioral skills for permanent change through this powerful, conscious approach to weight loss?Well, if you are tired of looking at the scales & want to try something different this might be exactly what you are looking for? Registration required.
Couples Corner is a 4 session program consists of 5 couples only. This 4 part program is for those couples that desire to learn tools to enhance their commitment to each other. Refresh what you already have and /or learn something new about you and /or partner. Breathe some freshness into your relationship. Registration required.
Dealing with My Emotions is a 6 session program designed to help you handle your emotions more effectively and to promote positive emotions in your daily life. Registration required.
Finding the "You" After Separation is a 6 session program for persons who have separated either recently or many years ago. The aim is to explore the separation process as well as help you cope with the many changes after a relationship is over. This program will also help you to set goals that will encourage your own self-discovery and personal growth for a happier and healthier “YOU”. Registration required.
Helping the Family Thrive After Separation -This 3 session program will help you become aware of how your actions may INADVERTENTLY harm your children, as well as provide you with the skills you may need to stay child-focused while minimizing poor choices amidst conflict and loss. ($20 book optional). Registration required.
Improving My Self Esteem -This 8 session program aims to assist you in recognizing your qualities and strengths while finding out who you really are. Learn lots of tools that will help you enhance your present strengths and learn to like yourself once again. Registration required.
Laughter Yoga Do you need more laughter in your life? Are you willing to let go & have fun? Laughter Yoga combines laughter exercises with Yogic breathing in a free flowing, safe environment resulting in a refreshing approach to health & happiness. Open to the public on a first come basis. Pay weekly at the door!
Letting Go with Grace is a 2 session program. Do you worry about the people in your life and what they are going through? Does their issue become your issue? Learn the difference between enabling and truly helping them. Recognize the role that guilt plays in unhealthy relationships and make peace with your healthy choices. Registration required. Weekly payments accepted.
Life Scripts is a 1 DAY program consists of 8 participants only. Deep within our subconscious mind lies the "reptilian brain", which is the first brain formed as a developing fetus. This brain contains all the survival mechanisms we learn up until the time we are about 5 years old: the "don'ts" and the "can'ts" that we learn as a child from the authority figures who were charged with our care. Though hidden, the reptilian brain is alive and well, but it only operates in a stress situation. This makes it extremely difficult to recognize the negative messages that are still being played on its intact tape. Since we only have the power to give away or destroy something we own, we remain victims to these negative messages until we can claim ownership of them. Registration required.
Love Yourself, HEAL YOUR LIFE ® - Saturday & Sunday June 6 & 7,2020 (9AM-6PM). (register by May 15th and save $50) MONCTON, NB (10 participants max.) This powerful 2 DAY WORKSHOP, developed by Louise L. Hay, will help you to love yourself and others more fully. Working with the four aspects of yourself: body, mind, spirit, and emotions, you will learn why you may be sabotaging yourself or recreating the same undesirable situations over and over in your life. Includes one free life coaching session. Registration required.
Loving Yourself from the Inside Out - This 8 session program consists of 6 -8 motivated women who want to learn how to truly love themselves by embracing their inner child. You will journey towards emotional, physical and spiritual wellness. Through both class time and homework assignments you will practice tools for self-love and learn to discover your true self. The atmosphere will be supportive, comfortable, healthy and fun, with enjoyment for everyone. Registration required. Weekly payments accepted.
Making Ends Meet -This 3 session program is focused on the basic foundations of budgeting. You will learn tips and skills on how to make ends meet on a limited budget. Learn to become a better money manager. Registration required.
Me & My Mirror - Thursday Nov 28/19 - 6:30-8:30PM -is a 4 session program. This program helps 6-8 participants learn to love themselves unconditionally by using the mirrors. Remember that mirrors can reflect back to us our feelings about ourselves. They show us clearly the areas to be changed if we want to have a joyous, fulfilling life. Your relationship with yourself affects everything in your life. Come see what the mirror has to tell you about yourself. Registration required. Weekly payments accepted.
