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Private Practice Reopening Announcement

Susan Doiron is pleased to announce that she is moving her part-time private practice from Cornwall to Charlottetown effective November 1, 2017. Her office is located at 1 Rochford St, Charlottetown, PE. Susan holds a Masters of Education in Counselling and is a Canadian Certified Counsellor. She has over 12 years experience as a Counselling Therapist. The focus of her practice will be on counselling children and adolescents, as well as, providing individual counselling and therapy with adults. For more information on Susan please visit her website at findingbluebeachglass.wordpress.com. To make an appointment with Susan either call her at 902-628-5964 or email her at findingbeachglass@gmail.com.  

Susan Doiron Announces Publication of a Self-Help Workbook

ISLANDER PUBLISHES SELF-HELP WORKBOOK Charlottetown, PE, May 5, 2014 – Susan Doiron, an Island author and counsellor, announces the publication of her self-help workbook: Finding Blue Beach Glass: A Personal Development Workbook. This workbook is a welcome and complimentary addition to her original self-help book previously published: Finding Blue Beach Glass: Discovering the Extraordinary in the Ordinary. This workbook would be particularly helpful for people who are looking for deeper meaning and purpose in  their work or personal lives. It is available by contacting Susan directly at findingbeachglass@gmail.com or online at Amazon.ca or BarnesandNoble.com. “Susan Doiron’s inspirational workbook is a tool to be embraced by counsellors and career practitioners across the Island and beyond! I was delighted to hear that it will soon be made available to the public. This well written and useful tool will be most helpful to individuals in the process of examining their lives with the goal of finding meaning and personal satisfaction in the work that they do, either in a paid profession or in other aspects of their lives. Perfect for individuals in transition, this workbook can be used with the support of a counsellor or on its own. I would certainly recommend this workbook as a self-help tool for anyone interested in exploring their vocational path on a deep and meaningful level,” says Janet Needham Payne, MEd, CCC Site Leader/Counsellor at Career Development Services. “Susan has been a mentor, a colleague, and most importantly a trusted friend for many years. I would like to congratulate her on the release of her new workbook. While reading her pages, Susan’s voice and unique way of connecting with people becomes evident and remains a cornerstone. This workbook provides the reader with a “trusted companion” while exploring personal work, and offering creative new perspectives and helpful images for contemplation. Engaging to read and full of thought provoking content, Susan’s work speaks to a wide audience,” says Christopher Doiron, MSW, RSW Family Therapist at Catholic Family Services Bureau. This workbook would be helpful to people who are looking for meaning and purpose in their current work or personal lives; those who are seeking a career or interest pathway that illuminates deeply held interests, and those who are planning a retirement transition and wish to pursue aspects of their lives that may have been pushed aside while they were busy making a living or raising a family. Susan is passionate about helping people discover who they really are and by extension a way of being and doing in the world that gives meaning and purpose to their lives. She emphasized that we tend to focus on external signals when choosing careers (money, status and approval of others) rather than focusing on the internal ones. Even though people achieve success during the course of their careers, if what they do is not reflective of their core self, they may become unhappy and dissatisfied. Susan holds a Masters of Education in Counselling from Acadia University and is a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and is currently working as a school counsellor. She is also the author of a self help book: Finding Blue Beach Glass: Uncovering the Extraordinary in the Ordinary. She resides in Rice Point, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Finding Blue Beach Glass: A Personal Development Workbook (ISBN: 978-1621374930) is published by Virtualbookworm.com Publishing in College Station, TX. For more information visit the book’s website at http://findingbluebeachglass.wordpress.com. Susan is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/findingbluebeachglass and follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SusanDoiron.  

Press Release for Upcoming Workshop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOCAL SELF-HELP AUTHOR TO GIVE WORKSHOP Charlottetown, PE, April 16, 2013 – Susan Doiron, an Island author, counsellor and life purpose coach, has announced her upcoming workshop “Identifying Your Beach Glass” a topic from her self help book: Finding Blue Beach Glass. This workshop will be held Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 10am to 3pm at the Martha Spirituality Centre at SDU Place, 45 Great George Street, Charlottetown. The cost is $50 and to register, please call 902-367-3103 or email srgemma@eastlink.ca Enrollment is limited to 12 participants. Must pre-register by May 21, 2013. One of Susan’s favourite beach activities is scavenging for beach glass. Typically, she finds brown, white, and sometimes green beach glass but rarely blue. Blue glass is a rare find indeed. For her, finding blue beach glass is like finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. It is about finding the uniqueness that lies within each of us. Susan is passionate about helping people discover who they really are and by extension a way of being and doing in the world that gives meaning and purpose to their lives. She emphasizes that we tend to focus on external signals when choosing careers (money, status and approval of others) rather than focusing on the internal ones. Even though people achieve success during the course of their careers, if what they do is not reflective of their core self, they may become unhappy and dissatisfied. The workshop approach and content evolved from her Master’s thesis on the same topic and eventually culminated into her self help book. Since the publication of Finding Blue Beach Glass, Susan has delivered professional and personal workshops on topics related to her book that have been positively received. This workshop would be helpful to: people who are looking for meaning and purpose in their current work or personal lives; those who are seeking a career or interest pathway that illuminates their deeply held interests; and those who are planning a retirement transition and wish to pursue aspects of their lives that may have been pushed aside while they were busy making a living or raising a family. In this workshop, we will begin by exploring how you can become over-identified by unhealthy roles that are not a true reflection of who you really are; identify 1-3 of your dominate vocational parts of self that  are a reflection of who you really are; and be introduced to a process that will help you develop some strategies for identifying how they may manifest more specifically in your personal and professional life. Susan holds a Masters of Education in Counselling from Acadia University and is a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Susan is currently working as a school counsellor and in private practice as a counsellor, workshop presenter and life purpose coach. She resides in Rice Point, PEI.          

