Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as Myalgic Encephalitis (ME), is an illness that affects the nervous system causing extreme fatigue that cannot be explained by any other medical condition. CFS/ME often results in individuals feeling very tired, very often, even when not substantial activity has occurred. Other symptoms may include:
• Sore throat
• Tender lymph nodes
• Muscle pain
• Multi-joint pain without swelling or redness
• Headaches of a new type pattern or severity
• Substantial impairment of short-term memory or concentration
• Non-refreshing sleep
• Post-exertion malaise (dramatic worsening of CFS/ ME symptoms due to physical/ mental exertion) lasting more than 24 hours
Since feelings of anxiety, depression and loneliness are incredibly common due to the isolating nature of these conditions, I work with individuals suffering CFS/ ME to improve these symptoms (as well as those more physical in nature) using techniques based on the principles of mindfulness and meditation.
More and more, scientific studies are showing the tremendous benefits of mindfulness practices for anxiety, depression and strengthening the immune system. The intimate link between the physical and psychological elements of these conditions means that these practices should be an integral part of treatment. Elements of CFS/ ME treatment include:
• Restorative yoga
• Mindfulness activities
• Progressive Relaxation & Body Awareness Meditation.
Note: External Ayurvedic medical advice and treatment by a certified Ayurveda practitioner is highly recommended for individuals with CFS & or ME to provide crucial dietary, lifestyle, herbal and detoxification assistance.
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BPsych(Hons) & Registered Yoga Teacher
My aim is to improve the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of the individual using a holistic, mind-body model of wellness. I take a philosophical, person-centred approach as I work together with the client to uncover the underlying issue at hand. By identifying the root cause of an issue, I believe we can more readily achieve transformative, lasting wellbeing. Based on the premise that every individual is complex and unique; treatment is tailored and personalised to suit the particular physical, mental, emotional and social needs of each individual.
After completing my Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) at Queensland University of Technology, I travelled to India where I completed my yoga teacher training course. Since then, I have lived between Brisbane, Byron Bay and Melbourne, working both nationally and internationally to integrate my passions in yoga and psychology.
By layering and melding ancient Eastern Yoga philosophy with more contemporary Western models of psychology, the profound principles buried in each of them become clearer and stronger, and an intensity of effectiveness becomes possible. Using a synergistic blend of techniques from both East and West, I believe deeply transformative, whole-self healing is possible.