Damian Kai Norman
Certified Somatic Therapist, Certified Breathwork Facilitator
Sexologist and Somatic Sex and Relationship Coach
Dr. Nicholas Wong (BScH, MD)
Daniel Kline (MA, MCP, RCC)
Registered Clinical Counsellor, AEM Clinic Supervisor
Angela Leong (BA, MA)
Founder, Registered Clinical Counsellor (#16727)
Dr. Nicholas Wong (BScH, MD)
“When you can’t look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark”
— Alice in Wonderland
When I aim to create safe spaces, what I do is meet my clients exactly where they are. As such, the approach I bring to my sessions is fluid, moldable, and adaptable to the person with whom I am co-creating. This is the key difference between my style, and the style of Stanislav Grof’s Holotropic Breathwork. As with many things, the gifts of breathwork can feel outside of one’s reach and comfort zone when it is outside of our ability to intellectualize it. As if knowledge was a prerequisite to experiencing altered states of consciousness.
As I come from a medical background, I create physiological healing via bioenergetic and emotional release, a process which is achievable through the breath. The journey we shall undergo is one of conscious, connected breath, amplified by the evocative beauty of music, presence, and guiding words.
I aim to guide with safety, love, and compassion to uncover pertinent truths about, and within yourself. This co-creation between us is experiential. As such, I do not heal you. Rather, I help guide you to the parts of yourself that you hide. Through compassion, we will give you the strength to find what you are seeking. Together, we will help shine light and love within your darkness.
In my previous life as a coach I had come up with a 4-part process: “End suffering”, “Open hearts”, “Choose joy”, and “Create miracles”. The ending of suffering is by noticing our attachment to pain. Pain is inevitable but it is suffering that is optional. I learned this from my teacher Ivan Rados. The first thing we need to do to end the suffering is by noticing our attachment our pain and to be curious about it and unconditionally compassionate towards it. In doing so, our hearts open to our true feelings. And by going through all the feelings, Thus, we might be able to find joy. And when we choose joy, we are awakened to the fact that we have a choice at every moment.
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
— Viktor Frankl
I have a bachelor of science with honours in Biology from the Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. At that time it was the top undergraduate University in Canada. Funny enough I even made it to the cover of Maclean's magazine
I have a medical degree from the from Dalhousie medical school in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I was awarded the award for demonstrating clinical skill and a sense of humor, which most brings art to the practice of medicine. I was also the co-director of arts and medicine and one of two peer counsellors for the class of 2006.
I've completed three years of Pediatrics residency in Calgary at the Alberta Children's Hospital. I completed my LM CC part two, but burned out prior to my final exams and graduation. This was part of my transition into life outside of being a medical doctor.
- Temple Style Lomi Lomi training by Wayne Kealohi Powell (2022)
- Level 1: Breathwave by Robin Clements (2020)
- Level 2: Breathwave by Robin Clements (2020)
- Hello Again: A Fresh Start for Parents and Their Adult-Children by Dr. Gabor Mate and Daniel Mate (2018, 2019)
- Accomplishment Coaching Certification Program (2018)
- Healing physical manifestations of disease
- Psychedelic integration
I was born in Buffalo, New York, and am the third son of parents who immigrated to the US from Hong Kong. We moved to Prince Edward Island, Canada, when I was five years old because the US would not accept my parents as citizens.
Every day I endeavour to make life more reflective of my ideal day and life. I have an amazing wife and son, and they are my priority. As such, I wake up early to have ample time for my own movement, meditation, and spiritual practices, to clear my own energetic field, and make room for my own healing, and thus the healing of my clients as well.
Also, I practice being a master receiver. I believe that we can only give as much love as we’re willing to receive, and so I create space to receive love from my Ohana, my soul family. The more energy flows, the more it grows!
Some upcoming dreams of mine include free diving with whales, hang gliding, exploring the pyramids in Egypt, hiking up to Machu Pichu, and snorkelling in the Maldives. More locally, we are enjoying exploring beautiful British Columbia in our giant truck camper - if you see an asian family driving a giant F-450 truck with a 13 foot high camper, come say hello!
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Age Group: Adolescents, Adults, Mature Adults
Nick is able to see clients online Tuesdays and Wednesdays.