Virginia Cox, BN, MN has a background in Nursing, with a specialization in palliative care, and a certificate in counselling (Carl Rogers, client-centered approach).
Virginia founded and facilitated a non-profit society known as Mara Station Retreat Centre for persons experiencing cancer or grieving (now focusing on grief retreats under the banner of Sunrise Grief Retreat Society).
In 2011, Virginia experienced severe “burnout”, which exposed her to a range of traditional/pharmaceutical cures, which she found ineffective over the long term. Subsequently, a holistic counsellor helped her on a successful healing journey focused on mind, body, emotions and spirituality. Virginia has since created a therapeutic counselling service for others called “Path to Heart Counselling.”
During this extraordinary journey, Virginia’s intuitive self flourished, with more self-awareness around the importance of meditation, yoga, exercise, pure food diet, and self-care. She has also initiated a variety of meditation groups, and attends annual silent meditation retreats.
It is now Virginia’s goal to help others initiate their unique inner healing journey, through both non-traditional and traditional counselling approaches. She assists others to discover their intuitive knowingness, higher awareness and heart- centered self, leading towards greater happiness, inner peace and balance in life.
Virginia has this to say about her journey:
In my experience of running a retreat centre for people with cancer and for people who are grieving, I have been deeply moved by the courage and shifts I see when people embark on their deep inner work. Many come to recognize their journey of cancer as a gift, and are able to reach a place of acceptance and peace. In my journey of burnout, I too gained insight and was able to see my challenge as a gift.