Lightly Centered - Holistic Services and Upcoming Events

Tabitha Dougall
Aurora Holistic Centre
56 Hartnett Drv
Seaford 3198
0422 646 021
Seaford, Frankston, SE Suburbs, Mornington Peninsula VIC

Specialising in depression, anxiety, trauma, child abuse, sexual abuse/assault, stress, stuckness, confusion, de-cluttering & hoarding, self esteem, loss, panic, adoption issues, trichotillomania, relationships, life transitions & other women’s issues.


  • INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING – appointments available at Aura Wellness Sanctuary, 56 Hartnett Drive, Seaford. Fee: $120 / $95 concession / $85 Skype (session: 1 hour - 90 minutes)
  • CREATIVE EXPRESSIVE CARE PACKAGE: $300 (3 specifically designed sessions just for you over 6 weeks including 1 x holistic counselling session with active imagination techniques; 1 x art therapy/sandplay therapy session; & 1 x personalised sound healing with singing bowls session - paid in advance).
  • PERSONALISED COUNSELLING CARE PACKAGE: $300 (3 x holistic counselling sessions of your choice over 6 weeks - paid in advance)
  • SKYPE & TELEPHONE COUNSELLING – also available, including evenings and weekends. A reduced rate for those on a budget $85
  • TEXT SUPPORT - Some people find daily support/check ins can be invaluable. This is especially useful to keep on track with affirmations, anxiety, depression, negative thinking loops, detoxing, addiction recovery, etc. A morning text service is available for $30 per week.
  • EMPATHIC PRACTICAL DE-CLUTTERING & HOARDING HELP – Having facilitated hoarding support groups and with a personal understanding of hoarding issues, this service offers experiential sorting and clearing steeped in heart-centered support - you're in charge and I don't touch your things unless requested. Visit Light And The Load Click Here (2 or 3 hour sessions)
  • INDIVIDUAL SINGING BOWL TREATMENTS - Clients report experiencing deep states of relaxation & peace, body dissolvement and 'one-ness', emotional catharsis, releasing of trauma & pain, reduction of restless leg syndrome/CFS/muscular/joint pain with increased range of movement, visions & insights, accessing other realms & spiritual, energetic experiences. The bowls' healing sounds can help manage overwhelm, anxiety, stress, depression, anger, grief and can be cleansing and centering. Treatment includes a collection of 7-metal and old bowls played on and around the body for relaxation and recalibration. Fee: $120/$95 concession for an hour.
  • SINGING BOWL MEDITATION GROUPS – An invitation to open to a place of peace and stillness within. Expect nothing of yourself while you surrender to the sound bath of over a dozen Tibetan singing bowls emitting brainwave-altering binaural beats, various vibrations and frequencies over and through you to restore and recalibrate your mind, body and spirit. The easiest meditation you've ever done, and without dogma.
  • NEW!! HENS PARTY WORKSHOPS– Looking for a Hen’s Party with a difference?! How about your own retreat workshop/day full of laughs and bliss finding your own rhythms together with fun drumming and percussion, followed by a floaty singing bowl soundbath healing meditation experience. (In collaboration with Peta Minter Positive Music and abundant drums)!


Yin Yoga & Tibetan Singing Bowl Meditation Retreat Day
We will start with a stress-melting sound bath surrendering to the healing notes, tones, vibrations and frequencies of Tibetan singing bowls, ting shas and chimes as your brainwaves entrain to peace and harmony. Vibrations will dissolve away blockages in your mind, emotions and body and frequencies will reset anything out of balance.
Then turn inwards, connect deeply with yourself and find balance in your busy yang life with a soul-honouring yin yoga practice with Phoebe. Tune into self through a series of passive seated and reclined postures to nurture your quiet, calm centre. Get to know yourself from the inside out, as we practice stillness, patience and non-reactivity. Yin offers a much deeper connection with the layers of your body beneath the skin - the connective tissues and fascia, to increase mobility in the body and flexibility in the joints. Journey deeper into the layers of yourself and see clearly just how remarkable you really are! Finally, indulge in guilt free organic, raw, vegan treats. 
Time & Date: 2pm – 4pm Saturday 28th July
Venue: Not a Gym, 62 Hartnett Drive, Seaford
Price: $40

