A TRANSPERSONAL APPROACH
Do you want to move forward in life through some kind of issue? Do you want to transform yourself into someone greater? If so, maybe we should connect. I would be your companion in a collaborative venture of self-discovery who will not diagnose and label you with a disorder. We would go beyond conventional forms of counselling to nurture your development towards wholeness as a fully integrated person.
GET SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE FOR MATTERS INCLUDING:
major life transition
an important decision
spirituality and religion
dark night of the soul
LOOK INSIDE AND AWAKE
Bring to light what's within so it doesn't work against you in the dark. Then see who you truly are. This may require working in your emotional realm to clear repressed feelings that have been keeping you small. Grief? Anger? Resentment? Maybe humility in coming to new truth, as you look deep into and integrate your shadow. As the great mystic and founder of analytical psychology, Carl Jung said, “No tree can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell”. That means healing could entail experiencing deeply buried emotions in order for you to release judgments and embrace reality. There you can find inner peace.
BECOME WHOLE AND BE...
flexible and resilient
open and non-defensive
accepting of people as they are
able to forgive yourself and others
free of conditioned thought and behavior
aware of your values and live according to them
hopeful and optimistic, even when things are difficult
present, centered, and engaged in the dilemmas of life
THE EXAMINED LIFE WORTH LIVING
I take your spiritual beliefs seriously and welcome their discussion because it may be essential to your well-being. That could mean exploring your most fundamental notions and how they are directing you in life. Knowing precisely what you believe and why gives you faith in the choices you make and conviction in your actions, so the ground you stand on is unshakable. Belief systems that are unconscious, nebulous, or cannot stand scrutiny; obscure your perception, waste your power, and lead you down the wrong path. I invite clients of all belief systems to come to their own understandings and what it means for them in their lives.
"Shane clearly has a wealth of knowledge about consciousness that gave me insight into my personal evolution"
My name is Shane Stebanuk and I am a registered professional counsellor with the Canadian Professional Counsellor's Association. An unconventional education in the fields of psychology, religion, and consciousness studies has provided for my unique approach to counselling. In contrast to the dismal view of scientific materialism, I believe the universe is interconnected, living, and intelligent; and that everyone has purpose that goes beyond their physical existence. Therefore, I utilize spiritual and philosophical elements in my practice, as well as psychological, to nurture consciousness toward healing and evolution. This includes techniques drawn from psychoanalytic, Jungian, existential, developmental, and holistic psychology integrated into a modus operandi.
Registered Professional Counsellor
Master of Arts in Consciousness Studies
The Graduate Institude - Bethany, Connecticut
Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies
Laurentian University - Sudbury, Ontario
Diploma of Applied Psychology and Counselling
Kelowna College of Professional Counselling
Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Center for Mindfulness Studies - Toronto, ON
Introductory Existential Analysis (5-day)
Existential Analysis Canada - Vancouver, BC