About Marike

Marike specialises in personalised life performance, wellbeing and mindfulness. Now in her tenth year of business, Marike helps organisations and individuals shift their mental gears in a balanced, sustainable way to confidently meet adversity and everyday challenges.

Using 20+ years of experience with evidence-based, scientific techniques, Marike is a trained TRTP (The Richards Trauma Process) therapist, one of only six certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) trainers in Australia, accredited in the neuroscience of stress, mindfulness and performance and maintains her knowledge at the forefront of the latest neuro-biology and neuro-science into how humans can better navigate life experiences and continue to adapt and thrive.

Marike is passionate about supporting people to build skills that will enable them to thrive, not just survive psychologically. Wanting to understand the workings of the brain and the nervous system led Marike to train in the USA with experts in the field of neuroscience, neurobiology and mindfulness. She feels this is a crucial piece of the puzzle, for the more we deeply understand the inner workings of our brains and bodies, the greater our capacity to create significant shifts in mental wellbeing.

Marike is passionate about mental health because…

The majority of Australians feel that stress impacts their physical health (72%) and mental health (64%) but very few report seeking help.

Marike believes this is partly due to the lack of proper education on the subject. With knowledge of how our brains and nervous systems work, most people can move from a place of disempowerment to empowerment, completely changing their relationship with stress, building resilience to challenges and finding greater fulfilment in their daily lives.

Here’s what you can expect in Marike’s presentation…

  • Mindfulness as Medicine 101
  • Neuroscience of mindfulness
  • Practices to build capabilites in self regulation and self awareness
  • Avoiding burnout
  • Understanding stress and the impact it has on our physical and mental health
  • Explore how stress has moved from an adaptive system for survival to a maladaptive one and how we have the power to change that
  • Understanding how we are wired for both compassion and judgement
  • Practices for critical performance conversations/difficult conversations and psychological safety in teams

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