Hello Vernon!!!

We have left the rainy coast and have landed on a beautiful little orchard overlooking Swan Lake.

 We hope to hear from you if you are looking for chemical free fruit this summer!

Look for our Ads on FB marketplace.

 (Peaches, Spartan Apples, Plums, Apricots, Concord Grapes)

Apples will be ready mid October!

   WE ALSO OFFER...   

  Cedar Signs- Meditative Finger tracing Labyrinths and other handmade art.

(Find us at the Polson Park Night Market Friday Nights in the summer months)

 I offer Holistic Reiki Relaxation, wellness Treatments, Dowsing sessions,

 Positive Behaviour Support and councelling for Children and Youth

Holistic Dowsing Sessions,

And Oil of Gilead "Forest Medicine"

   We will be doing some healing sessions in the orchard in the fall when the weather cools. Come and have a treatment in the orchard beneath the beauty and serenity of the apple trees, facing the beautiful view of Swan Lake.


We also have Earthworks available. Contact us for a quote for all your bobcat, excavator and landscaping needs. Highly experienced operator for 30 years
CONTACT owner operator - JPS ELEVATIONS - Call for a quote on your next project.
JIM SULLIVAN 604-802-0627
Welcome to Cedar Phoenix. I am Lisa.
The process and creativity of transformation is a passion in many areas in my life.
I am blessed to be able to share my gifts with others as they also
 heal, evolve and rise out of the ashes.
 I AM a Carver and an Artist
I AM a Holistic Dowser ( Dowsing physical / mental / emotional body resonance in a calm and safe, relaxing setting ) 10 years in this field.
 I AM a Reiki Practitioner / Youth Councellor / Wellness coach / Highly experienced with grief and loss support for any age.
I AM a Support Worker specializing in intense behaviours in children and youth / specializing in Autism and non verbal communication support.

                                                                                                                                                                              I AM a certified Classroom and Community Support Worker

                                                                                                                      I AM a published poet in the book Labyrinths of BC / I have a poem stamped in the sidewalk in Maple Ridge

I AM a writer of children's tactile activity books / Watch for my new game that I will be launching 2023
 I AM a Highly Sensitive Person / Intuitive empath


  Personal Healing :

For information on my Holistic Dowsing Sessions and Reiki Sessions 

please scroll down past the labyrinth information and pictures.

Please take a moment to watch the videos on my website:

How to walk a labyrinth
The Highly Sensitive Person
and the new research on this topic.

   Healing Tools:
 Scroll down for information on how to walk or finger trace a labyrinth
and how it can bring awareness on your healing journey and bring
a sense of calm  for all ages.
This healing tool goes back over 4000 years old

Local Plant Medicine - Harvested with respect. A 1000 year old remedy
for MANY topical ailments with impressive results.
A natural healing topical balm which has incredible anti-bacterial,
anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
Gilead and Japanese mint oil combined provide wonderful pain relief from
very sore muscles, cramping, chest congestion and so much more
...and works almost immediately. (Caution to be used if you are on blood thinner, pregnant or allergic to aspirin - consult your Dr. before using this product.)


                                                               WHAT IS A HOLISTIC DOWSING SESSION?

There are frequencies all around us. Cell phones, radio waves, energetic fields are constantly around our bodies. Resonance / energy / frequency shifts with thought, injury, emotion, trauma, grief, feelings of being unsettled, unhappy, scattered or not feeling calm or grounded. It can be affected by self talk, influence of others, the atmosphere, the food we eat, the beliefs we keep and the wounds we aren't ready to heal, or maybe don't even know we are still holding down deep in our consciousness. Much of these unresolved, stuck, low laying frequencies really mess with our bodies on many levels because all of the levels are connected. There are specific vibrations that I pick up on, like bar codes for every issue listed.

When I dowse charts for you or your child, indicators expose and surface the issues that are contributing to causing your "dis-ease. This gives us a really good and accurate baseline to work from. I have been dowsing holistically for 8 years now.

I dowse 10-15 charts with you in session. We debrief what has been indicated and discuss the connections and root issues as we unravel the effect it is having on your body, mind and spirit. I support any age and ability.

My sessions are 2 hours in length. 1 hour dowsing charts, 1 hour body release, balance and relaxation on the massage table. $120 and very worth it.

Sessions are in my studio near swan lake and pleasant valley area.

Contact me to book your appointment. 604-805-3103

(Small group sessions available....grab some friends and contact me) (gift cards available also)

I assure you, you will leave feeling relaxed, heard, clearer, calmer...better.

