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"No mumbo jumbo, all caring and knowledge."
My personal journey to healing.
“When the mind is present in the heart, we call it happiness.” - Chinese saying
As a child of only eight years old I was already fascinated by Traditional Medicine practices, and by my teens it had become a hobby. I studied and experimented with the effects of diet, herbs, and various physical techniques on the mind and body, and examined possibilities for formal education in these areas. By my early 20’s in Montreal, Canada, however, I had become completely distracted by the allure of sudden success in an unrelated business. I was enjoying early financial prosperity, an important long-term relationship, and I had all the appearances of "success". In actuality, I was overworking myself, neglecting my authentic self, and quickly burning out. I also had a plethora of chronic health complaints that seemed to be getting worse, despite frequent medical interventions. At the age of 28, my health forced me to take a prolonged absence from work. It was during this time that I resolved to live with greater balance, use my knowledge, re-connect to my passion, and move toward my true calling. I radically changed the way I lived and worked and began the foundation for a major life change, finding health and joy along the way.
In 2006 at the age of 34, I gave up a very successful career; a world-renown business that I had built from scratch, to pursue full-time studies in various systems of natural medicine, spiritual practice, and esoteric healing modalities. It was finally time to transform what had been a lifelong hobby and personal passion, into my full-time vocation. It was perhaps the best decision of my life.
Over 10 years and 19 countries later including two years living in a small rural Zen temple in Southern Japan; my studies have taken me around the world including extended periods living, studying, working, and volunteering in Asia, Latin America, and India. It’s been an incredible journey!
Along the way, at various times, I have had the good fortune of encountering a few very special healers and teachers, whose abilities challenged all of my rational comprehension. Through these experiences, and through their guidance, I began to understand and expand on my own innate skills, some of which extend radically outside the realm of conventional healing and book-based knowledge. I cautiously accept this aspect of my path, and seek to integrate it fully into a balanced and rational world view and a comprehensive, evolving, global approach to healing and wellbeing.
On this journey, I have had experiences I could never have imagined, grown in directions I could not have expected, and in the process discovered resilient health and a pervading sense of joy, calm, and purpose that is the foundation of each day, and something I hope to pass on to everyone I meet.
It’s time now to to bring together my experiences, knowledge, and passions into a life of service and intentionality. Wether in a live personalized session, online session, or at one of the retreats I facilitate; i’m here to help you discover and develop your best self.
This is a journey that never ends. I hope you will join me!
Onward. Inward. Upward...
– Pierre Ferguson Black, 2017
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Bio & Qualifications
Pierre Black is a naturopath and intuitive healer originally from Montreal, Canada offering a broadly multidisciplinary and holistic approach to healing and wellbeing, encompassing not only the physical and mental aspects of wellness; but environmental, social, energetic, and spiritual factors as well. Pierre combines extensive training in a number of healing systems with a unique intuitive ability and a broad range of life experiences, all of which contribute to his depth and efficacy as a practitioner. Major areas of study include Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and other traditional medicine systems with a particular interest in adapting these systems to a modern reality. Toward healing and expanding consciousness itself, Pierre combines Buddhist, Taoist, and Vedic influences and techniques with modern psychotherapeutic, philosophical, and technological approaches.
• Training & Certifications
Pierre Black is a trained Herbalist, Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant, Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, and has diplomas in CranioSacral Therapy, Counselling, Ayurvedic Massage, Ayurvedic Dietetics and Cooking, Ayurvedic Panchakarma Therapy, and Sports Nutrition. He has also received formal training in Integral Philosophy, Yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, Planetary Herbology, various cooking styles, Asian Constitutional Dietetics, Zen and other meditation styles, Chi Nei Tzang massage, ThetaHealing, Emotional Freedom Technique, Advanced First Aid, Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Hygiene.
• Techniques & Inspiration
Pierre works multiple levels using dietary change, herbal medicine, behaviour and lifestyle modification, consciousness tools, energy healing, subtle body work, and emotional-spiritual healing. Featured prominently is the Constitutional-Energetic approach found in the time-tested wisdom of Ayurveda (the traditional Medicine of India), Traditional Chinese Medicine, and other ancient health systems, while adapting these systems to a modern reality. Other influential systems and modalities include Taoist, Vedic, and Buddhist consciousness practices, Naturopathy, Integrative Medical Herbalism, Transpersonal and Integral philosophies. Pierre has a strong interest in traditional food systems, cooking, holistic nutrition, secular spirituality, sustainable/organic/biodynamic food production, ecology and sustainability, and traditional fitness systems such as Yoga and Qi Gong.
• CONTINUING EDUCATION
Dedicated to lifelong learning, Pierre is likely always enrolled in at least one course of study on a topic or skill related to his professional development.