Nicole has helped me view whatever comes up as part of the experience of being human. Looking at my experience from a nervous system perspective feels vital to me. I am leaving behind ideas of getting things wrong. My body is intelligent and why would I continue choosing not to listen? Why would I seperate what I think is right for me and what my body tells me is right for me? Maybe they can be the same. Thank you Nicole for your great explanations, metaphors, reflection questions and gentle response.
— VERA, Netherlands
This program has changed my life. Nicole has somehow made this difficult - sometimes painful work - enlightening, warm, and even fun! I no longer see myself and my experiences in a negative light and in a short time I have learned so much about myself through her knowledge and my increased self-awareness. So many aha moments and doing so in a community has been a blessing. The biggest change has been letting go of my internal tension that until this program I could not see.
Dad, Entrepreneur, Surfer
Working with Somatic Experiencing has been the key to integrating all the other personal work I’ve embarked upon in the last decade.
DISCOVER allowed me to view my experience - in my body and mind - from a completely different place and move towards ‘riding the waves’ of emotion and feeling, rather than being swallowed and consumed by them.
The parts I found most amazing about the program were Nicole’s clear and relatable explanations of what was going on and the awareness of being able to feel and release the small and large traumas stuck in my nervous system through the practices.
The most valuable part for me was really getting an inside look at what I’ve felt was ‘magic’, and realizing I have a lot of influence and ability to help myself heal those traumas too.
DISCOVER is for anyone who is ready to help heal themselves and change their lived experience so that they don’t have to continuously relive the past, every day.
Nicole is exceptional at the work she does and DISCOVER gives you a beautiful introduction to both.
— RAE, Grand Forks BC
(DISCOVER & 1:1 Client)
So far, DISCOVER has given me the opportunity to lean into building skill around self regulation and also the ways in which it is about moving to a macro picture of wholeness.
As I think about "riding the waves", and all of the metaphors you've provided around vortices and the river, I'm trying to be in my body and feel the currents. I wiggle my toes a lot, as you've suggested and it encourages me to be present.
Somatic work is teaching me to trust my gut and listen to my body and respect its wisdom. It is a great opportunity to learn to connect with myself, first and foremost and then to know there is connection opportunities all around us. It's a challenge to do that when trauma has been such a starting point of disconnection. The sadness I feel is definitely given some opportunity to heal because of connection.
Thank you Nicole, so much.
— LEE, Vancouver BC
(DISCOVER & 1:1 Client)
I love having someone to touch base with, and despite my training as a yoga teacher, and decades of practice, I love talking about problems intellectually, and have a very hard time dropping into my body, and feeling things! This work has been irreplaceable in regards to the body attention and awareness it evokes.
I think the thing I have noticed more than anything with continued SE work is my ability to be a lot kinder and gentler with myself. Loving. Despite indecision or impatience, there is a kind settling that comes more often in my body, instead of a cruel self talk. And this is such a gift.
I look forward to many more sessions in the future!
— LEAH, Vancouver BC & Sayulita MX
Yoga Teacher, Studio Owner, Surf Coach, SEP in training
Whenever loved ones, friends or acquaintances tell me about their grievances I find myself thinking...they need DISCOVER!! I seriously wish I could gift this program to everyone in my life!! Heck I wish I could gift this program to everyone in the universe!! I truly believe that if more people took the health of their nervous system as seriously as their physical and mental well-being, we would live in a much kinder and grounded world. This has been the missing link for me!!
I HIGHLY recommend the DISCOVER program to anyone and everyone who is wanting to build more resilience in their life! Life offers us no shortage of stressful situations it would seem.
This program is so jammed pack with material that has helped me create more capacity to deal with the stresses life throws at me. With the many tools offered in DISCOVER I have been able to grow awareness of my nervous system, connect to my body, get a better relationship with my emotions, detect destructive patterns, face resistance and create true connection to myself and others.
I loved that I could work through the material at a pace that fit my busy momma lifestyle. I also received so much support from the community in DISCOVER and the live calls.
Thank you so much Nicole for offering this special gift!
— AYNSLEY, Melaque MX
Yoga teacher, Surf Coach, Mom
(DISCOVER & 1:1 Client)
The Discover course content is a gift that keeps on giving. To me it feels like learning about nervous system health and working with my physiology has this side bonus of radical self acceptance and really compassion for my patterns and why they are there in the first place. Nicole delivers the education and practices with such clarity and also with genuine caring. I'm so grateful for this community and education.
— Denisa, Pemberton BC
If you want to better understand your stress response, this course gives you the opportunity to learn in a safe way. Nicole’s mindset of you already being whole makes the work enjoyable, rather than feeling there's something wrong with you. I have never been exposed to this type of psycho education, and it is beyond valuable when trying to get a grasp on why you react the way you do, and how you can use that knowledge to create a different response.
