Counselling and Support for Women
As women living in a world where so much value is placed on how busy we are, how we look, success & material possession, it is important we remember our innate value, worthiness and wholeness. It can be easy to lose sight of this when we are focused on tending to our families, friends, co-workers and community. When was the last time you prioritised yourself?
As women, we have so much to give. We are inherently the nurturers and healers, community connectors and safe havens for our families and community but too often we give all to those around us without prioritising our own needs, boundaries, dreams, and happiness.
This leaves us feeling overwhelmed, undervalued and struggling to find a place of ease or contentment in our lives.
What if your inner voice spoke with kindness and compassion instead of anxiety and criticism?
Imagine stepping into who you were born to be, accepting and embracing your value, your power, your wholeness and wellbeing?
Often times women who have a history of trauma find this almost impossible.
I am passionate about understanding the neurobiology of trauma and how it shapes and affects the mind, body and soul and using that knowledge to provide a safe healing space for women.
Do you believe you are:
Worthy of having your needs met.
Worthy of being seen, heard, honoured, and understood.
Worthy of loving, compassionate, safe, soul-enriching connections.
Worthy to be your own person apart from societies expectations & family obligations, free to thrive and live with peace and ease.
If not let me help you!
When women and mothers feel supported, nurtured and fulfilled, everyone benefits.
Do you feel connected to yourself in a compassionate and nurturing sense.
Do you feel an innate sense of purpose in your day to day life?
Do you struggle to unwind and relax or find yourself caught up in worry or negative self talk?
Have you experienced hurt or trauma in the past and have struggled to find a safe place or modality to heal?
Are you suffering from chronic illness and/or pain and need help finding moments of ease in your day?
iRest® Yoga Nidra is a beautiful and gentle but powerfully restorative heart centred practice that can help you.
It is an evidence-based transformative practice that leads to psychological, physical, and spiritual healing and well-being.
Its practice is integrative as it heals the various unresolved issues and traumas that are present in your body and mind, and restorative as it enables you to recognize your innate peace of mind that is always present amidst all changing circumstances of life.
The practice provides you with tools to help you relax deeply, release stress, increase resiliency, improve your interpersonal relationships and provide you with greater mastery and control in your life.
People who practice iRest Yoga Nidra report:
• Reduced depression, fear and anxiety
• Greater ability to relax and enjoy life
• Reduced insomnia and levels of stress
• Improved interpersonal relations
• Reduced chronic and acute pain
• Increased inner peace and well-being.
iRest can be practiced casually throughout the week or you can dive deeper with a 6 or 8 week course.
For course locations and casual drop in sessions pop on over to my Facebook page @heartcentredminds
As parents, we are often multitasking & stretched in so many directions.
We often find ourselves unable to clear our minds and unwind.
And we find ourselves reacting to situations and people including our children
in ways that we may regret.
Research has shown that multitasking actually switches on our stress response.
Living with constant stress and overwhelm affects so many areas of our life
including our health and how we parent our children.
Mindfulness improves our brain function and wellbeing. It increases our stress threshold and improves resilience, Increases positive thinking, feelings, and emotions & improves our working memory. It allows us the space to respond rather than react.
If you are a new mum and struggling with postpartum depression or need some extra TLC I am able to come to your home and deliver individual sessions with you. It's not uncommon for new mothers to feel overwhelmed as they adapt to the myriad of changes that becoming a mother requires.
You might be struggling to come to terms with your birth experience, confused by all the well-meaning advice about babies & breastfeeding, nappies, and settling techniques, or just overwhelmed by the love and protective instincts you are feeling towards your baby.
A mindful practice can really make a difference in this precious phase. Not only can it ease any stress, strain and overwhelm you may be feeling, it can also build your attachment, and build in a greater joy and a sense of wellbeing.
Northern Beaches, Hornsby Heights and Upper North Shore
*Home visit prices available on request.
**Gift vouchers are available.