Meet Nadine

Meet Nadine

Facilitating Mind-Body Relationships

Nadine offers her services in Toronto and the GTA area and specializes in holistic health, integrating craniosacral therapy, somatic work and existential psychotherapy. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and recently completed a year-long study in Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) with Bonnie Badenoch.

Nadine has over 25 years experience working with people.  With an MA in Dance, she was a faculty member in the Dance Department at York University in Toronto and created and taught Experiential Anatomy at Ryerson University’s Theatre School.

Nadine was core faculty for the LIMS Certification in Movement Analysis program hosted by York University in 2003 and is a core faculty member of the Laban/Bartenieff & Somatic Studies International program.

Nadine continued advanced studies as a CMA in the area of chronic pain focusing on treatment protocols, gait analysis, and myofascial tissue release with Dr. Dianne Woodruff.

A Certified CranioSacral Therapist, Nadine has completed 7 levels of training with the Upledger Institute and continues to work with the organization as a Certified Teaching Assistant in Toronto.

Nadine holds a Diploma in Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy which is incorporating her work as a somatic practitioner to holistically facilitate the health of her clients.

Nadine is a Registered Psychotherapist (#001972) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She has training in EFT (Emotional Focussed Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and IPNB (Interpersonal Neurobiology).

Message from Nadine

 

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I was born dancing. Moving was a way of knowing.

I started my career as a ballet instructor. I was interested in choreography and dance theory: specifically in how people moved, and what moved them. When I took my Master’s degree in dance, I discovered that the 20th century’s great theorists were also practitioners who applied their knowledge to help the injured and sick reclaim active lives.

This was how I came to study Somatic Movement Therapy.

When I came across Craniosacral Therapy, I realized that the underlying principle was the same: that our physical and emotional lives are inextricable: that emotional phenomena have physical symptoms, and vice versa. 

Whether it was Somatic work or Cranio, the result would be the same: emotions and truths would come pouring out. People would tell me their life stories, their deepest hopes and their worst fears.

Someone advised me to refer ‘emotional’ clients to a psychotherapist.

So I went back to school a fifth time; I became a psychotherapist.

Now that I’m a member of the College of Psychotherapists, I find that the underlying principle of my practice is still the same. I treat the whole person. Sometimes my Cranio clients need to talk; sometimes my talk therapy clients need to move or sense their bodies. As a therapist, it’s my role to hold a space for you, no matter what it is you need. You are the expert on yourself.

Professional Credentials

  • Diploma Existential Integrative Psychotherapist
  • Certified Movement Analyst
  • Registered Somatic Movement Therapist
  • Certified CranioSacral Therapist (Upledger Institute)
  • M.A. (Dance) York University
  • B.A. Hons (Dance) University of Waterloo

Professional Associations

  • Laban/Bartenieff Somatic Studies International (LSSI)
  • Laban/Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies (LIMS)
  • International Associates of Healthcare Practitioners (IAHP)
  • International Somatic and Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA)
  • Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC)

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