Using the S.T.E.P. (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) Model
Parenting Young Children - includes S.T.E.P. book
A 8 session program for parents with children ages 0-5. In these sessions you will learn to deal with issues at the various stages of development and to better enjoy your child. We will discuss such things as Raising your child's self - esteem, Goals of misbehavior, Cooperation, Encouragement vs.praise, and other preschoolers issues such as temper tantrums, sharing, routines, & so much more. Registration required.
Parenting School-Aged Children - includes S.T.E.P. manual - A 8 session program focusing on the practical, down-to-earth approach in parenting your 6-12 year old. Helping you to better understand your child. There will be many subjects covered including the following: Goals of misbehavior; Raising your child’s self-esteem; Respecting self & others; Learning communication skills; Encouraging independence; Conducting a family meeting; Managing difficult issues: i.e. homework; chores; friends & peers and more.Registration required.
Parenting Teens includes S.T.E.P. book
This 8 session program is for parents of teenagers. A practical down to earth philosophy that will help you understand what motivates your teens as well as provide guidance through the adolescent years. Along with other parents, you will learn such things as: Raising your teens’ self-esteem; Fostering cooperation; Learning communication skills; Teaching responsibilities and problem solving; Encouraging independence and acceptance of the consequences of poor choices; Expressing your needs and feelings as a parent of a teenager; and Teen issues: i.e. curfews; school; dating; smoking and more.Registration required.
Practical Parenting - This 4 part program is filled with tips, tools, resources and support for parents with children of any age. Recognize your STRENGTHS as a parent, discover the changes you'd like to make, learn to set healthy boundaries while guiding your child to become their best self with the skills needed to succeed in life. Registration required.
The Grief Recovery Method ® program – Group format- Wednesday Sept 11/19 - 9:30-11:30AM -This 8 session program is an educational, action-oriented program designed to
help you complete your relationship with the pain caused by a significant loss
such as: Death; Divorce or end of a relationship; Loss of a career; Loss of trust; Loss of faith; Loss of safety; or Loss of health.People say you have to let go and move on in your life, but they don’t tell you what you need to do to accomplish that. The Grief Recovery Method® Program not only makes that possible, but provides partnerships and guidance to ensure that it happens. Registration required. (Handbook included)
The Messages of Anger - Wednesday Dec 4/19 - 9:30-11:30AM A 3 session program designed to help you recognize and understand your anger as one of your many emotions. Did you know that your anger is trying to tell you something? Would you like to learn how your anger builds up and what you can do about it as it builds, to develop healthy expressions of anger? Come learn about these different stages of your anger. Learn how to develop healthier expressions of anger and increase clear thinking around your behaviors. Registration required.
Turning Inward - is a 4 session program. This program combines journaling and meditation for self-reflection. There is a great power that resides deep within you. This power, a wise inner mentor, is the voice of your soul. When you learn to access and use its wisdom you make the highest choices for your life. Registration required. Weekly payments accepted.
"You can Heal Your Life" ® BOOK STUDY - Is a 10 session program based on the book "You Can Heal Your Life" by bestselling author Louise L. Hay. The goal of this group is to create positive transformations in your life as you gradually merge the new practices and philosophy of affirmations, journaling and self love into your daily living. There is ample time for group discussion with regular support and encouragement. Come and enjoy this very healing experience. Includes one free life coaching session. Registration is required. (Bring a friend and save $50 each) Weekly payments accepted.
~ EVERY TUESDAY ~
12:15PM - 12:45PM Meditation (Starts at 12:15 SHARP on a first come basis at The Moncton Public Library): Is it time to stop and recharge yourself? Join me for some meditation, relaxation & visualization at the Moncton Public Library This 30 minute treat will help you change your focus and restore your energy to both mind and body. A mat is recommended, but not necessary. Library will validate parking. Open to the Public!
No registration required, no fees.
~ EVERY 1st and 3rd TUESDAY ~
6:30PM - 8PM "A Course in Miracles" Support/Study Group: This 1st and 3rd Tuesday night sessions is a remarkable, complete, self-study spiritual thought system that can help you to live on a spiritual plane and experience a different world outside your daily life. Bring your book if you have one.
