My name is Sassona, but everyone calls me Sony. I have done many things in my life. I travelled, I studied (and still do), I mothered three children, I married, divorced and married again, I did different crafts, and now I mostly weave. I also garden. I lived in the Middle East and in Europe, and now I reside in Canada.
Professionally, I have worked with preschool children, and I have taught in colleges and university. For years I have been helping people feel better; I have been helping individuals create internal shifts to find peace and resolution around illness, divorce, major life changes, or death.
I work as a psychotherapist, shamanic practitioner and family constellation facilitator. These fields of my service are somatic in nature and address the individual, the family and the ancestral soul. I also work as a death mediator helping patients and their families transition through the grief laden time of loss.
It is relevant to mention that I have the ability to see beyond the veil of this everyday reality and into the invisible realms. As such, I receive guidance and communication from the unseen, which is an invaluable resource in all I do.
In addition to my practice, I have taught and facilitated workshops and trainings for shamanic practice, family constellation, shadow work, and ancestral connection.
My work is guided and supported by the science of Epigenetics, by the family soul, by your soul, and by the intelligence of Spirit.
I am forever and always deeply grateful for the support of my own familial and spiritual ancestors without whom I would not be here today blessed by this life and this work.
MA degree in Counselling Psychology
MA degree in Education
Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy: Completed foundational through advanced training and supervision from the Satir Institute of the Pacific, for which I honour John Banman and the faculty at SIP.
Family & System Constellation foundational and advanced facilitator training with Francesca Mason-Boring. I also honour the teachings of Anutosh Foo, Mark Wolynn, Mark Johnson, Lisa Iversen, Stephen Busby and Bertold Ulsamer.
Extensive shamanic training for which I acknowledge Angeles Arrien PhD, Betsy Bergstrom, Leslie Conton PhD, Sandra Ingerman, Alberto Villodo PhD Four Winds Faculty, shamans in Peru, and my ancestors.
Ancestral healing practice, for which I honour Daniel Foor PhD, Natalia O’Sullivan and Francesca Mason-Boring.
Two-year Shamanic Teacher Training with Sandra Ingerman.
Emotional Focused Therapy for Couples
Collaborative Divorce Coach Training, for which I honour Nancy Cameron QC
Mediation Training - Justice Institute Vancouver, BC
Energy medicine: Reiki master, Emotional Freedom Technique, Psych-K.
Flower Essence Remedy Training
Herbalist in training
Member of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)
Member of the Satir Institute of the Pacific
Services you may benefit from include:
Psychotherapy / Counselling with a difference
Family System Constellation facilitation
Integration of mind, heart and intuition
Healing of the soul