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Monique Pangari is the Founder of ‘The School of Integrative Somatic Psychotherapy’ & the Creator of…

Somatic Sand Therapy® (SST®)

and

Somatic Attachment Focused Expressive Therapy® (SAFE-T®)

Trauma Informed, Creative Interventions to Support the Healing of Relational Trauma in Adults & Children

WELCOME to The School of Integrative Somatic Psychotherapy where I empower counselling professionals to be leaders in their field, using current research, integrative therapeutic modalities, somatic awareness and relational principles through Accredited Post-Graduate Training and Clinical Supervision.

I provide an educational, inspirational and secure base experience for counsellors and psychotherapists in Australia wanting to grow and deepen their therapeutic practice and presence through my two unique therapy models called Somatic Sand Therapy® and Somatic Attachment Focused Expressive Therapy®.

Accredited Training Programs

Clinical Supervision

Scholarships

Meet Monique

Hello and a very warm welcome to my page, I’m Monique Pangari, MEd (she/her). I am blessed to live on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in South East QLD, Australia and I’d like to acknowledge the Gubbi Gubbi people who are the traditional custodians of this land that I live, work and play on.

I have the privilege of working with amazing counsellors and psychotherapists who seek a safe space to learn and grow both personally and professionally. I’m a trained and experienced Psychotherapist, specialising in Somatic Sand Therapy® (SST®) and Somatic Attachment Focused Expressive Therapy (SAFE-T®).

I am dedicated to supporting beginning and experienced therapists’ own process of personal growth and healing, increasing states of loving awareness, enhancing compassion and creating deeper states of connection with self, others and our natural living world through professional training and supervision.

I have founded ‘The School of Integrative Somatic Psychotherapy’ in order to provide creative, healing, embodied and loving processes that support the human experience. I value both the personal and professional journey of the therapist and believe that the quality of support given to the interplay between the two is what creates leading therapy providers.

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    Upcoming Programs at The
    School of Integrative Somatic Psychotherapy

    Certificate in Somatic Expressive Therapies®, Sunshine Coast, QLD

    February 10 @ 9:00 am - February 12 @ 5:00 pm

    A three-day accredited pre-requisite workshop to introduce you to the power of Somatic and Expressive ways to work with Trauma.

    Certificate in ​Somatic ​Sand Therapy® (Level 1)

    February 21 @ 6:00 pm - April 11 @ 9:00 pm

    An accredited series of live, online and in-person, workshops to introduce the use of Somatic Sand Therapy® in the clinical setting.

    A live, online, 5-month accredited training program designed to teach you how to transform attachment theory into practice using somatic and expressive modalities.

    Certificate in Somatic Sand Therapy® (Level 2)

    August 25 @ 9:00 am - August 27 @ 5:00 pm

    An accredited live online & in-person extension workshop series for advanced use of Somatic Sand Therapy® in the clinical setting.

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

    Counsellor, 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

    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
    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

    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

    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’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
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