Trauma transformation for the mind, body, and spirit
The mind, body, and spirit are deeply connected. Through compassion, curiosity, non-judgement, and acceptance, somatic therapy can help to reduce discomfort or physical and emotional pain due to past traumas or negative experiences.
Are you ready to connect your mind, body, and spirit to recover your confidence, resilience, and sense of self?
"Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate." - Carl Jung
MEET KERRI NEILD
Kerri is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC) offering Relational Somatic Therapy. She is also a yoga teacher (E-RYT) working in White Rock, BC. She specializes in trauma resolution, grief work, the attachment system, and building resilient nervous systems by working with the physiological and emotional components of anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, and chronic pain.
Kerri offers individual counselling, group work, yoga classes, workshops, and training.
She has created and facilitated many workshops and series.
When she isn’t doing the work she loves, you will most likely find her walking the many beautiful trails in the area, spending time with her family, or reading a good book.
WHAT IS SOMATIC THERAPY
Relational Somatic Therapy (RST) is a form of counseling that recognizes the Soma (body) as an integral part of healing, including trauma. It is an integrative approach that includes mind, body, and spirit.
It acknowledges that trauma happens in relationship either during the event or how a person is supported or not supported afterward, and so it must be healed in relationship. In this case, it's in the therapeutic alliance between the client and therapist.
Somatic Sessions have an aliveness to them that comes from both therapist and client working together. In session, clients (re)learn cues from the body that help them to become more present, engaged and embodied.
The work is challenging as all of the unmetabolized, difficult experiences or parts of ourselves that have been discarded begin to come to the surface and often need to be acknowledged and sometimes grieved.
Through compassion, curiosity, non-judgement and acceptance these experiences are reintegrated in the present moment helping to undo past conditioning.
" You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf."
- Jon Kabat-Zinn
WORK WITH ME
INDIVIDUAL SOMATIC THERAPY COUNSELLING SESSIONS
If you are experiencing grief, stress, trauma, anxiety, PTSD, life transitions, illness, burnout, depression, addiction, stress-induced illness, or chronic pain and would like support, somatic therapy may be for you.
What does a session look like?
Somatic Therapy sessions include talk (left brain) and bringing mindfulness to the body's experience of the present moment (right brain).
Many of our unmetabolized past experiences are held in the body and need to be explored there. Some mindfulness practices we might utilize are breath, grounding exercises, gentle movements, embodying boundaries, guided meditation, self-soothing gestures, compassion, acceptance, and curiosity.
"I have been having somatic therapy sessions with Kerri for about 9 months now and it has been amazing for me in so many ways. Doing this work has helped me connect to my body and notice what's going on, I dissociate alot less, anxiety and pain are more manageable most of the time, and I feel like I can breathe again.
Kerri is such a kind-hearted person, I am truly grateful for the safe, caring space she creates. Everything always moves at my pace, I always feel like I have options and there's never any judgement, only kindness, compassion and support. For me it's a slow process but totally worth it! Thank you Kerri!" - Lisa
WEDNESDAY 10AM - 8PM
THURSDAY 10AM - 8PM
FRIDAY 9AM- 6PM
SATURDAY by appointment
Please call 604-868-5572 or fill in the form below if you have any questions, concerns, or want to book an appointment. I will reply within 48 hours.
Located in South Surrey, BC
I acknowledge, and am grateful to be living and working on, the unceded, traditional and ancestral territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the Kwantlen, Katzie, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen First Nations.