A safe, nurturing, experiential course to support people experiencing depression and/or anxiety
This is for anyone who is experiencing depression, anxiety, or emotional turmoil. We believe that you hold the keys to your own healing so we work with you without agenda or labels and we do not tell you what you should be doing but respectfully and effectively work with you to create a life that uniquely suits you.
According to Beyond Blue, an estimated 45% of Australians will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime and at any one time, around 1 million Australians have depression and 2 million have anxiety. Of these, many people will be prescribed medications and/or talk therapy to make the symptoms more bearable. While medications have an important role and can help for a while, they may also have unwanted side effects and may not be a good long-term solution. Talk therapy may also have limitations.
We believe that depression and anxiety are signals that something deeper is going and we offer deep, unflinching support to examine our lives so that something far better can emerge. The Healing Depression course will include many of the features that make our Healing & Transformation retreats and workshops so successful plus a few new ones:
- an emphasis on creating safe space and trust
- an integrated holistic and shamanic approach looking at mind, body, spirit, family and community
- a healthy approach to feeling and expressing emotions, including anger, shame and grief
- following the lead of each person’s innate wisdom rather than imposing a fixed set of solutions
- working with and healing trauma
- individual, pair and group work and processes
- bodywork and somatic experiences
- practical and accessible tools to take with you into your everyday life
- being witnessed and supported in our deepest truth – no matter what it looks like
- reconnecting with our bodies, our emotions and other people
This is for anyone aged 18 or over from any background, sexuality, belief or gender.
We look forward to welcoming you and journey with you into ease, healing and wholeness!