Island Author and Counsellor Announces Upcoming Workshops

Charlottetown, PE, October 13, 2011 ─ Susan Doiron, an Island author and counsellor, announces her upcoming workshop in a series of workshops that she will be offering this fall and winter at Mount St. Mary’s in Charlottetown on topics related to her recently published self-help book: Finding Blue Beach Glass: Uncovering the Extraordinary in the Ordinary. On November 5, 2011, Susan will be facilitating at the Mount the first workshop in this series: Exploring Your Broken Glass. It is an experiential workshop that is filled with practical strategies to enrich and motivate our daily lives. To register, please call the Mount at 892-6585.

“What Susan offers is her ability to listen and perceive deeply, her sense of who she is and her desire to accompany others interested in personal transformation. She is passionate about life and work. She is interested in the authentic process of engaging with people, learning to know people and how they perceive the world, what is important for them and how they deal with sorrow, disappointment and future directions,” says Dr. John Sumarah, R. Psych, CCC, Professor and Program Leader, Acadia University Counselling Program.

One of Susan’s favorite beach activities is scavenging for beach glass. Beach glass is created when broken shards of glass become smooth, frosted, and precious, transformed by the gentle lapping of water and the persistent rubbing of sand. Typically, she finds brown, white, and sometimes green beach glass but rarely blue. Blue glass is a rare find indeed! For her, finding blue beach glass is like discovering the extraordinary in the everyday joys and difficulties of life. Similar to the broken glass, we have rough sharp edges that are longing to be soothed and transformed by the daily tumbling and wearing of our ordinary lives.

Hurtful or sabotaging parts of self are often formed in childhood, generally in response to a need to protect ourselves. We all possess some of these parts of self. While there may be a desire to send them packing, the reality is they are part of us and they are not going away. The solution is to find ways to integrate the gems that they have to offer. Their integration is key to our growth and development. In the Exploring Your Broken Glass Workshop, you will identify those parts of self that have proven to be harmful or sabotaging to you or in your relationships; identify strong traits and characteristics in each part; and develop practical strategies for promoting their integration.

Susan is looking forward to facilitating a series of workshops beginning with Exploring Your Broken Glass on November 5, 2011, followed by Identifying Your Beach Glass on January 14, 2012 and Using Your Beach Glass on April 14, 2012. All three workshops are 1 day in length and will be held at Mount St. Mary’s in Charlottetown, PEI. To register, please call the Mount at 892-6585. For more information on these workshops refer to:

Susan returned to graduate school after a long and varied career in technology, management and education. She holds a MEd in Counselling from Acadia University and is a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Susan is currently working as a school counsellor. She resides in Cornwall, PEI. Her new self-help book is available locally through Bookmark at the Confederation Court Mall and online at and For more information, visit her website at: Susan is on Facebook at: and follow her on Twitter at: