Book an Appointment **Well-Being Through Hypnotherapy**

As many of you know, my book launch is fast approaching. I am very happy that Maureen Pisani is helping me with the launch of Butterflies, the second book in the three-part series. Maureen is a very educated and gifted woman who will be teaching us how to harness our own resilience during times of trouble.

Maureen will also be taking bookings for private one-on-one Hypnotherapy sessions while she is in Melfort. I have seen how Hypnotherapy can be beneficial. I had a treatment with Maureen last December in the hope of getting some relief from chronic migraines. My session lasted 1 1/2 hours and after the session Maureen emailed me a copy of a voice recording to listen too as I was falling asleep every night for 30 nights.

After a few short weeks, I noticed a shift in my well-being. Migraines would generally hit me in the middle of the night, and this is not the case anymore. I have noticed a significant reduction from migraine pain, as has my pharmacist as I am no longer picking up my medication as frequently as I was in the past. Less need for medication has been one benefit; improved sleep has been another!

If you are suffering with any of the following conditions I would highly recommend that you give Hypnotherapy a try. I was tired of being sick and tired. Maureen helped me move forward to a healthier me and for that I will be always thankful.

Hypnotherapy helps with the following issues:


Sleep disorders – can’t fall asleep & can’t stay asleep

Weight reduction

Smoking cessation

Addiction to sugars, carbs and sweets

Chronic Pain

Lowering A1C – PSA – Cholesterol Numbers – Blood Pressure – Removing white coat syndrome

Motivation and removing procrastination

Dealing with grief

Getting over bad relationships

Making more money

and many more issues not listed…

To Book Your Appointment

If you’d like to book a private appointment with Maureen please contact me at the following email: or you can text my cell at 1-306-921-7565. I will give you all the information you need to get your appointment set up. Maureen will be in Melfort from Friday, November 1st to Sunday, November 3rd.

And remember, the book launch is Friday, November 1st at 7:30 -10:00 PM and the resilience workshop is Saturday, November 2nd at 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Both events are at the Kerry Vickar Centre in Melfort. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here, or you can purchase them in Melfort at Modern Flare, George Home Hardware or Melfort Spiffy Car Wash.

Ask, Listen and be Watchful,

Book Launch in November Butterflies: Volume Two

On October 4th it will be one year since my first book, Volcanoes was launched. That launch was held in my hometown (city) of Melfort, Saskatchewan. A day doesn’t go by when I don’t give thanks for Dr. Eben Alexander and Karen Newell’s keynote address & meditation workshop in conjunction with my book launch. They answered one of mankind’s all-consuming questions, Do God and Heaven Exist? They also shared their wealth of knowledge in the field of near-death experiences (NDE) and mindfulness meditation.

From October up until this spring I worked diligently along with many other writers to complete and publish the second book, Butterflies, in the series. At the beginning of August, I received a Book Excellence Award for Volcanoes, the first book in the series, Volcanoes, Butterflies & Jesus. This was an honour and came as a bit of a surprise. There were close to 300 entries in the field of Death and Dying literature and the books that were judged came from all across North American and Europe. It was an absolute privilege to be named as a finalist.

I have also taken a leap of faith to have the first book republished through Balboa Press, which is a division of Hay House Publishing. I feel the audience that Balboa connects with, will help give my book, Volcanoes, an even larger voice in the self-help field and on the literary stage.

Butterflies Launches on November 1st and 2nd

I am now preparing for my second book, Butterflies, book launch. I have included all the information below in the hopes that you will join me for this pivotal event in Melfort. I met Maureen Pisani at the Chopra Center in San Diego during a Ten-Day Perfect Health retreat last December. Maureen’s presentation there set me on a journey of an even deeper self-discovery. Maureen is a wealth of knowledge that all can learn from. She is professional, sincere and has a sense of humour that lights up any room she enters. I was overjoyed when she agreed to come and help me with my launch. Her wisdom will touch all who decide to attend either or both events. I hope you will consider joining us Friday or Saturday. Or even better, notice the special pricing for when you purchase both tickets together. Let’s make this an event that’ll be remember for years to come.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1: Keynote Address & Book Launch

7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Hosted by: Shelley Zwingli, and featuring Hypnotherapist, Maureen Pisani

Kerry Vickar Centre: CJVR Performing Arts Theatre

Maureen Pisani is hosted by me, Shelley Zwingli. I’ll be launching my second book, Butterflies – Extraordinary Stories from Ordinary People in the series, Volcanoes, Butterflies & Jesus. This book shares stories from 17 people who have crossed paths with me in life. These people have shown true resilience as they faced extremely challenging events in their lives. We have much to learn from reading these narratives.

