Enrichment Talks - Enriching Me and My Reiki Community 2016

Sunday November 06, 2016 from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Ottawa, CA

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Enriching Talks  Agenda
Saint Paul's University
Sunday November 6th, 2016
1pm to 5pm

Mark your calendars…..

Please join us at the first annual Enrichment Talks– Enriching Me and My Reiki Community on November 6, 2016

We are offering an afternoon of discovery and exploration. Come and enrich your mind and soul. Network with the Ottawa community members that are interested in and committed to wellness!  Our speakers will inspire you!  Their bios and talk synopses follow this introduction.   Join us at the incredibile facility at St Paul's University in Ottawa.
Refreshments will be served.

Save $5 off our regular price of $50 by registering early.  Use the code
EARLY BIRD until October 15th. 

It is go be an AMAZING DAY! Looking forward to greeting you…

Denise and Brenda


12:30 to 1:00

Registration and Networking

1:00 to 1:10

Centering exercise with Denise and Brenda

Music by Christina Bendevis

1:10 to 1:40

Algonquin Medicine Man (Pete Bernard)

BIO:  Algonquin Medicine Man (Pete Bernard) is an Algonquin from the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation in Golden Lake, Ontario, Canada.

He is a Midewin (often referred to as a Healer or Shaman) who offers private healing ceremonies, rituals, group healing circles, and offers various training programs for those interested in learning Medicine Work. He also offers public talks on Spirituality and Healing.

He believes that any person can be more than what they are, and the way that we become more is to begin healing our stuff so it does not affect us or our decision making in our lives and loves.

Along with being Traditionally Trained in Medicine Work, he is also a Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Certified Hypnotist, Instructor of Hypnotherapy (certified by the American Board of Hypnotherapy [ABH]), The 8th Fire, Inc. is an ABH Approved School of Hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Practitioner, Medical Qigong, Reiki Master, and trained in many other types of healing.

1:40 to 2:10

Susan Doherty presents My Healing Journey

BIO: Susan Doherty Hannaford is a Montreal writer. Her debut novel, A Secret Music was published in 2015.     
A lifelong volunteer, her affiliations include: the YMCA, the Douglas
Institute and is a board member of the Royal Conservatory of Music, the
Quebec Writer’s Federation and Nazareth House, a shelter for the
homeless. She is currently writing and researching her second book,
the story of an Ottawa woman’s life-long struggle with schizophrenia.
Her passions include music, mental illness, calligraphy and living a
purposeful life.


SYNOPSIS:  In August of 2015, Susan was diagnosed with a rare, often fatal, autoimmune disease called HLH. After months of chemotherapy that did not eradicate the illness, she had a stem cell transplant with a donor from Germany. She tells the story of her recovery with the help of Reiki, prayer, Archangel Raphael, and the thousand invisible hands that lifted her back to health. Physical pain is not a measure of quality of life.

2:10 to 2:20

Yoga Stretch with Yoga Instructor Susan Kumar

2:20 to 2:30

Lise Desjardins presents Holistic Chamber of Commerce

BIO:  Lise Desjardins was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in Psychology and Sociology. In her long career in the media, she worked in Canada and in developing countries, aiding in the improvement of infrastructure and livelihood, mainly in Africa.

She is a Second Level Reiki Practitioner in the Traditional Usui System of Reiki for over 12 years.  Currently, she delivers workshops and seminars, and offers hands-on and long distance Reiki.

She serves on the Board of HelpAge Canada, the Snowy Owl Foundation, and, as President, spearheads the Ottawa West Holistic Chamber of Commerce

SYNOPSIS:  We are at crossroads of major change as humanity moves from the old 3rd dimensional consciousness to the new 5th D consciousness, necessitating a paradigm shift. I will focus on the process and illustrate with current examples, to help people understand and relate to change in a positive, loving and harmonious way. This will help people look at events from an energetic perspective and positively influence the outcome.

2:30 to 2:50

Siggy Leslie presents Integrative Medicine, the way of the future.

BIO: Siggy Leslie is currently a 3rd year student nurse in the Bachelors of Science in Nursing program. She is passionate about integrative medicine and caring for people from a holistic perspective. She is involved in her schools nursing symposium and she hopes to someday influence change in standard nursing practice. 

SYNOPSIS:  Integrative medicine is a healing oriented medicine that takes into consideration the mind, body and spirit of an individual using the best of modern (conventional) medicine as well as, complementary and alternative healing therapies supported by scientific evidence and evidence- based practice.

This talk will focus on the usefulness of integrative medicine and how it can be used as tool to reach optimal wellness.

2:50 to 3:10

Networking Break

3:10 to 3:13

Music by Christina Bendevis

3:13 to 3:33

Robert Meagher presents A Course In Miracles

BIO: Robert Meagher has been ordained as an Interfaith Minister and certified as a Psycho-Spiritual Psychotherapist. He leads a spiritual ministry in Ottawa called Spiritual Guidance. Robert has been studying A Course in Miracles (ACIM) since 2009 and has been facilitating numerous, weekly ACIM study and discussion groups since 2010.

SYNOPSIS: A Course in Miracles (ACIM) is a self-study course in personal and spiritual transformation, and a psycho-spiritual, psycho-therapeutic healing modality. ACIM has been the inspiration for countless, world-renowned authors and spiritual teachers, including: Marianne Williamson; Eckhart Tolle; Rev. Michael Beckwith; Deepak Chopra; Dr. Wayne Dyer, and many more. This 20-minute information session will introduce you to ACIM, orient you to ACIM materials, and prepare you for your personal study and journey with ACIM.

