about

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 and to the profound wisdom and beauty of the land that holds, sustains and homes us.

Explore and experience embodied mindfulness, connection, awareness and access optimal health and presence in a safe, supportive, impartial space. When we feel, we heal. Welcome home. 

My clients range from babies to seniors with a broad range of conditions, concerns and goals.  As a therapist and facilitator, I am here to support you to experience the innate health and healing wisdom of your body in the present moment and to explore, through the sensory experience of the body, your relationship with yourself, others and nature.  "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. Support is tailored to your needs , facilitating resourcing and reorganisation of any concerns you are encountering.  I offer modalities that I have personally explored and experienced in depth and 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.   

Bio

Thaedra Frangos is a registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist; freelance movement artist and dancer and facilitator of somatic meditation and Wayapa Wuurrk© (earth mindfulness).

Thaedra lives on Wadawurrung country and is a Gourrmjanyuk (Wemba Wemba) and Dhudhuroa Theddora Mittung Yaitmathang descendant through her maternal lineage. Thaedra has an intention to support awareness of and reverence for the incredible wisdom of our first peoples in a present day context as a pathway to holistic wellness, healing and connection.

Thaedra is inspired by lived experience and extensive explorations of the body through movement, dance, feeling, nature, yoga, somatic meditation, Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy, ongoing research, Indigenous healing and embodied mindfulness. Thaedra’s unique approach is to support clients with tailored skills and resources drawing on various modalities and to encourage health to shine through. 

Thaedra is known for her ability to hold a generous, safe, compassionate and impartial space for clients to feel and explore what is going on at a deep level resulting in greater access to health and alleviation of pain and tension. Thaedra’s treatments encompass consideration of the whole person and invoke a feeling of being held and listened to inspiring trust in the wisdom of the body and our innate healing power.

Prior to working in the healing arts, Thaedra developed skills in deep listening and holding space while working as a lawyer facilitating complaint resolution, policy, research and outreach for the Ombudsman, Privacy Commissioner, Aboriginal Affairs. Thaedra facilitated yoga and meditation (including pre and post natal) in diverse settings from 2009 to 2019 and has practiced as a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist since 2016 and Wayapa Wuurkk® mindfulness facilitator since 2018.

Thaedra supports clients of all ages and stages to connect with and experience the wisdom of their body.

Qualifications:

2018 - Accredited Wayapa© Practitioner (Wayapa Wuurrk©, June, 2018)

2017 – Post Grad Working with Mothers, Babies and Children (Body Intelligence)

2017 – Post Grad Pain is Really Strange (Steve Haines, Body Intelligence)

2016 - Registered Biodynamic Craniosacral therapist (Body Intelligence, 2 year Diploma)

2016 – Awakening the Body 10 week meditation course (Dharma Ocean)

2014 – Touching Enlightenment: Introduction to Meditating with the Body (Dharma Ocean)

2013 – Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga (Yoga Synergy, Sydney)

2011 – Chandra Krama (Moon Sequence) Certification (Matthew Sweeney – Yoga Temple)

2010 – Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teacher Training (Australian Yoga Academy)

1996 - BA/LLB (Deakin University)