RMT DN MA PhD
Doctor of Natural Medicine
Life & Wellness Coach, Educator
Registered Massage Therapist
Authentic, naturally curious, and passionate about Natural Living, Asiah’s professional work invites us to reflect on Wellness and what it means in our daily lives. An avid learner of Natural therapies, Botanical Medicine, and Somatic applications of Psychology, Asiah is a Doctor of Natural Medicine, Life Coach, Registered Massage Therapist, CranioSacral Therapist and an Advanced Reiki Master Teacher. With her diverse experience as a healer, she has a gentle, down-to-earth and professional approach that will allow space for you to be at ease when talking about sensitive subjects. She has specialized training and has worked directly with people in the areas of healing personal grief, trauma recovery and resolution. She holds a Masters degree in Holistic Nutrition & Nutritional Healing, in addition to Doctorate degrees in Naturopathic and Unani Tibb Traditional Medicinal Systems. She practices Traditional Naturopathy and performs health assessments utilizing methods from Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and Unani Tibb which have stood the test of time. Asiah also holds certifications in both Western and Eastern Therapeutic Herbalism, Homeopathy, CranioSacral Therapy, Hot Stone Massage Therapy, Aromatherapy, Homeopathy, Pelvic Health Management, Ayurvedic Practice, and Reflexology. She has also studied and been certified in Psychology adjuncts including Neuro Linguistic Programming, Dream Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Integrating the whole person, soma and psyche, embodying a creative synthesis of the highest values from both East and West, is integral in her approach to the work she does. Asiah has worked with individuals from all walks of life with bodywork modalities as well as teaching, coaching and consultation. Offering a trusted, authentic, organic, and safe healing space in both Eastern and Western clinical approaches, she has worked in London, Ontario and surrounding areas serving the community with her skills of deep listening, expertise, and guidance for those afflicted with grief, trauma, and addictions. Her integration of the healing traditions, as well as the comprehensive skills of deep listening, trauma and diversity knowledge, presents an evolution of consciousness that has never been more relevant and crucial than it is today.
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario
College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia
American Herbalists Guild
Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology
International Association of Professional Wellness Coaches
WHY HARMONY BETWEEN THE BODY, MIND AND NATURE IS SO IMPORTANT TO OUR HAPPINESS
Balance between body, mind, and Nature has a fundamental bearing on our health. The way in which we lead our lives, conscientiously or not, is an expression of who we are at that moment on our life’s path. The ways we interact with our natural environment is also a reflection of how we think and what we feel. Remember, we are all not only a natural part of our universe, but we also carry that biology within us.
In the reflection of our natural universe, the body and mind are intertwined. Our entire lives are mapped out in an order that is unique to each of us. When we experience a divide between our natural world and ourselves, we try to mold and shape our lives following our habits. This is where the conflict begins. Nature ultimately wins by reclaiming the body. A negative environment will not support health.
The way in which we take care of ourselves, or not, has a profound effect. The body has its own natural rhythms that are designed to uphold and regain its state of balance. This includes the natural cycles of rest and activity. When we resist our Nature, work when we need rest, eat foods that are not in balance with our body, and live a life that is without healthy exercise, we deteriorate.
In order to seek and achieve Balance, we must create and immerse ourselves in the right space. Positive, vibrant mindset, naturally rich foods, beautiful shifting from activity to rest and vice versa in our daily lives, as well as the loving kindness we embrace all contribute. Messages are sent from the body and interpreted by the mind. As we progress and release the illusions we live by, our mind becomes a clearer and more finely tuned filter, which brings us closer to living our natural state - abundance. To complete this process of balance, we need to walk our path with focus on positive influence toward our state of being. It is here that we achieve true wellness and health.
SYNERGY CENTRE’S NATUROPATHIC OPTIONS & WELLNESS FOUNDATIONS: A WHOLE-LIFESTYLE SYSTEM
Natural Living means living in Harmony with the Earth and making conscious choices. It’s about living connected to Nature and following the Earth’s natural rhythms to truly feel connected to life, improve your health and live sustainably. Natural living can bring a sense of peace, connection and freedom. A healthier body will lead to better Well-Being and a happier mind. Living a Natural Lifestyle and being connected with Nature will make you feel more peaceful, grounded and also lower your stress levels.
Wellness Coaching embraces many forms of Natural Medicine, Naturopathy, and Naturopathic Medicine. These are all considered alternative in which traditional practices such as Homeopathy, Herbalism, Massage, Holistic Nutrition and Lifestyle coaching are all considered part of a distinct system of health care that emphasizes prevention and self-healing through the use of Nature and its derivatives. Its primary purpose is to prevent disease, to promote Health, and to restore, maintain and optimize Wellness through individualized patient care and public education.
Synergy Centre’s Naturopathic Options Wellness Coaching program follows three principles to support Healing, Recovery, & Rejuvenation:
- Use methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects
- Avoid, when possible the harmful suppression of symptoms
- Acknowledge and respect the individual’s healing process, using the least force necessary to assess and treat imbalance and illness
Wellness follows with the establishment and maintenance of optimum Health and Balance. It is an embodied state of being Healthy, characterized by positive emotion, thought and action.
