About Me, Trish Unger
Enjoying chocolate since 2011
How I discovered BIE
After the birth of my third son, who had multiple food and environmental sensitivities, eczema, asthma, and anaphylaxis I began a long and frustrating journey working with many doctors and holistic health practitioners searching for solutions which finally lead me to BIE. BIE started making a huge positive difference in his health; his skin has cleared up, his asthma is under control and he can now eat all foods without symptoms. It has literally changed my family’s life PLUS it also allowed me to eat chocolate without the migraine aftermath!
Then came Body Talk
Fast forward 8 years later, I became curious about how our thoughts and belief systems create our reality. I learned that each element of our body is in constant communication with each other and how stress and emotions can interfere with that communication. Although BIE had significantly reduced my triggers such as chocolate, sulfites, and weather changes I was still suffering with debilitating migraines. Body Talk was a perfect fit to address these miscommunications and get to the deeper layers of why I get migraines. Since discovering Body Talk and doing some deep inner work I have experienced a significant shift in the number of migraines I experience. Symptoms are just the body’s way of telling us something is out of balance. What is your body trying to tell you?
I have a BA in Psychology and had practiced as a Childbirth Educator, Fitness Instructor, and Birth Doula for 16 years in my first business.
In 2011, I studied at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and the Institute of Natural Health Technologies to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Registered BIE Practitioner. In early 2019 I was introduced to the Body Talk system and worked to meet all the qualifications to become a Certified Body Talk Practitioner. I continue to pursue further education in the Body Talk system and have been working my way through all of the Advanced Modules. My mind is blown (every. single. time).
In addition to hands-on continuing education, I am deep into unlearning and unpacking racial biases to which we have all been socialized. As a white wellness practitioner, I am learning how viewing my clients from a lens of whiteness has quieted the voices and experiences of racialized folks. Being “polite” and not speaking of race centres whiteness and supports the white status quo. I want to move from being “not racist” to antiracist. Incredible & powerful Antiracism trainings I have taken part in are opening my eyes to how I can do my part to de-centre whiteness and begin to dismantle systemic racism. I am committed to doing this uncomfortable yet critical antiracism work to become a better ally to the BIPOC community.
With my top-notch husband and best friend we are raising three awesome young men which is WAY more fulfilling than I could have imagined. I love hiking with my dog, having deep conversations, and gazing at the moon.
My practice has been evolving since 2011 as I continue to further my education and learn more about both myself and our fascinating bodies & minds. My goal is to empower and support my clients toward their health goals and to deepen their understanding of their own role in healing.
Let’s work together to optimize and energize your health!
I acknowledge that I live and work on the Haldimand Tract, land that was promised to the Haudenosaunee of the Six Nations of the Grand River, and is within the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. I acknowledge and am grateful for the Indigenous people with whom we share this land.