Embodied Healing is a unique Brisbane-based psychotherapy practice that offers counselling and support to adults, couples, adolescents, children, families and organisations.
The practice offers an inclusive, supportive space to explore beliefs and behaviours, and the way we relate to others. We welcome all ages, genders and gender expressions, sexualities, and cultural backgrounds. Whatever your story, we support your metamorphosis, helping you explore your inner essence and live life to the fullest.
We offer both face-to-face therapy, and online therapy over video calls and email. You can book your appointment online, starting with a Free 15 Minute Consultation.
One on One Therapy
Available as Face-to-Face and Online Therapy
The relationship we have with ourselves is often fraught with conflict. Baggage and labels from our past may influence our feelings in adulthood. Unexpected traumas and events may leave us at an emotional crossroads.
If you are struggling with your sense of identity, or experiencing a crisis of confidence, one to one therapy can help you through it. This intensive, personal support is suitable for all kinds of issues, ranging from short-term spells of anxiety to long-term addictions and dependence. There is no right way or wrong way of doing things-the aim is simply to discover yourself and your present ways of responding. Uncovering these hidden aspects can empower new ways of being. Once we develop our self-awareness, we release ourselves from self-blame. Our actions are neither good nor bad-they are simply snapshots of our mood states at particular moments in time. As we make peace with our personal narratives, we sow the seeds of self-healing.
Honest, authentic relationships are essential for personal wellbeing.
Like anything, relationships require ongoing effort and commitment. At times, it may feel like we are drifting in different directions, or experiencing a disconnect. On other occasions, we may struggle to communicate our needs. If you identify with these feelings, relationship therapy can offer help to move forward. Our expectations for how things should be can leave us blind to the beauty in front of us. We focus on minor shortcomings at the expense of major strengths. As we enter the therapeutic space, a new sense of perspective emerges. We can express emotional conflicts while also seeing beyond them. We can accept the highs and lows without becoming attached to our conflicts. As we come to understand our motives, and our habitual ways of relating, we increase our capacity for compassion. This deepens our appreciation of the other and the intimate bonds between us.
As our primary source of support, the relationship we have with our family shapes our perceptions of others.
We watch and witness our caregivers and unconsciously adopt their habits. In time, their lenses become our own. If these perspectives are generally positive, we will function well as a unit and receive mutual support. However, if this relationship is dysfunctional, we may struggle to relate to each other. We may encounter multiple conflicts, or challenges with communication. If these issues continue to resurface, a course of family therapy can help you identify blocks, while reducing sources of conflict. Forgiveness towards self and others is a key part of this process. Instead of taking things personally, we view our issues and conflicts through multiple lenses. As we establish trust and rapport, we repair the fractures in our relationships to rebuild broken bonds.
Group therapy offers opportunities to give and receive support, while enhancing our ways of relating.
Often, our issues feel intensely personal. We may believe that we are somehow “abnormal” or unworthy of love and compassion. We may cloak ourselves in self-criticisms and fear rejection from others. As we listen to others`stories, we realise that our fears and issues are shared by multiple people. We are never alone in our struggles-we are deeply interconnected. While the sources of suffering are different, its essence remains the same. Within the group therapy context, we learn to accept advice, without perceiving it as a personal attack.
Group sizes typically range from 5-10 members, offering a broad range of views to draw from. As others recount their stories, we can uncover insights and lessons that support our growth and healing.
Navigating our way through life can feel like an uphill struggle. As men, society expects us to be strong, bold and brazen.
Any signs of emotion may be seen as marks of weakness, rather than valid forms of expression. Over time, these messages become internalised. We learn to silence our feelings and face our struggles alone. We keep our thoughts concealed rather than risking revelation. As pressure reaches its peak, the cacophony of sound around us may mute the voice within. When we gaze into the mirror, we no longer know who we are. When life gets to this point, where can we turn for help? Men`s therapy groups can provide a welcome sense of relief. Knowing we are far from alone in our thoughts is incredibly reassuring. As we share our fear with others, we break the culture of silence. We can cry, scream and express ourselves without the pressure of holding back. We can explore emotions as they arise, and unique ways of relating. We accept ourselves in the moment and offer this gift to others. In essence, the therapy space becomes our sanctuary. We discuss our deepest fears and openly voice our self-doubts. Once we are heard, held and accepted, we can offer this gift to ourselves, and enhance our relations with others.
Organisations are dynamic, evolving entities. Any shifts in the external environment impact internal dynamics.
While these changes are exciting, they can also rekindle old fears and anxiety over the prospect of change. We may worry that our skills are outdated. We may feel that workplace demands exceed our capacity to cope. In other instances, breakdowns in communication may affect our health and wellbeing. Whatever the stressors may be, our beliefs and perceptions of work impact job satisfaction. Even the most rewarding role can be overshadowed by internal conflicts, or passive-aggressive colleagues. Given the relationship between people and performance, organisational therapy provides a sense of perspective on problems. We perceive how a toxic culture contributes to workplace burnout. We understand that angry responses come from a place of fear. As we gain clarity over these factors, and their varying impacts on staff, we can create a workplace culture that supports employee well-being.