Victoria Lorient-Faibish

HOLISTIC PSYCHOTHERAPIST & LIFE COACH

As a Holistic Psychotherapist, life coach and speaker with a busy practice in Toronto, Victoria Lorient-Faibish draws on a wide range of philosophies and modalities applying her own concept of "self-culture".  Victoria has helped countless people move past depression, anxiety and with her proven protocols and techniques; she has helped so many discover their authentic selves and create the lives they were meant to live.

Victoria's brand of holistic psychotherapy works with the mind, body and soul to effect monumental change in her clients' lives. Her book Finding Your Self Culture: Moving Past Depression and Anxiety Toward Monumental Self Acceptance is a work of passion that began in 2007 when she started recording videos on YouTube (www.youtube.com/askvictoria) about various topics that were delved into through her practice. The public's response has been incredible and she has over 80 videos that have garnered over 400,000 views and counting as the hunger to find one's self-culture continues to be a key for people who are on a quest for self-love and happiness.

Today, Victoria is thrilled to bring the work she does in her office to the world at large, where people can use the case studies, teachings and exercises in her book as they go on the path toward finding their self-culture.

Accomplishments

  • Victoria's designations include: MEd, CCC, BCPP, RPE
  • Victoria belongs to several industry organizations, including: Certified Member, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA); Member, The Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology; Registered Member, Ontario Polarity Therapy Association (OPTA); Board Certified Polarity Practitioner and Educator, American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA)
  • She has written for and been featured in substantial media, including: Vitality Magazine, Tonic Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Erin Davis Show (Rogers Channel 10), The Dini Petti Show (CFTO), Breakfast and Lunch TV (CITY TV), The Entertainment Desk/News (Global TV), Eye On Toronto (CFTO TV), Entertainment Segment/News (CBC TV).
  • Born in Montreal and having grown up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Lisbon, Portugal, to a Portuguese Catholic mother and a Romanian Jewish father, Victoria today finds her home in Toronto, Canada, with her beloved husband of twenty-two years. Her influences include Buddhism, shamanism, osteopathy, physical fitness, music, theater, visualization and meditation, as well as modern and traditional psychotherapy. 
  • In 1990, after the death of her father, Victoria returned from living in Cozumel, Mexico, where she was exposed to the subtle yet magnetic energy of the Mayan Indians. There she was exposed to hands-on energy work. At the same time, she studied a plethora of holistic body-centered modalities, including reflexology, therapeutic touch, craniosacral therapy, reiki and her beloved and phenomenal polarity therapy. This mélange became the foundation of her busy private holistic practice in Toronto.

Topics

  • Boundaries: The Essence of Good Relationships!

    Understanding the anatomy of a good boundary is paramount to having healthy relationships both in personal and professional realms. Knowing the anatomy of a good boundary versus a bad one in key interactions among human beings is essential to improving the core of a company's relational dynamic as well as mitigating the destruction of families and partnerships.  When good boundaries are in place, morale is improved in companies, bottom lines are positively impacted, trust among co-workers and families is fostered and interpersonal dynamics are healed.

  • Finding Your True Power by Finding Your “Self-Culture”

    If you have not yet found your “Self-Culture” - your authentic, instinctive self—you are not living the life the universe intends for you. What is your inner voice saying? What makes your heart happy? What brings you joy? Who is your real self? What path are you on? And what do you want out of your life? You need to know the answers to these questions to live your life in the best way you can. The quest for your “Self-Culture” is not a narcissistic, futile, self-indulgent pursuit. It is vital to your well-being. You can serve those you love and the planet better when you know who you are and are at peace with yourself. This peace does not come without the “spiritual warrior” part of you, doing its finest battle on your behalf. The journey is a profound, and at times arduous, look within. The result will be an emerging self that you will treasure, savor and protect because you know you fought for it and won!