This is not magic. It is Frequency. It is in us and all around us. Some of us can pick up lower frequencies of others and don't know how to shake it. This zaps our energy. Tired. Irritable. Hopeless. confused...

I can help you navigate this world of frequency and it's effects on your body, mind and spirit.

Above is the walk able Labyrinth at Fintry Provincial park and campsite in Vernon B.C.
You can find this beautiful calming labyrinth nestled in the area just beside the
Okanagan Lake,  just behind the historical Manor House. It is easily accessed.
This labyrinth was hand constructed by my mother Cathryne Durante in 2003 who
later passed in 2004. My father is the main caretaker of this labyrinth and always
has it looking welcoming and beautiful with all the flowers in the summer months.
My husband and I were married at this labyrinth.

UPDATE: We just moved to Vernon in 2021 to support my dad as he experienced some medical challenges with his health....so
....the labyrinth these days hasn't received the TLC that it needs, that dad usually gave it. Our hope is to get it cleaned up soon so it is looking as it did in prior years!

As you scroll down there is a short video that explains labyrinths and how to walk one.
There are over 100 walkable labyrinths in BC and you can find them on the World Wide
Labyrinth Locator on the internet. You can also find them in a book called
Labyrinths of  BC - A Guide For Your Journey by Aryana Rayne.
If you have never walked a labyrinth and you stumble across one,
take the time to walk it. An interesting sense of peace washes over you.
Children are also naturally drawn to labyrinths.
We see these interesting symmetrical patterns in many areas of nature
and we tend to get lost in these patterns, in a wonderful calming way.
It is said that walking a labyrinth is a "walk with your soul" , a place
to reflect and release and a place where we can find solitude, direction,
clarity and peace. It has also been said that walking or tracing the pattern of
the labyrinth helps to balance the hemisphere's of the brain.

 More interesting videos to seek out are:

         - How labyrinths are aiding traumatized horses

         - How labyrinths are now being used to help heal soldiers with PSTD.

         - How to "finger walk" a labyrinth to aid with calming, focus and healing

- Labyrinths at Hospitals and Hospices.

         - How labyrinths are now being brought into schools

as an alternate calming tool for children and youth.

Finger tracing a labyrinth calms and centers my busy mind.

It is a calming / healing tool over 4000 years old.


Above:Silver coin from Knossos representing the labyrinth, 400 BC.

There are over 100 walk-able labyrinths in BC in fields, on beaches, near

schools,  correctional facilities and also in hospitals and hospices.

They are being used in many different places

by various ages with individual needs.

Scroll down for more information on how this may be a

wonderful tool to have in your healing toolbox especially if you are

a Teacher, Doctor,  Dentist, Care aid, Support Worker,

Counselor, Parent, Child, Grandparent, yoga instructor or nurse.

Anybody can use a labyrinth as a tactile tool

that assists with bringing calm and centering.

Push a marble along the pathway or blow a pom pom from

a straw along the pathway for alternate uses.

These techniques can help regulate breath or help to improve

fine motor control. Sight is not necessary. I have some of my labyrinths

being used in support classrooms in various schools.

Scroll down to see some of my labyrinths,

cedar signs and carvings.

Here are some images of children being

drawn to the finger tracing labyrinths.



Image result for child tracing a finger labyrinth


                                                                                                            THE HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSON

                                                                                                                                                   HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TOLD, " YOU'RE TOO EMOTIONAL OR TOO REACTIVE"?

                                                                                                                                                   BEEN REFERRED TO AS, "SLOW TO WARM UP" OR "FIRST TO LEAVE THE PARTY"

                                                                                                                                                  ARE YOU IRRITATED BY LOUD SOUNDS, STRONG SMELLS, BUSY PLACES WITH TOO MANY PEOPLE?

                                                                                                                                                  ARE YOU A PLANNER? DO YOU ALWAYS WANT TO KNOW THE BIG PICTURE? ARE YOU A WORRIER?

