We acknowledge the Gubbi Gubbi people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Sunshine Body Balancing
Mental Health Resilience
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Practitioners and Modalities
Mental Health Clinician, Resilience Trainer and Brainspotting Therapist
Ricky is an advocate for increasing awareness of mental health issues and building personal and community resilience.
He has previously worked as a Mental Health Clinician at a Rehabilitation Centre on the Sunshine Coast, Bower Place Clinic in Adelaide, and as a Complex Needs Case Manager collaborating with the Department of Mental Health in Canberra.
Resilience Trainer, Brainspotting Therapist, Breathwork facilitator
Charlie is dedicated to providing trauma-informed care and builds holistic programs to manage traumatic stress using a range of breathing techniques and exercises to facilitate relaxation and release of tension, stress and trauma in the body.
She has 15 years experience with managing chronic pain and is driven by the desire to improve the quality of life for those who suffer from chronic illnesses.
Discovering the power of the breath through Conscious Connected Breathing.
Gentle connected breathing allows us to release the buildup of stress and tension stored in the body. It can help you:
manage physical and emotional pain
assist with energy, general wellbeing and peace of mind
support a deeper connection to your body
Sessions are guided and take up to 2 hours and 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 reintegrate traumatic experiences non-directly, allowing the body to process the event/s on a subconscious level.
Brainspotting is a more advanced version of Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), and does not require you to bring up or discuss traumatic events for it to work. EMDR generally takes 10 sessions, whereas Brainspotting usually only takes 2 - 3 sessions to achieve the same results.