Emma is a holistic health practitioner. Her work is based on the beliefs that our bodies know how to heal themselves and food is medicine. She also works at the intersections of burnout, trauma including intergenerational trauma, systemic oppression, social justice and collective healing. She sees personal health as deeply connected to community and environmental health. She works with an awareness of the crises we face today. Gender-based violence and discrimination, racism, capitalism, colonization and climate and water crises all impact our health and well-being.
Using holistic nutrition, biodynamic craniosacral therapy and ThetaHealing®, Emma supports clients healing from burnout, trauma and a range of other conditions. She trained with local teachers and also received a Natural Nutrition diploma from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2020 and a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy diploma with Body Intelligence in 2022.
Emma is also an activist, writer and researcher. She is a contributing editor with rabble.ca and a member of Cooperative Biblioterre. She is co-founder of the La Pêche Coalition for a Green New Deal. Emma has worked in water justice and supported water justice struggles across northern Turtle Island for more than a decade. She has a Master of Arts in Political Economy with focus in water privatization.
She lives near Wakefield, QC on Algonquin Anishinaabeg traditional territory, where connecting to the waters and land soothes her spirit. During warm weather, she swims, gardens and hikes. During winter, she snowshoes and is learning how to cross-country ski.
Emma has joined the Canadian Women of Colour Leadership Network as Holistic Health Director. She believes the network’s support for racialized women and non-binary people in leadership roles is now needed more than ever. Systemic racism and discrimination have very real impacts on our health. Emma is excited to offer support through workshops and other resources that foster health, joy and groundedness for inspiring, racialized leaders.
“love and justice are not two. without inner change, there can be no outer change; without collective change, no change matters.” Rev. angel Kyodo williams