"My intention is not only to relieve suffering and facilitate healing, but to create real transformation in all aspects of your life. Let's find out how amazing you could feel! Let's take you to a new place of vitality, direction, centeredness, or joy that you've never imagined..."
Services & Session Strategies
• Real Tools for Real Life
Learn practical everyday tools and take-home knowledge to improve all aspects of health and wellbeing. The primary intention is to provide healing and self-care strategies that do not require ongoing professional intervention.
• Energy Healing and Subtle Body Work
The subtle, energetic, and emotional body of the client is assessed and influenced using techniques similar to Reiki, Qi Gong, Chakra work and Auric field work. No belief is required; just openness, presence, and a desire for personal growth and expansion. Sessions are often revelatory and transformational.
• Whole Food Nutrition & Constitutional Dietetics
A global approach to transformative nutrition. Your optimal diet may be the only "treatment" you need. Pleasure and practicality integrated into your cooking, shopping, and eating based on the fundamentals of the great natural medicine traditions and balanced against modern nutritional science and genetics. Precision supplementation based on your unique needs. Understand why one diet will transform your health, while another popular diet may fail. Find your ultimate global approach to nourishment.
• Tools for Expanding Consciousness and Personal Growth
Explore a powerful multidisciplinary skill set for optimizing personal and transpersonal wellbeing. Ancient wisdom and new technologies combine to transform and optimize one's experience of life. Includes achieving desirable changes in mood, outlook, motivation, friendships, intimate relationships, family life, sense of purpose, habit modification, and much more.
• Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine
The time tested wisdom of Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine adapted and refined for the modern lifestyle. Herbal medicine becomes even more effective with an integrated multi-system global herbology approach with applied through the fundamentals of the great traditions.
• CranioSacral Therapy (CST) & Somato-Emotional Release Work
A unique gentle touch therapy with profound whole-health and whole-person benefits. It primarily works by changing the tone of the nervous system and optimizing the functioning of the fascial system throughout the body. CranioSacral Therapy has been effective in improving numerous health conditions, in particular those involving chronic pain, nervous disregulation, sleep disorder, anxiety, depression, exhaustion, burnout, chronic injury, etcetera.
• Spiritual Practice, Without Religion
Secular Spiritual Practice integrates consciousness enhancing traditional techniques, that value benefit over belief, and function over faith. There is abundant scientific evidence that a variety of traditional spiritual practices can radically transform human health and wellbeing. No particular belief is required. Learn the fundamental practices that are at the core of an effective spiritual practice for mental and physical wellbeing.
Bio & Qualifications
• Training & Certifications
Pierre Black is a trained Herbalist, Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant, Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, and has diplomas in CranioSacral Therapy, Counselling, Ayurvedic Massage, Ayurvedic Dietetics and Cooking, Ayurvedic Panchakarma Therapy, and Sports Nutrition. He has also received formal training in Integral Philosophy, Yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, Planetary Herbology, various cooking styles, Asian Constitutional Dietetics, Zen and other meditation styles, Chi Nei Tzang massage, ThetaHealing, Emotional Freedom Technique, Advanced First Aid, Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Hygiene.
• Techniques & Inspiration
Pierre works multiple levels using dietary change, herbal medicine, behaviour and lifestyle modification, consciousness tools, energy healing, subtle body work, and emotional-spiritual healing. Featured prominently is the Constitutional-Energetic approach found in the time-tested wisdom of Ayurveda (the traditional Medicine of India), Traditional Chinese Medicine, and other ancient health systems, while adapting these systems to a modern reality. Other influential systems and modalities include Taoist, Vedic, and Buddhist consciousness practices, Naturopathy, Integrative Medical Herbalism, Transpersonal and Integral philosophies. Pierre has a strong interest in traditional food systems, cooking, holistic nutrition, secular spirituality, sustainable/organic/biodynamic food production, ecology and sustainability, and traditional fitness systems such as Yoga and Qi Gong.
• CONTINUING EDUCATION
Dedicated to lifelong learning, Pierre is likely always enrolled in at least one course of study on a topic or skill related to professional development. Pierre is presently a Bulletproof Coach in Training through 2017.
My Personal Journey To Healing
“When the mind is present in the heart, we call it happiness.” - Chinese saying
As a child I was already fascinated by Traditional Medicine practices, and in my teens it became a hobby. I studied and experimented with the effects of diet, herbs, and various physical techniques on the mind and body, and examined possibilities for formal education in these areas. By my early 20’s in Montreal, Canada I had become completely distracted by the allure of sudden success in business. I was enjoying early financial prosperity, an important long-term relationship, and I had all the appearances of "success". In actuality, I was overworking myself, neglecting my authentic self, and quickly burning out. I also had a plethora of chronic health complaints that seemed to be getting worse, despite frequent medical interventions. At the age of 28, my health forced me to take a prolonged absence from work. It was during this time that I resolved to live with greater balance, use my knowledge, re-connect to my passion, and move toward my true calling. I radically changed the way I lived and worked and began the foundation for a major life change, finding health and joy along the way.
In 2006 at the age of 34, it was finally time to transform what had been a lifelong hobby and personal passion, into my full-time life and career. I completely gave up what was a very successful, world-renown business that I had built from scratch, to pursue full-time studies in various systems of natural medicine and eastern spirituality. It was perhaps the best decision of my life.
After 3 years of formal study, including a year living at Shōganji Zen Retreat in rural southern Japan, I returned to Montreal and began accepting clients in the spring of 2009.
My ongoing studies have taken me around the world including extended periods living and studying in Asia, Latin America, and India.
Along the way, at various times, I have had the good fortune of encountering a few very special healers and teachers, whose abilities challenged all of my rational comprehension. Through these experiences, and through their guidance, I began to understand and expand on my own innate skills, some of which extend radically outside the realm of conventional healing and book-based knowledge. I cautiously accept this aspect of my path, and seek to integrate it fully into a balanced and rational world view and a comprehensive, evolving, global approach to healing and wellbeing.
On this journey, I have had experiences I could never have imagined, grown in directions I could not have expected, and in the process discovered resilient health and a pervading sense of joy, calm, and purpose that is the foundation of each day, and something I hope to pass on to everyone I meet.
Finally, though the nomadic life can be enriching, it is not my true nature.
I am now on a search to find my new home and permanent community.
This is a journey that never ends. I hope you will join me!
Onward. Inward. Upward...
– Pierre Ferguson Black, 2017