We help people transform their lives to achieve greater fulfillment, health & well-being.
Your vitality is our priority!

Our COVID-19 Protocol.

​Based on the most recent guidelines from the health authority, the following is a list of precautions and practises the clinic will be employing until further notice. Even with this protocol in place, there is some level of unavoidable risk to clinicians and clients of contracting and/or transmitting COVID-19. Thank you for all your cooperation and understanding.

Ongoing self-assessment

Ongoing self-assessment for signs of COVID-19 related illness in myself, other practitioners, and you the client.

  • Have you had recent exposure to anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or a confirmed positive COVID test?
  • Are you experiencing any of these symptoms: Fever, chills, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, sore throat, painful swallowing, loss of sense of smell or taste, loss of appetite, stuffy or runny nose?
  • If you have tested positive for COVID have you completed the necessary quarantine?
Physical distancing:
  • Maintain reasonable distance whenever possible
  • Front door to be locked at all times. Text upon arrival and wait for door to be opened
  • All payments and rebooking to be done online
  • Staggered client appointments when possible
  • Tea and water will not be provided
Hand Hygeine:
  • Prior to entering clinic please wash hands (20-30 sec with soap) or sanitize hands
  • After leaving the clinic wash or sanitize hands
  • Doors will be opened by the practitioners

Mask use is mandatory within the shared clinic space and recommended in the treatment room based on the discretion of clinician and client.

Enhanced Cleaning:
  • All high touch, hard surfaces (door handles, tables, light switches etc.) will be sanitized regularly
  • The washroom will be cleaned and disinfected regularly (multiple times daily)
  • All linens, blankets and masks will be laundered and sanitized after every treatment

Transform your health, transform your life.

Our practitioners view health as wellness of the whole being—mind, body and spirit. Our mission is to guide people through the challenging and profound pathways of life. We strive to educate, empower and inspire people to restore their vitality by supporting them through the healing process. We offer a range of services:


Safe, confidential, and non-judgmental professional care for individuals, couples, and families.

Addictions Counselling

Providing the necessary support system for individuals recovering from addiction and other behavioral issues.

Pranic Healing

The practice of channeling your body’s life energies, so that blockages can be removed, chronic ailments can be alleviated and overall wellness is restored.

Holistic Nutrition

A complete, natural approach to health, from choosing the right foods for your body to healthy lifestyle practices to learning mindfulness and so much more.


Acupuncture is a traditional method of health and healing that focuses on stimulation of the nervous system to encourage the body’s natural healing abilities. Specific therapies are available for individuals aspiring to feel good, look good, and live long.


Massage Therapy

Rejuvenating therapy to relieve pain, rehabilitate injury, reduce stress, increase relaxation, address anxiety and depression, and aid general wellness.


This pressure point therapy restores the flow of your body’s life energy by resolving any blockages or disruption.

Clinical Hypnosis

With your conscious mind free from distraction and worry, we guide the powerful and effective changes you want within the workings of your subconscious mind.

Crystal Therapy & Reiki

Energy based modalities that work in synergy to aid the body to re-balance, facilitate the movement of stuck or stale energy, channel positive energy and optimize your own natural healing ability and processes.

Life Coaching

Helping individuals to focus on their present life, making any necessary adjustments to help you move forward with realizing positive goals in your personal and/or professional life.

The Vitality Clinic – A Hub for Healing.

Our practitioners believe that a collaborative, cohesive and complementary group can do more than its best individual member – providing a better service to our clients by working together toward a common goal of increased health and wellness. With extensive expertise in diverse but related specialties, we are able to meet a wide variety of client needs, all in one location!

We also believe that healing begins the moment you enter our space. Our clinic was professionally designed to offer a welcoming environment for you to feel instantly at ease and reassured.

Our Practitioners

The Vitality Clinic is comprised of a comprehensive professional team of highly respected independent private practitioners with extensive expertise. We work with individuals of all ages, couples, families, and groups.

