Therese has had an eclectic work and life experience, which influences her approach to her healing work. With an insatiable curiosity to know how our body’s work she started out as a Biochemist, working for several years as a Medical Research Scientist.
Following an inner calling Therese gave up the laboratory to work with people rather than test tubes and trained in Therapeutic Massage. Through her work as a masseuse Therese soon realised that massage was all about healing the body at a physical, mental and emotional level. A profound experience connecting with ‘something other’ during a treatment one day encouraged Therese to explore her spirituality which led her to train with the UK’s oldest healing body, The Healing Trust.
Therese felt that the best way to help others heal was to heal aspects of her own path, which led to further study and a BA (Hons 1st Class) in Counselling Studies.
Therese’s continued adherence to following her spiritual path has led to study other modalities since that time. She now also guides clients with a deeply therapeutic form of meditation known as Integrative Restoration (iRest), which is based on the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra and adapted to working with trauma to help individuals deeply release and align with higher aspects of themselves.
In her counselling and psychotherapy practice Therese uses a Person-Centred and Transpersonal framework to facilitate others on their healing journey. Clients often experience feeling deeply heard perhaps for the first time in their lives and Therese’s compassion, warmth, unconditional positive regard and authenticity allows clients to feel secure in the knowledge that they are in a safe confidential space in which they are fully received. Therese’s personal mission is to help others to find self-empowerment. She works soul to soul with her clients and guides individuals in aligning their spiritual and physical selves demonstrating to the clients how good they can feel when they use the tools she teaches them.
Therese offers her therapies at her beautiful practice room in Lennox Head and also at the award winning Gaia Retreat and Spa.
An accumulation of traumatic events led to Stephen seeking a total life change and a way forward to heal his life. As a train Driver of 25 years Stephen experienced many road-rail accidents and fatalities. This stress combined with several other difficult life events, a diagnosis of Lymphatic cancer and being exposed to multiple invasive surgeries and damaging radiation treatment gave Stephen the impetus to start looking for ways to beat the cancer and self heal.
Stephen began to explore cleansing and detoxing and using visualisations to reverse the cancer. Ten years later following numerous courses of study and experience Stephen is an expert in cleansing, detoxing, fasting and using wholefoods as medicine. Stephen is also a Master Life Coach, a Master Practitioner of NLP, a practitioner of Ericsonian Hypnotherapy, Public speaker and NLP Trainer. Stephen has been leading clients in 1-1 personal detox retreats and lives and works in Byron Bay.
Stephen Brown and Therese Farnham claim no formal health credentials, their guidance and that of the other therapists is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and therefore you should check with your doctor if you have any concerns. We accept no responsibility should you choose to follow our guidance, ‘our’ being Stephen Brown, Therese Farnham and attending retreat therapists.