“Trauma is a fact of life. It does not, however, have to be a life sentence” (Levine, 1997).
Rainbow Atma has developed into an Holistic Trauma Recovery Centre, focussing on transforming one trauma at a time by facilitating growth through trauma. The trauma can be any life event that was traumatic to PTSD, complex trauma, cancer or another life limiting illness that has consumed your life. It would be an honour to support you through to your recovery. I imagine that recovery to some of you may be something you can't quite get your head around at the moment and that's ok. My clients are usually people who have suffered the symptoms of trauma for many years and do find it difficult to really trust they can recover. What I can tell you is that I have witnessed many of these people recover more than they ever imagined and are now leading a more balanced life.
Rainbow Atma believes that many people are looking for change in the way their healing occurs. To do this we need to move away from the biological (physical) model which has a single focus of working on the part that is sick and embrace a mind/body/spirit/environment attitude toward healing. Your environment (field) is extremely important to consider when working from an holistic persepective because if your environment doesn't support your desire to change then we need to look at ways to counter that. How healing is done is in transition! People are taking back the responsibility of their health which is the first step toward empowerment!
We aim to support your healing from the diagnosis you have been given. That could be a mental diagnosis such as PTSD, eating disorders, anxiety/panic attacks or depression. Or you may have a physical diagnosis such as cancer, IBS or any other health issue. If your diagnosis is of a life limiting illness we acknowledge that not everyone survives. As an holistic practice we are willing to have the difficult conversations around death and dying. We will help you prepare for the end of life in the hope that you can die in peace.
We specialize in working with trauma, grief and end of life care. What is clear from woking with many clients is that so many people live their lives with unresolved and more sadly unacknowledged trauma. Often people seek an appointment because of:
Mental health issues such as:
Health issues such as:
Emotional issues such as:
Spiritual issues such as:
We view all of these as symptoms of trauma. Unattended grief or trauma can sit beneath these symptoms.
"Trauma survivors have symptoms instead of memories"
In addition to the above mentioned, we focus on wellness and wellbeing. These words are used so often now that they have lost some of their power. We aim to guide people to health and happiness by planning for their success. We do not offer a diet - we offer lifestyle. We start where you are!
What you need to know about Rainbow Atma:
This centre is based on Buddhist philosophy (as you will see when you come in) and we work with people of any faith or none. This is important because we are of the belief that Spirituality is an often overlooked, yet an essentially important aspect to consider when working with people from an holistic perspective. It doesn't mean you have to have a belief or religion, it's not about dogma.
surveyRainbow Atma offers a variety of programs, workshops and retreats to support and encourage your change process. Our aim is to work ourselves out of a job! We don't want you to need us forever. We walk with you until you don't need us anymore. Having said that we would love you to stay as part of our community, however that ends up looking.
Rainbow Atma's signature program "From Diagnosis To Peace" was initially created to support women who had a diagnosis of a life limiting illness. The program has been redesigned and is now focussed on trauma recovery which of course includes the diagnosis of a life limiting illness as well as diagnosis such as PTSD and complex trauma. The program will support recovery from any of the listed conditions above and more. It continues to be a complementary therapy to work along side your chosen medical treatment. Within this program we explore strategies to:
Every month I make available a number of free strategy sessions for those who are unsure of how Rainbow Atma can support them. Schedule your Free 1 Hour Strategy Session where together we will identify how we can work together to meet your life goals.
What this Strategy Session is Not!
Are you frustrated because it’s so difficult to make sustainable changes in your life?
Most women want to make long lasting changes to their life that will improve their health and well-being and that of their family. Unfortunately, with all of the information that is available it is easy to become overwhelmed and not know what is true and what is hype.
We often see fad diets, diet supplements, weight loss products, medication that is easily given for very normal emotional states. There seems to be no time for people to be heard in our health system. We are used to looking for quick fixes because our society doesn't support us in listening to our bodies and mind, denying us the time to take rest and rejuvenate. We are no longer skilled at how to care for ourselves.
When faced with overwhelm of information it is really hard to make a choice that you feel fits you perfectly. How can one solution fit every woman when we are all so very different. No wonder many of the products and solutions around just don’t work!
We have all seen different diets work for some and not for others. We meet our unmet needs in ways that aren’t always helpful to our health and wellbeing. Many of us have curled up on the lounge in the evening with some chocolate. This may have given us some form of comfort that we weren’t able to receive in another positive way. How many times have we taken medication because we haven’t felt supported through tough times or haven’t known any other way to deal with hardship. How often are we not even aware that we have a need that is not being met or are having trouble understanding and identifying our feelings? So, what do we do - we distract or ignore ourselves until we become so sick we can’t ignore or distract ourselves anymore.
When only your symptoms are treated without the rest of you being considered, how can you possibly return to a balanced state of health? It just doesn't work and keeps you trapped in the cycle of quick fixes.
To truly make long lasting changes there are four things you need to have to give yourself the best possible opportunity for success.
Support is an essential element to make change! Without it you will continue to do the same things you’ve been doing and you will continue to get the same results you always have.
Book in for your Free Strategy Session and make the sustainable change you are seeking.
Are you looking for answers to your health and want to live a meaningful life?
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Being diagnosed with Cancer or any other life limiting disease is a very confronting time, filled with shock and disbelief. I will discuss with you a plan to assist you manage your medical treatment.
If you are caring for someone with cancer, this massage will also be very beneficial for you. It will give you some much needed space to re-energize and nourish yourself so you can continue to care for your loved one. It is so important that you make some time for yourself when caring for someone with a life limiting illness. I understand how demanding the caring role is.
Our 6 month program “Rebuild your Health“ has been created for people who have completed Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy and are wanting to regain their strength, rebuild their immune system and remove the toxins from their body. (Read more...)
So many times I have heard about the negative experiences people have with counselling. Why is that? While doing some reading for an assignment, I came across this statement from Laura Perls in Gestalt Group Therapy A Practical Guide by Bud Feder, “There are as many Gestalt therapies as there are Gestalt therapists.” Laura Perls was one of the founders of Gestalt Therapy over fifty years ago.
As human beings we are all different and yet in many ways the same. When we come together and meet, we can sense if we are being heard, if we connect with the other or if we miss connecting with one another. Depending on how present to the here and now we are, our interaction can be satisfying or not. This for me answers the question above. As individuals we have developed qualities and sometimes we resonate and sometimes we don’t. I imagine with the negative experiences I hear about, there wasn’t any resonating happening.
I encourage you to shop around until you find someone that you connect with. I would like to offer a free 1 hour strategy session that will give us both an opportunity to see if we sense we resonate with each other. (Read more ...)
Family - we all have one. Some are happy, some don't talk to each other, some are separated by long distance, some are geographically close yet never see each other and some of us have never met our parents. As children growing up in a family we learn how to survive in that system. We creatively adjust to ensure our needs are met. These creative adjustments become our embedded patterns. These patterns can serve us when we are younger yet create dysfunction in adult relationships. This dysfunction can manifest as difficulty relating to your partner or your children. These patterns can contribute to self sabotage or limiting beliefs, illnesses or addictions. (Read more ...)
Compassionate and contemplative end of life care is an amazing way to support that somtimes difficult part of life. Being able to speak openly about death and dying is not always available within the family yet may be a need of the person who is dying. Having someone that doesn't have the emotional connection of your family who can be fully present with you and hear your questions or concerns, allows you to fully explore whatever you need to without feeling like you are upsetting your family. This by no means takes the place of speaking with you family. (Read more....)