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We can work well together if you are looking for a compassionate and authentic professional to hear you, and to walk the path of transformation beside you.
We offer Intentional Wellness Education & Training.
We are transparent qualified healthcare providers and educators specialising in the transformation and healing of loss, trauma and stress through various practises including yoga, mindfulness, meditation, somatic bodywork, massage, art and intentional communication.
While we specialise in working with loss, trauma and stress, we actively work with anyone needing objective input and wellness tools to lead a more balanced life, with healthier relationships; primarily with yourself, which then benefits everyone around you.
People very often don’t realise that the inner conflict they experience, or the overwhelming emotional and mental challenges of life that seem to be constantly revisited, are very often directly linked to either loss, trauma or both.
Safe connections of acceptance and social support where you are able to feel safe, heard, seen and acknowledged as part of humanity are fundamental to mental and emotional healing and health.
This is what we provide.
I believe high quality affordable education and health care are core Human Rights. Click To Tweet
I believe high quality affordable education and health care are core Human Rights.
I believe Transformation and Healing require objective Compassion, Trust, Love, Empathy, Dignity, Courage and Freedom of Expression; without judgement. Change is the only thing we can be sure of. For many people change is very scary. Therefore, in order to take the risk we need to have a strong support system.
I offer an integrative toolbox of services dealing with mental health and behavioural health challenges. I provide support for people healing from and coping through grief, loss, PTSD, trauma, stress, addictive tendencies, substance abuse, burnout, compassion fatigue, ADD, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder and the various co-occurring disorders and dis-ease. Through practises of self-care including self-awareness, self-regulation, self-nurture, emotional intelligence, gentle therapeutic yoga, meditation, intuitive art therapy and journalling I offer harm reduction tools cultivating self-compassion and Personal Insight.
I offer personalised programs with the personal sensations of what is happening in your being as the basis of your wellness program, in which your dignity and your rights are Always fully respected. I offer lifestyle tools and support while You do Your inner work.
I offer an opportunity for you to explore and gain personal insight into the cause and effect of your condition fostering a collaborative client-centred approach based on a strong foundation of the mind-body connection to support your recovery and maintain balance.
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I offer a package of services focussing on the practice of active communication to support people in their relationships with themselves and with the world around them. Saying what you mean, meaning what you say, and being aware of your communicative goals instils confidence and comfort.
So much of our lives is determined by what we say, how we say it, and how we interpret the reactions of those who’ve heard us. As the context of our communications change, ie moving from professional exchanges to interpersonal and social exchanges, and further into intimate exchanges between life partners or family members, the weight of what we wish to say and the consequences of being misunderstood increase the value of our words.
Often people can be heard to say that words are not enough, but this is synonymous with not knowing what to say or how to say it. Or, it’s an acknowledgement of the weight and value of what we want to share. If we can identify our communicative goals, we’re automatically more capable of sharing what feels beyond words.
Also, when we’re trying to make sense of something for ourselves, like a loss, we are trying to communicate with ourselves. Such emotions can feel overwhelming and difficult to navigate unless you can be clear about what you’re feeling and what you’re attempting to navigate. Consciously acknowledging and accepting emotions as we experience them in a supportive environment is a form of communication that can, then, be accessed for self-support.
Being able to depend on your inner voice to provide support versus criticism and on your outer voice to speak with intention but not judgement are the intentional outcomes of Integrative Communicative services offered by Saliya Life Institute.Trying to make sense of loss, we are trying to communicate with ourselves. Click To Tweet
I have attended Colleen's yoga class several times now and every time it has given me exactly what I needed. I particularly like her practical and physical approach combined with practices to go inwards and experience glimpses of your true being. The restorative yoga poses she often teaches leaves me with a strengthened body and mind. Looking forward to her class every week.
Colleen draws together her depth of knowledge & experience across a diverse range of disciplines, offering an informed & holistic approach to health & wellbeing. Her dedication, sensitivity & integrity are reflected throughout her practice. I value Colleen's advice & expertise as a holistic therapist & trust that what Colleen offers comes from a place of embodied wisdom.
My son is a special needs child, who suffers from uncontrolled epilepsy, is severally physically and mentally disabled, is dependent on a wheelchair and has generalized weakness. He is unable to participate independently in normal developmental activities. Colleen has followed a programme of therapy based and developmental play activities with my son in a main stream school environment, as well as at home. She has worked closely with his therapists, including his Speech Therapist and Occupational Therapist. She has learned alternative methods of communication and specialized devices. I have seen a noticeable improvement in his general strength, function and emotional well-being. I attribute this primarily to Colleen's hard work, determination and dedication. She has showed compassion and empathy whilst still being able to challenge him to improve. I know he will miss her. I have no hesitation in recommending Colleen and wish her luck in her career.
She communicates well at all levels from patients to consultant physicians. She is forthright, cheerful, and works well under pressure. I recommend her as a conscientious, hardworking individual.
Her work is of an excellent standard. She is very competent, accurate and adaptable.
She has always proved herself to be efficient and reliable.
You gave me the opportunity to overcome my perfectionism. One of my biggest issues. Thanks for creating a beautiful space.
She has demonstrated an enthusiasm to learn all aspects, including various clinical trials and has been looking after one of our Infectious Disease wards.
I very much enjoy her classes for the physical and spiritual release from everyday routine and stresses. I greatly appreciate her attentiveness to the group - correcting posture and technique to prevent injury or discomfort. I have started doing yoga at home after starting Colleen's classes.