“Paula offered two 60-minute sessions at our virtual conference just recently. Both sessions were very well attended, with lots of repeat participants in her second session and lots of great feedback. She happened to be scheduled in the last time slot of the day for both of her sessions, which can sometimes be a challenging time, but that didn’t impact her attendance at all. She’s well-organized with great content, keeps a good flow throughout the hour, and offers all kinds of practical self-care tools for managing stress and reclaiming joy. In addition, her calm voice and demeanor make her very easy to listen to and watch. Her kindness and interest in people shines through even virtually. Paula is a true educator and professional, and she’ll definitely be invited back to our conference again!”
Karen Finley, New Brunswick Career Development Association (NBCDA)
"We were fortunate to have Paula provide several workshops for our veterinary staff on tension and stress and how to transform it. The techniques she taught were simple and can easily be done in the work day. Her presentation was interactive and well tailored to each group. Paula’s workshop highlighted self care, connection, and awareness. Team members still share techniques we learned months after the presentation. With the added stress and uncertainty with COVID-19, Paula has helped us function in a more relaxed way with more energy which benefit the wonderful people and animals that we work with."
Angela Gerretsen, DVM Coventry Animal Hospital
“Paula is an excellent communicator. I look forward to each class as she creates comfort and safety for me while I learn. It has been a time of uncertainty with COVID-19 and learning to work remotely. My stress level has been high and my nervous system on overdrive. Paula has taught me body wisdom and practical and accessible tools to relax and self-regulate. She has reignited my joy and reminded me to take breaks to restore my energy. If you get a chance to take her course you will learn so much to improve your life balance."
Tanya Levy, MSW, RSW, CCC
“Paula played an instrumental part in the success of our school’s goal of calmness and self-regulation. Our staff enjoyed her workshops and all expressed positive comments, using words like ‘engaging’, ‘informative’ and ‘inspiring’. Staff members are now able to identify challenges and implement strategies when feeling overwhelmed or stressed. Her workshops are complementary to the work that we, as educators, implement for our children as we try to maintain a calm and peaceful environment for all within our school building.“
Sharon Stephens, Principal
HPCD School Board
“Paula is an energetic and skilled presenter. Her knowledge, visuals, gentle movement and storytelling will capture your attention, guiding you to understand more about reducing stress, creating safe and supportive learning environments and how to integrate individual calming movements into your life. The information that Paula shares has had a positive impact on our personal and professional journeys."
Anne Gratto and Jen Chebott, Early Learning Resource Consultants
Growing Together Program
County of Huron
“Paula brings years of experience as an educator, a keen mind and an open heart to her work as a presenter and well-being coach. I have had the pleasure of co-presenting with Paula over the past 6 years and have admired her knowledge, her preparation skills and her ability to connect meaningfully with others. Her passion for mental health and well-being is a gift to us all!”
Dana Bozzato, MSW, RSW
Mental Health Lead
HPCD School Board
“The Course Navigate Stress & Reclaim Your Joy has provided a way for me to focus into what is most important in my day and week, and to bring center and focus to my passions. I look forward to class time and to the resulting energy and flow that results in my life. For anyone looking to change the way they gift themselves with love and compassion, this is a true gift from a very talented and intuitive instructor."
"Wow!! The feedback on yesterday's workshop- A Stress Strategies Workshop to Support Your Kids was incredible!!! We hope to have Paula Nowak back with us as soon as possible!!! You are one of my favorite people Paula!! I could listen to you talk all day!!! I hope to get that chance again!"
Host of Rogers TV Show: Whats Up London,
Director of Personal Vitality Coaching, http://www.personalvitalitycoaching.ca
“I have attended many retreats and professional days facilitated by Paula. She is an excellent communicator with the unique gift of being able to reach every member of the audience and inspire them to the next level!”
John McCarroll, Adjunct Professor of Education
“Paula's course Navigate Stress & Reclaim Your Joy was super fun, engaging & enlightening. I felt relaxed and aligned. Well worth the time and investment for a little bit of selflove. Paula has mastered the art of delivering stress management skills and relaxation techniques to a wide scope of individuals with love, compassion and heartfelt enthusiasm. She truly has a generous, compassionate and open heart. Paula adds a hint of sparkle to everything she touches!"
Christa Royale, E-RYT550, RRPr
“Amazing class! Inspiring! Very knowledgeable presenter! Paula is a gifted presenter who truly teaches her courses based on the needs of her participants. I appreciated her immense knowledge base, time management skills and her ability to respond to class dynamics. Her easy-going approach makes all participants feel comfortable to ask questions and confident that we can do the techniques on our own. I hope to learn more from her incredible knowledge and experience in the future.”
Liz Jones-Twomey, Teacher WRD School Board,
Canadian Blomberg Rhythmic Movement Trainer, www.BRMTCanada.com, www.kids-move.com
"Paula Nowak is an educational leader, workshop presenter, who is passionate about helping people live stress-free and balanced lives. As a trained professional in Touch for Health®, Brain Gym® and NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback®, she has a wealth of knowledge to understand how brains can be changed to achieve efficient, flexible, and resilient neural connections to live successful lives. I have taken several workshops which were co-led by Paula and appreciated her wise and effective presentations, her amazing handouts and wonderful support. I highly recommend her as a practitioner and as a workshop presenter."
