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Cross-Cultural and International Core Teams Development 




For more than 30 years, I have had a strong professional relationship with peoples of various cultures and from many countries.  Since 2007, I have offered a cross-cultural approach to the courses I developed and deliver through Taking Flight International Corporation, at the Star of the North Centre in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, and within communities.

I have provided professionals from around the world, including hundreds of First Nation Canadians from every province and territory, the knowledge and skills required for them to provide support and counseling to individuals and groups in Trauma Recovery, Grief Support, Suicide Intervention, and most recently, in Healing the Ambiguous Losses Associated with Missing and Murdered Women and Girls.


Grief Support Certification, Star of the North Centre, Canada 

Trauma Recovery Certification, Athens, Greece 

Members from one First Nation Community, in Saskatchewan, consented to participate in a research study to determine the effectiveness of the cross-cultural healing methods I have developed and teach. Read about my research.

Retrieving a Soul Part that Fractured During Trauma



A post-traumatic response includes alterations in functioning on the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual levels. Interest in using complementary therapies resulted from PTSD patient requests for modalities that address their spiritual needs. The positive neurophysiology effects on PTSD symptoms produced by spiritual practices generates renewed interest in the approaches to the psyche proposed by Carl Jung, and also in traditional cultural practices for healing trauma. In traditional worldviews the shock of trauma can cause a part of the soul to fracture off and remain trapped in a non-ordinary reality. Jung encouraged therapeutic regression to connect with the lost part. Regression therapy gained support following MRI studies showing that trauma narratives are replayed through the brain’s right hemisphere. MRI studies support research showing that right hemisphere options, such as visualization, increase the possibility for healing trauma. The purpose of this research was to determine if there were pre- and post-intervention differences when using spiritually-focused guided visualization to regress subjects to a traumatic event, there to reclaim and reintegrate a soul part that had fractured off during trauma. Eight study participants from an Indigenous Community in Canada participated. Pre-to-post score differences on the PCL-5 suggest a positive and clinically meaningful response to the intervention. The themes derived from the narrative descriptions indicate that the soul retrieval intervention increased the well-being of the study participants.
Please read the article "Retrieving a Soul Part that Fractured During Trauma."


Harley Eagle 


 Violet Soosay

Joanna Grecos  & Constantine Panayotopoulos

Agnes Mariakaki

I am Giota Rousakou, a practicing somatic psychotherapist in Athens Greece, and in therapy, I work a lot with the body and its expression. My trainings with Dr. Jane Simington have helped me immensely in my work. Through advanced skills that I have acquired in her trainings, I am able to lead my clients to connect deeper with their body and with the messages that the body sends. I am able to better facilitate their steps to healing. Dr. Jane Simington has continued supporting me and fellow therapists who have trained with her, through the years, offering insight, knowledge and mostly, her love.

Giota Rousakou,

Somatic Therapist and Mental Health Counselor, Greece.

Requirements to Offer the Training in Your Location  


  • Minimum number of participants: 12
  • Maximum number of participants: 18
  • The Hiring Agency covers the costs for the Facilitator’s and the Co-facilitator’s meals, accommodations, and travel.
  • Meeting room to be arranged and paid for by the hiring agency.
  • Please have chairs in a circle in the classroom, one for each participant and one for the Facilitator and Co-facilitator.
  • Please have enough table space (tables and  chairs against the walls and windows) for each participant to complete art activities.
  • Please have 3 tables for art supplies.
  • Please have a large whiteboard (4’x5’), whiteboard markers and white board cleaner in the teaching room.
  • Please have a small table for the ceremonial supplies.
  • Please have a small table by the whiteboard for teaching supplies.
  • Please have a table placed by an electrical outlet for the sale of resources.
  • Please have 4 boxes of tissues.
  • Please have a large garbage can and a small lined garbage can.
  • Each participant must submit an application form at least one week before training starts.
  • The Facilitator will require access to the classroom for set up, for one hour prior to class beginning. The preferred time is the evening before.

Taking Flight International Corporation

Offices of Dr. Jane Simington. PhD.

205 Griesbach Road NW

Edmonton, AB T5E 6S5

Tel: 780-473-6732     

Fax: 780-472-0885

E-Mail: [email protected]