8-10 Mansfield. St, Thornbury 3071.

Embodied Breath Based Psychotherapy

Making the choice to enter into therapy requires courage and curiosity. 

Our work is grounded in the breath and  focusses on direct and embodied experience.

Processwork encourages a wholistic approach. We will work with body, mind and spirit, awakening a deeper understanding of your own inner processes and to set you free from narratives and trauma which no longer hold power. 



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Services &  Modalities

Psychotherapy & Counselling

Psychotherapy & Counselling

One on one counselling and psychotherapy sessions in Melbourne aimed at helping you to develop greater awareness, process unresolved life experience a...

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Holotropic Breathwork

Holotropic Breathwork

A powerful breathing technique that can facilitate experience of profound non-ordinary states of consciousness. Available in workshops and one on one...

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Couples Breathwork Therapy Sessions

Couples Breathwork Therapy Sessions

Holotropic Breathwork for Couples Combining Holotropic Breathwork with ongoing couples work to expand and deepen connection, communication and underst...

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Psychedelic Integration

Psychedelic Integration

It's no secret that psychedelics have been undergoing a resurgence in popular culture over the last decade. New science has been revealing what psycho...

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Men's Groups

Men's Groups

Experiential listening circles crafted to open ways for men to connect and create deeper connections. Workshops are held periodically throughout the y...

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About our practitioners

Anthony Olsen

I am a Melbourne based Psychotherapist, Acupuncturist and Holotropic Breathwork practitioner. I work from a Gestalt informed, Process Ori...

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Anthony Olsen <p>I am a Melbourne based Psychotherapist, Acupuncturist and&nbsp;Holotropic Breathwork practitioner. I work from a&nbsp;Gestalt informed, Process Oriented, Transpersonal lense which also draws it's roots from&nbsp;Traditional Chinese Medicine. I&nbsp;practice an awareness based approach that utilises the breath and the body to facilitate healing and transformation.</p> <p>I have been working in the fields of healing and personal development since the late 1990's.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>I started in 1994,&nbsp;exploring the impact of environmental factors on our health and included an extended period of teaching Western Geomancy at the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.aces.edu.au/" target="_blank">Australian College of Environmental Studies</a>. This work included Power of Place field trips and lectures that explored our connection to place and to country, with experiential techniques to help facilitate a deeper direct connection with the spaces and places we inhabit. A deep appreciation for nature has permeated my work over the last 20 years and is one of the key elements in a grounded psychotherapy.</p> <hr> <h3><strong>Chinese Medicine</strong></h3> <p>In 1999 I began training in Traditional Chinese Medicine and started practicing as an Acupuncturist in 2002. My work primarily focussed on fertility and psycho-emotional conditions which incorporated traditional Chinese philosophy as well Transpersonal psychology.</p> <hr> <h3><strong>Holotropic Breathwork</strong></h3> <p>In the late 1990's I had my first experience of Holotropic breathwork, with one of Australia's pioneering Holotropic Breathwork practitioners, the Reverend Alf Foote. Alf Foote was a part of the key month-long workshops at the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.esalen.org/">Esalen community</a>&nbsp;during the 1980's when Stan Grof started to form the set and setting for Holotropic Breathwork.</p> <p>In 2006 I began the&nbsp;<a href="http://holotropic.com/" target="_blank">Grof Transpersonal Facilitator Training</a>&nbsp;under Tav Sparks and in 2013 certified as a Holotropic Breathwork Facilitor. Since then I have been running regular&nbsp;<a href="http://melbournebreathwork.com/" target="_blank">Holotropic Breathwork&nbsp;workshops in Melbourne</a>.</p> <hr> <h3><strong>Gestalt &&nbsp;Process Oriented Psychotherapy</strong><br></h3> <p>In&nbsp;2017 I began a four year&nbsp;training in Gestalt Therapy at&nbsp;<a href="https://www.gestalttherapyaustralia.com.au/" target="_blank">Gestalt Therapy Australia</a>&nbsp;however halfway through this course I decided to switch across to a two-year professional training in Process Oriented Counselling and Facilitation&nbsp;which helped to deepen and consolidate the Gestalt therapy teachings. The two trainings have helped to deepen my appreciation of the "Dreaming. Body" and. has given me access to exquisite tools to help each of my client's follow the innate wisdom of the body.</p> <hr> <h3><strong>Men's Groups</strong></h3> <p>I am also&nbsp;keenly interested in working in groups and working with Men to help facilitate greater personal and relational intimacy. I am&nbsp;personally a member of a group that has been meeting monthly for almost 15 years and have also facilitated groups since 2013.&nbsp;</p> <hr> <p></p> <p><br></p>

