Discover, Transform, Connect

Your Path to Heartfelt Empowerment

Cycles of Nature

Explore the cycles of nature and their profound connection to our personal journeys.

The Defended-Self

Challenge the defended self and break free from limiting beliefs that hold you back.

Transformation as Flow & Feeling

Embrace transformation as a natural flow of life, unlocking your true potential and inner emotions.

Family Systems Theory

Dive into the realm of Family Systems Theory and emotional expression for deeper understanding.

Radical Compassion

Embrace the power of radical compassion: a boundless love that unites us, heals wounds, and inspires change.

Body Image & The Woman Untamed

Cultivate support and positive body image, celebrating your unique beauty and strength.

Shame Resilience

Build shame resiliency and foster self-compassion, allowing for inner healing and growth.

Core Values & Strengths

Identify your strengths and align with your core values for a more meaningful life.

Spirit & Allowing

Explore the concept of spirit and the power of being in a state of allowing, opening up to life's possibilities. 

Commitments & Integration

Develop commitments and integrate your personal journey in a supportive container.

Embark on a profound journey of self-discovery with our Path of the Heart program.

Our bi-weekly two-hour sessions, led by certified therapeutic counsellor, Carly Chivers, and emotional literacy educator, Kris Garner, provide a nurturing and transformative space for learning and healing.

You'll delve into a wealth of knowledge, as they help you unlock your true potential. Beyond the sessions, you'll have access to additional reading materials and resources, along with carefully curated homework assignments to reinforce your growth. 

The Path of the Heart is a holistic approach to personal development that empowers you every step of the way.



Carly Chivers

Carly's (she/her) journey naturally led her to become a counsellor. Coming from a strong background in athletics, Carly was a collegiate athlete at Brandon University, where she honed her abilities to overcome challenges. However, a series of injuries eventually ended her athletic career, prompting her to embark on a different path that required a deeper sense of inner awareness and gentleness.

In 2012, after years of exploration and travel, Carly co-founded a yoga and surf retreat company for women, allowing her to share the joys of connecting with nature and embodiment practices.

In 2017, driven by a desire to enhance the support she could provide to clients, she returned to her academic studies. After completing a three-year program in Transpersonal Psychology and Therapeutic Counselling, followed by supervision and practicum hours, Carly earned her license as a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC) with the Association of Cooperative Counsellors of Canada (#2854).

Since 2021, she has operated a private counselling practice and facilitated Support Groups. She feels privilege to accompany you on your distinctive journey of healing and transformation.

“I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you, and that you will work with these stories from your life--not someone else's life--water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom. That is the work. The only work.”

― Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves


Kris Garner

Kris (she/her) is an emotional literacy educator who is dedicated to creating positive change in the world. With over 20 years of experience in the field of education, Kris has collaborated with educators, schools, and non-profit organizations to make emotional literacy education accessible to the broader community.

Her passion lies in helping individuals gain a deeper understanding of themselves, enabling them to consciously respond to the world rather than react unconsciously. She believes in the importance of cultivating self-compassion, setting healthy boundaries, building resilience to meet personal needs, and is a strong advocate for trauma-informed systems within her programs.

She is the visionary founder of the Emotional Literacy Movement, which offers a range of transformative offerings and is honoured to be one of your trusted guides on your journey to emotional literacy and personal growth.