Author Archives: Emerging Wholeness

About Emerging Wholeness

Dianne Baker, BA, MEd., RCC (CCC), is a therapist, working in private practice. She works with individuals, couples and families who are navigating life changes and wanting to improve self-understanding and communication in relationships. Dianne has particular skills for supporting people living with anxiety and/or depression, and encorporates 'mindfulness based stress reduction' practices into her therapy. Dianne is a Facilitator with The Center for Courage and Renewal (, and a Certified Canadian Counsellor. She can help your organization with reflection on mission and vision, and can design retreats and workshops to enhance teamwork and deepen trust and creative potential in working communities. Dianne is also a Certified Full Voice Coach, mentored by Barbara McAfee. In this work, Dianne helps individuals find and develop their own unique voice, to deepen the connection between their personhood and their vocal expression in the world.

Back into the World: Emerging into ‘post-pandemic life’

Are you ready for all that is demanded of you in a post-pandemic community?
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Find your Joy and Deepen your Grounding

Take a breath.  If you really think about it, that action is a miracle of connection.  We breathe in what the trees breathe out.  Our lungs liquify the breathe into our blood stream and our hearts pump the energy to … Continue reading

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Sunshine Coast well-being and support

Walking in nature is good medicine!  Immersing yourself in the present moment, connecting with your senses through beauty, sounds of wind, waves and birds, the smell of cedar and mossy soil, the feel of sand or soft grass under your … Continue reading

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Singing You Home

Have you ever drifted off to sleep as someone sang to you? Do remember the lullabies sung to you when you were tiny? What emotions rise in you with the word ‘lullaby’? There is a new group of gentle singers … Continue reading

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Claim your own Full Voice

  Join a highly engaging interactive workshop on Friday May 13th to explore the intersection of Voice and Vocation, Soul and Role.   In cooperation with Emerging Wholeness, in  a half-day workshop, extraordinary singer/songwriter and facilitator Barbara McAfee (, will guide participants to identify ways … Continue reading

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Living With a Voice of Courage

In May 2016, Dianne is offering a retreat in Manitoba, titled “Living with a Voice of Courage”.  This one day event will follow the practices of ‘Circles of Trust’, rooted in the writings of Parker J. Palmer, an American Quaker … Continue reading

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Welcome to “Emerging Wholeness”

Thank you for coming to this new website. Emerging Wholeness is a new service offering counselling to individuals, couples and families who are seeking support to improve self-understanding and relationships.  Many aspects of life expose us to challenges and stresses which … Continue reading

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