Registered Physiotherapist, Applied Psychotherapist and Breathing Educator
Tessa is the heart and soul behind Zephyr Movement. She guides people out of burnout, anxiety, breathing dysfunction and/or persisting pain. Over the last four years she has helped over 200 people ease their symptoms and cultivate long term management strategies.
Her aim as a practitioner and mentor is to guide people into gentle resilience. Her client's have been tough for so long, now completely depleted left searching for a sustainable way to continue navigating life's challenges.
She began physiotherapy in the hospital system, quickly noticing how intertwined physical and mental health are. Not only that, she worked in a system so overrun it often failed to support their staff, particularly recent graduates. University prepares us for clinical work so well but the unique emotional toll of working in healthcare is harder to anticipate.
She graduated with an advanced diploma in Applied Psychotherapy (Clinical Hypnotherapy) learning more about the mind body connection. Zephyr Movement was created to support her community using the full breadth of her skills. Fellow burnout health professionals and the community at large are invited to find rest and support at Zephyr Movement.
What do overwhelm, anxiety and pain have in common?
They all trip our nervous system's response to protect us.
In order to find wellbeing we must first learn safety in a more comfortable way.
Our brains are so good at running patterns on autopilot.
Whether it be a limited breathing, movement or thought pattern, all can create discomfort.
Before we can change anything we must first become aware of what is really present.
Only once we feel safe and have the skills to return to the present, is it appropriate to process less than easy sensations and emotions.
We do this gently by using your imagination. In a way we find a 'melody' to process your pain through.
To create a community of people who value gentle resilience.
Breathing Re-training | Movement Patterns | Hypnotherapy