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Marissa has been a practicing therapist for eight years. She holds both a bachelor's degree in counselling and social science and a master's degree in social work from the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP), Sydney. Marissa specialises in trauma, recovery and cross-cultural approaches to psychology.
Marissa has also numerous other qualifications in holistic and transformational therapy, including therapeutic yoga, meditation therapy, mindfulness and compassion training, neuro-biological trauma and event processing, somatic experiencing and archetypal therapy.
She calls herself a ‘short-term trauma and crisis process therapist’. This means she focuses on bringing about the healing, understanding, resources, support and resolve you need in the shortest time possible. Which is why she has spent 10 years travelling, researching and teaching all forms of therapy and healing modalities to offer techniques that are effective, empowering and with long lasting results.
For the last six years, Marissa has been a social worker and trauma therapist in Nepal. During this time she experienced firsthand the devastation wrought by the 2015 earthquake. This event inspired her call for a new framework for humanitarian interventions in developing countries and which currently forms the basis of her work as a researcher. She is passionate about research pertaining to indigenous psychology in Nepal and social-relational methods of academic excellence. Her aim is to promote opportunities for prosperity, sustainability and social justice that are locally-driven.
Marissa also continues to teach courses, lead workshops and lecture at academic and healthcare institutions both at home and abroad. Click here to join the mailing list to find out about her retreat and workshop schedule for this year.
In addition to this work, Marissa designs treks and retreats throughout Asia with her company Gone Far Beyond. Her guiding principle is to organise life-changing experiences for guests that have a positive impact on local communities.
Marissa's methods are a synthesis of ancient Eastern philosophy and modern Western science. It is her belief that the wisdom of the past and the knowledge of the present can be combined for the benefit of all.
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JUST RELEASED! eCookbook
COOK THE HIMALAYAS AT HOME
Let me introduce you to a cuisine with untapped potential from a culture that is surprisingly unknown. ‘Himalayan Vegetarian Kitchen’ which brings to life a diet and a way of using food that vegetarians, food lovers, chefs and food critics will find exciting, delicious and is important as it also has extraordinary health and medicinal benefits.
This book not only shares tried and tested recipes, but it also teaches the reader how to prepare and store beans, lentils, herbs, spices, and how to create a traditional Nepalese ‘thali’ (banquet platter).
All recipes are chosen to be easily made no matter your skill level or where you live. There is fascinating information about the medicinal value of ingredients and how to use food as medicine.
Simply purchase the ebook by clicking ‘add to cart’ and it will be emailed to you directly.
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