Press Release: Announcing Upcoming Workshops

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Island Author and Counsellor Announces Upcoming Workshops Charlottetown, PE, October 13, 2011 ─ Susan Doiron, an Island author and counsellor, announces her upcoming workshop in a series of workshops that she will be offering this fall and winter at Mount St. Mary’s in Charlottetown on topics related to her recently published self-help book: Finding Blue Beach Glass: Uncovering the Extraordinary in the Ordinary. On November 5, 2011, Susan will be facilitating at the Mount the first workshop in this series: Exploring Your Broken Glass. It is an experiential workshop that is filled with practical strategies to enrich and motivate our daily lives. To register, please call the Mount at 892-6585. “What Susan offers is her ability to listen and perceive deeply, her sense of who she is and her desire to accompany others interested in personal transformation. She is passionate about life and work. She is interested in the authentic process of engaging with people, learning to know people and how they perceive the world, what is important for them and how they deal with sorrow, disappointment and future directions,” says Dr. John Sumarah, R. Psych, CCC, Professor and Program Leader, Acadia University Counselling Program. One of Susan’s favorite beach activities is scavenging for beach glass. Beach glass is created when broken shards of glass become smooth, frosted, and precious, transformed by the gentle lapping of water and the persistent rubbing of sand. Typically, she finds brown, white, and sometimes green beach glass but rarely blue. Blue glass is a rare find indeed! For her, finding blue beach glass is like discovering the extraordinary in the everyday joys and difficulties of life. Similar to the broken glass, we have rough sharp edges that are longing to be soothed and transformed by the daily tumbling and wearing of our ordinary lives. Hurtful or sabotaging parts of self are often formed in childhood, generally in response to a need to protect ourselves. We all possess some of these parts of self. While there may be a desire to send them packing, the reality is they are part of us and they are not going away. The solution is to find ways to integrate the gems that they have to offer. Their integration is key to our growth and development. In the Exploring Your Broken Glass Workshop, you will identify those parts of self that have proven to be harmful or sabotaging to you or in your relationships; identify strong traits and characteristics in each part; and develop practical strategies for promoting their integration. Susan is looking forward to facilitating a series of workshops beginning with Exploring Your Broken Glass on November 5, 2011, followed by Identifying Your Beach Glass on January 14, 2012 and Using Your Beach Glass on April 14, 2012. All three workshops are 1 day in length and will be held at Mount St. Mary’s in Charlottetown, PEI. To register, please call the Mount at 892-6585. For more information on these workshops refer to: http://findingbluebeachglass.wordpress.com/workshops/ Susan returned to graduate school after a long and varied career in technology, management and education. She holds a MEd in Counselling from Acadia University and is a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Susan is currently working as a school counsellor. She resides in Cornwall, PEI. Her new self-help book is available locally through Bookmark at the Confederation Court Mall and online at amazon.ca and barnesandnoble.com. For more information, visit her website at: http://findingbluebeachglass.wordpress.com. Susan is on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/findingbluebeachglass and follow her on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/SusanDoiron.

Origin of the Book’s Title

One of my favorite beach activities is scavenging for beach glass. Beach glass is created when broken shards of glass become smooth, frosted, and precious, transformed by the gentle lapping of water and the persistent rubbing of sand. Typically, I find brown, white, and sometimes green beach glass but rarely blue. Blue glass is a rare find indeed! For me, finding blue beach glass is like discovering the extraordinary in the everyday joys and difficulties of life. Similar to the broken glass, we have rough, sharp edges that are longing to be soothed and transformed by the daily tumbling and wearing of our ordinary lives. Scavenging for blue beach glass is an ordinary beach activity that anyone can do. We just need to know where and how to find the blue glass. Similarly, we all have the ability to find those extraordinary moments that occur in the everyday joys and difficulties of life that can enrich and motivate our lives. Those extraordinary moments, I affectionately refer to in my book as Sophia moments.

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