Our program seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness, rather than eliminate or suppress symptoms. We treat each person by considering all individual health factors and influences.
Synergy Centre’s Naturopathic Options Wellness Coaching program recognizes the body’s inherent ability to heal itself. The goal is to identify and remove obstacles to recovery in order to facilitate this healing ability in individuals. We recognize, respect and promote the self-healing power of Nature inherent in each individual human being.
By taking into account physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social and at times spiritual factors, we can feel connected and present. Nature works on our healing. It also gives us the opportunity to get out of our busy minds and connect with ourselves and our surroundings. By living a Natural Lifestyle we are able to slow down the aging process and be well.
We will educate you about how to live a Natural Lifestyle including eating real food, reducing toxic load, how to use essential oils, make medicinal tea, the benefits of superfoods, and how to take time to and destress. We also hope to encourage self responsibility and inspire you.
Synergy Centre’s program embraces hearing the messages of the body and mind. It assists the development and creation of Natural Health Strategy in the context of life. Naturopathy and Wellness Coaching involves working in close collaboration with you, as an individual to understand which changes are realistic and can actually be undertaken in the context of the therapeutic relationship. The program supports discussion of what’s been done in the past, looking at what did and didn’t work, and brings consideration to managing stress, improvement of sleep, and the overall development of a healthy diet as well as regular stress management and exercise. Beyond a comprehensive health assessment, the Lifestyle Coaching component assists you in identifying coping mechanisms and developing specific strategies that you can use to remove the blockages that prevent you from living your best life. Part of this also includes education in order to affect positive change.
At Synergy Centre, we have established fundamentals that benefit each individual by taking into account all dimensions of Wellness. Combined into what is taught as the Inner Reservoir, our Naturopathic Options Wellness Coaching facilitates: advanced therapeutic bodywork, emotional balance, whole foods/superfoods nutrition, botanical medicine, blood building, right relationship, healthy environment, remedial exercise and self care. In total, this is a comprehensive matrix where individuals we can draw strength from, in times of imbalance, need, movement and growth, as we create and seek out our life’s vision. When all three - body, mind, and spirit- are checked and balanced, with no one overpowering the other, we are able to live a harmonious life.
Synergy Centre’s Naturopathic Options Wellness Coaching program supports Trauma-Informed Care that follows five Guiding Values/Principles that serve as a framework for how service providers and systems of care can work to reduce the likelihood of re-traumatization. These principles are generalizable across a variety of service settings. Rather than providing a set of practices and procedures, the principles can be interpreted and applied in ways that are appropriate for a specific type of service setting.
The Five Guiding Principles are; safety, choice, collaboration, trustworthiness and empowerment. Ensuring that the physical and emotional safety of an individual is addressed is the first important step to providing Trauma-Informed Care. Next, the individual needs to know that the provider is trustworthy. Trustworthiness can be evident in the establishment and consistency of boundaries and the clarity of what is expected in regards to tasks. Additionally, the more choices an individual has and the more control they have over their service experience through a collaborative effort with service providers, the more likely the individual will participate in services and the more effective the services may be. Finally, focusing on an individual's strengths and empowering them to build on those strengths while developing stronger coping skills provides a healthy foundation for individuals to fall back on if and when they stop receiving services
Based in the HARMONY framework, the program is designed to treat each person with respect. This is a practice of being authentic and uncompromising in adherence to the core values of Trust, Integrity, and Authenticity.
Synergy Centre’s Naturopathic Options & Wellness Coaching Program Components
COACHING PROGRAM COMPONENTS
We begin with a simple conversation. We want to get to know you and, in our experience, these initial conversations are just as important as the physical assessments. Getting to know you as best we can helps us understand the factors surrounding your health concerns. We want to know how your work affects your life, what activities bring you joy, and what causes you stress. These are the conversations that give us an understanding of who you are in the context of your life.
When you come in for your assessment, expect to discuss details of your health history, lifestyle, mood and energy levels and medical concerns. We’ll go over your diet, intake of alcohol, caffeine and water, as well as your overall level of fitness. We’ll also take a look at the social aspects of your life, including home and work life, to find any stressors which might contribute to your overall health concerns. Once complete, your treatment plan will include an overview of our goals, specific dietary and lifestyle recommendations, additional support in the form of nutritional supplementation and/or herbal preparations, next steps and a follow-up schedule.
