LYNDA L. HYDAMAKA, MA, RMT, RTC, MTC
Registered Massage Therapist & Registered [Master] Therapeutic Counsellor
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.
In addition to counselling, I graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Vancouver B.C. in 1988. I have been in private practice since that time. Over the past 30 years + I have developed my manual skills through post graduate courses and daily hands-on practice in order to expand my knowledge of the human body. I am committed to ongoing learning and educating others. I often refer to myself as an eternal student. I taught, nationally and internationally, for the St. John Institute of Neuromuscular Therapy for 10 years.
Prior to Massage Therapy, I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and my Master’s Degree in Lifestyle Management, from the University of British Columbia. I was a Lifestyle Coach and private trainer for the general public, varsity university teams, and national team athletes, before continuing on to study Massage Therapy.
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.