Because of her own experiences with her daughter with Atypical Rett Syndrome, Christine is passionate about using education to empower other families like hers. As a Pediatric NeuroMovement® Practitioner, Christine sees perfection in every differently-abled child she meets. And she wants every parent to receive support in healing from their own trauma so they can foster the healthy development of their differently-abled children.
Christine co-hosts Evolving Together, a membership community for parents and caregivers of differently-abled children. Evolving Together empowers parents and caregivers to help their children discover and express their innate potential while being guided on a healing journey back home, to themselves.
Christine has also been featured on TVA, Global News, Rogers Television and Canal Vie, where she speaks of her transformational journey as a parent to a differently-abled child, and how she and her team at Evolve guide special children and their families to freedom and joy.Invite Christine to Speak
CHRISTINE’S MESSAGE: FROM MY HEART TO YOURS
As a parent to a child with special needs, I want you to know I am right there with you. I see you.
Gabriela, my youngest daughter, was born with Atypical Rett Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that would leave her non-verbal, non-ambulatory, and with little to no capacity to use her arms and hands voluntarily. Her birth (and the events that followed) set me on a path of deep transformation and growth. After much reflection and personal healing, I came to realize that Gabi’s arrival was the greatest gift our family could have ever experienced, permanently changing our view of the meaning of life.
During my initial healing process, I discovered that the traditional Western model of care for differently-abled children can feel deficit-based and hierarchical. In my experience, the care was structured around limitations (rather than strengths) and assumed the practitioner is best equipped to evaluate and mandate treatments for our children unilaterally (or with minimal input from either the parent or child). This stood in direct opposition to my inner knowing that Gabi was perfect exactly as she was.
This dissonance between the Western medical establishment and my own beliefs has driven me to explore multiple alternative healing modalities. What I have discovered along the way has been nothing short of miraculous. Working in close partnership with a range of alternative practitioners, I have witnessed Gabi’s sense of well-being and my own capacity to support her on her unique journey expand exponentially. Immersing myself in this work has also given me the tools to support my older daughter, Juliana, whose need for healing support has been a critical element of our family’s wellness ecosystem.
MY EXPERIENCES WITH GABI HAVE GIVEN ME A CLEAR VISION FOR A NEW MODEL OF CARE BASED ON STRENGTHS, NOT LIMITATIONS.
This vision led me to create Evolve Movement in 2018, a multi-disciplinary collective of practitioners that brings together my many years of work with a variety of methods and healers to offer the best in alternative care for our differently-abled children. We call it a Holistic Family Healing Approach.
In addition to being Co-Founder and CEO of Evolve Movement, I coordinate our holistic family healing work as a certified Pediatric Anat Baniel Method® (ABM) NeuroMovement® practitioner, offer conscious parenting coaching services, and conscious practitioner training.
I also speak publicly to raise awareness about what it means to truly show up for our differently abled children, regardless of whether we are in the home, in therapy, or in the school system. And, I have two writing projects underway. The first – an adult book for parents, practitioners, therapists and educators – uses my personal story and professional experience with clients to illustrate the important relationship between healing, showing up for our kids, and creating an optimal environment for them to thrive. The second – a children’s style illustrated book based on my own experience as a mother – highlights the special relationship between differently-abled children and their siblings. It is a great resource for children and adults alike who desire a better understanding of how to connect and communicate with differently-abled children authentically.
My guiding light is the perfection I see in every differently-abled child I meet. I want everyone in your family and every member of our ecosystem of care to receive the support you need to heal, grow and connect so that together we can foster the healthy development of our differently-abled children.See Christine in Action
- Undergraduate Degree in International Business and Marketing
- Graduate degree in Fashion Merchandising and Management
- Life Coach Training (Life Purpose Institute)
- Certified Conscious Parenting Coach, Conscious Parenting Method™ Certification Program (Conscious Coaching Institute)
- Certified Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness Coach for Special Needs Children (50 hours)
- Certified Anat Baniel Method® (ABM) NeuroMovement® Practitioner for Children, Anti-Aging and Vitality & High Performance + Level A NeuroMovement® Coaching and Certified Transformational Movement Lesson Instructor
- Psycho-Bio Acupressure practitioner (Level 1)