My name is Shorina (pronounced sure-ree-nah) and I'm the founder of Mindful Soul Collective.
I'm a mum of two boys, Ezra and Wyatt. I'm engaged to the love of my life, Karl and we all live in Newcastle, Australia.
I absolutely thrive off of personal development and when I'm not working or being a mum, I'm writing, meditating, exercising, reading a book, listening to a podcast, researching new tools and techniques or I'm doing course work. There is always more to learn and I am always looking for new ways to broaden my own knowledge.
I have a passion for empowering other people which I do via Mindful Soul Collective and my second business, Bras By S.
I've been there - lost, unmotivated, confused, overwhelmed, unhappy and depressed.
I used to call my life a series of unfortunate events. Abusive relationships. Car crashes. Living alone at 14 years old. Storm damage. Self-harm. Grief. Chronic pain and fatigue. Self-hatred. A traumatic birth. I've gone through a hell of a lot and I did let life hold me down. I let it consume me and I hit rock bottom.
But, after years of what felt like torture, I decided I had just had enough. I decided it was time to fight and take control of my life again, I was ready to come out of that dark place. That's when I started my self-development journey.
I only have one regret - that I didn't do it sooner.
From somebody who has been exactly where you are and feeling what you feel, trust me when I say, you are worthy of everything you dream of. You are capable of overcoming all of the fears and self-sabotage. You can love yourself. You can find your purpose. You can grow into a person you can't even imagine right now.
I didn't suffer for all of those years for no reason, I suffered, I grew and I learnt lessons to bring me here to help you.
We all need a little help sometimes, so I'm here to offer you a place you're safe. A place to talk things through, to get clear and make changes. A place filled with support, inspiration, encouragement and empowerment. Your very own safe haven.
I'm here to help you change your life.
I hold a Diploma of Counselling and have the following specialty certificates within the mental health field:
~ Depression: From Diagnostic Criteria to Treatment
~ Burnout & Self-Care
~ Communicating With Children
~ Psychological First Aid
~ Managing Chronic Pain
~ Supporting Clients at Risk of Suicide
~ Supporting Clients Who Self-harm
~ Understanding Emotion in Children
~ Helping Clients Deal with Relationship Breakdown
~ Managing Challenging Clients
~ Anxiety Disorders
~ Working with Children at Risk
~ Positive Psychology
~ Telephone Counselling
~ Helping Clients Deal with Relationship Breakdowns
~ Narcissim: The Basics
~ Autism Spectrum Disorder
~ Borderline Personality Disorder