ABOUT ME

When I came back from these travels,   I was ready to enter university studies once again. Just before, I completed a course at the Integral Coaching Institute and obtained my certification as a Life Coach. Then I went on to complete an undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa in Psychology with a minor in Business followed by a master's degree in Counselling and Spirituality at Saint-Paul's University. During these studies, I acquired more tools to be able to aid people in exploring the intrinsic complexities of the mind and of being. I also did extensive research on Near-death Experiences (NDE) and on it's effects on people's life. 

I offer therapy sessions both in English and Spanish. 

It will be my honour to welcome you into therapy.

Marco Vinicio Castillo, M.A., N.D.

I was born and raised in Mexico. At the age of 18, I felt a strong need to answer some of life's more existential questions and thought I would find my answers by traveling eastward. After extensive research in Western Philosophy, Science and Religion I decided to explore Eastern Philosophies from their place of origin to experience what I had learned from them in theory. That led me into a journey that lasted over four years mainly in Thailand and India where I stayed at different ashrams (monasteries) and meditation and yoga schools. It is in these places that I learned much more about the human design and the functioning of the mind, not only theoretically but practically, as I was able to experience these teachings firsthand through various meditation and spiritual practices. I learned that it was very hard to have a healthy balanced mind without following certain ethical principles that these philosophies offer. I learned that emotions are often a product of our conscious and subconscious thoughts and that they can be educated with practice. I learned numerous things, among them, that we have a mind, but we are not one, that the mind is a complex entity and that to explore it, having an honest conversation about it is very useful. I wanted to share the knowledge that had helped me to become a better person and this is what led me to want to become a therapist. 

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