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Bodywise - mind-body medicine - somatic awareness
Bodywise Somatics mind-body medicine practice
It is the combination of neuroscience and somatic practices including postural awareness, touch, breath, stretching and mobilisation all combined to retrain the body-mind and allow integration and healing.
Bodywise is a method to reduce pain and stress, improve focus, learning and sleep and enhance performance, mood and relationships.
Neuroplasticity means the brain is changeable, the brain and nervous system can change for the better.
Bodywise is suitable for all ages, is gentle, non invasive and empowering.
Frequently asked questions
What is Bodywise helpful for?
Physical pain, stress, anxiety, fatigue, poor concentration, focus and learning issues.
Nervous system regulation and balance.
Autoimmune and immune system challenges, hormonal imbalance, digestive issues.
Children with pain, anxiety or stress, learning or behavioural challenges.
Performance enhancement and injury prevention.
What does a Bodywise appointment involve?
A thorough history looking at the whole state of health and well-being of each individual as a starting point.
A physical assessment to look at the posture, structure and function of the body.
A nervous system assessment.
Each appointment is tailored based to individual needs.
You will be provided with information and home-based practices.
Bodywise practice allows you to become empowered to take charge of your health and well-being.
How long is an appointment?
How many appointments will I need?
How many appointments you need will depend on how long you have had the problem, the nature of the problem, your age and your level of interest to improve your health, well-being and performance in life.
Usually, 3-6 sessions will begin to resolve a problem and give a working plan for the future.
What is the difference between Bodywise and other treatments:
Bodywise invites an increase in connection and awareness between your mind and body.
You will learn ways to regulate your nervous system and reduce stress.
Bodywise offers a way to work with your mind and body that builds strength, resilience, health and harmony.
What age is Bodywise suitable for?
All ages can benefit.
Should I tell my health practitioner, sports coach or doctor about my Bodywise sessions?
Yes, if you feel it is appropriate let your health practitioner know.
Bodywise can supplement and support other treatment modalities and may improve outcomes from chiropractic treatment as well as exercise and training programs.
How can I find out more?
Please feel free to call, or leave me a message and I will be happy to talk with you further. Ph: 0493 176 638
I use the intelligence of the mind and body to improve performance and enhance well-being reducing injuries and chronic pain. Body-based coaching draws together the large field of somatic therapies and current neuroplasticity research.
Drawing on the ability of the brain and nervous system to rewire, changing its connections, function and structure in response to internal and external stimulus is what I term "somatic integration".
My work starts with the whole person and goes deeper than treating symptoms or discomfort.
Treatments are dynamic, drawing on my many years of experience and training and employing a blend of techniques depending on the individual.
Health is a state of wellbeing, involving the body, mind, and spirit, and no part can be separated from the whole.
My journey into health care started at 13 after numerous horse riding falls caused a serious back injury. Chiropractic provided much-needed relief and the start of a life-long enquiry. I studied at RMIT Melbourne and completed my final year at the Anglo European Chiropractic College and the British School of Osteopathy in London.
My studies continued with a Grad Dip in Dance and Movement, Craniosacral Therapy, Bowen Technique, Alexander Technique, Paediatric Chiropractic and Embodied Somatic Practice. I worked in rehabilitation, lectured in the Chiropractic and Osteopathic programs at RMIT and worked as a clinical associate before establishing my own multidiscipline practice in Melbourne. Motherhood led to my tree change and the creation of Healing Well in Castlemaine. My desire to share with others led to my studies in Coaching and the creation of Lifewise Coaching Mind and Body.
My most recent qualification is in coaching and resilience building. I now coach and mentor people from all walks of life, to help them achieve improvements in health, change in lifestyle, and personal or professional growth and combine this alongside my bodywork practice.