Individualizing Nutrition to your Unique Body Type
Enhancing Energy, Mood, Metabolism and Immunity
Addressing Stress and Hormonal Balance
Supporting Optimal Gut Function, Detoxification and Elimination
About My Work
I am a Registered Herbalist (OHA) with 35 years of experience in the field of holistic health, including over 27 years working as a licensed naturopathic doctor. My healing practice is located on our family farm, where I grow and handcraft many of the herbs used in my work. A natural oasis, the land is rife and abundant with healing plants, trees and wildlife. I am grateful to the spirit of this land and its people, and the care of my family and extended community in helping to steward this land using regenerative and earth honouring principles for over 40 years. A lifelong dedication to my rural roots inspires my commitment to real food, sustainable food systems and the care and restoration of the land upon which our food and medicine grows. Food is Medicine. Care of the land upon which our food grows is central to the health and wellbeing of our planet, our communities and ourselves.
Experiencing a health crisis at the age of 18 brought me face to face with a deep trust and knowing that the body can heal. This conviction was like a rock, a stronghold. It was unshakeable. Those early experiences led me on a life long quest to learn and experience more deeply so that I could help others and offer them support on their own healing journey. My life has been devoted to this learning.
Paradigms in health continue to evolve. The omnipotence of conventional models continues to crumble. At the same time, the pressures of the modern world on our physiology are taking their toll. We are reaching a crisis point in the evolutionary mismatch between what our modern lives dictate and what our bodies and souls most deeply need. We are waking up to our responsibility as co-creators in our health and in our world.
In addition to nutrition and lifestyle approaches, I integrate herbal medicine and bioenergetic healing in my work. I guide and support people in their health and wellness goals, using approaches that nourish body and soul and cultivate authenticity and resilience. I seek to help people integrate physical, mental-emotional and spiritual well-being to find joy and fulfillment in their lives. If this is what you are looking for, please reach out to me to set up an introductory call so that you can decide if my work is a good fit for your needs.
"The body can heal.... at the core of my being, I knew this to be true."
Education, Training and Professional Development
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in 1991
Bastyr University, Seattle, Washington - 1991-1995 over 4000 hours of studies in natural health graduating with a Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Sciences as well as a degree as Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine with studies in Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Counselling and Health Psychology, Homeopathy, Physical Medicine, Massage, Hydrotherapy, Chinese Medicine, including over 1000 hours of clinical applications and experience.
Training in Craniosacral and Visceral Therapy - 85 hours - 1993-1995
Advanced Training in Classical Homeopathy -over 700 hours of advanced training in homeopathy including The New England School of Homeopathy with Paul Herscu, a yearlong program with Jayesh Shah, Jeremy Sherr's Dynamis School of Homeopathy and Lou Klein's Homeopathic Master Clinician training 1994-2000
Mindfulness Training including Jon Kabat Zinn, Shinzen Young, Eckhart Tolle 1999-2003
Auricular & Bioenergetic Medicine with Dr. Mikhael Adams ND - 144+ hrs – 1999-2002
Bioenergetic Medicine for the Individual Terrain and other courses in Terrain theory and Drainage with Dr. Gueniot, North America– 200+ hrs - 2002-2009
Immergence Training in Bioenergetic Medicine with Henri Dostes, France - 80+ hrs - 2005-2007 including Bioenergetic testing, building biology, geomagnetics, sacred geometry, emfs, phytotherapy, aromatherapy, gem stone therapy
Colour and Sound Therapy with Dr. Dominique Bourdin based on the work of Dr. Tomatis, France - 40 hrs - March 2007
Natural & Energetic Medicine Institute - Europe - Drs. Ledoux, Tondelier, DePoers, Colas, Gueniot - 300+ hrs – 2005-2008
Body Talk Levels 1 and 2 – 2009
Academy of International Bioenergetic Sciences Dr. Robert Cass - 2010-2013
Health Excel Metabolic Typing Nutrition Advisor Level One - 2011
Certified GAPS Practitioner Training Dr. Campbell McBride - 2012
Atman Academy Integrative Functional Medicine, UK - 21 hrs - 2014
Holosonic Sound Therapy Foundation Training with Geoffrey Montague-Smith - 2014
Functional Medicine Practioner Certification by the Kresser Institute - year long intensive program - 2016
Ongoing studies in Herbal Medicine - 1995-present
Ongoing studies in trauma informed approaches to healing, neural regulation, and embodiment - 2017-present
Jacinta Willems, Registered Herbalist
5252 Perth Line 29
RR2 Mitchell, Ontario, N0K 1N0
Tel: 1 (226) 799-4470
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