  • Heal the Hurt Child: Master the Art of Healthy Relationships

    People want to be loved and want to have healthy relationships. Yet if the “Family-Culture” of origin has normalized dysfunctional, critical, shaming, blaming communication and relating, chances are there will be a destruction of the “Self-Culture” (the authentic self) allowing the hurt child to run the show. Unhealthy patterns will plague a person’s adult relationships and erode at the fundamentals of marriages, friendships, professional partnerships and families.  In this seminar participants will unearth their “Self-Culture” by healing the hurt child within and in the process they will be able to gain mastery over their destructive hurt child behaviors including the big “5”: jealousy, resentment, guilt, anger and shame.

  • Healing Codependency in Leadership and At Home

    Whether in the workplace on in personal relationships, the reality is that whatever is at the top trickles down to inform and impact the bottom. If the leadership at work or at home is dysfunctional and in this case codependent, chances are the success and efficiency of the leader will be compromised because so much of a codependent leader’s time is taken up by overly coddling, enabling and controlling those they are in charge of or in relationship with. Poor boundaries, inability to delegate, approval seeking, insecurity, micromanaging, as well as unfair assessing are all the domain of the codependent leader.  This seminar will provide profound awareness, understanding and teach key tools to bring about key shifts in behavior that reverse codependency.  Once reversed, family and company dynamics can be restored. This seminar can also be applied to improve dynamics in schools where there are relational and communication challenges between teachers and management.

  • The Ultimate Holistic Anti-Anxiety Workshop

    Anxiety is at an all time high today and many are mystified as to how to treat and overcome this Goliath of our time without drugs.  Learn about the biology of anxiety, change and brain plasticity. Experience proven tools and techniques that Victoria uses in her office daily to rewire the brain so that a new normal can be achieved.  Learn ways to challenge the old concretized thoughts that keep you anxious and overcome the big “3”: guilt, anger and shame!  Understand how to anchor in new beliefs so that when anxiety is there, you can easily tackle it and lessen its impact on you. This seminar can be utilized in multiple settings including in the corporate setting, since anxiety is also compromising productivity as well as professional relationships and the bottom lines in companies. Mitigating anxiety in the work place in order to maintain and improve employee success and company profits is essential!

  • Transform the Inner Bully into a Supportive Coach

    The bully in us may be familiar because we have normalized it as a way to motivate ourselves; however, it is rarely effective, at least not for long. In fact, bullying ourselves has the opposite effect. Often we think that if we can just be disciplined and strict enough with ourselves, we will be more successful. If we don’t seem to be getting anywhere, we become impatient and get mad at ourselves, berating, criticizing, judging and yelling at ourselves. Do more! Be more! Go, go, go!  To create a new pattern of behavior, you need to transform the bully voice within you into a supportive coach voice that will ease you gently into the desired change. In reality, the bully is trying to make you a better you, but in a misdirected way. In this seminar we will explore ways of transforming and neutralizing the destructive inner bully.

Books

Testimonials

  • "I have had the pleasure of booking Victoria Lorient Faibish as a speaker on several occasions. She is always professional, well-prepared, entertaining and informative. We always receive positive feedback from attendees who have enjoyed her presentations“Working with the “Saboteur” and "Why Holistic Psychotherapy?”. Attendees were also impressed with her qualifications in her areas of expertise. She brings a unique perspective and has an ability to present her topics in a manner that makes it easy to understand."
    - Lorene Sauro, RHN Director, CAHN-Pro
  • "Victoria’s speech was both inspiring and uplifting. She connected with the audience at an emotional level and made lasting impressions. She gave an excellent presentation that captured the audience with her enthusiasm, smile, and helpful material."
    - Elira Gjata , Coordinator of "It Happens...Now Let's Talk About It" fundraiser, Humber College
  • "Many of us commented positively on the quality of the information and most importantly how Victoria stimulated some excellent thoughts. The presentation was informative and it demonstrated great interest as we learned “Balance of all the Elements is Key to healthy Self Culture”. Victoria ensured a professional approach which allowed us to expand our thinking and beliefs. YPA would highly recommend Victoria Lorient-Faibish as a speaker. We thank Victoria for her inspiration and motivation!"
    - Clorinda Guercio and Wendy Everleigh, conference Coordinators