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Clearing: Awaken to Your True Self


Clearing is a unique, assisted self-inquiry practice invented by Charles Berner in the 1960s. Clearing addresses the suffering people experience from mental, emotional, and relationship distress. It is based on the observation that many problems and conflicts are the result of unfulfilled communications and breakdowns in relating.

Clearing takes place in a one-to-one, counseling-style setting and addresses areas of the client’s interest. The Clearer guides the client in a variety of specific communication processes that can resolve current problems, release the effects of trauma, and develop responsible well-being. Through these specific processes, Clearing sessions can help you explore your issues, find your authentic voice, and ensure that you are seen, heard, and understood. Clearing clients often report a sense of unburdening, deeper awareness, and resolution.

The process is based on the understanding that many problems are the result of:

  • Predicaments in life that you were not able to fully experience or comprehend.

  • Communications to others that you were unable to make.

  • Erroneous beliefs connected with these withholds.

  • False solutions or unrealistic decisions that don’t work.

Clearing does not involve:

  • Psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, or hypnosis.

  • Any assessment or diagnosis of specific mental or emotional disorders.

  • Interventions to change your thinking or behavior.

  • Advice or suggestions to take on a different perspective or point of view.

The process can help to:

  • Free yourself from re-occurring negative patterns, beliefs, and behaviors.

  • Enhance communication in your relationships.

  • Improve your ability to define and accomplish your goals.

  • Fulfill your purpose in life.

Clearing is not a good fit for you if you:

  • Are suffering from a serious emotional or mental disorder. 

  • Have significant difficulty completing communication and are unwilling to receive help.

  • Want a therapist to tell you what your problems are and what you should do about them.

  • Have serious untreated addiction problems.

Clearing is a good fit for you if you:

  • Want to come to your own understanding of the nature of your problems.

  • Can develop solutions/goals that are appropriate to your life situation.

  • Have a good ability to self-inquire and become more self-aware.

  • Are willing to change and improve your life.

Free Exploratory Session:

We begin the Clearing process with a free, confidential, exploratory session to help you get clear on what challenges you are facing, what your goals are, and what’s really motivating you to either achieve or block these goals (barriers). Based on this information, you and I can determine if we are a good fit for working together. The session will take place over Zoom or Google Meet and lasts between 30-40 minutes.


Once it is decided that we will work together, we can book our sessions. It is recommended that you start with 5 sessions and at the end, you can re-evaluate if you want to do more.

Sessions are normally valued at $100-$120 a session for 60 to 90 minutes, but because I am a new graduate of the Clearing Training Level 1 with Russell Scott -, I am offering them for $75. ​​If you feel the sessions were really valuable, you can offer an additional donation. 


I have 3 different options for people:

  1. A concentrated method where we do 5 sessions over 3 days (1 session the first day, 2 sessions the next day, and 2 sessions the day after (morning and afternoon).

  2. An option for 2 sessions a week for 3 weeks (2 sessions in weeks 1 and 2, and 1 session in week 3).

  3. An extended method with 1 session a week for 5 weeks. 

Options for payment: 

  1. Full payment of 5 x $75 in advance ($375 including HST). If you resolve your problem before the 5 sessions or decide not to continue at any time, I will refund you the unused session amount.

  2. Payment of $85 per solo session (without committing to 5 sessions). If after the first session, you decide to sign up for the 5 sessions, the next 4 sessions are $75 each.

Payments must be made prior to the sessions.


“Over many years I have engaged in much self-reflection, contemplation, and various
approaches to clear old patterns of behavior. Clearing is the most powerful resource I

have encountered. I have been able to expose the roots of negative habits that hijacked my life and in so doing, make changes that I would not have thought possible before."

Richard Fogg - Bancroft

"I was having trouble letting go of past traumas. I was struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression, and anger. I was overwhelmingly confused and had a lack of vision and confidence about how to move forward with my relationships and personal goals. Since the Clearing sessions, I have been able to let go of negative self-talk and am able to forgive myself and others. My life has so much room for joy and peace.”

Maria de Vera-Ryeland - Orillia

"Since beginning Clearing sessions, I’ve finally been able to release my attachment to certain patterns that were once necessary and effective but came at a high cost to my personal well-being. Clearing sessions have made me aware that even small changes in my perspective help me live in greater comfort." 

Sue Claussen - South Dakota

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