Welcome to Emergent Education Consulting Services (EECS). I provide a range of services including professionally certified counselling as a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC), consulting, coaching, facilitation, research, and program development to individuals, groups, and the community at-large. Feel free to browse around and get in touch if something here sparks your interest or if you have questions.
As a therapist, educator, researcher, consultant and author, you’ll find an assortment of works on innovative, inclusive trainings and projects aimed toward individual and community-based well-being, liberation and freedom. I adopt a broadly ecologically-oriented mind, body and spirit-aligned approach to topics such as self- and cultural- acceptance, awareness, and compassion; embodied learning and holistic health; and social ecology across the lifespan.
I believe that as living beings we are all tasked with numerous complex challenges throughout our personal lives and on a grand scale. In this way, we can empower ourselves to draw upon our inner wellspring of gifts and unique characteristics; identify, develop and practice new skills; and expand our wider network of resources. This can be achieved and cultivated in particular through social connections like the therapeutic relationship, as we find ways of peaceably and harmoniously existing with ourselves and others.
When working with clients, I take a blended and complementary practitioner-, theoretical-, and research-backed approach for the individualized, comprehensive, and long-lasting results. Informed scientific evidence placed alongside ancient and modern personal and collective wisdoms offers up emergent solutions toward flourishing at the personal, global, and local level. I sense that each of us, united and multiplied together, may choose to contribute our uniqueness to the liberatory project of true democracy, freedom and well-being for ourselves and for all. No matter how seemingly small, the first steps may often be the hardest, so having a companion throughout the process of healing and change can be beneficial for many individuals.
Sergei, 24, says: “Aiden was professional, personable and caring, her counselling services were very valuable to me. Aiden helped me better understand myself and how to cope with the challenges I have been facing. I would recommend her to anyone.”
If you’d like to book a session, hire other Emergent Education Consulting services or contribute to this work, you may get in touch with Aiden by email after which a complementary 15 minute phone conversation can be arranged: emergenteducationconsulting (at) gmail.com.
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You may choose to take your time to browse the writings and resources you find here. May you be well on your journey.
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
“If still more education is to save us, it would have to be education of a different kind: An education that takes us into the depth of things.”
– E. F. Schumacher
“A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive.”
– Albert Einstein