Restoring Resilience

Aims to Teach & Empower Individuals & Communities

To Treat & Resolve Stress, Overwhelm & Trauma

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Our aim is for people to feel safe and connected by creating a world where they feel understood and valued.

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Restoring Resilience intends on achieving this via a suite of training programs that empower counsellors, mental health practitioners; organisational team leaders and managers; teachers, parents, families and communities.

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The programs are underpinned by a neuroscientific map, the Polyvagal Theory, and incorporates a combination of Somatic Experiencing and Gestalt Therapy interventions. The programs are interactive, theoretical, incorporate experiential exercises, self-inquiry, case studies and interventions.

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The Training Program

Our Working with Kids programs are designed for practitioners and parents to help build a  strengthened bond with kids and youth that supports healing, growth and resilience; to increase practitioner understanding and provide effective powerful interventions for working with varied behaviours and presentations.

Our Reflective Practice and Supervision programs are designed to support practitioners in  both their professional and personal development. The programs are designed to support practitioners to track their own nervous system, to learn to work from a place of regulation and embodiment, skills essential in protecting practitioners from vicarious trauma/ burnout. Sessions teach practitioners the importance of self care, maintaining healthy boundaries and achieving great client outcomes.

  • “Working with kids” for Practitioners
  • “Tuning into Teens” for Parents
  • “Reflective Practice” for Practitioners
  • “Group Supervision” for Practitioners
  • “Restoring Resilience” within in Teams
Brain Changing Strategies

Brain-Changing Strategies

Our work in developing a high school program has become highly acclaimed as quoted within it this newly released book.

Stop trauma in its tracks, address disruptive behaviors, and create a safe and thriving environment with a neuroscience-backed approach to running your classroom.


Here are just a few testimonials from parents of our recent courses delivered

“I liked the way Anna and Phyllis communicated with the group, it was sincere and they really listened and provided some great suggestions to those asking questions or sharing some of their story”


2020, Education Department

“Great presenters with clear points and targeted information”


2020, Education Department

“It was engaging and provided an open platform to speak freely from judgement. Was able to expand on my knowledge of the nervous system, window of tolerance and ways to help regulate it. Important lessons on how we connect with others in relation to boundaries “


2020, Mental Health in Construction

“Thank you for providing this amazing opportunity. It is one of the best things I’ve done. Cannot thank you enough.”


2019, Boroondara Youth

“Great to see that I am not the only one going through this. Great course and great handouts.”


November 2019

“Thank you for presenting this amazing course. It is one of the best things I’ve done. Can’t thank you enough. Phyllis, you are beautiful making this such a positive experience.”


September 2019

“Our teens seem to have modified their behaviours for a more peaceful household which is a result of our new knowledge and skills.”


May 2019

“I learnt that we are not alone with the challenges and struggles of raising teens. I learnt that I have the ability to address issues with improved skills.“


March 2019

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