Empower your Bliss

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Angela Cara, MA, RCC, FOT


Passionate about Embodied Wisdom, Psychospiritual Expansion and what she calls Somatic Dreamwork, Angela is a trauma-informed Focusing therapist who loves to witness people explore and uproot past experiences that inhibit purpose and pleasure to expand into deeper versions of themselves.

For those who would like to know more about Focusing, a self-therapy that anyone can learn, check out Embodied Focusing.

The Degrees:

Master of Counselling Psychology; Adler University, 2009-2011. Thesis: a Heuristic approach exploring Mindfulness. "What is Changing as I Enter Formal Meditation Practice?"

Bachelor of Arts: Professional Communications; Royal Roads University, 2005-2006

Associate of Art Degree: Psychology; Camosun College, 2003-2005

Psychotherapy Training:

Psilocybin Psychotherapist Training | Therapsil; Current

– Depth Psychology of Love | Ana Mozol; Online

– Dreamwork: Fate, The Destiny Line, Ritual & Shamanism | Ana Mozol; Online

– Rekindling Desire + Sessions | Esther Perel; Online

– How to Work with the Part of Trauma That Your Client Can’t Verbalize | Dr. Peter Levine; Online

Dreamwork For Yourself | Dr. Leslie Ellis; Online

Dreams Demystified Online Course | Dr. Leslie Ellis; Vancouver, BC

 2-year Focusing-Oriented Therapist Certification | Dr. Leslie Ellis; Vancouver, BC

– Mindful Self-Compassion Core Skills Training | Kristin Neff & Chris Germer

–  Internal Family Systems (IFS) for Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Addiction & More: An intensive online course | Dr. Rick Schwartz & Dr. Frank Anderson

Somatic Experiencing, Step by Step: Master the body-oriented approach to Trauma and Stress Disorders | Dr. Peter Levine; Online

–  Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for trauma| Dr. Janina Fisher; Online

– Art Therapy in Counselling | Adler School of Professional Psychology; Vancouver, BC

– Dreaming and Dream Interpretation in Counselling | Adler Center; Vancouver, BC

– Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) | Dr. Sue Johnson, Ed.D; Online

– Women's Depth Therapy | Ana Mozol; Adler University, Vancouver, BC

– Gestalt Therapy Workshop | Dr. Bea Mackay; Vancouver, BC

– Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Foundational Certificate | Behavioural Tech & Dr. Marsha Linehan; Online

– Mindfulness, Willingness and Radical Acceptance in Psychotherapy | Dr. Marsha Linehan, Seattle, WA

– Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) 2-day training | Mindsight Institute, Dr. Dan Siegel; Victoria, BC

– Adlerian Approach to Dreams Workshop | The Adler Center; Vancouver, BC

– Adlerian Approach to Art Therapy Workshop | The Adler Center; Vancouver, BC

Mindful Art Therapy Workshop | Dr. Duanita Eleniak, The Adler School; Vancouver, BC

– Mindful Eating Seminar | Skelly Publishing; Online

An Introduction to Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy |  (AEDP); Vancouver, BC

– Facilitated parenting group: "Discipline that Works" | Family Services of the North Shore; Vancouver, BC

Other Specialized Training or Experience

Holistic Pelvic Care Practitioner Level 1 & 2 | Tami Lynn Kent, 2020

Doula Training | Wise Women Way of Birth; Victoria, BC

Activate Your Inner Jaquar | Kimberly Johnson; Online

Holotropic Breathwork | Assisted Bruce Tobin at The Psychedelics and Psychotherapy Conferences 2014 & 2016; Victoria, BC

– Dream Retreat | Tokopa; Saltspring Island

Courting the Dream | Tokopa; Online

– Circlework Certificate | Jalaja Bonheim; Light on the Hill, New York

Loving-Kindness Retreat & Work with plants | Spring Washam and facilitators; Tarapoto, Peru

– Vipassana 10-day Meditation Retreat | Merritt, BC

– Mindfulness Intensive 7-Day Meditation Retreat | Spirit Rock, CA

The Art of Asking Beautiful Questions | weekend with David Whyte, Victoria, BC

– 7 Windows to the Soul: Chakra Weekend Workshop | Anodea Judith; Vancouver, BC

– Young Adults Mindfulness Intensive 7-Day Meditation Retreat | Spirit Rock, CA

– Insight Yoga Intensive | Sarah Powers; Esalen in Big Sur, CA)

– Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy – Level 1 | Vancouver, BC

– Restorative Yoga Level 1 | Tianne Allan; Vancouver, BC

– 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training | Karma Yoga; Vancouver, BC

– Dreamwalking: A Course On Dreams | Tokopa; Online

– Non-Violent Communication Training | Raj Gill; Vancouver, BC

Feminine Treasures & The Tao of Love | Minke De VosVancouver, BC

– Dependent Origination Meditation Workshop Retreat | Christina Feldman; UBC, Vancouver, BC

– Archetypal Dreamwork Retreat | Hollyhock; Vancouver, BC

– Awakening The Heart | Thich Nhat Hanh; UBC, Vancouver, BC

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I am a Mindfulness-based somatic psychotherapist working in private practice. I am passionate about Dreams, Pleasure, Self-Compassion, Embodied Wisdom, Relationships, Women’s Work & Creativity.

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