Amidst the uncertainty that troubles us we each have the seed of an Authentic & Empowering Unique Self that is waiting to be nourished, to blossom and be fully lived.
– Christina Manfredi
The foundation of my therapeutic approach is highly relational, embodied, and holistically based on contemporary research in the areas of mental health, positive psychology, psychotherapy, consciousness studies, spirituality, and neuroscience. I have integrated this research and training in a practical way with body-mind-spirit healing, and ancient wisdom approaches with embodied Existential, Transpersonal, and Gestalt Therapy modalities.
Foremost the therapeutic approach that I offer looks to work with the innate intelligent self-organizing and self-healing principle in your mind-body-spirit whose purpose is to maintain your health and wellbeing. In this regard your unique and intelligent true self and health is strengthened so that you can live a purposeful and meaningful life that you truly desire.
I believe in the healing capacity of your human spirit, the innate self- healing and intelligent wisdom of your body, positive relationship, nature, and your creative capacity for awareness, choice and informed action. I consider that we have a physical, emotional, intuitive, thinking, relational, energetic, and spiritual nature and that we exist within a broader interconnected web of life that includes the health & vitality of our precious earth. Whilst we have an intra-personal “I”ness, we are simultaneously an interpersonal and interdependent being.
The therapy that I offer honors all aspects of your unique Self in respecting the relationship between your inner, and outer world, your relationship with yourself, with others and your relationship with the fullness of Life itself. Throughout the therapy you undertake, I am available to witness and support your fullest potential and capacity to own and claim the life that is presented to you. The life that you desire and your capacity for change towards a choiceful, purposeful direction, however that is envisioned, is held in the greatest regard.
In the therapy we start with your present experience and awareness to identify precisely what it is that limits you from living a full, connected, meaningful and purposeful life. We then continue in releasing any old and unhelpful beliefs, patterned responses, blocks and attachments. I can then assist you in accessing, and further developing awareness skills to strengthen personal resources and action necessary for a more empowered, meaningful, and satisfying connection with your Self, Others, and your Broader World.
Each of us is unique, with our experiencing arising from a historical, trans-generational, and current context. Hence, depending upon your unique needs we may draw on any of the following therapeutic approaches that I have researched and trained in:
- Existential Psychotherapy & Phenomenology
- Transpersonal Psychotherapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Sensorimotor Trauma Therapy
- Somatic Experiencing
- Shadow Work
- Compassion Focused Therapy; & Emotion Focused Therapy
- Family Of Origin, Ancestral Healing, & Internal Family Systems
- Existential Collective & Trans-generational/Intergenerational Trauma
- Attachment Therapy
- Couple’s Therapy
- Schema Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Cognitive Re-Structuring
- Ego State Therapy
- Psychoneuroimmunology, & Interpersonal Neurobiology
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Mindfulness Skills
- Healing Dream Work
- Deep Relaxation Techniques
- Visualisation & Imagery Healing
- Shamanic Journey Processes & Technologies of Consciousness
- Integration of Non Ordinary States and Transcendent Experiences
Please note that Strictly only clinical treatment is covered by Medicare
Existential, Transpersonal, & Gestalt Centre