Your Healing Space
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Your Healing Space by Michele Bland
Your Healing Space (YHS) is a cooperative of wellness practitioners, artists, and products. Unofficially, YHS is known as Bungendore's Hippie Store. By coupling my counselling and hypnotherapy practice with practitioners, artists and products, I am able to provide a full spectrum healing space.
I am happy to provide all of my services using video chat in order to treat people who are not in my area of the world as well. Through the wonders of technology, it's a small world after all.
I am a healer and wellness advocate who believes in transforming the planet, one life at a time. I am passionate about peace on our planet, and I feel that begins with each of us creating peace in our own life. Personally, I spent the first 45 years of my life in America, where I found the lifestyle frenetic. In 2015, I moved from America to Australia for a lifestyle change. I traded in a busy, city life for a small, rural, slow-paced, "no worries" lifestyle.
I hold certifications as a schoolteacher (Grades K-9 and English 4-12), meditation teacher, chair yoga instructor, EFT/TFT tapping practitioner, holistic wellness counsellor (individual/family talk therapy and trauma/abuse), and hypnotherapist. I am a member of the American Board of Hypnotherapy, the International Meditation Teacher's Association, Complementary Medicines Australia, and the International Institute for Complementary Therapists. I hold a Working with Children's Check and first aid qualifications. I am fully insured for private practice through AON. Depending on your private health cover, it may be possible to claim my services against your fund.
I also provide dietary support (AIP) for clients with auto-immune disorders. I have a particular interest in auto-immune disorders after healing myself of lupus, fibromyalgia, and Sjogren's disease. I was my own first client and did my own healing utilizing diet and lifestyle changes. In addition, I decided to change a number of my subconscious beliefs after determining that they were not in my best interest. I now use what I've learned to help clients do the same.
I believe in education rather than indoctrination, wellness rather than illness, and calmness rather than busy-ness. I am an advocate of nonviolent communication, which focuses on healthy communication without judgment or labeling. I believe that by loving yourself and loving others, we all have the capacity to change our world for the better. My goal is to help you become the best version of yourself!
Do you have a personal problem and need someone to talk to? I am here to listen. Using holistic counselling, I will help you to process and problem-solve any issue. We will keep the focus on your mind-body-spirit connection and leading a healthy and balanced life. You will leave feeling heard and empowered. I also work with couples or families and hold a specialised post graduate certification in trauma/abuse counselling.
Want to lose weight? Stop smoking? Reduce stress? Manage your pain? Get rid of bad habits or fears? Hypnotherapy works. You will be in control at all times. And I promise you won't cluck like a chicken (unless you want to). Bad habits are often the result of our unconscious beliefs and patterning. That's why it can be hard to change behaviors even when you want to. I use hypnosis to access this part of the mind to stop any issue that keeps you from being at your best.
Support for Autistic Individuals and Carers
Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with Autism/Asperger's? I view autism as a difference not a disability. Drawing on 25 years of experience, I help people with autism achieve their best lives. Family members as well often benefit from practical teaching and understanding of how the autistic brain works. When we try to "socialise" or "normalise" those on the spectrum, the results can be tragic. Instead, I help these highly specialized individuals to thrive and their family members to support them.
AIP for Autoimmune Healing
Do you have an auto-immune disorder such as MS, lupus, fibromyalgia, Sjogren's, IBS, arthritis, etc? If you have a disease caused by inflammation, then this dietary protocol is for you. The way you nourish your body will either increase or decrease your inflammation and symptoms. It's up to you. AIP can decrease your symptoms and may even put you into remission. I will coach you on the auto-immune protocol dietary plan, which is used to heal inflammation and promote gut health. It's heavy on meat and vegetables with no processed foods, sugars, caffeine, etc. What do you have to lose? Inflammation?
"For over a decade I suffered from numerous medical conditions; MS, IBS, migraines, hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and sleep apnea. All those conditions were treated with pharmaceuticals, diet modifications, and adaptive devices which addressed the symptoms but not the cause. It didn’t work. The cause, systemic inflammation and stress, persisted and produced more symptoms. My body was telling me what was wrong but I wasn’t listening. Michele showed me that the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) lifestyle puts you in tune with your body’s inflammatory response to food. Meditation quiets the mind to allow it to listen to the body. Yoga connects the mind and body. I learned how to be mindful of my body’s response to the environment and food intake. I am now completely healed from all those conditions, plus much happier and healthier than I have ever been, all at the age of 50. My mind, body, and soul are completely balanced."
33 Ellendon St, Unit 4, Bungendore, NSW 2621