Cindy is the Director of Hobart Breathing Space.
She has worked in Hobart since 1997 as a Body Centred Counsellor and teacher, Breathwork Practitioner and teacher, Inner Guide, Group Facilitator, Healer and Artist.
Cindy is a heartful and compassionate practitioner, currently offering Breathwork and Body Centred Counselling sessions for individuals and couples.
"The guiding light of all my work is the knowing that we are all exactly who we are meant to be, that our work is to uncover the truth of who we already are, to undo and heal the damage that gets in the way of that, and to unlearn who we've been taught to be.
I have been gifted with a great love of human-ness. So each time I sit with another human being in their inner work, I am privileged to be allowed access to more of what makes us tick - what gives us joy, what hurts, how we handle our pain, how we heal and how we come back to our wholeness. I offer my knowing about the stuff of being human, given to me by thousands of hours of being present to thousands of ordinary and extraordinary human stories.
I have learned that we can open to change when we feel safe. If we feel threatened, unloved or unheard, we shut down. Our survival instinct takes over and we become defensive. So my passion is to be a compassionate guide."
See Journey to the Heart for more information on Cindy, her qualifications and her work.
Contact Cindy on 0429 167 480
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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Julie has been a dedicated practitioner of Gita style yoga for the past 12 years under the tutelage of Lynn Romeo, senior teacher in the Gita tradition. She has recently deepened and extended her knowledge and practice by completing the Gold Diploma of Teaching with Gita International in Melbourne.
The Gold Diploma is fully recognised by Yoga Australia, the overarching body for yoga teachers, and the course includes over 900 hours of input, teaching practise, and supervised experience in addition to personal classes.
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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