Meet Gudrun Penselin
“I see Gudrun as a healer and friend to those around her and the Earth itself, and am constantly inspired to strengthen my own commitment to living a life based in Love, and the singular dedication to the much needed healing of this Earth and its people.” .
– Lana Robinson, B. A. (Psychology and Political Science); Presiding Clerk of Canadian Friends Service Committee (CFSC); Community Health Organizer
I was born and raised in Germany and like so many children back then we played outside much of the time. Preventative health in the form of healthy lifestyle choices was an integral part of my upbringing. When we did get sick my mother’s first line of defense was inspired by common sense and her own inner wisdom. Instead of running to the medicine chest to give us a pill or taking us to the doctor (unless absolutely necessary) her secret was wholesome foods, herbal teas, lots of rest and fresh air. This simple form of treatment was successful most of the time which means that to this date I hardly ever have had to rely on medication or conventional medicine to get and be well.
When I was about 12 years old we made a decision as a family that had far reaching consequences for me. Instead of buying Christmas presents we decided to sponsor a child in India on a long-term basis. I was in charge of the correspondence with the child and several years of writing letters back and forth created a strong desire to travel to India. I decided to spend half a year in India after completing high school and before entering university.
While planning my trip I happened to watch a television show about Mother Teresa and her work in Calcutta. I felt so inspired that I decided to write to her asking if I could spend some time with her. She replied with an invitation to visit the Missionaries of Charity. During my travels in India I spent time with Mother Teresa in Calcutta primarily helping with orphaned infants. Mother Theresa worked with the heart and soul of people, with compassion and non-judgment. “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” My experience with her and my remaining time spent in India has changed my life and continues to inspire me to live my life in service to the Earth and its people.
Back in Germany I completed my post-secondary education with a M. Education and M. Physical Education. In 1981 I emigrated to Canada where I raised my three beautiful children “the natural way” in the country of northern Alberta, home schooling them whenever they desired for a total of 13 years. Since moving to Canada I have focused my professional education on complementary medicine including more recently traditional forms of Mexican healing. For over 30 years now I have been running a successful practice in Grande Prairie, Alberta. I uniquely integrate various methods of healing such as herbal medicine, reflexology, Bach Flowers, iridology, sclerology, light & colour therapy, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), bio-feedback and lifestyle improvement. Over the years I have helped thousands of people through my teachings and my practice by using my holistic approach to wellness, always considering all aspects – emotional, spiritual, physical and mental.
My joy and passion is to encourage others on their healing journey and support them in unfolding to their full potential. I am filled with gratitude when I watch my clients and students leave my office feeling empowered and stronger, filled with hope and carrying a big smile on their face.
I have given public talks and taught workshops in Canada and the US and am now a featured guest on international radio interviews. I offer workshops in all the healing arts that I utilize in my practice. My classes are experiential and interactive, with a focus on practicality and fun.
I look on the Earth as our Mother who provides for us with unconditional love regardless of the abuse by the human race. In my practice and teachings I re-awaken in people this awareness and the connection to the Earth, a prerequisite for the healing of the planet and humankind. Due to my own strong connection with the Earth people are able to experience the spirit of plants and how the plants can serve us as teachers, guides and friends.
I also believe in the healing potential of the Bach Flowers and in 1998 I created Bach Flowers Unfolding, an innovative publication. The second edition is about to be released. In 2012 I produced the instructional DVD Herbal Pharmacy for Everyone, A Step-by–Step Guide to Creating Your Own Herbal Preparations. I have dedicated the DVD to the children of the Earth because they are our future.
“The flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today.” – Author Unknown
I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with you, be it in the form of a consultation, speaking engagement or workshops. Please contact me for further information.
Gudrun Penselin, M. Ed. M. Phys. Ed Clinical Herbal Therapist, Certified Reflexologist, Bach Flower Practitioner, Certified Iridologist, Sclerologist, Light & Colour Therapist Over 30 years of experience as a practitioner, teacher and speaker.