EQness
Coogee, NSW, Australia
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EQness
Coogee, NSW, Australia
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About

Dr. Olga-Lucia Gamboa Arana is a cognitive neuroscientist, life coach and mindfulness and self-compassion teacher who uses a combination of science and practicality to help people boost their self-esteem, confidence and self-compassion. She loves to support people’s psychological and general wellbeing by helping them to make positive changes in their mental and behavioural patterns using tools and strategies from state-of-the-art research findings. While her clients may initially come to her... Dr. Olga-Lucia Gamboa Arana is a cognitive neuroscientist, life coach and mindfulness and self-compassion teacher who uses a combination of science and practicality to help people boost their self-esteem, confidence and self-compassion. She loves to support people’s psychological and general wellbeing by helping them to make positive changes in their mental and behavioural patterns using tools and strategies from state-of-the-art research findings. While her clients may initially come to her seeking support for stress management, insomnia, challenges at work or relationship difficulties, Olga-Lucia often finds that the underlying theme comes back to self-esteem and confidence. Using her expertise in neuroscience, coaching and mindfulness, Olga-Lucia helps her clients to create a new path by trying different life experiments and finding the right tools and techniques unique to them. She loves witnessing the “aha” moment of someone’s life-changing experience when they find peace and truth. Initially working as a physicist, Olga-Lucia has always been interested in understanding human emotions and their consequences. Fascinated by how the laws of physics and the laws of the human mind and heart are so different, Olga-Lucia started learning more about psychology and the mind, conducting experiments and helping herself heal in the process. Olga-Lucia holds a PhD in Neuroscience, has studied psychology specialising in emotional education and stress management, and became a teacher of mindfulness and self-compassion (MSC) and a life coach. She is also certified as a teacher of mindful eating (MB-EAT program) and is trained in acceptance and commitment therapy. Olga-Lucia is currently finalising her Masters in Psychotherapy and looks forward to integrating principles of this into her work with her clients. When it comes to self-esteem and confidence, we are all a constant work-in-progress. Olga-Lucia knows that it can often feel impossible to change, but through supporting you to experiment with mindfulness, movement, learning to nurture yourself and other evidence-based tools and strategies, she can help you find what is helpful and what is not. Olga-Lucia looks forward to sharing practical tools and strategies to help you achieve a meaningful, enjoyable and healthy life. Read more

Languages

English, Spanish

Therapies

Membership of professional associations

  • Association for Contextual Behavioral Science

Education and training

PhD in Neuroscience - Universidad de Valladolid (2006) Diploma of Psychological Techniques for Stress Control (625 hours) - National University of Distance Education in Spain (2014) Diploma of Diagnosis and Emotional Education (875 hours) - National University of Distance Education in Spain (2014) Diploma of Psychological Techniques for Stress Control (625 hours) - National University of Distance Education in Spain (2014) Certification International Life Coaching (70 hours) - School of European Leaders (2015) Certificate of Completion ACT for Depression and Anxiety Disorders (16 hours) - Dr Russ Harris Certificate of Training in MB-EAT - Mindful Eating Training Institute (2020) MSC Teacher Training (36 hours) - Centre for Mindful Self Compassion (2015) ACT as a Brief Intervention - Dr Russ Harris (2022)

Holds a relevant Working With Children Check

No

An insurance policy has been provided

No

Working hours (GMT+10:00) Sydney

Monday
8:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Olga-Lucia Gamboa Arana’s studio location

Coogee, NSW, Australia

Exact location will be provided after booking

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COVID-19 recommendations Prior to making your in person booking with your practitioner, please ensure that you discuss their obligations and compliance regarding the prevention of the spread of COVID-19. Learn more

Discovery call session

A discovery call will provide an opportunity to ask questions and gain an understanding about... 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

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This is a one time free session

15 min

FREE

Individual Coaching Session

Individual sessions are suitable for people that have limited time due to their busy schedules... Individual sessions are suitable for people that have limited time due to their busy schedules but that want to learn effective strategies to improve their quality of life. This is a brief intervention (1 to 4 sessions, max 1-hour duration) that follows the Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (FACT) model. Sessions are highly practical and focused on building a skill that will help to address a certain issue. Topics (including but not limited to): managing difficult emotions building confidence and self-esteem stress management living your dream life mindful eating and achieving your weight loss goals managing insomnia These sessions can be held in person or online via Zoom. Read more

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In person

1 hr

185 AUD

Mindfulness & Self-Compassion Training

During these sessions, you will learn to incorporate mindfulness to be more present during... During these sessions, you will learn to incorporate mindfulness to be more present during your daily life and be more compassionate towards yourself (and others). Olga-Lucia is a mindfulness and self-compassion teacher and a practitioner of the Bon tradition. These sessions with Olga-Lucia can be held in person or online via Zoom. While individual sessions with Olga-Lucia are available, to learn the different ways that you can incorporate mindfulness and self-compassion into your daily life, several sessions are recommended. Olga-Lucia’s sessions are very practical and she will introduce you to life changing activities from session 1. Read more

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In person

1 hr

165 AUD

Mindful Eating Coaching Package

During these sessions, you will learn to develop the skills of mindful eating. Mindful Eating... During these sessions, you will learn to develop the skills of mindful eating. Mindful Eating is an evidence-based, non-restrictive approach to eating that will help you to modify your unhealthy eating behaviors, increase body awareness and fitness, promote weight loss in a sustainable way (See references below) and improve general wellbeing. During these sessions, Olga-Lucia draws on the methods of mindful eating (following the MB-EAT program), combined with acceptance and commitment therapy, and lifestyle interventions to provide you with a unique toolkit of evidence-based approaches to integrate into your daily life to support your behavioral eating goals. These sessions with Olga-Lucia can be held in person or online via Zoom. Olga-Lucia’s sessions are very practical and she will introduce you to life-changing activities from session 1 References: 1. Mindfulness Approaches and Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance, and Weight Regain.Curr Obes Rep.2018 Mar;7(1):37-49. 2. Mindful eating and weight loss, results from a randomized trial. J Fam Med Comm Health 2018 June; 5(3): 1152. 3. Mindfulness Intervention for Stress Eating to Reduce Cortisol and Abdominal Fat among Overweight and Obese Women: An Exploratory Randomized Controlled Study. J Obes. 2011; 2011: 651936. Read more

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In person

10 hr

1300 AUD

Coaching Package (6 sessions)

Following on from an individual session with Olga-Lucia, you are able to purchase a coaching... Following on from an individual session with Olga-Lucia, you are able to purchase a coaching package at a discounted rate. This package includes 6 x 1 hour sessions with Olga-Lucia to allow you to fully learn the set of skills from your first session on: managing difficult emotions building confidence and self-esteem stress management living your dream life mindful eating and achieving your weight loss goals managing insomnia These sessions can be held in person or online via Zoom. Read more

Online
In person

6 hr

1000 AUD

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