We acknowledge the traditional owners of the country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures and to the elders past and present.
Sunshine Body Balancing
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Listen Respect Connect
Mental Health Clinician and Resilience Training
As a holistic Counsellor, Ricky combines therapies for the mind, body and nervous system together, using a combination of traditional psychotherapy and non-invasive trauma-focussed body work.
Ricky uses a variety of modalities including Polyvagal Toning, Brain Spotting, Schema Therapy, ACT, Heart Rhythm Meditation and more. Ricky is interested in building resilience and helping individuals develop resources to maintain balance in our lives during difficult or stressful periods.
Trauma-informed breath work and bodywork
Charlie uses a range of different breathing techniques and exercises (including yoga and vagus nerve stretches) to facilitate relaxation and release of tension, stress and trauma in the body.
Charlie is dedicated to providing trauma-informed care, and can work with Ricky (at your request) to provide a holistic program to manage traumatic stress. See more.
Discovering the power of the breath through Conscious Connected Breathing
This type of breath work relies on conscious breathing where you are focussing solely on the breath, with no pauses between the inhale and the exhale. This is the same connected breathing that we do as babies and young children.
Gentle connected breathing allows us to release blockages from the buildup of stress and tension stored in the body. It can help you:
manage physical and emotional pain
support a deeper connection to your body
assist with energy, general wellbeing and peace of mind
Sessions are guided and take up to 2 hours.
Can be done individually, with partners, or in small groups.
Resilience can be defined as the capacity to prepare for, recover from and adapt in the face of stress, challenge or adversity.
Resilience could be compared to the amount of energy that one has stored in their inner-battery. This would be the energy that is available to use in a number of life situations; physically, mentally and emotionally.
Through the development of resilience, one’s capacity to think clearly, remain calm, and manage emotional states is greatly enhanced. Over-reacting is minimised and one is able to maintain composure even in times of affliction, tribulation, and crisis.
We specialise in the use of techniques and research from the Mindsight and HeartMath Institute.
These techniques are used by Google, Stanford Medicine, US Military and NASA to develop resilience.
Resilience Workshops can be tailored to each client and organisation.
Any life event which causes significant physical and/or emotional injury and distress, in which the person powerfully experiences being overwhelmed, helpless, or trapped, can become a traumatic experience.
Using Brainspotting, people are able to process and reintergrate traumatic experiences non-directly allowing the bodies natural homeostasis to process the event on a subconscious level both physically and mentally.