Please Note: New clients wanting an appointment, please email me for an intial contact. Online booking is for existing clients only.
soma essence healing
Specializing in Trauma-Based Body & Energy Therapies
CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release, Somatic Experiencing® Touch Work
Reiki & Shamanic Healing, Reiki Training, Healing Earth Lodge Weekends
Jodie Cara Lindley
We Are Our Own Healers
I believe the above statement to be true. You know what is best for your Self and your Body ... the journey of “healing” is contacting the inner part that knows. I am merely facilitating the space for that process to occur.
I am a bodyworker with over 20 years of foundational experience as a Registered Massage Therapist, and over 15 years of experience in Energy Healing Modalities. The focus of my practice has shifted over the years, and I now specialize in working with clients who are experiencing Stress, Various Types of Physiological & Psychological Syndromes & Pain, Anxiety/Depression & a Loss of Vitality.
My sessions integrate modalities that are focused on Nervous System Regulation & Reorganization, Discharging Traumatic Stress, Releasing Muscle and Fascial Tension/Bracing, Re-Setting Physical Disorganization, Clearing Energy Blockages, and Restoring the Auric Field. I primarily work with ages 12 and up.
I typically integrate any of the following modalities, which are dependent upon client goals and presenting symptoms: CranioSacral Therapy & SomatoEmotional Release, Somatic Experiencing® Touch Work, Reiki & Shamanic Healing.
Please note the focus of my practice is with integrated sessions, and I no longer offer traditional Swedish Massage. Visit My Modalities page to learn more ...
I also have experience with Pre & Post Psychedelic and Plant Medicine participants, of which bodywork can greatly enhance integration.
I believe your body knows how to heal and has its own wisdom … sometimes it just needs the right space to help activate the healing potential. I am not the fixer, nor do I take responsibility for fixing anyone. You have all you need within.
For clients seeking treatment for trauma-based concerns, I do find that those who have done previous psychotherapy and emotional processing work have the best results in treatment with me. An exploration of the Self brings more stability to the exploration of the body and nervous system.
I believe in a holistic approach to healing and wellness … with gentleness and compassion. My practice represents an integration of mind-body-spirit. Please see my credentials below. It would be an honour to work with you.
Soma Essence Healing is honoured to practice as part of the team at Newmarket Therapy Centre.
This Centre of Psychotherapists is truly a healing Centre, with my partner Jason Koenigbaur, RP at the helm.
I approach my work intuitively, but with a strong foundation and understanding of the body’s basic physiological and energetic processes, primarily that of the nervous system.
The nervous system is our “map of wellness” and is the guide in my bodywork. My current studies reflect the latest in the neurochemistry of stress and trauma. Read more here ...
The energetic healing therapies I use are grounded in years of experience and study.
I believe that a Higher Power is always present and willing to assist in the healing potential.
My services complement talk therapy ... I can help with
Anxiety needs a voice, and for us to listen to our needs. That includes what the body needs.
Stress & Tension
Stress & tension are forces of pressure. These are held in the tissues and the mind.
Pain, especially chronic pain, is the body saying please pay attention to me, I am speaking.
Depression & Feeling Flat
We all shut down at times. Feeling overwhelmed can even cause us to leave our bodies. These states depress our body and energy systems.
Listening to the body and Spirit are steps towards renegotiatingdisconnection.
Our overwhelming moments live in the body. Working with the body can restore & repair.
Upcoming Events & Offerings ...
Healing Earth Lodge - Friday May 5 to Sunday May 7
Equinox Retreat - announcement soon!
Reiki training - Level I - Sunday April 2
Level II - Sunday April 30
Level III - Sunday June 4
Jodie's Credentials ...
Somatic & Trauma-Based Modalities:
Registered Massage Therapist since 1999
**Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner Training (SEP) with The SE Trauma Institute - Completed
Pre & Peri Natal Workshop Video Training facilitated by Raja Selvam
Current Training in Developmental Trauma: 2021-2022
*Transforming the Experienced-Based Brain (Transforming Touch®) with Stephen J. Terrell, PsyD, SEP
*Somatic Resilience & Regulation with Kathy L. Kain, SEP & Stephen J. Terrell, PsyD, SEP
Holstic & Energy Modalities:
Reiki Levels 1-111, Master & Teacher/Trainer since 2005
Shamanic Healing training since 2008 with FOS
Healing Earth Lodge (Sweat Lodge) Facilitation & Supervision since 2016 (with Heloisa da Silva Porto)
Practical Astrology Training with Kelly Surtees in 2012-13
Ancestral Healing & Regression Therapy Training with Heloisa da Silva Porto in 2020
Assistant for Grief Ritual with Elder Heloisa da Silva Porto
The wound is the place where the Light enters you. ~Rumi