Louise acquired her Music Therapy degree in 2002, her training as a certified practitioner of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music in 2004, and Mandala Intensive Training in 2014. In her many years of music therapy practice she has worked in Geriatric Care, Palliative and Cancer Care, Brain Injury, Youth with Eating Disorders, and Children with Autism, FAS and Development Delays. At present, Louise’s practise focuses on Geriatric and end-of-life care. She is working in a Seniors Facility, offering both individual and group sessions.
Louise’s approach to her work is rooted in both transpersonal and humanistic philosophies. She promotes ‘whole’ person care – caring for the spiritual, physical, psychological, existential and social elements of each individual. She believes in the individual’s voice, opinions, and needs being central to the care that they receive. What she loves most about her work is holding the space for people to tap into the inner resources, guidance and wisdom that is inherently within them.
Louise has been published in the Journal of the Association for Music & Imagery (2005/2006) for her work using The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music in end-of-life care. She has also used the Bonny Method with persons dealing with grief, resolution of past experiences, negative thinking, stress, trauma, transitions in life, health and relationship issues, and for personal and spiritual growth and exploration. Further, she has been published in The Canadian Journal of Music Therapy (2006), profiling the use of legacy work at end-of-life.
Louise’s personal life philosophy is that Life is a Hero’s Journey. She believes that if we can find the value in each life experience without assigning a good or bad label to it, then we can be open to everything that life offers. This helps us to live from the heart, listen to one’s spirit, and live in gratitude.