Training, Workshops & Sessions
Personal & Professional Development
Through the use of team-building, facilitation and interactive experiences, meaningful engagement becomes a possibility within your circle.
Michelle is a certified Reiki Master\Teacher, Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner and a Quick Remap Practitioner, Level 1.
Emotional Freedom Technique
E.F.T. is a very effective technique for stress, anxiety, fears or phobias as well as general maintenance of overall health and well-being.
Spirit Painting Sessions
The unique qualities of Spirit Paintings are that each one is original as they are 100% based on the energy you are carrying during your session.
a little more about Michelle
Michelle Thomas is a Seneca Bear Clan woman from Six Nations of the Grand River located near Brantford and Hamilton, Ontario.
Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Bachelor of Education from Brock University. She also obtained an Aboriginal Small Business Management Certificate from Mohawk College and sought further training in the holistic healing arts obtaining certification as a Reiki Master-Teacher, Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner and a Quick Remap Practitioner, Level 1.
This unique combination of skills and expertise assist her in creating opportunities for people to decolonize their minds. This includes work within organizations, staff and individuals. Through the use of team-building, facilitation and interactive experiences, meaningful engagement becomes a possibility within your circle. Michelle carries a diverse background in education, sociology, business, healing & wellness.
She has worked within the education, social development, addictions and employment & training sectors. Michelle strives to create culturally appropriate training & facilitation by incorporating Haudenosaunee values into her work. This creates opportunities for education and positive dialogue. It is only through reclaiming your power, voice and purpose that you can make true change.
How did Spirit Paintings Originate?
Spirit paintings originated about 15 years ago in the beginning of Michelle’s career as a Reiki Master. She enjoyed water colour painting as a hobby and found that it offered her a sense of release. She was free to “get lost” in the painting and just let herself go with the creativity. She would leave it, put away the pieces, then come back to it and marvel at the intuitive connections she could make in the artwork. It seemed to answer many of her questions at the time.
Michelle decided to experiment further, by combining Reiki with painting. She calls them Spirit Paintings because doing Reiki (or any form of energy work) requires a connection to the person’s spirit. It is very intimate work. Rather than going into each person’s energy centres to do the work, Michelle simply sits with them, and allow them to channel their energy to her.
What Are Spirit Paintings?
Spirit Paintings are abstract pieces of art, usually done with a combination of charcoal and/or water colour paints. The unique qualities of Spirit Paintings are that each one is original as they are 100% based on the energy you are carrying during your session. As a trained Reiki Master, Michelle uses the skill of tuning into your energy. As a client, you relax, do some deep breathing and through your session you channel your energy to her. With your permission, she is then able to paint what is shown to her.
After your painting is complete, Michelle will go through a 15 minute interpretation with you. Although the paintings are abstract, each stroke and colour has a meaning to it. Michelle’s experiences with Spirit Paintings have shown her they are deeply personal and meaningful to the client. The messages have been a valuable source of insight. Some receive confirmation or validation on personal life circumstances. Others gain a deeper understanding of their overall purpose in life. The end result is a valuable tool for self-awareness and spiritual guidance.
Spirit Paintings with Michelle are available by appointment.
Beyond the Leaf’s Thickness
Beyond the Leaf’s Thickness chronicles a life-journey.
Written as creative non-fiction, Michelle tells her story reaching from the depths of childhood traumas to forging a new path during a powerful spiritual awakening.
This story uncovers the beauty and resilience of the human spirit, while weaving the resounding connection of ancestral roots and culture throughout. A deep and meaningful read that brings compassion, hope and healing to those who read it.
To order your copy please send an e-mail along with your mailing address and contact info. Your order will be shipped after receiving payment.
Michelle is available for speaking engagements to discuss her first self-published book, Beyond The Leaf’s Thickness.