Rita Bozi is a Consultant Facilitator of the One Brain System developed by Three In One Concepts. She is a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, a Kinesiology Practitioner, has a Diploma in Shiatsu Therapy and is a former instructor at Mount Royal College in Calgary and Langara College in Vancouver.
Twenty years in her private practice has taken her on many detours and excursions resulting in a depth of comprehension and approach that is both unique, expansive and intelligent. Most recently she participated and benefitted from two life changing group retreats facilitated by Dr. Gabor Maté. She expanded her curiousity about the effects of historical trauma on families by attending a Family Constellation Workshop facilitated by Mark Wolynn. Her approach is further influenced by the work of A.H. Almaas, Byron Katie and Michael Brown (The Presence Process) and the Landmark Forum.
Her past studies include, Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki, SomatoEmotional Release, Visceral Manipulation, Orthopedic Evaluation, Compassionate Communication Techniques, The Alexander Method, Accelerated Learning Techniques and a comprehensive knowledge of the body through her practice of Pilates, Yoga, Vipassana and a thirteen year career as a professional dancer.
Rita is a member of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada and of the Canadian Association of Specialized Kinesiology. She has several published articles on alternative health care which have appeared in Rising Women Magazine, Connections and in the HWEL Newsletter on the former Desnoyers-Schuler website. An interview with Rita appears in Jane Thurnell Read’s new book, Kinesiology published in 2011. Articles about Rita’s private practice have appeared in Avenue Magazine and The Calgary Herald.
Over the years she has helped clients understand and defuse the cause and trauma behind their addictions, depression, bi-polar disorder, ADHD, ADD, schizophrenia, OCD, anorexia, bulimia, abuse issues, emotional mental/abuse, cancer, learning issues, relationship issues, marriage concerns, gender issues, obsessive disorders, communication issues, professional issues and a wide range of pathologies.
She has facilitated over six thousand sessions for doctors, psychologists, counselors, physiotherapists, social workers, coaches, lawyers, public speakers, CEO’s of major companies, teachers, educators, yoga instructors, business owners, entire families and their extended families, entire organizations, members of the gay and lesbian communities, actors, dancers, children, teenagers, senior citizens, single mothers, mid-wives, members of the First Nations community and immigrants. This is not a complete list.
Her strength lies in her ability to create a compassionate, safe and comfortable environment in which she honours each client’s individual growth process. Rita continually hones her ability to listen and be attentive to the specific needs, individual issues and stressors of clients. She guides them with insights and tools that integrate the cause of their emotional imprints. She seeks clarity in her work and in her interactions. Passionate about life, she assists clients in reconnecting the disconnect that occurred long ago between their mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual bodies. Her own personal work is ongoing under the guidance of her own trusted mentors.
Rita’s other life involves a long career in the arts. Her varied career spans writing for theatre, radio, weeklies and on-line publications; acting in theatre, film and television; and dancing professionally in both classical and modern companies across Canada. Internationally she has performed in Germany, Hungary and Iceland. After graduating from the National Ballet School in 1983, Rita worked for twelve years as a dancer in Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver. She apprenticed with both the National Ballet and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. In Vancouver she danced with critically acclaimed dance contemporary companies Jumpstart, Lola Dance, Judith Marcuse Projects, Karen Jamieson Dance, Dancecorps and Mascall Dance. She retired from dance at the age of 30.
In 1997, Rita reinvented herself through her studies in Shiatsu Therapy and graduated from Sourcepoint Shiatsu Centre in Vancouver receiving a Shiatsu Practitioner’s Diploma. Upon graduation, she began a part-time practice in Vancouver while concurrently pursuing a career in theatre, film and TV. She spent many busy years in Vancouver appearing in TV episodics including the X-Files, The Adams’ Family, Cold Squad and the Chris Isaac Show. She wrote, produced, toured and performed in collective creations for theatre and taught part time at Langara College in the Shiatsu Practitioner Program.
In 2001, Rita moved her life to Calgary to work for one season with One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre and taught movement and physical theatre at Mount Royal College for several terms in the department of Theatre, Speech and Music Performance.
She opened her private practice in Calgary in 2002 and has been busy ever since. Her practice quickly grew in Calgary as she introduced clients to a blend of Zen Shiatsu, Craniosacral, Visceral Manipulation and Reiki. Her thirst for knowledge has motivated her to participate in, and study numerous body/mind/healing systems over the years.
In 2004, after attending a lecture on BodyTalk with Calgary Practitioner and Instructor Sylvia Muznieks, Rita trained to become a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner. The most significant influence on Rita’s life and career has been Carol-Anne Bickerstaff of Kinetic Education Network in Vancouver. Through her mentor, teacher and friend, Rita discovered Three In One Concepts in 1996 and nothing since has had such a profound effect on her life, relationships, communication and her ability to live and work at her best. To this day she mourns the loss of her mentor and friend Carol-Anne, who passed away in 2013.
In 2006, Rita added the brilliance of Three In One Concepts to her toolbox of modalities. In the summer of 2009, she travelled to Budapest to take her certification training in Three In One Concepts and is now officially a Consultant Facilitator. While defusing emotionally charged issues, Three In One adds a precision and accuracy to her work that is both unique, gentle and highly effective.
Presently she is grateful to be working another great mentor, Dr. Gabor Maté with whom she stars in a show she wrote, created and produced called The Damage is Done – A True Story. For information and upcoming performances please go to productiveobsession.com.
Rita’s other passion is writing. She is still receiving royalties for 52 Pick Up, a play she performed, co-wrote, co-produced and co-directed with TJ Dawe which has been performed by over ten national and international theatre companies in Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, France and the United States. The play received the Chapters’ Best Text Award at the Montreal Fringe in 2000 and appeared at the High Performance Rodeo in Calgary. In 2012, 52 Pick Up was translated into Icelandic and French.
In 2012, she won 3rd Prize for Creative Non-Fiction with her piece State Controlled Paprika in the Great Canadian Literary Hunt by THIS Magazine. Rita has published fiction and creative non-fiction in THIS Magazine, The New Quarterly, Pages of Stories, Unlikely 2.0, WritingRaw.com and articles in FFWD Weekly on lifestyle and international travel. Her travel stories have been heard on CBC Radio. She is currently working on Uprising, a novel set in Soviet-occupied Hungary based on her parents’ story. She is a member of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta and the Canadian Association of Authors.
Rita has found her private practice and creative endeavours to be mutually complementary. She brings love, commitment and curiosity to both.