Jenny’s Burnout

Jenny presented at the Brain Wellness Spa due to feeling that she was burnt out; no energy no motivation and sheer mental exhaustion.
Jenny runs her own business and, with this, sees herself in constant stress. Jenny is overrun with financial issues, family stress and pressure which has been impacting the relationships within her household and Jenny’s overall well-being.
Jenny commenced the empowerment program with an additional session of trauma and loss. She did a combination of phone and in person sessions through her BWS journey. Jenny’s goals were to clear space in her mindset and drop the constant stress that seemed to chase her.
Jenny’s journey started quite slowly. It was quite rocky to start with. Jenny experienced bouts of illness impacting how she felt in between sessions.
It wasn’t until Session five that Jenny saw a turn around in how she was feeling. Jenny reported feeling overall better than what she was. Prior to this Jenny commenced use of both the home maintenance program and the anxiety program to support her in between, given the high stress in her environment .
Jenny began waking in the morning with a slower and quieter mind to what she was previously used to. It was around this time that Jenny committed to putting herself first. This was hard for Jenny to do, but what she realised over time was that by doing this, she was able to “be there” for the significants in her life.
Though there were lots of environmental stress in Jenny’s life by session 8 she found that she was more balanced and in a much more peaceful state of mind. Her mindset had completely shifted. Thinking was much more practical and positive.
By session 12 Jenny was thinking more clearly and generally feeling less stressed.
Jenny came to BWS in a state of burnout, and finished up with her mind being much more clear calm and balanced. The environmental stress had not changed but how Jenny responded to this helped her immensely.
Jenny is happy with her progress and what she has achievement through the program.


Kay Was in Crisis Mode

Kay came to see us in a state of crisis. Unable to control her negative feelings which would come and go daily impacting hugely on her life. These negative emotions caused her lots of anxiety which led to making going to work very difficult for her. 


Kay wanted to find peace in her head and gain a sense of relaxation in both her body and mind. She wanted to be happy going to work and not worry about it once she came home. Finding a work/home balance was hard because worry consumed Kay. 


After having sessions here at the BWS, Kay felt calmer and was able to perform/cope better at work compared to before. Kay’s anxiety has significantly reduced, and she is able to be more optimistic and enjoy her life. 


Kay came to us In order to reduce anxiety,  “find my spirit/passion/joy in life”. At session four, Kay’s results were great, she was progressing in the right direction. All Kay’s indicators reduced to nearly all ones.


By session seven in comparison to session one, Khang’s indicators had reduced immensely.

Kay is coming up to session 12 and she is able to maintain calmness and peace in her mind. Kay is more energetic to do daily tasks and is coping better. Overall Kay is experiencing less worry and is feeling a lot happier.


Progress of Kay’s results from session one through to session 12 are below…


Stress 6 –> 1 (Decreased by 5)

Anxiety 8 –> 2 (Decreased by 6)

Feeling Flat 9 –> 1 (Decreased by 8)

Worry 8 –> 1 (Decreased by 7)

Fear 7 –> 2 (Decreased by 5)

Lack of Motivation 6 –> 1 (Decreased by 5)

Low Self Esteem 6 –> 1 (Decreased by 5)



Feelings of Loneliness: Occasionally –> Never , 3 –> 1

Feelings of being Isolated: Occasionally –> Never, 3 –> 1 

Feelings of Hopelessness: Occasionally –> Never, 3 –> 1

Feelings of being Unloved: Occasionally –> Never, 3 –> 1


Kay is at the end of her sessions and will be focusing on looking at other spa menu options that may improve her life.  


Overthinking Everything Was Liam’s Life

Liam came to see us for anxiety and depression. When he initially came to see us he was really struggling with creating an inner environment where he could thrive.

Liam had been struggling with bouts of depression for many years; always worrying about what others thought of him. Liam would generally describe himself as very sensitive and a massive over thinker. Anxiety had been a driver of his emotional well-being due to all the overthinking and catastrophising that was occurring.


Anxiety continually impacted his thoughts about others and always looked for reassurance and validation from external sources. Liam felt that his way of being was to invest in everything and everyone but himself. This only led to state of living in survival, a fight-flight response.


Liam started the Trauma protocol followed on by self esteem and confidence .

Liam was very sceptical about the work and his journey and had continued questions all throughout which were most welcomed by his facilitator.


In the first three session Liam’s indicator’s improved drastically. Here is a snapshot from session 1 to session 4.


Stress 7 –> 4 (Decreased by 3)

Anxiety 7 –> 7 (Stays same)

Depression 7 –> 6 (Decreased by 1)

Feeling Flat 9 –> 2 (Decreased by 7)

Moods 8 –> 4 (Decreased by 4)

Fatigue 10 –> 3 (Decreased by 7)

Fear 5 –> 4 (Decreased by 1)

Insomnia 9 –> 0 (Decreased by 9)

Aggression 6 –> 0 (Decreased by 6)

Hate 7 –> 0 (Decreased by7 )

Emotionally Reactive 8 –> 4 (Decreased by 4)

Negative Attitudes 6 –> 1 (Decreased by 5)

Negative Thinking 9 –> 2 (Decreased by 7)


Liam’s journey was an up and down one. Though, he could see how things were shifting for him; having a more peaceful mind set, not holding onto things as tight as he would have previously.

Right up to session 12 Liam still carried an air of scepticism, despite seeing massive improvements. Liam commenced his journey with intensive sessions (4 per week) to gain a sense of stability. And, because things were changing for him, he struggled to accept and even trust what was occurring. Liam was an active participant in his journey and took responsibility for how he looked after himself, and what he engaged outside of the sessions.


Prior to the end of the program Liam got himself onto the home maintenance program before starting the self-esteem and confidence.

It was here that Liam noticed the biggest difference. Liam felt a sense of sound mental health, But, he felt he was taken to a different level mentally with the self-esteem and confidence.



