Linda Rylands
Diversity OT
Brisbane, Q, Australia
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Diversity OT
Brisbane, Q, Australia
Qualification and identity verified

About me

Linda is a mental health occupational therapist, yoga teacher and anthropologist who blends her multiple skill set with the aim of inclusivity of diverse world views of health, healing and recovery. Linda takes an approach that is holistic, occupation-based, practical and meaningful to the individual’s values, which accelerates the process of achievement of personal goals and aligned lifestyle. She is also a trauma-sensitive yoga teacher and therapist who empowers her clients to identify patterns ... of abuse and strategies to build self-esteem, confidence and positive relationships. She works specifically with women to explore empowerment, practical stress management, self-care and life skills development. Linda specialises in mental health occupational therapy with adults from diverse language and cultural backgrounds, and has worked with groups across the world. Her approach allows the inclusion of multiple explanatory models of health and identifies subtle forms of systemic disempowerment faced by her clients. She believes adults who have the supportive, empathetic and compassionate space to explore their true personal goals and build their confidence to listen to their inner knowing and truth can accelerate their healing journey to live more joyful, free, abundant and connected lives. Her practical and holistic approach facilitates creative strategies to overcome clients’ perceived barriers to create shifts in life previously thought impossible. Linda has a gift to be able to identify a path to clarity and fulfilment, no matter how complex the initial life circumstances. Linda allows a non-judgemental and peaceful space for people’s truth and narrative to emerge at a natural pace. Allowing space for people to find true authenticity behind the mask of social expectation and conditioning allows people to align their life with their values, which creates a strong foundation for a life worth living. It allows exploration of strengths, including human qualities such as compassion, empathy, resilience and sharing. After graduating as an occupational therapist in 2002 and working in various mental health settings in Australia and globally, Linda continued to explore the subtleties of diverse explanatory models of what it means to be healthy and well. She has explored various natural healing modalities over 18 years of personal and professional exploration. Her latest area of research is exploring the global world of energetic medicine, pranic nourishment and veganism into deeper healing, detox and sustainable lifestyle. She is also exploring the impact of lifestyle including food, exercise, meditation and thought patterns on the mental health of individuals and communities. She uses a strengths, humanistic, compassionate and resilience approach to support and encourage clients to recognise their personal goals and values, leading to building self-confidence, their sense of self and support their wellbeing and enjoyment of life. Linda feels inspired to walk alongside people in their healing journey to realise their innate joy and limitless potential. Read more

Languages

English

Therapies

Membership of professional associations

  • AHPRA

Education and training

- 200 Hr Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training, Satyashakti Yoga (2021) - Trauma-Sensitive Yoga 20 Hr Foundation Workshop, Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (2020) - Intuitive Balinese Massage and Holistic Principles, Academy of Intuitive Bodyworks (2017) - Certificate of Yoga Teaching (350 hrs), (Okido Yoga), Yoga Life Training (2016) - Certified Infant Massage Educator, Infant Massage Australia (2016) - Bachelor of Arts, (Extended Major in Anthropology), University of Queensland (2015) - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, University of Queensland, (2002)

Holds a relevant Working With Children Check

No

Working hours (GMT+10:00) Brisbane

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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Discovery call session

A discovery call will provide an opportunity to ask questions and gain an understanding about your current challenges, goals and pain points. ... This is a key opportunity for us to start building a relationship and understand how I may be able to assist you. You can also learn more about my expertise and knowledge, the success I have had in helping others with similar issues, and consider whether my offerings will be able to meet your needs. Ultimately, a discovery call helps to determine if there is a good fit and we can decide if we would like to take the next steps together. Read more

Online
This is a one time free session

15 min

FREE

Mental Health Counselling, Coaching and Consulting – Initial Consultation

Individuals are supported in identifying their personal life goals as a blueprint or map to co-create a pathway to experience values alignment, ... wellbeing and true soul expression. Our initial sessions will delve deep into the current emotional, spiritual and physical pains and sharing important narratives related to the problem. This will set the foundation for cultivating resilience, resourcefulness (using materials, gifts and skills we already have) and learning ways to simplify life (eg. waste conscious, connecting with nature’s cycles) and setting up habits and routines to inspire a healthy, purposeful and fulfilling life. We work from an approach that is supportive, therapeutic and sensitive to address the impact of abuse, inequalities, racism and cultural / political exclusion. Read more

Online

1 hr 30 min

250 AUD

Mental Health Counselling, Coaching and Consulting (Follow-up Consult )

Using your personal goals as a blueprint and map to your wellbeing we use various strategies in our sessions - sharing narratives and story telling ... in a safe space - occupation-based approaches including life design and creating supportive environments, habits and routines using activity scheduling - education about life skills including self-care, mindfulness, relaxation, yoga, relationship skills and emotional expression - solution-focused approach - strengthening personal power including exercise, food habit and addressing limiting beliefs. - Cultivating motivation - supporting sense of connectedness in the wider community. Read more

Online

1 hr

180 AUD

Mental Health Counselling, Coaching and Consulting (Package)

Using your personal goals as a blueprint and map to your wellbeing we use various strategies in our sessions - sharing narratives and story telling ... in a safe space - occupation-based approaches including life design and creating supportive environments, habits and routines using activity scheduling - education about life skills including self-care, mindfulness, relaxation, yoga, relationship skills and emotional expression - solution-focused approach - strengthening personal power including exercise, food habit and addressing limiting beliefs. - Cultivating motivation - supporting sense of connectedness in the wider community. 3 sessions for $500 6 sessions for $900 9 sessions for $1300 Read more

Online

3 hr

500 AUD

6 hr

900 AUD

9 hr

1300 AUD

E-support packages

For individual's who are not yet ready for meeting in a session, however still need some professional support to address life issues are invited ... to email their issues and questions in the meantime. This is a safe and confidential space to address concerns. I will respond to your email as soon as possible, typically within 3 days with information and recommendations to address your concerns. One email and response $80 Two emails and responses $120 Three emails and responses $150 Read more

Online

30 min

80 AUD

1 hr

120 AUD

1 hr 30 min

150 AUD

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