The
Healing Centre

Transform Your Life

"You are the key to your healing, not time.

Hurt, trauma and dense conditioning will continue sitting in your mind, impacting your emotions and behaviour, until you go inward.

What heals is self love, learning to let go, self-awareness and building new habits."

Yung Pueblo

About Arlene Penney

BA, BSW, MSW, RSW, RP, ND

Arlene has completed a Master of Social Work degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Manitoba, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Women’s Studies, and a Criminology Certificate from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She is also an accredited member of the Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists.

Her training and bodywork practices also include Craniosacral Therapy and several Energy Healing certifications. She is currently training to become a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and is at the Intermediate Level.

She opened the Healing Centre – Transform Your Life © in 2011 to offer holistic and embodied Trauma Informed services to adults. These uniquely intuitive sessions combine traditional, alternative, and complimentary therapies and practices that embody healing to those presenting with stress, emotional pain, trauma, guilt, shame, anger, anxiety, depression, grief, chronic pain, and addictions.

She has a special interest in working with core wounding, inner child healing and attachment issues. Trauma, narcissistic abuse, codependency and emotional addiction.

As well as spirituality, higher consciousness, the metaphysical causes of diseases, self-healing, resilience and post traumatic growth.

Arlene is a person with many lived experiences and through her own healing journey has transformed her life.

Licensing & Memberships
  • Newfoundland and Labrador College of Social Workers
  • Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists 
  • Somatic Experiencing International 
  • Canadian Reiki Association 
  • RITMA
Licensing & Memberships
  • Newfoundland and Labrador College of Social Workers
  • Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists 
  • Somatic Experiencing International 
  • Canadian Reiki Association 
  • RITMA

Services

Are these services for you?

Are you in pain, exhausted, overwhelmed, self-critical and feeling stuck?

Has traditional therapy left you feeling frustrated – like something was missing, and needing more?

It is totally possible to Transform Your Life when you are provided with the right tools. Everyone has this innate power and wisdom to become their own healer.

It’s all inside YOU!

Clinical Therapy

Critical to my unique approach is the integration of the Polyvagal Theory, ensuring you “feel safe”. This bottom-up approach is necessary to healing and begins with identifying the body’s sensations, emotions, and feelings via the mind – body connection, and the vagus nerve.

This also includes understanding coping and survival strategies acquired during stressful, frightening, or traumatic events which include fight, flight, freeze and fawn and how maladaptive behaviors and attachment styles began.

My integrated and holistic therapeutic approach utilizes various theoretical foundations, evidence based, energetic and somatic practices that seek to embody emotions and affect neuroplasticity.

I work compassionately with you, to gently assist you in recognizing and eliminating fear, limiting beliefs, and unconscious patterns of self-abandonment, and sabotage to reveal all that no longer serves you.

My approach centers on moving people away from the mind – the ego and over thinking and into their bodies to their own inner truth and wisdom. Allowing for the creation of trust, clarity, confidence, self-compassion, and healing.

Empowering you to create the life you truly deserve, taking you from where you are to where you want to be and to who you really are.

Rahanni Celestial Healing

Rahanni means “Of One Heart”.

Rahanni is a gentle, yet effective energy therapy that heals very deeply and helps with healing from fear and negativity, calming the racing mind, allowing you to live in the present moment.

And… to change the way we think, is the beginning of all healing.

Any person suffering from mental and emotional pain can be greatly helped by Rahanni. Since the mind, body and spirit are considered one, past trauma and hurt often get stored in the physical body, resulting in chronic physical pain more especially in the back and knees.

Rahanni works on a higher vibration and a deeper level than any other healing modality of this time and when people let go, forgiveness takes place opening them up to truth, love and compassion, allowing inner peace.

Rahanni is suitable for everyone, including children.

Reiki

I am a Reiki Master trained in the Usui method.

Reiki (ray-key) is a multi-faceted spiritual energy that can be used to help people with meditation practices, spiritual growth, healing relationships, manifestation of goals and activating the Divine healing power within all living beings. 

Our physical body is alive because of the “Life Force Energy” that is flowing through it. If our Life Force is low or blocked, it affects our wellbeing and personal health. Reiki is an energy that works on the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual level. The technique increases one’s Life Force Energy that brings the body back into balance promoting a healthier life.

The knowledge of an invisible energy that flows through all living things has been part of the wisdom of many cultures for thousands of years. The existence of Life Force Energy has even been documented by scientific experiments. Medical doctors are now looking at the role Reiki plays in the functioning of the immune system and the healing process.

Unity Field Healing

Unity Field Healing (UFH) is a new and futuristic Energy Medicine modality that supports healing and “bio-spiritual” transformation that deepens and strengthens our innate connection to heal and transform.

