Hello I'm Leigh Craig and invite you to collaborate with me on the next steps of your journey. Using powerful holistic tools and a personalize trauma-informed approach to best support you on the journey, you want to create. With the utmost gratitude, I'm honoured to assist you in cultivating your aspirations and creating lasting transformation.
My approach is to assist with:
health – Our physical well-being,
heart – Our emotional/spiritual well-being
home – Our environmental well-being.
Whether you are feeling stuck, want to level up or not getting the support you need. If you are suffering from pain, stress, burnout, overwhelm, exhaustion, disconnection, grief, depression, or trauma and not finding help in traditional systems. Wanting more energy and vitality? Would like rapid transformation and permanent healing?
TRAININGS & BACKGROUND
With complete transparency, I’m a multi-faceted, ever-evolving, imperfect human. A passionate seeker of knowledge, and holistic healer and coach working with earth, mind and energy medicine. A creator, herbalist, explorer, entrepreneur, hypnotherapist, mother, artist, writer and much more, like we all are! My career began in arts and design. Running community arts and therapy programs while doing graphic design in publishing. Evolving into art directing in film and TV. Moving into my path to serve and I continue to upgrade my skills and strive to learn, develop and follow my passions. Below this, I share more about my story, as I believe in authenticity, honesty and vulnerability. Our stories shape us, drive us and inspire us they do not need to become us.
Certified C.Hyp. Hypnotherapist & Rapid Transformational Therapy Practitioner – Marisa Peer – 2021
Business Coaching Certification – Evercoach, Mindvalley – 2022
Bioenergetics Healthcare Practitioner & Health Coach -NES Health – 2022
YTT 200hr Yoga Teacher – House of Om – Focus on Meditation, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Kriya, Kiritan – 2020
Diploma of Applied Arts and Design – Vancouver Island University – 2004
Certifications in Progress
Clinical Herbalist – Wild Rose College of Herbal Medicine
BSc in Human Sciences – Athabasca University
Courses & Workshops (CEU)
Constantly upgrading my skills and striving to be my best version. Attending classes and seminars monthly and reading books, texts, studies, journals and papers weekly.
Wisdom of Trauma Course - Gabor Mate -2022 Polyvagal Theory Course - Dr. Stephen Porges - 2022 Global Social Witnessing - Trauma Integration & Resilience - Thomas Hubl, Pocket Project - 2022 Unified Science Course - Resonance Science Foundation - Nassim Haramein -2022 Energy Medicine Workshops - Donna Eden & David Feinstein - Esalen - 2017
Most Influential Books
Braiding Sweetgrass - Robin Wall Kimmerer • The Biology of Belief - Bruce H. Lipton PhD • The Body Keeps Score - Dr. Bessel A. Van Der Kolk • Healing and Recovery - Dr. David Hawkins PhD • A New Earth - Eckhart Tolle • Mindsight - Daniel J Siegel • The Secret Life of Plants - Peter Tompkins, Christopher • Healing Collective Trauma - Thomas Hubl, Julie Jordan Avritt, William Ury • The Magic of Believing - Claude M. Bristol • Energy Anatomy - Caroline Myss PhD
MY STORY TO HEALTH & WHOLENESS (In short)
I share this to empower & not let our Biography become our Biology. We are not our story, we make it!
Please read at your discretion this contains triggering content.
My passion and mission are to be a part of transforming and normalizing, mental health and wellness as a top priority. To serve and see as many people live their best possible life. I have trained in and tried an abundance of alternative healing modalities on my journey and will forever continue to explore and share these tools. I believe we are all born perfect with gifts and a phenomenal guiding compass.
Born into humbling beginnings, an empathic child of a soon-to-be single mother. When I was two months old my mother fled our home after my father held a gun to her head. She faced many mental health and addiction issues. Most of my childhood I spent trying to blend in and disappear quietly drawing, reading and spending as much time as possible in nature. Plants were my friends and teachers and I felt at home and safe there. Shortly after I turned thirteen my mother had a major car accident which left me homeless and put me into full survival mode if I wasn’t already. Thankfully some greater power was looking out for me and I met some amazing people along the way and some not-so-amazing people. The patterns tend to follow you when you are stuck in a cycle and don’t have the awareness, education, tools or support.
My life completely changed overnight at eighteen when I became a mother. This was a precipice, I was still in flight fright mode but a profound shift happened. All I wanted was to do better for my child, stop the cycle of generational abuse, heal, and understand. As many of us do, I faced a lot of challenges on this journey and was unable to protect my child from the generational abuse of a predatorial father and witnessing the mental health and addiction issues of our family. Coupled with bullying in a school system the principal asked me to remove my child, rather than deal with the large group of more privileged children with parents on the boards. As a young woman navigating broken families and broken systems, I did the best I could with the little I had. Though we can not always protect our children we can listen, make sure their voices are heard and show them values, consent and to have authority over themselves. That our spirits cannot be broken, it is possible to forgive, heal and do better.
When my child turned thirteen another turning point came. I found the courage to separate us and started to look for more tools and awareness. Many years passed, all still in survival mode looking back. I worked as hard as I could to build a career and support my child. To be able to provide that better life, those opportunities I never had. No time to question; Who was I? What was I doing with my life? What made me happy? Why was I so exhausted and empty?
We all have different rock bottoms/turning points. The big one that woke me up came at 32. It had not mattered what boxes I ticked or how much I achieved by society’s traditional standards. I felt broken, stressed and empty. Full circle back to feeling powerless, disconnected, hopeless, lost, anxious, and depressed. I had developed the onset of an autoimmune disease and never asked myself what made me happy in life. Traditional resources told me it was in my head and to medicate with no end plan. Even though I advocated that I did not want to be on drugs, asking for alternatives. It seemed like I was in this alone, navigating a system that just wanted to dismiss me because I was functioning. Thankfully I had a good health plan at this point and was reminded of my love for nature. Leading me to delve deeply into researching and trying alternative healing modalities. Also trying therapy for the first time not knowing anything of the various kinds and backgrounds. I went to a traditionally trained psychotherapist as recommended by a physician. Who told me I was not invested in my health because I had to work to support my child at her available times. Professionals hold a lot of power and influence over us, it is important to trust your intuition and what feels right in you for you.
It was time to start listening to my whole self. To stop surviving and not only heal but THRIVE, to do the work and help others do the same. Through years of trial and error – ie: endless seeking, self-work, education and trying everything under the sun… almost! I’ve been fortunate enough to collect an amazing toolbox of holistic solutions that get real results. I believe we all need to be seen and supported on our journey with the tools that work best for us. We are all unique individuals and deserve personalized care.
One of my favourite speeches by Marianne Williamson and delivered by Nelson Mandala – “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Some of our amazing TOOLS we will use
Creating presence and space for you to explore, expand and exceed. To accept you for exactly where you at, while supporting you with what you want and need. Everyone deserves a cheerleader, someone in their corner!
Rapid Transformational Hypnotherapy has proven results of creating powerful transformations by tapping into your subconscious mind and accessing deepest imprints. Giving you insight, awareness and the power to heal yourself.
Using NES scanning technology to provide you with a holistic wellness report and reading of your human body field. Giving you an in-depth look into how to support your energy system, clearing energy blocks and rejuvenating your energy field.