Somatic Therapy (Bodynamic)

Note: While the formal Somatic Therapy website is under construction, this is only valid page for Arijana's Somatic Therapy and related services. 

Short Bio
I have been training in Somatic Developmental Psychology since 2017, in an International system called Bodynamic based in Denmark ( I have completed the following courses in the past years: 

-Bodynamic Foundation Training - 20 days (2017)
-Bodynamic Shock Trauma/PTSD Training - 30 days (2019 - 2020)
-Bodynamic Practitioner Training - 75 days (2021 - 2024, ongoing) 
-Destructive Shame vs Good Shame, Master Class Workshop - (October 2020)
-Developmental Trauma, Master Class Workshop (November 2020)
-Narcissism Workshop - 4 days (2021)
-Embodiment of Emotions - 3 days (Feb 2024)
-Conflict Resolution - 5 days (July 2020)
-IMAGO Clinical Training, Module 1 (Dec 2023 - Jan 2024)

With extensive learning in Somatic Psychology and my own personal therapy experiences, I am now offering the following services to clients who wish to enhance their lives through somatic therapeutic work. Utilizing body intelligence in this developmental approach, the foundation of Bodynamic Somatic Developmental Psychology is to help clients acquire new psychological resources, rather than breaking down defences.

If you choose to undergo therapy with me, you will be challenged just enough in each session to ensure progress, and we will spend considerable time working on increasing your self-observation skills. With my expertise, I can establish a therapeutic plan and identify the psychological themes that need attention. In each session, we will create a small contract together to help you progress through the therapeutic process.

You are welcome to schedule a free 15min Zoom consultation with me to see if we are the right fit to work together. 

CONTACT: to book a session or send inquiries. 

Bodynamic Somatic Therapy
15min Initial Zoom Consultation: FREE
Initial Therapy Session: 90min ($187.50 + GST)
Following Therapy Sessions: 75min each ($156.25 + GST)

Therapy Locations:
-Terwillegar Counseling Centre, 111 Haddow Close NW, Edmonton, AB T6R 3W3 (Main permanent location)
-Integrity Seminars, 14920 Stony Plain Rd, Edmonton, AB T5P 3X8 (Upon Availability)
-Zoom therapy sessions are also available depending on client
-I am available to travel to provide individual therapy at extra cost

*Long term established clients will have an option to do 60min sessions upon therapist's approval ($125 + GST).

*Prices are subject to change without notice. Established clients will be notified and given an advance notice in case of a change. 

Somatic Art Workshops (All Materials Included)

About once a month, I offer in-person Somatic Art Workshops in Edmonton, Alberta. These workshops are usually 4 hours long and take place on selected Saturday afternoons. During the workshops, I spend about an hour on Somatic Psychology, using therapeutic tools to activate specific areas within ourselves that influence our creativity.

We commonly focus on centring, grounding, boundaries, and exploring our connection to meaning through our impulses and support. By the end of the workshop, students will have completed at least one framable artwork.

Please note that the goal of this workshop is not to paint a predetermined image, but to learn to create spontaneously. You will be introduced to techniques for achieving different patterns and textures, and you will be encouraged to follow your creative impulses throughout the session.

4h session for groups of 4-12 people ($80 + GST per person)

*I am available for hire for a private Somatic Art Workshops if you have an established group in mind. I am mobile to come to your location. Trips out of town will have an extra cost. 

CONTACT: to book a session, add your name to a waiting list or send inquiries.

Somatic Psychology Professional Training
If you desire to enrol in a professional Bodynamic training in Edmonton, here are the links to our next Foundation Training starting in October 2024:

You can also book with me a Bodynamic 3-sessions Intro Package($240 +GST). It is a package of 1h per session (3h total) in which I will do a therapeutic assessment, involve some therapeutic work and establish a therapeutic plan going forward for you. This is meant to introduce you to the Somatic Developmental Psychology and give you a wholesome experience in what this work entails in case you wish to try it out before you decide to join our Foundation Training. 

CONTACT: for inquiries.