About the 2019 Haliburton
County Wellness Fair
The Haliburton County Wellness Fair is operated by Nancy Gosse of Inceptional Soul Services. In 2018, She took over the reins of the former Haliburton Highlands Health and Wellness Expo which had been established in 2016 by Val Balaski in partnership with the Municipality of Dysart et al.
Val was inspired to create the original event to provide a platform for alternative health and wellness practitioners to educate the public of the value these services add to the overall health and wellness of the community. With Nancy at the helm, the newly re-branded Haliburton County Wellness Fair is intended to build upon this tradition while moving into a broader perspective on what wellness in a community could look like. Unlike traditional health and wellness fairs, the Haliburton County Wellness Fair addresses the integration of all aspects of wellness under the Seven Dimensions: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, occupational, social and environmental. It reaches out further into the community to demonstrate that wellness isn’t about a select pocket of practices that up to now have been considered to be alternative practices. A whole picture of wellness is a comprehensive collection of services, products and lifestyle choices that both complement traditional streams of health and wellness as well as creating a quality of life that meets all our needs as human beings living co-creatively with one another in our shared environments.
Nancy D. Gosse is many things; Spiritual Counselor, Lightworker, Reiki Master/Teacher, Author and Artist are among her roles. She is an Independent Practitioner and owner of Inceptional Soul Services, now operating from her studio in Carnarvon, ON. Nancy offers her services first and foremost as a woman who has walked and continues to walk an authentic path of healing. She has a deep and personal understanding of what it means to fully experience one’s life journey; inviting the fullness of its joys as well as gracefully and compassionately moving through its suffering. She is passionate about empowerment, especially for women to rediscover their own voice and beauty of who they really are. She is also passionate about the conscious evolution of humanity and nature. She brings many years of professional experience as a Counselor, Mentor, and Advocate in areas of mental health, sexuality, addictions, abuse, and inter-personal relationships. She graduated with a BA in Sociology, Certification in Criminology and minor in Philosophy from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Her training in energy healing modalities began in 2003 and to date includes Reiki, Theta Healing, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Energy Medicine, Emotion Code, and Applied Mindfulness. She is a dedicated student of A Course in Miracles.
Dimensions of Wellness
Emotional wellnessEmotional wellness is the state of understanding and acknowledging the manner in which we experience the wide range of feelings and sentiments and how we operate to express and share those feelings in the context of our lives.
Intellectual wellnessIntellectual wellness involves being open to new ideas and experiences that can be applied to personal decisions, group interaction and community betterment. The desire to learn new concepts, improve skills and seek challenges in pursuit of lifelong learning contributes to our Intellectual Wellness.
Spiritual wellnessSpiritual wellness addresses our ability to establish and maintain a state of peaceful presence and harmony in our lives. When our Spiritual Self if operating in a healthy way we demonstrate a congruency between values and actions so that we can contribute in a nurturing and compassionate manner to our relationships and the community as a whole.
Occupational wellnessOccupational wellness is apparent in our capacity to find personal fulfillment from our jobs and find meaningful expression in our work while still maintaining balance in our lives. Our desire to make a positive impact in our careers does not overshadow how we show up for other aspects of our personal life.
Social wellnessSocial wellness is reflected in the ability to engage with others and build positive relationships with family, friends and co-workers. It means having a sense of belonging and appreciation for the presence of both family and community being at ease with your place in both private and public.
Environmental wellnessEnvironmental wellness speaks to our ability to recognize our responsibility for the space we occupy in our world. It means holding awareness and reverence for the quality of the air, the water and the land that surrounds us and how our daily practices and rituals may have an impact for our homes, our community and the planet as a whole.
Chosen as one of 10 new sites under the Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO), the Haliburton Youth Wellness Hub provides an inclusive and welcoming space for all youth aged 12-25 in our community. It has been described as a “one-stop shop” model that brings together services such as mental health, addictions, primary care, housing, education, employment and more. It is being co-designed and led by youth. Many community services are coming together with leadership from Point In Time and Haliburton Highlands Health Services to support youth in developing this collaborative, multi-use space.
The Youth Wellness Hub is located at 12 Dysart Ave., in Haliburton. It’s just down the street from the new Haliburton Junction Skate Park and Arena and is within walking distance of all of the youth-serving schools in Haliburton.
Email [email protected] if you want more information or to get involved!