Drumming, Rhythm & Singing Bowl Fun! - a collaboration with Lightly Centered and Positive Music 

retreat for an afternoon to reconnect, laugh, make music (no talent needed) and bliss out. Includes blissful drumming workshop where you will find your ‘own signature rhythm’, self awareness through percussion, soundbathing with singing bowls and a guided beautiful sound healing journey - the easiest meditation! Pampering and deeply relaxing, just the thing to melt away any school or work stresses, life anxieties and calm busy minds, bringing you back to balance. Djembe drums, medicine drum, gongs, sound bowls + more.
When: Saturday 2nd June 12pm - 3pm 
Where: Simply Natural Therapies, 41 Tunstall Square, Doncaster East
Cost: $150 or $95 Earlybird by 9th May

Sound Healing and Meditation Doncaster with Simply Natural Therapies

Unplug from the stress and worry that life can bring and surrender to peace, bliss, healing and the easiest meditation you’ve ever tried. Let enchanting singing bowls go to work on your mind, body and spirit with their tension-melting vibrations, soothing sounds, healing frequencies and brainwave altering binaural beats. A friendly environment for learning simple relaxation techniques and gentle forms of meditation. The meditations will be guided so all you need to do is relax your mind and body and absorb the healing energy that is created. It has been a well known fact for centuries, that regular meditation can assist you to live your life in a more calm and relaxed way. Improve relaxation, focus, goal-setting, and sleep. Reduce musculoskeletal tension, anxiety, overwhelm, depression, trauma, emotional blocks, addiction, and much more.
When: 4pm - 5.30pm 1st Saturday each month 
Where: Simply Natural Therapies, 41 Tunstall Square, East Doncaster ( upstairs workshop room).
Cost: $30 for 90 minutes

Must be pre-booked and pre-paid as this event books out: Limited spaces. Visit: Click Here 

Women's Circle - Visioning Love 

Women’s circles are safe non-hierarchical spaces where women of all ages can come together and share authentically whilst being encouraged, supported, heard and empowered. Conversation is facilitated to allow for equal sharing time, and there is no obligation to speak – women can just listen if they prefer and be amongst the healing community we have so often lost in our modern, fast-paced, individualistic world. This session we will spend some time healing and loving our inner child, with holistic visualisation and creative writing techniques. We will also focus on the broad inspiration of ‘love’ and re-envision our lives with new vigour aligned to our values. 
When: Saturday 7th July 7pm - 9pm $30 (after sound healing)
Where: Simply Natural Therapies, 41 Tunstall Square, East Doncaster ( upstairs workshop room).
Cost: $30

Also; Friday night pamper parties available at Simply Natural Therapies including massage, sound healing and much more. (See link above).

90 Minute Sound Healing and Meditation Journey at Aura Seaford

Enjoy an extra long soundscape journey with the soothing tones and healing frequencies of high quality singing bowls played with healing intention in a beautiful environment. 2nd Tuesday monthly.
When: 7-8.30pm
Where: Aura Wellness Sanctuary, 56 Hartnett Drive, Seaford
Cost: $25

60 Minute Sound Healing and Meditation Experience at Not a Gym Seaford

This new monthly group offers one hour to retreat from life and Be. No need to 'do' anything, just lay and let the singing bowls do all the work, dissolving tension in your mind and body. 1st Wednesday monthly.
When: 7-8pm
Where: Not A Gym, 62 Hartnett Drive, Seaford
Cost: $20


"Level 1 & 2 Singing Bowl & Sound Vibration Training/Retreat" 
- Health Practitioners and Non-Practitioners welcome

Experiential interactive workshop - A rare and affordable opportunity to learn in Melbourne...

Would you like to know more about this ancient modality for meditation and healing while learning how to play for therapeutic benefit to your clients or family & friends? Include energetic vibrational healing into your work with clients & offer something unique & subtly powerful, while also having a tool to use for centering, clearing space and recalibrating. 
This training will empower you with a new modality to add to your tool box, one that has been used for over a thousand years in cultures around the world and with a growing body of evidence showing the success of sound healing for the body, emotions and mind. Indulgent, pampering, confidence building and intensely relaxing!
Includes both level 1 and level 2 (previously completed over two half days) in the ONE DAY...
An opportunity to learn plenty of theory and indulge in abundant experiential practice utilising high quality singing bowls (for sale on the day).
Find out about:
* History & Research
* Metals & Types of Singing Bowls
* Various Playing Techniques for sound bath, massage and healing
* Chakra System, Mindfulness & Meditation
* Contra-Indications
* Plentiful Therapeutic Uses for Sound Healing with Singing Bowls on and off the body
* Trauma-Informed Principles
* Plus lots of time to practice with self healing and partner work
TIme & Date: 10am - 6pm Sunday 22nd July 2018
Venue: Not a Gym 
Fee: $299 Earlybird by 4th July: $250

Morning tea provided (with beautiful selection of herbal teas). Please bring a vegetarian plate to share for lunch, preferably gluten free.