Alex Sangster

As a Narrative psychotherapist, Alex works collaboratively with clients to enable them to become authors of their own multi-storied lives and co-cr...

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Alex Sangster <p>As a Narrative psychotherapist, Alex works collaboratively with clients to enable them to become authors of their own multi-storied lives and co-creators of the stories which they want to hold as life-giving, empowering and true.</p> <p>Alex’s work is informed by a diverse range of theories and passions, including somatic connection, narrative therapy, family systems, spiritual direction and embodied practices of improvisation and the creative arts. </p> <p>Alex has spent 20 years working in the space of death and dying and grief work and encourages her clients to ‘live their lives in ever widening circles’ of connection, courage and grace.</p> <p>Alex has been an ordained Minister with the Uniting Church for 20 years, is currently the Co Artistic&nbsp;Director&nbsp;of <a href="https://melbourneplayback.com.au/">Melbourne Playback Theatre</a> and spends her time hanging out at the Drop In at the St Kilda Engagement Hub with some of our communities most vulnerable members.</p> <p>She is interested in working with people moving through grief and large events in their life as well as supporting others on their journey of opening to connection and relationship with the world around them.</p> <p></p>

Upcoming Events

Rites of passage: 2024 Experiential Men's Group

Rites of passage: 2024 Experiential Men's Group

Join us for this Men's Group special series of 10 sessions where we explore themes of connection, relationship, family, shadow and rites of passage......

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March 2024 Double Holotropic Breathwork

March 2024 Double Holotropic Breathwork

A double Holotropic Breathwork non-residential weekend workshop in March 2024. We invite you to participate in this Friday night, all day Saturday and...

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Wollongong May 2024 Double Breathwork weekend

Wollongong May 2024 Double Breathwork weekend

We invite you to participate in this non-residential Holotropic Breathwork weekend in the Wollongong / Illawarra NSW region. This workshop will run fr...

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Navigating Psychedelics: What You Need to Know Before Taking the Plunge

Navigating Psychedelics: What You Need to Know Before Taking the Plunge

Embarking on a psychedelic journey is an extraordinary and potentially life-altering experience. However, it is essential to approach these substances...

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What are the core integration practices of psychedlic therapy?

What are the core integration practices of psychedlic therapy?

While the specific integration practices may vary among therapists and modalities, there are several core principles commonly employed in psychedelic...

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Christina Grof and Spiritual Emergency

Christina Grof and Spiritual Emergency

Christina Grof is a renowned author, speaker, and pioneer in the field of transpersonal psychology and spiritual emergence. With a deep passion for pe...

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Book Review: "King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine"

Book Review: "King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine"

"King, Warrior, Magician, Lover" by Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette is a profound exploration of the archetypes that shape the mature masculine psyc...

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Polyvagal Theory, deep listening and Men's groups

Polyvagal Theory, deep listening and Men's groups

In today's society, men often face unique challenges in navigating their masculinity, emotional expression, and personal growth. Fortunately, men's gr...

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Exploring Gestalt Therapy: Embracing Relational Healing

Exploring Gestalt Therapy: Embracing Relational Healing

In the field of psychology, there is a multitude of therapeutic approaches available to support individuals in their healing journey. One such approac...

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