Consultations embrace any and all as follows:
- Personal Connection, Initial Meeting
- Comprehensive Health History, Life History Review
- Traditional Assessments from Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Unani Tibb, Western Herbalist
- Advanced Therapeutic Skill, Musculoskeletal, Orthopaedic Assessment
- Natural Health Strategy, Treatment Plan
- Life & Wellness Coaching
Synergy Centre’s HARMONY framework is one that we can choose. This is about creating a peaceful, functional, & beautiful space within. This is about a lifestyle change, a commitment to living life more simply and Naturally. Living this way will make you feel light, energized and free.
herald a new intention and have faith in learning a new way of life
What are the changes that you would like to see in yourself, in your life? How do I feel about opening the door to the new?
acquire the community which is the storehouse of tools, resources, and people
What and who do you need right now? How can you build this reservoir? How can you engage yourself and others in building your life?
remediate, renew your commitment to your health, yourself
Are you ready to release what no longer serves? Are you ready to begin again, right from the place you stand at this moment? Remember all the moments where you have gained strength, skill, ability, leadership. Recognize the challenges.
move in a new direction
Are you ready to make a choice for direction? Are you ready to walk your path in a new light? What can you do to create momentum, ride the momentum, into the future?
omit the parts of your current environment that no longer serve
Are you ready to recognize the environmental distress in your life, in yourself? Are you ready to frame the things that have value for you and leave the rest? Are you ready to move over into the future?
new vision, new you, new life
Are you ready to dream? Are you ready to name your dream? Are you ready to live your dream?
How will you live? What will be the expression that you create, that is yourself? How will you contribute to the world’s beautiful expression?
Synergy Centre’s Natural Health Strategy
The Natural Health Strategy embraces all aspects of living a Balanced and Healthy Lifestyle. The Natural Health Strategy is a uniquely individualized, targeted treatment plan to support you in achieving your health goals. Included in this plan we will cover choices for herbals, homeopathics, botanicals, aromas, remedial exercise, breathing exercises, hydrotherapeutic applications, therapeutic yoga practices, holistic and superfood nutrition, detoxification support, lifestyle changes and self care practices that will nourish, motivate, support, and create momentum that ignites movement forward. Included here:
- Holistic nutrition, natural & superfood diet, oligotherapy-mineral support
- Botanical Medicine, Herbals, Homeopathics, Flower Remedies
- Environmental Nutritives, Oils, Aromas
- Remedial Exercise, Therapeutic Yoga, Breath Instruction
- Advanced Therapeutic Bodywork - CranioSacral Therapy, Pelvic Health Management
- Life & Wellness Coaching
WE ARE RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE: CREATING A NATURAL LIFESTYLE IS A JOURNEY
You don’t have to make all the changes in a day. In fact, by making small changes over time and sticking to them will make it more likely for you to succeed. There is no need to overwhelm yourself by doing everything at once, when you can make it a pleasant journey instead. Synergy Centre’s Naturopathic program will support you in a holistic, comprehensive, yet gentle way that will ignite your potential, possibilities, and joy.
The first appointment is comprised of a comprehensive medical and life history review, followed by traditional assessments including Traditional Chinese Medicine pulse readings, Ayurvedic iridology and tongue readings, Craniosacral assessment, Barral manual somatic thermal survey, Western herbalist somatic readings, Somatic palpation, Orthopaedic - Neurological - Muscular - Range of motion testing.
The second appointment is a review of Natural Health Strategy which covers choices for herbals, homeopathics, botanicals, aromas, remedial exercise, breathing exercises, hydrotherapeutic applications, therapeutic yoga practices, holistic and superfood nutrition, detoxification support, lifestyle changes and self care practices. It is very much an educational session, as well as a time to address any questions and concerns. All of these amazing strategies and modalities are considered an important foundation for the internal landscape and reservoir.
(1 appointment) -30-45-60 min options
An option for those interested in a more immediate strategy taken from a diverse array of choices for herbals, homeopathics, botanicals, aromas, remedial exercise, breathing exercises, hydrotherapeutic applications, therapeutic yoga practices, holistic and superfood nutrition, detoxification support, lifestyle changes and self care practices. Assessments conducted in this space are targeted to a specific health issue. Specific concerns may also be addressed as a followup to the initial consultations.
An option for those interested in a more immediate Life Strategy taken from a diverse array of Life Coaching options including character strength building, boundary setting, grief and trauma resolution, meditative and positive psychology exercise, neuro-linguistic programming, cognitive behavioral shifting, and more. Coaching in this regard is very driven toward movement forward and exercises are offered in support of this.
Synergy Centre's new PURE Detox Program has been created to support your health goals of detoxification from stress and imbalance. Practiced for centuries by cultures around the world, detoxification is about resting, cleansing and nourishing the body from the inside out. By removing and eliminating toxins, then feeding your body with healthy nutrients, detoxifying can help protect you from disease and renew your ability to maintain optimum health through a range of methods including holistic nutrition, natural medicine, lymphatic drainage and life coaching. Included in this program: Wellness Evaluation, Muscular-Skeletal Assessment, Natural Health Strategy, Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy, Life Coaching sessions, as well as a Detox Home Pack therapeutically targeted for your individual health care needs.
Many clients benefit from all three approaches, beginning with a comprehensive assessment and natural health strategy, followed by targeted sessions for specific health issues and life coaching.