Lainey’s Life of Stress, Burnout and Unhappiness

Lainey presented at the Brain Wellness Spa in a state of burnout. Feeling stressed all the time. Finding it difficult to carry out day to day activities due to sheer overwhelm. Lainey felt that she was “ dropping the ball” both at home and at work which constantly left her feeling disappointed in herself and feeling more overwhelmed.
Lainey found herself being very reactive most of the time, particularly with those closest to her. Lainey’s scores for anger and emotional reactivity were very high. Lainey’s overall perceptions were found to be unhealthy.
Lainey wished to find some peace in her head space and gain a sense of relaxation in both body and mind. Wanting to be more carefree and enjoy life without the constant negative chatter and past issues driving behaviours. Lainey felt very trapped by past experiences and had experienced a lot of loss and trauma from an early age.
Lainey commenced the grief and loss program. Lainey felt a sense of peace and calm from the get go. When she found, what she described as old patterns or ways of being creeping back in, she didn’t stay there for long and was able to bounce back quicker.
By session 4 Lainey’s results showed the following…
These are just some of Lainey’s scores not all of her indicators.
Stress: 8- 2
Feeling Flat: 9- 2
Moods: 8- 2
Tension: 8- 2
Worry: 7- 2
Confusion: 7- 0
Loss of Clarity: 7
Fatigue: 8- 1
Anger: 7-2
Emotionally Reactive: 8-2
Negative Thoughts: 6-1
Lainey Found it quite difficult to just stop and just be in her own company when first starting here. This has gotten significantly easier for Lainey. In addition Lainey has started to do more things for herself in terms of hobbies and self care.
By session 7 Lainey’s perceptions had completely shifted. Goals were being achieved and calmness of mind was more of a constant than not .
Lainey is just over half way through her journey with us.

Jade was Moody, Angry and Depressed

Jade presented to Brain Wellness Spa with a combination of  anxiety, anger and depression. Jade felt as though a lack of security and trust in her relationships were contributing toward her emotional conditions. Jade records pushing people away and testing her partner with outbursts just to see if he’d keep coming back.

These conditions were affecting her own happiness and left her feeling like every day was ‘groundhog day’.

Jade wasn’t happy and felt as though she wasn’t able to live her life the way she wanted to, debilitated by her mental health. Jade reported feelings of extremely low moods, crying for no reason, and being constantly triggered into either screaming or crying from mundane things.

“I would work myself up to the point of being very upset prior to social events, isolating myself”, Jade told us.

Before coming to the Brain Wellness Spa Jade had tried a variety of counselling services over the years which hadn’t helped. Jade wanted to give Brain Wellness Spa a try because she wanted to save herself and her relationship. Jade came to her first session with very low expectations,

“I thought I was going to feel the same afterwards, and nothing would help me. And that was probably a good thing now that I look back. I went in feeling very low and came out feeling very high. It’s a very calm and relaxing environment and I continue to feel better after each session.”

Jade describes her experience of our proprietary technique as a very relaxing brain massage which left her calmer, with a quieter mind and happier mood. During her sessions Jade says she felt as though her body had taken a big breath, relaxed and felt lighter.

Jade says the effects of the sessions are starting to last longer and longer,

“I feel less irritable and less anxious majority of the time.

And, the sessions I continue to have, are like a booster for me.”

Jade feels as though she has learnt the skills to rationalise her brain now.

“Prior to Brain Wellness Spa, I used to explode, I didn’t have that skill to just stop and think before my emotions took the best of me.”



Sarah’s Struggle with Self Esteem

Sarah had struggled for many years with low self esteem and was often triggered by feelings of not being enough. She had experienced prior marital trauma that left her with a loss of belief in herself and she struggled to find confidence in her abilities.

Sarah felt that her mental health was affecting all areas of her life from inability to find motivation to relationships to securing and living a meaningful life. This left her feeling empty inside, a bit lost and not really knowing her place in the world. She had many questions arising in her mind…

“What do I want from this point?”

“Where is life going for me?”

This left her feeling sad, unable to sleep well, overthinking everything and constant  mind chatter.

After feeling sick and tired of not experiencing joy when she had plenty of reasons to feel joy, Sarah made a decision to find it, stop worrying and start being grateful. It was the tipping point that made her speak up about how she was feeling and seek help.

She’d heard of the Brain Wellness Spa through an advertisement in the car and then began to research. Before attending she watched some YouTube videos of people who had previously tried this and just had to find out more. She was skeptical but her questions were mainly around how it was possible. She wanted to know more and booked in after reading that you could try the first session for free before committing. After that first session her mind was quiet, clear and the feeling of rest for the mind was indescribable.

From the first session, Sarah felt a freedom in her mind for the first time in years. She liked that there was no delving into the past, instead putting on the headphones and experiencing a deep sense of relaxation which was deeper than she had ever experienced before. This left her feeling intrigued to go on the journey. She recalls not remembering as an adult ever feeling as peaceful as she did after the first session.

The program took her through the sessions of what she described as unravelling her thoughts. She incorporated another two Spa menu programs after the Emotional Empowerment Program for which she felt were very relevant to her at the time. Each time Sarah felt better and better.

Sarah described that the differences in her were subtle at first. She just began to notice how she conducted herself – in confrontation, social settings, making her needs clear, putting herself first, showing herself respect and self love and most importantly; the grateful feeling she had for everything and everyone in her life.

In the days or weeks after she completed the program, Sarah felt more calm, more focused and was able to think differently and achieve better outcomes consistently. Sarah had so much more compassion and understanding for herself.

Sarah keeps a gratitude journal now and writes in it every day. She reports loving life now as she feels she is a better version of herself having done the program. It was an investment in herself and when she thinks of all the things She has spent money on over the years, concluded that this for her was one of the highest value. It gave her life back to her.

Sarah felt that the first session opened the door to her to trust the process. Her advice was to try not to articulate it in the mind but to just trust it. With her initial sessions she felt relaxed and peaceful and strong as if whatever happened she could deal with it. It was a feeling of empowerment and being in the driving seat of her own life which she found liberating and made her realise that she has a choice in every moment – to flare up into a state of anger and confusion or breathe, think about things and then respond and not react. Sarah did not find it easy but saw that she could take a step backwards with awareness and gratitude and then things could change.

The program taught her to be more kind to herself. It taught her patience and understanding of others, not to be too judgmental and that life is difficult at times. Self love and care are essential and not the least bit selfish. It taught her to step out of her comfort zone and live fully and brightly and that gratitude was the greatest of all.

