About Melina McConnell
I’m a certified Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner (SEP) with the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute and a somatic touch therapist.
As a somatic therapist, I continue to study trauma and update my skills through onsite and distance education. Some of the advanced trainings I have completed include: Touch Skills training for Trauma Therapists with Dr. Kathy Kain. In 2019, I completed the Somatic Resilience and Regulation: Early Trauma Training Program with Dr. Kain and Steve Terrell; a somatic approach to supporting recovery from developmental trauma. I have also completed the Immersion training for the Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), in Denver, CO. In 2020 and 2021, I have the honour of assisting the Beginner Levels (I, II and III) and the three levels of Intermediate training of the Somatic Experiencing® program, online and in Kelowna, BC once we are able to go back to in-person again. In 2020 and 2021, I will continue my own learning with additional advanced touch skills training with Dr. Kathy Kain. Additionally, in 2021 I will be complete Steve Terrell’s 3-module Transforming the Experienced Based Brain, a somatic touch model of resolving developmental trauma.
In addition to my somatic practice, I’m a Certified Canadian Addictions Counsellor with the (CACCF) and registered with the Canadian College of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (CCPCP).
If you or a loved one are struggling with challenges that are holding you back in your life, I invite you to contact me for more information or make an appointment.