Workshop Schedule 2012

Double “M” Ranch – Centre for Counseling & Energy Healing       Workshop Schedule 2012

  •  Imagine… a time set aside just for you. Away from the stress of everyday life… A place in the beautiful natural world where you can connect with the elements that made us all… An experience that provides you with transformation tools that will last a lifetime… Imagine… You’re travelling from “Who am I?” to “WHO I AM!”
  • All of the workshops are based on experiential learning:” Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.” ~ Chinese Proverb
  • You will discover passionate self-acceptance, authenticity, connection and purpose. Even though the exercises are challenging, they will offer you the reward of clear experience of the power of your true essence. The beautiful group bond helps to support the wholeness of each individual as the story of each person and the group unfolds.

Coming Home Workshop – Heal your Inner Child, embrace your power and free yourself for a meaningful life!

Dates:   May 26/27           July 07/08            August 04/05     September 15/16             October 13/14

Level I: Heal your childhood trauma through journaling, drawing, movement exercises, trance and nature experience à A journey to your complete authentic self you were born as through expressing emotions and letting go

Level II: Discover your life purpose and create your plan to get there à A journey about goal setting, motivation and strategies with NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)

(Level II is never offered by itself; if you register for level I you will be able to add level II on Saturday for $ 175,00)

Wheel of Wisdom Workshop – Embrace you connection with nature and learn from the cycle of life about the importance of relationships, clear communication, creative problem/conflict solving and dealing with loss


Dates:   June 09                 July 21                   September 08                   September 29                   October 20

Chakra Balancing Workshop – Learn about the energetic power of chakras for healing and get the hands-on tools for everyday relaxation from  stressful, challenging and hectic life situations.

Dates:   June 02                July 14                   August 11            September 22                   October 27

Three Hour Grief Workshop – discover different ways of grieving  based on the “tasks of grieving” and art therapy

Dates:   June 15        July 27          October 05          November 02       November 16      November 30               (3PM-6PM)

All workshops fees include tax, a rich meal, healthy cookies and hot/cold beverages, folder, journal, certificate and constant one-on-one support during the whole day.

The workshops start at 9:00 AM and usually end around 6:00 PM. May take longer if the process is still ongoing.

One-day-workshop        $175,00                                 Early bird registration ( more than 4 weeks ahead) $150,00

Two-day-workshop        $ 350,00                                Early bird registration (more than 4 weeks ahead)  $300,00

Three-hour-workshop   $   75,00                                Early Bird registration (more than 4 weeks ahead)  $  60,00

Direct deposits and Credit Card Payments through Paypal accepted

Cancellations must be received 10 days before date of workshop. A $15.00 processing fee will be withheld for cancellations made within 10 days of workshop.

As there are always exercises in nature settings please don’t forget rain protection, a blanket and a small pillow; please dress in comfortable clothes and bring along playfulness and open curiosity!

Presenter: Monika Marguerite Lux has a German Master’s Degree in Applied Integrative Psychology that includes Gestalt and Art Therapy, Applied Kinesiology (EFT), NLP, Trance Therapy and Systemic Constellation Therapy. She is a Certified Canadian Counselor and Member of the Canadian Counseling & Psychotherapy Association. Her other diplomas include Relaxation Therapy, Ayurveda, Aroma Therapy, Reiki Master/Instructor, Matrix Energetics I/II etc.

For more information please email or call Monika @ 204-636-7787.

Chakra Balancing

A workshop in which you will learn about the energy of each main chakra, as well as various methods and techniques used to bring into balance the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies.
By tapping into your own healing powers, you may experience a sense of empowerment, life changing insights, emotional release, physical healing, heightened awareness, spiritual connectedness and/or other positive effects.

In this workshop you will work with the 7 main energy centers of the human body, which are called chakras. Each of these energy centers is connected to each part of the body through energy channels (Nadis). Each Chakra has its own characteristics. Not only are they responsible for receiving and expressing energy but are also storage centers for our life experience and affect physically and mentally. Learn how you can balance the energy of the chakras and how to remove blockages in order to heal them. Leading a series of practical exercises will guide you to get in touch with the energy of each Chakra. Through specific Chakra related postures (Yoga Asanas) you will experience how to activate the energy and will learn how to discover if there are any blockages. Relax the body and calm the busy mind and bring joy to soul. As a result of this, tensions will be released and peace as well as joy will be established. To re-enforce this result, mantras that resonate in a specific way with the chakras will be used. A real experience of the vibration of the chakras will be the result. During mantra meditation, focusing on colour, sound and chanting the workshop will give a wonderful overall experience that allows you to gain health and happiness. Practicing regularly at home afterwards will help you to establish health on a solid basis and will help to increase your energy. People of all ages can enjoy this vibrant celebration of the true love of life.

