A Registered Clinical Social Worker and Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, Maureen has been a Mental Health and Substance Use Counsellor since 2011. Initially drawn to social work in order to support folks in Hospice and Palliative Care, she is also a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) facilitator and meditation teacher.
Since 2005, Maureen has been a resident and co-manager of the Clear Sky Retreat Center. The year 2000 was when Maureen began studying meditation and mindfulness with awakening masters Qapel (Doug Duncan) and Sensei (Catherine Pawasarat). Maureen believes life is a delicately woven tapestry. Her life’s purpose is exploring consciousness and gaining wisdom into human nature in order to support people to grow into fully developed human beings.
During her time-out relaxation moments, Maureen enjoys gazing at the sky through leaves on tree branches, hiking, creating art and reading.
Dean is a psychotherapist, educator and meditation practitioner. He has a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology and over 34 years of clinical counselling experience in the mental health and substance use field. He provides individual counselling in-person and virtually through www.alivemindfully.ca. Dean has facilitated hundreds of therapy groups and leads meditation classes and retreats.
Dean is a resident at the Clear Sky Meditation Center, and studies meditation and mindfulness with awakening masters Qapel (Doug Duncan) and Sensei (Catherine Pawasarat). Dean actively lives the healing practices he teaches his clients.
For fun Dean enjoys music, film and literature, and exploring the natural wonders of the East Kootenay area.