A Greeting from Nicola (she/they)
Registered Social Worker. Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator.
We're wired for connection, but it doesn't mean we feel that connection. Too often many of us feel isolated and alone, disconnected from who we are or want to be. There might be a longing for things to change, maybe to feel at home in your own skin, but instead there is a feeling of being stuck. Change, healing, and transitions don't have to feel overwhelming or exhausting.
Consider an experience of change with greater ease, embodying a presence of connection, joy or kindness?
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom,"
This is an invitation to take steps towards your becoming and your belonging through choice, vulnerability, and movement. Together, we will engage with a gentle and trauma-informed approach that offers generative opportunities to befriend your body and clarify your sense of self, to feel some calmness and clarity in your thoughts. I take time to meet you where you're at, engaging with curiosity while supporting you to gain direction for your life.
I refer to myself as a body and land-based practitioner, bridging the internal landscape with the wilds of the land. So much so, if you're interested, your counselling session could be outside on the land within nature, incorporating land-based inquiry into your healing journey.
Combining skills developed within my Masters of Social Work at the University of Calgary, I integrate years of experience as a wilderness expedition facilitator, working with the land to support my own healing; skill refinement as a facilitator, trainer and supervisor in Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) through the Center for Trauma and Embodiment; and training in Somatic Experiencing with clinical skills as a Registered Social Worker.
I am inspired and humbled by healing journeys that require vulnerability, humility and sometimes a leap of faith mixed in with some playfulness! I strive to collaboratively create a space for you to authentically engage with your pathway to connection and belonging.
Please reach out when the timing feels right for you. If you have any questions, please feel free to visit my website at www.traumasensitiveyogawest.ca or reach out to me via email at Nicola@canmorecounselling.com.
I look forward to when our paths cross!