The Wellness Workshop
Say hello to our team of qualified health experts located across Australia ready to improve your organisational and individual wellbeing.
Access expert allied health practitioners and qualified instructors
Choose an evidence based team of expert allied health practitioners and qualified instructors around Australia to improve your individual and organisational wellbeing.
Practitioners are highly skilled, attentive and compassionate and available for one-on-one virtual consultations as well as face-to-face or virtual wellbeing workshops.
Carla is an Organisational Psychology Registrar, holding a Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Organisational Psychologists.
Carla has a passion for providing a warm, empathetic, and collaborative approach to support clients in achieving their full potential and living a fulfilling and meaningful personal and professional life.
Her approach to therapy draws from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), relaxation and stress management techniques, change management, communication skills, and career and performance coaching to provide holistic treatment for individuals, teams, and organisations.
Bree is an Occupational Therapist who holds a Master of Occupational Therapy Practice and a Bachelor of Health Sciences. Bree is endorsed as a provider under the Better Access to Mental Health (BAMH) care scheme.
Bree’s experience spans across family services, mental health, behavioural change and health promotion. She provides various skills training in areas such as problem solving, anger and stress management, communication and social skills, sensory regulation and emotional regulation.
Bree utilises various evidence informed approaches including Person-Environment-Occupation, Model Of Human Occupation, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Behavioural interventions, Strengths-Based Therapy, Psychoeducation, Relaxation strategies and Motivational Interviewing.
Certified Health & Performance Coach
Hussein Hamka is a Certified Health and Performance Coach who has spent over 10 years applying and sharing practical tools to improve individual habits and employee routines.
His personal experience as a national physique competitor, global wellbeing consultant, workshop facilitator and author provides a multi-faceted approach to optimising individual and group performance, with special interests in developing self-awareness, productivity, physical health, and building better habits.
Huss’ approach is consultative, with a transformational learning style that empowers individuals to understand the why, what and how in order to change behaviours and reach their goals.
He is engaging, personable and highly motivating.
Huss is only available for workshop bookings.
Founder, Wellness Coach & Lived Experience Speaker
Melani De Sousa
Having suffered with mental illness from a young age (Depression, Anxiety, OCD and Binge Eating Disorder), Melani founded and built The Wellness Workshop - a holistic wellness provider dedicated to helping improve the mental, physical and emotional health of Australians.
Melani's qualifications include a Level 3 Wellness Coaching accreditation, Mental Health First Aid Officer, Master Personal Trainer, Intuitive Eating Coach, and Bachelor's Degree in Business. She continues to study with Melbourne University and La Trobe University in the areas of behavioural psychology and wellbeing.
She is an engaging presenter and passionate advocate for better mental health who's delivered over 300 workshops to date.
Melani is only available for workshop bookings.
Accredited Practising Dietitian
Bran is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD), Accredited Nutritionist (AN) and Intutive Eating Coach. She fell into nutrition through an appreciation for science, however quickly became invested in helping clients foster a healthy relationship with food.
Bran is an advocate of the non-diet approach and Health At Every Size, and has undergone intuitive eating training through the London Centre for Intuitive Eating. She firmly believes that weight is not an indicator of health, and that food is so much more than nutrients.
Coming from a Sri Lankan background, she also has a large passion for incorporating cultural values and heritage into her practice. Bran also works as a researcher in the Health Services Research Group at the Royal Children’s Hospital and co-hosts the podcast The Pantry Party.
Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor
Paul has more than 25 years' experience as a Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher. He's designed and implemented mindfulness meditation programs for hundreds of workplaces and individuals.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Graduate Diploma in Journalism. His kind, thoughtful and adaptable personality means you'll feel comfortable in his presence no matter what your age, gender, background or personality. He is the immediate past vice-president of the Meditation Association of Australia, the national peak body representing meditation teachers of over 500 members.
Paul is available for face-to-face workshops in Melbourne and virtual workshops around Australia. He is also available for one-on-sessions.
Accredited Practising Dietitian
Erin is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian & Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor passionate about helping people reclaim a peaceful and joyful relationship with food and their bodies.
She firmly believes weight is not a reliable indicator of health and that food is more than fuel. She takes a holistic & non-diet approach with her clients exploring the role our social, emotional, and mental health play in our physical well-being.
Erin strives to offer a safe, inclusive, supportive and non-judgmental space to work collaboratively. She welcomes adults from all backgrounds and is available for virtual consultations.
Exercise Physiologist & Personal Trainer
Alex is an Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer with a Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science, Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology and Certificate 4 in Fitness. He is passionate about working with people of all ages, shapes and sizes to manage musculoskeletal pain, improve overall strength and mobility through resistance training and improve overall technique of compound movements.
He treats musculoskeletal, metabolic, cardiorespiratory & neurological diseases in predominantly 40-80 year old individuals with a focus on neck, back and shoulder pain, osteoporosis, diabetes and other lifestyle related disorders. He also has experience with Parkinson's, MS and COPD.
Alex facilitates our Movement for Life Workshop providing essential tips and strategies for moving better, lifting better and living better.
Group Fitness & Pilates Instructor
Amanda is a qualified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Pilates Teacher. She is passionate about teaching and advocating for movement at any age, shape or size.
Teaching at a number of commercial gyms and corporate offices throughout Melbourne, her modalities include Body Pump, Mat Pilates, HIIT, Bootcamps, Bodyweight, Cardio, Core, Low Impact, Strength and Stretch and Flexibility. She is warm, encouraging and personable, adopting a holistic approach to movement that considers mind, body and soul.
As a Mum of 3 children, Amanda understands the challenges a busy lifestyle can bring. She offers both virtual and face-to-face classes from 30-60 minutes that are suitable for all fitness levels and require no exercise equipment.
Accredited Practising Dietitian
Izzy is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with a Master of Dietetics at Deakin University, a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician (CEDC) and published scientific author.
After experiencing a poor relationship with food and mental health herself, Izzy is now committed to helping her clients feel empowered to become fearless eaters and confident in their own skin.
She is experienced in supporting clients with eating disorders, particularly binge eating disorder (BED), as well as food intolerance and emotional eating.
Izzy practices with a non-diet approach and supports her clients to build intuitive eating skills. She recognises that weight is an insignificant piece of the puzzle when it comes to health and instead focusses on building healthy, sustainable habits with her clients. Izzy welcomes clients from all backgrounds and is available for virtual consultations.
Meditation & Mindfulness Instructor
Emma is an experienced and talented Meditation and Mindfulness instructor, in addition to being a teacher in schools for over 15 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Teaching, as well as being an Accredited Qigong Instructor and a member of Health & Fitness Australia.
Emma specialises in the ancient Chinese movement practice of qigong. A type of moving meditation. The practice combines breath, mindfulness and flowing postures to balance, harmonise and heal the body and mind. She draws on this ancient practice to design and facilitate meditation and mindfulness sessions to bring calm and awareness into our modern world.
Emma is available for face to face workshops in Melbourne and virtual workshops around Australia. She is also available for one-on-one sessions.