No registration, no fees.
~ 2nd TUESDAY of every month ~
6:30PM - 8:30PM Education Night: In this journey within group you will learn about yourself and keep growing to be your best self, this open/ongoing group might be for you. This monthly gathering will cover a variety of topics through video, audio and group discussions. There will be something at every meeting for a journey within. Come and nurture your hungry mind and soul. Remember to bring a book and pen for taking down your notes and great quotes.
No registration, no fees.
~ EVERY THURSDAY~
9-9:45AM (May to October) Walk and Talk: – Do you want some fresh air, exercise and beautiful scenery, then feel free to join me and like minded people for a walk around Jones Lake at 9am sharp.
This is for adults only - NO children or pets please.
No registration, no fees.
10AM-11:30AM "A Course in Miracles" Support/Study Group: This weekly session is a remarkable, complete, self-study spiritual thought system that can help you to live on a spiritual plane and experience a different world outside your daily life. Bring your book if you have one.
No registration, no fees.
Attracting Peace & Harmony Workshop-Tuesday Nov 26/19 - 6:30-8:30PM -Come learn some tools to simplify your life by deepening your sense of peace & harmony. Registration required.
Communicating Effectively Workshop -Understand how to speak to ourselves and others in a loving and respectful manner to bring about healthier relationships . Registration required.
Dealing with Difficult People Workshop -Learn to deal with your guilt when you say what you mean to those challenging people. Registration required.
Growing Up Workshop- Changing habits takes time and can stir up many emotions. Learn to explore your emotional self to become a better you. Registration required.
Happiness 101 Workshop - Will you be happy when things get better; when you get the right job; or when you find the right partner? Why wait, learn to be happy right where you are. Registration required.
Healthy Relationships Workshop - Are ALL your relationships healthy? Have you tried to change another person? Did it work? Come learn what a healthy relationship is and understand yourself better. Registration required.
Learning to say NO Workshop - Are you a people pleaser? Do you find yourself saying "yes" when you really want to say "no"? Learn to be true to yourself. Registration required.
Let Go & Surrender Workshop – Learn how to let go and surrender the things that you have been hanging on to that no longer supports your highest good? Live in the present and not your past. Registration required.
Looking Inside for Direction Workshop - Step into trust and faith. Embrace your spiritual self and learn to be present in your day to day life. Registration required.
Me & My Values Workshop- Have you ever given any thoughts to your values and how they guide you in your life?Are your values genuinely your own or did you inherit them? Let’s take a look! Registration required.
Money & Consciousness Workshop -Learn to be empowered in your relationship with money and other forms of prosperity by learning to recognize your limiting beliefs while practicing new ways of thinking. Registration required.
Open to Receive Workshop – What goodness in your life have you not been allowing yourself to receive? Does your limited thinking hold your back? Registration required.
Parenting with Passion Workshop - Have you ever wondered what your role is as a parent? Would you like to learn a few tools to build your confidence? Be with other parents who want what is best for their children. Registration required.
Relationship Magic Workshop -Relationships provide us with some of the greatest joy in our lives and some of the greatest challenges. Are there some relationships in your life that are difficult? Would you like to learn how to improve them? Attend and discover; The 5 principles for improving relationships, How childhood experiences impact relationships, The keys to happiness in relationships & Powerful affirmations for a loving relationship. Registration required.
Stress Releasing Workshop - Learn how you can make stress work for you, so you can get on with having more joy in your life. Registration required.
Taming MY Inner Critic Workshop -Understand how your thoughts keep you from living the life you deserve. Registration required.
The 5 Love Languages Workshop - “Love is universally expressed and interpreted in 5 love languages and they apply to all the relationships in your life”, according to Dr. Gary Chapman, author and renowned marriage counselor. Most people lean heavily on one or two and are usually drawn to people who "speak" a different love language than themselves. Come learn what the 5 love languages are and which ones you primarily lean on in all your relationships. Registration required.
The Art of Compassion Workshop- As human beings we need compassion, we are wired for it and it is perhaps one of the few true practices guaranteed to make us happier. Compassion is a learnt behavior. Come learn more. Registration required.
