About Me

Helena Swanström

I’m Here To Support You.

My Background

I’m a Cardiology nurse from Sweden with 30 years experience of working with people. Apart from nursing in Sweden and Norway, I also worked as a manager, project leader and educator in the province of Östergötland in Sweden. After many years of working with people who suffered from different physical health issues, I got more and more interested in supporting people in their own healing journey, focusing on the wholeness of our being when we also include our mental and spiritual health.

Starting with myself I began a transformative journey doing an 18 months training in Sweden called “Training for life”. It was a self-explorative training which gave me several tools and new insights about myself.

My main interests and focus are in personal growth. I’ve discovered that different traumas might stand in the way for people to live their life fully, and unreleased tensions and stress can lead to larger mental and physical health concerns.

My Approach & Philosophy

As a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner (SE™Practitioner) I have learnt to trust the bodys capacity to self regulate. By increased body awareness and the exploration of the language of the nervous system, the body can release stored tensions and recover from stress and trauma.

Most people who contact me have heard about SE™ and are curious about working in a more somatic way. I also get referrals from body workers like osteopaths or acupuncturists, who have noticed that their clients have difficulties when being touched. They might brace, get numb and find it very hard to receive the treatment. By using the tool of SE™ the client gets supported in renegotiating the traumatic event and can move towards bigger self-regulation and therefore grow his/her capacity. For more info about Somatic Experiencing® follow this link.

Some issues and traumas might not even belong to you….it might have started generations ago, or somewhere else in your family system when some things are not in balance.
Follow this link to read more about how I work with Family Constellations.

I lived and practiced in Canada for 7 years and it’s also there I’ve done some of my trainings. I first started my private practice in Montreal and a couple of years later, when moving to the Eastern Townships, I also opened my second practice in North Hatley.

As of May 2023 I’m back in Linköping, Sweden and I am happy to welcome you for sessions either online or in-person at Lilla Kliniken!



Education and Trainings

Relevant Education
Transforming the Experienced Brain® (TEB); Austin Attachment and Counseling Centre 2020-2021
Somatic Experiencing®; SEI (Somatic Experiencing® International) Montreal and Ottawa 2018-2020
Family Constellation; Hellinger Learning Centre of Eastern Canada, Montreal 2016-2018
General Nursing; Linkoping University Hospital Sweden 1990-1992


Continuing Education

Star Sapphire Energywork P1
Moumina Jeff, Amar Leela and Safar, Osho Risk Denmark 


Eye Of The Needle 1+2 (EOTN) Dave Berger, Saskatoon, Canada


Mark Wolynn; Inherited Family Trauma , New York 

NICABM (National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine):
Trauma and Memory
How to work with clients that are stuck
How to work with clients who struggle with an inner critic
Why the Vagal System holds the key to the treatment of Trauma
Berthold Ulshamer:
Solve your inner conflicts
Resmaa Manakem:
Racialized Trauma and Cultural Somatic Body
Diane Pool Heller:
Healing Sexual Trauma (with Peter A. Levine)
Nurturing Resilience during a traumatic crisis
Strategies to Address the Interplay Between shock and Developmental Trauma (with Peter A. Levine)
Peter A. Levine:
Making the invisible visible; a Trauma Healing Journey from Hauntings to Wholeness
Masterclass; How to work with people post Covid syndrome
Raja Selvam:
Pre and Perinatal Trauma Course
Judy Wilkins Smith; Money DNA

Get In Touch

Contact Form Demo (#2)




Lilla Kliniken; St Larsgatan 9 
582 24 Linköping Sweden


Mon - Fri: 9am - 6 pm
Weekends: closed



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