I’ve invited Maureen to give a presentation and workshop in the hope that people who may be coping with any of life’s overwhelming issues can find the power of resilience that lives within them. Maureen assures us that if we can change our minds, we can transform our lives.

Maureen is an author and motivational speaker who utilizes her experiences to highlight how each of us has hidden strengths within us. As a hypnotherapist, Maureen is at the Mastery Level in all 4 modalities – Hypnotherapy, Therapeutic Guided Imagery, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and Reiki Energy work.  In addition, she is the only hypnotherapist who has been a director and instructor in two nationally accredited colleges and is also a trainer for NLP.  Because of her medical and scientific training and background, she is also the only hypnotherapist who is a co-author of a research paper issued by the Neuroscience Department at UCLA.  She is the resident hypnotherapist at the renowned Chopra Center in La Costa, San Diego County, CA.

Maureen has authored 9 books and produced more than 25 hypnotic CDs. She is the founder of Pro-Thrive Science-Based Hypnotherapy where she works with groups and individuals, in person or online, to help them go from just surviving to truly thriving.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2: Achieving & Sustaining Resilience Workshop

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Led by: Maureen Pisani

Kerry Vickar Centre: CJVR Performing Arts Theatre

Message from Maureen:

Each of us has been tossed head first into a ‘valley’ of life, where our heart was ripped out from our chest, the earth was pulled from underneath us, we were betrayed by the one we trusted the most, or someone we loved had the unthinkable happen to them. We ended up in the darkest of dark places, where we either stayed because it was simply too hard to extricate ourselves from its depth; or in spite of all odds, we clawed our way out.

The definition of resilience is ‘the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties.’ Most of us have experienced life giving us its ‘1-2 punch’. Resilience, in my opinion, is the ability to claw our way out repeatedly, from whichever ‘valley’ we find ourselves in. Sustaining that level of resilience is the TRUE SUCCESS IN LIFE!

Maureen Pisani C.Ht., T.N.L.P., Motivational Speaker, Author & Hypnotherapist, will be leading the ‘Achieving & Sustaining Resilience Workshop’.  She will utilize the Emotional Freedom Technique (E.F.T.) and Hypnotherapy to walk us through the realizations of how bad those ‘valleys’ were, how much we have learned from them; how strong we truly are; and how capable we are to sustain this successful and triumphant style of living.


FRIDAY, November 1: Keynote Address & Book Launch – $25.00

SATURDAY, November 2: Achieving & Sustaining Resilience Workshop – $25.00

OR Purchase BOTH for only – $39.00

Tickets are available at:

Modern Flare – 712 Main Street – Melfort

George Home Hardware – 312 Main Street – Melfort

             Melfort Spiffy Car Wash – 705 Saskatchewan Drive East

You can also purchase your tickets online at:

***Books will be available for purchase at both events.***

I received a Book Excellence Award!

I am incredibly excited to announce that I have been recognized as a Book Excellence Award Finalist for my book, Volcanoes, Butterflies & Jesus – Volume One: Volcanoes in the Death and Dying Category.

The book was released on October 2018 and is about a near death experience (NDE) I had during a sudden medical emergency back on Easter week-end in 2013.

Out of hundreds of books that were entered into the Book Excellence Awards competition, my book was selected for its high quality writing, design and overall market appeal. To view my complete award listing please click here.

This book is perfect for people who are struggling with the loss of a loved one or maybe questioning the existence of God and Heaven.

You can get a copy of Volcanoes, Butterflies & Jesus – Volume One: Volcanoes by clicking here.