The Art of Forgiveness Workshop - Learn how necessary it is to forgive yourself and others.Forgiveness is a process that we can do daily so that we are free from any negative energy or pent up resentment that stands in our way of peace. Registration required.
The Law of Attraction Workshop -Learn how to open up your thinking to attract what you want from life. Registration required
The Many Faces of Guilt Workshop -Learn how to handle guilt more effectively that you have towards yourself & others. Registration required.
The Totality of Possibilities Workshop - Has your limited beliefs about yourself and your life stopped you from being the person you wish to be? Come learn tools to open up a world of possibilities for yourself and your life. Registration required.
Think better, Live better - Research has shown that we have between 45,000 and 51,000 thoughts a day and for most people 80% of those thoughts arenegative. People who continually have negative thoughts, attitudes and words will produce negative results in life.Likewise, those who have positive, thoughts, attitudes and words will see positive and good results.
Many studies over the past decade have found that people who consciously count their blessings tend to be happier and less depressed. Adopting an attitude of gratitude can have benefits such as: optimism; mental clarity; cope with stress better; enjoy life with greater satisfaction; and much more.
Come learn how to change your negative thoughts into positive ones (by creating affirmations) and create a gratitude practice for yourself. Registration required.
Vision Boarding Workshop - The idea behind vision boarding is that when you surround yourself with images of who you want to become and what you want to have, your life changes to match those images and those desires. Come give it a try. Registration required.
What is Holding Me Back? Workshop - Learn how you can acknowledge your fears and free yourself from the things you think that scare you. Registration required.
What is My Next Move? Workshop- Taking action for a positive future by making a commitment to change. Registration required.
Who am I ? Workshop-Tuesday Oct 22/19 - 6:30-8:30PM - Take a good look at your life, the good, the bad and the ugly and learn to be gentle with yourself wherever you are at this time in your life. Registration required.
Your Mind is Amazing Workshop- This body-mind workshop incorporates Louise L. Hay's "Heal your Body" book . Making the use of affirmations more practical. A Heal your Life® Workshop. Registration required.
By appointment only
... with Debbie is a one-to-one, interactive, non -judgmental process in making positive life changes using the masterful philosophy and time-tested strategies of Louise Hay’s book, You Can Heal Your Life ® , to enhance YOUR thinking and therefore improve YOUR life!
With personalized guidance and support YOU can: clarify and shift values; identify YOUR goals; apply YOUR strengths; improve EVERY area of YOUR life and well-being; accept and love YOURSELF more; and release what no longer serves YOU. With the help of someone who cares (and has walked the walk) YOU will apply what you discover while being supported and held accountable each step of the way to finding YOUR own answers, YOUR own strategy, YOUR own action plan- leaving YOU confused to the point of insight (a-ha moments) resulting in a new perspective towards fulfilling YOUR dreams. Louise L. Hay says, "The point of power is always in the present moment." Allow ME to assist YOU now, towards YOUR beautiful future. These, 1 hour, Life Coaching sessions are covered by many medical plans under Naturopathic Services. Check with your provider today. Life Coaching sessions can be offered on-site or via SKYPE. NOTE: Typically with coaching, a series of sessions is most beneficial to create lasting change – it requires a long term commitment but provides the benefit of going to deeper levels with lasting positive change. Available tor individuals and couples.
Single sessions, 5 sessions and 10 sessions packages are available. Click here to download the individuals Life Coaching questionnaire.
By appointment only
THE GRIEF RECOVERY METHOD ® One-on-One format
These 7 (1 hour) sessions are both educational and action-oriented designed to help you complete your relationship with the pain caused by a significant loss of any kind. Complete the intake form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment today.(Handbook Included) Click here to down load the Grief Recovery Intake form.2019.pdf
By appointment only
REIKI / FOOT REFLEXOLOGY Energy Treatments
Reiki is described as a holistic therapy which brings about healing on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. The belief is that the energy will flow through the practitioner's hands whenever the hands are placed on, or held near a potential recipient. Some teachings stress the importance of the practitioner's intention or presence in this process, while others claim that the energy is drawn by the recipient to enhance the natural healing processes. Reiki is guided by the Higher Power and works for the highest good of the practitioner and recipient.
