Connect your mind
and body
Connect to yourself Feel empowered to discover and understand your experiences and the mind-body connection

Occupational Therapy is a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. Occupational Therapists are qualified and registered health professionals who strive to enhance a person’s ability to engage and participate in their daily experiences, tasks, occupations, interests or activities which make up their day.
Occupational Therapists take a holistic view of the person, their environment and what they find meaningful, offering person-centred support and strategies to enable people to achieve what they want out of life and help each person achieve their goals. 
Occupation is not just about your paid working role – ‘Occupation’ is SO MUCH MORE. Occupation refers to how each person occupies and uses their time for the everyday activities they need to do, the roles they hold in their family and community networks and the meaningful experiences they enjoy. 

What a session looks like

There are a range of supports and strategies I provide within both in-person and online sessions.
Some of these include:

  • Support with breathing techniques to regulate your nervous system which may support you to calm your mind when feeling overwhelmed
  • Exploring body/somatic sensations present within different areas to further support your connection to your body and emotional awareness
  • Relaxation and mindfulness techniques to connect to the present moment and support regulation within your nervous system
  • Guided meditation, body scanning and visualisation, supported by breathwork
  • Support to facilitate stillness, to connect with your spiritual self
  • Exploring the connection between mind (your thoughts, beliefs, values) and body (your sensations, emotions, physical health/wellbeing), expanding your awareness so you can make choices aligned with your needs
  • Bodywork support using light touch to bring your attention to areas of your physical body (often feet, knees, legs, hips, breathing diaphgram, shoulders and head)
 

My goal is to support you to feel empowered to connect with yourself, find strategies and supports which enable you to find the wellbeing and balance that you are seeking within your life. 

Body rhythms & cycles

Body rhythms and cycles
Menstrual cycles
Sleep-wake/
circadian rhythms
Energy levels

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Body Wisdom

  • Building body awareness and sensory awareness
  • Balancing energy centres while reconnecting to your body
  • Developing safety within your body and deepening your connection to your body
  • The power of touch

Online Sessions

For online sessions, I use a secure connection through google Meet.  Headphones with built-in microphone are recommended for online sessions.
To prepare for our session, you might like to gather a glass of water, cup of tea, a blanket and pillows, a yoga mat or soft surface to sit or lay on, and join the session in a safe, quiet space where you feel most comfortable and at ease. We will chat about what is going on for you and make a plan together to help you achieve your goals. We will explore a range of strategies suited to your needs.

Depending on your situation, we can work together within in-person clinic sessions or online remote sessions, if you live further away. Please note that I am only able to provide online occupational therapy services to women living within Australia for insurance reasons.

In-Person Sessions

We will meet in my workplace clinic in Renmark. 
First we will chat about what is happening for you within physical, emotional and spiritual areas of your life.
This can include your mind-body connection, nervous system regulation, digestive health, how you manage energy levels, your body cycles including sleep-wake and menstrual cycles. Based on this information we can identify your goals and develop a plan to achieve them, using strategies suited to your needs. We will check-in often to evaluate and track your progress.

Online Sessions

For online sessions, I use a secure connection through google Meet.  Headphones with built-in microphone are recommended for online sessions.
To prepare for our session, you might like to gather a glass of water, cup of tea, a blanket and pillows, a yoga mat or soft surface to sit or lay on, and join the session in a safe, quiet space where you feel most comfortable and at ease. We will chat about what is going on for you and make a plan together to help you achieve your goals. We will explore a range of strategies suited to your needs.