Hello, my name is Arnoud Boek (Pronounced: arn-out book), also known to those close to me as “papa bear.”
I work with individuals, teams and organizations providing human-focused services, counselling, advocacy, and program development. Those who work with me are exposed to a progressive, activated, intentional experience through heart, journey, touch and voice.
My insights and experiences have influenced how I counsel patients. I draw on my background working with social causes, seniors, and individuals with special needs to work with patients to confidently navigate their life journeys.
In all the places I’ve called home, I value my connection with the community around me by
engaging in multiple areas. Tapping into my innate empathy and patience when working with
organizations, group homes, recreation programs, before-and-after school programs, and
senior-based providers. I see all individuals as equal, which has been part of how I have led
teams in health service organizations to change how they view patients in care.
Throughout my career, I’ve led various teams and organizations at all levels of government to change healthcare views on care for a spectrum of population groups. Improving patient respect and care regardless of their social standing or situation.
This work developed my perspective to see all individuals as equal which has contributed to
how I’ve led various teams and organizations at all levels of government to change healthcare views on care for a variety of population groups including incarcerated children and youth. My career path included working as a sports and registered massage therapist and providing alternative healing methods and modalities. Previous patients have referred to me as a “bodywork magician” because of my ability to deeply connect with them. It’s this skill that I tap into for my counselling and healing events.
I’ve hosted a variety of experiences working with a spectrum of individuals and families to heal and work through topics like; trauma, men’s work, Family Constellations, and traditional
community healing circles.
Through my travels, I’ve had opportunities to practice, train, and facilitate with teachers and
elders worldwide. I’ve also worked within Hay House to become licenced and insured to offer counselling, coaching, mentorship, workshops and retreats based on the philosophy of Louise L. Hay.
I continue to develop my counselling, advocacy and program development to be part of
creating communities of belonging and improving the well-being of all I work with.