I’m Shawna, an Intuitive Natural Health Practitioner.

I have also explored my inner life, the emotional and spiritual aspects of myself, to gain a better life for myself. I have had the opportunity to walk through trauma, grief, and great physical illness and find my way back; to health, to my body and to life and joy. As I have done so, I have become excited about working with and empowering others with simple, applicable tools and skills to help themselves. Read more…

 About Shawna

I have had the opportunity to walk through trauma, grief, and great physical illness and find my way back; to health, to my body and to life and joy. As I have done so, I have become excited about working with and empowering others with simple, applicable tools and skills to help themselves. Read more…

How Shawna Works

We are told all the time that we need to manage our chronic illness, mental illness and autoimmune illnesses. We have transitioned from totally relying on conventional, traditional medicine to a plethora of natural and alternative options.  Read more…

 Shawna’s Healing Tools

The BodyTalk System is an energy and consciousness medicine system that seeks to address the whole person. Trailblazing Communications started as a communication system for those who are non-verbal, whether human or animal. Read more…

 The Foundation of Shawna’s Work

Just as there is so much more to an iceberg that what we are able to see when looking at it from above, so also, our bodymind is comprised of so much more than we are consciously aware of. Read more…

 The Yew Tree

The Yew tree is long known as a symbol of strength, honour, mystery, longevity and introspection. Read more…

Understanding Symptoms of Trauma

ages 0-2

  • low weight and digestive problems
  • fear separation from parent/caregiver
  • startle easily
  • poor muscle tone
  • resistant to physical contact
  • failure to recognize the face of primary caregiver

ages 3-6

  • resistant to being held
  • excessively clingy and whiney
  • persistent, frequent tantrums, sometimes escalating beyond the child’s control
  • bed wetting
  • poor sleep habits
  • problems with developmental milestones
  • indiscriminate displays of affection

 

age 7- 15

  • avoid eye contact with parent or caregiver
  • cruelty to animals
  • not affectionate unless they initiate
  • poor impulse control
  • difficulty with peer relationships
  • poor sleep habits
  • withdrawing from family and friends
  • depression

 

Adults

  • anxiety, fear and depression
  • muscle tension
  • difficulties in relationships
  • feeling sad or hopeless
  • feeling numb
  • stiffness and inflexibility
  • aches and pains
  • outbursts of anger and emotion

Fun Facts for the Family

  • Your DNA renews itself every 2 months.
  • Your skin rebuilds itself in 1 month
  • Your liver renews itself every 6 weeks and can regrow even if only half of it is left.
  • The lining of your stomach renews itself in 5 days
  • Your blood rebuilds itself in 1 year
  • You have a whole new skeleton every 3 months!!

The Tools I Use

The tools I offer in my work at The Sheltering Yew are the same tools that have helped me the most in my life.  I have found them to be a gentle way to address human struggle, combining intuition and structure. My work is effective as a stand alone practice or in conjunction with other therapies and practices.

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