Want to be part of our holistic team?  We’re seeking relationships with RMT’s and RCC’s.  LEARN MORE >

Kathlyn McHugh, RCC, RSW

Registered Clinical Counsellor & Social Worker

My practice is built on a solid foundation of professional experiences, training and relationships. I have had the honour of directly working with people from across the lifespan and in a variety of settings. This includes extensive experience working with children, youth, adults, couples, and families.

One of the primary goals of professional counselling is to facilitate change. This begins with deep listening and empathic inquiry in a safe and non-judgmental environment. By employing effective clinical practice skills, counselling can bring deeper insight and awareness, better ways of coping and solving problems, and improved relationships and connection with the self.

Call 250.896.1704 Or Book an appointment online.
Kathlyn is not accepting new clients at this time.

My approach

My clients’ wellness is of the utmost importance to me. In addition to clinical counselling, I believe one of my roles is to help clients integrate holistic mind-body strategies. These might include mindfulness, meditation, visualization, movement/yoga, somatic awareness, and inquiry.

I believe that nature and creativity, including art, music, play, and humour are examples of vital resources that are necessary for fulfilled, balanced, and joyful lives. I have found that clients connected to their resources are Resilient, Authentic, Healthy, and Happy.

We are surrounded by a host of natural resources that can facilitate and maintain healthy change; our personal relationships and even our own bodies are often untapped resources that can help us live full, meaningful lives.

My services

I offer a wide variety of counselling options to meet your needs including:

  • Convenient Telephone Counselling and Consultations
  • Wellness Plans (ex. stress, grief, work/life balance)
  • Treatment Plans (ex. Anxiety, depression, trauma)
  • Strategic Parenting Plans (ex. parenting, family, separation/divorce)
  • Intimacy Builders (ex. relationships, couples)
  • Conflict Resolution (ex. personal, professional, couples/families)
  • Life Transitions
  • Conflict and Crisis Management
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Wellness and Fully Embodied Living

All of these many services are designed around you. Your needs and well-being are of the utmost importance to me, your professional counsellor.

My credentials

I am a highly qualified clinical counsellor and registered social worker with years of education and experience that enable me to work with clients from across the lifespan.

  • Bachelor of Social Work (UVIC) and Masters in Counselling Psychology (UVIC)
  • Registered with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (RCC with BCACC #2415) and Registered with the BC College of Social Workers (RSW  with BCCSW #10432)
  • Trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR, Satir Transformational Family Therapy, CISD (Critical Incident Stress Debriefing), Trauma Desensitization, Expressive Therapy, Reiki, and Somatic Transformation/Attachment and Regulation Therapy.

Heather McDougall, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

The roots of my practice are founded in my professional roles and training in a variety of settings in both the private and public sector. I have had the privilege of working with youth and adults in the areas of forensic psychiatric services, tertiary mental health, detox and addictions recovery, outreach services and community therapy.

It has always been my view that the underpinning of effective counselling is an open and safe space that emphasizes self-discovery and exploration with skilled guidance and support. These essentials, coupled with genuine care and compassion, create an optimal environment for true introspection, self awareness and continued learning; leading to happier and more meaningful lives.

To book an appointment call 250.588.4334.

My approach

My counseling style is eclectic, drawing mostly from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy framework. I strongly believe in the power of talk, and the importance of meaningful connection in our lives. As social beings, our sense of self, purpose and belonging are vital to our mental health and overall wellbeing.

The counselling experience affords us the opportunity to honestly explore our emotions, thoughts and behaviours, as well as identify barriers, and work toward change so that we can live life more fully.  

My services

I offer individual and couple counselling services to assist clients with finding the most effective tools and strategies to address and overcome their challenges. I have experience treating an array of issues including: Anxiety and depression, addictions, grief and loss, life transitions, stress, trauma and PTSD, mood disorders, self-esteem and body image issues, relationship and marital issues, health challenges, workplace conflict, compassion fatigue as well as working with both youth and adults with Autism and developmental disabilities in the areas of life skill development and interpersonal relationships.

My credentials

I hold a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology, and I am a registered Clinicial Counsellor with the BC association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC # 10521). I have training in Cognitve Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Rational-Emotive behavior therapy, Narrative and Family therapy as well as Gestalt and Adlerian modalities.

