The power of depression

or anxiety or dissatisfaction or anger.  It speaks clearly, it says “I am meant for more than this.”


So I am not troubled that there is depression and anxiety, anger and resentment in our world.  I would be more troubled if there wasn’t.  How can we be content in a world that corrals us into homogeneity?  Where fiction is written as truth and where we are tricked into believing we are little more than numbers and letters, a name, an identity.   Grow up, graduate, get a job, get married, have kids, retire, go to heaven.  Be good, be comfortable, be productive, don’t take risks and don’t ask the questions.  Follow the the agenda.  And if you do exactly this, you will likely lead an empty and meaningless life.  This one life – never before, never again.  Life passes in the blink of an eye.  

It is a rite of passage to move from secretly knowing you were meant for more to being something you, yourself cannot describe.  

I won’t give you a pill for your ills.  Well, maybe – it all depends.  Pills can carry information, vibration, patterns too.  There are more ways to navigate a state than we can imagine, but I will usually choose to follow the non-linear path.  Imagination, voice, sensing, intuition – these are my tools.  Pull on some threads, then weave something in.

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Dr. Tanya Rampersad, ND

Naturopathic Doctor & Manual Therapist

I am a licensed Naturopathic Doctor practicing in Calgary, with over 20 years of clinical experience – I have spent time dealing with digestive health, hormones, weight loss, autoimmunity and fertility but my real strength lies in an area that is not biochemical, not reductive.

The boring stuff

My undergraduate degree was earned from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Agriculture.  I started my Master’s degree in Entomology working with honey bees, but I did not like where this was leading me and I changed directions. 

After getting some prerequisites, I set off to Seattle to study Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University for the next four years of my life.  During this time I also undertook extra curricular training.  I studied Visceral Manipulation and took advanced courses in homeopathy.  I signed up for Visceral Manipulation (VM) and homeopathy clinical shifts to gain extra hands-on experience and I participated in VM study groups after regular classes.  I studied self care techniques and organized additional classes for other students.  

Recently, I have become a TA (teacher assistant) for the Barral Institute, with whom I train, assisting students with their hands and techniques.  

I am always participating in ongoing trainings and coaching in order to be the most refined and up-to-date version of myself.  I have recently (this is not an exhaustive list) completed trainings in:

  • Inherited Family Trauma
  • Rapid Resolution Therapy
  • Advanced Brain Visceral Manipulation (manual therapy)
  • Rapid Neurofascial Reset
  • Ancient Plants (Homeopathy)

Even more importantly – I have gone through and recovered from my own traumas, my own dark night(s) of the soul and so I “get it”.  My capacity to hold space for you is extremely large.   I know that on the other side of trauma is resilience, strength, self-discovery and a life that makes everything you’ve gone through worthwhile.

Beyond this, I have had personal mentorship with advanced spiritual practitioners and immersed myself in numerous retreats and so I actually do have direct insight, wisdom and compassion.  I have to be evolved and evolving because I know that you are evolved and evolving.

I have been actively involved with regular prayer and meditation for over 20 years, working to become more integrated, aligned and transparent on a daily basis.  I am known to be an excellent counsellor/therapist/coach with an attitude of acceptance and unconditional positive regard.

About You

Ideally, you will be willing to embrace:


  • A commitment to expansive, positive change and greater degrees of freedom;
  • A sincere desire to align with your deeper self and true nature;
  • An open mind and a sense of spiritual power;
  • A sense of your responsibility to yourself;
  • An understanding of process; we are not necessarily offering quick fixes (although that can happen), but deep and lasting change.


  • Many of my clinics are mediums, channels and intuitive, highly sensitive beings.