RSVP essential - only 10 places available. Bookings:
You will receive notes and a certificate of attendance to take away.

Great training for health practitioners while equally a beautiful day-retreat for everyone! If you've previously attended, feel free to come back for revision and more sound healing bliss.
Modern and old bowls to practice with including high quality handbeaten premium 7 metal bowls and ting shas. (Feel free to bring your own bowls to join in too!) Singing bowls, ting shas, mallets, display pillows/rings and meditation cds will be available for sale by cash/EFT only.

"Level 3 Singing Bowl & Sound Vibration Training/Retreat" 
Experiential workshop retreat for those who have attended level 1 and/or 2!

* Have you attended a Level 1 and/or 2 singing bowl training and would like more practical therapeutic experience in playing for clients, family and friends? 
* Would you like to practice techniques and healing sequences to feel more confident in your abilities whilst offering sound healing and sound massage to others?
This training retreat afternoon will empower you with lots of opportunity to grow and hone your practitioner proficiency in this profound modality for the body, emotions, mind & spirit. You will both give and receive healings and sound massage for four blissful hours and receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end. A fully experiential afternoon of fun, bliss & retreat. 
Time & Date: TBA
Venue: Seaford
Price: $195 or $150 Earlybird

"Aromazen Sound Magic Training Day"
Michelle Mullins (aromaZen) and Tabby (Lightly Centered) with Lyndon Apthorpe collaborate to bring you a deep dive session combining Sound Medicine and the therapeutic use of essential oils for self healing and group work.
Who should attend:
- Yoga Teachers: Bring a new dimension to your class and offer a creative unique experience to your students
- Therapists: Find new techniques rooted in sound and aromatherapy practices to deepen your healing modalities and ease anxiety and tension.
- Teachers: Explore new creative ways to bring balance and peace into the classroom
- Retreat & Wellbeing Workshop Facilitators: Add a little more LUSH to your programs with the use of essential oils and sound to deepen and enrich the experience of your participants and add value to your offerings.
- Anyone who is interested in learning new skills and gain a knowledge in sharing sound and aroma with yourself or others.

There is so much more to sound than simply what you ‘hear’. Ancient cultures have been using vibrational medicine for thousands of years and modern science is driving a new era and bringing it to the masses. The universal language of sound can transform us (and our environment) on a physical, spiritual and emotional level. The AromaZen Sound Magic workshop will explore these two instruments of change and show you how to leverage them for self healing and group work.
Time & Date: 10am - 5.30pm Sunday 8th July 2018
Venue: Sound Healing Delight Studio, Caulfield
Price: $297 or $247 Earlybird

"Fabulous Facilitator Training"
Most of us are called upon at some time in our lives to facilitate meetings, seminars, training, workshops or groups. If you're in the health and well-being (or in fact any) field, adding group work can enhance your business exponentially both financially and with exposure to a wider audience, cross-pollinating your business and adding an income stream.
Are you nervous about presenting, facilitating or working with groups of people?
Do you know how to create and hold safe space?
Would you like more confidence, including with managing challenging behaviours in groups?
How do you deal with triggers - self and other?
Are you trauma informed and equipped?
Do you have knowledge of the practicalities and intricacies of running groups, and legal awareness?

