About Thaedra

Experience expert facilitation and healing grounded in First Nations wisdom and structured qualifications. Access potent health and presence in a safe, supportive, impartial space.

An Ombudsman for body, mind and spirit. 

When we feel, we heal. Welcome home. 

Thaedra Frangos

I respectfully acknowledge the original custodians of the land that I live and work on, the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin nation, and all original custodians. I pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging, to the Ancestors and to the profound wisdom and beauty of the land that holds, sustains and homes us.

BIO

Thaedra Frangos is a Dhudhuroa, Wamba Wemba and Greek descendant living on Wadawurrung country. She is a mother, healer, facilitator, movement artist and actor combining formal qualifications and lived experience in facilitation, traditional First Nations' cultural healing, biodynamic craniosacral therapy, Wayapa Wuurrk (‘Connect Country’ earth mindfulness and movement), cultural heritage, dance, yoga, somatic meditation and law.

Thaedra facilitates felt, embodied relationships with the interconnected landscapes of self (mind, body, spirit), country, community and ancestors with an intention to support awareness of, and reverence for, the incredible wisdom of First Nations' peoples in a present day context as a pathway to wholistic connection, healing and creative expression.

Thaedra has facilitated in healing arts, wellbeing and cultural heritage for the past 14 years. Prior to this, she developed skills in deep listening and facilitation as a qualified lawyer working in complaint resolution, policy, research and outreach for the Western Australian Ombudsman, Victorian Privacy Commissioner and Aboriginal Affairs.

Thaedra currently works with a diverse range of individuals and organisations including as an associate researcher and facilitator within research areas of First Nations healing practices. 

Qualifications

  • Participation in ‘Past and Present’ Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management Workshop 2023
  • Facilitation certificate - Groupwork Centre Facilitation Skills Workshop – 2023
  • Diploma in Wayapa Wuurrk (‘Connect Country’ Indigenous earth mindfulness) 2018
  • Post Grad Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy ‘Working with Mothers, Babies and Children’ (2017) Body Intelligence
  • Post Grad Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy ‘Pain is Really Strange’ (2017) Body Intelligence
  • Diploma in Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy (2016) Body Intelligence
  • Teaching Certificate in the Moon Sequence (2011) Yoga Temple (Matthew Sweeney)
  • Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching (2010) Australian Yoga Academy
  • Admitted as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of NSW (2005)
  • BA/LLB (Literature/Bahasa Indonesian) Deakin University (2001)

Working with me

As a therapist and facilitator, I am here to support you to experience your innate health and healing wisdom of the body in the present moment. To reconnect with your spirit through sensory experience and explore your relationship with yourself, others and country. 

Holding space for traumatic experiences to reimagine themselves through somatic exploration and creative movement is my heart's journey. 

"Neuroscience research shows that the only way we can change the way we feel is by becoming aware of our inner experience and learning to befriend what is going on inside ourselves....Physical self-awareness is the first step in releasing the tyranny of the past". (Bessel A. van der Kolk)

Values

My values as a therapist and facilitator are mutual respect, acceptance and non judgement. In our sessions we work together establishing your concerns and intentions and meeting you, in the moment, exactly as you are.  Awareness is the first step towards change and support is tailored to your needs, facilitating resourcing and reorganisation of any concerns you are encountering. 

I offer modalities that I have personally explored in depth and have found invaluable in navigating life and challenges from traumatic events, grief and loss, pain and injury to a deep felt sense of understanding of myself and increasing inner strength, wholeness and creative expression.