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Janice Dirksen

I've been there...

By the beginning of 2020, I became aware that I was experiencing depression, which had been ongoing for some time. It wasn't the typical situational depression that arises from life's setbacks, but rather a deep, dark pain and fear that gradually consumed me. My moods were erratic, marked by explosive anger, paralyzing frustration, fear, anxiety, and hidden tears. However, when March 2020 arrived and the pandemic hit, I felt an overwhelming wave of relief. Despite the new reasons for anxiety and fear, I saw it as an opportunity for healing and self-care. I cherished the quiet days, dedicating time to myself through meditation, exercise, creativity, and reading.


In mid-June 2020, I returned to work as a mobile hairdresser for seniors and shut-ins. However, I quickly realized that something was missing - myself. I had lost touch with my own passion and reason for living. By mid-September, I started gaining weight, using it as a protective layer while sinking back into a deep depression. By the end of October, I had gained almost 20 lbs., yet no one seemed to notice. I was desperate for someone to see my pain, but it remained invisible. I felt terrified and desperately searched for answers.


During the fall of 2020, I came across multiple podcasts featuring Marisa Peer, a renowned therapist from Britain. It felt like the universe was sending me a sign, so I began following Marisa's therapy method called RTT® (Rapid Transformational Therapy). I noticed small shifts in my life and decided to pursue online training to become an RTT® Practitioner and Clinical Hypnotist.


What I've learned is that when depression and anxiety take hold, it's a clear indication that I am neglecting self-care and need to stop and listen. While I have always maintained a positive outlook and navigated through the normal ups and downs of life, I was unprepared for the depth of depression I had settled for. Through understanding the beliefs my mind had developed over time, RTT® has given me the freedom to choose again - to choose better and healthier beliefs. I still experience occasional moments of anxiety and mood shifts, but they are rare and easily defused, becoming a normal part of life. I now sleep deeply, experiencing healing rest that I hadn't enjoyed in years, and wake up feeling grateful and filled with joy.


I invite you to embrace curiosity, explore, and delve deeper within yourself so that you too can discover more of your own potential, purpose, and passion.

My #1 Personal Value:  Impact/Service
Every morning during meditation I place my hands on my heart and ask the Universe "How do I make a DIFFERENCE today?"

Work Experience and Qualifications



Respect in the Workplace, Canadian Red Cross 2021

Psychological First Aid - Caring for Others, Canadian Red Cross, 2021

10 Steps to Creating Safe Environments for Organizations & Communities, Canadian Red Cross, 2021


Certified Consulting Hypnotist NGH® (National Guild of Hypnotists), Cobourg Centre for Hypnosis, Master Hypnotist Mary McCandless, 2021

MindScaping, Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy, 2021

RTT® (Rapid Transformation Therapy) Practitioner & Hypnotist, 2021

Certified Ho'oponopono Practitioner, 2019

Certified Advanced Ho'oponopono Practitioner, 2019

IET® (Integrated Energy Therapy) Basic Level, Judy Ward, 2009

IET® Intermediate Level, Judy Ward, 2009

IET® Advanced Level, Judy Ward, 2009

Chakra Testing and Balancing Course, Judy Ward, 2009

Fundamentals of Chi Nei Tsang, 2004

Usui Reiki Level 1, Horst Nussbaum, 2003

Usui Reiki Level 2, Horst Nussbaum, 2004

Usui Reiki Level 3, Judy Ward, 2006

Usui Reiki Master Level, David Best, 2012

Chakra Repair Master, David Best, 2013

Life is a balance
holding on and
letting go...
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