Even if you're a seasoned speaker, you may like to come along and brush up on skills and cutting edge information.
Afternoon tea will be provided and you will receive a Certificate of Attendance. 
Enquire to book for your organisation or to express interest in attending
Venue: Inservice offered

"Anxiety Informed Training" - Health Professionals

* Do you need more information, tools, wisdom and education on how to help your clients/consumers with anxiety?
* Would you like an easy understanding of mental health terminology? 
* Would you like to be better equipped and more confident in your work? 
* What’s helpful and unhelpful when working with clients with anxiety and 
what is recovery?
Learn the difference between stress and anxiety; physical, emotional, cognitive, somatic, behavioural and spiritual symptoms; the human stress response (fight, flight, freeze, appease, dissociate); 3 separate categories of Anxiety Disorders as defined by the latest DSM5; Attachment Theory and its relevance to anxiety; Other Mental Health Issues.
Date: Enquire
Venue: Inservice offered
Cost: $180 per person or organisational fee negotiable

Retreats designed to induce inner transformation. 

Santorini Art, Sound Healing & Yoga and Sound Healing Training Retreat

Greek Island dreams come true in hues of white and blue...

Yearning for a memorable overseas holiday all organised for you & with likeminded people? Want to learn how to play singing bowls for mindfulness, meditation, ceremony and healing others and claim for professional development? Escape to enchanting Santorini for breathtaking beauty, fun, sun, relaxation, healing & pampering and let out your inner goddess in the land of gods! 

Overlook town & ocean from your peaceful poolside Fira hotel, just a few minutes to the action of Santorini’s main hub, and enjoy sunsets from your Firostefani room, nestled
in the exquisite caldera overlooking spectacular views of volcano & sparkling Agean seas. 

Get loose & tune in with gentle, nurturing yoga; Melt away stress with sound-infusions of Tibetan singing bowls; Learn how to incorporate sound healing as a modality to heal others; Mindful art satiating inspired creative urges; Island & beach sight-seeing, Hike the caldera; Shop, swim, renew with plenty of time for YOU: Observe, listen, taste, smell, feel, experience, bliss out...

With comfort & indulgence in mind your exclusive retreat for 5 guests only furnishes a thoughtfully & lovingly designed program at the time of the full moon, perfect for letting go of the old & manifesting the new. An opportunity to escape, enter a lavish realm of pampering, reconnection, relaxation, local food & culture, meditation, yoga, sound healing & rejuvenation for your mind, body and spirit! For your pure delight your investment includes:

* 9 nights accommodation: Fira hotel & Firostefani caldera villa (air conditioned, wifi, pool, views)
* Delicious food: All breakfasts, 1 welcome dinner & 1 farewell sunset dinner 
* Mindfulness & Tibetan singing bowls: Profound sound healing meditation experiences
* Yoga: Sessions with gorgeous yoga teacher Phoebe Smith
* Art/Mandalas: No creative talent needed, just the inspiration all around you 
* Full moon: Letting go and manifesting sacred activity 
* Vitamin Sea: Cleansing water properties - pools, beaches, spectacular ocean views
* Shopping extravaganza: Browse abundant beautiful, unique boutiques & gift shops
* Plus Bonus 1 hr personal balancing sound healing for mind, body & soul (value: $120) 
* Everything organised so you can relax, rejuvenate & be pampered! (*All activities optional)

When: 22nd September – 1st October 2018 
Price: $3,500 Earlybird Deposit Due 30th April for $100 Discount

*Own room: extra $500 *Budget option: $250 Sofabed Discount 

Sound Healing and Rhythm Wellness Day Retreat
* Do you love singing bowls, djembe drums, gongs, chimes and native flutes?
* Interested in music making, learning, meditating and connecting with likeminded souls?
* Inspired by time out for self, relaxation and fun, especially at this time of year?
Come along and retreat for an experiential day of sound-bathing, exploration, connection, tuition, and healing! It will include:
* Heart opening singing bowl meditation and practical tuition to learn to play these ancient instruments
* Mindfulness and recalibration
* Blissful drumming workshop where you will find your ‘own signature rhythm’
* Journalling
* Sound healing extravaganza with premium Tibetan singing bowls (including a Grandmother Bowl), native flutes (including a Grandfather Flute), medicine drums, ting shas, gongs, chimes, rainstick and kalimbas (thumb piano).
Time & Date: TBA
Venue: TBA
Price: $295 / $195 Earlybird 

Please Bring: Plate of lunch to share, a cushion and your journal (Afternoon tea is provided)
Watch video here: Click Here

Heart Centered Rejuvenation & Sound Healing Retreat - TBA 2018

• Do you long to escape the city hustle & bustle to go somewhere quiet & magical?
• Would you like to experience sacred time for self reflection & connection; nurture; a chance to centre and find inner peace amongst the beauty, wisdom & tranquillity of nature?

