Shannon Dikkema is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor offering Relational Somatic Therapy on indigenous territory in Nelson BC.
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.
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
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 be it abuse, racism or other systematic forms of oppression. 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 19 years of learning, growing and studying, she is so excited to be offering this gift to others.
BIPOC clients warmly welcomed.