I am Dr Ro0by Abeles, and for the past 34+ years, I have provided integrative, whole person, addiction and trauma resolution therapy to thousands of clients. For the past several years, I have been offering individual and organisational consultations to capitalise on the vast amount of knowledge and expertise I have accumulated over the past three decades in the fields of addiction & trauma.
My tertiary education includes:
I have accrued thousands of hours of additional professional development, mostly in the fields of; Neuroscience, Attachment theory, Addiction, Somatic Experiencing (Peter Levine), Polyvagal Theory (Stephen Porges, and Deb Dana), Interpersonal Neurobiology ( Dan Siegel) Nervous system regulation ( I have co-developed a Brain Regulation program – MATES), Trauma and its effects in the brain and body, Ego States (IFS) and Dissociation.
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I now only provide clinical consultation in person and via Zoom to:
The picture below was taken at the 2018 Biennial Australian Childhood Foundation’s (ACF) International Trauma Conference, Melbourne, Australia, August 2018, during the closing Experts Panel Discussion.
I was privileged to be sharing the stage with many of the current luminaries in the fields of trauma and attachment.
L to R: Janise Mitchell (Deputy CEO ACF), Dr Roby Abeles, Dr Peter Fonagy, Dr Cathy Malchiodi, Dr Gabor Mate´MD, Dr Kim Golding, Dr Bessel van der Kolk, Dr Marilyn Devallier, Dr Ed Tronick
My work is informed by current knowledge about interpersonal neurobiology, the links between gut and brain health, cutting edge neuroscience, and brain & body based therapies, all of which give us access to the parts of the mind and body that traditional “talk therapy” cannot reach.
ALL levels [pieces] of experience must be included in a holistic treatment plan for complete resolution of any issue to occur.
I have experience, training and a wealth of knowledge about the newer ’21st century therapies’ which access the deeper parts of the brain where traumas and other events are held. These therapies include Brainspotting and Somatic Experiencing.
Brainspotting therapy facilitates access to the deeper parts of the brain – the sub-cortical brain, where there are “frozen moments” which pull people back into the past, and they lose the ability to respond in the present moment to present moment issues.
Brainspotting accesses the cortical (rational and conscious areas) of your brain and also the sub cortical areas (Brain stem and limbic system) which “talk therapies” cannot access even after years and years of talking.
This is the amazing part of Brainspotting. It is gaining the approval of prominent therapists, neurologists, neuroscientists and researchers world-wide. It opens a door into your brain’s innate ability to heal itself. Amazing, amazing, amazing.
You can read more at www.brainspottingaustraliapacific.com.au
I consult on a variety of therapies to help those with a stressed nervous system learn regulation skills.
The therapies and skills based keys I use most are;
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in starting a discussion about how my expertise can facilitate an expansion in your current functioning as a therapist or mental health facility