This Course takes you through what stress and anxiety does and how to deal with it in every aspect of your life, restoring your balance and well-being.

Do you need help?

Are new changes from COVID-19 keeping you up at night?

Have unexpected events, such as having to isolate, filled you with worry about the future?

If you’re walking through life like a clenched fist, never able to fully relax or unwind, then you may be suffering from chronic stress.

This can come from several different situations: dealing with the unknown, unresolved trauma, PTSD, being burned out (common with single parents, caregivers, and those in helping professions), over responsibility, or even a severe illness.

With this course, Help is on the way!

Do any of these symptoms sound familiar?

These are classic symptoms of having chronic stress in your life. If you’ve been struggling with stress and anxiety and you want to move forward in life with more peace and balance, I can help.

  • Fatigue, Sleep Issues, Poor Memory

  • Hypertension, Headaches, Poor memory

  • Weight gain, especially in the abdomen

  • Sexual disfunction

  • Irritability, Clumsiness

  • Easily distracted, Cloudy thinking, Scattered thoughts

Learn How Stress Impacts You & How to Deal With It

Anxiety as a diagnosed condition is one of the top growing mental health disorders in North America. The world is an uncertain place for many right now. I often hear from my clients about career worries, financial and health concerns, and big life changes that have come out of the blue. Simply read the news on any given day and it’s easy to see so many people are feeling anxious and overwhelmed! In an ever-changing planet, you need to know how to adapt and have resilience in difficult moments, which is where my program comes in.

There is hope, you can overcome stressful times and start to feel better. When life hits you with something unexpected, you may get worrying thoughts stuck in your head, especially if things are already out of alignment. Restoring your balance and finding ways to manage stress and anxiety is key to building strength and peace within yourself.

With this online course you will learn current, science-based methods on how to reduce the levels of stress in your life in physical, mental and emotionally supportive ways. This learning series is eight modules long, specifically crafted to easily fit into your life. I will show you ways to recover from stress and move forward from burnout, how to recharge your battery and feel that spark of life again.

Restoring Balance Helps You To Recover From Stress, Anxiety & Burnout.

Watch Intro Video

This course is all about the fundamentals of living in balance.

The program is delivered in 8 modules and covers what you need to know
and learn about restoring balance within your life.

  • Module 1 - Introduction

    Introduction to the physics of stress and anxiety. You will learn in detail what stress is and what it does, how our brain and nervous system get triggered and we will also examine the results of stress, PTSD and burnout with a focus on looking at the way back - Resilience.

  • Module 2 - Breathing

    In this module we will look at the critical role breathing has in de-stressing and rebalancing. Learning to regulate and focus your attention on your breathing is one the simplest and most effective strategies for stress relief. Discover how breathing can be your anchor in daily life.

  • Module 3 - Making Space

    Dealing with the chaos created by stress and anxiety is often experienced as running out of time and space. When we are stressed we are always focussed on the future and have no place for the present. In this module we explore the importance of making space both externally and internally offering you resources you need to deal with stress.

  • Module 4 - Eating

    Eating, nourishment, emotional eating. Keeping stress at bay means taking time to properly nourish yourself, both physically and mentally. Knowing how to nourish yourself can help you approach everyday tasks with a sense of calm and joy allowing greater ease and fulfilment.

  • Module 5 - Self-Care

    Beginning the road back to living balanced through self-care. Many people think of stress as simply an emotional issue, but how you take care of your body dramatically affects your stress levels. Self-care is about resources – the one thing the chronically stressed ignore. In Module 5, you’ll learn powerful methods for physical self-care, helping you to keep health and energy high while reducing or eliminating the effects of stress.

  • Module 6 - Sleeping

    The critical importance of sleep and sleep cycles including our natural rhythms. Getting a good night’s rest is essential for reducing stress. Sleep’s role in your journey to calm confidence is much greater than that. Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the biggest challenges we have if we’re stressed, and yet it’s essential to life. You'll learn about what sleep and dreams do for you, and how you can get enough of both.

