John-David (JD) Hutchison, AAC, RYT 200
Addictions Counsellor, MINDFULNESS & Meditation Teacher
I am an addiction counsellor, I am a yoga and meditation teacher, and I am a person living a full life recovered from addiction to alcohol, drugs and codependency. I am sober today, after spending 18 years trapped by the cycle of addiction and recovery. My recovery is thanks to a psychotherapy; including EMDR, CBT and Buddhist Psychology, my 12-step program and the tools and techniques of yoga. I have now studied various modalities and developed the Rediscovery program to teach others the skills and steps towards their own recovery. Start your own journey to your true self and finally break your cycle of addiction.
One of the biggest parts of my education and the work I do is from the work of Dr. Gabor Maté, countering prevailing notions of addiction as either a genetic disease or an individual moral failure, Dr. Gabor Maté presents an eloquent case that addiction – all addiction – is in fact a case of human development gone askew. As another of my teachers, Herb K, says - "we need to get underneath the underneath" to find what is the addiction due to.
John-David also chairs weekly TULA ARC (Addiction Recovery Community) meetings, Tuesdays at 4:00 pm PST, 7:00 pm EST
All services are provided online - through a secure PHIPA-compliance. I look forward to connecting with you.
"JD walks the talk:
he does have a daily Yoga practice; he is active in his Recovery;
and he is committed to helping others.
For those wanting Recovery, J.D. is creating a fresh avenue.
He has curated a sequence of meditation and posture practices
that generate, from within, an energetic peace.
From this foundation, one has the mental / emotional clarity to reflect and dive deep into the 12 Steps.
It works for me. Check it out!"
W.S.W. - Ottawa, ON
"Thank you JD for an amazing weekend filled with rich teachings and powerful yoga!"
S.D. - Peterborough, ON
"Many thanks, JD.
I continue to feel inspired and refreshed from our time together."
R.D. - Wakefield, QC