About Shannon

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Shannon Dikkema is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor offering Relational Somatic Therapy on indigenous territory in Nelson BC.

Shannon has specialized training in:

  • Relational Somatic Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
  • Attachment (Neufeld Institute and Dan Siegel’s Mindsight Institute)
  • Trauma-informed Yoga
  • 200 hour Yoga Instructor training
  • Mindsight for Wellbeing: A Comprehensive Course in Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Healing Sexualized Violence- SE course

Additionally, she has done a 4 year honours BA in Political Science, Sociology, History and Psychology with a focus on social justice, global social justice and women’s studies courses.

Areas of Passion and Expertise

Family of origin difficulties and childhood trauma

Chronic pain (syndromes and diseases)

Parenting information and challenges

Gender-based violence (sexualized violence, domestic violence, emotional and psychological abuse)

Supporting families to support children and youth with anxiety

Relationship difficulties

Healing from traumatic birthing process

Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms

Shannon holds sacred, present space for the more painful and tender experiences in life. She loves to work with people to facilitate them gaining skills and presence.  When we honour and integrate the stress, trauma and pain, we can move into life with more vitality, skills and choices. Her passion is resilience, the growth that can happen when we learn how to be with the less easy parts of life.

Shannon is deeply grounded in the gratitude for being alive, being a parent and spending time in nature. She works to reduce oppression of all types, and holds a non-dual worldview. She has her own history with somatic counselling work in the client seat and has used embodied mindfulness to heal trauma, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and a traumatic post-birth operation.

After 17 years of learning, growing and studying, she is so excited to be offering this gift to others.

LGTBQA2S++ clients warmly welcomed.

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