When asked what she would say to anyone suffering from what she suffered, Sarah said,

“I would say trust that you can feel and behave better. Embrace it even though you don’t understand it and immerse yourself fully into the process with no expectation and just allow the transformation to happen.”

To someone sceptical about whether a program like Brain Wellness Spa can help them she responded,

“I would say if you have talked to therapist until you are blue in the face, if you have gone over and over trying to understand why certain things have happened in your life – then this is for you. You learn to stop mind chatter and you stop blaming.  You are taking responsibility to improve yourself. The rest just flows. It has been amazing for me.”


Dennis – 40 years old

Dennis sought help from the Brain Wellness Spa due to the impact past traumas were having upon his life. To an outsider everything looked great; good supportive family, nice home and good job. Internally Dennis was struggling with images and feelings from the past; very busy negative mindset, drinking to suppress panic and pain and increasingly becoming angry and agitated. Dennis’ feelings of depression were getting stronger.
Dennis wished to bring wellness and happiness into his life without depression and chatter getting in the way, and wanted to find ways to alleviate the impact of trauma governing his behaviour.
Dennis found that over the first few weeks his mind chatter had certainly eased. He still found that he was triggered with past issues but felt that these were getting easier.
Mid way through the program Dennis scores around emotions had significantly reduced.

Dennis’ indicators:

Feelings of depression 6-2
Frustration 5-1
Anger- 7-2
Sadness 8-1
Suffering 6-0
Negative thoughts & thinking 7-1
The following weeks saw a massive changes in Dennis’ behaviour around drinking alcohol being used to band aid feelings. Dennis increased his time spent outdoors. Dennis didn’t like the thought of meditating but did use breathing exercises to create a sense of calm. Dennis realised the importance of accountability for what he was creating and lacking in life. And, though simple, felt empowered for creating conscious change.
Dennis progressed really well with the empowerment program, the biggest change for him was the sense of calm he carried daily, the quietness of mind and the turn around in negative thinking.


Lucy Overcame her Childhood & Adult Trauma

Lucy initially presented struggling with depression, anxiety, suicidal ideations, PTSD, together with childhood and adult trauma.

Lucy described herself as being very committed to herself, her healing journey and resolving her trauma and challenges. Not only from a brain perspective but from a somatic perspective.

Lucy had engaged in a variety of conventional and alternative options but felt it was time to take things to the next level.

Lucy had many goals coming into these sessions aside from reducing anxiety and depression. Her goals were to work on all of her traumas and not have these impact her life by carrying feelings of not being good enough, being deserving and or worthy. Lucy’s other goals were to develop a sense of patience, compassion and tolerance with others, control reactivity and resolve triggers that destabilise her emotional groundings.

Lucy required approximately 15 sessions in her empowerment journey.

Lucy’s journey was quite a rocky one. Her path was filled with a lot of challenges throughout. Lucy committed to several session per week to help stabilise her brain, and committed to a daily self-care routine which involved walking, journaling and meditation. As well as using her brain wellness audios.

It wasn’t until midway through the program approximately 8 session In, that Lucy began to witness significant changes.

Scores below are from session 1: then assessed again around session 8.

Stress 6 –> 4 (Decreased by 2)

Anxiety 9 –> 3 (Decreased by 6)

Depression 8 –> 1 (Decreased by 7)

Feeling Flat 10 –> 0 (Decreased by 10)

Moods 10 –> 3 (Decreased by 7)

Tension 10 –> 3 (Decreased by 7)

Worry 7 –> 2 (Decreased by 5)

Confusion 7 –> 0 (Decreased by 7)

Loss of Clarity 10 –> 0 (Decreased by 10)

Fatigue 10 –> 2 (Decreased by 8)

Fear 7 –> 2 (Decreased by 5)

Grief 3 –> 1 (Decreased by 2)

Insomnia 6 –> 3 (Decreased by 3)

Anger 10 –> 3 (Decreased by 7)

Aggression 10 –> 5 (Decreased by 5)

Hate 4 –> 2 (Decreased by 2)

Jealousy 0 –> 0 (Stays same)

Sadness 8 –> 0 (Decreased by 8)

Emotionally Reactive 10 –> 5 (Decreased by 5)

Suffering 7 –> 2 (Decreased by 5)

Misery 7 –> 0 (Decreased by 7)

Shame 0 –> 0 (Stays same)

Guilt 7 –> 0 (Decreased by 7)

Frustration 10 –> 5 (Decreased by 5)

Negative Thoughts 10 –> 3 (Decreased by 7)

Procrastination 8 –> 0 (Decreased by 8)

Lack of Motivation 10 –> 0 (Decreased by 10)

Negative Attitudes 8 –> 2 (Decreased by 6)

Negative Thinking 8 –> 3 (Decreased by 5)

Lack of Confidence 6 –> 0 (Decreased by 6)

Low Self Esteem 4 –> 0 (Decreased by 4)

Self Hate 5 –> 0 ({feeling, self hate_ diff})

Memory 10 –> 3 (Decreased by 7)

These scores continued to shift throughout the rest of the program.

Lucy had achieved her goals and felt amazing. Lucy, throughout her journey, had a lot of challenges in her way but was amazed at how she responded to these rather than reacted.

Following the empowerment journey, Lucy continued with work around esteem and confidence to reach her emotional peak and supported herself with the use of the home maintenance program and her daily self-care practices to continue supporting her brain in a positive direction.