Honour & treat yourself to a few days of Pampering for Mind, Body & Spirit:
Discover more of YOU with Meditation, Singing Bowl Vibrational Sound Therapy, Dreamwork, Art Therapy and more. Indulge in Bush Walks, Fresh Clean Air, Foot Massages, Sacred R&R Time for Self &
Healthy Nutritious Food while surrounded by Heavenly Vibrations & Magical Surroundings in a fairy treehouse/cave cottage/or Pond Zen Retreat. Rejuvenate, Indulge & Delight Every Sense. . .

Date: TBA
Venue: Mira Mira Fantasy Cottages, Crossover (90 mins from Melbourne)

$100 deposit secures your Room choice – First in First Served: Limited Places
3 Fantasy Cottages to choose from, each with 2 bedrooms and double beds:
Japanese Zen Retreat on Pond with spa (Kyoto Palace influenced nestled in a gully);
Picturesque Cave House (Warmth of Mother Earth with views:‘Bedwomb’ cave bed or 4 Poster Bed Room); 
Or Fairy Treehouse Forest Retreat with Spa (Crystal Star Spire Bedroom or Tree Bed Room)

Cost: $695 p.p. for your own enchanted room with double bed
Or $595 p.p. & share a double bed
Includes vegetarian food; 2 nights’ unique accommodation; workshops, + more!

A Retreat for Healing after Miscarriage:

Facilitating with Amanda Scott Art Therapy, this retreat is for women to explore shared experiences in a safe, nurturing space. Includes a women's circle, art therapy, creativity, symbolic processes, sound healing, optional spa, nurture and connecting with nature/the beach.

COST: $395/$345 Earlybird 

A Retreat for Healing after Pregnancy Loss by Termination:

Facilitating with Amanda Scott Art Therapy, this retreat is for the 1 in 3 women who have had an abortion to explore shared experiences in a safe, non-judgmental, stigma-free environment. Includes sharing, creative processes, sound healing with singing bowls, optional spa, nurture and connecting with nature/the beach. A rare opportunity to reveal and heal.

COST: $395/$345 Earlybird 

A Retreat for Healing for Mothers after giving Birth:

Facilitating with Amanda Scott Art Therapy, this retreat is for all women who have had a baby to share birth story and motherhood transition experiences in a safe, supported space. Includes womens circle, creative processes, sound healing with singing bowls, optional spa, nurture and connecting with nature/the beach. Share, create, play and be pampered.

COST: $395/$345 Earlybird 


Lightly Centered Holistic Counselling on Facebook 
Facebook Page to keep up to date with events and receive regular affirmations and mental health information

Meetup Online Group
Join to keep up to date with the calendar of events and connect with likeminded heart centered souls:

The Love and Sensuality Project 
Facebook Page to share your inspiration, stories and images about your perception and experiences of Love and Sensuality. Soak up others' beautiful vibrations while you're there​The-Love-and-Sensuality-project​/443068009057190

1 - 2 hour low cost workshops are available for groups, such as Tibetan singing bowl meditation & sound healing, art therapy/mandalas, Coping with Anxiety, Assertiveness & Resilience, etc. (Previous clients include Mental Illness Fellowship, Epilepsy Foundation of Vic, Anxiety Recovery Centre Vic, NEAMI, EACH, Association for Relinquishing Mothers & private women's and yoga retreats).


* 1st Wednesday evening each month - Surrey Hills ongoing Self Help Support Group for women with childhood trauma backgrounds. This group has been running for 14 years in Canterbury and 4 years in Surrey Hills. Cost: gold coin donation

* Blue Knot Foundation Workshops for survivors, carers and therapists of childhood abuse survivors. (psycho-educational). See Click Here
for details.


The Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria (ARCVic) runs Self Help Support Groups for people living with anxiety disorders (family/carers welcome). (Including Post Traumatic Stress). Also Self Help Support Group Facilitator Training for anyone who would like to start their own support group. For more information visit

ECHOES Peer Support Group is for anyone who experiences dissociation/mulitiplicity. For more details call Sue on 0458 181 222

Call or Email…It is important to find a therapist who relates to you and one whom you can trust. Pick up the phone or send me an email to have a chat about how holistic counselling can work for you. Ph: 0422 646 021 or 

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