Mel Craven Yoga & Holistic Counselling
Experience the beauty of heart centered living
Experience the beauty of heart centered living
Let me empower you to cultivate inner peace and joy. Life can be a difficult journey with many challenges along the way. I am here to support and empower you at every stage of life, through stressful situations including grief, trauma, and anxiety. Together we can unleash your inner strengths to overcome and thrive.
Holistic Counselling is a unique approach to therapy that focuses on treating the individual as a whole, rather than merely addressing symptoms or specific issues. This integrative method considers the interconnectedness of the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of a person's life.
Holistic Counselling also fosters self-awareness and self-empowerment.
In addition to talking and traditional psychotherapy Holistic Counselling also incorporates
You may have had an apparently "normal" birth but feel disappointed or distressed. You may feel you weren’t listened to, felt like you had no control over what was happening, or felt you weren’t treated with respect or dignity. You might be mourning the birth experience you didn’t have.
The Labyrinth is an ancient symbol which guides us on a journey into deeper meaning and fulfillment. Using Art Therapy, and deep listening you will explore the thoughts, emotions and beliefs surrounding your birth experience. During this deeply healing session you will create your own Birth Story Labyrinth and a deeper understanding of the wisdom and gifts this powerful transformation has endowed upon you.
Some parents feel upset, distressed or traumatised by childbirth.
Pregnancy, birthing a baby and becoming a parent is not always how you dreamed it would be. Unresolved birth trauma can affect your physical, mental, sexual and social wellbeing.
I will work side by side with you to discover gentle ways to nurture your emotional recovery and journey to emotional well-being after a difficult pregnancy, birth or transition to parenting.
I began my Counseling Journey as an Australian Social Worker in 1998. In 2008 I traveled to the Middle East with my partner and three sons and spent 12 years as an Expat. While living in the UAE I trained as a Yoga Teacher, Doula, Sound Healer and Reiki Master sharing Mindfulness Techniques and Energy Healing with Adults and Children.
Returning to Australia in 2020 I commenced Holistic Counseling with both Adults and Adolescents in mental health clinics in Tasmania and the Northern Territory. I now offer Telehealth and Private Holistic Counselling Sessions, as well as yoga classes and energy healing .
I believe that everyone is being called back to their hearts - to listen to the language of their soul.
I am here to empower you to begin that journey.
We all lose our way and stray from our destiny, our reason for being here.
I believe that within us all is a compass guiding us home to our true self.
Your heart knows.
Using Mindfulness Techniques to still your mind, reduce anxiety and calm your nervous system allows you to tap in and tune in to your inner knowing.
When you are tapped in and tuned in the answers begin to flow.
It all begins with that first step
Followed by Acceptance
and then the journey begins.
Returning To Who You Truly Are.
Listening To The Language of Your Heart
And Walking Within The Land of Your Soul
I started my career as a Social Worker in Australia in Women's shelters, emergency departments alongside police and medical professionals, with a small stint as a medic and truck driver in the Australian Army, Empowering women and supporting families experiencing crisis and trauma. A serendipitous global relocation into the wilderness of the Middle East transformed my passion for service in to energy work, yoga, reiki, light language and sound healing.
Synchrodestiny led me to become the Middle East Trainer for Blossom and Berry Baby Massage and Yoga, running international training courses, yoga and self-development retreats around the world. I now have returned to Australia and continue to be a Senior Teacher with Blossom and Berry. My students are now working around the globe creating love and educating people about the importance of nurturing touch.
My unique approach to Counselling incorporates narrative therapy, reiki, aromatherapy, sound therapy, meditation, and yin yoga to support each person’s individual and unique healing journey.
Love Your Body
Love Your Soul
Love Your Life
I believe that we have all the answers we seek within us, by returning to our heart's intuitive knowing.
”Love Is Always The Answer”
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Yin Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Mummy and Baby Yoga, Laughter Yoga, Family & Kids Yoga, Available for private and group sessions in person or on zoom.
Child Birth Education, Help with writing your Birth Plan, Pregnancy Mindfulness & Relaxation, Birth Partner Support, 40 Days Of Love Postpartum Care Doula.
Prenatal Yoga and Baby Massage also available.
I can support you virtually (online birth classes, zoom consults, phone support wherever you are based around the world).
Life Coaching and Holistic Counselling for individuals. Available in person or via zoom.
Heart Centered Breath Work and Mindfulness, Aromatherapy, Reiki, Sound therapy with Tibetan Singing Bowls and Shamanic Drumming can also be included.