Deborah Pearce Counselling, Kelowna BC
Registered Therapeutic Counsellor RTC MTC
Somatic Trauma Therapist
…a Philosophy of Being
“Hi, I’m Deborah, a registered counsellor and trauma therapist. I specialize in supporting people with the most difficult and painful traumatic experiences. It is entirely possible through new trauma treatments to create new experiences! If you would like to work together, please contact me.”
“For many, personal development involves processing early life trauma, myself included. Through adversity, I reshaped my experience. Hitting the wall of midlife with a thud that shook my health, career, finances, and relationships, I was challenged with reinventing my life.
The real beginning was learning to embrace all of my experience, just as it was … the beauty and the painful disappointments. That recognition in my evolution gently empowers me through midlife’s required transitions.
Doing it alone makes for a lonely, difficult journey. As human mammals we are hard-wired for, and thrive in the encouraging support of others. Deeply grateful, I highly recommend embracing your circumstances and … reaching out for the help you need.”
‘Wabi Sabi’ – Life Embraced
Wabi Sabi relates uniquely to each person contemplating it. Relating to Japanese Zen and the tea ceremony, ‘Wabi’ translates loosely as ‘simplicity’ , and ‘Sabi’ the beautiful elegance of age and wear. Known also as ‘life embraced’, the meaning transcends acceptance to the appreciation of ‘what is’, an esthetic of imperfection, change, and of the incomplete.
I love – and many relate to – the line of a Leonard Cohen song…
“There is a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.”
Wabi Sabi may be described as the perfection in imperfection; modestly embracing self and all things, as is. It is the concept of elegance found in details overlooked, rusticity, simple living, simply being; authenticity and the unpretentious appreciative value of wear and aging.
Mindful contemplation cultivates ‘Wabi Sabi’
The experience of presence in the moment, is a primary step to gratitude and self compassion. It facilitates release from anxieties of the past and future, potentially freeing the authentic self, and leads to personal expansion and greater empowering capacity. Mindfulness Practice and Therapy supports these dynamic transitions.
In the awareness of the ‘profoundly ordinary’, it is possible to release defeating thoughts, live freer and expand into the embodiment of desired reality.
For Information and Bookings Call Deborah
Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC)
What registration means to users of therapy services :: Commitment to excellence of treatment; standards of ethics, practice, and training. Accountable to governing bodies, registered professionals must meet association guidelines according to those set out by the Canadian Psychotherapy Act Regulated Competency Profile. Committed professionals continually pursue treatment education and the advancement of their profession.
FACTBC Regulated Competency Profile (Federation of Associations for Counselling Therapists in BC)
ACCT Associate Member in Good Standing / BC Registered
Association of Cooperative Counsellors of Canada RTC / MTC (Master Therapeutic Counsellor: experience achievement)
Applied Counselling Psychology
Somatic Touch Therapy
Somatic Trauma Therapy
Somatic Resilience and Regulation I
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Pureland Zen Meditation & Mindfulness / Practice
of the Profoundly Ordinary with Master XhingRu of Taiwan
A Little History
After a career in Interior Design, Art and Business, I answered my lifelong inner promptings. The Psychology and Philosophy of what makes People tick has always captured my attention.
I hold great regard for East meeting West with traditions, wisdoms, philosophies, science and technologies. With Neuroscience research and findings now supporting the wisdoms of ancient traditions, I feel profoundly grateful for the global integration presently occurring. Having had the tremendous opportunity to practice with a Buddhist master for eight years starting in 2004, The benefits and scientifically proven value of Mindfulness and Meditation woven into my Kelowna counselling services, contribute immensely to effective results.
Studies in Somatic Experiencing Trauma Therapy are an extraordinarily wonderful example of East and West, with science meeting ancient and natural wisdoms in the development of treatment that is on the leading edge of trauma neuroscience.
Deborah Pearce RTC MTC, Kelowna Counsellor