All roads lead to the same place.
Anxiety? Trauma? Chronic Pain?
They all work together, and leave you feeling exhausted, agitated and unsafe in your body and mind.
With a compassionate approach, I can help you move through what keeps you stuck in a sensitized, reactive nervous system and together we will find a road that leads to your healing.
Through breathing, muscle relaxation, therapies like EMDR and mindfulness we will shift patterns of the body and mind to let go of negative beliefs, heavy emotions and past traumas that hold you back from living your best life.
Call me to set up an appointment or simply to see if I am a good fit for you.
Madeleine’s background lies mainly in mental health but her interests have led her to expand into yoga and mindfulness as a means of incorporating the whole body into regaining health and wellness in the face of anxiety, trauma and chronic pain. Her passion lies in mind-body practices that lead to emotional balance and physical health.
Madeleine has a BA in Psychology and Sociology and a Masters degree in Social Work(’92) from the University of Toronto focussing on clinical and community mental health.
Madeleine then went to to work in the mental health system for 25 years in many capacities from developing programs for the homeless mentally ill in Toronto, to inpatient and community mental health programs with adults and children, finally opening a private counselling practice in 2005 specializing in trauma, anxiety and chronic pain.
Presently, you can find Madeleine running the online pain education program at the Bill Nelems Pain and Research Centre in Kelowna or working as a trauma clinician at Diversified Rehab Group.
Mindful Living Now is the website of Mindbody Solutions, dedicated to exploring, developing and delivering classes, counselling and programs to improve well-being. Madeleine Eames, the owner, is a therapist, yoga instructor and mindfulness practitioner.
Some of her biggest influences have been learning mindfulness with Jon Kabat Zinn, a certificate in mind-body medicine from Harvard Institute and advanced training in trauma therapy including EMDR (2008)(Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprogramming) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Madeleine has also done numerous mindfulness practice programs such as “Mindful Relationships” with Tara Brach and “Mindfulness for Pain” with Ron Seigel.
500hr yoga teacher training, South Okanagan Yoga Academy, (2013), focus on yoga for anxiety and chronic pain. Yoga for Chronic Pain Certificate, 2015, Neil Pearson; Breathe to Heal 2017, Max Strom; Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Yoga Outreach, 2018.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, (MBSR) trained. Coming to Our Senses with Mindfulness, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn; Mindfulness Based Pain Management Certificate (MBCPM), 2019, Dr. Jackie Gardner-Nix.
Madeleine co-runs a Pain Education class at the Bill Nelems Pain and Research Centre in Kelowna as well as a Mindbody Skills for Managing Pain group. She is a certified Empowered Relief instructor, a 2-hour research validated pain management skills class.
She has a Mindfulness for Chronic Pain Management certificate with Dr. Jackie Gardner-Nix and Explain Pain Education certification.
Madeleine is just finishing up a year-long training in Embodied Leadership and Embodied Yoga Principles to further be and embody the change she wants to see in the world.
Madeleine is trained in Imago relationship counselling with Harville Hendrix, author of ‘Getting the Love you Want’ as well as Level 2 Gottman therapy and did a one-year certificate at the Couples Institute with Dr. Ellen Bader. 20
Want To Transition From
Anxiety To Peace?
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I Heal in a 3-Step Process
Become aware of how anxiety shows up in your life and what it is costing you….
Uncover and heal the emotions, beliefs and fears that lie underneath…
Practice the tools and techniques I give you 10 minutes every day to shift your nervous system out of fear and into safety.