About Shelley

I was born and raised in the Vancouver B.C. area. My family roots are many generations Canadian and therefore were influenced and supported by indigenous peoples here in Canada; earlier generations came from primarily the British Isles. When I was seven, I nearly died from meningitis. I recall little of the time in the hospital, but do remember that I chose to live because of the love and support of my family and community. I have been interested in science, fabric arts, dance, literature, gardening and spirituality throughout my life. I have always loved being outdoors.

I graduated from the University of Victoria in the faculty of Human and Social Development and worked in various capacities and institutions or programs as counsellor of children and families. I lived in Winnipeg and then South Africa. In Johannesburg I taught learning disabled children in a private school.

Shortly after returning to Vancouver, I was struggling with a feeling of inability to address the real needs of the children and families I worked with. I decided to return to university to study medicine, but during that process discovered shiatsu and then reiki and found that these addressed my own health concerns in ways that western medicine had been unable. I began study of shiatsu and then reiki and in 1987 co-founded Sourcepoint Center, the first licensed shiatsu clinic in Vancouver.

In 1988 I was initiated as a master in Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki, by Phyllis Lei Furumoto. Soon after this I married Lyle Hamer, who I had met while he was working in the REST Lab at UBC. We had a daughter and moved to Pender Island in 1990.

For many years I practised in my home clinic, near Medicine Beach, a nature sanctuary which I was instrumental in helping protect through a community fund-raising project. In 2008 I moved my practice to the the Pender Islands Health Clinic. In 2016 I moved my practice back to my home, but maintain one day a week in the community clinic. This summer we are building two tiny buildings on our property to house my business and also guests…the beginning of Medicine Beach Healing Arts!

My husband I and discovered the profound healing of family constellation work in addressing our own health concerns. Constellation work follows principles observed in Asian medicine and in nature, and honours energy and the integration of body, mind and spirit. We have worked with and learned from many different facilitators, and in 2012 Lyle and I completed a facilitator training with Francesca Mason-Boring.

Over my career I have supported people through birth and death and seen much of life. I have participated in the healing process of thousands of clients. It is this experience I bring to my teaching, facilitation and treatment. I thank you for all I have been blessed with and wish you and your families many blessings.

A few of my qualifications

University of Victoria, The Faculty of Human and Social Development, 1979
Initiated in 1988 by Phyllis Lei Furumoto
Member of the Reiki Alliance since 1988
Member of Shiatsu Therapy Association of B.C. since 1990
Family, Human and Natural Systems Constellation and Constellation as Ceremony Training with Francesca Mason Boring 2011-12
Dynamic Consensus Facilitation with Betty Didcoct 1997

A list of my services

Reiki Classes:

  • First degree
  • Second Degree
  • Mentorship Program
  • Reiki Intensive
  • Ki to Health
Individual sessions using constellation technique to problem-solve, clarify a path or project, or design a program.

Larger group projects: Shelley may be engaged to design something to address the group needs, using consensus and constellation work in a one meeting session or in a larger project entailing a longer term plan.

Constellation Circles:

  • Deepening Our Roots for Women of All Ages
  • Nature Constellation- on Pender Island ever summer
  • Winter Solstice Constellation in Vancouver and on Pender Island
  • Creativity—Balancing the Masculine and Feminine
  • Space for Joy- Vancouver, monthly evening constellation circle at Another Space
  • Space for Joy- Pender island, every three months Sunday afternoon.

Individual sessions on Pender Island:

1 hour – $95 

90 minute – $130  

2 hour – $165 

House calls a $25 travel fee is applied.

Individual sessions in Vancouver now available the last Tuesday of every month at WholeBody Living