                                                                                                                                                   DO YOU HATE THE FEEL OF CERTAIN CLOTHES, HATE BEING STARTLED OR GET OVERWHELMED IN

                                                                                                                                                   IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME OR ARE VERY SHORT FUSED SOMETIMES FOR NO REASON? AND DO

                                                                                                                                                   YOU NUMB OUT THAT OVERWHELM WITH ADDICTION OR OTHER UNHEALTHY PATTERNS ? DO

                                                                                                                                                  YOU NEED SIGNIFICANT TIME ALONE IN YOUR OWN SPACE TO REGROUP? DO YOU FEEL EVERYONE

                                                                                                                                                  ELSE'S PAIN OR THE PAIN OF THE GOINGS ON IN THE WORLD INTENSELY? DO YOU PUT EXTENSIVE

                                                                                                                                                  ENERGY INTO TRYING TO MAKE THINGS BETTER FOR THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU SUFFERING BUT

                                                                                                                                                  FIND IT DIFFICULT TO MANAGE YOUR OWN EMOTIONS? YOU ARE NOT ALONE. HIGHLY SENSITIVE

                                                                                                                                                  PEOPLE ARE NOW SCIENTIFICALLY DOCUMENTED TO BE WIRED DIFFERENTLY THAN OTHERS. WE

                                                                                                                                                  MAKE UP 40% OF THE POPULATION BASED ON THE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH OF DR. ELAINE ARON.

                                                                                                                                                  WE ARE BORN WITH THIS TRAIT AND IT WILL NOT LEAVE US, SO OUR BEST BET IS TO UNDERSTAND

                                                                                                                                                  HOW TO NAVIGATE THE WORLD THAT CAN COMPLETELY OVERWHELM AND OVERSTIMULATE US.

                                                                                                                                                  ONCE YOU GRASP THIS UNDERSTANDING FOR YOURSELF, YOUR CHILD OR YOUR LOVED ONES, YOU

                                                                                                                                                  WILL COME TO THE REALIZATION THAT WE ARE NOT BROKEN AND DO NOT NEED FIXING. WE ARE                        

                                                                                                                                                  JUST HIGHLY TUNED IN TO OUR ENVIRONMENT AND EXPERIENCE ALL OF THE FEELS ALL OF THE TIME,

                                                                                                                                                  ALONG WITH OTHER HUMANS AND ANIMALS, WE ARE 20 - 30 % OF THE POPULATION AROUND YOU.

                                                                                                                                                  I CAN HELP YOU TO NAVIGATE AND UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS MEANS,

                                                                                                                                                  WHO YOU ARE AND HOW TO COPE AS A HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSON. YES MEN, EVEN YOU ARE PART

                                                                                                                                                  OF THIS POPULATION. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO WATCH THE TRAILER "SENSITIVE" ON YOUTUBE. BOOK

                                                                                                                                                  AN APPOINTMENT WITH ME AND I WILL BE MORE THAN WILLING TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND THIS


                                                                                                                                                  IF YOU HAVE A CHILD THAT HAS BIG REACTIONS PLEASE CONTACT ME. I WORK WITH ANY

                                                                                                                                                  AGE AND GENDER, FROM CHILDREN TO YOUTH, ADULTS TO ELDERLY. I HAVE 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE

                                                                                                                                                  AND I WILL WORK WITH YOU IN A VERY CALM, NON JUDGEMENTAL SPACE.  I AM VERY GIFTED

                                                                                                                                                  AT BUILDING RAPPORT WITH YOUTH  AS I WAS  A YOUTH SUPPORT WORKER FOR 15 YEARS.





or to book an appt.

Bless you on your journey.



I am in the process of adding new photos of my work. 

   Please check back and see any new additions!


                                         Lets switch gears

                                            for a minute

                                           and talk about

                                         my other passion...                                                                        



Most of us have been taught that "being sensitive" is a bad thing.

The truth is it can be an amazing thing if you navigate it

with knowledge and understanding.

It does not mean "crybaby" or "always overreacting",

"worry wart", "Slow to warm up" or

"always the first to leave the party

" ... it is SO much more than the label put on it.

Did you know 30-40% of the population

is said to be born with this trait and that it is who we are,

part of our DNA and here to stay. Dr. Elaine Aron has  done

some incredibly interesting research on this topic. 

High sensitivity can run in families. High Sensitivity affects many

people with addiction. Someone with High Sensitivity experiences

large amounts of visual stimulation coming in all at once.

They hear more sounds happening in their environment,

more so than the average person.

They are highly tuned in to all of the emotions

and expressions of others as well as always being fully aware

of every single detail around them. This is the reason why Highly

Sensitive people / children / infants tend to "flood" their

emotions easier than others. We overwhelm quickly and

ALL of our emotions ARE BIG.  Intrigued?? 

Book a session with me to learn more about High Sensitivity in your infant,

child, teen or the other adults around you.