Community Partners – South East Queensland

Amanda Foy, The Emotional Strength Trainer (Ipswich and Online)


 Amanda works with people in emotional trauma providing unique, outcome driven solutions to easily implement change.

We have three levels of awareness:

  • You identify there’s a problem.
  • You talk about it and take some positive actions

… and then there’s the biggy not many people know exists …

  • Cellular memory awareness, the one you need help to identify

Amanda is on a mission to be the global voice of the emotional immune system, educating people about the impact that undealt with emotional trauma makes on your life. She also has a unique energy healing therapy, which she has been using with people from all over the world, for the last eight years. You don’t have to recount the horrors you may have experienced, a major part that often stops people in their tracks to asking for help.

Amanda’s sessions are ‘remote’ which means you don’t have to stop what you are doing or even be in the same room as her.

Your emotional strength and freedom will start to unfold all the way through to the core of your being when you bring Amanda into your health and happiness team.

Connect with Amanda at her website, or on her Facebook page. 





Bronwyn Lakay. (Gold Coast) 

cb-logo-handbronwynBronwyn is an holistic health care practitioner.  Her intention is to empower each individual to heal themself and to express their true essence through personal sessions and/or workshops.  She acknowledges that YOU have the consciousness, gifts and abilities to heal and serve yourself and others.


Every second of our life we are processing – physically, chemically and emotionally.   We are born to be dynamic and the only thing that is ever constant is change.   As we go through phases of flux and change, having a network of friends, therapists and mentors can help us to focus on the  wellbeing support we all need at times.


In truth our instinct or intuition is often our strongest guide, but we all too often doubt ourselves.  Therefore having people to direct us or reaffirm what our body is telling us can be beneficial.


Bronwyn’s journey first began as a scientist, then massage therapist, then Chiropractor.  She then went on to study various healing modalities and continues learning in all sorts of ways each and every day.  Bronwyn is passionate about both learning and teaching, and so felt compelled to create workshops to share some of the insights and tools that she has learnt over the years for people of all ages.


The services she offers are :

  • Chiropractic
  • Massage
  • Healing
  • GDV Biofield Health Analysis
  • Health and Healing Workshops   

Connect with Bronwyn at her website





Complete Men (Gold Coast)

Complete Men

Complete Men helps, supports and inspires men of all ages to reach their full potential. It helps them remember how to be fully engaged in their own lives, and those of their families and communities. 

Complete Men provides individual support and programs for men to engage in men’s groups and related personal growth activities.

Our evidence based programs help men to be more grounded and connected, which frees up a lot of energy normally wasted on self doubt and putting on a mask just to fit in. This freed up energy can then be put towards being an authentic and purposeful man – a man’s full potential in being the best man he can be.

Complete Men runs men’s groups, men’s initiations, and courses for men’s groups facilitators. 

For more information visit the website, and like their Facebook page.




Gerlinde Hayson – Integration Restoration, iRest Yoga Nidra (Gold Coast)

img_1077Based on the ancient teachings of meditation, iRest is an evidence based transformative practice that leads to psychological, physical and spiritual healing and well-being. It is a meditative self enquiry which induces deep relaxation throughout the body and mind.

The informed teachings are from Richard Miller PhD, and the Integrative Restorative Institute. He has brought the tradition into the modern world with his western training in Clinical Psychology and eastern yoga practice.

Its practice is:

  1. Integrative. It heals the various unresolved issues and traumas that are present in your  body and mind, and
  2. Restorative. It enables you to recognise your innate peace of mind that is always present amidst all changing circumstances of life.

iRest provides you with tools to help you relax deeply, release stress, increase resilience, improve your interpersonal relationships and provide you with greater mastery and control in your life.

iRest nourishes noble qualities such as joy, peacefulness, empathy, forgiveness, patience and loving kindness toward yourself and others and supports you to resolve issues such as insomnia, anxiety, fear and depression.

Connect with Gerlinde and discover iRest on Facebook.






Men’s Wellbeing (South-East Queensland)

Mens Wellbeing in a non-profit, member-based association incorporated in Qld since 1998. We believe that building stronger communities of men makes a unique contribution to improving male wellbeing and in turn strengthens the families and communities those men belong to.

We embody our principal of “men supporting men” by organising men’s gatherings and men’s groups in Qld, NSW and Vic.

