Sunyata Calogeros-Smith

Hakomi practitioner
Vancouver, BC, Canada

sunyata-calogeros-smithHaving long been drawn to the wisdom traditions of Buddhism and Taoism, I was naturally attracted to therapeutic methods that embodied Eastern spiritual principles. I found a natural fit in Hakomi along with Somatic Experiencing ® (SE). Both embrace mindfulness and non-violence as well as holding a deep respect for people’s innate organic body wisdom, intelligence and ability to heal.

I am a Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC) with a focus on mindfulness-centered somatic psychotherapy. In 2009 I was granted certification as a Practitioner in the Hakomi Method by founder Dr. Ron Kurtz. I feel grateful for the opportunity to have studied and trained extensively with Ron Kurtz before his passing in 2011, along with the Vancouver chapter of the Hakomi Education Network. As well, I am a Somatic Experiencing (SE) Practitioner having completed a three-year training with the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.

Specializing in trauma resolution and addiction recovery, I also hold a certificate in addiction counselling, as I recognize and appreciate the relationship between trauma and addiction. I am particularly interested in the neurobiological aspect of the interface between early disrupted attachment and the development of trauma and addiction.

Previously, I trained in Homeopathy at the Vancouver Homeopathic Academy, and hold a Diploma in Classical Homeopathy. Actively involved in BC’s homeopathic community for a number of years, I served on the Board for the West Coast Homeopathic Society, lead study groups, and taught and supervised the student clinic for the VHA. After 10 years of homeopathic practice, I felt moved to shift focus. I feel fortunate to have the deeply holistic homeopathic perspective to bring forward into this new direction.

I live in Vancouver, BC, where I share my life with my husband and daughter.

Professional Registration and Credentials:

  • Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC) #3727
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE) Practitioner
  • Certified Hakomi Practitioner
  • Addiction Counselling Certificate
  • Diploma in Classical Homeopathy

Contact Information

mindful@shaw.ca
www.mindfulsomatictherapy.com