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Healing Adoption Trauma…

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Psychotherapy, Education & Training for Embodied Self Development and Social Change.

Being relinquished, separated from biological family and/or subsequently being adopted presents episodic and life-long challenges for the relinquished person. This service exists to provide therapeutic support, community and education to fellow adoptees, their family members, professionals and allies.

“When natural evolution is interrupted by a postnatal separation from the biological mother, the resultant experience of abandonment and loss is indelibly imprinted upon the unconscious minds of these children, causing that which I call the ‘primal wound’.”

Nancy Verrier, author of ‘The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child

Therapeutic Support

Monthly Webinars

Training for Professionals

Meet Monique

Hello and a very warm welcome to my service. I’m Monique Pangari, MEd (she/her), a Certified Trauma Psychotherapist, Educator, Supervisor, Trainer and Adoption Trauma survivor who specializes in mind-body reunification for addressing complex developmental trauma. I have worked with and trained hundreds of people and professionals from all over Australia in expressive, symbolic and somatic trauma recovery processes and cultural healing practices. In my private practice I offer Therapy, Consultation, Supervision, Online Webinars and Training specifically for adoptees, their families and other providers working with this population.

My work centres on healing the pain of relinquishment trauma, family separation and cultural loss, with a special focus on the experiences and impact of mother-infant separation on adoptees, children & teens growing up in foster care, the intergenerational impact of Stolen Generation and adult survivors of the Forced Adoption Era.

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Monique was excellent! She has a great knowledge of both Trauma and Sandplay. Her sensitivity and skill as a therapist came into play allowing greater focus on the experiential aspect of learning the content and tools

Counsellor, Mullumbimby

Monique’s ability to hold a safe, nurturing space in which to learn and heal was paramount to the emotional, relational and intellectual depth I was able to go to in the training.

Psychologist, Gold Coast

Monique’s ability to hold a safe, nurturing space in which to learn and heal was paramount to the emotional, relational and intellectual depth I was able to go to in the training.

Psychologist, Gold Coast
Dear Monique, I wanted to let you know what a difference you made in my life. Your professionalism, warmth, genuine concern and knowledge provided a safe space for me to learn, understand and grow. It truly was a life changing journey. I am now stronger, happier and more independent in my relationship than ever before. Thank you.
Dearest Monique,
I’ve been thinking of you sitting with me all those times of sharing my grief and felt so deeply grateful for who you have been for me, and for SO MANY. Your work is so incredibly important.

Recently I felt you near me with your beautiful presence and I visualised you picking up all the broken pieces of a blue clay bowl that represented me and my shattered bits. You were on the floor with me picking up each piece, gently and respectfully saying that you were here to gather the pieces and put them back into my hands to put together again.
It was a powerful vision and I wanted to share it with you. That’s the impact you have. Your therapeutic presence remains embodied in me years after the Expressive Therapies training and the times spent since. You are the benevolent presence all of us wounded birds need. I hope you can feel all my love and gratitude right now.Thank you.

Monique is absolutely lovely & wonderful! She has such a great mix of personal, accessible energy along with depth and breadth of experience, as well as the ability to convey theoretical concepts clearly.

Counsellor, Brisbane

You’re an angel!  Your gift is so profound!  Thank you for sharing your gift of love.

Counsellor, Brisbane

You are so awesome! You have no idea just how much you and your work has done for me.

I so appreciate you for all that you do.

Psychologist, Brisbane
Monique is absolutely lovely & wonderful!  She has such a great mix of personal, accessible energy along with depth and breadth of experience, as well as the ability to convey theoretical concepts clearly.
Counsellor, Brisbane
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