On 4 August 2019, the ABA launched the inaugural Online Member Mentoring Program with John Stamoulos. The mentoring program is intended to provide a way for ABA members to connect with other members and provides a forum for Breathwork peer discussion and guidance from Breathwork trainers and elders in our community. The program also attracts 1.5 CPE points for each mentoring session
John has run successful Breathwork and bodywork practices for many years from his base in Adelaide and Melbourne. He has also held a community Breathing Circle for the past 15 years in Adelaide and travels 5 months of the year delivering Breathwork training in Asia and other countries.
Mentoring participants ranged in experience from freshly graduated practitioners, to practitioners who have been in business for up to ten years all looking to gain some connection and insights into being a practitioner. Reasons participants joined the online mentoring:
"I have literally just graduated as a Breathwork Practitioner and am looking to start my practice. I thought is was a great way to tap into the knowledge and get some tips"
"I practice in another well being modality and have not yet found a way to bring Breathwork into what I currently do. I am looking to stay connected to Breathwork and other practitioners"
"I have been in business for 7 years and am looking for insights into specific client issues"
"I am 3 years into starting business and looking for ways to grow and learn more from those who are already doing it".
John covered tips for starting up in practice to mentoring around client examples and his experience with breathing circles and client work. It was an open forum so that participants could ask questions relevant to their stage. The session is supported by a person who makes sure everyone is heard and w stay on time.
The Online Member Mentoring has been recorded in ZOOM and will be available to all members in the future. We are looking to grow participation and are seeking feedback as to the format and topics.
Ann Harrison has graciously agreed to lead the next Online Member Mentoring.
Mentor: Ann Harrison
When: Sunday 3 November 2019
Time: 9.30 - 11.30 am AEST
Where: ZOOM link provided closer to the date via email
All members welcome.
The ABA committee