Phone: +61 490 225 996


Dr Lareen Newman, BA(Hons) PhD


I am passionate about helping women like you to get emotionally free from the STRESS that's keeping you stuck. Maybe you can't change your work situation, but I can certainly help you change your EMOTIONAL REACTIONS and clear your stressload so you break free, regain control, and can feel happy again. Or maybe you want to boost your performance, which we can do by clearing your limiting beliefs to increase your confidence. Either way, you won't need willpower!


I spent over 30 years working and studying in high demand environments, including international banking, not-for-profits, universities, and federal government. For the last 15 years I have worked in Australian universities as a researcher, a research institute deputy director, a PhD supervisor, an academic mentor, a journal editor, grant reviewer and research advisor. Most recently, from 2016 I worked as grant development adviser to junior, mid-career and senior academics, including some of the world’s top professors. And then there is home life... I am a mum of three children (currently in their teens/early 20s). So I know you want to do great job but you're constantly frustrated or exhausted, maybe even completely depleted, and you just can't do it all any more!


Quite a few years ago now, I found myself getting increasingly stressed by work to the point of complete overwhelm, unable to relax or switch off at night until I seriously feared for my health. There was just so much to do and insufficient time to fit it all in, especially an email inbox that was impossible to keep on top of! I tried using my logic and better time management, And that's when I came across Emotional Freedom Technique - or EFT Tapping acupressure. The results were so transformational that I trained for 2 years and qualified as a practitioner so I could help my family and friends, and then other women. Eventually I gave up my university "day-job" to do this full-time!


I have a real passion for work that empowers women. Most recently I supervised two fabulous PhD studies investigating women's experiences of motherhood beyond Mount Everest in Nepal. Some of you know me from my work as a consumer advocate to make Australia’s maternity services woman-centred (1997-2015). I sat on state government committees that wrote our waterbirth policy, presented antenatal breastfeeding classes, taught evening classes on birth choices at Adelaide's WEA, was a Board Member for the SA Health Consumers Alliance, and authored "Better Birth: The Definitive Guide to Childbirth Choices" (2006; 2012, New Holland Publishers).


On top of my BA(Hons) in social geography, and a PhD in population geography which looked at work, home and parenthood experiences influencing Australian family size, I have been working with Emotional Freedom Techniques therapy ("EFT Tapping" acupressure) since 2015. I am qualified as an Accredited Certified Practitioner with EFT International - the UK-based charity and not-for-profit EFT standards association. I trained with the fabulously experienced Annie O’Grady (EFTi Mentor/Trainer in Adelaide), have received professional EFT mentoring from Dr Craig Weiner (USA), and Andy Hunt and Sejual Shah (UK), and mentoring from Gary Craig - the founder of modern EFT. I maintain accreditation with the annual required CPD and mentoring, and adhere to the conduct and ethics guidelines of, EFT International

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Let's talk about how I can best help you. Speak soon!


PHONE (Australia):

0490 225 996


Sylvan Way, Glenalta

South Australia

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