Over six years ago,
I left my life in Canada and I flew to Europe in 2014 after an epiphany caused me to just, get on a plane and go.
Since then, I’ve lived in both Paris, France and Edinburgh, Scotland with a lot of travelling sprinkled throughout, including interludes of International pet-sitting, for months at a time.
I’m excited to share decades of education, experience and a treasure trove of skills to those who are ready to not only survive, but thrive.
Over six years ago,
I left my life in Canada and I flew to Europe in 2014 after an epiphany caused me to just, get on a plane and go. Since then, I’ve lived in both Paris, France and Edinburgh, Scotland with a lot of travelling sprinkled throughout,
including interludes of International pet-sitting, for months at a time.
Something inside me shifted when I was around 10 years old, when I was rather surprised to hear from a classmate who wanted to meet me the park to talk. She told me that her parents were divorcing. Where I grew up and in that era, the stigma of divorce was common talk among us kids, layered in feelings of shame and embarrassment.
Being young, I didn’t know what to say, so I listened and gave her some empathy. I could feel her pain. As I walked home after our bleacher chat, I remember feeling honoured and elated to be of service to her. I remember those feelings today, although my vocabulary would have been slightly different!
From that moment on, I would embrace being a sought-after person to discuss matters of the heart and serious issues that eventually catapulted me into becoming a natural advice-giver later on in my life.
When I started a mobile massage business back in 2009, my clients would open up to me very easily and quickly, sharing their biggest issues and worries in confidence.
Understanding and knowing about psycho-somatic pain, I felt it was important to let my clients talk it out. Then, I would always have some supportive feedback to provide. Soon, this became the norm and my regular clients anticipated their hybrid talk-therapy massages, ready with questions!
Around the same time, I was also working in a ‘crisis-call’ centre setting. For three years, call after call, I listened to thousands of important and vital stories with varying degrees of intensity. This work experience served as a valuable reference when I started studying coaching and trauma release methods to help and support people as a formal coach, therapist, and healer.
I’m a pillar of strength for those around me and my clients. With my unique life, work experiences, education, and skills, I offer a broad perspective, a compassionate heart, and an understanding ear… someone that you can trust.
In an e-book I’ll publish at a later date, I share with the reader this line:“The people you hold close, near and dear in your life, are the people you’ve chosen to sit at your table”. The same idea can be applied when thinking about the team of professionals and friends you choose to support you in your journey.
If and when you are ready or need it, perhaps you’d welcome me to your table to be part of your council.
Sending you feelings of lightness and courage until we do,
Allison spends most of her time working with women predominantly in North America, the UK, and Europe offering Empowerment Coaching & Business Strategy and Reiki Healing sessions. Her practice has since expanded to include the Gentle Trauma Release Method where she is also part of the faculty at the Gentle Trauma Release Institute. She also continues to freelance as a writer and companion editor while actively participating as a self-proclaimed life-long learner.
In the years leading up to her move to Europe, she was on the front-lines of a crisis-call-like centre, de-escalating and supporting distressed individuals. As a side business, she also provided talk-therapy-massage sessions to her clients to help them with psychosomatic issues.
For the last 6 years, Allison has lived mostly in Paris, France and Edinburgh, Scotland sprinkled with as much traveling as she can, while returning to Canada regularly. Currently, her belongings are being stored in a 1-meter-cubed storage locker!
She is a tireless encourager, supporter, and cheerleader of people’s lives, supporting her clients in their journey towards greater levels self-empowerment.
Fun fact about Allison: about 10 years ago, she decided to start celebrating her birthdays with a trip or adventure each year to honour her mother and now father so that they can see the world through her eyes. These adventures have ranged from 10-day silent retreats
to walking 120 km of the Camino in 3.5 days in Spain. This year, she’ll be celebrating her birthday with a trip to Alaska!
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Allison Lund is a Certified Personal Empowerment Coach, Gentle Trauma Release Practitioner, and Reiki Master.
She is also affiliated with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
Gentle Trauma Release Institute, UK
Gentle Trauma Release Practitioner 2019
(Also member of Faculty)
International Reiki Master Teacher, Kathlyn Hudson, Paris, France
Reiki Master-Teacher III 2016-2019
Simply Women Accredited Training, Canada
Personal Empowerment Coaching Certification, 2019
West Coast College of Massage Therapy, Victoria, BC Canada
Spa Practitioner Certificate 2009
Specializing in Deep Tissue Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy and Reflexology
Concordia University, Montreal, QC Canada
Bachelor of Fine Arts 2006
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DISCLAIMER: Allison Lund is not a doctor or psychiatrist and the therapies or services mentioned throughout this website are not intended to replace medical treatment. Always consult a physician for any conditions or health issues you may be experiencing.