·  Carleton University, Ottawa: Political Science and English 2008 B.A.
·  ICAM, Victoria, Certification in Family Mediation and Conflict Resolution, 2003
·  Sutherland Chan Institute of Massage Therapy, Toronto 1981-82
·  Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, 1975-77


· On going studies in Arbitration with ADR Institute of Canada

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· Provides mediation support to ongoing case files at the Ministry of Child and Family Development, referrals from the Canadian Forces Comox Military Family Resource Centre, Comox Valley RCMP and local family centered organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club and local schools;


· Defuses high risk situations that often have involved police intervention, drugs, alcohol, and forms of family violence that range from verbal to physical aggression


· Links up high risk clients with therapists and community support structures


· Designs long term programs that allow families to access and achieve healthy lifestyles


· Private Mediation work


EDUCATION

      VOLUNTEER WORK               

email:  adrian2@shaw.ca

CURRENTLY


·  Zen meditation instructor 2009 to 2016, and Sufi meditation instructor 2016 to present

·  Power of Hope: facilitator 2009

·    Frontline and Courtenay Aboriginal  Visioning Group

·    Father Involvement Network, Courtenay, May 2007

·  Facilitator at Community Justice Center, Courtenay, since 2005

·  Volunteer at Calgary Young Offenders  Correctional Center July and August 2002


· Teacher at Elder College Courtenay, BC Oct to Dec 2002 “Whole Brain Learning”


· Volunteer at St. Joseph’s Hospital (Comox) 2001

                       Awards, Publications, Memberships

·  ‘Mediation Works’, Parenting Teens, Autumn 2007
·  10 year gold achievement Community Justice
·  Member of Family Mediation Canada 2008 to 2009
·  Reading Movement: whole brain learning through movement, voice and music copyright 2002
·  ‘’The cost effectiveness of an ergonomic change: the modified tote box system’ in the Journal of Soft Tissue Manipulation December 1993/January 1994
‘Massage therapist takes the pain out of work’ in Working World, Toronto Star 1987
·  Massage therapist helps keep Mid-Point team in shape’ in Magna People, December 1986
·  Comox Valley Zen Meditation blog at http://comoxvalleyzenchan.blogspot.com/
·  Comox Valley Parent/Teen blog at http://parentandteenmediation.blogspot.com/