Physical Self


October Expert-in-Residence

Maureen Brouwer


Maureen is known for her compassionate respect for the client and her ability to inspire hope and confidence in the recovery process, particularly those suffering the physical and somatic effects of sexual abuse, stress and PTSD. Regaining a maximal level of function and quality of life is her goal for each person. She provides in-person massage and physiotherapy for clients in the Winnipeg area, and guided physiotherapy techniques by telehealth/video call to clients further away. She has a particular passion for helping sexual abuse survivors reclaim ownership of their bodies and heal physical and psychological wounds that can result from assault. 

Maureen is also an experienced adult educator, leading workshops on motivational interviewing, self-compassion, and stress management. She also supports caregivers to navigating the health care system and take care of themselves as they take care of others.

Maureen is based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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This Month


  • two online workshops on the body and trauma hosted by our expert

Circle Time:

  • one group discussion on the body and trauma hosted by our founder and clinical director, Shannon Moroney

Open Studio:

  • one community space to explore the body through art, hosted by our art therapist, Amelia Hutchison

Journal Prompts:

  • 5 printable journal pages with prompts to help you deepen you understanding  of mindfulness, created by Maureen Brouwer


  • emails to start your week with a dose of inspiration or wisdom from our expert