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ABOUT WALTER (SKIP) LAFLEUR

Walter (Skip) LaFleur became interested in EEG-Neurofeedback when he read an article about jet fuel exposure, adverse reactions, and the application of neurofeedback in the development of resilience and facilitation of quicker recovery. Skip had a long-standing interest in health and how it relates to enjoyment of life, as a result of experiencing shock, loss, and injury while still very young. Like so many of us who have had childhood trauma, Skip had reached adulthood still suffering its effects:  anxiety, PTSD, insomnia and Asperger’s symptoms. After investigating Neurofeedback further, Skip sought training, and soon began studies at the EEG-Institute in Woodland Hills, California, with Dr. Siegfried Othmer and Sue Othmer.

Skip has the solid background and in-depth knowledge necessary to assist each client individually, based on his or her unique experiences and constitution. Skip studied at the EEG-Institute with Dr. Siegfried Othmer and Sue Othmer in 2006.  Earlier, he majored in biology as an undergraduate. Graduated from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco in 1984. In  2001, Skip moved back to Canada. In  2003, he and his wife  Carola opened Simple Remedies, a medicinal herb shop, (apothecary) in Victoria British Columbia. He is now practicing in Nelson, BC, Canada.


About Carola Schleuss

Carola Schleuss began looking into self care in 1982 because she suffered from depression and very low self-esteem. Through therapy she began to look deeper into how she could help herself feel better.  In1984, she became a licensed cosmetologist, which improved her self-esteem and depression. By 1993, Carola was taking a serious look at her physical health issues; fatigue, anger, PMS, seasonal allergies, asthma,  anxiety, moodiness, body pain, digestive issues and constipation and irritable bowel issues that had persisted since childhood. When she began looking into food and other substances affecting her body, she quit smoking cigarettes and went on a cleanse to help her see which foods she was reacting to (allergies). For Carola, 1993 marked the beginning of a six-year journey into self care and healing.  

Carola Schleuss studied the healing arts in Santa Cruz California for six years. Completed 750 hours of Holistic Nutrition, certifying her as a Nutritional Educator/Consultant through the Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition, an accredited program.  She studied with herbalist and acupuncturist Christopher Hobbs at the American School of Herbalism also studied Rosemary Gladstar’s herbal program. Carola has a deep appreciation for the theory of Chinese Medicine and studied the Foundations to TCM at Pacific Rim College. Carola uses this theory in her nutrition practice.

Carola, also a Certified Massage Practitioner, did her training at the Twin Lake College of Healing Arts.  She has over 800 hours in deep tissue massage, acupressure, table shiatsu, foot reflexology and studied Craniosacral through the Upledger Institute.

Because Carola has learned many modalities and has over 28 years of experience she has the ability to be integrative during each session helping you with physical, emotional and nutritional issues.


In 2002, Carola and her husband Skip moved to Victoria BC Canada and in 2003 they built and opened Simple Remedies Herbal Solutions. During her six years as owner/practitioner Carola focused on educating people about their wellness and the wellness of their animal friends, through whole food nutrition, herbal remedies and bodywork therapies.

In 2009, Carola and Skip sold Simple Remedies, but Carola continued to practice in the clinic until 2012 when she and Skip moved to Nelson, BC, Canada.

Carola founded Way of Life Matters in 2009, and Q's Herbals in 2013. She continues to devote her time and passion  assisting others on how to better care  for themselves through whole food nutrition and other modalities, depending on what is best for each individual's unique constitution.


Carola has an egalitarian compassion for animals, focusing on  dogs and cats. While doing her nutrition program, she wrote her final research paper on Enzymes and the Immune System for Animal Friends. She also advocates for and wrote for animals in the Herbal Collective Magazine.  in Canada from 2004 - 2016.


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