Ask, Listen and be Watchful,

Shelley’s Volume Two: Butterflies Arrives!

Volcanoes, Butterflies & Jesus – Volume Two: Butterflies

I am trilled to announce the delivery of my second book in the three Volume series, Volcanoes, Butterflies & Jesus. Volume Two: Butterflies has turned out better than I could have ever imagined. 

There are 17 extraordinary stories from other authors in Volume Two: Butterflies, and a few of my own short stories as well. All of these writers have opened up their personal lives to share with us an event that has somehow changed their life. I feel extremely fortunate to have these people share their stories in this book. The art of story telling is both healing for the writer and the reader. For the writer it surfaces and releases all kinds of memories and feelings through the writing process. For the reader, it can trigger emotions and possible suggestions on how to handle something difficult in their life. It also places the reader in another world for a short period of time and engages us all in empathy and tolerance for our neighbour. 

If you purchased Volume One: Volcanoes and enjoyed my story you will certainly savour this next book in the series. If you have not yet purchased my first book it’s not too late. Here is the link for purchasing both books online. If you live in Melfort you can also purchase the books today at Melfort Spiffy Car Wash and as of Thursday, July 18th you can purchase them at Modern Flare, Home Hardware and Birds of Paradise Florist and Pet Supplies. If you live in Saskatoon, McNally Robinson has both Volumes and if you are in the Greenwater Provincial Park area, the Greenwater Park Store has them for sale. 

I’d love some feedback once you’ve read either one or both. Enjoy the rest of the your summer and I wish you all many blessings.

Ask, Listen and be Watchful,

**Shelley’s Book Launch – Get your tickets early**


Well, the day has finally come to announce the arrival of my first book in the three book series,

Volcanoes, Butterflies & Jesus

The Extraordinary Visions of an Ordinary Woman

 Volume One : Volcanoes

I have planned my book launch in Melfort for Thursday, October 4th at 7:30 pm and Friday, October 5th at 9:00 am, 2018. I have a keynote speaker coming to Melfort to give a presentation on Thursday evening at the Kerry Vickar Centre on his …

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Proof of Heaven 

A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife 

Eben Alexander, M.D.

He is bringing his partner Karen Newell with him and they will be teaching a mindfulness workshop on a form of sound meditation using sacred acoustics on the Friday morning. They have co-authored a book called, Living in a Mindful Universe.

I am hoping that the news of this keynote address, mindfulness meditation workshop and book launch event will peak your interest. Very seldom are we given the opportunity to have #1 New York Times Bestsellers in our community so I’m hoping that you will come out and enjoy these rare presentations.


Thursday, October 4th at 7:30 PM – Keynote Address –

Dr. Alexander – Kerry Vickar Centre – Melfort – $41.00 + tax


Friday, October 5th at 9:00 AM –  Mindfulness Meditation Workshop – Karen Newell &

Dr. Alexander – Kerry Vickar Centre – Melfort – $54.10 + tax


Purchase both Keynote & Mindfulness Workshop for $88.00 + tax


Books from all authors will be available for purchase at these events but to ensure

you get your copy for signing please pre-purchase you book(s) through the

Eventbrite site and then pick up your book(s) at the event. 




Ask, Listen and be Watchful,




My Book Project – Nearing Completion!

I am filled with mixed emotions as I sit down to write this post. I’m full of gratitude for the opportunity to share my story. The love and support my family and friends have shown towards me from the onset of this project has me forever indebted. I’m sure there were many times over the past five years they would have wished I’d just stop talking about the spiritual side of life. There were many times I wondered what my life would be like if I never had the near death experience and the waking visions. Would my faith and spiritual belief be as strong as it is today? I highly doubt it.

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Happy Easter – Find Joy – Leave No Regrets

Five years ago on Good Friday I faced my inevitable mortality. The fact that I wanted to remain here on earth was no longer my option. All my begging, pleading and praying was done with good intension but all that remained was a fear of leaving this place without saying what needed to be said. I felt my life was about to be cut short and while I processed that terrifying thought, many regrets started to creep in.

