May 2021 update: I remain open for appointments ...
soma essence healing
Specializing in Trauma-Based Body & Energy Therapies
Integrative Somatic Sessions:
CranioSacral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing®, & Massage
Reiki & Reiki Training, Healing Earth Lodge Weekends
Jodie Cara Lindley
Trauma-Based Bodywork & Energy Healing
I am a trauma-based bodyworker with over 20 years of foundational experience as a Registered Massage Therapist. My sessions are tailored to clients’ goals, presenting issues and symptoms, and typically integrate any or all of the following: CranioSacral Therapy & SomatoEmotional Release, Somatic Experiencing®, and Traditional Swedish Massage. I also offer other holistic interventions of Energy and Body healing, which I typically include when indicated: Reiki, Regression Therapy, & Ancestral/Traditional Healing.
Bodywork sessions primarily address the fascial and nervous systems. These two systems are integral in negotiating the body's ability to resolve stress, pain and "trauma" (overwhelm/PTSD). The methods I use help discharge traumatic stress from the body, which contribute to many symptoms experienced in PTSD and other syndromes.
In order to access these systems, a light touch is necessary: therefore, I do not do deep tissue massage treatments. Massage can be employed to help relax the system, so we can "go deeper".
I have a special interest in early developmental impacts, such as pre, post and peri-natal disturbances. I have experience working with PTSD, Migraines, Anxiety/Depression, & many Physiological and Psychological Syndromes. I am also familiar working with Pre & Post Psychedelic and Plant Medicine experiences, of which bodywork can greatly enhance integration.
Treatment frequency varies widely case-to-case .. but I do notice shifts happen for clients between 4-8 regularly scheduled sessions (every 1-3 weeks).
I believe the body knows how to heal .. sometimes it just needs help activating the healing potential. What I do is help facilitate the system towards balance.
Questions/Intentions I encourage you to bring with you to any session with me, as this will drive the focus and energy of the work:
*What do you want to see happen and/or experience?
*What would you want to be different at the end of each session?
*What is important for you?
All sessions seek to unearth and shift patterns of pain, stress and blocked survival life force energy. This is done mindfully, compassionately and within a client's own pace and rhythm.
I believe in a holistic approach to healing and wellness. Therefore my work represents an integration of mind-body-spirit. Please see my credentials below. It would be an honour to work with you.
I approach my work intuitively, but with a strong foundation and understanding of the body’s basic physiological and energetic processes, primarily of the nervous system.
The nervous system is our “map of wellness” and is the guide in most of my bodywork.
My energetic healing therapies are grounded in years of experience and study.
I believe that Spirit is always present and willing to assist in the healing potential.
I work in collaboration with Registered Psychotherapists and Social Workers
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.
My Credentials ...
Registered Massage Therapist since 1999
Reiki Levels 1-111, Master & Teacher/Trainer since 2005
Shamanic Healing training since 2008 with FOS
Shamanic Journey Circles since 2012
Healing Earth Lodge (Sweat Lodge) Facilitation & Supervision since 2016 (with Heloisa da Silva Porto)
Practical Astrology Training with Kelly Surtees in 2012-13
Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner Training with The SE Trauma Institute since March 2019
Ancestral Healing Training with Heloisa da Silva Porto in 2020
Regression Therapy Training with Heloisa da Silva Porto in 2020
BEYI & Grief Rituals with Elder Malidoma Patrice Some
Assistant for Grief Ritual with Elder Heloisa da Silva Porto
Pre & Peri Natal Workshop Video Training facilitated by Raja Selvam
The wound is the place where the Light enters you. ~Rumi
By Appointment Only
Questions? Please Contact Me!
647 - 287 - 7745
440 Queen Street, Newmarket, Ontario