About Glyndie Nickerson

glyndie nickersonGlyndie Nickerson , M.A., Ph.D. is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute Faculty Member, a somatic psychotherapist and holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. She offers online consultations and sessions, and works with adults, adolescents, and children, and specializes in nervous system dysregulation due to chronic stress & trauma, attachment ruptures, chronic illness, syndromes, and creative and spiritual development. As a psychotherapist and bodyworker her work is informed by current neurophysiological research, object relations, attachment theory, Jungian, and relational psychoanalysis perspectives. Her meditation practice anchors her work. She recognizes and supports awareness of collective and personal trauma due to cultural, racial, political, sexual orientation, and gender difference as part of the healing process. community mental health in Western Massachusetts. as well as overseas with tsunami victims, domestic abuse survivors, and torture survivors in India.

Glyndie is a graduate of Kathy Kain’s touch training, former faculty of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, and a former massage therapist. Her practice is based in Northampton, Massachusetts but she also lives part-time in Kenmare, Ireland. Her doctoral research involved a three-year project working with Tibetan expolitical prisoners in Northern India exploring autonomic regulation skills and Tibetans’ own cultural healing skills. Glyndie finds listening to a different experience opens a doorway to healing dialogue.  She is presently investigating how communal drumming and rhythm build resilience in the nervous system. Glyndie has worked in community mental health in Los Angeles and Western Massachusetts, as well as  overseas.