Gabrielle Clark

Manawa Counselling Services
Mansfield Vic 3722

Sensorimotor Art Therapy
Work at The Clay Field
​In-bodied Inquiry

Reg: ACA 
Member Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute - SETI
Member International Focusing Institute -
TIFI

ABN:74 463 458 327

 0403 256 069
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What I offer when you book a session with me is a safe and welcoming space where you have the opportunity to become more yourself. 

My training is ongoing and has included the following:

Somatic Experiencing

Focusing

Whole Body Focusing

Sensorimotor Art Therapy
&
Work at The Clay Field


They are all great modalites and helpful at times to enable a process to unfold,
but most important is for me to be with you as a real authentic and genuine person.
Fully present with a kind, caring, curiosity toward how things are for you. 


For someone to genuinely want to understand how it is for you, what is the exact flavour of how things are for you in your life right now - matter how hard or terrible.

This is rare, but possible and life changing!


























​​Slowing down and getting a sense of the whole of the situation.


When we slow down and quieten down enough, we find there is a wisdom in our bodies that knows more than we have thought of, we just need to stay with it long enough for it show us the way.

The way forward is found in the problem,
that is where life has got stuck for one reason or another.


There is a certain way of deep listening and responding I know and teach that will help carry a persons process forward. 

I will rely on you checking in with yourself and correcting me if I am off track.
It's pretty amazing how it works - your body has the answers and will know what works and what does not.

The body will find a way if we just allow it the time and space it needs.




When change is felt on a bodily level it is long lasting.

















The way forward is right at the edge of where you are stuck, where your life was somehow halted. When this is accessed a shift will happen.
This shift can only be known by you and will be just the right way forward for your being.
You will know it, your whole body will know it.



The secret to your unfolding lies within you.




If any of this resonates please call me and discover how you can be an active participant
 in your own inner healing and transformation.




​​Research has shown success in therapy
relies on a persons ability to access a non-verbal bodily feel of the issues that bring them for help, 
- a skill worth developing if you dont already do it naturally.

http://www.focusing.org/research_basis.html#Research%20Studies

  If you would like to read just copy and paste the link above and put in google to take you to the website!)




 "Every bad feeling is potential energy toward a more right way of being if you give it space to move toward its rightness."
                                                             Eugene Gendlin.



Hello and welcome,

Maybe you are here because you are struggling somehow right now and tired of trying to find your way on your own. Maybe you have tried many things and nothing has worked.
Please know that there is always a way through what feels bad right now.
I hope you might find something here that resonates with you and encourages you to reach out and ask more.

I have learnt it is possible to find your own solutions and next steps through accessing your own inner directed wisdom. 


​​​​There is a wisdom at work inside us that is remarkable!


​​ Your body holds your history and your path to healing.

I f you would like to get your life back on track and re-connect with your joy, I invite you to browse my website for more.​

Or you might like to book an appointment as experiencing in person how you can re connect to your life vitality is way better than wading through all this reading!


Just having someone to hear you, understand you,
want to know more about how it is for you
- without fixing, judging, offering advice -
is often felt as a deep relief.
Manawa  

Manawa......

A person is so much more that what has happened to them.  


That is why I chose the name Manawa for my practice which encompasses so much more including...

Heart, soul, spirit, mind, breath and time...


In Maori it means the heart, both the material organ and the heart as the seat of the emotions. 

In the Hawaiian Isles Manawa means the spirit, in the Cook Islands it denotes the mind, or spirit; in French Polynesia at Marquesas the life breath; and at Mangareva the soul.

In Hawaii it also refers to time -  here we have time for pausing and listening to places in us long forgotten. Time to pause and come back to the bodys wanting, knowing and desires.



"When you feel the body from inside,
there is a door"
Eugene Gendlin