ABOUT

Jemma

As  a social worker specialising in mental healthcare and trauma-informed practice, I work with the individual as a whole, seeking to understand their experience in the context of their environment. At the heart of my practice is a belief and awareness that change and healing come through connections and relationships. We cannot heal without being connected, seen and heard. This includes connecting to our own bodies, ourselves, our loved ones and our communities.

I work across modalities with an emphasis on somatic body-work, particularly TCTSY (Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga). I work with survivors of trauma offering mental health interventions as well as implementing programs for prevention and wellbeing. My work seeks to explore embodiment, mindfulness and self-compassion, and to move together towards healing.

I have been working in international social work for a number of years with experience working with:

  • refugee and migrant communities

  • children and youth

  • young people living with disabilities

  • survivors of sexual and gender-based violence including human trafficking

I hold a Masters of Social Work and am a certified Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F) and hatha yoga teacher. I have a background working with refugees and people seeking asylum as well as survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. I have had the privilege of working in countries including Greece, Turkey, India, Malaysia and Australia and am currently residing and practicing in Yangon, Myanmar. These experiences have inspired me to continue to learn, to share my knowledge and skills and be inspired by different ways of knowing and being. 

 

I am passionate about mental health and wellbeing, particularly from a body-based perspective. I practice within a strengths-based,  person-centred and trauma-informed framework ensuring the dignity, agency and respect of participants are at the forefront of my programs.

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I practice within the framework and guidelines of the Australian Association of Social Workers' Code of Ethics. You can find it here. Feedback, concerns or complaints welcome at any time.

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