Connect with Mens Wellbeing at their website or on Facebook




Michelle Keeffe. Speed of Life Coaching (Brisbane and Online)


Speed of Life Coaching supports women to thrive through change to create a life that is intentional, calm and balanced.

Through highly supportive coaching and mentoring programs, women are guided to explore who they are, unravel what holds them ’stuck’, become empowered to effect the change they seek and take action to live their purpose.

Speed of Life Coaching also runs an intimate group workshop called The Heartful Waywhich supports mothers to explore and reconnect with who they are and bring to life all the hopes, dreams and aspirations they may have tucked away for “one day… when the kids are older”. You will walk away each week with a deeper sense of who you are, reconnection with your dreams and aspirations, your cup refilled and heart feeling full, and realistic and useful strategies and practices to integrate your desired changes into your daily life.a

Michelle Keeffe is the passion, brains and heart behind Speed of Life Coaching. She has personally walked the path to creating and living a life that is intentional, heartful and aligned with her purpose and she actively supports other women to do the same.

Rebecca Conway. Return To Freedom (Brisbane)

Return to Freedom Coaching is a specialist in self-leadership and personal development.

Rebecca has spent 25 years in the Australian Defence Force, where she spent the last seven years looking after Soldiers who were Wounded, Ill or Injured.
She assisted soldiers throughout their career, but more importantly when they were preparing to leave Defence due to a Medical Separation.
After years of seeing the implications to families and communities,  when people are suffering from a Mental Health Illness, Rebecca is passionate about assisting people lead a life full of purpose.  Rebecca understands the difficulty families face when family members suffer from Mental Illness. She believes that if everyone had literacy around Mental Health issues, the world would be a more compassionate place.

Return to Freedom coaching is fully qualified to run Mental Health First Aid courses, these courses WILL Rebuild Communities, Reconnect Families and assist Mates to look after their Mates. 

Return to Freedom is based in Brisbane, but Rebecca is happy to travel around Australia if there is a need.

Connect with Rebecca at Return to Freedom.

Find out more about Mental Health First Aid at the website, or on Facebook.




The Addictive World – 9 Conscious Choices Program (Brisbane)

12669669_1058012087605629_6569184568336636231_nThe 9 Conscious Choice Program is an educational skills based program designed to assist in the connection and transformation of all family members-parents and siblings.

We work with Individuals and Families who are touched and/or have been touched by PTSD, Addiction, Depression, Anxiety and Domestic Violence.

The participants in the 9 CC’s Program, are not here to talk about others, to condemn, criticize, or judge anyone. Their desire is to improve the quality of their own lives by looking honestly at who they are.

  • Take home a skill – custom-designed component giving tools to practice at home.
  • Safe place for social connections.
  • Connect with others who are experiencing recovery and find support
  • Judgement and criticism free zone
  • Relaxation and meditation
  • No one is broken.

‘My choice to recover Me empowers Me’ and we admire all those who have come through our program and the courage that it take to show up and do the work.

Connect with The Addictive World on Facebook





Fix My Pay (Brisbane)

‘The Karens’ were approached by a Brisbane surgeon who had fallen victim of being underpaid, and not knowing who could help.
He was relentless in his mission to help himself and others in QLD Health, and found ‘The Karens’ (FixMyPay).
We see in our game individuals will either come to us after they have left their employer, or in numbers. We want to help people know that they cannot lose their job for asking the question about their pay. If they can’t ask the question then go outside and seek help from those that are making a difference in this space. You only have to do this once, and then you can do it yourself.
We provide a platform that gives people a voice, and the confidence to approach their employer about their pay entitlements. For those who don’t feel comfortable, we provide a gently gently approach advising the employer of the inconsistencies, and requesting underpayment on the employees behalf. This is done for a nominal fee as we want to ensure our focus is the individual getting what they are owed.
We help Employers ensure they meet their HR/Payroll obligations.
Power to the people!
Visit their website and connect with Fix My Pay on Facebook.

Unite Mind and Body – Robyn Swarner


Robyn is a clinical hypnotherapist, who specialises in The Richards Trauma Protocol (TRTP).

Homeopathy helps bring the body back into balance by finding the root cause of discomfort.

Robyn’s work has been shown to benefit conditions that are acute or chronic, and she specialises in pre and post-surgical, and reproductive health.

Each appointment takes at least an hour, and TRTP takes three sessions.

Robyn offers a free half hour session, which can help you determine if it’s the best solution for you. Email her