What is Somatic Experiencing and How is it Different Than Traditional Counselling?
There are many different ways that life events might erode your resilience. Approaching healing solely from a talk therapy/cognitive perspective will limit your capacity to prevent repeating patterns that occur as a result of past trauma. I help support people as they move through the process of working through the impacts of trauma in their thoughts, emotions and in their body. Click on the button to book your appointment.
Ways of Working Together Using Somatic Experiencing
- Movement and body-oriented therapeutic interventions to anxiety and other forms of freeze/dissociation
- Post-trauma response interventions
- Concussion support and nervous system regulation
- Chronic pain and auto-immune support through neuro-behavioural interventions
60 minutes - $80+hst
** sliding scale available based on individual need
An SE session may involve conversation, tracking of physical sensation, movement and in some instances, touch work (with client’s permission). The intention is to move slowly, and when conversation is involved, to integrate the physical experience with the cognitive, in order to avoid re-traumatizing by telling the story over and over again.
Distance support is available through video-call sessions. To book a video-call click the "book your appointment" button.
Physical symptoms of trauma may include:
- chronic pain
- a feeling that something is wrong without being able to point to specific events
- injuries that won’t resolve
- IBS and other digestive sensitivities
- difficulty focusing/concentrating on tasks
- social anxiety
- sleep disorders
- compulsive/repetitive thoughts or behaviours
Not sure if SE is right for you? Book a free 30 minute consultation with Lindsay. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book, or for more information.
60 minutes - $80+hst **
About Lindsay Gulanes, SEP
In addition to the academic training I have had so far, I am also deeply influenced by my own ongoing healing experience as a trauma survivor. This has shaped the way that I approach my work because I understand on a personal level just how important it is to have the right amount of support throughout the healing process.
I draw on each discipline for every individual and group session. I get excited about supporting people in arriving in their bodies, and cultivating a friendlier relationship with their body and experiences.
I have studied fascia and the nervous system with Tom Myers, founder of Kinesis Myofascial Integration.
I have had the privilege of attending the kinesiology anatomy lab at University of Waterloo to study the donor bodies, and studied Integral Anatomy with Dr Gil Hedley.
Through the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, I completed the three-year program to receive the SEP trauma therapy designation. I had the privilege of studying with Berns Galloway, Linda Stelte and Dea Parsanishi. With additional support and consultations from Patricia Berendsen and Ariel Giaretto, amongst others. During my SETI studies I also participated an online seminar with Dr. Laurence Heller outlining the Neuro Affective Relational Model for working with shame.
In 2017 I completed the master course on Sexual Trauma with Dr. Peter Levine, developer of Somatic Experiencing. I am currently enrolled in Dr. Kristin Neff's Mindful Schools program Self-Compassion for Educators. Finding ways to support people making healthy connections is something I am passionate about.
Want to work together? Drop me a line: email@example.com