Junie Swadron


There has never been a more critical time in history than now to address the mental and emotional needs of people across the planet, because these are unprecedented times.

No matter what profession you are in, the enormity of uncertainty in world economics caused by the Covid 19 Global Shutdown has left countless industries and the people in them floundering.

Some of the reported issues are:

💚 Long-time businesses closing down or needing to administer major layoffs.

💚 Staggering numbers of employees taking stress leave, often leading to long-term disability.

💚 Doctors, nurses, first responders, and all care staff have been overwhelmed by the number of people they need to serve and are in burn-out.

💚 People with serious health care challenges cannot get the immediate attention they need.

💚 Teachers cannot cope with the extra workload and demands, which impact the students themselves – who have needed to become accustomed to online programs.

💚 The Travel and Hospitality Industries, Restaurants etc. have lost billions of dollars.

💚 People identified with mental health challenges are slipping through the cracks. The rise in suicides is staggering, especially in young people.

💚 Rising prices across the planet are adding even more stress to an already perilous situation.

💚 The war in The Ukraine and Russia is causing unspeakable harm in every walk of life and we can’t even predict the outcome when it is over.

💚 Climate change threatens our very existence.

Because of all these factors listed above, and many others, the corporate and socio-economic culture has completely changed.  The way things were will never be the same.  There is no ‘new normal’ as there is still so much uncertainty.

As employees return to the workplace after working from home for over 2 years, organizations are needing to learn how to reintroduce their staff and integrate them into the workplace in a win-win situation.

How do any of us cope with all these unsettling factors?  

Well, we can! In fact, We Can Thrive!

Junie Swadron and her associates offer programs custom designed to create employee well-being, resilience, sustainability and retention.

With over 30 years in the mental health field, Junie Swadron has acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to transform hopelessness to hope, apathy to passion and fear to living a life with meaning, passion and purpose.

The programs provide applicable exercises and tools for employees to use at work and at home on an ongoing basis in order to promote well-being, balance, inner peace, and confidence. These tools will, in turn, allow attendees to trust themselves to bounce back when challenges arise.

We know that it stands to reason that a happier, calmer, stress-free work environment – where employees feel enthusiastic and empowered in their jobs, and are being paid comparable wages with growth opportunities, increases productivity and enhances cooperation. This, in turn, translates to increased revenue for the company.

If your organization is struggling with any of the above mentioned concerns and is looking for positive and sustainable solutions, I invite you to book a time to meet in person, phone or on Zoom to discuss the opportunities available to your particular work environment.


Hello, my name is Linda Foster, and I am a residential contractor with the Ministry of Children and Family Development. I am the owner of Prana Services, a social service community agency specializing in assisting vulnerable young women in Victoria, BC.
I hired Junie Swadron, Creative, Corporate and Counselling Services to provide a mental health in the workplace program for my staff, consisting at the time of eleven youth workers.
Junie delivered a 10-week program designed to meet the identified needs of our company. We started off meeting in person and because of Covid as well as the varying schedules of my staff, the program was delivered weekly, online.
Each week, on the same day, a professional, 1-hour video, designed to be interactive for the person watching was sent to each member of the team to view at a time convenient to them.
Each video provided a thorough understanding of that week’s topic along with fun quizzes and questions. The exercise processes gave everyone an opportunity to have a private internal dialogue with themselves in order to access their mental health concerns. They were also given evidence-based tools and strength-building exercises to promote confidence, competence, resilience, and sustainability at home and at work. In some instances, power points as well as partially written transcripts of the material was provided.
By course end, my staff felt closer together as a team, more equipped to manage both professional and personal challenges, were much more confident and generally happier and more at ease in the workplace.
I also participated in the program and began to implement many more self-care exercises which not only benefited me greatly but functioned as a new place to set the bar as a role model for my employees.
Junie also worked one-on-one in confidential Zoom calls with the staff, to learn specifically what their concerns were and gave them the appropriate tools necessary to help mend and restore the situation.
Some of the topics that Junie addressed were Wellness Tools, Triggers and Trigger Action Plans, Setting Healthy Boundaries, Mindfulness, PTST and Vicarious PTSD, Communication skills – Negative and Positive Self Talk, Early Warning signs – identifying when things are beginning to break down, along with action plans, Team Building and Bonding, Self Compassion as a Lifestyle.
If your company is finding that stress in the workplace is becoming a barrier to healthy working practices, I highly recommend Junie Swadron’s services.
Junie is kind, compassionate, extremely intuitive and possesses deep knowledge and understanding of the subjects she teaches. Junie evoked trust with my staff from their very first encounter. Everyone on my team felt heard and seen and understood.

