Entries by Rachel Wilkinson

Why I Won’t Niche

Some of the worst career advice I have been given as a therapist was “you need to find your niche,” or “you should specialise”. Part of the reason I was drawn to holistic therapy is its wide range and rich diversity. The beauty of holistic therapy is that it offers a flexible approach that tailors […]

We need to talk about grief

Here is the link to one of the biggest radio shows Radio Husbands Tony Tranter and Jasper Manfield have delivered on grief with the highest audience engagement to date. It is clearly evident why they were awarded BayFM 100.3’s program of the year award. Their preparation, research, and commitment to educating and supporting the community […]

Working from home – 5 rules for visitors

Working from home used to be something people did when they had pre-school children, lived remotely, or ran their own business, and didn’t want to pay for office space. Now, in the interest of keeping everyone safe and well, it is something we all need to be prepared to do, to operate independently, or pivot, […]

BayFM Radio – Searchlight Rainbow conversations

I am so grateful when I get a call to come in and chat on radio with these two amazing humans Tony Tranter and Jasper Manfield. They do so much good work educating the community and engaging support for the rainbow community as well as interviewing special guests, researching facts and they allow me to […]

Spirituality on the Rise in a Post-Pandemic world!

While divination and mystical arts may all sound a bit Harry Potterish, one Brisbane business owner has discovered these additional services added to holistic counselling have been a surprising source of income in a challenging year for small businesses. Australia now has many people who call themselves spiritual but not religious, and according to the […]

I’m not angry anymore

They say after the dust settles you often find perspective, the pain eases with time. Apparently, people have trouble remembering the physical pain of trauma after it has passed, like childbirth, abuse, or injury because the body goes into shock, shutting down and the brain tries to help us by forgetting. I remember and feel […]

Unexpected item in the bagging area

Let me begin by stating I have never lost my temper in a shop before, nor have I shoplifted. But last week some shit went down at the self-serve counter, and I’d like to officially apologise to David for raining it down on him. I fit my counselling work around my study and teenagers, many […]

Clues and Shoes

A few weeks ago, my youngest daughter and I decided to skip over to Stradbroke Island for the day. Although we live close by, it’s not a common event for us as my eldest has claimed Straddie as her spiritual home and she never really wants us tagging along. On a day when the conditions […]

Rainbow conversations – LGBTIQ+ radio show

One of my 2020 goals was to do a radio course with my local public radio BayFM. Unfortunately due to the year being hijacked by Covid 19, this didn’t happen. My highlight was being invited to speak on this station about mental health in the lead up to Christmas and especially its impact on the […]