Prapti Giri, BSc, BA, MSW, SEP
I offer clients counseling to help them actualize their full potential. I work with individuals to help them process thoughts and feelings by becoming aware of their bodies and physical sensations. Through the slow and mindful integration of thoughts, sensations, images and movements, overwhelming life experiences can be renegotiated to achieve balance and regulation in body and mind.
From 2001 to 2013, I worked as a nurse in mental health care, acute care, palliative care and community nursing with homeless and under-housed people. Witnessing and helping people to find peace and comfort as they experience life-altering trauma has had a profound impact on me. I find myself asking: What does it mean to live well?
While completing my Masters of Social Work, I studied how systemic oppressions such as racism, sexism, ableism and classism affect individual and collective well-being. Through my studies and experiences I have come to understand the importance of examining how both my own ancestors (from Nepal and India) and my social location in Canada influence my well-being and my work. I am especially interested in the ways in which colonialism and its economy shape our identities and our interactions with one another.
I have completed the three year Somatic Experiencing program and am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. I also have training in narrative, psychodynamic and attachment theories. I have completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program, and have a daily meditation and yoga practice that supports me in the work that I do. I am committed to building a relationship that supports your unique needs, develops your strengths, and fosters your innate ability to heal. If you would like to learn more about my approach to healing, please contact me for your free initial 30 minute consultation.