About Bev Janisch

About Bev Janisch | Spiritual Life Coach & Meditation Teacher

Who Is Bev Janisch?

I love working with brave souls who want to become the best version of themselves but lack the tools or courage to step into it.
Do you ever wonder how you could be more resilient and grounded when the storms in life hit? Or maybe, you feel disconnected from yourself, and this stress impacts your health, relationships or a sense of purpose.
As a former nurse turned meditation teacher, integral coach and author, I’m on a mission to guide, inspire and educate people so they can live with deeper peace, connection and fulfillment.
I’ve taught and coached individuals and groups in meditation and mindfulness since 2014 – sharing a simple, core meditation practice that serves them for the rest of their lives.
Although no longer a practicing nurse, the nursing part of my soul is passionate about alleviating the unnecessary suffering that so many are experiencing.
I’m deeply honoured to guide brave souls on their journey!

I’m Bev, and here’s why I’m so passionate about this…

In 2012, I was standing on top of Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the highest peaks in the world, and I had never been lower. 

Like many, I was so busy on life’s treadmill and fulfilling all my roles (wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and nurse) that I slowly lost touch with myself.

On the outside, it looked like I was successful, happily married, and cheerful, but on the inside, I had no idea who I was anymore.

Despite being grateful, I felt lost, confused, and stuck. 

I found myself asking big questions: Who am I? Why can’t I be happy? How can I feel more peaceful? What’s missing in my life?

I had no idea what was wrong. All I knew was that my physical and emotional health was suffering, my marriage felt disconnected, and my life lacked meaning and purpose.

This became the choice point in my life. I could either continue to struggle with feeling stressed and disconnected or get to know the real Bev beyond all my roles, conditioning and limiting beliefs running my life.

Along the way, I realized that I’d need new tools to improve my health, connect more deeply in my relationships, and live a life of purpose.

I discovered the hard way that we need to uncover the core reason for our stress and suffering rather than put bandaids on the symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress-related health issues, disconnected relationships and lack of meaning and purpose.

Current research has validated what ancient wisdom knew – simple meditation and mindfulness practices change our lives from the inside out. They nourish our body, mind,  heart and soul. I’m deeply grateful to share these life-changing tools with other brave souls.

If you’re curious about my background…

I worked as a nursing leader for more than 25 years. My nursing calling has taken me from working with seniors to palliative and end-of-life care. I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Alberta, and a master’s in nursing from the University of Calgary. My Extreme Case of “Soul Hunger

After leaving nursing, I began my soul-searching journey and realized that after many years of searching outside of myself, we have the power within us to heal, grow, evolve and transform into who we’re meant to become.

I became a certified Integral Associate Coach™, meditation and mindfulness teacher, Enneagram practitioner and author. My journey and formal training informed my approach to teaching, writing and coaching others.

I describe myself as spiritual but not religious, and I advocate for a holistic approach to being human that integrates our body, mind, heart and soul.

You can see from my qualifications and certifications below that I’m a lifelong learner and always curious about the mysteries of life.

I have two grown children and am a Nana to 5 little munchkins. With my husband, Mark, I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

My formal training and certifications:

1984 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Alberta

1993 Master’s of Nursing, University of Calgary

2013 Spiritual Path, Centers For Spiritual Living (CFSL)

2013 Nature of Effective Prayer, CFSL

2014 Building a Healing Consciousness, CFSL

2014 Principles of Successful Living, CFSL

2014 Emerson’s Essays, CFSL

2014 Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor, McLean Meditation Institute

2014 The Power of Mindfulness with Jack Kornfield, nicabm

2015 Practical Mysticism, CFSL

2017 Co-active Communication, Mindfulness Coaching School

2018 Deep Coaching Intensive, Center for Transformational Coaching

2019 Usui/Holy Fire 11 Reiki

2020 Integral Associate Coach™, Integral Coaching Canada Inc.

2020 Integral Coaching & the Enneagram: Soul-Building & Contribution, Russ Hudson and James Flaherty

2020 Own The Shadow of Your Enneagram Personality Type, Beatrice Chestnut

2021 Developing Powerful Enneagram Skills, Chestnut Paes  Enneagram Academy

2021 Intensive 1/2, The Narrative Enneagram

2021 Instincts & Subtypes, The Narrative Enneagram

2021 The Typing Process, The Narrative Enneagram

2021 Providing Effective Enneagram Solutions, Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy

2022 Deepening Spiritual Awareness, The Narrative Enneagram

2022 The Enneagram For Therapists, Counselors, and Coaches, The Narrative Enneagram

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