Supporting your journey back to yourself
My Integrative therapies that I offer are IFS Lead & Informed.
In addition to experiencing Sound Therapy, Energy Psychology & Breathwork I also use IFS as my guiding tool to help you check in with all aspects of your being and ensure there is agreement from parts who are involved in your therapeutic sessions.
IFS PARTS Work can be used as part of the integrative therapeutic process. Although slightly different to IFS Therapy sessions, It is an opportunity for you to experience parts of yourself that would like your attention and Used in conjunction with energy psychology and Embodied Creative Therapies
Integrative Therapies can offer us the chance to explore ourselves in a deeper way. It can be an opportunity for us to move through and express ourselves in a way that is grounded, supportive and in alignment with the true nature of who we are at the core of our being
Integrative Therapy allows you to experience a variety and combination of modalities that offer you a way to experience Holistic & Therapeutic Self Healing
Integrative Therapy Sessions are offered on a 1:1 basis to ensure you receive adequate support on your inward journey
I offer Sound Therapy or Breathwork sessions or embody immersions for groups of up to 3 if this is your requirements
Sound Therapy incorporates the use of a variety of Sound Instruments and musical instrument to support a person bring their body back to a state of balance and equilibrium. Sound Therapy is also a means to balancing both hemispheres of the brain and in conjunction with talk therapy can be another therapeutic way of working that will support you on your healing journey
Integral Sound Therapy can be a stand alone therapy in itself or used in conjunction with Psychotherapy. Integral Sound Therapy is Trauma sensitive and aims to treat the whole person and not just the symptoms that a person would present. It can address the cause of the imbalance.
Trauma Sensitive Sound Therapy is used to facilitate a process for a person to heal themselves. Research knows 80% of serious physical and mental health challenges are high stress and supressed emotions which are connected with a trauma that has been experienced in the past. (facts Harvard Medical Institute)
Chronic Stress and supressed emotions are addressed during Integral Sound Therapy Sessions and deals with the underlying causes of health issues.
Physically the waves and the vibrations can reach the body on a cellular level (our body is made up of more than 70% water so it can reach our cells 4 times faster than if it were to travel through air) clearing trauma and bringing the body back into balance by calming inflammation and relieving pain. Sound also relaxes muscles tissues and promotes blood and lymph circulation and it balances the autonomic nervous system.
Sound as reported by some people may energise, relax, inspire, motivate and rejuvenate us amongst other things. The power of our intention for the Sound session can have a huge impact on what we experience.
One of the main instruments I use are Gongs. The gong is said to be more than a musical instrument. There is the possibility that it is an agent of transformation and when it is played the body mind and spirit change. The purpose of the gong is not to entertain but more to transport you somewhere in order for reintegration to occur.
Breathwork for Wellness
How Breathwork can help you
In todays world there are many forms of breathwork on offer which are fantastic for balancing the nervous system and reducing stress in our lives. “Breathwork” is an umbrella term and there are many different forms of breathing that are used for lots of different purposes . There are many different breathing styles and techniques and many people use different styles of breathing for different purposes
The type of breathwork I facilitate is Therapeutic Breathwork
So what does that actually mean ?
So really simply put, is that we use a variety of breathing techniques that not only support us to feel connected to our physical body but also helps us clear , balance and release any emotional debris such as anxiety, stress, depression and trauma that is stored in the body. Breathwork also supports us to balance the autonomic nervous system for balance and restoration of the body.
The style of breathing does not replace psychotherapy but it supports psychotherapy sessions where sometimes words fail us or we cannot find an expression through talk therapy that is of benefit
Therapeutic Breathwork aims to focus on our psychological, emotional and physical wellbeing and processing our emotions where we do not have to attach it to a story or a series of events.
When we experience Therapeutic breathwork we are in full trust that whatever arises for us in the moment , presents itself to be healed and cleared
Breathwork can be done in conjunction with Psychotherapy or can be done as a stand alone therapy.
So how can BREATHWORK & Breathing Techniques help you?
Breathwork can help you in a number of ways including
Reduces anxiety, depression, grief and anger
Releases toxins from the body
Releases trauma and trapped emotions
Increases self awareness, self love, motivation
Increases energy levels and boosts the immune system
How you breathe can definitely impact your life and is a great way to practice self care.
Breathwork and breathing techniques are also very effective in treating trauma and healing the brain. When we change brain activity we can help ourselves to reduce and manage our cognition and mood symptoms.
Focussed breathing techniques can help change the brain in 4 ways
Less activation in the fear centre of the brain and increases our ability to relax
Reduces anger and emotional outbursts
Reduces dissociation and numbing
Improves concentration, attention and awareness
Improves emotional regulation and decision making
I have Certificate in Breathwork and offers
Therapeutic Breathwork sessions for
Individuals and Couples
Breathwork sessions are tailored to suit your individual needs and involve conscious connected breathing as seen in the video
Conscious Connected Breathing has numerous benefits to our physical emotional and mental states.
It is advisable to attend more than one session of Therapeutic Breathwork to notice or see change if you are processing particular issues that require deeper therapeutic work.
It is also fine to attend one session if you are on an exploratory journey of self discovery but please bear in mind that attending one session will have its limitations with regards to change and transformation in ones life
**Suzanne is currently focussing on furthering her training specifically in Holotropic Breathwork. This training is extensive Psychotherapeutic Breathwork training that requires a significant amount of hours to be listed as a Holotropic Breathwork Practitioner
Breathwork techniques are also available to you without having to attend a therapeutic breathwork session
If you are new to breathwork or breathing techniques you might find this a more comfortable introduction as all of the breathing techniques can be done sitting comfortably on a chair
As part of this session you will learn a variety of breathing techniques that support your overall wellness
You will be given a take home pack so you can practice all of the breathing techniques at home in between appointments
Energy Medicine & Somatic Therapy
Energy medicine is an approach that can be used for you to support yourself back into realignment and recalibration using
- Australian Bush Flower Essences
- Inner compass navigation tool - Designed by Dawn Kelly
Somatic Therapy tools are also used to help the individual embody processes that they have utilised during sessions
Integrative Therapeutic 1:1 Session
It is recommended that you book one of these appointments when you have the space and availability in your life so you are not rushing to return to everyday life
Integrative sessions are not a replacement for ongoing IFS Therapy however these sessions are designed to support you in the preparation and integration phase of the experience in order for you to gain as much as possible from the session
If you are interested in ongoing Integrative Therapeutic Sessions please contact me for package rates