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The Soma & The Psyche Body & Mind Counselling & Massage Albury Wodonga

Psychotherapist in East Albury
Opening at 10:00 AM on Tuesday
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Nervous System 101!

None of us needs a reminder of the chaos that was 2020...but maybe we need reminding about the ongoing effect it’s had on our sense of stability and security.

Our reality has changed,our sense of physical safety has been threatened and our predictions of what the future ma...

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Why a lobster you may well ask?
....for a very good reason!

The lobster has a very rigid shell and as you may know, if you've eaten one , his insides are pretty mushy!
He needs excellent protection while living down in the deep blue sea lest he be attacked by predators!

However , as he gro...

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As I resume my practice for 2021 I would like to let my clients know that my business is registered as Covid Safe.
Clients will be required to check in before treatments via the Service NSW App.
Clients are required to use the sanitiser supplied before entering and leaving the therapy space.

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Coming home...

The other day a massage client asked me what “ grounding “ means .

It’s quite common these days to hear people say “ he/she is very grounded “ .So what does it mean?

In a literal sense it means coming back to earth ..being rooted in the ground that supports us.

But how?

I ...

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Personal growth is something that gets a lot of attention at the beginning of a new year! Resolutions are made willy nilly!

But its not only at the beginning of a new year that we set new intentions and sometimes we don’t even realize when we have met them because our growth is an ever evolving...

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Helping others ....

What’s your go to behavior when you feel down ?

For many of us it’s to isolate and ruminate on what’s making us feel sad when in reality the best antidote is to get out of our own way and help someone else!

It takes our minds off our own problems and makes us feel good if...

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What is BDNF?

The human brain is by far the most complex organ in the body.When something isn’t right it affects how we see the world around us.

The brain is made up of billions of neurons that communicate with one another.New connections are constantly being made while unused ones die.

The p...

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The Body Mind Connection .....

When I’ve spoken about connection previously, the focus has been on our connectedness to family ,friends and community .This is of course an extremely important aspect of our daily lives but sadly as we hear regularly now, loneliness has become an epidemic.


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10 months ago
Ros is the best. I had an amazing massage that left me feeling so relaxed and rejuvenated. I would recommend Ros to anyone who needs a massage to relieve all those aches and pains. I will definitely be going back on a regular basis.
- Karen D
a year ago
Ros is such a nurturing and loving therapist. her hands are like magic and i can definitely recommend the Reflexology or Lava shell massage. Its so relaxing and leaves you wanting more
- Jen B
11 months ago
What a fantastic variety of eco-friendly products! I especially love the konjac sponges as they feel so nice on your skin and are biodegradable. Excellent, friendly service too. Thank you!
- Tracey H

Healing Anxiety Depression and Trauma

About me.....
I am a former registered nurse and midwife . Caring for and about the physical and mental health of others has been my life's work.
I transitioned into mental health, counselling and massage therapy and I have the tools, compassion and, importantly, the lived experience necessary to help people to navigate their way through anxiety, depression and the stresses associated with adverse life events.

My special area of interest is in nervous system regulation which is a science based way of healing the effects of trauma on the body and mind.

What is Somatic Psychotherapy?
Somatic(body) psycho (mind) therapy is a body orientated approach to the healing of stress related disorders which disrupt a persons ability to be in the "here and now".

Almost everyone has experienced an adverse life event ,whether due to shock, accumulated stress, medical trauma or early developmental trauma.
We know that these events take a huge toll on our physical, emotional and psychological health, seriously impairing a persons ability to function with resilience and ease.

We know now that the toxic effects of a traumatic event stay in the body and may present as anxiety, depression, autoimmune disease or simply a general lack of vitality further down the track.

Both body and mind must work together in order to release this toxicity from the body which has been stored at a cellular level .

Five keys to nervous system healing....
• Education-understanding how the nervous system works .
• Connection- to family, friends and or community is vital.
• Understanding the how stress/trauma affects the body( ie. its physiological effects on internal organs) what it is and how it affects the body if left unresolved.
• Learning how to allow and "feel" discomforts and fears, in the body rather than suppressing them .
•Building the capacity to regulate the nervous system and return to a state of "flow" or homeostasis which is the optimal state of being.

How can I help you?
I offer a combination of education, neurosensory exercises, solution focused talk therapy and massage, all of which are aimed at bringing the dysregulated nervous system back into a state of flow ie. regulation, in order that clients are able to live their best lives.

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  • 0418 180 384


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358 Rau Street
East Albury NSW 2640

Business Hours

Tue:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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