Julie Giroux, MEd, RCC


People often come to counselling at a time of significant challenge or feeling “stuck” about something in their life. A clinical counsellor provides a non-judgmental and trustworthy presence combined with the professional skills and experience to help you find ways to feel better and be more effective and confident in daily life. I specialize in working with adults and have experience working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

I have a special interest in working with individuals with insomnia, nightmares, anxiety and post-traumatic stress. I enjoy providing counselling to health professionals and know how particularly hard it can be for us to find time to take care of ourselves. I’m also inspired by working with people during life and relationship transitions and those seeking a new way forward in life.

My practice is currently full. Please contact me to be added to my waitlist. Existing clients, please reach out to book an appointment.

PLEASE NOTE: I am providing in-person services on a very limited basis as clinically indicated with priority to existing clients. Wait times will be longer for those requiring in-person sessions.

For an introduction to my approaches to Mindfulness meditation, Self-compassion and Focusing visit my teacher page on the Insight Timer app.

My approach
I see the counselling relationship as a sanctuary for growth and healing. My counselling approach is based in evidence-based interventions including Mindfulness-based approaches, Somatic Experiencing, Focusing, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Client-Centred practice and Feedback-Informed Therapy. Clients tell me that I’m a very good listener and provide a safe space to share their concerns. I enjoy continuing education, learning new skills, staying informed on the latest research and receiving feedback from my clients to continuously improve my effectiveness.
My services

Depending on your areas of concern, goals and preferences, our work together may: help you to clarify your understanding of a problem, develop skills to calm your mind and physiological reactivity, increase self-confidence, reduce stress, develop greater emotional awareness and self-regulation and more.

The following are examples of the types of problems I provide therapy for:

  • Anxiety & Panic
  • Recovery from trauma & PTSD
  • Depression and hopelessness
  • Insomnia & nightmares
  • Stress management
  • Relationship concerns
  • Physical symptoms affected by stress
  • Chronic pain
  • Adjusting to change & life transitions
  • Wellness & resiliency building
  • Telephone & Internet-based counselling
My credentials

I am an experienced Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the following education and speciality training:

  • Masters in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (UToronto)
  • Bachelors in Occupational Therapy (UToronto)
  • Registered with the BC Association for Clinical Counsellors (BCACC)
  • Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher (UMass Medical School)
  • Post-graduate training in: Somatic Experiencing, Compassion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Focusing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Flash Technique, EMDR and more.

Dorjee Kyi

Massage, Pranic Healing & Hypnosis.

I am the founder of Dorjee’s Spa, a very successful small business first opened in Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala (H.P), India. Now I am relocated to Victoria, Canada. I would love to continue to provide my uniquely holistic approaching services includes Massage, Pranic Healing and Hypnosis.

It helps destress the body, improves immunity, digestion & blood circulation. Stimulation of the lymphatic system, increases joint mobility and flexibility, reduced muscle tension.  Removes headache, back, neck & shoulder pains and good for whole-body relaxation etc. It helps to maintain emotional hygiene to boost overall individuals to regain their own power within with unique experience using my wholesome integrated touch, spirituality and wellness energy to revitalize you. No age bar and gender bias. All welcome.

To book an appointment call 250.986.3888 or email dorjeesspa@gmail.com

My approach

My name, “Dorjee,” in Tibetan refers to a very powerful tool used by Spiritual Masters in rituals to remove unpleasant energies in the surroundings and establish the healing powers of positive energy to share happiness for all. “Kyi” means happiness.

My services

In addition, I love whatever I do and the best blessing of my life is for my clients to benefit in their lives after receiving my services. I am truly living in the power of self-love wisdom and believing in the natural healing powers existing around us each moment of each new day. It’s up to each of us to find how to utilise it properly in our daily life. I have learned a simple but powerful variety of skills to channelise the blockages of different mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical discomforts through my service in India. Some of my skills are learned through self-education, while many more were taught to me by powerful gurus around the world. I am very happy and grateful now to invite you to my service here in Canada. Each new moment is so transforming if we know how to use our mental, spiritual, emotional & physical energies to align with the right choice, decision & direction. The power lies within each of us and together we can stand stronger. The word impossible says “I’m possible”. You are that powerful if you can be mindful about your thoughts, feelings, habits, words and actions. Thinking, “we can heal together” makes you feel peaceful in mind and alleviates the roots of pain physically in every source of concern. You’re a gift of life and can enjoy it abundantly. Isn’t it your right?

