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Our Mission: To reveal to people their innate power to fully heal, align with their souls desires and purpose, and take flight in their life by simply being who they truly are.

Our Promise: We will give you direct access to your sub-conscious mind. Healing happens in a safe and gentle manner with lasting certainty. Your gifts, passions and purpose awakened; your ultimate life revealed.

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Dane Stevens

Dane is the owner and director of An Extraordinary Life and The Healing Centre – companies that promote healing, empowerment and awareness. Dane is the creator of the  Neuro Trauma Healing Process (NTHP) and the Soul Recognition Process (SRC); empowerment and healing modalities that are getting attention internationally for the phenomenal results they are achieving with clients.

Dane was a trainer and coach for 20 years starting at Empowerment Technologies Corp. out of Santa Barbara California in the early 90’s, and went into private practice in the year 2000 (ACC). He has been facilitating the NTHP and SRC processes since 2010. His experience and insightful understanding of the processes have made him a highly sought after facilitator, speaker and teacher of this work.

Dane now trains other counselors and coaches in this work and has created the Conscious Counselors and Coaches Association (CCCA) – an association that promotes awareness, healing and alignment for those working in the healing and empowerment field. He is passionate about getting the word out about this work through speaking, teaching live seminars and on-line webinars. He is also the author of  “Reclaim Your Power” a guide book for the Neuro Trauma Healing Process, with another book on the Soul Recognition Process coming out in the near future. *Dane works with people one on one by request only.

Dane is from the interior of BC, Canada and has lived in Santa Monica and Marina Del Rey in the US for 7 years where he learned and developed the foundation of this work. He now resides in beautiful West Vancouver where he can often be found deep in nature hiking, climbing and meditating, or at the nearest waterfall; he can also be found on a lake on a sandy beach swimming, snorkeling, or water-skiing … if he’s not playing hockey.

Anne Babchuk

Anne Babchuk is a Sr. facilitator of both The NTHP – (the Neuro Trauma Healing Process) and SRC – (Soul Re-Cognition Process). Her natural, caring and compassion for people allows her to create deep levels of trust with her clients. This creates an opening for the safety necessary for people to access hidden and unconscious blind spots that have been holding them back in their life. This unique ability to safely guide people brings them into higher levels of connection within themselves, resulting in inner harmony and therefore outer success.

With the fundamental tools of the Soul Re-Cognition Process Anne works with people one on one, teaches (and co-teaches) specialized workshops in Relationships, Awareness and The Creative Self.

For over twenty years Anne has taught classes in Creativity. She specializes in Textile Arts, Colour Theory and Design. She was the resident instructor and co-coordinator for Maiwa Handprints International Symposium for 18 years.

Currently, Anne is exploring the creative realm of the sub-conscious for the purpose of artistic inspiration and imagination. She combines hands on art and writing with right brain/left brain techniques to tap into deeply creative and innovative inner guidance from which flows artistic freedom and originality specific to and from you! She is looking forward to bringing her new-found discoveries in awareness and expression into the classroom this coming year.

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Jodi Takhar

Jodi is a family counselor and addiction therapist. For the past 4 years, she has specialized in working with families who have addicted loved ones.

When Jodi started the NTHP process, it was personal. She had been struggling in some areas of her life and wanted healing, but talk therapy was not helping her. As she moved through the NTHP and started to feel the fundamental changes within, her life became easier – happier and she saw how this work and healing could benefit her clients.

Now, Jodi is a trained NTHP level 2 facilitator. She brings with her an understanding of addictions from the perspective of a person in long-term recovery and a family member with several addicted loved ones. She has developed a method of working with people that begins where the client is emotionally, without shaming, blaming or preaching.

Previous to counseling, Jodi worked with children in the school system and was a foster parent to high-risk teens for 14 years.

Currently, Jodi is creating courses to reach families who are uncomfortable or unable to participate in addiction education programs. Her personal life is busy being a single Mom to her 2 extraordinary daughters and a surrogate Mom to several of the young women who have lived with her over the years.

How These Processes Came To Be
From the Founder: Dane Stevens11self

The Neuro Trauma Healing Process came about straight out of necessity. It all started when I decided to look into a childhood abuse experience I wasn’t sure I had dealt with. I was doing very well in all areas of my life at the time, with the exception of my relationships. A pattern of unsuccessful relationships made me look into the sexual abuse I had experienced over a two year period as a child. I wanted to know if there was something there that was causing this dysfunction in my life.

I tried a couple of support groups, but they didn’t seem to resonate with me and I eventually went to a healer who was recommended by a friend. At the time, I had no knowledge of healing, energy, or trauma, so it was all very new to me; but I was solid enough in my life that I felt I could handle whatever came up. When the healer told me I had an ‘energy cirque’ looping within me that she thought best to try and forcefully pull out of me (Stuck energy from trauma) I unknowingly said ‘okay’. She did tell me that when the cirgue ‘broke’, stuff would happen. But, once again, not knowing what we were dealing with or what could happen, I said bring it on.

