Boranup Forest Retreat Services

Yoga

Yoga / Stretch Therapy
We offer one to one and small group introductory sessions at the retreat in addition to one to one sessions in a variety of settings close to the retreat

Sound Therapy

Lisa has had a keen interest in the Health and Wellness field for the last 30 years. Becoming certified as a Yoga Teacher in 2006, Stretch Therapy Teacher in 2017 and most recently gaining Certification in the Science of HeartMath (focuses on heart wave variability and coherence and use of biofeedback to teach you how to bring your brain, mind, body and emotions into balanced alignment).

Lisa also has a keen interest in Sound Therapy using resonant frequencies/vibrations of the Gongs and Tibetan bowls to bring about a state of deep relaxation within the body leaving you feeling deeply rejuvenated and in a heightened state of peace.

A passionate horse lover, Lisa is also hoping to one day integrate Equine Therapy as a modality being offered to help people with Mental Health issues.

Counselling

We offer counselling to individuals, couples or families with a focus on walking and talking in an outdoor therapy model. Isolating yourself at the retreat to focus on issues and immersing yourself in the process is the concept we promote. We utilise a Narrative Therapy approach to addressing trauma treatment.

Massage

Muscle tension is a major impact of stress and massage therapy is one of the best ways of treating stress through soothing muscle tension. Boranup Forest Retreat has several massage therapists, men and women that can attend the retreat for providing massage therapy. Prices range from 50$-85$ per hour for different therapists.

Muscle tension plays a significant role in psychological stress and in our opinion releasing muscle tension through massage compliments counselling and other services available at the retreat. We have our own dedicated room for massage therapy.   

Hiking and Bushwalking

Boranup Forest Retreat is surrounded by forest and national park with great walking trails throughout the surrounding forests. There is nothing more beneficial than the oxygen rich forest environment for walking or longer hikes in addition to the beach and coastal tracks nearby with beautiful scenic views. Guided walks are provided as part of anyone attending Mental Health Optimisation retreats and the opportunity for guided walks is available to anyone attending the retreat.

Heart Math Bio Feedback

Heartmath is a new technique being used to effectively treat Anxiety, Depression and Trauma. The heart’s input to the brain during stressful or negative emotions has a profound effect on the brain’s emotional processes.

Using HeartMath techniques and Hear Rate Variability biofeedback, learn to generate increased heart rhythm coherence which not only benefits the entire body, but also profoundly affects how we perceive, think, feel, and perform.

HeartMath technology trains people to reduce stress, gain greater self-control and increase resilience. Using either an ear sensor or finger sensor connected to a USB module running on Heartmath emWave software, it monitors and displays an individuals heart- rhythm patterns and shows coherence levels on a computer screen.

Coherence is defined as an optimal state in which the heart, mind and emotions operate in sync and are balanced, which has been proven to have numerous mental, emotional and physical benefits. http://www.heartmath.org/research/research-home/coherence.html. Learning how breathing exercises and other visualisation techniques can quickly alter our heart rhythms and understanding how this impacts upon our physical and mental health is what we teach people attending retreats at Boranup Forest Retreat.

About
Anatole Hudson, Bachelor of Psychology and Health Wellness Specialist facilitates Boranup Forest Retreat. Boranup Forest Retreat (BFR) is a 7 bedroom house on a blueberry farm 10 minutes south of Margaret River providing short term accommodation for attending retreats The house is ideally set out with peaceful bedrooms that are separate from the main living areas of the house to allow privacy and peace and quiet. The house overlooks a dam and is surrounded by forest.
He has over ten years of experience in private practice and additionally has worked for another 15 years in injury management and rehabilitation, disability and employment, chronic pain and general mental health. He has a special interest in regenerative medicine, gut health and ADD/ADHD and likes to encourage education and information sharing for mutual benefit. He has over ten years of experience in private practice and additionally has worked for another 15 years in injury management and rehabilitation, disability and employment, chronic pain and general mental health. He has a special interest in regenerative medicine, gut health and ADD/ADHD and likes to encourage education and information sharing for mutual benefit.

Boranup Forest Retreat has been created to promote health and wellness focusing on all major aspects of health: physical, psychological and spiritual. Services include Counselling, Outdoor Activities, Yoga, HeartMath, Sound Therapy, and Massage.

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