Mind Body and Spirit - Supporting Your Inner Journey
Mind Body and Spirit - Supporting Your Inner Journey
Holistic counselling distinguishes itself from conventional counselling by adopting a more comprehensive and integrative approach to mental well-being. While traditional counselling often focuses on identifying and addressing specific problems, holistic counselling takes a broader perspective. It recognizes that mental health is intricately connected to physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of a person's life. Holistic counsellors emphasize the importance of considering the whole person and their unique circumstances. This approach extends beyond mere symptom management and instead seeks to promote overall wellness and personal growth. One key element of holistic counselling is the incorporation of positive psychology, which underscores the importance of cultivating strengths, resilience, and well-being rather than solely concentrating on what is wrong with an individual. Positive psychology encourages the exploration of one's potential, the fostering of positive emotions, and the development of a sense of purpose and fulfilment. Holistic counsellors aim to empower their clients to not only overcome challenges but also to thrive by fostering a positive mindset and emphasizing personal growth, ultimately helping individuals achieve a state of well-being that encompasses emotional, physical, and spiritual health. Holistic counselling places a strong emphasis on empowering individuals with knowledge, understanding, skills, and tools to take charge of their own well-being. Unlike many traditional forms of counselling, which may adopt a more passive approach, holistic counselling actively involves clients in their healing process. Holistic counsellors work collaboratively with their clients, guiding them to explore the interconnected aspects of their lives, such as nutrition, exercise, mindfulness practices, and spiritual beliefs. By gaining a deeper understanding of these factors, individuals are better equipped to make informed choices that support their mental and emotional health. Holistic counselling encourages self-awareness and self-empowerment, fostering a sense of autonomy and control over one's mental well-being. Through the acquisition of valuable skills and tools, individuals can proactively manage their stress, anxiety, and other challenges, reducing the need for ongoing therapeutic intervention. Holistic counselling becomes a catalyst for personal growth and self-improvement, leading to a more balanced and fulfilled life. It is a dynamic approach that goes beyond treating symptoms. Holistic counselling goes beyond conventional methods by embracing a comprehensive and integrative perspective on mental health. It understands the deep connection between our physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects. Let's explore the key aspects of a holistic counsellor: A holistic counsellor recognises the whole person, emphasises understanding individuals within their unique circumstances. It's beyond addressing specific problems and aims to promote overall wellness and personal growth. Holistic counselling incorporates positive psychology, focusing on strengths, resilience, and well-being. It encourages exploring one's potential, fostering positive emotions, and finding a sense of purpose. Unlike traditional counselling, holistic counselling actively involves clients in their healing process, empowering clients. It equips them with knowledge, skills, and resources extending far beyond sessions. Holistic counsellors work in partnership with clients to explore different aspects of their lives, from nutrition and exercise to mindfulness practices and spiritual beliefs. This understanding leads to better-informed choices that support mental and emotional health. Holistic counselling encourages self-awareness, self-empowerment, and a sense of control over one's well-being. Clients acquire vital skills and tools to proactively manage challenges.
Zen Women's Holistic Counselling offers Face to Face Counselling in my Boutique Counselling and Meditation Space in the Northern Suburbs of Brisbane or in the peaceful surrounds of nature. Phone Counselling and Zoom Sessions are also available. As each client is unique, and are on different journeys we all have our own preference for the style of counselling we prefer. When we connect with ourselves, we are able to delve deeper into our feelings unlocking thought patterns and negative self belief systems that are holding us back from reaching our fullest, truest and best potential.
MARIA ZANTIOTIS DIP.MED.HOL.COUNS. MEMBER OF IMTTA
I graduated from the Australian School of Holistic Counselling in 2021. The Australian School of Holistic Counselling has been recognised as the Best Holistic Counsellor Training Provider two years consecutively. I also gained honorary recognition in my studies and received Distinctions for all of my work. I have had many years of personal life experience and the fields I am interested in include eating disorders, trauma, depression, pain management, PTSD, marital and domestic issues, emotional and physical abuse and empowerment coaching. I am a Mother of three children and I understand the day to day challenges and struggles of being a Mum. My aim is to help Women holistically to find their inner wisdom and peace and to help Women holistically find their true potential through aligning the mind, body and spirit and connecting to their true selves. I also offer Empowerment and Enlightenment Coaching if you would like to enhance your own wellness program which helps to enable each client to have pivotal moments of learning techniques you can implement at home to help ease stress and increase your positivity. I can take you through and show you a different perspective of looking at the situations in your life and how to move on to create a happier, peaceful and more harmonious mindset.
