Durwin Foster
Emotional Intelligence

What do you help with?:
  • courage
  • Anger Management
  • Fear/anxiety
  • Conscious relationships
  • Mindfulness
  • Integral Meditation

More about me

My approach can be summed up as "feel. better. now." Each of those single words opens to a deeper understanding, based on integral psychology, about how human change happens. You need to feel anything you haven't wanted to feel. You need to know what are your strengths and have a vision of how to build on them. And you need to be able to "let go, and let life", to connect your own will with an always greater context that exists right now. You will be guided in applying this deceptively simple three-step process in order to heal from any emotional wounds you might carry, while growing into your deeper potentials in self, health, relationship and career :)


Durwin Foster, MA, CCC, has learned the science of effective therapy through rigorous academic training. Completing a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia, Durwin is certified at the national level through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Durwin completed all required doctoral level coursework and trained in supervision, while performing research on the benefits of mindfulness training. A recipient of the Mind and Life Institute’s Varela Memorial Award, he was invited to a scientific conference with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In practice for more than 15 years with both individuals and couples, Durwin engages in ongoing professional development. Durwin recently completed education in Emotionally-Focused Therapy for Couples, adding to his previous training in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. A close student of Ken Wilber, Durwin has recently trained in Full-Spectrum Mindfulness, an approach that combines mindfulness with developmental psychology to help us wake up from our dreams of separation, while also growing into our greatest potentials. Besides his professional qualifications, part of what makes Durwin effective as a therapist is a longtime commitment to his own personal growth and development. He regularly practices integrative meditation, jogging and weightlifting for physical health, and personal therapy to address family-of-origin issues. For social support, he participates in a network of like-minded others. Here is a testimonial for Durwin's work: “Durwin is great at combining an intuitive, somatically-informed analysis of what is going on with you, with the nuanced and clarifying integral framework, leading to a coaching approach that is uniquely suited to successfully navigating our complex times”. - Drima Starlight, Co-Author of "Monster: Your Billion Dollar Ideology".

Location and language:

  • America/Vancouver
  • English


  • 15
  • University of British Columbia
  • 2003
  • #0345 CCPA

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