Lisa Brown B Psych (Hons), IYTA Diploma of Yoga Teaching, Cert IV in Training, MAPS
is a Registered Psychologist in private practice.
Lisa has a special interest in the area of health, prevention and wellbeing that merges with a personal interest in yoga and meditation. Much of the work in the area of chronic health and wellbeing is informed by research in the area of Integrative Medicine, with the seeds of this science being traced back to the groundbreaking work of Jon Kabat-Zinn and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
As well as working in private practice, Lisa is a trained teacher in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and has participated in the 7 Day Mind Body Medicine Retreat with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli, and completed the Professional MBSR Practicum with Timothea Goddard and Bob Stahl, as well as the Teacher Development Intensive in Europe with Florence Meleo-Myer and Melissa Blacker from the Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine and Health Care.
In private practice, Lisa uses mindfulness-based and other therapies in working individually with clients, and runs regular Trauma Yoga classes and workshops.
Lisa is registered to provide individual sessions through Medicare, Victims Services, WorkCover, and various EAP providers.
Lynda Melville BA (Hons) MClinPsych MAPS is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice.
Lynda has worked in a variety of mental health, rehabilitation, organisational and academic settings over the past twenty years.
Lynda has a long-term interest in meditation and for the past ten years has been integrating a mindfulness approach with cognitive-behavioural therapy in her clinical practice.
She has participated in many training courses – including the 7 day Mind Body Medicine Retreat with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli and completed the Professional Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction/Cognitive Therapy Practicum with Timothea Goddard and Dr Maura Kenny.
Lynda is passionate about sharing the possibilities of increased self-awareness, connectedness and the approach to suffering that mindfulness offers.
Wendy has been teaching yoga and mindfulness practice for over ten years. She is a qualified MBSR teacher and has a dedicated personal practice. Wendy has been teaching and encouraging mindfulness in many different contexts – classes, retreats and conferences – with celebrants, writers, teachers, children, yoga students and in the wider community
Beth Wrigley has Indigenous heritage with the Darug people of the Sydney area. She is a Registered Nurse and has worked in Health and Human Services for many years. Her experience includes working in service co-ordination for with People with Disabilities, Community Aged Care, Out of Home Care, mentoring adolescents with complex needs, and program development and implementation in diversional and recreational therapies.
Beth holds a Masters of Indigenous Studies (Trauma & Healing). She is currently engaged in community development work and also teaches in the Nursing Faculty at Southern Cross University. Her passion is working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds in an approach based in deep respect and reciprocity.
Integrating Indigenous cultural processes through education and healing, brings about a model of facilitation which includes; circle and story work, deep listening, mindfulness practices, and creative and expressive processes – enhancing both the individual and the group experience.
This model translates into further action within a model of service provision known as Trauma-Informed Care. Individuals who have experienced trauma present to health services with a wide range of physical, mental and emotional symptoms. Many of these symptoms have their origins in trauma experiences. Consideration of the impact of trauma, and the implementation of these supportive practices is a critical response to service provision for people across Cultures.