Wisdom Within is a survivor-led, non-profit Australian organisation that runs mental wellness workshops, nature retreats and peer support groups.
From the beginning, our mission has always been about inspiring self-love and empathy within people, while helping them grow and nurture their 'authentic self'.
Wisdom Within is rooted in the Japanese belief that honours nature and that human is a part of nature. Therefore, when we look within ourselves, we're also connecting to the wisdom of nature.
Why Wisdom Within?
Our 5 Promises
1. Survivor's insights
As a survivor-led organisation who choose to work on root causes to heal from trauma rather than merely manage symptoms, we value the insights the survivor has that developed over time from their own experiences. We trust them, and adjust our supportive ways to meet their expectations.
2. Safe place for anyone
The safe environment helps clients feel seen and heard. This nurtures their innate vitality and self-esteem which leads to creativity, foresight, strategic thinking, and productivity, which we believe are the fundamental mental strengths in trauma recovery and/or social reintegration.
3. "Experiential learning"
Not relying on therapy and support but gradually become self lead discovery about their trauma and healing,
peers that you surround yourself matters greatly affecting your learning and memory
in a positive comfortable trust tribe,
that let you be you, learn your own learning, gain what makes you iconic you
4. Equal partnership
We see our clients as our allies with whom we work towards the shared goals. We are on a same platform, treat one another with respect and admiration from survivor to survivor. We are non-judgemental, humble, lifelong learners. Btw, not only humans, we view other animal, plants, bugs, all creatures equal residents of our shared planet.
5. Revolutionize mental health
Together with survivors and cross-sector allies, we are committed to advocacy, research, innovation, social justice
Workshops are offered in person in following areas during 2021;
and on Zoom everywhere else
Retreats will be offered on Great Ocean Road VIC Australia
Shopping from almost everywhere!
Connection to land
We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and the Bunurong peoples as the traditional owners of the land on which we live and work and pay respect to their elders past, present and emerging. We recognise that this land that we work on was never ceded, and that it always was and always will be Aboriginal land.
Who we serve
We serve diverse and inclusive community. We celebrate uniqueness of each one of us, and believe that this diversity creates the energy to elevate our society.
We are a mental health organisation with no religious affiliations. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of religious belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances.
We host Flowwa group workshop every week for individuals who'd like a new hobby or for groups that want to get together to share a great time.
Many people come on their own to our workshops and make new friends.
If this is your first time, don't think too much about mental health, just join us for a relaxing and interesting art class where you'll learn about some Japanese culture.
You can join scheduled workshops, or you can contact us for a private (1:1 or group) session.