Hello: My name is Walter E. D. La Fleur, AKA Skip. I was born in Montreal Quebec Canada., my childhood experiences in Montreal were somewhat brief, as at age five, we moved to California, land of sunshine, milk, honey, and produce. The sunshine was pleasant, but I missed the cosmopolitan nature of Montreal, which, even as a child, perhaps by contextual comparison I missed.
I adapted to my new environs, attended public and private schools, completed high school, as it was called at the time, and went on to college and university. I began college as a petroleum engineering student. My first summer vacation, I worked in the oil fields, on drilling rigs. The second semester I converted to Biology student. After completing undergraduate studies, I entered the world of employment opportunities, became a woodworker in Petaluma California, received the annual heritage homes award for craftsmanship and began looking for my personal meaning and purpose. I found that, at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, rated one of top ten TCM schools in North America. The faculty, are highly educated, trained in western and eastern medicine, Biological sciences, translations of ancient texts, and, are some of the most compassionate and understanding people I’ve had the good fortune to meet. Soon after graduating TCM school, I met my wife Carola; we had similar interests, and within a year, we both completed the Upleger, Cranial Sacral training in San Francisco. We then moved to Santa Cruz California, where Carola completed a two year certification, nutritional program, and I completed two hundred hours of Milton A. Erickson hypnotherapy training, for certification. Feeling a strong need to return home to Canada, we moved, arriving in the Kitsilano area of Vancouver, where we lived for about a year. In 2002 we moved to Victoria BC., purchased a small home, and opened a medicinal herb shop, Simple Remedies, at 1010 Cook St. In 2006 I became interested in electroencephalographic, (eeg) based Neurofeedback. In 2007, I became involved with the EEG Institute, in Los Angeles, California, trained at their facility and purchased their EEG electronics. EEG Institute of Los Angeles is a multinational, medical Neurofeedback Institution and training facility, sanctioned by the Food and Drug Administration of the United States Government. All EEG Institute devices are licensed, medical grade devices, and cannot be purchased, or applied without proper education, and extensive Neurofeedback training. I am certified through the EEG Institute. For information about Neurofeedback and the EEG Institute, go to www.eeginfo.com. In 2011 Carola and I visited Nelson BC; we loved the surroundings and social milieu and decided to live here. Arrangements took about a year, but, January 17th 2012 we arrived on Heddle Road, our new home. Nelson is very comfortable, it’s our home, and we haven’t any plans other than staying here.