Trauma-sensitive, Healing-informed, and Intersectional
Drawing on intersectional and anti-oppressive teachings, The Apamaté Approach considers and works to address the complicated effects of individual and generational trauma as we move toward our goals.
Whole Body, Whole Person
Honouring the complexity of Coachees, Clients, and Students, we learn how our professional and personal lives intersect. Connect with your body to understand how the nervous system plays a role in your overall well-being.
This Approach to Coaching, Writing, and/or Yoga Instruction is unique in that it honours the individual and the collective, as well as the experiences of moving through a complex world with existing systemic issues. Through this Approach, a trauma-sensitive and healing-informed lens creates a bridge between you and your nervous system, your way of knowing, your community, the world you navigate, as well as how you want to live your purpose to make change. These offerings are shared online with the aim for meeting you where you are (literally and figuratively). The Apamaté Approach honours different ways of knowing and being in the world, as well as draws on systems change and cutting-edge neuroscience.
Apamaté has three offerings and one approach: the Apamaté Approach.
Purpose, Passion, and Potential
I invite you to tap into your purpose, passion, and potential. I will walk alongside you as you define these for yourself, as well as imagine what it’s like to live your life grounded in purpose, passion, and potential. Together, we work to design the support systems and action plans that can help you make this life a reality.
From an Apamaté Coachee: I was nervous about engaging in coaching - things like a "five-year plan" or highly structured schedules can make me feel boxed in, and this is how I viewed coaching before experiencing Apamaté. Valentina's approach is completely flexible - rather than telling you what you should do, she asks pointed, guiding questions to help you self-discover your purpose, passion, and potential, and create your own set of rules and values that culminate in tangible, lasting change. - HR
Trauma-Sensitive, Healing-informed, and Intersectional
I meet you where you are. Though I’m not a therapist, I’m committed to partnering with you to feel safe enough to tap into your purpose, passion, and potential. Together, we honour your different ways of knowing, being, and doing. I can’t wait to learn with you and from you!
From an Apamaté Coachee: Valentina’s value-add is her human approach that is trauma-sensitive and healing-informed. She is deeply empathetic, inclusive, and intersectional, allowing me to feel like our coaching sessions are a safe and non-judgemental space. Valentina’s inclusive approach will allow her to be an incredible resource to clients with diverse lived experiences and challenges. - SB
Whole Body, Whole Person
I welcome the fact that your personal and professional lives influence each other. As such, I invite you to bring a connection to your body into the conversation. Together, we work to understand how the nervous system plays a role in your overall well-being, as well as your personal and professional goals.
From an Apamaté Coachee: If one has the profound opportunity to be coached by Valentina, they will feel seen, heard and supported. Valentina guides coachees through a variety of exercises to support this self-discovery, for some healing, and for others it's about creating the neurological pathways to view and value one's abilities. Through Valentina's whole person approach, she is able to help a person arrive at a holistic understanding of themselves. - EC
Self and Systems
I understand that you navigate a complex world. I don’t shy away from the systemic issues you face, including sexism, racism, ableism, queer-phobia, trans-phobia, fat-phobia, xenophobia, classism, inter-generational trauma, ageism, and more. Together, we will find pathways to navigate these systems in a way that reduces harm to your physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental well-being.
From an Apamaté Coachee: Valentina has provided me with the lens and language in our sessions to fully understand and analyze the systems in which I operate. This has been pivotal for me, as it has allowed me to work within environments where I need to learn how to adapt and evolve. This has been a unique experience for me as it is something one cannot just learn from school or experience, but through the necessary guidance to help learn how one's unique situation can influence one's development. - BS
I can connect with you in English, Spanish, and French. I invite you to honour your cultural wisdom and experiences, as well as different ways of understanding and existing in the world.
From an Apamaté Coachee: Having "Spanglish" sessions have been a game changer for me. It has allowed me to connect with my roots and tap into my Canadian-Latino identities. My healing and validation process has grown deeper since I started expressing myself in Spanish during my sessions. - LC
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What our Coachees have to say...
Coaching has expanded my ability to see things more clearly, act and be more aligned with my values in my decision-making. Valentina is intently present in our coaching conversations, providing me with a sounding board that is incredibly insightful and meaningfully challenging. Valentina is a true collaborator in expanding your thinking, sense of possibilities and embracing what exact actions need to be taken to advance or resolve what's important to you.