Traditional energy therapies work to clear energy blockages. However, UFH works through the quantum field of energy of your personal DNA and uses a quantum field light template to re-calibrate an alignment to your deeper healing potential and personal evolution.

UFH is comprised of three unique sessions:

Session 1 is a “Self-Attunement” to bridge and strengthen the alignment with your own quantum DNA axis and spiritual DNA blueprint.

Session 2 is called “Unity Field Healing Template Attunement”. This provides a personal attunement to the UFH Template and is deeply restorative.

Session 3 is titled “Unity Field Healing – Targeted Intentional Support”. This session is aligned with a specific “personal intention” such as a specific issue in your life that requires healing attention.

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a light-touch bodywork modality that is non-invasive.

CST seeks to release and relieve tension in the bones of the head, sacrum (lower back), and spinal column, known as the craniosacral system – by using gentle hand and finger pressure. This helps to remove blockages from the normal flow of the system and releases tensions deep in the body. Thus, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the central nervous system can then be normalized and its functioning is improved.

CST has been shown to relieve pain and dysfunction as well as improve many other systems of the body, such as digestive, musculoskeletal, respiratory, circulatory, and physical components related to somatic conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress, depression, and anxiety.

By freeing the central nervous system to perform at its optimum, CST naturally eliminates pain and stress, strengthens your resistance to disease, and improves whole-body health. It can create dramatic life improvements to enhance the body’s ability to heal.

The Work

This process of self-inquiry looks at our thoughts and beliefs compared to our life situations. Through this process we see those thoughts – beLIEfs are relatively powerless unless we believe them to be true and unconsciously attach to them.

This allows us to see that we no longer have to believe our painful thoughts that keep us stuck in emotional suffering, judgment, self-defeating, and destructive behaviors often for years.

Simply put, we can end our patterns, be more authentic, and see who we truly are when we can access our own inner peace.

“As long as you think that the cause of your problem is “out there”- as long as you think that anyone or anything is responsible for your suffering – the situation is hopeless. It means that you are forever in the role of victim, that you’re suffering in paradise.” – Byron Katie

Somatic Experiencing®

(In Training)

Developed by Peter Levine, PhD, Somatic Experiencing® (SE) is a therapeutic approach whereby somatic (meaning “of the body”) experiencing is based on the understanding that stressful and traumatic experiences can cause nervous system dysregulation and an inability to fully process and resolve these experiences.

SE gently aids clients to tune into their physical body sensations to develop and increase the tolerance of difficult and suppressed emotions and the awareness of high levels of nervous system arousal. SE also helps address the physical and psychological symptoms of trauma and other mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and grief.

SE builds capacity for the body to reconnect with its own innate healing responses thus releasing trapped emotional pain and trauma in the body. This allows the body to move into regulation and into the deeper truths of the experience – what Dr. Levine calls “the emergence of the inner mystic and ultimate healing”.

Essential Oils (EO)

Young Living® essential oils are incorporated into session work to enhance the therapeutic benefits, if you so choose.

Aromatherapy has been used for centuries and works with the higher frequencies and vibrations of the earth as they are concentrated plant extracts that provide healing resonance with our emotional and spiritual bodies.

When EO are inhaled, they provide significant benefits because our olfactory sense directly affects the amygdala – part of the limbic system in the brain responsible for emotional release and memory.

Thus, EO can offer profound physiological changes and psychological healing benefits.

Session Fees

Fees are based on recommendations of customary charges and representative of applicable professional associations fees relative to the area of treatment.

Please read the Booking & Cancellation Policy before booking a session with Arlene.

60-Minute Individual Sessions

$150

90-Minute Individual Sessions

$175

60-Minute Family/Couple
(Therapy Only*)

$200

90-Minute Family/Couple
(Therapy Only*)

$230

  • 60-Minute Individual Sessions

$150.00

  • 90-Minute Individual Sessions

$175.00

  • 60-Minute Family/Couple – Therapy Only*

$200.00

  • 90-Minute Family/Couple – Therapy Only*

$230.00

(*) Family and couple sessions are offered only for clinical therapy sessions. For all other services, only individual sessions are available.

Insurance Coverage

The Healing Centre – Transform Your Life is pleased to hold EAP/EFAP contracts and accept insurance plans with the following:

  • Alberta Blue Cross
  • Canada Life/Great-West Life
  • Department of National Defense
  • Green Shield Canada
  • Manulife
  • Medavie Blue Cross
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • SunLife
  • Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Workplace NL
  • Life Works and Morneau Shepell
  • Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB)

 

Please note this list is not exhaustive. Kindly check with your insurance company and EAP/EFAP programs to determine if sessions are covered under your plan and if there are any special requirements such as a physician referral.

Client Testimonials

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