My Qualifications & Unique Capabilities | Michelle Dixon

Release, Rewire, Realign

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Whether you suffer from trauma, relationship ending or abuse, intimacy problems, stress or breakdown, there is more to recovery than just relieving symptoms – I don’t just say it, I have LIVED it, and continue to witness it unfolding in my work.

My work lies at the intersection of healing and coaching, which is what makes it so effective and even transformational over time for many of my clients.

The coaching aspect of my work supports you to actively CREATE a life that lights you up. My coaching goes hand in hand with my healing.

I’m not just interested in helping you feel better.

I’m also driven to support you to create a life you love.

In fact, healing and creating a great life go hand in hand, and doing both ensures the success of both.

Healing without also having a vision for your life is less effective, because you risk getting stuck in the past, in your pain, without a positive future-driven vision and plan that lifts you into possibility.

Coaching without healing fails to acknowledge the root of your pain and the seriousness of your suffering, and risks you never letting go of that negative inner critic (the one created from pain and trauma). This trauma-informed self-concept could sabotage your best efforts at creating a life you love and achieving goals that mean something to you!

What does ‘healing’ mean in sessions with me?

Healing is about relieving your symptoms, helping you to feel better, removing limiting beliefs (such as that you are not ‘enough’), and cultivating self-love and a growth mindset. Healing is also about supporting you to get the clarity you need so that you can make sense of your past and suffering. We can do this through bodywork or through mind-based therapies. (See below for modalities I use).

What does coaching mean in sessions with me?

Coaching is future-focused, and goal oriented. It’s about helping you to identify what you truly desire for your life and empowering you with the necessary skills and mindset to achieve it, be it a personal vision for your life, professional goals or health goals, money goals, relationship goals, and so on.

Modalities I use

My sessions are grounded in the body, and we always check in to determine what the body is communicating and how we can best release trauma from the nervous system, and how we can restore peace and self-confidence. In person, I use Shamanic de-armouring, energy healing, biodynamic cranial touch, and elements of myofascial release and craniosacral therapy.

I also draw on hypnotherapy, neurolinguistic programming, mindfulness practices with loads of other thought practices and body techniques based on years of healing, my intuition, and deep mind-body knowledge.

Sometimes it may seem straightforwards and scientific, and sometimes magical and woo woo. The most important thing for you to know is that whatever we do, it’s all grounded in a decade of experience working with wonderful humans, in my deep love for my work, and in my constant additional practitioner trainings.

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My signature methodology

I have a unique and comprehensive approach to shifting you from suffering to peace which works at the level of your body, mind and spirit.

I call it the three Rs: release, rewire, and realign.

In any case, I always begin with urgent support as needed, in order to settle the nervous system – as you must be out of acute trauma before beginning to heal (and off substances / post-rehab if you have suffered from anything labelled ‘addiction’ – although the term is not my favourite).

Here is my approach:

  • Release held trauma from the body, using bodywork techniques and/or somatic processes.
  • Rewire the mind away from negative thought loops and low self-worth.
  • Realign with Wholeness through trauma-aware mindfulness techniques.
In this video I share the ‘aha’ moment: how I discovered that my approach worked.

My therapeutic toolkit

My practitioner training is grounded in numerous forms of bodywork for trauma release, with training and/or qualifications in: de-armouring, biodynamic cranial touch, myofacial and craniosacral release therapies and energy healing.

As regards rewiring the mind, I am qualified in neurolinguistic processing, hypnotherapy, and a few kinds of coaching.

I am a longtime meditator and mindfulness practitioner with my own approach, 6 Core Practices for Peace [book is in the works]! My 6 core practices are trauma aware, and draw on a lifetime of studying and living contemplative practices, my bodywork expertise, as well as my own lived experience in breakdown and trauma – and importantly, my path to Wholeness.

My client work

In nearly ten years of doing this work, in addition to working 1-1 with countless clients, I have facilitated over 30 workshops plus a few retreats. I have created a top-rated Udemy course on intuition and I have been a guest writer in numerous publications and have participated in several telesummits and on many podcasts.

My Clients

Often my clients have a sexual abuse background, childhood abuse or trauma, have been in abusive relationships or have suffered a breakdown. I also have clients who have sustained traumatic injuries and survived violence, war and migration. I’ve heard just about every kind of horror story you can imagine, and as much as I despair over the hurt, I am just as in awe of human courage and potential.

Learn more about my approach below.

Ready to take your first step to peace?

If you are wondering what it looks like to work with me, go here.

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My Qualifications

Diplomas in Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy, and Neurolinguistic programming (The Mind Academy).

Myofascial Release Therapy (with Patricia Farmsworth at the Craniosacral Therapy Academy of Australia)

Training in Shamanic Body De-armouring (with Andrew Barnes).

 Biodynamic Cranial Touch (with Giorgia Milne)

Ph.D. in Economics (U. Sydney)

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