46-year-old male experiencing depression and anxiety

Paul presented at the spa due to severe depression coupled with anxiety. Paul had been experiencing these for the last 6 years. He was destabilised with dark, intrusive thoughts and continually doubted his abilities to perform at work.
Self-confidence and esteem were at an all-time low for Paul.
His current presentations were affecting his relationships and his competencies in work.
Paul had been on antidepressants for the past six years but these did not have the effect he wanted.
Paul’s first visit showed that he was not coping well with life, resilience was low and perceptions were measured as being unhealthy.
Below is a snap shot of indicators measures.
Indicator measures from the first session:
Stress 7, Anxiety 7, Depression 8, Feeling Flat 8, Moods 7, Tension 6, Worry 8, Fatigue 7, Fear 7, Anger 9, Negative Thoughts 8, Negative Attitudes 7, Negative Thinking 8
Paul’s goals in engaging in EEP were to be happy, to enjoy life again and to shift the emotional baggage. Paul viewed the following as barriers to achieving peace, calm and goals in his life: fear of failure, not being good enough and poor self confidence.
The first session saw Paul shift his level of anxiety, stress and depression, plus he was unable to attach to problems and events that bothered him before the session.
It took Paul up to his fourth session on the program to start seeing significant difference with his indicators reduced dramatically.
Indicator measures from fourth session:
stress 7-3; anxiety 7- 2; depression 8-1; feeling flat 8-1; moods 7-4; tension 7-4, negative thinking 8-1, negative thoughts 8-1; anger 9-3; fatigue 7-3; fear 7-3, worry 8-2.
Paul reported feeling really well at this stage he felt that events and thinking were not affecting him as much as they would have normally. He was experiencing a quieter mind and not attaching to worries.
From this point onwards Paul went from strength to strength. Paul put things in place to look after his self care to assist with ongoing environmental stressors.
During the rest of the program Paul had experienced traumatic news, and although this had an impact on wellbeing Paul was able to meet the experience on a different level and have the program support him through the emotions.
At session 7 all indicators were measured at zero.
Paul reported doing really well despite it being a busy stressful time in work.
Paul has a good attitude, his moods had shifted and he reports genuinely feeling more happy than not. Paul doing really well with the program given the Recent trauma.
Three weeks later sessions were remeasured.
Paul reports doing really well. A very different person from when he first came here. Paul reports being more emotionally aware, confident, calm and no mind chatter. He has loved the program.
Indicator measures from session 1 compared to session 8:
Stress 7-0, Anxiety 7-0 Depression 4-0 Feeling Flat 8-0  Moods 7-0; Tension 7-0 Worry 8-0; Fatigue 7-0 Anger 9-0Aggression 0, Negative Thoughts 8-0, Negative Attitudes 7-0; negative Thinking 8-0
Current Mental Health: Coping well; all no’s.
Emotional well-being: Paul displaying great resilience.
Paul’s goals have been completed with no barriers in the way any longer.
Paul has had a great result with all perceptions healthy.



Jason presented at BWS after going through many transitions over the last eight months. From moving home, leaving family, and a change in jobs to embarking on a new relationship. Though all these changes were positive, they created a sense of overwhelm. Self esteem and confidence had plummeted and anger and irritability were high.
Jason’s moods had gotten him to a place of concern as he felt they controlled him and he was unable to get a sense of balance .
Jason wished to not be so snappy and anxious over small things, as these were effecting his sense of self and how he related with others, particularly his new partner.
Indicator measures from the first session
  • Anger 9, Agression 9,
  • Emotional reactivity 9, frustration 10 ,
  • Negative thoughts 9
  • Worry, 8, insomnia 8, anxiety 8
There was a significant difference in how Jason felt in response to these measures following the first session. Due to financial constraints Jason was only able to engage in sessions fortnightly. It was expressed that ideally that he required sessions closer together given how he has been feeling as there was a need to create stability, however advised we would work with what we could. Jason was advised to purchase the home maintenance program to support him in between session.
By session three Jason reported feeling amazing, he couldn’t believe how he was responding to situations that would normally have an emotional impact. Jason was feeling positive with less reactivity and minimal anger or aggression.
Jason has just completed session six on the EEP and is doing really well. Thoughts and thinking have been positive, reactivity, anger and aggression minimal and moods stable eg. flatness and feelings of depression minimal also.
Jason is committed to his wellness journey and makes the time to reflect on how he is feeling, and actively puts measures in place to support his session. Self care has become Jason’s new best friend.
Jason amazed about how his brain is responding to the work and is excited to see where the rest of the program takes him.


Jane aged 70 presented at BWS due to her anger levels and irritability. Jane had no diagnosed illnesses and no trauma history.

Jane felt that nothing she tried made a difference in making her feel calm. The anger and irritability in her life presented over time as anxiety. Jane found it difficult to get out and about in her day without being reactive to other people’s behaviours.and generally just felt unhappy with herself and current circumstances.
Over time this led Jane to feel isolated and lonely. Jane just wanted to find her place , Jane wished to find calm in her life and develop a better sense of self esteem .

Jane embarked on the emotional empowerment program and acing acceptance . Session two saw Jane feeling more relaxed in daily life and had become so much less reactive than normal. Jane was astounded by the calmness she had found so quickly. Jane loved the audios that were delivered prior to her sessions and found these very helpful in terms of keeping calm, relaxing and supporting her mental state.

Session 5 saw a drop in all emotional indicators by 60%. Jane was feeling happy in herself, and reported feeling so glad she started the program.

Jane feels like what she deemed as every day irritations not bothering her the way they had previously. Jane’s anger levels have been greatly reduced. Jane feels like she is handling everyday stressors much better than before starting the program.


Tia presented at the BWS as she felt unable to regulate her emotions. She had been experiencing episodes of depression on and off for the last 10 years. Tia reported her day to day presentation as feeling confused, lost, always sad, always crying and this was accompanied by constant fatigue.

Tia found that her brain was always in constant overdrive, unable to take on any information, constantly overwhelmed. Tia held a negative view of herself, her life, the world , and was generally pessimistic. Tia worried about how her emotional state was impacting her children and family , and needed to shift her way of being.

Tias goals embarking on the empowerment journey ( with a couple of extra session required – trauma and acceptance) where to have a quieter, more peaceful mind, and regain a sense of happiness and hope for the future.

By session two Tia was feeling more positive but her head continued to be noisy and overwhelming.

Session 3 saw Tia feeling incredible , more energy , more emotional control and handling situations well that would normally trigger an emotional breakdown.

Session 6 saw Tia in a very different light, she walked with a spring in her step, she was positive, lighter , focused in her thoughts and generally happier. Tia felt calmer in her mind and in how she was responding and not reacting to situations. Tia is amazed with her results and she is only half way through her journey so far.

