Dharma Healing and Mindfulness Counselling:
Buddha Dharma and Mindfulness Counselling is not so much a model that one can just apply, but more of an attitude and approach that one must embody for self-study, and to assist those on a path of physical, emotional & spiritual development. The Buddha Dharma emphasizes the understanding of yourself- know yourself- thus the Buddha Dharma education is a practice of self-inquiry that leads you on a journey toward self-realization. Understanding yourself deeply, knowing that every individual is their own teacher and honouring that each person is indeed unique are principle foundations of Buddha Dharma philosophy.
Holistic Counselling is a four-fold, body-based approach to psychotherapy that stems primarily from the work of Dr Rudolf Steiner. Steiner believed that all human beings were created with four interrelated, energetic systems. Sharing similar beliefs to Buddha Dharma philosophy, holistic counselling recognises that our physical body shows us the effects of traumatic experiences and emotions through responses such as sickness or ill-health. The general condition of our body shows us how we process experience, how our other subtle (energetic) layers are performing and if we are living a balanced and harmonious life. Many people, especially those who have suffered a number of traumatic experiences, may feel disconnected or find themselves struggling through life whether it be emotionally, mentally and/or physically. Exploring past experiences in order to integrate and heal them is key to this holistic model of counselling.