Victoria Lorient-Faibish is a Keynote Speaker, Holistic Psychotherapist, Life and wellness Coach, author and for 20 years and she has had a front seat chair, witnessing the metamorphosis of countless people who have moved past depression, anxiety with her proven protocols and techniques.
She has a master's degree in Educational Psychology and has studied a plethora of energy psychology modalities, including New Decision Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, Craniosacral, Reiki and her beloved and phenomenal Polarity Therapy. Her influences include Buddhism, osteopathy, visualization, meditation, as well as modern and traditional psychotherapy which are the basis for her brand of holistic psychotherapy, that works with the mind, body and soul to effect monumental change in her clients’ lives!
Her new book, Find Your "Self-Culture: Moving Past Depression and Anxiety to Monumental Self-Acceptance is an opportunity for the reader to begin the journey of self-transformation. Victoria has over 80 videos on her YouTube Channel (Ask Victoria) that have garnered over 400,000 views and counting as the hunger to find one’s "Self-Culture" continues to be a key for people who are on a quest for self-love and happiness.
Victoria has also created a double-guided meditation CD set called “As Above, So Below: Visual Journeys”, in which she takes the listener on sensorial healing meditation journeys.
Victoria provides brief and long-term Transformational Holistic Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Motivation and Inspiration, Practical Life Coaching, Parts Integration Therapy, Stress-Reduction, New Decision Therapy™, Polarity Therapy, Reiki, and Trauma Therapy.
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Find Your "Self-Culture": Get in Right Relationship With Yourself, Move Past Anxiety and Neutralize Your Inner Bully! (professional)
Victoria Lorient-Faibish MEd, CCC, BCPP, RPE Launches her new book called
Find Your “Self-Culture”: Moving From Depression and Anxiety to Monumental Self-Acceptance
Mount Saint Vincent University: MEd, Master of Educational (Psychology) 2005
A comprehensive psychotherapeutic educational experience that included a holistically based model including Somatic Focusing, Meditation and Visualization.
University of Toronto: B.A 1987
Major in Political Science and minor in Film.
Certificate Sorbonne University: 1984
University of Toronto: BA, Political Science
MEd: Masters Degree in Educational Psychology (Mount St. Vincent Universtiy
Health Training Group: Board Certified Polarity Practitioner, Polarity Therapy 1995
In addition to her Polarity Therapy training which included a vast depth and breadth of information over 3 years, Victoria is also a Reiki Master and incorporates Craniosacral therapy as part of her eastern philosophy based education.
- American Polarity Therapy Association
- Ontario Polarity Therapy Association
- Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
Clorinda Guercio and Wendy Everleigh, Coordinators of the Young President's Assistance conference | Young President's Assistance conference
Victoria Lorient-Faibish presented “Finding Your True Power by Finding Your Self Culture”, Unearth the Person You Were Meant to Be!” at our Young President’s Assistants’ (YPA) 2012 Annual Conference. Many of us commented positively on the quality of the information and most importantly stimulated some excellent thoughts. The presentation was informative and it demonstrated great interest as we learned “Balance of all the Elements is Key to healthy Self Culture”. Victoria ensured a professional approach which allowed us to expand our thinking and beliefs. YPA would highly recommend Victoria Lorient-Faibish as a speaker. She will definitely challenge your audience to think and analyze the information as a healthy skeptic. We thank Victoria for her inspiration and motivation!!
