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Sarah Corrigan

Rainbow Crow Cultural Collective
Cooks Hill, NSW, Australia
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About me

Sarah is a qualified Wayapa practitioner and cultural consultant, trainer and educator with more than 15 years experience in healthcare and health education.

She is also a proud Darkinjung woman from the Central Coast, who is now living and working on beautiful Awabakal and Worrimi Country.

Sarah says Wayapa’s full body movements carry a sense of mindfulness, so people feel connected to their own bodies, more grounded and more aware of themselves in their own environment. It aids in processing ... anxiety or a sense of being overwhelmed.
Although Wayapa is based on Indigenous culture, Sarah chose Wayapa because she believes it’s something everybody of all ages can benefit from, offering an alternative model of care, and a different world view.

Above all else, she believes Wayapa connects people – giving meaning to caring for Country and using Country as a healing resource.

Sarah says Wayapa is most suitable for children and gives parents an alternative option to “time out” as well as encouraging them to tell stories and become physically grounded.

Her one on one Wayapa sessions extend this yarning idea, working through a person’s unique narrative.

Sarah feels very rewarded that through Wayapa, she is able to share a concept deeply embedded in her culture - caring for Country – with everybody.

She first pursued health care because of her belief in holistic wellbeing, with the approach of being person-based not problem-based.

Using the analogy of an Aboriginal coolamon (carrying) basket, Sarah says people need to consider what they’re carrying – if they have too many negative emotions, for example, then the coolaman will be unbalanced. People need to find all the right resources to get their balance right and create a holistic life.

Sarah established the Rainbow Crow Cultural Collective in response to the need for accessible, affordable, Aboriginal-led social emotional (mental health) care for the Indigenous community.

The Wayapa workshops and classes are offered on site however Sarah is also willing to travel to bring classes to people in their location.
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Therapies

Membership of professional associations

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board (AHPRA)
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers Association
  • Indigenous Allied Health Australia

Education and training

Diploma in Mental Health- Graduate 2021
Wayapa Practitioner Diploma Course 2020
Certificate in Training & Assessment 2020
Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice) 2019
Certificate IV in Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs 2018
Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance 2016
Nationally recognised qualification in Community Breastfeeding Mentorship 2017
Peep Learning Together (Parenting Program) Facilitator 2019

Holds a relevant Working With Children Check

No

Sarah Corrigan’s studio location

Cooks Hill, NSW 2300 Australia

Exact location will be provided after booking

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COVID-19 recommendations Prior to making your in studio 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 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.
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This is a one time free session
15 min
FREE
Online
Wayapa Way 6 week earth-connection mindfulness program

A six week introduction course by Sarah, a proud First Nations Wayapa Wurrkker! Wayapa® is an earth connection practice that is based on ancient ... Indigenous wisdom that focuses on taking care of the earth as the starting point for creating earth/mind/body/spirit wellbeing.

We have become disconnected from our environment, from our tribe, from our food and from our spirit. A combination of earth mindfulness, narrative meditation, a series of physical movements and taking action.
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6 hr
150 AUD
In studio
Wayapa Wuurrk Individual Session Initial

Private individual session with Sarah a proud Darkinjun woman to introduce you to Wayapa® an earth connection practice that is based on ancient ... Indigenous wisdom that focuses on taking care of the Earth as the starting point for creating Earth Mind Body Spirit well-being.

Wayapa® is about creating a different lifestyle but for those just starting, it can be done as a 25 minute physical practice, sitting or standing, or as a narrative meditation to slow us right down to sit in the stillness of nature.
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1 hr 30 min
150 AUD
Online
In studio
Wayapa Wuurrk Individual Session Follow Up

One on one follow up appointment with Sarah a Diploma Qualified Wayapa instructor and registered Aboriginal Health Practitioner to improve health ... and wellness through an Earth Mind Body Spirit connection practice. Read more

1 hr
120 AUD
Online
In studio
Wayapa Wuurrk Introductory Workshop

1hr workshop which introduces participants to the philosophy, narrative mindfulness and physical practices of Wayapa Way an earth-connection ... based wellness modality that is both a lifestyle and holistic earth mind body spirit wellness practice. It is based on the knowledge of Australia's First Nation people about caring for country to care for ourselves. Sarah shares her own cultural knowledge and beliefs whilst sharing Wayapa but encourages all participants to connect to Wayapa through their own ancestral connections. Read more

1 hr
25 AUD
In studio
Holistic Wellbeing 1 Day Workshop

A full day workshop which blends Wayapa Way and its philosophy and earth connection modality with Aboriginal traditional holistic healing framework. ... Participants will use Wayapa practice, yarning circles and self-reflection activities to identify the strengths and weaknesses in the current social-emotional wellbeing and develop a coolamon of tools or skills to improve their social-emotional wellbeing holistically.
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea plus sustainable resources included in the cost of workshop.
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6 hr
150 AUD
In studio