Our Course Instructors
All of our instructors are Registered Psychotherapists by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
VMTR, B.A., M.Eng., P.Eng
College & Dundas West / Bathurst & St Clair West
While his first career was in engineering, Daryl’s heart was really drawn to working with people, in both therapeutic and creative contexts.
When he discovered body-based therapy on his own personal journey, he felt like he had discovered something powerful and transformative, and ultimately decided to train in Voice Movement Therapy (VMT), an expressive arts therapy of the voice, and then afterwards in
Integral Healing, which includes the body as an essential component of the psychotherapeutic approach.
Daryl is a healer. Through talking and bodywork, he can help you to get clearer on what’s happening in your life, what you’re needing or longing for-and help you connect to and reclaim the tremendous power which may presently lie hidden in you.
During your session, he will work with you with care, attention and respect to help you reconnect through your body to whatever is actually taking place inside of you in the present movement. This is where healing can happen.
The main purpose of body-based psychotherapy is to restore flow to a person’s life force by working through the physical and emotional blocks they have, which they often experience as
feeling “stuck” or unsatisfied. To do this, he works with breath and attention, and with the person’s body-to get things moving. This might mean exercises for grounding or to promote the movement of energy, such as holding difficult postures, or physically expressing emotions. The benefits of a person’s energy moving more freely is that they feel more alive!
Cynthia McCormack, M.A.
Cynthia has extensive counselling and teaching experience. Her career began as a Clinical Criminologist in the Canadian prison system where her responsibilities included assessments,
counseling and classification/placements of inmates.
Cynthia’s commitment to healing and change in the prison system lead her to the Correctional Worker program at Centennial College. As Head of this program she chaired provincial committees to set standards for training in the correctional field and as a Faculty member she had the opportunity to supervise students and teach counseling skills,
group dynamics, ethics, and human development. During this time she was President of
the Ontario Association of Corrections and Criminology, on the National Board
of the Association for the Prevention of Crime and the Board of Managers of the
Boy’s Home, an open custody facility for young offenders.
Cynthia has been a spiritual seeker all of her life. Her greatest joy is to connect the threads of spiritual truth through all the various spiritual and religious communities that she encounters. “To find the threads of inclusivity rather than exclusivity”. Twelve Step Programs and Buddhism form the basis of her spiritual practice today.
Cynthia is a graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, a 4 year training program in the healing sciences. Her final year project was titled “ Twelve Step Program-An Integrated Healing Model.” This project showed the relationship between the Chakra Energy System and the Twelve Steps. After graduating from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, Cynthia co-created and taught in the Body and Soul Energy Therapy School.
Today, Cynthia is a therapist, mentor, teacher, mediator, Buddhist practitioner, and founder of the Creative Healers Institute. She has been in private practice for 15 years as a mindfulness and body.
BSc, St. Lawrence University, 1968
MA, St. Lawrence University, 1970
Private practice in psychotherapy since 1976
Psychotherapeutic orientations include: bioenergetics, developmental, Jungian dream work, relational and integral healing
A partner at the Bioenergetic Psychotherapy Institute of Toronto/Wychwood Park Psychotherapy Institute, 1980-1991
A school psychologist with the Board of Education, city of York, 1970-1983
The founder and director of the York Skill School Program, 1973-1993
A teacher and supervisor at the Bioenergetic Psychotherapy Institute of Toronto, 1977-1989
Director and founder of Integral Healing Centre of Toronto’s psychotherapy training programs 1996-present
Bioenergetic Psychotherapy Institute of Toronto, 1977 (therapist)
Bioenergetic Psychotherapy Institute of Toronto, 1980 (trainer, supervisor and teacher)
Openway Institute in Integral Healing of Charlottesville, Virginia, 1990 (healer)
Fellow, American Orthopsychiatric Association, 1976-present
Clinical member of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists since 1986, board member 1992-1996
President DIVMA, Ontario Psychological Association, 1974-1976
Member of the Spirituality in Health-Care Network
Wendy Fredricks, B.A., B.Ed.