Lorene Sauro, RHN Director, CAHN-Pro, Director, CAHN-Pro | CAHN-Pro
Yours truly,I have had the pleasure of booking Victoria Lorient Faibish as a speaker on several occasions. She is always professional, well-prepared, entertaining and informative. We always receive positive feedback from attendees who have enjoyed her presentations“Working with the “Saboteur” and "Why Holistic Psychotherapy?”. Attendees were also impressed with her qualifications in her areas of expertise. She brings a unique perspective and has an ability to present her topics in a manner that makes it easy to understand. I look forward to working with Victoria again in the future
Nona Morrow, Life Coach and Executive Team Leader | The Ultimate Holistic Anti-Anxiety Workshop March 9th, 2014
Thank YOU so much Victoria for the incredible workshop. As a Life Coach and Executive Team Leader I'm always challenged to help inspire others to live happier more fulfilling lives. You've taught me that one of the best ways to help others is to experience a monumental self-acceptance of my own. You have helped me do that by challenging my old beliefs and negative patterns, you've given me tools to help me through wanting to reach for my old chosen method of comfort and soothing (food) to numb out my pain and overwhelm and to actually have the courage to feel my feelings. I've also learned from your course and your book that it's not only okay to be vulnerable but it's an essential to improve my relationships and to actualize my potential. I'm a work in progress but the steps you've taken me through have helped me not only overcome my fears and anxieties but the comfort of being in a group of people that feel the same way was very healing. Listening to the group's struggles help me feel better and more powerful. You helped us all see that none of us are victims or need to be prisoners of our fears, anxiety and depression. Left to my own devices and old patterns I can quickly spiral into overwhelm and want to hide out from the world, but your simple and straightforward ideas and tools are brilliant and help keep me connected. They work. And they will continue to work because I will keep practicing them. And best of all, no matter what I face in my life I know that I will be okay. I'm incredibly grateful for your life's work - you truly have a gift and I'm so glad you're sharing it with with the world!
Elira Gjata , Student at Humber College and coordinator of the "It Happens...Now Let's Talk About It" fundraiser | Humber College
On Dec 4th 2013 Victoria did a talk at Humber College- Lakeshore Campus, Toronto, Ontario at a fund raiser called "It Happens...Now Let's Talk About It" which raises awareness and support for student mental health issues. Her talk was called Find Your “Self-Culture: Get in Right Relationship With Yourself. Move Past Anxiety and Neutralize Your Inner Bully!
Victoria’s speech was both inspiring and uplifting. She connected with the audience at an emotional level and made lasting impressions. She gave an excellent presentation that captured the audience with her enthusiasm, smile, and helpful material.
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The Ultimate Holistic Anti-Anxiety Workshop
The Ultimate Holistic Anti-Anxiety Workshop Ayurveda Rituals Studio & Spa
Move Past Anxiety and Neutralize Your Inner Bully!
Move Past Anxiety and Neutralize Your Inner Bully! Ayurveda Rituals Studio & Spa
Find Your "Self-Culture": Get in Right Relationship With Yourself, Move Past Anxiety and Neutralize Your Inner Bully!
It Happens...Now Let's Talk About It! Humber College
Client Non-Compliance – Working with the “Saboteur”
Holistic Nutrition Conference 2008 Science Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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The Ultimate Holistic Anti-Anxiety Workshop
The Ultimate Holistic Anti-Anxiety Workshop
Anxiety is at an all time high today and many are mystified as to how to treat and overcome this Goliath of our time without drugs. Learn about the biology of anxiety, change and brain plasticity. Experience proven tools and techniques that Victoria uses in her office daily, to rewire the brain so that a new normal can be achieved. Learn Ways to challenge the old concretized thoughts that keep you anxious and overcome the big “3”; guilt, anger and shame! Understand how to anchor in new beliefs so that when anxiety is there, you can easily tackle it and lessen its impact on you. This seminar can be utilized in multiple settings including in the corporate setting, since Anxiety is also compromising productivity as well as professional relationships and the bottom lines in companies. Mitigating anxiety in the work place in order to maintain and improve employee success and company profits is essential!
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"Family-Holiday Culture" has a massive influence on us. We are genetically and socially programmed to seek out being a part of this culture. But what if the group or the family culture we belong to, especially at holiday time, causes us pain, worry, fear, sadness, guilt, shame, rage, and most importantly the loss of our own "Self-Culture," our authentic relaxed self?
Finding and keeping your "Self-Culture" especially during the holidays can be tricky yet necessary especially if the family-culture is fraught with conflict and drama. Getting lost in the drama can lead us to an acute increase in depression and anxiety laced with good doses of self sabotage including binging on Christmas cake, Chanukkah chocolate Gelt or worse including drinking excessively, all in a bid to numb it all out.
