Ingrid Cryns, BES, B Arch (Honours), CBT, OSP, RP (Registered Psychotherapist)

Meet Ingrid Cryns

Ingrid at Bridal Falls, Manitoulin Island, Ontario

Building SOUL is the body/mind/soul healing and psychotherapy practice of Ingrid Cryns, BES, B Arch (Honours), Certified Bioenergetic Therapist (CBT), Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO #005579) and a Clinical Member of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists (OSP).  Ingrid specializes in helping people build deeper relationships with their body, mind, heart and Soul!

Ingrid has been on a journey of self growth and healing for over 20 years.  At different times on her path, she has been diagnosed with PTSD, CFS, IBS, Lyme’s Disease, heavy metal toxicity, multiple chemical sensitivities, electromagnetic hypersensitivity, food allergies and intolerance’s and more. Ingrid has healed herself with a fierce commitment and passion to understanding the body and mind relationships, along with how it continues to influence her own soul path. Ingrid believes in healing by synthesizing both western and eastern medicine or more holistic approaches. She has a deep compassion for other people’s life journey’s and has a gift to empower others find their own healing and soul purpose in life.

Experienced in Body-oriented Psychotherapy (since 2000), certified as a Bioenergetic Analyst, Ingrid helps women, men or couples who feel stuck, lost or hopeless. She integrates her strong analytic abilities along an empathic and intuitive listening. Ingrid guides others to heal the separation between their body, mind, soul & earth through life-changing personal therapy, seminars, workshops & retreats.

With a strong background in Buddhist teachings, Ingrid Cryns has studied with the Shambhala Meditation Centre of Toronto of which Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche founded. The well-known monk, Pema Chodron is connected with this lineage and her work has been a foundational influence in how Ingrid lives.  Ingrid has also explored the path of Big Mind consciousness work and the teachings of Denis Genpo Roshi. And she has practiced an integrated form of shamanic psychotherapy, through the Institute of Shamanic Psychotherapy.

“I listen intuitively to the words underneath your words.  I actively observe and assist you to engage with your body, its movements, your breath and teach you how to listen to the deeper truths hidden within.  At times we may express sound, use touch in various respectful ways or mirror your authentic, truer self, through cognitive awareness. Or we might use a form of art or dream work analysis to explore the unconscious further. You will learn how to be more present, discover the felt sense of your body, how to gently let go of your dysfunctional parts that may hold you back from living your life with more vitality, aliveness and joy.

I hold a compassionate, open-hearted presence with a strong spiritual consciousness component with the work. We are spiritual beings learning how to become more embodied and present in the now of our bodies.  For me, it is not about transcending the body, but learning how to let go of the mind and listen to the deep wisdom of the body. Learning how to live with greater balance by integrating the body with mind and soul is the objective of healing. The body is central to being alive and without a body, there is no life possible.

I am trained to observe the micro-movements in body language and expression with deep listening to the words as well as the content behind the words. I do deep therapeutic work that integrates consciousness with the body.  I have over a dozen years of experience in dream analysis,  positive life coaching and so much more. I can help you to uncover unconscious blocks that prevent the free expression of your soul being, giving you new hope and support to grow and thrive to your most optimal and vital self!”

heart flame 2Ingrid Cryns has had a private practice for several years and has other diverse interests that expands her knowledge base, integrating being self-sufficient in the inner worlds with becoming more self-sufficient in the outer worlds through natural building and homesteading.  She is also a Registered Architect in Ontario and had her own Certificate of Practice for several years designing natural, straw bale buildings in Ontario through her past company, soma earth. She currently teaches  healthy and sustainable living and building programs on her hobby farm, Wild Earth Wisdom Eco Farm.  Ingrid encourages self-responsibility on all levels; with your inner emotions and psyche, in relationships with others, and in relationship to how you live on the earth and use its resources in a healthier and more responsible manner.

Insurance plans may cover the designation of a Registered Psychotherapist. However, Ingrid also works under the supervision of a Registered Psychologist or Registered Psychological Associate who are members of the College of Psychologists of Ontario and is covered under most Insurance or Health Plans.

With the committment of consistent therapy, Ingrid can offer the possibility of transforming core issues such as;

  • how you understand and hold healthier boundaries for yourself
  • open up the ability to create space for yourself 
  • allow more creativity to flourish for yourself
  • move out of stuck, dysfunctional, toxic, addictive, unhealthy relationships
  • increase your vitality, joy and aliveness for life

Ingrid has been described as an “intuitive, flexible, spiritually eclectic, and a fearless guide to the inner spaces through her trust in the body’s energies, drawing on the challenges of her own continuing journey:  a healer in the best and highest sense.”

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