Introducing...Bonita Rae Pafford
Owner / Coach
Now & Zen Mindfulness & Meditation

Contact Details

Bonita Rae Pafford
Now & Zen Mindfulness & Meditation

Phone/Text: 905.324.0873

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What has brought you to this work?

My goal is to educate, support and empower everyone with whom I work. Specialties: Life Coach - Traumatic Brain Injury, Life Coach General, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique Tapping), Mindfulness Coach.

Bonita Pafford has over 25 years of experience as a teacher at the high school and college levels. She holds numerous degrees (B.A., B. Ed., BRLS and M. Ed.) as well as many additional qualifications such as Reading and Special Education Specialist and Guidance Counselor.

Having overcome life-altering challenges of her own as a result of an auto accident she is now qualified as a Life Coach. Bonita enjoys sharing what she learned through her own recovery. She found the value of a meditation and mindfulness practice in calming and relaxing both body and mind. After learning first hand about the positive power of self compassion and humour Bonita has been drawn to helping her clients overcome changes and challenges in life circumstances and setting new goals so that they can once again live purposeful, joy-filled lives, while honouring their past. Additional training and certification obtained in the following:

Life Coaching
Radial Acceptance
The power to Choose Something Different
Meditation and Mindfulness
Transcendental Meditation
Emotional Freedom Technique
Happiness Life Coach
Vision Board Workshop Facilitator
Reiki

What services do you offer and how do they assist others?


Life Coach / Traumatic Brain Injury Coach

Life Coaching is a powerful methodology designed to take you from where you are today to where you want to be. Many people need another set of eyes or ideas to help them make that shift. Sometimes it involves small adjustments while other times it will be major upheavals. The coach provides frameworks, suggestions and exercises to help the client move to the desired destination.

With Traumatic Brain Injury / Acquired Brain Injury Coaching - the client has ended up in a position they may not have the strength nor skill set to deal with. It is their new, and generally unwanted, life. As their coach I connect them with resources, additional treatments and facilitators that can help to guide them into and through their new life. I also use many of the methods I personally utilized to help in my own recovery and adjustment.


Vision Board / Dream Board Workshops

What is a Vision Board? It's a way to get clear about what you want to create in your life; to anchor to your dreams and allow the magic of manifestation to work for YOU! Join Bonita at Now & Zen Mindfulness & Meditation in Grimsby for a full day of fun and Vision Board creation. Bonita is also available to take the workshop to you. Do you have a group getting together that would enjoy a day or half day of planning and manifestation? Bachelorette party? Office party? Retirement? Baby Shower? Graduation? Whatever the event, you supply the location and she can bring the materials.

EFT (Tapping) Emotional Freedom Technique

EFT (Tapping) Emotional Freedom Technique is a self-help technique that involves tapping near the end points of "energy meridians" located around the body in order to reduce tension and promote a deeper mind-body connection. This technique goes by a few different names, including Emotional Freedom Technique, EFT Tapping or simply Tapping. Bonita will teach you how to use this valuable technique to help you deal with the stressors in your life.

In addition we also offer technology to help you ZEN. When you attend our meditation / mindfulness classes you may chose to utilize one the following: (You may also book time to just use the equipment, on your own, at our office. We provide instruction, supervision and guidance, and all you have to do is relax.)

PEMF - Pulsed Electromagnetic Field
Penetrates every cell, tissue, organ and even bones to stimulate electrical and chemical processes in the tissues. PEMF is designed to positively support cellular energy, which results in better cellular health and function.

Muse - Meditation Headsets
Muse is a research-grade EEG device that passively senses your brain activity and translates it into the guiding sounds of weather to help you stay calm & focused. Muse accurately monitors and measures your brainwaves, just like neurofeedback.

HeartMath - EM Wave - Revitalize and Rejuvenate
  • Quickly re-balance mind, body and emotions as you reduce stress
  • Build resilience through improved health, stamina and well-being
  • Avoid burnout in chaotic and changing environments
  • Maximize creativity and innovation
  • Boost performance and increase mental clarity and memory
  • Be less reactive, think more clearly, make better decisions- especially under pressure
Photon Facials
Photon is an emerging therapy that uses the natural healing power of light to treat inflammation and acne, by using the latest in LED technology. Exposing light to the skin surface activates the skin's photoreceptors and let the skin cells absorb its energy. It accelerates cell biochemical circulation and stimulates the production of collagen.

Products for De-stressing

Several products for de-stressing are also available for purchase including:

Soulera
Soulera is an amazing de-stressing supplement liquid proven to reduce stress. Soulera restores what stress has stolen. Boost your vital energy, sleep like a champion, enhance your mental clarity & focus, improve your emotional outlook, increase your stamina.

The Benefits of Soulera®
  • Modulation of the body’s output of cortisolSupport for healthy adrenal function
  • Enhanced resistance to the detrimental effects of oxidative free radical cell damage
  • Enhanced coping with the effects of stress
  • Enhanced cognitive function
  • Enhanced immune system activity
  • Better sleep
  • Improved mood and psychological coping capabilities
  • Improved sense of overall well-being

  • Other products we sell include:
    • DoTERRA Essential Oils, jewellery and accessories for car and home
    • VOXX Life Socks and Insoles
    • Oracle cards
    • Pendulums and more


    What philosophy do you live by?

    I have done my best to leave this world a bit better than I found it. When I was a high school teacher I preferred to work with learning disabled students and students with behavioural issues. My goal was to make their lives better by teaching them how to read and how to function better in society and assist them with many basic skills. I have a need to help and I gain personal fulfillment from assisting others. After the car accident I could no longer perform some the duties of that career and sought out a way to have fulfillment in my life. I found I was naturally acting as a Life Coach so getting the necessary certification and training was a natural next step.

    Testimonials

    "Bonita was extremely helpful in improving my client contracts for my personal business. Her suggestions made such great sense and I am implementing most of them in my client contracts. Some of the ideas were so simple and so good I can't believe I didn't think of them. She sees things in the big picture and notices the details too. They will make my business life so much less stressed. She really knows her stuff and has such a positive attitude about everything."
    - D.H.

    "Great Talk! Bonita has the best advice for vision boards that I've ever heard! She seemed to have a better understanding of it than others."
    - J. Pettersen

    "Good to do a rethink of your life to help you get in touch with real planning. Great vision Board work."
    - D.S.

    "Just completed a short workshop on Visioning Boards and now signing up for the full day workshop!!! Bonita Rae Pafford did an amazing job and gave great insight on how to plan your future to make your dreams come true!!! Thank you Bonita you are truly inspirational!"
    - M. Ferrara

    "WOW! I have done vision boards for myself lots of times over the years and with some success. I took the full day workshop with Bonita at Now & Zen and what a difference. I learned so much about what you have to work on first to make your dreams become reality. The worksheets and homework were great and they remind me to keep my focus on the positive. I love my board. I understand much better how manifestation works and it is really working for me. Good things and experiences are coming my way."
    - Heather B.