Spiritual Values and Behaviour Support

At first glance and broadly speaking, specialist behaviour support within the NDIS and Australian context is based in western secular science and particularly with insights that come from a long tradition of psychiatry, medicine, psychology, education, and counselling psychotherapy. From these traditions arise bodies of knowledge that inform and guide positive person centred behaviour support. …

Refuge as Therapy, Therapy as Refuge

Welcome. Each moment is precious. Welcome to your moment. Be here now, with the fullness of your heart. Take this moment to breathe... breathe in... out... Take feeling - how are you going right now? What is arising for you? In you? In the you of you? Are you, the littler you, overwhelmed? If so, …

Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness

Hypnotherapy and mindfulness go hand-in-hand. This approach provides skills and awareness that anyone can benefit from, which are part of universal human functions of the body-mind-heart. Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy, meaning the approach works with the body-mind-self to assist individuals to achieve personal outcomes across many health, relationship, and lifestyle related goals. Hypnotherapy …

Finding Your Path in Life

One of the amazing parts of counselling psychotherapy is when a person is seeking where they belong. We feel lost, afraid, alone, stressed out, and even desperate. But only one sleep can change all that. We honestly never know what is around the corner. Life is actually a massive adventure, and we have no idea …

Interview with Dr Joseph Randolph Bowers

This interview was recorded by a colleague who wanted to remain unnamed. They gathered this information to share in their organisation. Dr Bowers, may I call you Joseph? Yes, no worries. Joseph, why did you create Ability Therapy Specialists (ATS)? About three years ago now, the NSW government and the commonwealth moved forward with plans …

Solitude, Mysticism, and Spiritual Growth: Retrospective Christian Texts by Dr Joseph Randolph Bowers

Solitude, Mysticism, and Spiritual Growth: Retrospective Christian Texts by Dr Joseph Randolph Bowers A study in western mysticism based in medieval, ecological, and eremitic contemplative practice. Historic foundations for solitude and spiritual growth from postmodern psychotherapeutic perspectives with metaphors of enduring value. Work written over a 30 year time frame. A personal but social and …

The Politics of Faith: A Psychotherapist’s Critical Reflection on ‘Lumen Fidei’ Light of Faith by Pope Francis

The Politics of Faith: A Psychotherapist’s Critical Reflection on ‘Lumen Fidei’ Light of Faith by Pope Francis Critically reflecting on Pope Francis encyclical letter to the faithful of the Roman Catholic world ’Lumen Fidei’ that was published during June 2013, Dr Joseph Randolph Bowers brings over thirty years of community based practice, reflection, and advanced …

Key Factors in Sexual Identity and Behaviour: Taking An Integrative Middle Path

After reviewing new studies of 2016 I confirm three factors linked to sexual behavior and orientation. Genetic. Neurobiological developmental. Environmental social. Not much has changed in the past decade except a clearer view of these complex factors. It cannot be said that one factor might override the others, as they are a "complex" which means …

Range of Online Services, Armidale, New England NSW

    Ability Therapy Specialists was a community idea struck during the disbanding of state services. How can we keep senior skills and professional expertise in the New England? This was how the concept was born.     We are registered with the National Disability Scheme to assist eligible participants. We also now offer distance …