Expert, 8 years
WHAT MESSAGE IS YOUR BODY, MIND AND SOUL EXPRESSING RIGHT NOW?
I'M NOT SAFE
I felt threatened and/or I’m saddened by the loss of something of personal value. I don’t know how to cope with these intense feelings.
Hi, I’m Laurinda, a South African immigrant living on the Gold Coast, Australia. I am honoured to have you visit here with me today!
As someone who experienced trauma back in South Africa, I know just how harsh a teacher it can be. Luckily, as evidenced by my grey hair, I have gained much wisdom in the process (wink). For the past 25 years, I have dedicated much time, sweat and tears to better understand the human psyche, but more importantly, trying to figure out who I am and my place in this world. Even though I achieved outstanding academic success and raised two beautiful children any parent would be proud of, it was only when I discovered the wise healer, the Sage within, that I began to feel whole again.
I often get asked these questions: “How do you always remain so calm?” “How do you know all of this?” “My child does (…). What should I do?” Other than drawing on my experience as a teacher, counsellor, hypnotherapist, and creative play therapist, most people don’t know that I’m also interested in spirituality, going on long nature walks, climbing mountains, joining African drumming circles and being creative. These are the activities that feed my soul and keep me grounded.
As a registered trauma-informed play therapist, I see it as my life’s purpose to create a calm, protective space where children (and parents) who have experienced trauma, grief and loss are supported through play and creative expression to go on an inner journey of self-discovery to meet their Sage, the wise healer within. It will be my pleasure to work with you and your child using a combination of different holistic therapeutic techniques, to bring healing to the Whole You:
Body, Mind, and Spirit.