Michelle believes that healing and self-awareness not only come from insight gained in understanding and talking about ones’ issues, but it also comes from a deeper physical level in the body where acceptance, resolution and integration can occur.
Holding a degree in Counselling, a qualified yoga teacher, and having over 10 years’ experience case managing families, individuals and youth on a vast range of complex social issues, Michelle offers an alternative healing approach. Michelle specialises in healing for issues such as long and short-term trauma, including sexual trauma, loss and grief, relationship issues, life transitions and mental health issues through one-on-one counselling as well as through a physical yoga therapy approach.
Her counselling style is an integrative, client-centred approach, drawing from different modalities including Solution-Focused, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, C.B.T, Psychodynamic and Gestalt Therapy.
Her yoga therapy aspect encourages clients to safely explore and tap into suppressed unconscious emotions, working on an energetic level to move and release energy blockages in the body. This is achieved through linking the body, mind and breath with restorative yoga poses and lead meditation. Michelle can provide physical and emotional healing through exploring, accepting and letting go of fears, anxieties and suffering.
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Michelle is a qualified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT Accredited) specialising in Mental Health, having studied with the internationally renowned Minded Institute and subsequently joining the team as a Supervisor on the 550 hour Professional Certificate in Yoga Therapy Teacher Training.
Through her organisation the Mind.Yoga.Science.Therapy Institute and Charity (The MYST.IC), Michelle offers specialised courses to those experiencing a variety of mental health and related physical health conditions and delivers CPD trainings in Yoga Therapy for Mental Health to Yoga Teachers, GP.s, Psychologists, Clinicians and other Healthcare Professionals.
Through her own recovery from a debilitating anxiety and panic disorder and subsequent depression and OCD, Michelle guides her students through their own healing from a place of personal experience and professional expertise.
The unique and highly specialised approach to the treatment of mental health conditions offered involves a specific combination of yoga postures (asana), breathwork (pranayama), mindfulness, meditation, eastern and western philosophy, neuroscience, psychotherapeutic holding and psychoeducation.
Michelle’s caring and compassionate personality lends itself perfectly to students who are unsure or unfamiliar with this treatment modality, including those who have never practised yoga before.
Yoga Therapy is offered in one to one private sessions or small group classes and courses.
Michelle’s areas of expertise include Yoga Therapy for:
- Panic Attacks
- Trauma and PTSD
- Stress (and stress related conditions e.g. IBS)
- Eating Disorders
For more information visit: www.themystic.com.au
Janice has been a Holistic Remedial therapist for 23 years achieving various certificates and Diplomas covering many modalities; Reiki 1 & 2 certificates, Relaxation and Remedial Massage Diploma, Reflexology Diploma, Cranio Sacral Certificate 1 & 2. Trigger point, Aromatherapy, Hot Stone, Lomi Lomi, Indian head massage, Baby and pregnancy massage. Janice’s passion and focus is on the energy aspect of treatments, working with the subtle body, watching how the body unwinds and softens when supported in the correct way. There is an element of trust that has to be obtained and isn’t something that can easily be accessed. It’s something that has to be respected by both practitioner and client and can take time.
Janice has been a devoted Ashtanga Yoga student since 2010, practicing under her beloved Ashtanga Yoga series 2 KPYJ certified teacher Dan Fanthorpe, before stepping into an assisting role with her present teacher Josh Pryor. Janice loves the traditional approach to yoga, believing that the only way out, is in. Janice believes in the body’s ability to heal itself when supported in the correct way. This is something that can be achieved both on and off the yoga mat. Yoga can form part of the process into learning how the mind can create instability in the body and vice versa. Janice likes to combine all her knowledge and experience when building a treatment plan, believing no 2 people are the same. There is no one size fits all, for we are organic not robotic (well not yet anyways) !
The world acts like a mirror, only when we care to look can we truly undo that which we don’t know.
As a student of Ashtanga yoga and a Remedial therapist Janice believes you never stop learning as long as you are always asking questions. She consistently researches, reads and embarks on workshops to keep adding to her ever expanding bag of tools. Being a member of the ATMS, Australian Traditional Medicine Society requires ongoing education and study yearly. This year, 2019 modalities will be Facial reflexology, cupping therapy and Yoga teacher training.
You can contact Janice via FB Holistic Hands or direct 0417422210