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January 28th, 2020
Poetry, Music and Labyrinth Walk

St Lukes Anglican Church, 760 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, Canada

February 10 - May 4, 2020..
Unlock Pleasure – An On-line Program

Online with Zoom Meeting Platform

“As I step into the classroom with Madeline, I am aware of a spaciousness that few other facilitators offer, giving adequate time for self-reflection and digestion of the material.  The spaciousness is well-supported by experiential learning and practical teachings.  Madeline’s work—both within her own life and in facilitating others—speaks clearly through the profound space she holds for learning, and healing, to happen.”

Nikki Manzie, Program Director, – Yoga Therapy and Eastern Therapies Pacific Rim College Victoria B.C.

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Recent Posts

Jan 16, 2020

When the Road Gets Rough

Each week I eagerly look forward to finding The New Yorker magazine in the mailbox. I love the thoughtful articles on a wide range of subjects, intelligent humour and a smorgasbord of reviews on film, music, theatre productions and restaurant fare – not a fraction of which I will ever sample - but sill I like knowing what’s happening out there. And additionally, their usual slant supports my liberal leavings. This week I started into an article on: Is Suffering Useful? I anticipated reading something very intelligent and insightful about a topic we commonly wrestle with. But the article was disappointing as it went on to describe a person, who through some anomaly of nature, didn’t have the capacity to experience pain – physically or emotionally. The neuroscientists are having a hay day doing research with her, to help inform how this genetic mutation could lead to relief for the rest of us. Well I look forward to that, but no doubt there won’t be immediate relief. Read more >

Dec 11, 2019

Being Present is the Best Present You Can Give

celebration of Christmas, which used to hold spiritual meaning, is now supplanted by parties, shopping, cooking and present wrapping all culminating on one or two days blow out. In Christmas’s past, when my children were little, I was a full participant in the madness. Both my husband I worked and somehow, we sandwiched all the preparation for Christmas in between the usual cacophony of our daily lives. We celebrated Christmas on the eve before, a borrowed tradition from my German background. So, there we’d be, all dressed in our finest, the girls with Read more >

Nov 20, 2019

Noticing is Everything

In just this past module of the Unlock Pleasure Online Program we worked with the topic of “Pleasure as an In the Body Experience.” There are pleasures of the mind to be sure, but even so, that pleasure registers in the body, if we take the time to notice. And noticing is where it’s at! The Unlock Pleasure program supports people to open to and expand their experience of pleasure. Being aware of and connected to your body, and learning the practice of listening to the intelligence of the body, is essential to the process of pleasure. Read more >