Wendy Fredricks has had a psychotherapy practice in the Spadina Therapy Centre at Bloor and Spadina since 2000. Her training at Integral Healing Centre of Toronto informs her creative approach to psychotherapy, recognizing the importance of the mind and body connection. Wendy gently encourages clients to unlock psychic blocks and face issues of fear, anxiety, shame, depression and anger through dream work, guided meditation, artwork, visualization and bodywork.
She also works with couples grappling with the various challenges that being in a deep relationship with another can bring. She helps to deepen the relationship and strengthen the bond through better communication and a higher consciousness to the dynamic between the partners.
Wendy is currently working under the guidance of John Went with the trainees in the Integral Healing Centre of Toronto program, teaching psychotherapy, bioenergetics and energy healing. She is developing a series of workshops (Threshold Workshops) for women at various life-stages. The first was introduced in August 2009. These workshops will include guided mediation, bodywork, journaling, art and dream work.
In addition to the Integral Healing Centre of Toronto program, Wendy has taken a number of related courses and intensive workshops including work with Marion Woodman, Elinor Dickson (dream work), Steven Johnson (character structures), John Gottman and Sue Johnston (couples workshops), Dick Swartz (internal family systems), and Christina Becker (Jungian theory and alchemy).
Hons. BA, Psychology and Philosophy Waterloo Lutheran University, 1970
B. Ed., Ontario Teacher Education College, 1976
Spec. Ed. Specialist, York University, 1980
Cheryle has maintained a private practice, working with both adults, and more recently, children of all ages, since 1989. Her formal training in healing/psychotherapy began with Graciela Damewood’s Integral Healing Program (1989-1991) and continued at the Integral Healing Centre of Toronto. Cheryle co-developed and co-taught the Module III of the program from 1998-2002 while simultaneously completing Modules I (Basic Psychotherapy) and II (Bioenergetic Psychotherapy). She continues to teach selected elements of Module III to this day.
Cheryle’s training in Integral Healing has proven to be an invaluable tool that has formed the basis for her work with children, youth and adults, both in private practice and as an itinerant behaviour resource teacher with the Toronto District School Board for the past 24 years. The basic principle taught in the client centred approach of “being with” a person regardless of age, gender or diagnosis has allowed her to successfully work to help others become their best selves and to heal themselves.
In her role as a trainer with Behaviour Management Systems (2006-present), Cheryle has found ways to utilize her background in training staff within the TDSB in ways to manage potentially aggressive students, with an emphasis on understanding how their own personalities contribute to the issues and situations. She has also presented a variety of workshops to parents, staff and students on dealing with conflict, bullying and parenting strategies in the early years.
Cheryle’s work as a Roots of Empathy instructor in the TDSB (2008-2011) allowed her to communicate to children and adults the importance of issues such as bonding for infants and parents. It also promoted insight into the critical neurobiological and social-emotional growth that takes place in the first year of life.
As Cheryle works with adults and children, she has continued the development of her skills and knowledge with further training including Ross Greene (Level I Advanced Training: the Collaborative Problem Solving Approach, 2009), Paris Goodyear Brown (Working with the Wild Child, 2010), David Grand (Brainspotting Phase I and Phase II, 2011) and has most recently completed Levels I (2012) and II (2013) of the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy Certificate Course. She is currently enrolled in the final Level III (August 2014).
Audrey Jolly, MA, RP, OSP
Audrey has been in private practice as an Integral healer since her graduation from the IHC Training Program in 2000. She is a body-centered psychotherapist with an additional skill base in the arts.
She graduated from York University with a Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, in Dance and Psychology. She studied Dance Therapy at York and taught in the Dance and Physical Education Departments.
Her training with John Went included client-centered psychotherapy, bioenergetics and energy work. Her final paper at IHC was in healing trauma from the level of felt sense (what you are feeling in the body versus the intellect).
This included an in-depth study of the work of Pat Ogden, Peter Levine and others in the field of sensorimotor healing. She is also a couples therapist, having training with ICEEEFT, Emotionally Focused couples therapy with Sue Johnson.
Audrey has written articles on Creativity and The Body’s Role in Psychotherapy and Healing and is currently working on a book.