“We are our own Centre of Being and Becoming. When this is Felt and Integrated, we are the enduring Magic of hope and new life. We create a Whole and  renewed future for us all.”

Loretta do Rozario

Dr Loretta do Rozario {B. Occ. Thy. (Qld. Uni.), M.Transp. Psych. (I. T. P. USA), PhD. (Qld. Uni.}

‘Living Our Fullness’ is birthed from this next stage of my life, the Sixties, feeling more free and invigorated than I can ever remember. I feel opened to bring all of my life’s yearnings and learnings and ready for new ways and pathways of development. This I want to share and grow.  Let me offer a sense of my life’s work and background. For most of my life I have been a Seeker of Other Ways. At 16 years I instinctively chose not to study medicine even though I was accepted. I felt I would ‘lose my soul’ through this established way. I knew that the world of psyche – inclusive of body, mind, heart, soul and environments – called me.   I pursued many practises and training courses of psyche. I found that Transpersonal Psychology and Psychotherapy as an Integrated Path made holistic and whole sense. I could never return to parts and fragments of truth, care, helping, growth and living. 

Twenty-five years ago I along with other faculty members across Australia, created the Australian Transpersonal Institute and Association. This ‘vehicle’ for change then evolved into a personal offering, and in 2001
I founded Spirit Works Australia, an experiential learning space dedicated to creating true and responsive Leadership, integrating wholeness and optimal wellbeing in our personal lives, professions, workplaces and communities. In 2004 I felt called from the bustle of city life and created Tree Song Retreat in Denmark. This is my home and a beautiful forest Sanctuary, a place of mountain, trees, river and ocean offering those who come a spaciousness to Be, grow and learn to become their greater selves and life story, no matter what!

Now as I begin savouring the sixties, my next stage has been birthed through Living Our Fullness. This renewing way particularly recognizes and responds to the hunger of our modern life and age, the growing deadening and imprisonment of our Essential Aliveness and Soulfulness. With the Joy of being alongside Sharon Mitchell, I will continue my lifelong passion in ‘Helping the Helpers to Truly Help’. For when each of us embodies, integrates our grounded Wholeness, everything changes. We become real Leaders wherever we are, and the world within and around us, changes and transforms. I open to these next steps and stage with the deepest enthusiasm and joy for life as I continue to grow. 

Briefly as background: I have a first degree in Occupational Therapy (1977), and a PhD from the Department of Religious Studies (1995) (both from University of Queensland), with a thesis on ‘What Keeps People Alive and Well In Spite of the Odds – The Spiritual Nature of Health and Wellbeing of People with Chronic Physical Disabilities and Illness: A Paradigm of Wholeness and Reconstitution’. In 1987 I completed a Masters in Transpersonal Psychology (Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, USA), with a thesis on ‘Transpersonal Growth Groups: A Peer Paradigm of Learning’.

I love learning so have had the pleasure of over 15 years experience as a senior academic at West Australian Universities Curtin and Notre Dame. During the early 1990’s I was President of the WA Occupational Therapy Association. For ten years I was an invited Adjunct Professor at Dalhousie University Canada, where I supervised Masters research students, and created an online graduate course in Community Development and Wellness.  In 1994 I became the founder, President and Programme Coordinator of The Australian Transpersonal Institute and Association, a nationally accredited training organization founded in Perth. During this time, I was an invited External Faculty Member for the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, at Palo Alto, California.

Within Australia and Canada I practised in health, psychiatry and mental health, and private practice settings as a therapist, counsellor, transpersonal psychotherapist, supervisor, trainer, educator, and a change facilitator in creating well organisations and communities. In early 2000, I was the Wellness Coordinator and Facilitator at The Cancer Support Association of Western Australia. In 2004 I moved to the country and created Tree Song Retreat in Denmark. I now open again to Living My Fullness and the next chapter of life’s evolving Story…