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Lisa Brown B Psych (Hons), IYTA Diploma of Yoga Teaching, AABCAP 

Lisa is a Registered Psychologist, Yoga Teacher (IYTA), Certified Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Teacher (Brown University, USA) and trained Mindful Self-Compassion facilitator. She is an Adjunct Lecturer at Charles Sturt University where she has taught mindfulness and retreats for post-graduate students, and has an interest in the conjunction of western science, buddhadharma and earth-based wisdom traditions in health, healing and trauma recovery. Lisa is also currently a student of the Insight Meditation Dharma Teacher Training Programme in Australia. Her interest in the area of health, prevention and wellbeing merge with a personal practice of yoga and meditation established over 20 years.

As well as working in private practice, Lisa facilitates  Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Mindful Self-Compassion and Yoga for Trauma Recovery Groups. She was incredibly fortunate to participate in a 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, and is a Certified MBSR Teacher through Brown University, USA.

In private practice, Lisa integrates mindfulness-based and other therapies in working individually with clients.

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_melvilleLynda 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 Haynes 

Photo Wendy Haynes resziWendy 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

Beth Wrigley has Indigenous heritage with the Darug people of the Sydney area. She is a Registered Nurse and has worked in HBeth Wrigleyealth 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.