Dave James – Freedom is right here for you to have now

Dave has suffered from Anxiety for many years. He noticed that it would trigger most when he was isolated and this caused him to feel lost and concerned about who he was in life. Dave spent most of his time inside his own head. His mental health increasingly began to have a negative impact on his ability to create meaningful relationships and the freedom to speak honestly and openly. He was caught in a web of feeling like nothing was ever going to be enough to help him out of this situation and felt desperate and discouraged.

This all changed for Dave when he left his job and then managed to get it back. He felt he had a real second chance and wanted to restart the life that he had envisioned himself embarking on for so long. After seeing an online advertisement from the Brain Wellness Spa, Dave decided to give us a go. At first he had no idea what to expect and wondered how the program would be able to assist him with the feeling of having lost his identity. Dave pushed past these unknowns and took a leap due to a strong desire to break free from the pattern of life he was living and wanting to bring him closer to the life he felt inside of him.

After his very first session, he felt relief. He experienced noticeable changes in his mind by way of control and was able to gain a sense of what was right again.  However, it was not all uphill for Dave. He experienced severe hesitation going into the next few sessions; struggling to forgive himself and others for past mistakes. This led to a few ups and downs where he faced uncertainty of knowing whether to continue or not. Dave had to make a decision at this point. Was he going to continue to help himself or not? He decided to push through these tough feelings that he was experiencing and was so grateful for his inner strength. Dave found the second to fifth week the toughest. He was releasing a great deal of issues from the past and this created worries about whether the program was right for him.  Early experiences in Dave’s life had caused him to distrust and this had heavily weighed on his shoulders. By pushing through this difficult point in the program, Dave was able to release this weight he had been carrying around for years. The feeling was immense.

From session 6 onwards, Dave felt the real change. He was starting to feel very clear, calm and positive. His anxiety had significantly improved and his confidence and self esteem had grown. Completing the program, Dave took away the ability to trust himself again and was better able to sense opportunity when it was right there in front of him. He was no longer clouded by the grey perception of the world that anxiety and previous life experiences had created for him. Just a couple of weeks on from the end of the program, Dave reports feeling peaceful, relaxed and compassionate. He realised that the freedom was right there in front of him for the taking all along. It was right there inside himself and inside his mind. He just needed to take the leap and push past the fear.

Dave James.

26 years Old.

30 yr old male Generalised anxiety.

David presented at the BWS due to experiencing generalised anxiety and panic. David felt that the anxiety was debilitating and ruining his life. The impact of anxiety was affecting his work performance, his attendance and his relationships.
David had tried various programs in the past with no longstanding success.
So was hoping the BWS could assist in aiding him to move forward in his life.

David reported taking so much time off work due to anxiety and low mood not being able to face the day. He had concerns of stable employment and worried about what the future held because of these behaviours.

The initial indicator ratings below:

  • Stress 7 Anxiety 7 Depression 5 Feeling flat 7 Moods 5 Tension 5 Worry 6
  • Confusion 6 Loss of Clarity 5 Fatigue 7 Fear 7 Grief 5 Insomnia 4 Anger 6
  • Aggression 6 Jealousy 6 Negative Thoughts 7 Sadness,7 Emotionally Reactive 5
  • Hate 3 Negative Attitudes 5 Negative Thinking 7

David had a brain that was in survival mode. All perceptions were unhealthy. On the whole David was not coping with life, resilience was low and vulnerability high.

This journey was a rocky one for David . The first 4 sessions saw David continuing to struggle with anxiety and panic attacks. David was coached in between sessions to deal with the anxiety and was aware that this journey would take time as a sense of safety and stability needed to be created in the brain. David purchased the anxiety audio to support him in between sessions.

Progress report : By session 5 there was a reduction in all indicators. David had had 6 sessions in total at this point . And it wasn’t until we reached this stage that things began to shift for him.

  • Stress 7-4 Anxiety 7-4 Depression 5-2 Feeling flat 7-2 Moods 5-2
  • Tension 5-2 Worry 6-3 Confusion 6-3 Loss of Clarity 5-2 Fatigue 7-5
  • Fear 7-4 Grief 5-2 Insomnia 4-3 Anger 6-3 Aggression 6-3 Jealousy 6-3
  • Negative Thoughts 7-4 Sadness,7-5 Emotionally Reactive5-3 Hate 3-2
  • Negative Attitudes 5-3 Negative Thinking 7-4

David by this stage carried himself with more energy and confidence. David reports noticing the changes in him self even though he had stressors in his relationship and in work. David reported doing well in all areas of his life. He spoke about feeling more confident, but was most happy with people in his life noticing the changes.

By session 7 David reports feeling like a different person. There were still some environmental stressors impacting , but overall David was feeling optimistic and anxiety was not as debilitating and ruling his life as it had done in the past.

  • Stress 7-4-3 Anxiety 7-4-3 Depression 5-2-1 Feeling flat 7-2-1 Moods 5-2-1
  • Tension 5-2-1 Worry 6-3-1 Confusion 6-3-1 Loss of Clarity 5-2-1 Fatigue 7-5-2
  • Fear 7-4-3 Grief 5-2-1 Insomnia 4-3-3 Anger 6-3-1 Aggression 6-3-1
  • Jealousy 6-3-2 Negative Thoughts 7-4-1 Sadness,7-5-1
  • Emotionally Reactive 5-3-1 Hate 3-2-1 Negative Attitudes 5-3-1
  • Negative Thinking 7-4-1

In reviewing perceptions all were identified as healthy, compared to the initial session with all perceptions being unhealthy.

Final empowerment session.

  • Stress 7-4-3-4 Anxiety 7-4-3-3 Depression 5-2-1-2 Feeling flat 7-2-1-5
  • Moods 5-2-1-2 Tension 5-2-1-3 Worry 6-3-1-2 Confusion 6-3-1-2
  • Loss of Clarity 5-2-1-2 Fatigue 7-5-2-5 Fear 7-4-3-4 Grief 5-2-1-2
  • Insomnia 4-3-3-4 Anger 6-3-1-1 Aggression 6-3-1-1 Jealousy 6-3-2-1
  • Negative Thoughts 7-4-1-2 Sadness,7-5-1-3 Emotionally Reactive5-3-1-2
  • Hate 3-2-1-1 Negative Attitudes 5-3-1-1 Negative Thinking 7-4-1-4

David reported being in a clearer head space than when he started his journey at the BWS . He reported that some of the indicator scores are a reflection of his work environment and pressures. However David reported feeling more competent and confident in this area despite the stress and anxiety.

