ABOUT DR LAREEN NEWMAN
Lareen Newman BA(Hons) PhD, Advanced EFT Practitioner
MY PASSION: Hi I’m Lareen and I’m really passionate about my role as a Women’s Stress-Release Coach and Emotional Freedom Therapist! I help women like you to break free from the WORK STRESS and LIFE STRESS that’s keeping you stuck! Maybe you can’t change your work or home situation, but I can certainly help you CHANGE YOUR EMOTIONAL REACTIONS and REDUCE YOUR STRESSLOAD.
MY EXPERIENCE: I spent over 30 years working and studying in high-demand environments, including international banking, not-for-profits, universities, and federal government. I spent 15 years in Australian universities as a researcher, a research institute deputy director, a PhD supervisor, an academic mentor, a journal editor, grant reviewer and grants and research advisor. And then there is home life… I am a mum to three children in their early 20s.
MY OWN STRESS STORY: Quite a few years ago now, I found myself getting more and more stressed by the increasingly toxic environment with unrealistic work demands. My tension increased to the point of complete overwhelm, I was unable to relax or switch off at night, and eventually 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, but they only helped a little.
And that’s when I came across Emotional Freedom Technique – or EFT Tapping acupressure. It worked when nothing else had, and it felt good to have a tool that I could use the basics of myself whenever I needed to calm down or release some negative feelings, and then see a practitioner to guide me to offload the deeper stress and my tension backlog. My husband and children noticed my stress levels reducing and that I was calmer around home. I was so impressed, and intrigued with this technique, that I trained and qualified as a practitioner so I could help my family and friends. And then I got really fired up when I realised I could help so many other women too. So eventually I gave up my “day-job” so that I could really focus just on running my business.
EMPOWERING WOMEN IN WELLBEING: I have always followed a vision to empowering women. Some of you know me from my work as a consumer advocate to make Australia’s maternity services more woman-centred (1997-2015). I sat on a government committees that wrote our state’s waterbirth policy, presented antenatal breastfeeding classes, 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).
LAREEN NEWMAN – QUALIFICATIONS: On top of my BA(Hons) in social geography, and a PhD in social science which looked at work, home and parenthood experiences influencing Australian women and men’s family size choices and work-life balance, I have been working with Emotional Freedom Techniques therapy (“EFT Tapping” acupressure) since 2015.
I am qualified as an Advanced EFT Practitioner with EFT International – the UK-based charity and world’s largest non-profit EFT training 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 have ongoing mentoring in Optimal EFT with Gary Craig – the founder of modern EFT. I maintain accreditation with annual CPD and mentoring, and adhere to the conduct and ethics guidelines of, EFT International.
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