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Appointments

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Bookings

*Initial sessions for new clients can be booked either online or in-person at the Gatineau office. If we are a good fit, we can discuss further options for in-person sessions. Ongoing clients, feel free to book in for online sessions, in-person sessions in Gatineau and/or contact Jaya directly for further in-person options. If you have booked an online session, Jaya will email you the URL for the meeting prior to your appointment, which will be the same for each session. Please note that if you have COVID symptoms, have traveled out of the country in the last 14 days or have come into contact with anyone with COVID, Jaya asks that you do not book an in person session. Thank you! *

Session cost is $135 (incl HST). Health insurance receipts are issued that are accepted by most insurance companies. Package discounts are available at 4 sessions for $500 (incl HST) or 10 sessions for $1150 (incl HST) and are paid upfront. Most people will require at least the 4 session package to allow the body and mind to heal in a sustainable way. If you are looking to do deep Somatic trauma integration work and/or to shift more chronic physical, mental/emotional patterns, the 10 session package is recommended. Once balance is restored, maintenance sessions help to keep the body and mind attuned to it’s renewed state of health and well-being.

Please click on Jaya’s online calendar to book an appointment (you will need to create a login name and password to do this). Please note that appointments at the Gatineau office are reserved for those that would like to see Jaya in-person. 

Please note that if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, you will need to do so directly in the online calendar 48 hours prior to the appointment start time to avoid the payment for the full session amount. In this case, there is always the option to do a distance session instead. Please also note that reasons for canceling in under 48 hours are fire, flood, and severe illness, and that no shows will be fully charged as well.

After booking online, you will receive an appointment confirmation email then, as well as an appointment reminder email two days before your appointment (please make sure that the emails from the online calendar are going into your inbox instead of your spam). If you need to change your appointment, please click on the URL in the appointment confirmation email or by logging directly into the online calendar 48 hours prior to your appointment start time (you cannot cancel online in under 48 hours of your appointment start time). Please do not email or text Jaya to cancel your appointment. 

If this is your first BodyTalk and/or Somatic Experiencing session, please read the What to expect following a BodyTalk or Somatic Experiencing Session document, and the information in the appointment confirmation email that provides details on session preparation, including downloading and completing the two Forms that you will need to bring along to your session: Consent Form and Health and Well-being Form. If you are coming in to work with trauma specifically, it would be helpful for you to also complete the 10 question Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Quiz to learn your ACE score. You can click to download and complete the ACE Quiz here.

Please note that Jaya likes to see new clients once a week for 3 weeks, so if your are booking your first session, do book all 3 or it may take up to a month for you to get in for your 2nd and 3rd sessions.

Special note regarding winter driving: unless school buses are canceled in the Ottawa area, all appointments will be on as scheduled, or the 48 hour cancellation policy will apply.

* Please note that if you book through the online calendar, your email will automatically be added to the monthly/bimonthly newsletter that Jaya sends out to keep her clients updated on EnergyThrive news. If you would like to subscribe directly, you can also do so at the bottom of the “Tools” page and/or unsubscribe via a link at the bottom of the newsletter.

 

Hours and Location**

  • Every other Monday ~ 10am~5pm

  • Every other Tuesday ~ 10am~3:45pm

  • Wednesdays ~ 11:15am~5pm

  • Every other Thursday ~ 9am~12:30pm
  • Fridays ~ 10:30am~4:15pm

**The above hours vary on occasion and are reflected in the online calendar. If you are challenged to see Jaya during these hours, please email her and ask for additional availability.

Jaya’s Gatineau office is located at 69 Eddy St. (at Hotel de Ville St.), just 2 minutes across the Eddy St. bridge, with free parking beside the building. All logistical details are noted in the appointment confirmation email that you will receive when you book your appointment in the online calendar.

 

 Distance Sessions

Distance sessions are available by Skype, Doxy.me or phone and can be paid via PayPal or electronic banking. Both BodyTalk and Somatic Experiencing take place using the same method and have the same results as in-person sessions. 

Dr. Don Pilipovich, Auccupuncturist, RMT and former BodyTalk Instructor, as well as two Doctors from the Centre of Biofield Sciences in Pune, India completed a study on BodyTalk distance sessions. They measured real-time changes in the human energy field via photographs taken before and after distance sessions.

You can view those images by clicking here: what happens in a distance session!

In addition, Dr. Laura Stuve, molecular biologist, two colleagues from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and Dr. Janet Galipo, Dr. of Chinese Medicine, led a study on the efficacy of BodyTalk distance sessions in the treatment of chronic pain. The evaluation of these sessions suggests that it significantly improved pain levels, as well as fatigue and other emotional symptoms associated with long-term chronic pain.

The following evaluation was published in the Journal of Pain Management 2015, vol. 7, #4, pp. 279 – 290, which you can read by clicking here: BT Chronic Pain Evaluation.

 

Payment

Payment can be made by cash or check (cash is preferred). If you are paying electronically by Interac e-transfer or PayPal, please pay prior to your session. (Please note that PayPal fees are included in the prices below – regular prices are at the top of this page).

Therapy Sessions

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Gatineau office hours are for those that would like to see Jaya for in-person sessions at this time. Please note that there is a sign with the name, Shiatsu Do, out front of the building and parking beside the building.