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 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 physical experience.
Ways of Working Together Using Somatic Experiencing
- Movement and body-oriented therapeutic interventions to anxiety and other forms of freeze/dissociation
- Post-trauma coaching
- Concussion support and nervous system regulation
- Chronic pain and auto-immune support through neuro-behavioural interventions
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
How Can I Book My Appointments?
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About Lindsay Gulanes, SEP
I use my experience and training from multiple disciplines in each session. I have studied fascia and the nervous system with Tom Myers, founder of Kinesis Myofascial Integration, formerly also of the Rolf Institute. I have practiced with renowned yoga teachers such as David Swenson, Danny Paradise and Diane Bruni. I have been the lead instructor of a 200-hour yoga teacher training program since 2014 and have been leading yoga retreats since 2012.
I have had the privilege of attending the kinesiology anatomy lab at University of Waterloo to study the donor bodies. I am deeply influenced by the practical and philosophical work of Dr Gil Hedley and the late Michael Stone. I am currently enrolled in professional development courses relating to addictions through the Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University.
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.
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.
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