Qualified Physiotherapist, Applied Psychotherapist and Breathing Educator
Tessa is a breath-focused physiotherapist with a background in exercise science. In 2018, whilst working in England, Tessa had the opportunity to complete Mary Massery's course, If You Can't Breathe You Can't Function, at Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital in Nesodden, Norway. Tessa incorporates innate neuromuscular patterns to assist with coupling breath and movement from this course. She then went on to assist Mary in 2019 as a teaching assistant at the same course held in Sydney.
Broadening her skills within the area of breathing efficiency, she completed her BreatheAbility Level 1 and 2 courses for Breathing Re-training under Tess Graham. She is able to assess and treat dysfunctional breathing patterns through identifying poor habits and educating on physiological normal breathing.
Breathing Re-training can ease symptoms associated with anxiety, respiratory disorders and improve breathing efficiency for sports performance.
Recognising the significant role the mind and central drive of the brain in overall wellbeing she wanted to broaden her skills into a therapy targeting the mind. As a result she has gained her Advanced Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Applied Psychotherapy and Neurolinguistic Programming. Clinical Hypnotherapy acts directly on the subconscious mind. The place which holds the automatic patterns underpinning our behaviours. It is a tool that can help re-wire ineffective behaviour/thought patterns , assist with identifying and processing emotions, as well as teach teach you how to regulate your nervous system for the long term benefit.