The first is Emotional Processing. It’s doing your deep work to soothe your pain, projections, mindset blocks, etc. It’s very healing and foundational.
The next is Circling/ Authentic Connection / Communication. This is more about deepening your ability to be with yourself and others while you navigate difficult spaces or create relationships of beauty and elegance. I like to emphasize the psychoactive connection between people, the healthy navigation of conflict, and the basic foundations of communication.
The third is expressive arts and movement. It’s a way of telling your body’s stories without using words. Both art and movement help us to go directly to deep truths, enter altered states of consciousness, and develop our capacity for spontaneity and joy.
“I recently participated in a community healing circle that was facilitated by Ali, and I left that experience feeling a deep sense of relief. I walked away hopeful and filled with gratitude. I highly recommend Ali to person or group who is seeking help resolving interpersonal conflicts. Her ability to perceive and acknowledge different dynamics, as they emerge, was so instrumental in getting at the root of the issues at hand. Ali has a unique capacity to hold space for all stakeholders involved, honouring the experiences and feelings of all parties. I have no doubt that her gift for creating safe spaces gave rise to the vulnerability and ultimately, truth-honouring, that emerged within our circle. It was also very meaningful to me that she guided a process of personal accountability in a very critical moment within the circle. I felt a massive release as the truth came forward. I believe that we were all able to delve as deeply as we did because of Ali’s impeccable balance between being forthright and being compassionate. I would definitely recommend Ali to friends and family.” – Accalia Robertson (in-person conflict resolution circle)
Hoji works as a caring, present guide, through ones inner emotional landscape. Together, we explore the varying dynamics you’re up against and we “wait” until something “clicks” and we can dive more deeply into the emotional experience and release. When the time is right, we go inward, focusing on the internal structures and maps that shape our beliefs. When the time is right, we cry and express. When the time is right, we create new maps of meaning and goals. When the time is right, we take a break from content and simply exist, leaning towards presence and inner silence.
Hoji is a trained counsellor, somatic educator, expressive arts facilitator, t3 circling facilitator, and bio-emotive coach. She is also a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor, Non-Dual Mondo Zen Emotional Koan Instructor, Shamatha Meditation Instructor. She has many years personal development in conflict resolution, internal family systems, expressive movement, attachment therapy, developmental movement patterning, 5Rhythms, and Authentic Movement.
Hoji worked many years in the inner city, running a massive community art-space and and worked as a front-line worker in foster care for 5+ years. She continues her work as an artist. She is a coach, facilitator, and woman-behind-the-scenes at The Bio-Emotive Framework. She is a practitioner of Buddha Dharma in both Zen and Tibetan Dharma under various teachers.
Hoji resides within the Treaty 1 territory, the anscestral lands of the Anishinabeg, Anishininewuk, Dakota Oyote, Denesuline, and Nehthowuk Nations. She is an Oji-Cree Metis woman, living on the homeland of the Red River Metis nation. Further, her anscestry includes that of Russian-Ukranian, Scottish, and highlander heritage.
I’ve never met anyone like Ali. She’s a master of the Bio-Emotive Framework, an amazing teacher and a devoted listener. If you want an honest, respectful guide to open the door on improving your relationships with yourself and others, Ali will teach you.” -Lois K. (workshop attendee and conflict resolution participant)
The way the material was delivered and facilitated by Ali. She was dropped in, tuned in, caring for the group while also caring for the individuals. She led by example, showing up authentically. She stayed on track while also veering off, still within the topics, but to explore where the group wanted to go – Melissa Aitkens (workshop attendee)