Here are some tried and true ways to find and keep your "Self-Culture" alive as you make your way through the holidays without a scratch!
1. Adjust Your Expectations of Yourself and Others:
The fastest way down the rabbit hole of deep disappointment and eventual depression over the holiday season is having inappropriate expectations of yourself and others. Don't get wrapped up in the sappy holiday commercials! Get real with yourself before walking in the door of a family occasion lest you be blindsided by the old family dynamics which will certainly lead to fights, hurt feelings and the occasional storming out drama!
If you choose not to be holed up alone during the holidays, commit to yourself, that for the time you are with your family, you will stay realistic about your own limitations as well the limitations of the family-culture.
2. Embrace "Selfyness":
I like the made-up word "selfy" (by the way not "selfie," which the kids use today as they refer to taking picture of self with their smart phones!) Give yourself guilt free permission to develop an attitude of "selfyness" during the holidays. This means seeing yourself as a priority. Only saying yes when you want to and taking personal responsibility for your own self-care. Allow your voice and thoughts to be the loudest in your own head.
Ask yourself "What do I need to take care of me now?" Treat yourself as a kind and benevolent parent would treat you. Especially at holiday time, fill your own cup first, develop an overflow and give to others from that overflow only. Burn out and resentment are the bitter side effects of giving to others from an empty vessel.
3. Have an Escape Plan:
If the family-culture dynam
Picture this: You have met a new person recently and you are instantly “in love”. You want to spend all day and night with them. It feels as if you are drugged with this new person’s energy and you cannot get enough. You need your daily fix and will do whatever it takes to keep the feeling alive. You love every little thing about them and you don’t sensor yourself one bit in terms of how much time you want with them. Activities, hobbies, family and friends go by the wayside as the new romance takes over every part of your life. As time passes you begin to see each others realness, each others flaws. The first fights begin. Even though you both sincerely felt the deepness of the connection at the beginning, the honeymoon is wearing off and now the real work begins. The adventure of entering into a new relationship can be sensational and wondrous. However it can also be incredibly challenging to navigate in an emotionally safe way if one is not completely clear and aware about self and about what is actually happening in the relationship.
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“Didn’t you know that anxiety is the new normal?!” That is what a client said to me flippantly the other day. She was trying to be comedic yet we both knew this was coming from pure frustration and a feeling of overwhelm. Life today seems fraught with people who suffer from one form or another of this tormented state. I have heard clients call their anxiety a primal fear that has the power to paralyze them in a one- two punch no matter what their good intentions may be. Without management, anxiety makes life lose a sense of joy, purpose and any type of stable normalcy.
Possible causes may be rooted in the person’s childhood. For example, a lack of stability in one’s early life may create a poor foundation and the worry centre in the brain may be over activated. Also the person’s genetics may contribute to the puzzle of anxiety. Ultimately, there are many possible sources for anxiety. They are varied and at times perplexing. A childhood that is rife with violent communication, volatility, addiction and trauma (physical as well as emotional) may work on the nervous system in ways that may be causing the brain to be in a constant state of hyper vigilance and over reactivity. The brain is attempting to cope with the constantly changing landscape of a turbulent family. And since we tend to form our world view by the time we are 7 years old, this state of never knowing what is around the corner or waiting for the other shoe to drop for a child may later develop into an adult that experiences severe anxiety.
Also, quieter, less obvious family dynamics like non acknowledgment, Judgment, criticism, lack of boundary respect, emotional blackmail, passive-aggressiveness, cold, non verbal family interaction may all be potential breeding grounds for developing emotional anxiety patterns later in life. The “hard working baby” may be in action as the child perceives he or she needs to work hard for attention, acceptance, love and recognition. An urgent need for closeness and belonging evolves or a fear of abandonment unfolds which may turn into an constant need to perform, apologize, be perfect, be good, and be likeable in order to get what they seek . The anxiety of not getting what they need is there constantly as an undercurrent.
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