I know what it’s like to feel disconnected..
From your life, from your body, from people.
I know what it’s like to feel alone…
In anxiety, in confusion, in physical fatigue and exhaustion.
I know what it is like to feel the weight of the world in your heart, your shoulders and your mind.
And I know what it takes to heal.
I spent a large part of my life in anxiety, disconnected from my body and my heart. I took on the emotions and problems of everyone around me, and forgot myself. Until my body said ‘no more’ and I had to find my way back. It’s a very scary place to be, but once you start the return journey of healing there’s no going back.
Now I am clear.
I feel and follow my intuition.
I set clear, loving boundaries around my true self.
And my inner critic keeps quiet.
I want this for you too.
If you are a giving, caring person, you run the risk of burnout and health problems.
The world needs 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 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.
Please visit the workshops page to find out the latest programs.
Presently, you can find Madeleine teaching classes at the Bill Nelems Pain Clinic in Kelowna, counselling online via Skype or Zoom, or in person. Contact Madeleine to chat further or join her on Facebook at Fear to Freedom or Wise Women Empaths
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 Benson-Henry Institute and advanced training in trauma therapy including EMDR (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, Palouse Mindfulness; Coming to Our Senses Retreat, 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.
Stay tuned for her new upcoming course in April, 2020: “Burnout to Balance: End Stress and Overwhelm for Sensitive Souls” for highly sensitive people struggling with burnout and the emotional and physical fall-out.
“Relationships are where we live, breathe, get triggered and heal.” 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.
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.