TJ Rosier Is a survivor. She has been struck by a driver who was texting and driving in 2010; then she was struck again by a driver in 2012 who was drinking and driving. It was this latter accident that changed the trajectory of her life immensely. She had completed her BA in Social Sciences with a major in Criminology and Psychology and was on her way to commence her Law Degree to become a Lawyer.
She was working for the Provincial Government for the Ministry of Health and had a secure job while she was going to be attending school as she had a large family to support. Within one second, that car accident changed her whole plan for success! The doctors said she would not walk, talk, return to university, volunteering, or work again… she was labelled permanently disabled. She went home from the hospital in a wheelchair.
Getting through the pain and hardship these accidents caused her and her family taught her how truly powerful the mind is. The journey of recovery has given her extensive knowledge and experience practicing in the healing arts benefiting the body and the soul. Today is a gift, and she is here to share her knowledge of how she overcame adversity and took a large leap forward.
Not only did she survive these car accidents, she also survived childhood sexual abuse, and human trafficking as a young adult. These experiences have made her a strong advocate for survivors in several areas.
She has proven all the specialists wrong as she painstakingly went from a wheelchair to walking in heals and even walked on fire! She has returned to university and volunteering and works full-time with Chimo Community Services as their Crisis Line Coordinator and has started her own company in 2018 to help others build their toolbox to wellness. Yes, we can define our wellness together on our terms with the right tools.
Public Speaking Experience:
2023 – Rethinking Disability Podcast – Guest Speaker on the subject of Invisible Disability
2023 – City University – Guest Lecturer – Diversity and Inclusion to Residency Master’s Students on Crisis Intervention and Core Skills of Non-Judgement and Advocacy
2023 – Human Library – Book and Reader – Un-Judge someone with Invisible Disabilities
2023 – Pain BC – Echo Series 7 – Participant in Didactic and Case Studies
2022 – The Healer’s Café – Podcast with Dr. Manon Bolliger – How to Address Pain by Addressing Your Environment
2022 – Get Sh*t Done – Podcast with Julie Jones – From Wheels to Heals to Walking on Fire
2022 – Melissa Deally – Your Guided Health Journey – Don’t Forget Your Wake Up Call – Episode 61 “Wheels to Heels”
2022 – Wellness Wednesday – Joy and Pain with Jessica Coulthard – 6 Episodes
2021 – Fearless Women International – Wheels to Heels – Build Your Toolbox to Recovery
2021 – Hollywood North Radio with William “Sleepy” Stewart
2019 – Women Who Inspire Conference – Wheels to Heels
2022 – Wheels to Heels: Evolution of Injury by Tonya Joyce (Not Yet Released
2023 – Poetic City by Tonya Joyce
April 2021 – Create the Ripple Magazine – Build Your Toolbox by Tonya Joyce
2019 Let’s Not Make Love Tonight Written by Tonya J., Featuring Gryphiitii, Produced by Roger Swan, Recorded at Hipposonic Studios
2019 Passion Written by Tonya J., Featuring Gryphiitii, Produced by Roger Swan, Recorded at Hipposonic Studios
2019 Sending You My Love Written by Tonya J., Featuring Gryphiitii, Produced by Roger Swan, Recorded at Hipposonic Studios
2019 U R So Written by Tonya J. Produced by Roger Swan, Recorded at Hipposonic Studios
- Kwantlen Polytechnic University – BA Social Sciences – Criminology
- Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Diploma Social Sciences – Psychology
- Currently at Simon Fraser University – completing my Restorative Justice Certification
- Robbins – Madanes – RMT Global Impact Award Winner Core 200 Gold
- Robbins – Madanes – Certified Life Coach Core 100
- Tony Robbins – Unleash The Power Within – Firewalker
- Pain Management Specialist – Pain BC Certificate in BioPsychoSocial Pain Management