I use different therapy, meditation and mindfulness methods in my work with you. I have had a regular meditation practice since the early 1980’s which informs my understanding of mental, emotional and physical suffering and how this may be transformed into an experience of well-being with applied awareness.
I focus on being present, mindful and responsive to you while we work, adapting to your individual needs. I also encourage you to practice a mindful approach to the issues we work on together, so that you can experiment with this outside of your therapy hour with me. It has been my experience, supported by research, that this is a beneficial way of working with many issues. Clients often report positive rewards from learning the skills of mindfulness in the context of their counselling, therapy and relationship coaching.
Mindfulness has the potential to assist you in achieving a more fulfilling life regardless of your external circumstances. The first advocates of a mindfulness approach to therapy believed it was mainly of benefit for the therapist who would be more effective if they were mindful in their therapeutic work. It was later emphasised that there was benefit for clients in learning and practicing mindfulness. Currently, what is recommended is for the therapist to be mindful in their therapeutic work while at the same time sharing mindfulness skills with their clients.
I have been fortunate to have received personal training and attended workshops and meditation retreats with the following internationally recognised teachers: Satyananda Saraswati, Geoff Dawson, Ken Wilber, Roger Walsh, Diane Hamilton, Terry Patten, Ezra Bayda and Elizabeth Hamilton, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Patrick Kearney, B. Alan Wallace, Rick Hanson, Paul Ekman, Eve Ekman and Stephen & Martine Batchelor.
If you’re not ready to book an appointment, call me on (0421) 961 687 to book a FREE 10 minute phone consultation to discuss how I may be able to assist you.