workshops to inspire holistic health practitioners

Workshops in Toronto & GTA

Hi. Thanks for being curious. We value curiosity and courage. On this homepage, you will find.. 

  1. a brief intro to continuing education workshops with Cordelle and OpenPaths®,
  2. details of your invitation to our next available orientation/ prerequisite workshop in Oakville, and
  3. click-buttons to find out more information for your specialty as a health professional.

Links in the section "who are you?" will take you to specific questions to ask yourself with regard to "are you seeking pain relief from..?", "do you resonate with a need to..?", and "is it important for you to..?"

In a world that is increasingly complex and taxing our physical, mental and emotional energies, my development workshops promote simplicity and efficiency. Specially designed to enhance satisfaction in your personal and professional life: Essential, Practical, Relevant.

Yes! There are tickets for our workshop on November 11, 2017 (Remembrance Day).

whole-picture wellness

the wellness wheel used in our workshops has 8 circles connecting to form a larger gestalt of heath

What circle is missing in your practice?

Our workshops are oriented to reflection, self-awareness, and knowledge in the green circles of the Wellness Wheel (source), with a focus on the economic environment and financial identity.

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executive summary

The Gap

Are you uncomfortable and intimidated to approach the topic of personal finance or money in your professional practice?

Maybe, you're afraid that you'll say the wrong thing? Or, maybe you're simply unsure?

This workshop is for you.

The Taboo

Do you feel nervous about the taboo of money? Is money dirty? Were you taught that the love of money is the root of all evil?

 Maybe, you have a good relationship with money. Or, maybe it's complicated.

It's time to talk.

The Bridge

This holistic workshop is designed to build your confidence by exploring patterns of light and shadow when it comes to money.

It's dangerous to hide behind positive thinking or to wash your hands of understanding.

It's time to explore discomfort.

join us

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For: Professional Development of Health and Wellness Practitioners

If you are curious about how changes in the economic environment may influence personal changes in financial identity – in you, in your relationships, or in your clients – then you're in the right place.

Your in-person, interactive workshop is designed to offer a personally meaningful experience.

  • one teacher
  • one theme – for deep and possibly transformative learning
  • one circle

We value biodiversity. We believe health and well-being includes emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual wellness. If you perceive yourself to be contributing to any of these Eight Dimensions of Wellness (source), you're welcome to attend.

Curious? Are you open to deep learning in a culture of kindness? Yes! you are invited.

One-Day Workshop: Financial Anxiety

Course: Financial Diversity and the Psychology of Money

Workshop: The Taboo of Anxiety and Financial Identity in an Ever-Changing Economy

Competency Area: Economic Psychology and Psychotherapy

Workshop Code: ECPT 601.01

Continuing Education Credits*: 6 (full-day; optional)

Prerequisite: n/a; This is a commitment-free orientation/ prerequisite workshop.

One-Day Workshop: $225

Simple Pricing: includes full hot breakfast, full hot lunch, and 2 coffee breaks

This general education workshop is designed to invite conversation and self-reflection on anxiety and worry. The theme of financial anxiety will touch upon topics of money, relationships, personal finance, the economy, dynamics of mood in a population, financial influences on your emotions, economic impacts on your profession, practicality of forethought and foresight, and metaphor.

To learn more, click your circle in "who are you?"

🎒 If you don't need credits for continuing education or professional development, that's okay. Students from the School of Life Experience and the College of Lifelong Learning are welcome.

This workshop does not provide accounting-specific mechanics of financial literacy.

*Note: Your workshop with Cordelle Neufeld, Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) is currently being prepared for assessment by a standard 6-week review for pre-approved Continuing Education Credits (CECs) by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) in Ottawa. If applicable, one (1) additional Continuing Collegial Interaction (CCI) credit may also be available from your Association or College for professional interaction and networking in your workshop day to supplement the 6 hours of same-day continuing education group sessions.

Join in! Your workshop holds space for you to build personal and meaningful community. Your workshop is not a one-off. Each workshop sponsored by OpenPaths® ripples into the next.

Date: Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Reservations for a workshop are first-come, first choice. There is no waitlist. There is no sign-up to sit and wait on an email distribution list for a future workshop. There are no push notifications.

Only 15 to 32 tickets are sold for your first small-group workshop, depending on venue. If you decide to return for a second small-group workshop, there may be only 36 to 48 tickets for sale.


  • Check out our Help Center to find answers to frequently asked questions.
  • Most often, answers can be found on our about webpage.
  • Click "buy your ticket" and then the "ask a question" button. You will receive a response within 3 business days if you provide your full name (first and last). 

Time: 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Arrive hungry. We start with a full breakfast (8:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.) that includes made-to-order omelettes. I believe it's important to have fresh ingredients of food and connection to begin our day together. The pace of our in-real-time and in-person workshop is slow, mindful, and intentional.

Early registration begins at 8am.

Dress Code: Resort Casual

Place: Oakville, Ontario

This orientation/ prerequisite workshop is in a focused service hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Oakville. If you decide to return for a second small-group workshop or retreat, venue options may include a different hotel, winery/vineyard, hot springs, or retreat centre.

Address: 2774 South Sheridan Way, Oakville, Ontario L6J 7T4 (directions)

Our Navigator: Cordelle

OpenPaths® is the exclusive provider of the original breakthrough research in economic psychology by Cordelle Neufeld that led to his sole inventorship in fintech and the filing of a US patent. Workshops are designed from a Gestalt Psychology and Gestalt Practice perspective.

Cordelle Neufeld is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC). This title was granted by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Certification #7377

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Are you seeking pain relief from the hardship and loneliness of building a private practice?

Biodiversity of Health and Wellness

You benefit from the group dynamics of a full workshop with people from a diversity of professions.

Can you think of someone in Toronto who might be curious? Invite your circle.

If you don't see your specialty listed yet, don't worry.. workshops are open to you, too. Today.

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We will be adding 27 more circles over the next couple of weeks.

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Holistic Psychology and Psychotherapy Workshop in Toronto

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