Training & Certification

Una West
  • Holistic Energy Practitioner since 1996
  • Workshop Facilitator since 2000
    Experienced Holistic Energy Practitioner in the following alternative healing modalities:
  • Certified Mari Facilitator (Mandala Assessment Research Instrument)
  • Traditional Usui Reiki (all levels)
  • Axiatonal Alignment (certified as the Trainer for Ontario Canada)
  • Hot Stone Massage (certified instructor for the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, Toronto)
  • Transformative Mindfulness
  • 5 Tibetan Yoga
  • Black Pearl Technique
  • Zone Therapy (by Joseph Corvo’s)
  • Angel Card Readings
  • 16 Guidelines
    Certification Courses:
  • Traditional Usui Reiki 1 December 15th 1996
  • Traditional Usui Reiki 11 April 19 1997
  • Traditional Usui Reiki Master October 2001
  • Intuition & Spiritual Channelling 1998
  • With Lori Wilson Guelph. B.A., M.S.W. founder of Inner Access 101
  • Advanced Spiritual Channelling 1998
  • With Lori Wilson Guelph. B.A., M.S.W. founder of Inner Access 101
  • Metamorphic Technique 1999
  • Hoʻoponopono (ho-o-pono-pono) (an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness) Training with Dr. Ihaleaka Hew Len, Montreal 2000
  • Axiatonal Alignment Training March 26 2000 with Walter Soaring Eagle (USA)
  • Axiatonal Advanced Facilitation Training June 4th – June 5th 2000 (certified as the Facilitator for Ontario Canada) with Walter Soaring Eagle (USA)
  • Therapeutic Touch Level 1 February 12th 2000 Laura Pokoradi
  • Spiritual Healing 1 Cliff Rhodes instructor (Temple of the Guiding Star – Christian Spiritualists)
  • Emotional Release Therapy September 23rd 2001 with Dr. Walter Weston (U.S.A)
  • C.CC.C.M.B.A Complete Cellular Mind Body Alignment with Dr. Sharon Foster
  • Hot Stone Massage January 24th – 25th 2002 (certified instructor for the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, Toronto)
  • Develop your Intuition with Dowsing Level 1 with Susan Collins October 4th 2003
  • Transformative Mindfulness Facilitation Three month Training Course 2nd April to llth June 2005 with Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw
  • 5 Tibetan Yoga Advanced Facilitation Training March 4 and 5th 2005 with Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw
  • 16 Guidelines workshop with Deky-Lee Oldershaw October 2007
  • Animal Communication Level 1 Course with Beverley Maclean (British Columbia) - October l4th 2012
  • Black Pearl Technique Lori Goldblatt - October 28th 2012
  • Certified Mari (Mandala Assessment Research Instrument) May 7th 2015 with Sherry Lynn
Specialized Training:
Palliative Care and Advanced Palliative Care courses with The Hamilton-Wentworth Victorian Order of Nurses commencing : starting April 22nd 1998
Safe Talk and Assist Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training with Halton Suicide Prevention Coalition October 20 -21st 2010

Personal workshops for own inner healing:
Zen, Gestalt, and Personal Development Nine month Programme
April 27th 2006 to February 2007 with Sister Thich nu Tinh Quang
Gestalt Institute in Toronto Three month weekly workshop on Personal Development
February 2007 – May 2007

The Church of Truth: 20 years to present time: personal studying, attendance/workshops with a metaphysical church dedicated to the healing of our physical, mental and spiritual bodies and life circumstances, that would culminate in the realization of our Oneness with all life, the fullest awakening of the Christ within.
The No-Y-ian Centre, Oakville. Medical Hypnosis and Psychotherapy Clinic – Dennis K. Chong & Jennifer K. Chong, leading authorities in the art of communication, Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Neuro-Semantic Programming and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Profound personal healing 25 years ago while attending Six Neuro-Linguistic Programming workshops and Hypnosis, and two years of personal one on one treatments with Dennis and Jennifer.

Imago therapy relationship and couples workshops (Harville Hendrix work):
Over a period of two years attended (with husband) three intensive weekends (Friday Saturday Sunday) in Barrie Ontario with Imago/Sacred Drama Facilitators: George and Irene McDermott)

Attended many Energy Healing workshops with Raymon Grace (a native of the Appalachina Mountains of Virginia. Raymon has been studying forms of healing since 1973)
Angels and Guides Communication Workshop with Faye Kydd July 13th 2004
My Communication/Perception as gauged by Faye:
Intuition 93% Prophecy 92% Feeling 89% Vision 86%

Ongoing Weekly Dream Group: with Sherry Lynn 2013-to date


Past Events and Workshops:
Soul Dancing Monthly Day Workshops in Hamilton for a period of l5years: with myself and choreographer Victoria Slager (creator of these movement workshops). We also presented these workshops for 5 years for the Elementary Teachers Federation, at The Royal York Hotel in Toronto and 6 consecutive years for the Herb Carnegie Future Aces Week, near Collingwood.

Over the years I have participated regularly offering treatments at many healing festivals, in Oshawa, Paris Ontario, Stoney Creek, Hamilton, and Belleville. I have held workshops at The Omega Centre, and The Eternal Moment Bookstore (Toronto) both sadly have closed their doors.
For two years I ran monthly Pamper Events at Fitness Clubs, and chiropractors Office. I organized and ran two day long Pamper Events for the YWCA, in Hamilton to bring the awareness of energy work, and other healing modalities; also to help give exposure to students I had trained.
Ladies group: 2 years of weekly gatherings offering meditation, energy exercises and general discussion.


Past Volunteering:
Circle of Friends Hospice Centre, Hamilton (for terminally ill patients) Una volunteered 8 years using her skills as a Energy Practitioner.

Executive Director of Compassion and Peace Association of Canada (CAPAOC)
www.capaoc.org (2008 – 2014)

Site Administrator of Worldwide Online Community for youth
www.compassionandpeace.org (2008 – 2014)

Una Editor of Published book “Alone together – Out of the Shadows,” (219 pages) containing poetry, stories, photographs, artwork and self help articles, contributed by members from the online community site CompassionandPeace.org A fascinating look into the thoughts and feelings of young people today, being published in this book has helped many of the contributors in their personal lives. CAPAOC.org as Executive Director 2008-2014: Placed two Memory Trees, Commerative stones, benches, and flower gardens in Dundas Driving Park, Dundas,and Elgin Park, Uxbridge in loving memory of all those who have died by suicide. https://www.facebook.com/afternoonofremembrance worked also with many agencies bringing awareness to Mental Health and Suicide. Two years Committee Members for Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton, making Hamilton Suidice – Safer community Live4Life Concert for a Cause January 2011September 10th 2011 Halton Suicide Prevention Coalition along with volunteer Directors from Compassion And Peace Association of Canada (CAPAOC) and Canadian Mental Health Association-Halton Region Branch collaborated to put on Live4Life: Concert for a Cause which aimed to raise suicide awareness. Una worked on this project as a Committee Member and Director of (CAPAOC.org)