HELLO DEAR ONE

I hear you, it’s sometimes hard to find our bearings amid a sea change

Cumberland Celebrant Brooke Rochette

We all need a North Star, a wayfinder that will help lift the fog and light the path to greater connection, meaning, heart-centered living, and earthly belonging. The good news: that North Star lies within your own story. My personal journey is one of passion for story-tracking and celebrating life with heart. Let’s get to know each other and see how we can bring forth your inner resources and deep knowing as guides, helping you navigate the shifting currents in your life.

MY STORY

It seems celebrating wildness within and without has been one of my major life threads

It keeps showing up under various disguises, enticing me to look under stones with my little ones, walk the same forest path a thousand times out of love, expand my bookshelf to cracking capacity, fiercely protect moments of silence and stillness in my days, and drop to my knees in an unapologetic reverence for dark chocolate…

The deeper yearning that keeps my gaze turned towards both outer wilderness and our inner wildness, is the desire for intimacy with this living, breathing, beautiful world. This desire for intimacy finds its way into my partnership, motherhood, and friendships, my sense of sacred, my love of place, and even in the way I cradle my grandmother’s teacup in my hands. When I go to the ocean, I want to visit it with all my senses awake, with my heartstrings open to the ocean’s song, with my imagination dancing with its mysterious presence, and my mind tuned to gratitude for its abundance, beauty, and grandeur. Ritual and ceremony have been hallmarks in my personal and professional life to create the context for this kind of intimacy to grow and take root as a way of being in this precious world.

READ MORE ABOUT HOW RITUAL AND CEREMONY HAVE SHAPED MY PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE

MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH CEREMONY

“Brooke facilitates from her heart, her joy, years of experiential training and living by her calling.”

– Marnie Roper, Spiritual Health Practitioner

Credentials

Masters Degree in Transpersonal Psychology (Ecopsychology) (Naropa University, CO)

Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant (Celebrant Foundation & Institute, NJ)

Wild Mind Guide Trainee (Animas Valley Institute, CO)

Certificate in Education for Sustainability for Adults (Schumacher College, UK)

Year-long full-time immersion program in Storytelling and Creative writing (UK)

Permaculture Design Certificate and Teacher Training (BC & UK)

Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Sciences (Simon Fraser University, BC)

Ceremony for first menstrual cycle

CELEBRATING DIVERSITY

It is a privilege for me to work with your authentic self in all its facets. I embrace working with your particular flavor of identity. I strive to learn how to live in right relationship within the webs – cultural and wild – in which our personal expression takes root.

In acknowledgment of my place as a colonial settler of European ancestry on this beautiful land I call home, a percentage of my profits goes to support local organizations such as Kus-Kus-Sum (Project Watershed), Cumberland Community Forest Society, and Salmon People, selected on a rotating basis.

WORK WITH ME

I respectfully acknowledge that I am standing on the Unceded traditional territory of the K’òmoks First Nation (Puntledge, E’iksan, & K’omoks).