In the Chakra Balancing Course you will learn…

  What is a Chakra?
  Locating the Chakras
  Functions of the Chakras
  The Chakras and the 7-Year Cycle
  Detailed Information on each Chakra according to Dr. Myss
  Chakra Meditation, Mantras, Yoga and Dancing
  How to Clear and Recharge Chakra’s
  Symptoms of Chakra Balance and Imbalance

Art Therapy Workshop “Grief”

There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go. ~Author Unknown

Each man is like all other men, like some men, like no men…. –  for each of us the grieving process looks different!

What’s the meaning of grieving?

Grieving is an active cognitive and emotional process involving confrontation with all the emotions involved and restructuring of thoughts about the deceased, the loss experience and the changed world within which the bereaved must now live.

What’s the meaning of mourning?

Healing through the process of adaption to death.

What’s Art Therapy? Verbalizing thoughts and feelings can be difficult, especially during stressful life events. Art therapy is based on the belief that the creative process involved in creating art is healing and life-enhancing. No artistic skill is necessary to benefit from art therapy.

Who is it for? Art therapy is used with people of all ages in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and hospice centers.

How does it work? An art therapist will guide you through the creative process in a safe and comfortable atmosphere. The artwork can also be a stepping stone to verbal communication about feelings or events. The simple use of color or line can communicate complex feelings or experiences without words.

How does it help? Art therapy can assist in moving through the grieving process because it allows people to do the following:

  • Get in touch with, accept, and express feelings;
  • Foster positive coping behaviors;
  • Gain insight and understanding;
  • Reduce anxiety and provide emotional release;

Participate in memorial activities that express the significance of the life of the deceased.

Coming Home – Inner Child Workshop

Somewhere deep inside us, there is a little carefree child, a child before it was abused, a child who had a right to a free and happy childhood; a happy, loving, innocent, gentle, inquisitive, outgoing, creative, playful, talented child. This child is still in us. Meanwhile it may be desperate and sad because it has been abused, abandoned, wounded, hurt and scared. Whatever your name is, call your Inner child “little ……”.

Many times we have buried the pain of the past. Many times our inner child is the keeper of secrets and pain. In order to recall lost memory, it is often necessary to get back in touch with the keeper of these secrets, the child who went into hiding as a result of childhood sexual/physical/emotional abuse. This is very empowering and you will feel a tremendous sense of release and peace once you master how to find your inner child and protect and love him or her.

Workshop Outline:

1. Day:

  • Look at the world through the eyes of a child
  • Play and have fun
  • Learn how emotions result in posture and how the posture of others influence your emotions and reactions
  • The Healing Journal: start the journey of healing your Inner Child
  • Re-Connecting through Guided Imagery/Meditation/Trance
  • Another way of expressing feelings –> Drawing
  • Mirror Work
  • The Path of Trust
  • Story Telling
  • Re-Birthing
  • This is just the beginning….. homework

2. Day:

  • Time Line / Life Line
  • Journalling
  • Creative Self
  • Moving through Life: become aware of your movements and actions
  • Satir Categories: how to balance the 5 subpersonalities
  • What’s success?
  • What are your values?
  • Goal setting
  • Systemic Constellation
  • Life Mission
  • What motivates you?
  • What are your Strategies?
  • Walt Disney Strategy from NLP
  • EFT for Obstacles

Wheel of Wisdom Workshop – The four directions – The cycle of Life

We all have a personal wheel of energy surrounding each of us. The circle symbolizes the continuity and connection to all living things–and that we are part of–not separate–all of them.

The Wheel is representing the races of man, the seasons, and the stages of life from birth to dying. The circle is the earth, the moon and the planets. It is the circle of life and all creation. The simplicity of the symbol is profound. We humans KNOW four directions. We see forward, but not back, and facing forward we have two sides. Four directions are part of our biology and our psychology. They are archetypes of the highest order. As such they are powerful carriers of symbolic meaning.

  • Heart Chakra Dance
  • Standing the directions
  • The meaning of the four directions
  • Journalling
  • The four Elements
  • The four realms of life
  • The four Totem/Power Animals / Animal Guides
  • Meet your Animal Guide Trance
  • EFT for deep integration
  • The four Archetypes – Balancing their strengths and weaknesses
  • The wounded Child
  • Conflicts & Problem Resolution
  • Reflective Listening
  • Forgiving & Burning Bowl
  • Death & Dying
  • How to say “NO” and set boundaries
  • Warrior Dance


Some Benefits if you are doing Qigong exercises on a regular basis

will help you to a deeper and more restorative sleeping level

will clear and tranquil your mind

will normalize your breathing rate, heart rate, blood pressure, hormone levels

will clear your skin, restore youthfulness and present you with a happy attitude

will improve all your post chemo conditions (numbness, dizziness, imbalance etc.)

will operate like an anti-depressant without any side effects

will boost your immune power to prevent colds and infections

Healing Qigong (sometimes translated “Medical Qigong”) is the preventive and self-healing aspect of Chinese medicine. We are all exposed to stress. Qigong teaches us how to control our reactions to stress so that life events do not cause such symptoms as high blood pressure, frustration, or anxiety. Energy (Qi) Healing is effective for the same range of illnesses as acupuncture.

