About Heather Ponech

I am a Registered Psychologist & Certified Brainspotting Practitioner in private practice with a special interest in supporting people who struggle with eating disorders, disordered eating, and weight health issues.

Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying,processing, and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain,trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms.

A ‘brainspot’ is the eye position which is related to the energetic/emotional activation of a traumatic/emotionally charged issue within the brain. Brainspotting is a mind/body approach to therapy that gives direct access to the autonomic nervous system and limbic system. Brainspotting.com

I am also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, working with a wide range of trauma symptoms. I offer presentations in these areas to groups, businesses, and schools. I also offer consultation for businesses on trauma informed policies and procedures. I provide consultation to schools to assist in strategies to increase resiliency and self-regulation for children and youths. The services that I offer include (but are not limited to):

  • General Assessment
  • Treatment Recommendations & Referrals
  • Trauma Healing through Somatic Experiencing®
  • Eating Disorder Counselling