Dr. Devon Christie
Dr. Devon Christie, MD completed her Honours Bachelor of Health Science and Doctorate of Medicine degrees at McMaster University, and postgraduate residency in Rural Family Medicine at UBC. Dr. Christie is also an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP), and her Vancouver practice at Connect Health reflects this focus. She is also a yoga instructor and in 2012 she obtained certification through the World Shamanic Yoga Institute in a 4-week residential training in Cuzco, Peru. In 2014 she became a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) facilitator through UC San Diego, and in May 2015 obtained certification through UMass Medical School Center for Mindfulness to teach the Interpersonal Mindfulness Program (IMP). Devon is also a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor with a focus in Relational Somatic Therapy (body-focused psychotherapy for trauma resolution) in order to better serve the high percentage of her patients who have suffered adverse experiences, through somatic renegotiation. In 2014/2015 Devon co-facilitated 2, 10-day retreats with Dr. Gabor Maté incorporating Vegitalismo shamanism and deep group process integration. Devon has been a long-time advisory board member to MAPS Canada, and is a research therapist for the upcoming Vancouver Phase 3 study investigating MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for treatment refractory post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Devon is passionate about weaving world healing traditions, plant medicines and spirituality into her quest to assist others to live their fullest, happiest, most authentic lives.