By all accounts we are a nation in crisis – the statistics are beyond alarming: 45% of Australians will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime; 6 Australian’s per day commit suicide with another 30 people attempting per day; and 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men experience domestic violence. Add to this that the world health organisation has listed burn out as a growing concern.
Considering Emotional, Physical, Cultural, Spiritual, Earth Connection And Relationship Aspects. Strong Empowered People Are Pivotal In Encouraging Inner Strength In Their Children, Grandchildren And Partners.
The Ethos Of Warida Wholistic Wellness Approaches Wellness From This Viewpoint; Including:
– Our Connection With Each Other, gudu-guduwa (coming together)
– Awareness And Exploration Of Our Inner World
– Our Connection With Country / Earth
– Wayapa Earth-Based Connection From Australian Indigenous Wisdom
– Experiential And Therapeutic Relationship With Horses in an ethical and honouring way.
– Our Groundedness Through An Indigenous Spiritual Perspective Of Warida (Wedge-Tailed Eagle In Our Badimaya / Badimia Language)
show what underpins everything that we do – our ethos for being.
We are honest, open and ethical. This is the cornerstone of who we are.
We are passionate about everything we do, including mentoring other businesses and sharing our knowledge.
Indigenous cultural safety, competency and the importance of connection to country underpins everything we do. We live “gudu-guduwa” (coming together).
We are avid learners and invest time and resources to keep up to date with new services, techniques and research to better service our communities.
We walk alongside our clients, helping them connect with their inner fire and Country as part of their healing process. We believe experiences are not something to be “fixed” but embraced.
We embrace differences but we also believe that we have a lot to give as an Indigenous social enterprise.
We believe in pushing boundaries and having the courage to tackle any challenges.
I am fiercely passionate about supporting and empowering people to heal their own disconnection
As a strong Badimaya woman, I feel very deeply about facilitating change through unique, culturally safe, holistic and trauma-informed services.
As a qualified Transformational Coach operating at an International level, a Trauma-Informed Counsellor; Horse Archery Instructor; culturally competent practitioner , Wayapa Wuurrk practitioner , and a certified Equine Assisted / Animal Assisted Psychotherapist (EPI Model) operating at a national Level; I am passionate about empowering people to explore, embrace and reconnect with their inner fire, and ultimately heal their disconnection.
This drive has come from wanting to break the trauma cycle for myself, my amazing children and their future children. I have found the courage to process my own trauma experiences as well as spending time understanding and reflecting on who I am at my core and my connection to country.
It is because of my own journey, I feel that there is an urgent need for change that has the potential to have a ripple on effect throughout our communities. By assisting individuals, communities and workplaces to mentally strengthen themselves and break through their own self-limiting beliefs, it has the potential to break through intergenerational trauma, disconnection and disempowerment.
Strong empowered people are pivotal in encouraging inner strength in their children, grandchildren and partners.
It is from this viewpoint, that I deliver services using proven psychological techniques, strategies, within an intuitive, integrated and culturally safe approach.
My Connection to Country and my belief that we are part of a living, breathing organism rather than being separate from informs who I am and the way I deliver my services. At all times, my Badimaya (Indigenous) and Ukrainian heritages, sense of community and holistic approach, underpin my practice.
Master (Counselling Practice)
Certification Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (Equine Psychotherapy Institute model)
Diploma (Life Coach)
Certificate (Aboriginal Narrative Practice)
Diploma (Wayapa Practice)
Post Grad. Diploma (Counselling)
Blue Knot Foundation – Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (L2) – Three Phased Approach
Cert IV Government (Contracting)
Diploma of Government (Contracting)
Bachelor of Arts (Aboriginal Studies)
Horse Archery Instructor (Level 2)
Equestrian Australia Vaulting Coach (intro)
Equestrian Australia (horse management)
Equestrian Australia (official lunger – vaulting)
Equestrian Australia Steward (vaulting)
International Federation for Equestrian Sports Vaulting Steward (Level 2)
Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)
PACFA Leadership Group of College for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Practices (CATSIHP)
Australian Counselling Association(ACA)
Australasian Association for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy & Equine Assisted Learning (AA-EAP-EAL)
Equestrian Australia (EA)
Working with Children check
National Police Check
Working with Disabled persons clearance
First Aid & CPR
It can be quite confusing when we hear terms like Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Equine Assisted Therapy, Equine Assisted Mental Health; or Equine Therapy, Equine Assisted Learning etc. This blog clarifies it further….