Shawna Thibodeau is a Toronto-based Registered Nurse specializing in the field of mental health & addictions. Through Be Free…

she offers private coaching and meditation, empowering others to create lives of happiness, health peace and purpose.

With her private coaching, Shawna combines her unique knowledge in mental health with further education in mindfulness & meditation, CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), positive psychology, personality theories and spirituality.

Be Free is a sanctuary of wisdom and strategies to optimize and help others work through life challenges and reach their full potential.


Credentials & Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology – McMaster University [April 2010]
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Trent University [Jan 2013]
  • Canadian Nursing Association (CNA) Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse (CPMHN) – [May 2017]
  • Certified Meditation Facilitator – Naturality, Hamilton (in association with Yoga Alliance, Canada) [July 2015]
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Fundamentals Program – University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education [July 2015]
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Basics Certificate – The Centre for Mindfulness Studies, Toronto [September 2017] 
  • Motivational Interviewing – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) [Oct 2014]
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course – Telka Smith Practice in Psychology, Peterborough [Dec 2011]
  • Chakra and Kundalini Energy Workshop – Naturality, Hamilton [August 2015]
  • Wisdom of the Enneagram Training Workshop – The Enneagram Institute, University of Toronto [Feb 2016]
  • Meditation and Psychotherapy, Integrating Mindfulness into Clinical Practice  – Dr. Tara Brach, Online Training 
  • Chakra Activation Course – Anodea Judith, Online Training 
  • How to Manage Stress With Meditation – MindBodyGreen, Online Training