Matthew Ramsay, M.Sc., RTC (he/him)
Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC) with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (ACCT); Certified NVC Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication; and Systemic Constellations Facilitator
Let’s discuss which programs or services would best support you.
You can schedule your complimentary 20-minute consultation below or send me a message to inquire about any of the services, workshops or groups. There are also answers to some frequently asked questions at the bottom of this page.
To schedule a session in-person on Bowen Island, use the form below to contact me and indicate a few dates and times that you are available between 9 00 – 5:00, Monday- Friday.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens at a systemic constellation workshop, what can I expect?
The client or facilitator chooses representatives that relate to the question or concern (typically guided by the facilitator). Representatives are invited to report their experience and experiment with certain movements or arrangements. The facilitator and client may illuminate additional pertinent history or context that comes to light.
The representatives either spontaneously find a position of comfort, ease and strength, or the facilitator may guide them to experiment with a particular physical arrangement. Sometimes, healing phrases are suggested or spoken. The client receives a new interior picture of the current question or concern and integrates this new picture.
What do you mean by ‘contemplative practices’?
Examples include, but are not limited to the following: silence, stillness, mindfulness meditation, prayer, centering prayer, metta (loving-kindness) meditation, journaling, walking meditation, the Way of Council, Tai chi, Qigong, Yoga, creating an altar, reading scripture or poetry, forgiveness practice, gratitude practice, and making offerings, bowing, chanting, fasting and/or solitude in nature.
What does the calligraphy on your logo mean?
Later, the Dharma name I received in lay ordination is “Ku Shi An Shin”, which uses the character that also sounds like “Shin” for ‘body’ instead of ‘mind’, and is translated as, ‘Body of Peace,’ which I regard as a poetic acknowledgement of both my Buddhist practice-vows and the Christian roots of my family