It took a number of sessions, but when it did break it broke with intensity. She had me twisted in different positions on the table, telling me to ‘Go There, Go There!’ I remember feeling completely lost, disoriented to the point of not even knowing which way was up. I didn’t know anything had happened right away, but the short of it is I became emotionally unhinged and had a feeling of a very uncomfortable current running through my body. I had the feeling of being frightened instantly for no apparent reason. I tried not to worry or think about it, but it never went away, if anything it seemed to get worse. Over time my solid and stable life just slipped away from me. It felt like I had my life pulled out from underneath me like a rug. My nervous system had been thrown totally out of whack, and my life was completely out of control.

I am not going to go into the details of what happened here, but my life started to fall apart and everything I had built began to crumble around me. I went from living a very comfortable, and what would be considered a successful life, to being broke within two years, and literally homeless within three.

I went on a mad search to try and figure out what the hell happened to me and how to get my life back. I saw a number of therapists, counselors and healers over the span of four years, but none of them had any idea of what had happened, or what they could do. I tried Talk Therapy, Gestalt, Hypnotherapy, Regression Therapy, EMDR, NLP, EFT,  and a number of other modalities – some, very good ‘tools’ which gave me great insight and understanding of my stories, but besides experiencing temporary relief, my nervous system continued to run out of control. This kept me in a place of emotional instability, it seemed like I couldn’t accomplish anything, and any degree of success or fulfillment completely eluded me. I had no foundation to stand on.

It took 5 years of searching until I finally found Hazel Carter, a trauma specialist who knew what had happened, and also knew the truth about trauma. Ironically, because she had the same thing happen to her with a healer. She was a student of and teacher of Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing. This was the start of my learning what trauma is, how it works, and of undoing the damage that the initial healer had done.

I got more understanding, and some relief in working with Hazel, but it wasn’t until I accessed the right brain through Dr. John Bradshaw’s teachings that I was able to make direct contact with my subconscious, the source and cause of this enormous fear that had taken over my life. …But what then? How do I change it? Where do I go from here? I still wasn’t out of the woods. I tried doing the work on my own but couldn’t quite make the connection with what I knew was there. It was a very frustrating time for me as it seemed like an eight month fight with myself trying to make the connection. I tried to find other therapists and counselors who did this type of work and couldn’t find any. I even tried to talk some of them into it, but to no avail.

Finally, six years after having had my nervous system fully unhinged, and my life flooded with fear, I found Mary Hoffman. Mary was a counselor who had done Dr. Bradshaw’s work before and generously said she would help me. Through alternate handwriting and visual exercises, Mary helped me to directly access the subconscious mind through a Person Centered Therapy approach. It was based in compassion, and creating trust – the only way to safely open up a trauma. I had been doing this same type of work on my own for a number of months, but until I worked with someone else, I was not able to access the areas that needed to be reached. As Mr. Einstein said “You can’t change something from the same level of thought that created it” I worked with Mary for a couple of months and was then able to “untangle” myself and gain “traction”. I was then able to take the practice on myself from there, and was on the fast track to becoming whole.

I am humbled by, and forever indebted to Hazel Carter; Peter Levine; Dr. John Bradshaw; and Mary Hoffman for their great wisdom, compassion, guidance, and love. For without their help I would not be where I am right now; without them I may not have found my way home, and I wouldn’t be presenting this process to you right now.

Through the different methods I learned and was taught by these people, and the information I received through my experience, a gentle, safe, and highly effective method of healing the inner child, and trauma has developed. NTHP will lead you into a much higher level of awareness, self love, and success in your life.

This work is the most direct, the gentlest, and by far the most effective modality that I have experienced. I believe it’s the most powerful tool that we have for healing trauma. I feel I can safely say that because it is the only one that I know of that gives you direct contact with your sub-conscious mind, and creates a relationship with this, your inner life – your most powerful creative faculty. It’s also the only one that I know of that uses a Person Centered approach; that is, it opens up a space where ‘you’ get your answers from within ‘you’, and therefore gives you – the client, a sense of access, but with control, that leads into “self” empowerment.

I don’t know how to heal you, or what you need; but I do know that you do.
We all have the answers for everything we need and desire, within us.

By no means can I take sole credit for the foundation of the work; truth be known the foundation of it has been known about for many decades, it just has never been developed. Why someone hasn’t made it into a recognized modality, I have no idea. But because of what happened to me, I am very passionate about, and have made it my mission to let people know about this highly effective way of not only healing and bringing you inner peace and harmony; but of becoming wonderfully powerful and creatively free in your life as well.

