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Healing Depression & Anxiety Weekly Course

Healing Depression & Anxiety course

We are excited to announce that Innate Wisdom Connection is offering an effective and empowering 4-week course on Healing Depression & Anxiety.



Tuesdays 10am-2pm from Tues 9 January to Tues 30 January 2018

Location: Alma Road Community Centre, 200 Alma Road, St Kilda
Cost: $20 (full) $15 (conc.) per night if pre-booked or $25 ($20 concession) on the door.

To book ahead: www.trybooking.com/TBZY

Questions or to discuss: Phoenix 0407 650026 or info@openheartedtransformation.com.au

This is for anyone who is experiencing depression, anxiety, or emotional turmoil. We believe that you hold the keys to your own healing so we work with you without agenda or labels and we do not tell you what you should be doing but respectfully and effectively work with you to create a life that uniquely suits you.

According to Beyond Blue, an estimated 45% of Australians will Catina falling and being held wakiti creek 2015experience a mental health condition in their lifetime and at any one time, around 1 million Australians have depression and 2 million have anxiety. Of these, many people will be prescribed medications and/or talk therapy to make the symptoms more bearable. While medications and other programs can help for a while, unless we address the deeper causes, health and healing may well be beyond reach.

We believe that depression and anxiety is a signal that something deeper is going and we extend an invitation to examine our lives so that something far better can emerge. The Healing Depression course will include many of the features that make our Healing & Transformation retreats and workshops so successful plus a few new ones:

  • an emphasis on creating deep unflinching safe space and trust

  • an integrated holistic and shamanic approach looking at mind, body, spirit, family and community

  • a healthy approach to feeling and expressing emotions, including anger, shame and grief

  • following the lead of each person’s innate wisdom rather than imposing a fixed set of solutions

  • working with and healing trauma

  • individual, pair and group work and processes

  • bodywork and somatic experiences

    practical and accessible tools to take with you into your everyday life

  • being witnessed and supported in our deepest truth – no matter what it looks like

  • reconnecting with our bodies, our emotions and other people

masks of council of all beings deep eco weekend june 2013 riddels creekThis is for anyone over 18 of any background, sexuality, belief or gender. To give interested people a chance to see if this is for them, the first two weeks of the course will be ‘open’ for people to try it out. From the 3rd evening the course will be closed to newcomers so that deeper confidentiality, very solid trust and mutual support can be allow deeper healing.
An optional further three evenings of free self-run get-togethers might be organised on the last evening to assist in further practicing the tools taught in a safe space.

We look forward to welcoming you and journey with you into ease, healing and wholeness!

To book ahead: www.trybooking.com/TBZY

To find out more or discuss anything please call Phoenix on 0407 650026 or email info@innatewisdomconnection.com.au

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I’m so grateful that you have shared yourselves and your work with me and the world. I put it out to the universe that I find someone doing a mix of Psychotherapy & Shamanic healing that I could learn from only about 6 weeks ago and here you both are!

I didn’t know what to expect but wow you exceeded any and all idea’s i may have on what that may look like. Your work is beautifully paced, loved the combination of both your energies, Mike’s theory/science explanations as well as his grounded shamanic practice to back up Phoenix’s light and playful yet deep shamanic healing art sometimes subtle and sometimes more obvious. I saw so much in the healing/therapy, elements of somatic bodywork, energy work, mindfulness and psychodrama.
All the things I love and probably more I didn’t see or have yet to encounter. I experienced personal healing on a profound level and feel very excited about what possibilities may lay ahead.” – Heather Cavill Greer, Psychotherapist, Yoga Teacher & Reike Master


  • I haven’t had a migraine since leaving the retreat!! My longest break in years! Almost a miracle! I’m now re-pondering my migraine causes and management

  • Feeling joy in simple things for the first time in years

  • Feeling more playful – finding myself laughing more, and generally lighter & brighter

  • Have been drawn back to Zumba, and am experiencing joy in dance again

  • Feeling more confidence, inspiration, energy and enthusiasm

  • Noticeable improvements in clarity in my thinking and ability to communicate

  • I’ve had some interesting and very real conversations that I couldn’t have had before without experiencing emotional overwhelm. 

  • Feeling drawn to connect – reaching out to people that I’ve known for a while, but not really connected with. Generally, wanting to be around people more.

Much gratitude to you! I am very happy to recommend you, your retreats and your wonderful transformative work” – Denise Belling

Just wanted to let you know how refreshed I feel …this morning I woke up feeling renewed…on a personal level I am feeling a shift occur. The forming of a new neural pathway perhaps!! Anyway it’s exciting and I am very interested in the “mysterious”way you 2 work individually and together. It’s mysterious to me in a positive way and I know I will have this experience again one day. Thanks so much.” – Andrea francine

“I’m starting to see the light again and even working out what road/path I’m on and where I would like it to go or take me on this life journey…a shift/change in my life where the physical chronic pain that I had experienced for years changed and went away…I no longer feel numb with pain! This is such a relief to not be in physical pain anymore! – Teresa Buchanan

“Thank you for providing this healing experience – I feel I have been connected to my inner self and believing now no matter what the circumstances  I have the truth and strength to stand tall. I love me and I need to take care of her, we are all connected” – Jennie

“On another note I had had a profound connection with Mike and within the safeness of the space created I was able to heal  long time  wounds of mistrust with the masculine.

“Gratitude abounds for this profound open healing and nature connection that you have  facilitated, I highly recommend any one who has such a desire to take the plunge and plug into what your years of connection have led you to offer.” – Ursula

“Changed my life and lightened my load forever! I was…challenged, seen, nurtured… If opening your heart to a new level is your dream, you could possibly find it here! I did!” – Debbie Garrard

“An amazing, personal, sacred journey to the centre of the soul. Thank you for your guidance, patience,  unconditional love and gifts” Michelle Little

“A beautiful truly safe space with a group of varied but equally inspiring people. Surprising, enlightening and absolutely worth every second. I didnt want it to end.” – Alarna

“It truly was a healing and openhearted transformation. An amazing and unbelievable life-changing experience that was the beginning of an awesome journey. Thank you so much. I am feeling blessed and free and whole again.” Melanie Jarvis

“Thank you so much for your support and caring. I feel encourage to open again and shine.” – Menka

“I was frequently conscious of your patience and caring as we stumbled, resisted and struggled with our contradictions on the journey toward healing, and of the skill involved in what you do. This work has made me feel stronger in myself and more alive, and I also am aware that the journey is an ongoing one and there are indeed ‘many rivers to cross’. But I now feel a sense of excitement and momentum that I am on that journey, and I feel that working with you both is, and will be an important part of that journey for me.

Once again, thank you both for sharing this work with us, and giving your passion and commitment to our healing and transformational journey. I believe it is really important work that you are doing, not just for individuals but for healing our families, communities and planet. I look forward to journeying again with you soon! With love and gratitude.” – Keppel Cassidy


Cancellation policy for this workshop: Refundable – less 15% admin/bank fees if cancelled 30 days before the workshop or 50% refundable less admin/banking fees 14 days before the workshop begins. No refund 14 days before the workshop begins, during or after the workshop.