Ronda Lobsinger, RPN, BA, MPsych

Ronda Lobsinger, R.P.N., B.A., M. Psych., completed her degree in Women’s Studies and Sexuality, Marriage and the Family at the University of Waterloo, and her Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University (2009). Ronda is certified in Holotropic BreathworkTM, a form of deep experiential psychotherapy, and has studied with Dr. Stanislav Grof and Christina Grof. She is also certified in Integrative Breathwork with Eupsychia Institute where she studied with Jacqueline Small. She has facilitated workshops in Holotropic Breathwork since 1990 and continues to run workshops. She has worked for many years as the Counselling Coordinator of Planned Parenthood Waterloo Region, providing counselling and support to women and families regarding sexual and reproductive health. Ronda has also worked with refugee women providing similar support and education. She has worked with women and the unique challenges they face for more than 30 years. As a Registered Practical Nurse and a certified La Leche League Leader she provided counselling and education to women and health care professionals about childbirth, childcare, and breastfeeding. Ronda was in the vanguard of encouraging women to rethink the entire process of childbirth and childcare when the profession of midwifery was still illegal and was being actively discouraged and denigrated by mainstream ideologies and governmental policies. Her efforts, along with the efforts and hard work of others, helped to establish a local Family Birthing Centre. Ronda's efforts to work with woman and children extended to the family when she became a member of the Satir Learning Centres of Ontario (SLCO), an organization dedicated to implementing the therapeutic techniques of marriage and family therapist, Virginia Satir. During this time, she studied and trained in the therapeutic technique of family reconstruction as well as helped to organize the Satir International Conference in 1996.