Further to this notion, the belief is that the energy is "intelligent", meaning that the Reiki knows where to heal, even if a practitioner's hands are not present in the specific area. Reiki does not conflict with other health-care, but enhances its results. The origin of Reiki can be traced back to ancient Tibet, thousands of years ago. It's popularity has greatly increased in our area in the past 15 years. "I feel blessed and filled with gratitude as I offer each Reiki treatment. Reiki is a bridge that connects us, often in silence- going far beyond words."
Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet, hands and ears and is generally relaxing and may be an effective way to alleviate stress. The theory behind reflexology is that these areas correspond to organs and systems of the body. Using foot charts as a guide, light pressure is applied to specific areas affecting the organs and benefits the person's health. Several studies funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health indicate that reflexology may reduce pain and psychological symptoms, such as anxiety and depression, and enhance relaxation and sleep. Studies also show that reflexology may have benefits in palliative care of people with cancer. As well, reflexologists claim that reflexology also can treat a wide variety of medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes and cancer.
All individual sessions (45 min - 1 hour), are covered by many medical plans under Naturopathic Services. Check with your provider today.
OTHER HELPFUL Services
I am the contact person for St James Court Housing project. Below is some info on the SJC Housing project and a link for the application form, which is to be completed and resent to me. The building is located on Burlington Ave right near Vaughan Harvey Blvd. There are 13 units available in the building, 3 – 3 bedrooms, 2 – 2 bedrooms and 1 handicapped unit that include all appliances (washer, dryer, fridge and stove). It is for single parents, male or female, with dependant children under 16 who have goals established, working, going to higher education etc. St James Court Housing can accommodate up to 3 children w/2 of the same gender sharing a room up to 6 years of age. Parents must leave when the children are 18. The cost for housing is roughly 30% of the parents’ income. Tenants must be in good standing with NB Power and they must pay for electricity. There is a heat subsidy available. There is a damage deposit of $400 due to Service NB before receiving the keys to the apartment. There is a long waiting list and so it can take time to get in. I cannot estimate how long because my role is to answer questions, take in the applications and forward them to St. James Court Inc. Board. Once this is done St. James Court Inc will send a letter to confirm that the application is on file. Applications stay on file indefinably. Be aware that applying to St James is not a short term solution to a housing problem but a step towards a long term plan. Some final details to consider are that there are no pets and no overnight partners, either male or female are allowed and that all units are non-smoking. Please do not hesitate to call me (855-2863) or email me email@example.com if you have further questions.
To view the English or French St James Court Housing Application forms, click the following -
Doing your own Divorce I offer help with “Doing your Own Divorce”
If you need some assistance in completing your paperwork for Doing Your Own Divorce? Well, I can help! Whether you have your paperwork started and are stuck or you’re just beginning, I can help you with this process.
I have been helping people in the Greater Moncton Area with their paperwork since 1995.
The DIY Divorce is intended for married couples who have been separated for at least a year and have settled all of their issues regarding custody, access, child support, spousal support as well as the division of marital property and debts by a legal agreement.
NOTE: People who have not settled all of these issues by agreement or who have legal questions regarding their divorce should contact a lawyer to discuss their individual concerns.
If you are just starting, check this out, YOU CAN DO IT!! DIVORCE PACKAGE is only $30.00.
My “You Can Do It !! Divorce” package is a compilation of various resources in providing the purchaser with the supplies needed to get their divorce: i.e. “Doing Your Own Divorce” Guidebook from PLEIS (Public Legal Education and Information Services of New Brunswick); Court of Queen’s Bench documents and those on disk created by myself in accordance to the guidebook. As well as the necessary office supplies needed.
Disclaimer: PLEIS has not endorsed the entire contents of the kit as the items are not the sole property of PLEIS.
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*Locations and dates are subject to change due to demand.
*Special group presentations available upon request.