August Wolff is a qualified Holistic Counsellor and Complementary Therapist. They also hold a Diploma in Community Services as well as having 10 years experience in the disability sector, supporting people with high support needs and intellectual disabilities through holistic care including animal therapies, art and music therapies, massage and social support.
In addition August has a Reiki Master certificate and has spent over 5 years studying various psycho-spiritual approaches, focussing heavily on shadow work and the effect of ritual and intention on overall wellbeing, as well as community and environmental connectedness. This is complemented by 5 years of learning and experience in kink and sex-positive spaces around the world, which has informed an approach around sexuality and relating that values safety, reducing shame, overcoming trauma and educating others on the power of mindful space-holding.
They run workshops and educational sessions that focus on these principles and give people a grounded space to explore sensual expression and authentic relating in a way that suits them.
Some approaches August employs include Gendlin Focussing, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Art Therapy, Breathwork, Gestalt Therapy and Sound Healing Meditation. Their work is emotionally and somatically focussed while also looking at the big picture of a client's life - which takes into account that physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and social wellbeing is interconnected and each supports the other.
On a more personal note
August had a nomadic childhood, moving frequently between hemispheres and homes. They were raised in a variety of family structures and environments, which has given August a diverse cultural perspective on relationships and ways of finding belonging in the world.
Their own experience navigating trauma through art-making, holistic wellbeing approaches and psychotherapy has given August both empathy and a strong determination to support others in healing.
Being queer, trans and non-monogamous allows August to value ways of being that tend to be misrepresented and stigmatised. Acutely aware of the shortage of lgbtqia+ mental health support available, they are passionate about helping those who the system so often fails.
August also has personal experience with disability. They see their work as a way to challenge dominant narratives society holds towards marginalised people, in particular when it comes to the sexual expression and body positivity, of folks who are so often written out of the media and standard sex education models.
August lives and works on Wurundjeri Country and acknowledges the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of land that was stolen.
August sees clients privately in person and via zoom or over the phone. They also run workshops in person around the country, internationally and online.
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