– Dr Linda Foster PhD.
Executive Director, Prana Services Inc.

The objective of the first meeting would be to:

✔️ Understand the nature and culture of your company

✔️  Identify the challenges and inherent concerns of the employer

✔️  Identify the perceived or known challenges and concerns of the employees

✔️  Discuss potential solutions to the identified needs, challenges and concerns

✔️  Discuss the different packages available that can meet the needs of your particular company.

Simply book a 60-minute complementary strategy session either in person (Victoria, British Columbia), Zoom, or via phone at (250 – 813– 0183).   Click here to book your appointment.


As stated above, because of the uncertainty in world economics and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, bankruptcy, longtime business closing down, major layoffs, absenteeism, stress leave becoming long term disability, and burnout have become  prominent ongoing issues in the workplace. 

According to a 2020 survey about mental health during COVID-19,

💚  1 in 5 Canadians are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder

💚  68% who reported a mental health issue reported that their mental health has worsened since the pandemic

💚  30% of disability claims are related to mental health illness

Junie and her partner David Halliwell, in a mission to help change the face of mental illness, created this song with video production by On the Rock Media for  hope, upliftment and emphasizing that we are all in this together.
We would appreciate it if you would share it far and wide.  


Junie Swadron is a psychotherapist, author, playwright, international speaker, workshop facilitator, and professional writing coach who has spent the last thirty years coaching thousands of clients in her psychotherapy practice as well as students in her therapeutic writing programs.

Junie has worked with CMHA (Canadian Mental Health Association) delivering talks and seminars about mental health in the workplace.  She has also coached youth care workers to use preventative and sustainable tools employing radical self care principles applicable to the workplace for a large variety of concerns and conditions.

She worked as a mental health worker in Downtown East side, Vancouver at Hampton House where 50 men with a dual diagnosis resided.

She is a certified WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) Facilitator and spent 5 active years with the former Schizophrenia Society, now called Mental Health and Recovery Partners. She is still on call with them to facilitate WRAP to their population.

Junie co-wrote and produced a play called, Madness, Masks, and Miracles to dispel myths and stigmas about Mental Illness which won wide acclaim.

The following is what the former President of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, Dr. Michael Meyers, had to say after viewing the production:

“This play is a winner. June Swadron and her writing team and actors engage the audience immediately and throughout with what it’s like to have a mental illness in contemporary society. We feel the anguish and confusion, we witness the denial in co-workers and family, we experience the shame of the sufferer and the multiple losses and we learn painfully about the limitations of our treatments. Yet this production is not cynical or depressing. It is moving, inspiring and intensely evocative. A gift. A call-to-arms. A must-see for every Canadian citizen.”

Junie is currently actively involved in a training program with an attorney for mental health in the workplace for lawyers.

Junie’s current project which she hoped to ‘cut the ribbon’ for in 2020, which was delayed because of Covid 19, is called ACHA – The Academy for Creative and Healing Arts (for people with mental health challenges).

It is a Centre for creativity and learning that demonstrates how creative expression transforms mental illness into mental health.  Its location is the McTavish Academy of Art in Victoria, BC

Junie also is actively involved in helping seniors write their memoirs as well as entrepreneurs and coaches write books about their businesses through her Author Mentorship Program. She also certifies therapists and coaches to teach her Re-Write to Re-Ignite Your Life program.

Junie resides in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada with her partner, David Michael Halliwell, an artist and musician. They are currently co-creating a musical called TODAY. It opens with David’s music video of the same name. He created it to celebrate the better world that is emerging from troubled times.  

“Like an angel, Junie Swadron embraces you all the way on this challenging terrain of finding your voice and tackling your toughest fears. And like magic, your cocooned story is ready to emerge.”Alissa Friedman, Chicago, Illinois, USA


Select the best date for us to have your 60-minute complimentary call about the programs available  here in my calendar.

If you have any questions about the Employee Well-Being, Resilience, and Sustainability Training, please feel free to contact me.

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded.”Ralph Waldo Emerson