Jan Yordy, M.Ed., MSW, RSW, Certified Play Therapist, Certified EMDR Therapist, and Brain Gym® Instructor
"Thank you, Paula, for a top-notch experience! I found your retreat to be powerful medicine for the health of my body, mind, and spirit! You have an outstanding repertoire of professional services that are delivered from the heart space. You easily create a safe, inviting, and professional experience for personal transformation. I enjoyed the entire retreat. I felt the powerful healing properties of nature, and the reflective coaching questions, energy balancing and guided meditations allowed me to fall more deeply into my reflections on my retreat goals. My personal retreat coaching day far exceeded my expectations! It was fantastic!"
Linda Weir B.A., M.Ed., RYT
"When Paula teaches the world gets quiet and listens. With sunshine in her eyes and joy in her voice, she makes learning fun and easy. She has a lovely skill to meet her students where they are and infuse them with new concepts. Her knowledge of topics is deep and attention to detail quite extraordinary. I love her style. She can capture imagination quickly. She is approachable, creative and authentic. She has a beautiful way to open students’ hearts and minds to knowledge. I wish everybody would study with Paula. She is a remarkable teacher."
Eva Gold, Natural Health Practitioner, Medical Qigong Practitioner, International Faculty for Energy Medicine
“Paula's work is transformational. Her presence is deeply grounded and rooted in love. I was blown away by her workshop. I was struck by her confident and calm presence, drawing the audience in and inviting us into authenticity through her coaching and movements. Paula brings something quite magical to her work. I will definitely seek out more opportunities to work with her in the future!”
Erin Abbott Haines
Parent & Consultant
"I could listen to Paula speak all day! The mindful movements that Paula presents are special because of her positivity and gentle spirit. I learned so much from Paula's presentation."
Dianne Harrison, Business Professor, Certified Life Coach, Personal Trainer & Yoga Instructor
“One of Paula’s greatest strengths is that she listens to students and parents. Her work has focused on the whole student and their families, with an emphasis on well-being and stress solutions. Paula with her holistic approach is exactly the needle in a haystack that my son needed these past few years. Paula is knowledgeable, personable, experienced, and highly engaged as an educator. This cannot be stressed strongly enough or said often enough."
Klaudia Topic-Ryan, Parent & Master’s candidate
“Thank you, Paula Nowak, for sharing your infinite wisdom in an engaging evening of mind/body techniques and tools to bring awareness to our own stress response and to bring us quickly back into balance when needed. We were amazed to feel how these simple movements shifted our energies, released tension and opened our bodies, minds and hearts.“
Mary Skinn, Owner of White Willow Studio
“Paula's tools and her super fun energy are amazing! This was one of my favourite parts of Autumn Awakening!”
Shannon Rose Scott, SHINE Yoga-Meditation-Expressive Arts
“Paula is one remarkable person! Her presentation of material is enthusiastic, engaging, and knowledgeable. She easily gains audience involvement and attention. She is very detail oriented, speaks with clarity and is concise at the same time. Her fields of study are large, and she is very skilled at bringing this wealth of knowledge to her talks, presentations and teaching. She is confident and has great command of visual aids. I highly recommend her.”
Sher Smith, RN, Brain Gym® International Faculty
“I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Paula and watching her work at a women’s retreat I hosted and was instantly drawn in by her openness, authenticity, and gentle spirit. Paula not only offered a great deal of information, she also took the time to teach many ways to help ease stress and tension. I would highly recommend Paula as a coach, speaker, and leader. I truly look forward to working with her again in the near future.”
Author, Speaker, Coach
“Paula applies the Touch for Health® model in her presentations with great enthusiasm. She has excellent communication skills, and clearly demonstrates her practical knowledge of personal wellness skills in her workshops. Paula is unquestionably an exceptional teacher.”
Dr. Rashida N, M.B.B.S D.O.M.P (Osteopathy), Touch For Health® Consultant/ IKC Instructor Trainer for Canada; Brain Gym® Consultant/Instuctor
“Your workshop provided us with very clear and user-friendly techniques to help balance & center us in everyday life. I have already implemented some of the techniques and have noticed positive improvement especially when working with children. Thanks so much for a great presentation.”
Sara Westbrook, Speaker, Author, Singer
“Paula is a natural when it comes to presenting workshops. She will motivate you to take action!”
Susan Nash, Owner of Body Innovations Studio, Guelph ON
“Paula came to our school and offered workshops for staff. The focus was on how to recognize stress in ourselves, as well as to assist students with self regulation. Paula created specific workshops based on the needs of our school. Her presentation was informative, practical, and interactive. I learned so much from her sessions and would highly recommend Paula as a facilitator for any group working on personal well-being, self-regulation, or stress reducing/coping solutions.”
Kate Dobson, Teacher
HPCD School Board
“I had the pleasure of experiencing Paula’s expertise at a women’s retreat day where she was a keynote speaker. Each time I meet her I come away with more information and instruction on how to apply these tools for relieving stress to my everyday life.”
Constance Dickson, RPN, OFC, RYT 500