Heather Flanagan - President & Director of Membership
Heather is a Registered Clinical Counseling Hypnotherapist. Her Vancouver practice primarily focuses on anxiety, self esteem/confidence, life skills and management, trauma.
Sylvain Joseph - Vice-President
Sylvain is a Registered Clinical Counseling Hypnotherapist. He works with an integrated structure of several modalities, including Cognitive/Behavioural, NLP and Hypnosis helping clients with self-esteem, anxieties, fears and phobias. He has specialty certifications in the following areas: Weight Control, Smoking Cessation, Pain Management, ADD and Immune Disorders.
Gerda Toffoli - Records and Certificates
Gerda is a Registered Clinical Counseling-Hypnotherapist and has a Masters’ degree in Counselling Psychology from UBC. She has extensive experience in personal and group counselling, including the use of guided imagery to deal with major life transitions, grief and loss counseling, conflict resolution and peer-helper training. Focus in her client-centered private Vancouver practice includes personal growth and interpersonal relationships, self-esteem and self-confidence, anxiety and stress management, insomnia and overcoming internal blockages in sports, academics, or other endeavours.
Sue Evans - Secretary
Sue is a Professional Clinical Hypnotherapist in Calgary Canada. Her private practice offers support for those typically dealing with change and the resulting transitional feelings and emotions. She has additional certifications and training in supporting those who suffer with Misophonia, PTSD, OldPain and Over weight. Sue is a co-founder of the vivify program. Sue is a graduate of Engineering and an HR Specialist.
Oceanna Hall – Treasurer
Pierre Benoit - Eastern Canada ARCH Representative
Pierre Benoit worked as a Specialized Educator and Child and Family Counselor from 1977 to 1998. From 1996 to 2004 he opened the Institut International de Formation et de Ressourcement Inc. where he taught, in different agencies and companies throughout Quebec, intervention techniques to handle verbal and physical aggression. Pierre is certified as a Neuro Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner and in 2004 opened the full time practice, Clinique d’hypnothérapie et de relation d’aide.
Director at Large
Robin Popowich - Social Media/Marketing
Robin is a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist and ARCH Accredited Instructor. Her full time private practice focuses primarily on helping women and teens recover from trauma and trauma related depression and anxiety. Robin has earned specialty certifications and diplomas in Neuro-Psychotherapy, Psychotherapy, Relationship Psychology, Harm Reduction, Brief Focused Counseling skills, Meditation Instruction, Trauma Therapy and extensive education and experience in Business Administration, Management and Development with a focus on the Psychology of Client Acquisition and Retention.
List of Provincial Liaison Representatives
Provincial Liaison Representatives promote the Association within their provincial boundaries and are the legislative watch-dogs for the Association. For ethical issues contact the ARCH head office for information regarding the correct complaint protocol.
Lisa Best RCCH, ACTA ARCH Canada Representative
Meera Duncan RCCH, FACTAB ARCH Canada Representative
Coreen Lane, RCCH – FACTBC ARCH Canada Representative
Selection Criteria for New Board Members
1. Be in Active Hypnotherapy Practice
2. Be in agreement with our Constitution, Bylaws, Standards of Practice, and Code of Ethics as they presently stand
3. Be accepting of our Mission Statement
4. Have one or more of the following Skills:
5. Have Attributes of
6. Have Available
*Home - PC for Email Correspondence
*Home - PC for Teleconference Calls
*Personal and Private Email Address
*Printer for required document printing
The purpose of a board member is to give guidance and leadership to the membership - setting goals and strategies for the future.
As far as responsibilities, it would all depend on your own giftings and what you would bring to the board.
There are different roles that are filled on a board and each one carries different responsibilities so it would depend on your role. These various roles are President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership Director, Directors at Large, so again, it would all depend on what role you were asked to hold.
At this point in time, we are pursuing the interest of those who would consider taking part on the board without making any absolute decision until we have had full discussion as a Board beforehand.
We appreciate your interest in this consideration.