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Education, Trainings and Continued Education

Formal Education

  • Social Development Studies Undergraduate – University of Waterloo

  • Bachelors of Social Work – University of Waterloo

  • Masters of Social Work – Wilfred Laurier University


Continued Education – Therapy and Social Work Workshops and Trainings

  • Trauma Informed Mindfulness and Pranayama Breath Work workshop (Infinite Oceans) 

  • Ganja Yoga Sexuality Course (Ganja Yoga) 

  • Trauma Informed Polyamory workshop (Clementine Morrigan)

  • Embodying Polyvagal Theory training: Body-Oriented Learning and Exploration for Psychotherapists and Helping Professionals training (OASW)

  • Bisexual Girls with Baggage workshop (Clementine Morrigan)

  • Disorganized Attachment is a Fucking Trip workshop (Clementine Morrigan)

  • Treating Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model training (OASW)

  • CBT and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) training (OASW)

  • Frank Conversations: Polyamory and Non-Monogamy (Karada House)

  • Playing with and Despite Guilt and Shame (Karada House)

  • Using Internal Family Systems (IFS) Interventions & Strategies with LGBTQ2IA+ Clients (Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc.)

  • Internal Family System Interventions and Strategies to Support LGTBQIA+ (Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc.)

  • Trauma and Kink (Karada House)

Continued Education - Yoga

  • Pranalife Yoga Teacher Training

  • Ganja Yoga Teacher Training

  • Trauma Informed Teacher Training

  • Barre Teacher Training


Trauma, Attachment & Mental Health:

  • The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays by Esmé Weijun Wang

  • An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison

  • It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle by Mark Wolynn

  • Love Without Emergency: I Want This but I Feel Like I'm Going to Die: Writings on Trauma, Attachment, and Polyamory by Clementine Morrigan

  • Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions by Johann Hari

  • Trauma Magic by Clementine Morrigan

  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk

  • The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative by Florence Williams

  • Principles and Techniques of Trauma-Centered Psychotherapy by David R. Johnson, Hadar Lubin

  • So-Called Normal: A Memoir of Family, Depression and Resilience by Mark Henick

  • Autism Partner Handbook: How to Love Someone on the Spectrum by Joe Biel, Faith G. Harper

  • Love Without Emergency 2: I Want This but I Feel Like I'm Going to Die by Clementine Morrigan

  • No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model by Richard C. Schwartz

  • Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting or Self-Involved Parents by Lindsay C. Gibson

  • Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention and How to Think Deeply Again by Johann Hari

  • I Hate You - Don't Leave Me: Third Edition: Understand the Borderline Personality by Kreisman and Jerold J.  

Polyvagal Theory:

  • Anchored: How to Befriend Your Nervous System Using Polyvagal Theory by Deb Dana

  • Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve: Self Help Exercises for Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and Autism by Stanley D. Rosenberg

  • The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation by Deb Dana, Stephen W. Porges

Sexuality & Queer & Kink:

  • Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski

  • Fucking Crazy: On Complex Trauma, Surviving Sexual Violence, and Living My Best Slut Life by Clementine Morrigan

  • Broken Toys: Submissives With Mental Illness and Neurological Dysfunction by Raven Kaldera, Del Tashlin

  • Shameless: A Sexual Reformation by Nadia Bolz-Weber

  • Greedy: Notes from a Bisexual Who Wants Too Much by Jen Winston

  • Fucking Girls by Clementine Morrigan

  • I'm Afraid of Men by Vivek Shraya

  • Love's Refraction: Jealousy and Compersion in Queer Women's Polyamorous Relationships by Jillian Deri

  • Arousal: The Secret Logic of Sexual Fantasies by Michael J. Bader

  • Hurts So Good: The Science and Culture of Pain on Purpose by Leigh Cowart

  • Rough Paradise by Alec Butler 

  • It Came From the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror by Joe Vallese et al. 


  • Polyamorous: Living and Loving More by Jenny Yuen

  • The Ethical Slut: A Guide to Infinite Sexual Possibilities by Dossie Easton, Catherine A. Liszt

  • More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory by Franklin Veaux, Eve Rickert

  • Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma and Consensual Nonmonogamy by Jessica Fern

  • Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel 


  • From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way by Jesse Thistle

  • Sober Queers Do Exist by Clementine Morrigan

Cults & Religion:

  • Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing by Lauren Hough

  • Don't Call It a Cult: The Shocking Story of Keith Raniere and the Women of NXIVM by Sarah Berman

  • Almost Feral by Gemma Hickey

  • Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell

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