Paint by Number – Darlene Garchinski

Today, I close my eyes and travel back in time, trying to witness the events of the Last Supper on Holy Thursday. As Jesus shared his final meal with his disciples that evening, did He feel the anxiety of death approaching?  He was God, made man. He was one of us, an equal, except without sin. He loved his family and friends the same as we do. He trusted his Father in heaven with His life. How many of us can fully let go and trust God with our lives? Jesus knew that His life purpose was to soften the hearts of the righteous and lift up the lowly. Did he know in advance all the suffering that he would have to endure so that we could be free of sin and guilt?

These and many more questions keep flooding my mind. How can I fully trust God is looking after me? How do I know that what I’ve been taught throughout my life is true and factual? There are many opinions and responses to the questions I ask. I believe that all of these answers are found through our conversing with the Divine Creator. When we can learn to trust like Jesus did so many years ago we will find resolution to any challenge we face. When we stop thinking with judgement and opinions and start looking deeper for the love that lies within each and everyone of us, we can start to trust more freely. The more you trust in a greater power the easier it is to live a joy filled life.

Upon waking this Easter morning, I was given the gift of another poem. Over the past few months I have been experiencing an inner calling that has me dropping whatever I’m doing at any given moment. These unexpected connections of spiritual writings that just show up in my thoughts totally unannounced have taught me that God is in every situation no matter how good or bad they might seem. Try to pay closer attention to the conversation that God is having with you. We all have a unique relationship with this masterful entity. We are all loved equally by this beautiful Parent. We are all given Divine signs to help keep us on our life’s course. The Creator wants all of us to share our joy with all walks of life with no strings attached.

His Cross

His cross that stood high on that mound,

was build with truth and Love’s surmount.

Through blood and pain our Lord was slain.

He carries us, giving ethereal gain.


He asked for nothing in return,

just hoping that we’d someday learn,

to live in peace and mercy’s way,

so all mankind unites He pray.


Put down your guards and let light shine,

we are made up of Love’s Divine.

Our ways can change just take the time,

open your hearts and stop the whine.


We have it all, to break and drink,

the bread of life, His blood we seek.

Raise up your glass with friends and foe,

tomorrow comes like long ago.


And in our turn, our last day peaks

the hour will rise, like fog does seep.

Now we will share, that last meal we’ll taste.

Has this made sense, this human race?


So do it now, cast doubt away,

bring this Savior into your day.

So when your turn is here to stay

with no regrets you’ll leave His way.

I hope your Easter was enriching and joy filled!

Ask, Listen and be Watchful,

Excerpt #15 – Volcanoes, Butterflies & Jesus – Shelley Zwingli

(Continued from Excerpt #14)

Branelle turns the television on and makes sure the volume is very low. The voices on the television are more than I can handle. Even the quiet volume is amplified. This extra disturbance is too much of a distraction for my already troubled mind and soul. I lay here a while longer, then ask her to shut the TV off. Branelle realizes that I’m struggling to relax so she suggests some deep breathing exercises. She thinks they might help unwind my tensed up body.

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Mercy – Needed More Than Ever

2016 – The Year of Mercy

There is nothing that you can do that can’t be forgiven. These are the words that ring through my essence daily, they were written on my soul during my 44 hour spiritual awakening back in April 2013. The Divine Source that I have come to know very personally since that experience has changed the way I look at forgiveness and mercy.

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Excerpt #14 – Volcanoes, Butterflies & Jesus – Shelley Zwingli

(Continued from Excerpt #13)

A Butterfly Vision

Branelle and I hash over the details of my last vision. We both are still puzzled with this whole ordeal. I ask her if she feels up to me describing another vision, she agrees. I close my eyes once more and the black canvas in front of me starts to come to life. This time all the little sparkly white dots slowly form and old weathered wooden deck. This deck immediately reminds me of the deck we have down by the water at the lake. It too is a deck that is unfinished and is weathered from the elements. This vision is in black and white, similar to the horse vision. A little butterfly slowly enters the scene. It has a small body and delicate wings and is doing a slow dance just above the weathered deck surface. It lands on the deck and remains there for some time.

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