From chaos to calm.
Work and life can feel overwhelming and leave us unsure about how to reconnect with our potential. Health and social care work requires a high level of emotional and physical effort. This combined with the ever-changing workplace landscape often leads to fatigue and burn out.
We created Breathing Space so that we could provide an individualised coaching and counselling service, delivered at the places where people and teams work. We bring our service to you and create spaces within your organisation where joy, mindfulness, purpose and person-centred care can flourish. This is a new way of supporting people at work.
We do this in a range of ways, from personalised coaching and counselling to mindfulness classes, yoga and workshops.
We’ve designed Breathing Space to offer you individualised coaching and counselling when you need it. We can come to your workplace, meet you at a café or arrange a private meeting space.
Breathing Space offers a suite of services
Counselling offers an opportunity for you to explore various aspects of your life in a non-judgmental environment, and develops skills to support positive change. Private, confidential sessions are delivered in the workplace or a private meeting space. Our Employee Assistance program is a work-based intervention program designed to enhance the emotional, mental and general psychological wellbeing of all employees and their immediate family members.
The goal of meditation is to become more aware of your thoughts and emotions. Meditation is the art of consciously relaxing the body and calming the mind, not stopping thoughts, but letting them come and go without getting stuck in them.
Why Meditate? Study after study demonstrates scientifically that meditation reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, boosts the immune system and creates a sense of general wellbeing.
Geoff Coombe is our qualified meditation leader and can train leaders within your workplace.
In our time-poor lifestyles, with the added joy and pressure of family and children to care for, we are overloaded with advertising and information. This makes it increasingly difficult to know what a healthy lifestyle is.
Our trained lifestyle coach provides professional, sensible advice on diet, stress management, exercise and alcohol and tobacco use. We can get you back on track.
Grief is good, normal, OK, healthy and necessary. We will all experience grief. People in health and social care roles will experience grief from many situations. If these experiences are not properly managed the cumulative grief can be debilitating.
Grief can occur through the death of a patient or colleague; the family’s treatment of a patient or poorly managed patient care. People who work in aged care will experience the physical and cognitive decline of residents in a variety of ways. Your staff need to be supported in a range of ways, coaching or counselling can be helpful.
Likewise your clients, patients or residents will require confidential assistance to make difficult transitions successfully. The move to aged care; gradual physical and cognitive decline; the death and/or decline of other residents; the changing nature of family relationships and decreasing autonomy can all cause grief, depression or sometimes hostility.
We provide counselling, education and information sessions to support organisations, staff and clients manage what can be a very difficult time.
An Advance Care Directive is an important step forward in planning for our future health care, preferred living arrangements and other personal matters. It replaces the existing Enduring Powers of Guardianship, Medical Powers of Attorney and Anticipatory Directions with a single Advance Care Directive Form.
We provide information, advice and guidance for people contemplating an Advance Care Directive.
Breathing Space works with a senior yoga teacher to deliver classes in your workplace. Yoga cultivates health and wellbeing (physical, emotional, mental and social) through the regular practice of a range of many different techniques, including postures and movement, breath awareness and breathing exercises, relaxation and concentration, self-inquiry and meditation.
Breathing Space works with a qualified Laughter Therapist to deliver sessions in your workplace. Laughter is a natural medicine. Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain. Laughter therapy is the use of humour to promote overall health and wellness. It aims to use the natural physiological process of laughter to help relieve physical or emotional stresses or discomfort. You can book a session for your next team meeting.
Geoff Coombe is our Breathing Space Personal Change Coach. He offers coaching with wisdom, empathy, compassion and a light heartedness that brings everything into perspective. You can contact Geoff at Geoff@freerthinking.com.au or by phone: 0408815710.
Geoff has a Master of Social Work, Grad Dip in Rehabilitation and a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology). Geoff is also a qualified Meditation Leader with a specialised interest in Grief and Loss.