Guylaine (she/her) holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. She is also trained in the practice of Ashtanga (Hatha) Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation which she has been teaching locally and internationally since 2002.
Through training, Guylaine is able to reframe and integrate mindfulness traditions from the east with western psychology—the former being supportive in recognizing one’s difficulties and patterns, the latter being useful in terms of learning how to let go of reactivity in order to work with issues and problems that negatively affect one’s life.
Guylaine has always been committed to living an ethics-based life that integrates her education and spirituality. She endeavours to help others recognize how they too can use the tools they already have and learn more to aid in overcoming struggles with emotions, patterns, behaviours and letting go.
She also has a great capacity to hold space for and accept others with compassion and sacred hospitality so that her clients can benefit from learning techniques for self-regulation, while experiencing safety within themselves, and further understanding behavioural patterns and coping strategies.
Furthermore, after much previous training in trauma-informed care for yoga and teaching, Guylaine is currently training in Compassionate InquiryⒸ with Dr. Gabor Maté-a somatic-based trauma-informed psychotherapeutic modality. This training will allow her to help others to navigate through the many-layered and complex process it is to re-connect with oneself, get to know oneself and find freedom from our past.
Guylaine’s view is that the body, brain, and mind aligned together hold the answer and the capacity to heal from trauma. It can have taken place in the developmental, relational or pre-verbal stages of life. A trauma created in a relationship can be healed in another relational space when safety, curiosity and compassion are present. Finally, the most important tool is that spirit of inquiry. Exploration and acceptance can help in finding a means to change.
Guylaine’s intention is to have a practice that is affirming and inclusive of clients of all genders, ages and biopsychosocial backgrounds. If you, your child, your partner or someone from your community are interested in working with Guylaine, please contact email or phone.