When you keep your truth in front of you and have the courage to keep moving toward it, through anything that arises, you live at your best. – Richard Wagamese

20190610_183019My personal mission is to live a life without regrets and to help others discover and achieve their own potential. I do this by displaying kindness, compassion, empathy, love and respect towards myself, others and nature around me.

My training is diverse and includes:

  • Professional Instructor (PID)
  • Mental Health including Critical Incident Stress Management, Traumatic Loss Support Group Facilitation, Suicide Intervention, Mindfulness, Tapping and  Motivational Interviewing
  • Horticulture and Horticultural Therapy
  • Career Development Practitioner (CCDP)
  • Expressive Arts
  • NCCP Coach Education

As a certified Mental Health First Aid Canada Instructor, I provide MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID BASIC training focused on adults interacting with adults in all environments. Contact me directly to arrange a private training for your group or register for an upcoming training of mine open to the public through Pacific First Aid Ltd.

As a Therapeutic Horticulturist, I use horticultural and nature-based activities to promote well-being for individuals and groups by facilitating a connection with nature for the participants of my wellness inspired KEEPING NATURE IN MIND sessions.

As a Career Development Practitioner (CCDP), I work with others to help them identify their unique temperament style by facilitating an engaging personal and professional development workshop called PERSONALITY DIMENSIONS®.

As an Artist, I have been making art for more than 30 years. For me, art is both therapeutic and a key form of self-expression. Art is soothing and nurturing and I believe helps us to be healthier.

I am multidimensional and the sum of all my experiences.


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  1. Cliff, I really like how you have laid out your site. Clean, just the right amount of information with easy links to research more in depth, and smart visuals. Congrats!


    1. Direct and from the heart: It’s the way you truly are and the composition and content of your site are imbued with this. Congrats too!


  2. Cliff, you are amazing! Im on your site because Im about to recommend you to a friend 🙂 your depth and connection, frankness and empathy, and command of the resources, subject and ability to impart knowledge are a tremendous model. Thank you for being such a gift.


    1. Michelle, thank you so much for your encouraging comments. I’m so grateful to be home in my “safe” surrounding this morning here in the Eagle Harbour area. That said our training the previous two days was an amazing experience for me. I felt exhausted at the end of the training yesterday but today feel full of life. I attribute that to the Volunteer Victoria group being so receptive to expanding their minds to what mental health entails and how they can become better mental health first aiders. I was so grateful for the insight you shared and the thought provoking questions you raised based on your own experiences. Your rock! Have a great day and prioritize that self-care for yourself…breathe.


    1. You are very welcome Mona. I’m grateful for your feedback and looking forward to working with you and your colleagues again for Mental Health First Aid. Have a great TGIF! Self-care rules!


  3. Thank you Cliff you are great instructor for helping everyone stress level going down. I won’t forget everything you have taught me about stress relief and self care! Thank you very much Cliff! You are the best! Hope to see you again and to be your friends!
    Jacky T


    1. Thanks so much Jacky for the very encouraging words. You’re DBA team is fortunate to have you on it. Your gentleness, kindness and compassion make you a great MHF Aider too. Yes, please keep in touch and keep up the daily self-care.


  4. I was lucky enough to be a part of a workshop led by Cliff. His hands on knowledge on different personality dimensions and stress handling is truly fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed the session. He taught us some exercises and moves to ‘bust the stress’ called stress busters. They really work. Keep up doing the great work you’re doing, Cliff. Hope to see you again soon.


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