About The Being Well Process and Amberley
The Being Well Process is exactly what it says it is. It is about the process we need to continually go through in order to be well and live well throughout our lives.
There is a constant proliferation of ideas and suggestions on how we should be living, what we should do and what we should not be doing. This can just simply be overwhelming at times. The Being Well Process is about equipping you with the knowledge and the skills that you, or your organisation need to be at your best as much as possible.
Through individual therapy, retreats and workshops Amberley will help you to understand yourself so that you are able to make the choices that work well for you.
Amberley is registered as a Psychologist with AHPRA in Australia, and she is a published author. Amberley holds a degree in Psychology and a Masters in Health Psychology, both attained in the UK. She has worked in the health and wellbeing sector for 25 years, across continents and cultures. This has included working with companies, in hospitals, NGO's, on community mental health teams and in private practice.
Amberley practices a vast array of different therapeutic techniques. Amberley’s approach is centred around the belief that humans exist and connect on a physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual level, and that we are affected by both the seen, and sometimes unrecognised, universe around us.
It is not uncommon to find the belief that one therapy or one therapist who say that they 'fix all'. Amberley feels that healing occurs across our lifetimes and will involve many people, who we will encounter both professionally and personally.
Amberley intuitively and logically combines many different therapeutic techniques to help people find the right solutions for them. Her central aim is to equip you with the knowledge and tools that you need to navigate through any stressful, painful or traumatic event to a place of positive growth.
When science is used to inform wisdom and integrated into a person's approach to life then great advancement is made. Amberley believes that humans do not do well when limitations, labels and restrictions are enforced or applied. Thus her work is about using what is known, and discovering what needs to be understood and changed. Then by bringing these elements to the forefront healing and positive growth can occur.
Amberley can provide psychological diagnosis if it is sought having worked in the medicolegal and clinical field of psychology for over two decades. Within the context of diagnosis Amberley will offer you a broader understanding of the events that humans go through and their consequences and explain how a diagnosis has come to be, beyond the meeting of diagnostic criteria.
Sometimes a diagnosis is very helpful, at other times it provides an ill-informed perception of illness or disability. Rather than reflecting an experience that can potentially be changed. When a broader context can be seen, a greater number of solutions present themselves. thus providing more scope for positive change.
About Mental Health
Mental health is becoming more complex as our knowledge and understanding of how humans work physiologically, neurologically and emotionally evolves. There are significant differences between mental illness, mental injuries and situational stressors that cause us to become seemingly stuck in significant psychological and emotional responses.
Mental illness can in general be seen to encapsulate any kind of psychological disturbance such as mood disorders, schizophrenia or personality disorders. A mental injury is sustained from going through a traumatic event that would not otherwise have occurred were it not for a specific trauma.
And of course lastly there are normal and expected psychological and emotional responses to situations. e.g. relationship breakdowns, grief, financial pressures or parenting. How we approach treating each of these differs vastly and understanding the subtle differences between them is important.
About Mental Health and Business
If you run a company or organisation that employs people you need to be aware in our modern world of how your staff are performing psychologically and emotionally. In the past we were able to believe our personal and professional worlds were separate. Over the decades we have increasingly seen this is not the case. Our ability to function, in whatever role or environment we are in is intimately linked to our mental and emotional wellbeing.
If you want to get the best from your staff, then you need to create the optimum conditions for them both in their external and internal environments. In other words, have their work environment and their mental attitude aligned. Any misalignment is going to create disturbance. Where that disturbance comes from does not matter, the consequence is the same.
Performance and productivity drop when we are not caring for our psychological wellbeing. Amberley can help you and your staff perform at their best, increase productivity and develop systems that allow for greater levels of functionality to be achieved through the workshops, retreats and ongoing professional supervision that she offers.