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Anthony Hayes

Wellbeing Coach - specialising in Disability Services and Behaviour Support
Parent Coach
Relationship Coach/Men’s Coach
Mindfulness Teacher
Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner - Specialist in Supporting Children

Location: Adelaide, SA and TeleHealth

My background

I am a Wellbeing Coach, Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner and educator. I was a leader in education for 30 years, being a Principal, Deputy Principal and Wellbeing Director in a variety of schools in Australia and Bali, Indonesia. I have a Master of Education in Cognitive Psychology and Wellbeing, as well as a Degree in Education - majoring in Special Education. This learning empowers me to assess and devise strategies to support children with a diverse range of social and learning needs.

I have a passion for learning utilising the latest research in Interpersonal Neurobiology to guide innovation and empower individuals with strategies for healing and enhanced life outcomes.

My therapeutic style

My approach is person-centred, and holistic and tailored to meet the unique needs of each person. I develop strategies for self-efficacy and self-compassion in a safe, connected and caring environment. We all have our own wisdom, we need the right questions, environment and support in order to create a life of fulfilment.

Therapeutic Approaches

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Mindfulness and Meditation

  • Polyvagal Theory Technique

Areas of Counselling

  • Stress Management

  • Specialist coaching with men, young men and boys

  • Coping Strategies

  • Grief and Loss

  • Self-compassion

  • Trauma

  • Family Challenges

  • Anger and Aggression

  • Parenting Support

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Books I would recommend to parents

I have two books that are amazing: they provide incredible insights into being human and possible strategies for self-understanding and compassion.

By Dr Dan Siegel

Fully Human

By Steve Biddulph