Generalised anxiety was seen as minimal and was reported that if and when bouts of anxiety occur, he was able to deal with this better and comes out of this quicker. The anxiety being experienced at this time was work related.

Pete – 48 Years Old

When Pete, aged 48, first attended the Brain Wellness Spa he was struggling to control his frustration and anger towards others. Pete had been involved in a car accident two years prior to commencing his program and believes it was this incident that had an impact on his brain and changed his persona.

During the accident he remembers hitting his head, but no official brain injury was found. However, he was very aware that something wasn’t quite right as he started to become very intolerant and short tempered, vague, attached into stress more and found life difficult to cope with. Additionally, he found himself feeling very emotional, crying frequently and experiencing feelings of anxiety and depression regularly.

Prior to attending Pete was skeptical about what he would achieve, but after finishing his first recoding session he reported that he was very aware that his brain felt different. He said he felt like his brain had been emptied and that his mind chatter had gone. All Pete’s indicators were successfully changed after his first session and he confirmed that he could not emotionally attach Into his previous traumas, instead his mind was blank and he felt neutral when attempting to think about them.

One week after his initial session he continued to notice his brain behaving differently, specially because he hadn’t been losing his temper at small things that would usually trigger him. Pete also reported a greater sense of calmness, that his sleeping had improved and that he was feeling less stressed in general.

As he progressed through the program, he reported not attaching into environmental triggers that were out of his control. Plus, feeling more positive due to less negative thoughts and thinking. After session four Pete reported that he no longer experienced feelings of loneliness, being isolated, unhappiness, desperation, unable to cope with life, hopelessness, being unloved, being unwanted, giving up on life, or never having a better life. This indicated that his perceptions, that make up his constructed reality inside his mind, were now healthy.

After completing the Emotional Empowerment Program Pete was no longer struggling to control his temperament of anger and aggression. He reported that he was now able to control his emotions and respond to others in a rational manner. Furthermore, that he’s continued to be successful at not letting circumstances that are out of his control impact on him negatively. Peter stated he was now able to look at things from a different perspective, giving him the ability to easily detach himself from stress. “ The Brain Wellness Spa has made a definitive change in me and my life.

Mary – 30 Years Old

When Mary, aged 30, first attended the Brain Wellness Spa she was burnt out from stress and suffering with anxiety. “I entered this wellness centre a very anxious, stressed person who over thought every situation”. She advised that her anxiety had became so bad that she was suffering panic attacks, vomiting and struggled to breathe at times. Additionally, that she would become very attached and tunnel visioned by her irrational thoughts, which caused her to over think and constantly worry.

Unfortunately for Mary her brain was in burn out, everyday was a struggle for her. Her anxiety was so severe that she was in a constant sense of fear, resulting in significant ‘mind chatter’, whereby her mind was bombarded by irrational and unwanted thoughts. Mary believes her anxiety first started at a young age when she was bullied by peers in primary school.

After finishing her first recoding session, we successfully changed all Mary’s indicators. Whereby she no longer felt stressed, anxious, mind chatter was gone, as well as her worrying thoughts. Instead her brain felt relaxed, calm, lighter and empty. She could also no longer emotionally attach into her previous traumas. For this reason she walked out smiling, feeling more positive and hopeful of her future.

As Mary continued through the program, she noticed that the circumstances around her life had become more stressful, however was aware she was coping with it more effectively, as the stress did not impact on her as much. She noticed her panic disorder and anxiety symptoms weren’t as intense and that they occurred less frequently. Also that her anxiety came and went quickly instead of being around consistently.

By session five Mary reported that she had been feeling great. She reported not experiencing any real anxiety since her last session. Furthermore, that she had been more present and focused on her life, hadn’t been attaching into stress or over thinking situations before hand. At session six Mary said she “feels like a normal person”, and that she never expected to feel so good. She reported no issues or struggles and was very aware that her usual triggers weren’t impacting on her.

After completing the Emotional Empowerment Program Mary no longer struggles with panic disorder or anxiety. Mary has continued to feel great in her mental health, reporting that her anxiety is under control and that she is loving the results. In fact she has enjoyed the program so much she decided to continue on with further sessions to reach her ‘emotional peak’.

Jenny – 36 Years Old

When Jenny, aged 36, first attended the Brain Wellness Spa she was suffering with severe anxiety and panic attacks.  “I had been struggling with anxiety for a while when I hit a wall and didn’t know what to do next. I was nervous all the time, scared even, terrified to speak in front of people, stressed about everything and generally not in the best place”.

Her brain was in crisis mode, constantly in a sense of fear, resulting in a constant sense of worry, mind chatter and unwanted thoughts. More specifically, her fear was in relation to driving over bridges after seeing a tragic news story on television. After viewing this story Jenny would have a panic attack upon realising she was close to a bridge and would have to pull her car over. As a result, Jenny was constantly having to prepare travels plans for the day to ensure she would not need to utilise any bridges, thus adding significant time delays to her daily travels.

After finishing her first recoding session, Jenny reported that she could no longer emotionally attach into her previous traumas. That her brain felt lighter and empty and that her mind was very quiet. Additionally, she reported no longer feeling anxious, or having worrying thoughts and that her problems no longer worried her.

As she progressed through the program, she noticed big improvements, including no panic attacks and less physical anxiety symptoms. Furthermore, her anxiety became duller and she noticed herself recovering from any stress/anxiety quicker. Jenny was delighted when she managed to drive over a bridge without having a panic attack within a few weeks of beginning her sessions.

