David is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist with 38 years counselling experience. This includes counselling in Hospitals, Sexual Health, Rehabilitation, Schools, Employment Assistance, community agencies and in private practice, with children, adults, couples and families.
Working as a counsellor with a trauma focus, David works with people of all ages and backgrounds. He has worked in the areas of torture, sexual abuse, domestic violence, loss and grief, critical incident management, cultural displacement, and other difficult life issues.
He believes that recovery from trauma restores a sense of dignity and justice and allows for more control over one’s life. This occurs when traumatic experiences can be transformed by a deeper understanding of the specific trauma and its consequential impacts on the body. When people are able to better manage these impacts, the mind can often heal itself.
David is able to see clients with a Mental Health Care Plan from their GP or paediatrician, who are then eligible for a rebate under Medicare.
David’s engaging and grounded approach assists clients to gain the knowledge and skills to achieve meaningful solutions to problems. Interventions are designed to make sense and make a difference.
- Strengths focused counselling
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)
- In Vivo Imaginary CBT
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Relaxation & Mindfulness training
Founder of Breathers. Licensed Body-Mind Therapist from Israel. Now based in Port Sorell, Northern Tasmania.
Certificated and well experienced in Yoga Instruction, Rebirthing-Breathwork, Reiki, Tibetan Bowl Therapy as well as Life and Health Coaching. Gilad works with individuals, couples, groups and organizations. He leads workshops around the world, using movement, breath, mindfulness and coaching for healing and empowering.
Since 2001 Gilad has been accompanying and empowering individuals, leading changes from within and helping people to improve their abilities, confidence, stability, physical and mental balance and stamina. Specialising in PTSD, anxiety, depression and self discovery.
"I am here to support you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. I truly care about my patient's well-being and aim to give the top of the line services catered to your own needs."
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Jake William (Snepvangers) is a performance coach, consultant and facilitator of personal development experiences. Jake works extensively on creating experiences for people to explore who they are and what they want to bring to the world.
Skilled in strategy and leadership development, Jake has had an extensive career in the service industry, working heavily on creating positive cultures in work places and supporting personal performance. Taking an alternative approach to development, Jake utilises his experiences in the practices of mindfulness, meditation and breathwork, to inspire a more holistic form of empowerment — an inner out approach.
Jake believes the most important point of investment necessary for global positive change is for one to better understand oneself. This is the true nature of empowerment — to come to the world as a whole human, accepting of what has been and embodying all that can be.
He is excited to support you on that journey!
Find out more here: https://theempoweredman.org/
Gita style yoga is a holistic form of Hatha yoga formulated to meet the needs of western bodies and minds. It has its roots deep in the ancient wisdom teachings but is presented within a modern scientifically and medically validated framework. Its particular focus is on soothing and recalibrating our nervous system and our endocrine system, both of which are increasingly found to be out of balance in our stressful modern world.
The yoga Julie teaches is about living from the heart as well as the head, and nourishing the inner life in order to flourish. It’s about bringing our body, mind and emotions into balance so that we can listen to our intuition and allow our inner voice to be our guide. Her aim is to help others in their quest to live more consciously and richly so that we may become more authentically the person we are truly here to be.
You are the ONLY you, the only person who can truly know what resonates and is right for you. In a Gita style class you develop at your own pace and within your own limits by learning to listen deeply to the promptings within. There is no judgement, no competition, no criticism, just a safe space to explore and nurture the self in the way that is right for YOU.
Julie is passionate about the life-enhancing nature of Gita style yoga, and will support you on your journey with empathy and compassion. She firmly believes that yoga provides a joyful opportunity for ‘a different way of being’ in the world, bringing balance, harmony and awareness to all levels of our being.
Its benefits are immeasurable and can assist in the development of:
- Better health and wellbeing
- More vitality and energy
- Less emotional reactivity and a greater sense of calm
- A quieter mind
- Stress release
- Improved immune system response
- A sense of being grounded and increased self reliance
- A deeper sense of fulfilment in life
- The confidence to live and speak your own truth
Lauren is a registered yoga teacher and Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy intern, completing her PACFA accredited training with the Metavision Institute. She works with a human-centred, process orientated approach to therapy. This is an awareness based practiced with roots in Jungian psychology and Taoism, seeking to embrace what ‘is’ happening in the present moment. As we follow what ‘is’, we expand our awareness and gain access to insights, solutions, inner wisdom and choices of action. As a process-oriented therapist, Lauren works not only with your words, but also the more subtle signals of your unconscious, using dreams, body symptoms, relationship work, movement, visualisations. Her holistic ‘mind-body-soul-environment’ approach is woven together with a background in wilderness guiding and environmental awareness, as well as hatha yoga teachings. She is currently seeking clients to fulfill required clinical hours as part of her final year of studies.
Common themes to work with include: Depression and anxiety, grief, loss and death, creativity, self-esteem and inner criticism, self-empowerment, dreams and memories, life path and choices, identity, relationship conflicts and patterns, jealousy and other ‘big’ emotions, acute and chronic body symptoms or illness, self-love.
Join Lauren for Wednesday evening hatha yoga classes at the Hobart Breathing Space, or get in touch via phone, email or the website to book a holistic therapy session.
What is Qi Gong ?
Qigong is an ancient Chinese Health discipline anchored in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Energy is developed through slow movements & walks, stretching and strengthening exercises, breathing methods, standing and seated meditation.
What is my training in Qi Gong ?
I discovered Qi Gong in France 2006 during my last year of University. I wanted to balance my mental activity, being present with a body mind practice. I met Ingrid Malenfant a renowned Qi Gong teacher (still teaching Qi Gong Students and Teachers today at 88 years of age!). I loved it from the beginning and participated in several weekly classes, discovering different forms (sets of movements). Thanks to Ingrid I had the opportunity to train with Masters coming from China, Master Hu Xiao Fei and Master Yan Li Ming.
I continued discovering Qi Gong in Paris at 'Les Temps du Corps' (Chinese Culture Center) with Master Ke Wen and Wang Yan Li. It was in 2011 that I met Master Liu Deming who initiated me into Zi Ran Qi Gong. Through him I became an accredited teacher in this system.
What are the benefits of Qi Gong ?
· Calms the mind and improves concentration.
· Releases tension and emotional distress.
· Builds flexibility and strength.
· Improves flexibility and circulation.
· Boosts immunity and energy levels.
Qi gong has enabled me to feel more grounded, open and relaxed in my daily life. Through this energy cultivation we can create more space inside and outside ourselves in order to feel free and balanced. I look forward to sharing this beautiful practise with you !
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