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My Approach

This integrative holistic care is inclusive of your life story and the body you live in, and your spirituality. Providing person-centred body-oriented therapy, which focuses on your unique needs and goals, moving at the right pace for you.

In today's world, the focus of psychological support often involves the retelling of the story of our past, though frequently without addressing the physiological imbalances our life leaves in its wake. Yet the body is also a powerful storehouse of unconscious wisdom and can tell us about how you live and respond in life.

 

As much as possible, this approach is collaborative and experiential, utilising mindful awareness, listening, therapeutic movement & touch, creativity, ritual, and reflection to calibrate all the parts of you. 


Mindfulness-based somatic psychotherapy highly influences Nat's approach as well as affective neuroscience, neurophysiology, and incarnational and embodied theology, all within trauma-informed care. These systems of knowing our humanity help us better understand ourselves in response to life and its stressors, inviting us to be more self-aware, grounded, and clear-minded, and live with ease. 

This work's values of Non-Violence and Hospitality were embedded through significant years of working in private healthcare, training in Hakomi Psychotherapy and integrating principles into work and life experience. Working from embodied values & within principles requires respect, sensitivity, and presence, which naturally leads to encountering meaningful experiences (and often spiritual experiences), bringing a solid foundation of curiosity and vulnerability. 

 

Spirituality, faith, beliefs, and world views are intrinsically personal. Nat's experience in clinical pastoral practice covered an extensive range of philosophical and theological perspectives. She accesses those understandings to hold your spirituality and beliefs in the highest esteem.  

 

Do you have to be spiritual, religious, or 'believe' to access care? No, people of all faiths and none are welcome. 

Additionally, Natalie coordinates and provides non-religious Ceremonies and Rituals and Integrative Reflective Practice experiences for clinical and non-clinical caregivers.

Natalie is a registered member of Association of Clinical Pastoral Education Western Australia, International Institute of complementary Therapists, Healing Touch Western Australia, and Australian Foundation of Healing Touch. She values working together with individuals, healthcare and clinical professionals, wellness providers, educators, and allied health professionals to offer collaborative care.

 

Natalie welcomes all who desire greater awareness and understanding of the body’s response to grief and stress.

  

 

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