By week six Jenny reported that she had achieved her brain goals of relief from anxiety, a more positive outlook, self empowerment and stress reduction. That her mind had remained peaceful and she was not not bothered by mind chatter. After completing the Emotional Empowerment Program Jenny was no longer struggles with anxiety or irrational thoughts. She reported “I feel more confident, the mind chatter has all but disappeared and I truly believe I can now be the best version of myself. I cannot thank you enough Ryan and the Brain Wellness Spa for getting me back on track”

Angela – 54 Years Old

When Angela, aged 54, first attended the Brain Wellness Spa she had been struggling with Bipolar. She had previously attempted to take her own life and had been accustomed to experiencing suicidal thoughts. She advised that the medication she had been taking had helped her to an extent, however, she still suffered with feeling flat, low and sad most of the time.

She had seen both a psychologist and a psychiatrist for many years, taken various medications and even attended bipolar support groups. Angela felt these things helped her at the time, however she reported “I’d end up thinking, feeling and behaving the same after a short period of time.” This was because these conscious brain methods weren’t able to change the way her brain functioned and she was unable to micromanage herself with her busy work/life schedule.

Upon arrival at Brain Wellness Spa, Angela was feeling burnt out and unable to cope with her life. After her first session, all of her indicators had successfully changed, she no longer felt stressed, anxious, or depressed, and the mind chatter had stopped. Additionally, she was unable to emotionally connect in with her previous traumas and therefore did not feel distressed by them. Within the first few weeks of the program, Angela reported she noticed her moods were much more balanced and that she was coping better with her usual stress triggers.

By session five Angela was feeling both a greater sense of inner peace and calmness in her mind. She also reported feeling more energetic and less fatigued, which she was enjoying. By session eight, the end of her Emotional Empowerment Program, Angela confirmed she had achieved her initial goals of happiness, to stop worrying, balanced moods, stability in her mind and to look forward to her new life.
After completing her sessions Angela felt so good that she slowly began lowering her medication levels (in line with her Doctors recommendations). She now attends the Brain Wellness Spa once a month for maintenance of her bipolar.

Sarah – 33 Years Old

When Sarah, aged 33, first attended the Brain Wellness Spa she was was suffering with anxiety, depression and parental stress syndrome. She was struggling with the major life change of no longer working, instead staying at home to raise her baby. She felt like she was constantly living in her head, thinking of useless stuff that would disturb her brain and cause her to become negative.

Sarah reported that when her anxiety kicked in she felt like she was “falling down a rabbit hole and couldn’t control [her] brain”. She was unable to pinpoint when she felt like her problems started, but was aware that her stress levels increased with the reality of looking after her baby.
Before attending her sessions she had self-medicated with sleeping tablets in an attempt to lower her cortisol levels at night in order to sleep. Additionally, she had turned to alcohol and other drugs in an attempt to switch off her brain. These methods failed, an in turn increased her anxiety and mind chatter as a result of weakening the neurons in her brain.

The week following her initial session Sarah reported that she felt good. When asked what good meant to her she said she felt her “mind had slowed down”, she was feeling “more present” and was now “able to appreciate the small things in [her] life again”. This was because she was no longer distracted by the constant flow of negative thoughts and was therefore able to engage properly in the world around her.

By week two Sarah advised she was no longer emotionally affected by previous triggers that used to upset her. She felt this was because her brain wasn’t attaching into the triggers she used to previously. After completing the eight step Emotional Empowerment Program, Sarah confirmed she appreciated both herself and her life again. She was now enjoying the time spent with her baby at home and and felt happy. She was no longer hindered by anxiety or suffering with negativity.

Brad – 18 Years Old

When Brad, aged 18, first attended the Brain Wellness Spa he was suffering with severe anxiety and depression. His brain was in crisis mode, he constantly felt on edge and tense in his body. He was struggling with his brain perceiving fear, resulting in a constant sense of worry, negative thoughts and mind chatter.

As a result, Brad had become completely introverted, disconnecting himself from family and friends as he felt unhappy, desperate and unable to cope with life. In a time when he should have be out experiencing the world, he was instead locking himself away in order to survive the chaos that was occurring inside his mind.

During his first recoding session he experienced tingling throughout his body and a sense that he was floating. After finishing, Brad reported he felt completely relaxed, calm, positive and unable to connect into his previous worries; a state of mind he hadn’t remembered feeling for a very long time. He left smiling and feeling very hopeful.

As he progressed through his sessions he began to feel less anxious, less emotionally reactive, and more in control of his emotions. He advised that “things aren’t bothering me like they used to”. He also said he was feeling calmer in himself in general. By week six Brad reported he was now engaging in conversations and had started going out with friends again. His anxiety was now down to 3 (initially it was a 9 out of 10) and he was feeling less fatigued and sleeping better, due to having a quiet mind.

After completing the Emotional Empowerment Program, Brad’s perceptions have changed, he is loving life and looking forward to a brighter future. In fact, he loved the positive results of the sessions so much he booked in extra sessions to help himself reach his emotional peak.

Chris – 42 Years Old

When Chris*, aged 42, first came to Brain Wellness Spa he was at his lowest point. Not only was he struggling with the end of his relationship and separation from his three children, Chris was also a drug addict and had been using crystal methamphetamine every day for a year.
Chris was three days sober when he came in for his first session; he was emotionally and psychologically distraught. He had gone from a confident and passionate businessman to a broken, aggressive and anxious person. However, after his first session Chris had already changed, he felt relaxed, quiet, calm and neutral to his worries.

By session four, with the help of a drug counsellor, Chris’ entire attitude had changed. He was attending business meetings, building his confidence, focused and passionate. Chris was reconnecting with his ex-partner and maintaining a strong relationship with his children. Even more amazingly, Chris had remained sober the entire time.

At our most recent session, session five, Chris said he felt “bullet proof” and his confidence was beaming out of him. In just five weeks, Chris is so far from the person he was when he first walked through the Brain Wellness Spa doors.

He already plans to finish the eight Emotional Empowerment sessions, followed by some sessions to further his confidence and help achieve his business goals.

Heidi Anderson

When radio personality, Heidi Anderson, first came to Brain Wellness Spa, she had been suffering with anxiety for almost a decade.
Even though she had a great support system and a job she loved, the diagnosis of anxiety doesn’t discriminate and was still causing Heidi to battle daily with the overwhelming emotions attached to the illness. Last year, after experiencing severe anxiety and panic attacks, Heidi went public about her battle.

