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Somatic and Spiritual – A Holistic Approach to Healing Trauma

December 2 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Courses and Study

Presenter: Ruth Donnelly

Summary of presentation:

This one-day experiential workshop explores how clients remove the impacts of trauma from their body to engage more fully and happily with their lives.

Ruth’s counselling approach is based on Buddhism, anthroposophy, yoga and creative therapies.  This counselling method is phenomenological. It accepts client’s experience as they present it and looks at the presence of imprints from the womb and previous lives. Such imprints are healed and transformed through the same process applied for current life imprints of trauma. Trauma underlying mental health issues can be resolved using this body based psychotherapy method.

Using everyday stressors as learning examples, Ruth will guide participants to work with their body and breath to bring awareness and release energies trapped in the body.  Ruth uses sound, movement, colour and drawing to enhance and support healing.  Participants may invite back lost parts of self and will be guided to connect with strengths, current and the becoming. Ruth shares her personal practice of Buddhism and how it influences her professional work in the transformation of trauma through a spiritual path. This is a day of professional learning, stress relief and fun in the lead up to the holiday season!

About Ruth Donnelly:

Ruth is a clinical member of QCA and runs a private practice in Maleny.  She works from a heart centred, embodied approach to heal trauma, develop emotional wellbeing and spiritual growth.  Ruth has worked extensively with adults recovering from childhood abuse trauma.  Her work focuses on helping clients reconnect with their unbroken potential, transforming pain through recovery and personal growth.  Ruth offers self-care tools for clients wishing to take their healing deeper.

WHERE:  Maleny Neighbourhood Centre 17 Bicentenary Lane Maleny

WHEN:  Saturday 2 December –  8.30am registration –  workshop 9.00am – 4pm.

Morning tea only is provided.  Lunch is the responsibility of participants and available in many local cafes in Maleny.

Please click on this link https://www.trybooking.com/329277 to make your online booking now and take advantage of the Early Bird Price.

Early Bird – payment needs to be made by Saturday November 18th 2017
Members: $125                      Non-Members: $135              QCA Student Members: $80

Full Ticket: (November 19th to December 2)
Members: $135                      Non-Members: $145

Capacity 30

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This event attracts 7 Professional Development hours.

For further information, please contact Nathalie Bastier on 5478 6189, 0439 749 940 or nathaliebastier.counselling@gmail.com

Cancellation and refund policy:  If you can’t attend this session you can cancel your booking and request a refund by contacting Ros Turner at qca@qca.asn.au by the early bird cutoff date.  An admin fee of $5 will be deducted from the refund which is credited back to the card that was used for the booking.  Bookings are not transferable.

Any requests outside of this time period may be considered on a case by case basis.


December 2
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Maleny Neighbourhood Centre
17 Bicentenary Lane
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