Clinical experience and training
Sonja’s physiotherapy background
Training in the UK as a physiotherapist and subsequently working in various medical specialties in London hospitals has provided a solid evidence based, medical foundation to Sonja’s work. Emigrating to Australia led to a shift into private practice, working in a top sports medicine clinic in Perth, here further specializing in women’s health, orthopedics, and clinical pilates.’
Learning the stories of trauma, stress, and Somatic therapy
Ever curious to look deeper into the nature of dis-ease, Sonja found herself exploring how the story of trauma, and stress can continue to be held in the body. Attending an international conference on ‘Trauma and the body’, with world renowned speakers such as Gabor Maté (MD), Dr. Bessel van Der Kolk, and Dr. Stephen Porges, was an awesome door opener in her professional life. From here Sonja went on to study Somatic Experiencing™ (SE) (now an advanced student in the 3 year professional course) and completed Gabor Maté’s ‘Compassionate Inquiry’ workshop.
Sonja is also a provider of Dr. Stephen Porges’ Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) listening program.
“Seeing how trauma and significant events can continue to reside in the body; how they can be expressed in behaviors and emotions; and how they are passed down through the generations, has been a real revelation to my work and life.”
Becoming a Cranio-Sacral therapist
Sonja completed her Cranio-Sacral diploma in England (2008), under an osteopathic teacher and expanded her post-graduate learning with the Upledger Institute, and more recently in the field of Biodynamic CST.
Supporting childhood development and health
With her young daughter experiencing epilepsy, global development delay, and autism led to a search for (non-medical) ways to support her development and health. Sonja trained in a number of these techniques, among which were: Specialized Energy Kinesiology, primitive reflex integration, Rhythmic Movement Training (RMTi), Bal-a-vis-X, and the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) listening program. Other methods she was actively involved in with her daughter were: gut healing via the GAPS diet and Anal Baniel Method (ABM) / Neuromovement.
Now Based out of Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
Sonja now works in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada.
She can deliver all her programs and treatments in person and remotely.
Please Note: Sonja is not registered as a physiotherapist in Canada, therefore cannot be titled as this for local health insurance reimbursement.