Because Qigong includes both dynamic and gentle movements that can be practiced from standing, seated, and supine postures, it is suitable for young and old. 

When?     Every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 PM

Only $ 12.00 per session or 10 session for $ 100.00!

Educational Background

MA in Applied Psychotherapy, Applied Kinesiology, Neuro Linguistic Programming and Systemic Constellation Therapy

Private “NLPK®” Institute for Psychotherapy and Counselling Professions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Munich, Germany 2033-2006

  • The History of Psychotherapy – From Freud to Reality Therapy
  • Systemic (Family) Constellation Therapy for individuals, groups and companies
  • Coaching with NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programing)
  • Trance Therapy
  • Life Cycle Coaching / Counselling in Psychotherapy
  • Applied Kinesiology (Brain Gym, Touch for Health, Behavioural Barometer, Muscle Testing)
  • The Counsellor in the Community Settings
  • Shamanism – The Teachings of Nature and Healing the Inner Child

Graduate Diploma and Certification in Professional Counselling

Vancouver College for Counsellor Training in Vancouver, BC 2009 – 2011

Member of the Canadian Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Advanced and Integrative Skills of Counselling
  • Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Trauma, Grief, Family, Abuse and Addiction Counselling
  • Life Span Development Counselling
  • Multicultural/Ethnic Group Counselling

REIKI Master and Teacher/Instructor

Master Werner Stang, Erding                                                                                                                                     Munich, Germany 1997 – 2006

Level I, II, III and Instructor

Relaxation Therapist (Yoga, Meridian-Gym, Qi Gong, PMR etc.)                                                                              

Body and Soul Academy     Munich, Germany 2003

Certified Aroma Therapy Course and                                                                                                                       Certified Sound Bowl Massage Course                                                                                                                  Sungai Institute    Munich, Germany 2003

Certified Ayurveda Oil Massage Course                                                                                                                                Mahindra Institute     Birstein, Germany   2005

Matrix Energetics Level I & II  with Richard Bartlett                                                                                          Vancouver, BC   2012


Monika been offering Reiki since 1997, working as a Relaxation and Soundbowl Therapist since 2003 and working in the field of Psychotherapy, Counselling and Energy Healing since 2005 in Germany and since moving to Manitoba in 2007. In order to meet the multicultural challenges in Canada Monika has been studying certain courses with the VCC in BC.  She has been working with many individuals one-on-one as well as leading group workshops. Constantly integrating new Energy Healing Techniques and combining them with her Coaching/Counselling techniques she has been developing her own way of short and solution oriented healing called “Do it the BalanCHIng® Way!” She has been applying her knowledge to assist individuals in overcoming barriers and stressors in their lives in numerous face to face sessions, but her passion is the art of creating and leading Self-Growth Workshops (Inner Child Work, Four Directions, Chakra Balancing, Systemic Constellations etc.) and Grief/PTSD Art Therapy Workshops. Her theory is that there are no problems, just solutions. As the client has all resources (s)he needs, the Coach/Counsellor is just guide during the healing process. 


EFT Workshops

Level 1 – The Fundamentals                                                                                                                      

Level II – Advanced Techniques

Reiki Workshops

Level I – The 5 Life-Principles

Level II – Distance Healing with Symbols

Level III – The Master Symbol & Ancient Knowledge

Level IV – Interpersonal, Communication, Instructional Skills and Group Processes

Drama & Story Telling Workshop – Fairy tales as expressions of unconscious psychic process and mirrors of basic patterns

Self Discovery Workshop for Young Women – What’s Your Dream Job and How Do You Get There?

Family Constellation Workshop – Systems and their own natural orders, hierarchies

Grief and Trauma Art Therapy Workshops – Dealing with complicated grief and trauma

“Connect with Nature” Workshops

–        Homecoming of the Inner Child

–        Personal Growth with The Four Directions & The Elements

Chakra Workshop – The Meaning of Chakras for a Healthy Life and Numerous Ways to Balance them

Making Life Changes Easier with Kinesiology & NLP – Eye Patterns, Behavioral Barometer, Anchoring, Modeling

Namaste everybody!

Usui Reiki

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