I graduated from the 3000 hr Massage Therapy program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2009 and returned to WCCMT Victoria as a clinic supervisor from 2012-15.
Since then, I have been in private practice working with clients to find the right techniques and methods to increase bodily awareness, mindfulness and resilience.
I have a special interest working with the physical symptoms & manifestations that can arise from such conditions as:
– Anxiety & Depression
– Chronic/Mysterious Illness and Pain
– Overwhelm and Stress
– Physical, Emotional or Medical Trauma
The trainings and experience I bring to my practice cover various interwoven focus areas, including trauma recovery, somatic touch, self-regulation skills, and resilience. These focus areas ultimately weave together into a unified somatic approach to touch, awareness, and relationship.
Trainings that influence my SE practice:
~ Mastering IFS, Deepening your core practice. IFSCA - Mar 2022.
~ Somatic IFS - Listening to the body's stories - Somatic IFS & Chronic Illness. Susan McConnell, IFSCA - Jan 2022
~Stepping Stones- 16 week comprehensive Internal Family Systems course. IFSCA, Sept 2021-Jan 2022
~Internal Family Systems. Integrating IFS with trauma modalities. The Integrated Trauma Therapist Online Training, 2021.
~Advanced Master Program, The Treatment of Trauma.
National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine, 20/21
~Archetypes and Developmental Trauma, Peter Levine, 2020
~Somatic Experiencing Professional Training, 2016-2019
~Healing Sexual Trauma, Peter Levine & Diane Poole Heller, 2019
~300Hr Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, Brigette Longeville, 2016