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 a classmate asked to meet at the park. She told me that her parents were divorcing. The stigma of divorce was common talk among us kids at that time, layered in feelings of shame and embarrassment. I could feel her pain.
As I was young, I didn’t know what to say. After offering some space to talk and a big empathetic hug, I walked home feeling honoured and elated to be of service to her. I remember those feelings today, although my vocabulary would have been slightly different!
This moment in time set the stage for this career as a coach, mentor and healer. Allow me to share a little more about my journey.
When I started a mobile massage business back in 2009, my clients would quickly open up to me. Understanding the effects of 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! At the time, I had no idea about the incredible benefit that bodywork combined with talk-therapy would provide for my clients.
Around the same time, I was also working at a ‘crisis-call’ centre. For three years, call after call, I listened to thousands of important and vital stories with varying subject matters and intensity levels.
Then the jump to living and being a nomad began.
Since that time, for the last six years, have been working closely with Ph.D. candidates to tenure-track professors supporting the many challenges facing academics throughout their journey.
These experiences, along with decades of other work experience and education has been an invaluable contribution to my coaching practice, where I offer a broad perspective, a compassionate heart, and an understanding ear… someone that you can trust.
In an e-book I’ll publish later, I share this line with the reader: “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,
I’m looking forward to supporting your healing, growth, and vision for more of the life you want.
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. 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! Throughout this time, she has been working closely with Ph.D. candidates to tenure-track professors supporting the many challenges facing academics throughout their journey.
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.
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Allison Lund is a Certified Empowerment Coach, Trauma-Informed, and a Reiki Master-Teacher.
She is also affiliated with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
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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.