My credentials
  • Master Choa Kok Sui’s Basic Teachers Training Pranic Course in New Delhi from World Pranic Healing Foundation, Inc. Manila, Philippines
  • Master Diploma in Acupressure and Advanced Auricular Therapy from the Society of Naturopathy and Alternate Sciences.
  •  Advance Hypnosis from the Institute of Psychometric Assessment & Counselling (IPAC).

Niki Allard

Clinical Hypnotherapist

I believe in investing in people. My personal journey has always connected me with people. I began teaching dance and choreographing at the age of 15, I travelled with the international leadership group called Up With People, I’ve worked in group homes, I’ve been a fitness instructor, I lived in L’Arche, I’ve been a lay-counsellor, I became a mother, I’ve worked in elder care, I’ve owned a dance studio, and I am currently a registered clinical hypnotherapist.

Another common theme throughout my life has been movement. I’ve always valued the mind-body connection and the body’s ability to express and heal and process emotion.

I believe that hypnotherapy is a powerful and effective modality for bringing together connection (to ourselves and others) and movement (moving forward, changing behaviour patterns, aligning our actions and beliefs). It is with heart and responsibility that I approach being a helping hand along your journey.

To book an appointment, email nallardhypnotherapy@gmail.com.

My approach

I believe in investing in people. I believe a more intentional world is a more contented and healthier world.  

My work as a hypnotherapist is the result of many years spent teaching brain compatible dance education, a lifelong interest in healthy brain development and engaging with children and families both professionally and personally. I find hypnotherapy to be a dynamic, creative, and effective modality with which to work with adults and children of all ages.

One of my personal core values is intention. It’s all too easy to get swept up in habit energy, peer pressure, family expectations, cultural norms, and the list goes on. Acting with intention requires us to be still, to be connected to our inner wisdom and to investigate the motivations behind our actions and then align our beliefs and behaviours. All of the qualities found in being intentional are inherent and fundamental to hypnotherapy.

My services

All of my sessions are personalized and client centred.

Hypnotherapy with children: My philosophy when working with children is to “Play my way in”. Rapport is paramount in all therapeutic relationships and this is no exception when working with children. Children need to feel safe and trust both myself and the environment. I weave suggestive language, engaging movement, stories and art together to create a playful and positive experience for children.

Hypnotherapy with Teens: Rapport is paramount in all therapeutic relationships and this is no exception when working with teens. Teens often feel unsure of their place in society as they transition from childhood to adulthood. This is a very fruitful time to explore the subconscious and the beliefs and messages that are being formed.

Hypnotherapy with Adults: I am honoured to be a part of someone’s personal journey towards greater self awareness and personal growth. Once again, rapport is paramount in all therapeutic relationships. It is with a positive and trusting rapport, that change is possible. Regardless of your present obstacle (sleep, anxiety, relationships, addiction, emotional regulation, fears, etc.) hypnotherapy is a powerful and dynamic modality from which to gain self awareness and begin to positively move forward.

My credentials

I was trained in Hypnotherapy at the Horizon Centre School of Hypnotherapy in Victoria, BC and am a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist with CACHE (Canadian Association of Counselling Hypnotherapists and Educators) 

I was trained in Brain Compatible Dance Education with Anne Green Gilbert at the Creative Dance Centre in Seattle, WA

I am involved in learning opportunities with the Institute of Child Psychology in Leduc, AB

I continue to educate myself through reading, lectures, workshops and active curiosity.

Dr. Rachel Eni, PhD.

TCM Acupuncturist

Dr. Rachel Eni is a registered acupuncturist with specialties in pregnancy and maternal health, health impacts of stroke and chronic illnesses, and pain management. Rachel has been successfully diagnosing, treating and preventing illnesses successfully for more than 15 years.

