Betty Ann brings in-depth experience and a wealth of knowledge in mental health, teaching and as a group facilitator. She is fluently bilingual with thirty five (35) years experience in the Mental Health related field as a registered Social Worker. Over the years, she has worked in a variety of settings, including community, hospital as a sole-charge Social Worker, and with several provincial and federal public services. She has worked in isolated posts, sub-offices, in rural and urban settings. Betty Ann has a vast experience working with individuals, couples and families and all age groups. She has facilitated grief support groups for over 25 years.
Betty Ann has a Masters in Social Work as a therapist and is certified as an instructor with Mental Health Commission of Canada and with LivingWORKS, an intervention and prevention course on making communities suicide-safe. Betty Ann also offers a 2-day pre-retirement course, she speaks of the importance of planning retirement for yourself and people around you.
In her spare time, Betty Ann enjoys meeting people, travelling, music and dancing, nature, volunteering in her community and doing crafts such as rug hooking and quilting.
Betty Ann Cormier is originally from Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, world capital of the hooked rug. When Betty Ann was but six weeks old, her mother Isabelle began learning the art of rug hooking as her own mother and grandmother had in the past.
Betty Ann began rug hooking at six years old and therefore is the fourth generation who took up the craft of rug hooking. Betty Ann chooses bright colors and hooks folkloric and whimsical art which she designs herself.
As an adolescent, Betty Ann was already selling her rug and loom creations in local craft shops. After taking a long break, Betty Ann has gotten back to her love of creating, as she had as a teenager. What is different this time around, is that Betty Ann no longer sketches on the burlap. Her hook has now become her pencil. Moreover, she is now learning the art of dyeing from her mother.
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