Shana MacDonald Integrative Wellness
Shana MacDonald graduated from the Advanced Integrative Energy Healing Certificate program (2017) and the Strategic Resilience for First Responders program (2018) at Langara College. She then went on to study Compassionate Inquiry with Dr. Gabor Mate (2019), Somatic Relational Therapy (Opening to Grace, 2020) and is currently a student of The Orca Institute for Counselling. This education has included clinical supervision, classroom training and over 500 hours of treatment sessions.
Shana is also a certified Early Childhood Educator. Through these teachings she developed an interest in early childhood trauma and the impact trauma has on health. She is interested in working with children and parents to develop self-awareness and self-regulation.
Shana’s healing practice is a holistic trauma-informed treatment modality that focuses on somatic (body) processing, nervous system regulation and re-patterning. This unique combination of modalities allows clients to connect to the innate intelligence in the body and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges that they are facing. By slowing down and listening to the implicit knowing within, the client is able to experience new ways of supporting themselves. They begin to understand the different aspects of self and come into relationship with these parts in a new way. This practice is about stepping out of our cognitive processing and inviting in the wisdom of different aspects of self.
Clients are supported to connect to the sensations in the body through awareness dialogue. This allows for the release of internalized stress. Awareness dialogue supports the client as they develop understanding of their subconscious responses. At the end of the session, the client’s experiences and insights are discussed and are used to develop self-care practices. After several treatments and the implementation of self-care strategies, clients develop awareness of their stress responses, learn how to calm their nervous system, and build resilience.
- Reduced anxiety and stress
- Improved sleep
- Increased energy and vitality
- Relaxation of muscle tension
- Regulation of the nervous system
- Increased self-awareness
- Processing of traumatic experiences
- Improved mood and clarity
- Self-care practices
- Acute and chronic pain support
- Improved resilience and stress response
- Activation of the body’s innate healing mechanisms
Pricing for 2 Hour Session
Free 15 minute ‘info call’ available for new clients
$100 for Regular Income, $75 for Low Income/Student
Please text or email to book a free ’15 min info session’ or to schedule a treatment
Ph (250) 551-0320
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom”
– Viktor E. Frankl, Neurologist, psychiatrist, existential psychoanalyst, holocaust survivor
“Very healing and helpful session with Shana. A whole new experience for me. Very powerful.”
Laura Jameson, First Nations Health Coordinator, Consultant and Social Worker, Mable Lake, BC
“Shana’s grounded and calming presence is so valuable when receiving a treatment from her. Her passion for healing work is evident in her energy medicine practices. Her ability to both give support and provide you with the tools to look within yourself fosters the development of spiritual healing and self work that is needed for personal growth. Her background in child development and supporting families is also beneficial when giving somatic, energy healing, or counselling sessions for mothers, fathers, and caregivers – those who can often feel like their energy is drained or they are overwhelmed by their roles. Thank you, Shana!”
Heather Paterson, Forestry Consulting Entrepreneur and Mother, Nelson, BC
“Through the sessions I have had with Shana, I am now able to meet and recognize the anxieties in my body and I have come to a practise that provides me release and quiet.”
Linda Denning, Accountant (retired), Vancouver, BC