Registered Psychologist, Registered Yoga Teacher, Registered Yoga Therapist, Yoga Australia Member
Janet Lowndes is a therapist with over 25 years experience providing counselling, training, and consultation. Her professional practice includes psychological counselling, meditation training, and yoga therapy (mindbodywell.com.au).
Following university studies in Psychology and Philosophy Janet’s early professional experience was in the areas of youth, community, and women’s health, the prison system, and with young offenders. She then moved into private practice and continued to work with adolescents and adults, particularly those with eating disorders, body image concerns, and behavioural difficulties.
After 10 years practicing psychology Janet travelled to India to explore her personal studies of Yoga. While in India she spent time in a Yoga ashram, trekked in the Himalaya, and taught English to Buddhist monks. These experiences were life-changing, exposing Janet to philosophies of integrative wisdom which assist people to live in harmony with the world around them.
Janet discovered in her Yoga studies a traditional approach to understanding the mind. The system of Yogic Psychology is a powerful influence for Janet’s practice, exploring the nature of the mind, the way we relate to our inner and outer environments, the mind-body connection, and strategies for enhancing personal wellbeing.
Today, Janet’s professional practice is focused on working with people addressing aspects of their lives affecting health and wellbeing. This includes eating disorders, body image concerns, depression and anxiety.
Janet’s approach treats the individual as a whole, rather than focusing merely on conditions or symptoms they may be experiencing. This approach is health-enhancing, aimed at promoting wellbeing in different areas of life.