Barb is thrilled to be a part of the RTT team as a facilitator after being a participant in Cohort 5. She is of European (German) ancestry living on the unceded territory of the K’omoks First Nations in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island since 1998.
Barb has been a Family Physician for 25 years and has a focused practice in chronic pain, addictions medicine and Palliative Care for the last 7 years. She is a UBC and UVic Clinical Assistant Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Family Medicine. She appreciates what Western Medicine brings as well as integrates other healing approaches and is a certified medical acupuncturist and is a Reiki Master. She is a senior student of Thomas Huebl, a modern mystic who is deeply exploring personal, multigenerational, and collective trauma healing. For many years she has been taken part in aboriginal ceremonies and been learning much from her indigenous mentors. She is passionate about personal healing work and she loves the Roots to Thrive approach that is dedicated to a truly holistic way of trauma integration.