About Terry Manz and Heart Space Wellness
I opened Heart Space Wellness as a serene centre in which to continue my healing practices near my home on Salt Spring Island. I care deeply about people and their well-being, and through individual sessions and group workshops that I have run over the past thirty years, I have developed skills which allow me to quickly get to the heart of the mental health concerns of those I have served. As detailed on the Home page, I am trained and have worked with numerous evidence-based therapeutic practices, and can integrate these with spiritual and mindfulness practices as the need arises.
My curiosity has led me to explore many healing cultures and beliefs on my own journey, including training with shamanic practitioners and experiencing life with an Indigenous dream-culture tribe in the Amazon. I have also volunteered at the North Shore Hospice for 5 years helping families and their loved ones through the end-of-life process, and at the Dalai Lama Center in their Heart-Mind programs, working with pre-school and school-aged children.
I have a great love of the outdoors and can often be found relaxing with an after work ocean/lake swim, or out in my garden, filled with joy watching the latest batch of strawberries or zucchini emerge from the earth. As a parent, I have also had direct experience watching my children grow up in a social media, comparison-culture that can often present challenges to feelings of well-being and contentment.
I am an engaged, committed, and caring therapist, and would be honored to be part of the next chapter of your journey.