The path I have walked has been multi coloured. An incredibly challenging childhood and life journey has landed me in this moment and I wouldn’t change a single thing. It has become clear to me that all of us are on the greatest journey - to know ourselves deeply and to feel at home in the skin we are in.
We grow constantly, and can move closer to this with every challenge and experience we face. Through a lifetime of self discovery, I bring a wealth of hands on life experience to my work. Leading with love, patience and understanding, I motivate an authentic self love in others, always with open arms and a hand to hold through the journey of unexplored terrain. An individuals journey of self discovery, belonging and deep self love are my deepest passions. It is my humble honour to aid this journey in somebody’s life. Once you accept who you are, you become undeniable to yourself and those that you meet. For those seeking facts - my background spans more than 20 years in Childhood Education, Social Work and Leadership. It has been an extraordinarily rewarding path.
Today I work in the Mental Health Sector as an acute recovery specialist and leader within my community. I feel extremely fortunate to be a valuable part of the psychological and educational development of both adults and young people in my community, whilst also supporting the social, emotional and energetic journey of my peers. The past 18 years supporting, mentoring and volunteering with teens, adults and community has been a transformational experience.
Guiding these people to envision and execute their goals, cultivate self love and acceptance in an explorative environment has been a privilege. This includes work with The Smith Family as a Teen Mentor and Queensland Support Ambassador for the Australian Alopecia Foundation. I am so deeply grateful to contribute to humanity in such a rewarding way- sharing what I have learnt and experienced to help others. All of this work led me to deepen the energetic journey we are also taking in this life (on purpose or not)! My personal experience was nothing short of dark, challenging and painful. Yet equally ecstatic, rewarding and enriching. I have explored many modalities and teachings in my 43 years.
The one all encompassing truth I learned was how we place more importance on the mind over the body in our culture.
It has become undeniably clear to me through my own experiences and overcoming that the body is where we hold our trapped unfelt emotion and trauma - in a physical form. There isn’t a single experience that we have as human beings that doesn’t touch the body and mind equally, yet we rarely explore our body for emotional or mental healing. It is when we combine both movement and mindset that we can deeply transform our lives. With an authentic foundation of self love and self acceptance everything grows. With this support and acceptance of community there comes a deep sense of belonging.
Through movement and dance we can shift the inner most beliefs and patterns within us. My teacher training and dance study has been with the founder of Kundalini Alchemical Dance, Leyolah Antara and I am currently studying Somatic Movement/Dance Therapy, Psychosomatic Therapy and Trauma Sensitive Yoga and am honoured to offer this powerful practise of medicinal movement and to be developing and deepening my work daily. This work has had a life altering impact on me and I am excited for this practice to inspire as many lives as it can. It is such a fun, self expressive and deep journey!
May our dance begin!
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