My goal is to have this teaching be mandatory learning for healers, therapists, counselors, trainers, coaches, and teachers so…
1) People are not further traumatized by good intending healers and therapists.
2) People who work closely with others can spot and know how to help a person who has just been traumatized; or has been triggered from an old trauma.
3) We can stop the cycles of abuse and make our world a better, more fulfilling, and safer place to be.

By helping heal the incredible number of wounded people in the world today, we can help our society to evolve, grow up safely, and live the free, happy, and fully expressed lives we came here to live. For me, this is simply paying it forward.

With deep love and compassion,

Dane Stevens
NTHP, SRC, ACC,

 

You can’t change something from the same level of thought that created it.
~ Albert Einstien

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Testimonials

  • Through the NTHP process I was helped to understand why I hold on to feelings so much and how it can hurt to do so. I went on a journey through past deep-rooted unfinished business.
    …I learned to forgive, let go and accept events that are a part of my life in a loving and understanding manner. I now embrace the flow of life and feel more confident and responsible about my decisions.
    I am grateful for finding Dane and this process because I couldn’t have done all of this without it.

    Gabriela Cristo
    Nutritionalist / Business Owner Langley, BC, Canada
  • Since my sessions, my life has become richer and fuller. I am present and experiencing joy at work and with my family, and I love the connection blossoming with my daughter. I am especially excited by the option to create my day and my life each moment.

    Amarjit,
    School teacher, Vancouver, BC Canada
  • I am so grateful for the pioneers of the (Soul Re-Cognition Process) … Ever since the first workshop with Dane things began to happen.  I didn’t realize it until later, but I was letting go of the garbage that had been my previous focus, and that was so freeing I feel like I am in the zone–all the time!  Thru Dane’s skillful coaching, this work has allowed me to access my higher self, any time, all the time.  In retrospect, the NTHP allows one deep, spiritual answers to paradoxical, troubling questions in one’s life, that make understanding flow and a  joy-filled life happen!

    Sharon Kreiger
    Chiropractor Tioga, N.D., US
  • (The NTHP Process) …has helped me to completely change my outlook on life. I was very good at getting angry at myself, feeling guilty for not following through on things I “should do”, and making my life very difficult. Wow, it’s astounding how much energy you have when you stop feeling guilty and stay tuned in to your inner self! It’s so incredibly amazing to live in the present, enjoy my work, enjoy the smallest moments every day, and watch the magic of life unfold before my eyes. I am now plunging into the unknown, free from past fears and doing what I always wanted to do. And I couldn’t have done it without Dane’s guidance and support. Thank you Dane! The game of life isn’t difficult it’s fun!

    K. DePaoli
    Consultant Paris, FR
  • I believe (the process) is a very beneficial tool to use in the process of guiding clients to a place of personal awareness and connectedness.  I highly recommend this mode of therapy to others in the field, and believe it should be a recognized modality of treatment.

    Donna Janke, RPC
    Counselor
  • I tried just about everything to cope with irregular heartbeat and then as I was faced with having a pacemaker installed …. I am a logic driven person so I am not going to say “miracle”  but I will say this, I have had a regular heartbeat for 7 months now (December 2013)….. I am impressed and hopefully you will be too. The experience of doing the (Soul Re-Cognition) work is fascinating, illuminating, spiritual, heart wrenching and somehow enjoyable.

    Kelly W.
    Business Owner
  • …these parts of myself are gradually ceasing to be disruptive in their function  and are instead joining forces to rebuild what it is that I am truly meant to be.  The facilitation–without which none of this could be occurring –is awesome;  subtle yet direct. After each session I feel somehow expanded and ….my interface with the world seems finer and more receptive.

    Looking at everything that’s been happening, I can say with certainty that it’s a rare adventure beyond anything I have ever experienced.

    Lydia C.
    North Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • I felt surprised at the revelations that were brought to the forefront of my mind. I feel that I have been able to address the key events behind some of the things holding me back, because of life experiences in my youth.…

    …The writing has helped me both to forgive and find forgiveness.
    I feel great relief from the stresses in my life. I also experienced relief from physical pain.
    If you are feeling blocked from moving on to the next level in your life, I recommend you contact Anne Babchuk.

    Christine Till
    Marketing Mentress
  • I began to realize and recognize sub conscious cyclical negative patterns were going on with me.

    For many years I buried a childhood trauma and always wondered why I felt like a round in a square, why I acted a certain way, why I had bouts of depression, why my personal relationships always hit a wall, and why I was so driven, sometimes in a destructive way.

    (Soul Re-cognition’s) gentle and empowering approach really spoke to me; it is very different from other therapies I have experienced in the past. In particular I found the inner compassion work with the left-brain, right brain to be very profound for me, giving me a deep insight into my inner world.  I was able to connect to my inner voice/inner child and really get to the very core of my issues.

    I feel I have gone through an amazing transformation and I finally have some balance back in my life.

    Karen Griggs
    Business Owner