Find relief, understanding and support in a small and confidential group of peers.
Online therapy for healthcare workers, emergency services & educators
You love your job but at times it's heavy going.
Helping others at work doesn't mean that you have to go it alone.
Sometimes, you need a helping hand.
Find self compassion, connection & therapeutic support through music, the body and personal inquiry.
Tailored support to meet your needs and build inner resources for positive change.
Connect with peers to build a kind, nurturing and informed community of collective care.
Connection, nourishment and practical learning for teams, workplaces and community groups.
Not sure what's best for you or your team? Contact me for a chat to see how I can support you.
Therapy, support and community for helping professionals
Supporting prevention, resilience and posttraumatic mental health in emergency service workers.
Helping teachers and educators to manage stress and restore a sense of calm, energy and confidence.
Self compassion, resilience and positive mental health outcomes for medical and allied health professionals.
When you're overwhelmed, overworked and anxious, you are in survival mode. You're in too deep to think ahead. And it's way too hard to enact that self care plan. In fact, even thinking about it can feel exhausting. What you need is a way to create space and connect back into yourself.
Telehealth platforms used, Coviu and Zoom, have end to end encryption for your privacy and security.
Upcoming group and community programs
7 - 8pm
October 27, 2020
Discover ways to move out of brain fog and survival mode, and into connection and calm through music listening, imagery and body awareness.
7 - 8.30pm
November 17, 2020 - December 8, 2020
Shared support to manage fatigue, overwhelm and stress. Connect with others to find clarity, calm and understanding.
November 5, 2020 - December 10, 2020
Creating pockets of calm and sanctuary for frontline workers in the uncertainty of COVID-19.
About Minky van der Walt
As an allied health clinician with over 20 years experience, and trauma expertise for the last 12 years, I know very well the toll that caring for others can take. I’ve worked in large public hospitals, small private hospitals, primary schools, high schools, early childhood centres, community mental health and child and adolescent therapy services. I have extensive experience in providing therapeutic support to families and services involved with family violence, child protection services and with many ‘at risk’ populations.
I know the impact of this work.Find out more about Minky
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Therapy groups are a fantastic way to find support and connect with others facing similar experiences. They bring people together, help you to see that you are not alone and can be a way to learn about yourself in relation to others. In joining with others in a group, you can develop skills in communication, see things from different perspectives, share learnings and develop some great networks of support.
When so many of our challenges are a result of pressures from work and (rather topically) society in general – reference to ‘self care’ can seem to be a dismissal at best. What of the larger systems and social mechanisms at play? How can we look after ourselves and each other? Social buffering and ideas about connection and empathy give us some clues.
It’s a big claim, but think about all the times of need you have turned to music ... in times of heartbreak, teenage angst, weddings, funerals, setting the scene for a party (at the beginning and at the end of the night), for graduations, for religious services, and on and on.
Within all the uncertainty of 2020, one thing is for sure - Telehealth is here to stay. Attending your first online session can be daunting. But meeting over the internet doesn't have to be hard. Here are some tips and tricks for getting the most out of your session when meeting over the internet.
We don’t leave ourselves behind when we go to work, we take our whole selves in. Some days it is easy to keep ourselves separate. But when we are tired, have a special connection to a client or patient, have difficulties of our own, or are touched by the moment, it is not always possible, or appropriate, to maintain a separation. We feel their joy and we feel their pain. And sometimes it touches ours.
We are a sleep deprived society. Research outlines the cost of inadequate sleep to our mental and physical health, our immune functioning and the cost to workplaces. The recommendations for a good sleep routine are well documented. However the benefits of music listening for improved physiological relaxation and sleep are less known. Find out how music listening may be your ticket to a better night’s sleep.
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