— Marie, Minnesota USA
I would love to share a bit of my experience in EXPAND. I had been working with Nicole about a year 1:1 before this offer came along. And I felt like I was ready to take a step further and deeper. Further because of the lessons and extra knowledge on nervous system geekiness I would learn. Deeper because groupwork for me felt a bit uncomfortable. Now, six months later, I am so happy I did it.
The connection with other people on a similar path feels safe and supporting. We only hear glimpses of each other’s stories and everyone is dealing with different things, yet there is a big sense of relief in knowing that other’s are on this path too. Holding space for each other also feels rewarding in a way, to be able to support and be a witness of someone else’s process.
The lessons are just so rich. There is theoretical knowledge, practical knowledge, different kinds of tools that help to nurture and support your nervous system. I love learning and understanding things so for me that was a big plus.
And then of course there is Nicole. She has such a natural way of connecting with people and forming a community. I love the humour she brings to the sessions. I love her relaxed and chill way of being present. And I love how, even though I only connected with her online, she has this big intuition and ability to sense what is going on in my body, in parts she can’t even see on camera. She is truly gifted.
— SOPHIE, Belgium
Conscious Business Teacher
(EXPAND & 1:1 Client)
Nicole has an easy going presence which makes you feel like you are speaking to a friend. Yet unlike most friends (at least the ones I have) she uses her intuition and wisdom about healing, trauma and nervous system regulation to support you on a path to your highest possible self. In sessions with her I find the courage I need to get present to my experience. Often things I would not be brave enough to face on my own but which are the things precisely keeping me away from everything I want in life. I’m so grateful for all the shifts I have experienced with her.
— LIZ, Toronto ON
Yoga teacher, Studio Owner, Podcast Host
Nicole truly is a gifted practitioner. I was carrying a life-long irrational fear of speaking up in work settings and Nicole helped me with this in only one group session! After the somatic experiencing session with her, I felt like a heavy load had been lifted from my shoulders. Additionally, I didn’t feel the need to talk about it over and over again… with her guidance I was able to ride the wave of uncomfortable feelings of fear, sadness and overwhelm. I finally feel free. I will continue to see Nicole as I believe the positive changes in my life are attributed to her as a gifted practitioner in somatic experiencing. She is a gem!
— STELLA, Vancouver BC
(DISCOVER & 1:1 Group Session Client)
Joining Expand was life changing. No joke! I had been doing 1:1 and self practice in SE prior and really finding benefits, which is why I decided to join this group. The combo of the amazing educational content (so much of it!) plus the group work helped me “level up” more than any other practice to date (and I have tried a lot of them, trust me). I notice lasting improvements and shifts in all areas of my life due to this group. Work, relationships, health and how I feel on a daily basis.
EXPAND is truly the perfect name. I have experienced so much expansion in all areas of my life there are seriously too many to list, but here are my top 5:
- SO embodied; increased intuition, greater ability to 'know' (make decisions easier and faster), my mind-body connection is in flow
- Better health as a result of listening to my body; less anxiety and stress, improved digestion, reduced allergies etc.
- More authenticity and connection; I'm more free, I notice I'm received by others, I feel more real and seen (I see this in all my relationships, including with my partner)
- Free your mind; I've always been super analytical and my mind used to exhaust me! I now have this amazing ability to step back as an observer and not get pulled into 'the story'.
- Resilience: Now I can roll with big emotions (eg. grief) and they don't consume me. Feelings have become natural and I can handle them.
— SUSANNE, Vancouver BC
(EXPAND & 1:1 Client)
In a time where we’re crowded by healers and different wellbeing modalities it can be difficult to know where to turn. When it comes to healing practitioners I’ve been around the block, both as a client with my own need for resolving my own traumas and as a holistic wellness mentor.
From my personal experiences with Nicole, her level of wholesomeness, unique approach, wisdom and aura is unmatchable. She has a way about her that can’t be learned - she just is.
Every time I see her I feel lighter, more embodied and way more resilient. My sleeps are deeper and my connection to my family and clients become way more fulfilling and less trying.
Nicole’s ability to hold a container for true healing that’s unattached to story is a skill that I wish all healing practitioners acquired more masterfully - myself included. Without a doubt I will continue to vouch for her and I believe that I will forever be inspired by her ability to regulate herself and continue practice what she shares.
If you’re called to heal, get to know yourself better or more fully show up for your family and clients then I vouch for this special human 100%.
— ZOEY, SQUAMISH BC
Spaceholder, Mentor, Mom
(EXPAND & 1:1 Client)
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