I named my practice Zen Holistic Counselling because Zen is the art of living in the present moment. My Holistic Counselling service supports Women's emotional, physical and spiritual health and well-being, and helps Women to recognize that we have the natural innate ability to heal and empower ourselves when we embark on a journey deep within, and when we embrace the healing that comes from releasing trauma and changing the way we see our situations. Holistic Counselling is about aligning the Mind, Body and Spirit to work peacefully as one, understanding that these three components of ourselves are designed to be in harmony with each other and the harmonious balance allows us to build foundations of happiness and resilience in our every day life. I focus my work on Women of all ages, Women who are feeling challenged in their relationships and in their personal lives. My area of focus is to support Women who have experienced trauma and abuse in their relationships, older Women who are navigating different phases in their lives and Mothers who are experiencing empty nesting trying to find ways to fill voids, single Mothers needing support working through the challenges of raising children, career Women working in demanding roles, Teenagers trying to navigate life. It can be emotionally challenging for some Women to navigate life after a relationship breakdown and it is also challenging for Mother's who are feeling lost and lonely after raising kids and trying to find their purpose in life again. Women play so many roles and wear so many hats in life we can spread ourselves thin to the point of loosing our own identities. Mother's give and devote most of their lives to raising their children, so finding how to fill that void when the children leave home is important later in life. Women suffering from grief and loss, which can be loss of a loved one, loss of a career, a marriage, physical capacity, friendship, an asset, there are many types of loss. This can lead to overwhelm on the body and nervous system. It is now scientifically proven that our thoughts and emotions are responsible for most illnesses and stress is a major contributor to disease, so when we work on freeing our minds of negative and debilitating thought patterns, our bodies respond also. Why is this? The brain releases harmful chemicals into the blood stream when we are constantly under stress and when we are in this state for extended periods of time the body becomes overloaded. Holistic Counsellors are able to go deep with Clients because of our knowledge of how our thoughts trigger chemical responses and affect our mind, body and spirit alignment, and how the brain then activates our nervous systems, which creates a physiological impact on our wellbeing. A focus of my practice is also to work on post traumatic stress disorders that have been experienced whilst in difficult and challenging relationships. Abusive relationships or any traumatic experience can cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and this can have lingering debilitating effects on our mental well being and lives. I am able to help support you in identifying the root causes and triggers of anxiety and depression that you may be experiencing in your life and help give you insights and tools to move forward to live with more joy and ease.
My Focus is to be of service to Women who are either wanting to learn meditation and to live more holistically by nurturing the mind body and spirit connection or to help Women who are experiencing challenges in their lives and need support by a trained Therapist. When we encompass the mind, body and spirit connections of the human dynamic to help ease stress and live more aligned with our values and goals we are able to live more harmoniously with ourselves and those around us.
I believe we all have the capacity to heal and it is something that I am passionate about having practiced this in my own life I know it works. Holistic Therapies are scientifically proven and designed to help us to live in our natural, harmonious and joyous state and homeostasis. The stress of every day living can override this balance of harmony and I am a wonderful believer that when we change the feelings of unease and the way we think and our beliefs we are able to live more peacefully with ourselves and those around us.
My Mission is to empower Women to find balance, peace and harmony in their lives. Other areas I am focused on are helping Women to develop better self esteem, goal setting, empowerment coaching, teaching meditation techniques, teaching Women to identify with their needs, setting affirmations, mantras, chakra cleansing, breathwork and guiding you to find inner peace, happiness and serenity.
What we experience in life gets stored within our bodies, the mind body connection, so if you have experienced trauma it will remain in our nervous systems until we work with the underlying issues, it can remain there indefinitely if unresolved. Body relaxation meditations allows the body to scan where it is tense and holistic counselling allows the client to understand what is triggering the tension which helps to relieve these symptoms. Chronic Pain sufferers can sometimes get into a post traumatic stress response where anything that comes in contact with the body that has similarities to past trauma can reignite those symptoms and feelings in the body. Meditation allows us to be fully present within our bodies and is a scientific therapy to help ease these symptoms and get in touch with our innate ability to heal.
Your healing Journey is my focus and assisting you is my focus. Learning key holistic tools can set you up for life to live with more peace, ease, and knowing how to create your own inner sanctuary when stress presents itself, you can instantly empower yourself through the tools that you are shown and taught. By understanding how this alignment of mind, body and spirit works it also gives you a deeper insight into how it all interconnects creating more awareness and inner wisdom to be your own best supportive system. Learn today and become more in tune with with yourself and how to help yourself in challenging and stressful times in life.
I am here to help you navigate through life's challenges. I offer individual counseling services that are tailored to your specific needs. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, or relationship issues, I am here to support you.
This Christmas treat yourself, a Family member or a Friend to a Zen experience. This two hour package is a special Christmas offer, which includes Holistic Counselling, a beautiful guided meditation, a specially scripted meditation to take home, sound therapy and an oil diffuser and two essential oils. Only $160. This offer is valid till 31st January, 2024.
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I had several Holistic Counselling Sessions with Maria and I would definitely recommend her. I would say Maria is the modern day Healer who specialises in providing knowledge and tools to work with your mind, body and spirit as a whole. Think part psychology/part physiology/part spiritual knowledge with intuitive nudges kicked in. I loved Maria's self created Studio of peace and tranquility and her compassion and devotion to healing is something to behold. Thanks Maria for taking so much time to really listen to me, I felt heard, understood and supported. Thanks also for being committed to my healing journey by customising my "homework" handout sheets . Namaste. Jenny Marshall
Thank you Maria for showing me compassion and understanding and helping me through a difficult times in my life. Maria shares her wisdom from her own personal experiences together with her Holistic Counselling insights and studies and creates a peaceful place to talk, be yourself, find answers and be at peace. I highly recommend Maria.
Holistic Counselling with Maria has helped me to identify why I couldn't move on from my past relationship, I felt stuck and I had lost my self esteem. Maria helped me to see that I can still be whole and move on by identifying that my partner and I had much different relationship styles and communication styles that was not a healthy or supportive partnership for a successful relationship. Today I have moved on with confidence knowing that the problems we had did not only lie with me, and that it takes two people to make a relationship work. Thank you, you have helped me to recognise many new insights into building strong and healthy relationships and I have regained my confidence in myself again.
“I’ve been to many typical Western-based counsellors and psychologists but Maria and holistic counselling is second to none. I have never met someone who so genuinely listens and has as much interest in your healing as you do. The amount of time and effort she puts into each session and your overall healing journey goes far beyond the one-hour session you book with her. I have really appreciated the homework she gives me. It makes it so that the healing continues between sessions. I find myself smiling as I read the info. she has given me and feel very direction-focused when sitting down to complete the activity sheets. Maria is a complete natural at what she does and is worth far more than the current price she is charging. I am extremely grateful that I have found Maria to assist me in healing and very much look forward to every upcoming session. Thank you so much for everything Maria.