Certified Counselor CAC II

Beyond a professional career in Theatre,  Nicolle earned her professional certification with the Canadian Council of Professional Certification in 2007 as an Addiction Counselor CAC II.Her journey began with an interest in volunteer work at a womens’ treatment centre for alcohol and drug addiction in downtown Toronto. In between performing for regional theatres, Nicolle continued to put in hours as a volunteer at Renascent’s Munro House. She was nominated for Volunteer of the Year award in 2001-2002.

The manager of Renascent’s Munro House, Betty Walker offered to mentor her as a counselor and support her through professional development. Nicolle trained with the treatment team of professional counselors as well as Professors from various universities in a professional development program. ( 4, 500 hours of practical hands on experience along with 240 hours of education)  After four years of study, professional mentorship, hands on training/work experience and clinical supervision, she received her certification. (CAC II 1442-07)

Working at Munro House, a 21 day residential alcohol and drug treatment centre for women ages 15- 99, she had the opportunity to develop finely tuned communication & assessment abilities as she worked front-line, in admissions, leading group educational sessions during treatment, one on one counseling sessions as well as After Care programs for Alumni at Renascent Treatment Centre in Toronto.  http://www.renascent.ca

This professional experience led a passion to understand the impact of Creative Self-Care on an individual’s personal and professional growth, input and output create sustainablity and prevent burn-out/ reduce stress. This has led her to coach others, to uncover, discover and recover their BEST Self-Care practise, combining her counseling, writing and creative skills to write a creative self-care workbook and to launch these courses~

Creative Journaling: Self-Care for the Helping Professional



*This Course is approved by the CACCF *Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation, for 6 hours of Continuing Education Units, certificate issued. http://www.caccf.ca/

 This professional development course is designed for helping professionals (counselors, nurses, support and social workers etc). This course is a unique combination for both professional self-care and client care, exploring both creativity and writing in a very accessible way. Participants will experience first hand the benefits of journaling through writing exercises, writing prompts, image collage work and mindfulness focused on renewing personal and professional purpose.

Creative Journaling is now finally being recognized as a powerful, healing tool for working with a wide range of clients and as a self-care practice used by helping professionals to maintain healthy balance and outlook working in their chosen field. No formal writing experience required.

*Available as One Day 6 hour workshop or One hour per week via teleconference.6 weeks.

Creative Journaling: The Promises of Recovery

Led by Nicolle Nattrass CAC II, this course is designed for families and for those in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The focus is on Self-care, using journaling as a tool to prevent relapse and old behaviors, increase self awareness and uncover creative interests through journaling. We will learn to explore writing prompts, new writing tools, affirmations and image collections to improve and support recovery choices. This course is a great fit for Alumni (those who have completed initial treatment and are new to sobriety).  No formal writing experience is required.

*Available as One Day 6 hour workshop or One hour per week via teleconference. 6 weeks.

Creative Journaling: Connecting to the Story within You

The focus of this course is Self-Care, increasing input of Creativity, Self-care and journaling. No writing required, it is a great opportunity to unplug, reconnect and tune into your Story to re-charge and created openings to move forward. Through the use of writing tools, affirmations and collage, we will use our journals  as a tool to reduce stress, to rediscover focus, direction and set goals to identify, inspire and motivate your life.

*Available as One Day 6 hour workshop or One hour per week via teleconference. 6 weeks.

Creative Self-Care for Moms

The focus of this course is for Moms, an easy accessible workshop focused on simple, quick tasks that can be fun, reduce stress and re-charge the much needed caregiver. No writing experience required, all supplies provided for Moms and time to relax and be pampered with snacks too.

*Available as 3 hour workshop only~

For prices and to book a Creative Self-Care Coaching or One on One Coaching,  nicollenattrass@gmail.com



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