Coalescence - Mind & Body
Founded by Laurie C. Gaudimier, PhD Doctorate in Biomedicine from Fribourg University (Switzerland), Coalescence offers a unique stress management approach, based on the fusion of body and mind therapies. Through acknowledging the individual as a whole, Coalescence works with the science, the « bio-individuality » and the needs of each patient. Healing is considerably optimized with increased awareness, because better understanding leads to better care…
Who is Laurie C. Gaudimier ?
Motivated by a deep need to understand and heal diseases, Laurie received her PhD in Immunology in 2005. She further specialized in neurosciences and studied Neuroplasticity, our brain’s capability to learn and evolve lifelong.
Her daily Yoga and meditation practice has considerably helped her realize that all is within, and healing can only happen in a body in harmony. This approach naturally took her toward the path of Nutrition in 2013 (Institute of Integrative Nutrition diploma, 2013), then to Biofeedback and Neurofeedback (Swiss Institute for Neurofeedback and Biofeedback diploma Institut Suisse I-NFBF, 2015). Also a teacher in Basel and Geneva Universities, Laurie particularly enjoys sharing and transmitting knowledge on a creative didactical manner.
In 2015, she founded Coalescence, a private holistic practice for the body and the mind, based on self-knowledge and self-regulation.
Laurie C. Gaudimier
Biofeedback is a drug-free, computer-assisted therapy, which encourages self-awareness and physiological auto-regulation. Our autonomous nervous system relies on two main branches: an activating one (the sympathetic system) and a calming one (the parasympathetic system). Of course, both are needed for our biological balance. However, chronic stress and emotional rollercoaster pull the system towards an hyper-activated state, often leading to superficial breathing, cardiac weaknesses, digestive issues, excess sweating and hot flashes, muscle pain and many more… Such troubles are directly mirroring our psychic and emotional imbalances.
Biofeedback guides us through full awareness and subsequent regulation of our own physiology thanks to a real-time visual and/or audio feedback. In the long term, biofeedback changes our “resilience” to stress, e.g. our capability to bounce back after life overwhelming challenges.
Coalescence also works with Heart Rate Variability, a trainable state of synchrony between our cardiac and respiratory rhythms, bringing us a deep feeling of serenity and wellness.
Lastly, Coalescence uses Hematoencephalography (HEG), a modality that allows, through the sole patient’s concentration, a better vascularization of the frontal lobes involved in attention and emotional regulation.
Biofeedback and nutritional balance
We are not only “what we eat”, but “How we eat“. Nutrition counselling goes beyond food: it encompasses stress and emotion management and mindfulness teaching.
Coalescence uses Biofeedback in a specialized holistic nutrition program aiming at weight loss, craving control and overall energy level increase. Thanks to regular follow-ups, a strong focus on relaxation and mindfulness, and straightforward goals, the patient quickly develops conscious awareness of his/her imbalances and ultimately, a better self-esteem.
Other biofeedback applications
> Migraines and chronic pain
> Sleeping disorders
> Emotional regulation
> Pre/postpartum stress
> Peak performance
> Exam preparation
Neurofeedback is a sister therapy of Biofeedback, dealing with awareness and regulation of brainwaves. During an initial evaluation session, different brain regions are measured by Electroencéphalogramme (EEG). Thanks to neuroscientific knowledge, such recordings allow to precisely highlight deficiencies such as: emotional traumas, attention and learning deficits, stress, sleeping issues, concentration troubles, confusion, depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders.
During Neurofeedback subsequent sessions, patients learn to self-regulate through real-time audio and/or video feedback. The brain quickly understands the training via “operant conditioning” and re-educate its own dysfunctions without cognitive effort. The only task of the patient during training is to relax, and “let the brain drive”. No electrical current is administered at any point. Therefore, this therapy is safe for adults and children over 8, as well as during pregnancy.
Particularly convincing data have been recently obtained with hyperactive children and, since 2012, The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends Neurofeedback as one of the most efficient drug-free therapies for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
> Attention deficit/hyperactive disorders
> Anxiety and obsessional-compulsive syndromes
> Cognitive inefficiency (learning deficits, memory loss, concentration issues)
> Depressive states and mood swings
Craniosacral Therapy, also known as cranial osteopathy, is a gentle manual treatment of the cranial membranes down to the spinal origin, the sacrum. It helps rebalancing the neurovegetative system and promoting the organism’s innate autoregulation capabilities. Depending on the patient’s needs, treatment might also include visceral, myofascial, lymphatic or osteoarticular techniques, always with great softness and listening of the deep tissues.
This approach suits everyone, from the newborn to the elderly and, in alternance with the other therapies proposed at Coalescence, it could respond to the specific needs of the most complex psychosomatic troubles.
> Back pain
> Chronic diseases
> Postural deficits
> Sleeping issues
> Migraines and temporomandibular syndromes (jaw pain)
> Colitis and plagiocephaly of the newborn
> Digestive issues
Tarifs / Prices
First session - Complete evaluation
Stress profile + EEG evaluation + Patient history
Duration : 90 min
Training session and/or treatment or coachingDuration : 60 min
First session - Complete evaluation
EEG evaluation + Health history with parents
Duration : 60 min
Training session and/or coaching
Duration : 45 min
> Sessions cancelled less than 24 hours before the appointment are due.
> Packages are possible depending on the number of necessary training sessions (estimated after the first evaluation).
> Coalescence is accredited by ASCA (www.asca.ch). Please check with your complementary insurance for specific coverage of Biofeedback (therapy 424) or Craniosacral Therapy (therapy 180).