In her Perth Now article, My Ongoing Battle With Anxiety and Mental Health Issues, she explained suffering in silence with irrational thinking and self-esteem issues was only worsening her situation:

“Some days (truthfully, not many) I would come home with a smile on my face and every other day I would be sad, angry or just withdrawn. I drank alcohol almost every night. Numbing the anxiety is what made me feel alive, but then I would wake the next morning and feel 10 times worse.”

Heidi was also overcome with thoughts of dying, a common factor for people who experience anxiety:

“I’m petrified of dying and this plays a huge part in my every day — I will sometimes think about being killed or dying in a horrific car accident more than 20 times a day.”

It’s been a year since this article was published and two months since Heidi has started coming to Brain Wellness Spa.
After her first session, Heidi started to see immediate changes in the severity of her social anxiety and also began controlling her negative thoughts better. As the weeks progressed, she started to notice her recovery time improving and found her emotions were easier to manage.
By session four, most of Heidi’s indicators had reduced by 80 per cent and she even mentioned us in her follow up Perth Now article, My Battle With Anxiety – One Year On:

“For the past few weeks, I have also been trying something new! Do yourselves a favour, and look up the ‘Brain and Wellness Spa’ in South Perth, which is owned and run by Terri Bowman.. super relaxing and not confronting at all.”

Heidi has just finished all eight sessions and is focusing on her self esteem through our Self Esteem Extreme program, and she is already starting to feel the benefits.

‘I have definitely seen improvements & really noticed my mind changing. I’m excited when I look in the mirror now, because i almost always try find the positive. I still sometimes, like everyone else, have moments of negativity & bad days, but not nearly as many. The change continues with yourself at home too, you have to want to help yourself. I’m so thankful I come along & had the passionate staff dedicated to inspire & help me mentally. Thank you’
Heidi Anderson

Lucy – 13 Years Old

A few weeks ago, Sarah* brought her, 13 year old, daughter Lucy* to Brain Wellness Spa after she was diagnosed with ‘school refusal’. School refusal is when a child refuses to attend school due to emotional distress. It is not the same as being truant – children with school refusal often wish to attend school, but feel mentally incapable. This was the case with Lucy.

Lucy is a popular year 8 student who in general enjoys school, seeing her friends and going to class. However, over the past year her school refusal has been acting up and it seemed as soon as Lucy seemed to be warming up to school, the school refusal would kick in again and she would be back at home.

Unfortunately for Lucy, this now means she is being home schooled for the term- even though she desperately wants to back at school with her friends. At this stage, simply driving past the school was enough to give Lucy clammy hands and an anxious response.
Another issue for Lucy was sleeping alone at night, likely related to some childhood traumas. After only 2 sessions of the Emotional Empowerment Program at Brain Wellness Spa, Lucy was sleeping in her own bed each night without the overwhelming nervous feeling she had previously felt.

This was a great sign; it meant Lucy was starting to let go of nervous attachments within her unconscious mind. These are likely the same nervous attachments that have stopped her from attending class.
After 3 sessions (4 weeks), Lucy’s stress, anxiety and worry had all dropped by at least 40 – 50 per cent. Lucy recognised she was feeling more confident and less nervous in her day to day life.

Last week was Lucy’s 6th week in the program, and I received a text message from Sarah telling me that Lucy and herself had driven to the school twice in one week. Lucy sat in the car with her mum and while she was a little worried that people may see her, her nervous behaviours weren’t activated – no rubbing hangs together, no clammy palms or stressed breathing; huge improvements for someone who only a few weeks ago was in panic at the thought of being near the building at all.

Slowly Sarah will continue to introduce Lucy back to school surroundings, and myself, Sarah and Lucy are confident that the Emotional Empowerment Program is just what she needs to get over that last hump. We’ve also discussed incorporating some confidence and self esteem programs from the Spa Menu to help her even further.

At this stage, I truly believe Lucy will be back at school with her friends for next term. The Emotional Empowerment program produces amazing results with regard to helping people overcome their fears and start living their lives at their full potential.
‘School refusal is an awful thing to watch your child go through and I am so grateful I came across the Brain Wellness Spa when googling ways to help anxiety. We had tried a few other things with various results.

There is definitely a change in her nervousness and anxiety around school now and it is all positive.’
Sarah, Lucy’s Mum

Claire – 27 Years Old

Claire*, aged 27, started coming to Brain Wellness Spa when her parents went through a separation. She was struggling with anxiety and failing to accept the fact that her father had met another woman and was leaving her mother.
Although Claire had maintained a strong relationship with her father throughout the separation, she was still feeling as though her brain was resistant to accepting the new reality.

Claire completed the Emotional Empowerment Program and Acing Acceptance and attributes the fact that her relationship with her parents has been unhindered by the separation to her work with Brain Wellness Spa.
** Names have been changed for confidentiality

‘I would always love my Dad, no matter what. However, this program, in particular Acing Acceptance from the spa menu, has helped me detach from him cheating on my mum and in turn has helped me move on quicker and focus on maintaining a happy and genuine relationship with my dad.’


Mary*, age 48, was diagnosed with Cerebellar Atrophy about two years ago and had developed severe anxiety in regard to the condition. Cerebellar Atrophy, is a degenerative process which causes neurons in the cerebellum – the area of the brain that controls coordination and balance to deteriorate and die.

The diagnosis turned a once happy, fun-loving and go-getting Mary into a nervous hermit. She was scared to leave the house, fearful of falling over in public and afraid of being judged by other people. Mary had previously been the life of the party, but since her diagnosis she felt trapped – she avoided social events and places with big crowds of people. The illness, rather the anxiety associated to the illness, began to control her life.
Mary came to Brain Wellness Spa when she realised she had enough of living in fear and wanted to claim her life back. I worked with Mary through the Emotional Empowerment Program and Acing Acceptance. By session 4, Mary said she “felt like one million bucks”, all her emotional indicators had dropped by more than 50 percent, and as the weeks progressed she was feeling more and more confident.

Mary feels like she is in control of her life again and no longer experiences the fears that once held her back. The Emotional Empowerment Program and Acing Acceptance were able to give Mary back her confidence, happiness and happy-go-lucky attitude that she missed so desperately.

** Names have been changed for confidentiality