Rachel graduated from TCM Acupuncture in 2014 and has since treated clients in Canada and Southeast Asia. Further, her treatment specialties include a line of gorgeous facial treatments, suitable for all ages and skin types. She coaches clients in lifestyle changes based on principles of health promotion and TCM exercise, nutrition and stress management. Fundamentally, her treatments are prepared to enable clients to sustain long lasting health benefits.

Click here to book an appointment online.

My approach

My approach to acupuncture is based on traditional Chinese medicine knowledge and techniques for a holistic diagnosis and treatment. As a therapist, I am interested in the nuances of your particular health and dis-ease profile. I have been studying TCM extensively for several years and am of the belief that, as a medical practice, it can be health enhancing, as well as life changing. Whether I am treating physical, mental or spiritual aspects of your health, in the clinic, I am unconditionally present and attentive to your needs.

My services

Initial Acupuncture               $135.00
Follow-up Acupuncture           95.00

Special Treatments:
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture   $140.00
DermaPen Micro-needling Facial    $320.00

Extended health, ICBC, etc. accepted.

My credentials
TCM Acupuncture Diploma 2014
Pregnancy and Childbirth Acupuncture Training 2015
PhD Community Health Sciences & Health Promotion 2005
MSc Family Social Sciences and Child Development 1998

Michele Walker, Metabolic Balance® Coach, C.H.N.C, C.C.T (Advanced)

Certified Metabolic Balance® & Holistic Nutrition Health Coach, Advanced Certified Crystal Therapy & Reiki Practitioner

The core of my practice and passion for helping others began with a solid foundation of 23 years of service in the medical laboratory field and various other wellness and relationship focused roles throughout my career.

It’s important to trust and understand that you can indeed improve your well-being and small changes can add up to big shifts in our health and vitality. I believe in holding space for people while guiding and empowering them to become more informed about their health options, more involved in decisions made about their bodies and more capable of maintaining their own wellness.

To book an appointment call or text 250.888.7029 or email connect@gemmahealthandwellness.ca

My approach

The human body holds an inspiring and profound ability to heal and convalesce when nurtured with the proper encouragement and support. My approach is to gently empower you to tune into your body’s wisdom of balance and wholeness while providing you with holistic and practical guidance to achieve and maintain wellness. By focusing on mind, body and spirit connection and alignment, we can enjoy a healthy and joyful life. 

My services

Holistic Nutrition Counselling – Metabolic Balance® is an innovative, all natural, whole food-based nutrition and health program that helps to reset and re-balance your hormones and metabolism. The program consists of four Phases that include my Coaching and guidance to support you along the way. You will be given your very own unique food plan and program based on YOUR body needs scientifically created from 36 blood values, your personal health details, food likes and dislikes and your wellness goals. All of this information creates the basis of your individualized Metabolic Balance plan! As a result, the meal plan and the Coach guided program offers you support, security, and real prospects of success to help you achieve your personal goals when it comes to your metabolism, weight, and overall well-being. Prior to our consultation, I will send you intake and assessment forms to complete prior to our meeting. We can connect in person, by Zoom, telephone or by email. Let me know what works best for you.

Crystal Therapy & Reiki Healing – Crystal Therapy and Reiki are energy based modalities that work in synergy to aid the body to re-balance, facilitate the movement of stuck or stale energy, channel positive energy into your body and optimize your own natural healing ability and processes.Crystal and Reiki Therapy work within your subtle energy fields to restore balance and aid in overall healing and relaxation.

During our consultation, we will discuss your current health state, health history, desired healing outcome and/or concerns to create a personal wellness plan for you.

My credentials
  • Certified Metabolic Balance® Coach
  • Certified Holistic Nutrition & Health Coach (C.H.N.C) Diploma from NutraPhoria School of Holistic Nutrition.
  • Advanced Certified Crystal Therapy (Adv. C.C.T) Certification from International College of Energy Healing.
  • Reiki Level II Certification from the International College of Energy Healing (Master Level to follow in December 2020).

Diana Johnson, Usui Reiki Master

Reiki Practitioner

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation which also promotes healing. The word Reiki is made up of two Japanese words: Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which means “life force energy”.