  • Module 7 - Re-Connecting

    Much of our stress typically stems from a chronic lack of a sense of connection. Connection to the self, to others, and to our surroundings. We were born to connect; now it’s time to re-connect. In this module we look at how the chaos and disorganization of living stressed and anxious lives can lead to isolation and how it manifests as addiction and addictive tendencies and we end the session with some re-connection tools.

  • Module 8 - Relaxing

    Build resilience into your life, know how to deal effectively with stressful situations, breaking the cycle at last. Relaxation is the goal of your stress-reduction journey. For many of us, relaxation can be difficult to achieve. Relaxing is about developing resilience. In Module 8, we delve into what resilience is about and how you can use it to live stress-free; leaving you with a set of every-day techniques that can help you develop and maintain resilience - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

Maryanne Nicholls

Your Instructor

A Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and a certified Martha Beck Life Coach.

Additional certifications include: Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Brainspotting, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), and Trauma & Attachment Psychotherapy.

Maryanne has a spiritual path that is earth-based, and in that way, has its roots in a Native American version of Shamanism; In her path, the leaders have approved her to share the knowledge she’s gained with people who have a desire to connect with Nature. Maryanne actively fundraises and advocates for positive change in the Indigenous community.

Professional Affiliations – Vice President and President Elect of IAAGT (International Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy – formerly known as AAGT).

"These mountains you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb"

-Najwa Zebian

If you’re tired of being tired, of worrying about things that are out of your control, of giving until it hurts and resenting your job, your family, and your life choices, then it’s time to make a change.

Restore Your Balance offers you an alternative road to help you live a relaxed and vital life.

Restore Your Balance

Learn how stress impacts you
and how to deal with it.


from some of Maryanne's clients

Richard Ausar Stewart

Director Free Your Voice

Maryanne Nicholls’ "Restore Your Balance" is exceptional. Rarely have I encountered a health and wellness program that is so comprehensive and practical. Maryanne manages to take a subject as broad and complex as how humans cope with stress and condense it into an offering that is sound, simple and accessible. Anyone suffering from stress can benefit greatly from this easy-to-use program. Maryanne takes you by the hand and walks you down a path that educates you on the impact of stress in your life and offers tools to help you take ownership of your own health and well being leaving you feeling lighter, healthier and happier.

Tara Mani

Post Natal Massage Therapist

Maryanne is a beacon of light in a dark storm. She helped me transition through a divorce/separation; a time when my stress and tension was at it's highest. And when the storm passed, Maryanne fundamentally helped me to own my own feeling and reclaim my life.

Clare Brown


Like so many of us, I lead an over busy life — a combination of work, family and personal commitments had combined to leave me feeling overwhelmed and confused. On the one hand I felt fortunate to have such a full life and on the other I just wanted to run away from the whole thing. This workshop has helped me make some sense of this conundrum and put me on the path to taking back control of my life.


  • Who is this course for?

    If you’re anxious and can’t seem to shake it … if you’re suffering more and more from bouts of depression … if you’re losing your temper too much, or retreating from the world too much … if you’re eating to feel calmer and can’t top … if you can’t sleep … if your worry over the future is occupying your time …

  • What currency are payments charged in?

    All payments are charged in Canadian Dollars.

  • When does the course start and finish?

    It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

  • How long do I have access to the Course?

    After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for 12 months - across any and all devices you own. Any files that are downloadable are yours to keep as well. NB: This material is copyrighted and passing on or sharing this course material to another party is prohibited.

  • What if I am unhappy with the course can I get a refund?

    We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us at in the first 14 days of purchase (but before 10% completion of the course) and we will give you a full refund.

  • How long will this course take me

    The best part about this course is it is self-paced, so it is up to you how long you take. We recommend spending a minimum of 1-hour a week on the course and this should take you about 6-8 weeks to finish. But it is really up to you!

  • Do I require any special software for the course?

    No. The course will be hosted on a secure membership platform so you just need to set up a registration and password for the site and you can watch the videos and download workbooks from there.

  • How can I contact the School Administrator if I have any questions?

    Please email with any questions you are not able to find on this page.

  • How do I cancel my account?

    You can log into the course dashboard and cancel your account at any time.