LYNDA L. HYDAMAKA, MA, RMT, RTC, MTC
Registered Massage Therapist & Registered [Master] Therapeutic Counsellor
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression or overwhelming emotions? Are you easily triggered and get angry or defensive? Does this make you freeze and isolate rather than proactively respond? This is normal if you have been affected by trauma. There are effective ways to attend to these reactive and frozen places caused by unresolved past or present traumas. Underneath all this chaos is the desire for normalcy, connection, support and understanding in order to move towards calm and peace within you and in relationship with others.
I believe in a collaborative approach to Counselling. You and I will work together to identify the blocks stopping you from living a more satisfying life. I will assist by sitting beside you with respect and compassion. Together, we will explore what your experience of life has been, and how it has affected you. We will then gently unpack these blocks as we move towards a greater understanding and deeper regard for yourself, your story and your wounds.
Here is what I know--you have a 100% success rate at surviving difficult times. And if you’re in survival mode right now and want to transition into living fully, I can help. I’ll use my skills in Focusing-Oriented Therapy, Body Centred Therapy, Mindfulness, Compassionate Inquiry and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). We’ll get you there together.
I graduated from the B.C. Institute of Focusing in 2004 and am registered with the Focusing Institute in New York as well as with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists in British Columbia. I am also a certified Focusing-Oriented Therapist & Complex Trauma Counsellor and Trainer, as well as a Certifying Coordinator for the New York Institute of Focusing. I graduated from the Justice Institute of British Columbia in 2014 with a certificate in Indigenous Focusing-Oriented Therapy & Complex Trauma. My gentle, implicit approach to counselling is client centered, and body centered. My practice includes childhood and adult trauma, PTSD, dreams, relationship issues, separation, loss/grief, anxiety, depression, burn out, life transitions, and family court support.
I am an active advocate and spokesperson for Access to Justice (A2J) in British Columbia. I strongly believe that everyone has a right to equal access to justice, regardless of race, religion, gender or socio economic position. I have spoken on this topic at public forums, educational lectures, and online learning.
Outside of my two private practices, I am busy planning and organising an adventure trip to an exciting part of the world, or I can be found on the ski hills, golf course, running, hiking, biking, kayaking or just being out in Nature.