Ocean Lum BSc MA RCC
Ocean is passionate about the Body-Mind-Spirit continuum. She holds a BSc in Nutrition and Biochemistry and a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. Ocean is a Registered clinical Counsellor in private practice. She specializes in a holistic approach to anxiety, depression and trauma by integrating talk therapy, somatic practices and yogic principles. She is ardent about helping distressed couples with Emotionally Focused Therapy. In addition, Ocean is a Yoga teacher and a Yoga therapist. While she loves all aspects of Yoga, she is particularly drawn to the psycho-spiritual aspects of Yoga. She has been teaching Yoga since 2002. Out of curiosity, Ocean began meditating in 1990. She became earnest in her practice while going through a painful divorce. She has been practicing and studying Buddhist mediation since 2001. She has studied and practiced with the Dalai Lama, Jack Kornfield, the 17th Karmapa, Rick Hanson, Will Kabat-Zinn and Howard Cohn.
Ocean is profoundly grateful for the practice of meditation. The practice continues to afford greater degrees of freedom, joy and peace amidst the frantic pace of 21st century living. Consequently she is passionate about sharing the gifts of meditation and has been facilitating meditation since 2002. Ocean is excited to be a part of the BCALM team.
Given Ocean’s love of science and mysticism, her clinical interests are eclectic. She is fascinated with the confluence of neuroscience and mindfulness practice; the deep healing of Nature-based therapies; the power of ritual and rites of passages ceremonies and quantum physics.
When not on retreat, Ocean loves to dance, swim, hike and sing. She has a love /hate relationship with Ikebana.
Ocean is grateful to be living and working on unceded Coast Salish territory.