3:33 to 4:03

Sara presents From Here to Eternity

BIO:  With dedication and devotion Sara works as a Psychic Intuitive, Medium, Healer (Reiki Master 1994) and Motivational Speaker.

She has achieved Spiritual Arts certification in the early 90's and registered with the Tzaddi School of Metaphysics in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Sara obtained Hospice/Pastoral Care and Bereavement Counselling certification.

 SYNOPSIS:  Many people suffer prolonged grief because they have no understanding of where their loved one go after physical death, because we were taught that life ends there.

Sara will share with us her personal journey to the Other Side where your loved ones reside now.

4:03 to 4:10

Yoga Stretch with Yoga Instructor  Susan Kumar

4:10 to 4:20

Julie Poirier with WOW
BIO:  Julie Poirier is the Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of WOW – World of Women, a Social Networking Community that is fast growing in Canada.  She is responsible for leading the development and execution of WOW’s long-term strategies with a view of creating ambassador and member value. She is also responsible for day-to-day management decisions and acts as direct liaison between the Board and the WOW membership. Her experience ranges from Retail, Wholesale, Marketing/Communication, Stage & Production Management, Food Industry, High Tech, and Procurement/Contracting as a Material Acquisitions, Logistics and Support Specialist.

SYNOPSIS:  Julie understands the difficulties, as well as the pleasures, of running a growing business and is eager to share her experiences with others.  Whether your goal is Health or Business centered, to realize your potential, 3 key words come to mind:  Ambition, Support and Reach.


4:20 to 4:40

Jessica Nightingale presents Psychic Insights

BIO: Jessica Nightingale is a self-realized psychic medium, spiritual mentor and divine channel. Jessica’s practice includes connecting people with their spirit guides, passed loved ones and higher selves through private readings, as well as assisting the masses in their quest of self-discovery through group lectures and workshops.


SYNOPSIS:  A side effect of any spiritual practice is the development of your natural psychic ability which can enrich your life in many ways. But what happens when you receive psychic insights about someone else? Explore important guidelines for receiving and relaying psychic insights to others with Psychic Medium, Jessica Nightingale.


4:40 to 4:50


Jessica Nightingale presents Channeling


SYNOPSIS: Psychic Medium Jessica Nightingale offers a live group message channeled from Spirit.

4:50 to 5:00

Wrap up with Denise and Brenda

Co-Host Bios

Brenda Pichette

Brenda’s Reiki journey is just 3 years young! She took her Level 1 just a few years ago and has completed her Master Practitioner. Brenda is so grateful Reiki has come into her life. Sharing Reiki principles and treating friends, colleagues and family fills Brenda’s spare time.

Brenda owns her own consulting business, P2 Facilitators that offers expertise in “Planning the Process”. P2 Facilitators seeks to creatively enhance and support you and all of your facilitation needs.  Brenda is passionate about planning and designing the best possible process to bring groups together to achieve their desired objectives. Planning an effective engagement strategy is Brenda’s specialty. Brenda has been developing, designing and delivering outreach and training programs for over 20 years.  Brenda was the Senior Public Outreach Specialist at Health Canada’s Contaminated Sites Division where she led the Public Involvement Team for 9 years. Prior to working at Health Canada Brenda lead the Canadian Red Cross national first aid services program for 8 years.  Brenda is an innovative adult educator and has proven successes in program creation and delivery.

Brenda is an accomplished and entertaining facilitator with an extensive list of facilitation design and development skills.


Denise Carpenter
Denise is a Usui Reiki Master/Teacher with a practice in Ottawa and Perth.

Denise began her training in 1996, discovering Reiki through resolution to an interpersonal conflict. The principles of "Energy of Engagement" and "Everyone is your Teacher" impacted her life so dramatically, that her Reiki quest began. It soon became apparent that the Reiki training and daily self sessions were having an effect on her health as well. Slowly, years of chronic health difficulties began to dissipate. Friends insisted that she had found her "niche". Denise then tentatively began to treat others, loved the work, then committed to her practice professionally.  She studied to become a Reiki Master/Teacher and reached her dream in 1999. Today, her practice is full time. She has clinic space in Ottawa and Perth. There are classes offered for all levels of Usui Reiki. In 2011, she completed her next dream..."Reiki Wings, Usui Reiki Teacher's Handbook". This is a complete teaching program for both the novice and experienced teacher.   

In addition to Reiki Associates, Denise owns the "The Lotus Wings Building" in Perth.  This is a Wellness Centre featuring the practices of nine dedicated entrepreneurs (including Denise) who come together to empower each other professionally while delivering their "Best Practice" to their clients. Denise is a member of Canadian Federation of University Women, The International Federation of Reiki and Alternative Medicine, The Canadian Reiki Association, The Perth Chamber of Commerce and the Worldwide Whos Who for Entrepreneurs.

To bring balance to her life, Denise enjoys reading, walking, live theatre, movies and her incredible family.

Denise can be reached at 613-913-2803 or e-mail




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St Paul's University
223 Main Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Start Date: 2016-11-06 13:00:00
End Date: 2016-11-06 17:00:00