How does one go from being bitten by the acting bug – a runaway ‘gypsy’ in a horse drawn theatre company in British Columbia, to studying movement in Switzerland, natural medicine and shamanism near Ottawa, training in Systemic Constellation Work for Families and Organizations and Somatic Experiencing in the Maritimes? By following a fierce independent streak, a sustained love for adventure and creative expression, and by learning to connect – dots, people, numbers, skills.
Judy Young Melanson has long held a flair for the dramatic and a penchant for the subtle, profound aspects of life. In between the expressiveness and the quietude, engagement with others in co-creative action is born. Since discovering the Constellation work in 2003 Judy has traveled in Canada and the US and organized training for Hellinger Canada (Ottawa) to learn more, in what she perceives to be a sacred, living ‘theatre’ where healing across generations, systems and dimensions, reveals many truths.
She is based in Moncton, New Brunswick, offering workshops and facilitation in Atlantic Canada and beyond.