I am trained in Usui Reiki and have achieved my Master level certification. I have been practicing for six years, learning and developing my skills. I have a special interest in treating and supporting women and mothers—we who nurture others so wholeheartedly need nurturing ourselves.

To book an appointment call 778.410.3344 or email reikiforbalance88@gmail.com

My approach
A treatment with me is a relaxing whole-body experience. In our time together, you will remain fully clothed on the treatment table. You will leave feeling tranquil but also revitalized. The benefits of a Reiki session often continue for days or weeks after treatment.
My services
Evening and weekend appointments only

60 and 90 minute sessions available. Please contact me for pricing.

My credentials
Usui Reiki level 1 – Reiki Energy School

Usui Reiki level 2 – Reiki Energy School

Usui Reiki level 2 – Full Circle Bodyworks/ Hayley Clarke, RST

Usui Reiki Master – Full Circle Bodyworks/ Hayley Clarke, RST

What our clients are saying…

Kathlyn kind, personable and empathetic.

Kathlyn has been our family’s counsellor for about 5 years now and she has seen us through some tough parenting years and marriage issues. Also, she has seen each one of our kids individually and helped them navigate some difficult teen times. Our older daughter has anxiety, and Kathlyn has aided her in understanding herself and has made her transition to adulthood smoother. Both our boys have ADHD/Executive Function Disorder. Her skills as a counsellor have been able to help both our boys have a better grasp of their challenges, and thus succeed in school and life. She understands all of us individually, and is able to help us all communicate together and keep harmony in our home.


Each session, I leave feeling relaxed, revived and happy.

I have been receiving Reiki therapy sessions from Diana Johnson for awhile now. She is sincere, polite, experienced, capable and very approachable. I come to see her every 2 to 4 weeks and each session she helps to improve my health, so that I may have a better quality of life. Each session, I leave feeling relaxed, revived and happy. I always look forward to seeing her and receiving the best of care. I would highly recommend her as a Reiki Master and Healer.


Extremely healing and nurturing

Dorjee is a gifted, thoughtful, compassionate therapist. She has paid great attention to the massage space, the soft lighting, the ambience, very gentle quiet music; she also offers to change or stop the music if you so prefer. The massage space was very healing and inviting so I immediately felt welcomed and comfortable. Dorjee is extremely kind, and it is clear that her inner strength, training, and positive self regard inform every aspect of her therapy; her confidence combined with gentleness are very uplifting. At the outset of the massage she offers whispered guidance to help you relax body and mind. Her words are few and very well placed. Her hands seem to naturally go to places of held pain, tightness or trauma. I left the appointment feeling like I had released an ancient burden, and felt as light as a feather, my aching back muscles completely decompressed. I am very grateful to have had a massage with Dorjee.


In Kathlyn I found a person I could trust to not judge

I have been a registered psychiatric nurse for 30 years and received a traumatic injury. I have seen Kathlyn for almost a year now to assist with my recovery. I found on my first interaction that Kathyln was a genuine real person that was not only extremely well versed in her field of practice, but in my opinion, was way ahead of her field and also very respectful of my experience as a RPN. In Kathlyn I found a person I could trust to not judge and know that she would give 100% honest feedback at all times. Kathlyn is truly a warm caring person that works extremely hard to help unravel the wreckage of our past and present. I would recommend Kathlyn to anyone that I know, and I have done so. In my opinion Kathlyn is a Rock Star in her profession.

~ BRAD ~

Contact Us

For general clinic inquiries, please use the form below. To book appointments, please contact our practitioners directly.

Our clinic is located at: 103-627 Brookside Rd., Colwood BC V9C0C3

Kathlyn McHugh | 250.896.1704 | Email | Book Online Appointment
Heather McDougall | 250.588.4334 | Email
Julie Giroux | 778.587.5808 | Email
Dorjee Kyi  |  250.986.3888  |  Email
Niki Allard  |  Email
Dr. Rachel Eni  |  Email Book Online Appointment
Michele Walker  |  250.888.7029  |  Email
Diana Johnson  |  778.410.3344  |  Email

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