Deb Algar, CHT, Dip.Hol.Couns, PACFA Reg.Clinical, MBSR teacher. Deb is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and a Teacher in Training with Hakomi Australia, currently teaching on the Sydney Hakomi Professional Training. She holds a Diploma in Holistic Counselling and has been in private practice as a psychotherapist for over 14 years, working with individuals and couples. She also teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction courses to the general public in Sydney. Deb is passionate about sharing the possibilities for self-discovery, connectedness and freedom that Hakomi and mindfulness offer.
Aladdin is a certified Hakomi therapist and teacher. He brings to this workshop a love of creativity, collaborative practice and fostering the conditions for transformative learning experiences. For over a decade he has worked as as a facilitator, psychotherapist, family therapist & ecotherapist with children, teens and adults. Aladdin currently works for Easternhealth as a family violence counsellor and in health promotion in Men’s Health and prevention of family violence. He maintains a small private practice in Melbourne and leads workshops throughout Austraila. Wild nature, Zen practice, music and family enrich his life.
Lorella is a Certified Hakomi Therapist, Certified Somatic Sex Educator and Workshop Facilitator. She works with individuals and couples and is predominantly focused on supporting people to come into full, unconditional acceptance of themselves. As our relationship to our emotions and underlying feelings changes, we gain the confidence to relate to ourselves and others in a more transparent and undefended way, radically transforming our capacity for intimacy. Learning to meet the raw and undigested feelings, that we’ve spent a lifetime avoiding, is like learning to navigate the underworld of our unconscious in a way that is personally illuminating. She has developed somatic practices to help clients integrate and welcome these experiences in a relaxed and deeply inspiring way.
Pernilla Siebenfreund is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer with the Hakomi Institute Pacifica Team. She leads Hakomi workshops in Australia and teaches on Hakomi Professional Trainings in Sydney. She has over 16 years of experience in private practice in Brisbane, working with couples and individuals, as well as seven years experience working with children and parents in a Brisbane based agency. She is the Brisbane organiser of Hakomi workshops and trainings, is trained in Somatic Experiencing and has been a meditation practitioner for over 20 years. As a psychotherapist and teacher, Pernilla has a particular interest in applying loving kindness and embodied mindfulness to cultivate compassion for self and others.