Jane Courtney’s nursing career began in the mid-1980s, providing psychiatric care for adults and youth. As an RN Clinician and counselor in an interdisciplinary clinic in Vancouver BC, Jane’s private practice is shaped by her many years of post-graduate study in trauma-informed care, Somatic Experiencing, and Life Force Yoga practices.
Jane has expertise and personal knowledge in educating groups and clients struggling with PTSD, chronic pain, accident recovery, and birth and medical trauma. Parenting children with learning challenges has added a depth of knowledge beyond her formal education. Her treatment approach blends the best of modern neuroscience with mind-body medicine.
In addition to her private practice, Jane volunteers at the North Shore Women’s Centre, the People in Pain Network, and the TRE® Global Research Committee. She is a TRE Certification Mentor and a faculty member on the staff of TRE Los Angeles.
As a Certified TRE Mentor, Jane provides:
- Private instruction
- Group instruction
- Associate faculty of certification program
- Location: Vancouver, BC
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Working with Jane reminded me that the body knows instinctively how to heal itself, if given a voice. In my case, the body spoke in images and memories that Jane was able to give me space to process. She never pushed me to enter into internal spaces too soon; instead, she let me move at my own pace and acted as a loving, caring witness along the way. Even more impressive was that all of our work was conducted via Skype and more than 3500 miles apart from each other. Yet, I never felt the distance. As a result of our work together, I got to enter a new marriage with more of me in the present, which was the best present of all.
TRE with Jane…has helped me connect with my body in a new way. I feel as though I am able to hear the messages it is sending me more clearly. Let me give you an example: I was wrestling with a challenging decision at work. As usual, I listened to my rational mind tell me why I should override that niggling feeling inside. Later that day and through the night, the feeling from my gut kept getting stronger and stronger. I realized my body was telling me something important: it was saying "NO," loudly and clearly. The next morning I went with the decision my body told me. And I dealt with the fallout with a sense of equanimity, knowing—really knowing—that I had made the best decision for all concerned. I plan to continue TRE to see what else I can learn from the practice. I have a sense that it is a something I will continue to explore for a long time to come.
I first went to see Jane when both of my shoulders started to freeze. I was in an incredible amount of pain and my range of motion was extremely limited. Jane's TRE sessions were gentle and I really appreciated her kindness. I learned so much from her about the nervous system and self-regulation. I became more intrigued and eventually started the TRE global certification track, and I asked Jane to be my mentor. Jane is encouraging and full of helpful knowledge. I would definitely recommend Jane as a TRE Provider or Mentor—her enthusiasm for TRE is infectious and she is always supportive. My shoulders are no longer in pain, and I am way ahead in my recovery process. Jane's experience as a Somatic Experiencing (SE) Practitioner helped propel my healing on a physical and emotional level. It was a perfect complement to TRE. TRE helped my body release the stress I was carrying, and SE helped me get to the root of the emotional challenges I was having. Experiencing the body as a safe container is transformative.
I had developed severe low back and hip pain over the past 6 months. The effect of TRE has been very deep and intense. I understand that the psoas muscle holds a lot of tension, and that is the area that had been giving me the most discomfort. With Jane's compassionate manner and gentle support, I can comfortably experience the release of this stored energy in a freeing, non-judgmental, expressive way. The best way to describe it is as an internal massage, with a deeply relaxed body as the result. Every session brings this calmness. Thank you, Jane.
Jane is an integral part of our health and wellness program here at the North Shore Women’s Centre, offering weekly TRE classes since 2014. I have found that she has a remarkable ability to hold and create space. She is an extremely warm and open person; her patience, gentleness, and kindness is really valued and appreciated by those who participate in her class and by our organization. Jane takes great care to listen to and engage the women she works with. She is incredibly generous with her knowledge, skills, and time at the Centre.