Face-to-Face and Online

Somatic Body-Mind Therapy

for nervous system resilience in challenging times

Avril Hamlin

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Stress & Trauma Therapist

Specialist areas





Emotional, Mental

& Physical

Avril brings experience and talent to her work and marries sound academic knowledge with an uncanny intuition and sincere care for others.
I have recommended her to many friends and will continue to do so as I believe her work is absolutely remarkable and most importantly incredibly effective.
Rachael Thompson
Business owner, Mother of two

"My committment to you is to help you to achieve mind-body resilience and wellbeing through personalised care, utilising gentle and effective treatment approaches"


Avril Hamlin
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Qualified Lifeline Counsellor
Cert. Early Developmental Trauma
Cert. Trauma Through a Child's Eyes
Dip. CranioSacral Therapy
NZCS Medical Science
Post grad. Dip Business Studies
(Auckland University)

It's a privilege and a joy to help clients resolve their health and wellbeing concerns and see them go on to live fuller, healthier lives.

With over 20 years experience in healthcare, including a background in Medical Science and Healthcare Management - combined  with Somatic Experiencing Therapy & Trauma Therapy training and experience, my specialty area is working with stress and trauma-related conditions.  

Are you currently feeling stressed or overwhelmed by things? Have you experienced trauma? Whether it's affecting you physically, mentally and/or emotionally, I welcome the opportunity to help you - please feel free to contact me to chat more, or to book an appointment.  

Background & Experience

Medical Science

  • Trained in and studied Medical Science (Medical Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Biochemistry, Bacteriology, Haematology)

  • Worked for 4 years at Auckland DHB's National Women’s Health

  • Held senior management roles with various Healthcare providers​

Trauma Therapy

  • Completed 3 year professional Trauma Training to Advanced level with the International Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute - founded by Dr Peter Levine PhD, US trauma researcher and world-leading Practitioner of trauma healing and recovery

  • Post graduate training: Early Developmental Trauma with Myrna Martin (Canada)

  • Post graduate training: Childhood Trauma with Psychotherapist Maggie Kline (USA)

  • Trained as an accredited Lifeline Counsellor 

Somatic Therapies

  • Trained in a range of somatic therapies, including Biodynamic

       Cranio Sacral Therapy​ & Somatic Touch Therapy

  • Clinic training supervisor for Cranio Sacral Therapy students​ (Ak)

  • Equine Cranial Sacral Therapist at the New Zealand Riding for the Disabled (a charity offering horse riding for children with  physical, intellectual, emotional and social challenges)​

  • Completed 1-year Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy Hakomi training

Nature-based Therapies

  • Trained in Ecotherapy clinicial practises with the Earthbody Institute (USA)

  • Completed 2-year nature-based experiential training (NZ)

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