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Melissa Moss is the Founder and Principal Psychologist at The Bodhi Tree Psychology - A Holistic Practice.

'The Bodhi Tree' was selected as a name for this practice, aiming not only to reflect the essence of the endeavor but also to gently introduce the enriching experiences it aspires to offer. In the very fabric of this approach, there lies a sincere commitment to a humanistic ethos, skillfully weaving together mindfulness and somatic approaches with psychology. This harmonious blend forms a holistic journey for those who choose to engage with it, providing a nurturing space for deep contemplation, healing, and personal growth.

Mindfulness psychology, deeply rooted in Eastern contemplative traditions and now widely embraced in Western psychological practices, is a cornerstone of The Bodhi Tree Psychology. It involves cultivating present-moment awareness and non-judgmental acceptance of one's thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations. Through mindfulness practices, individuals learn to observe their experiences with curiosity and compassion, fostering greater self-understanding and emotional resilience.

All evidence-based approaches used at The Bodhi Tree Psychology align with this ethos, addressing a range of presentations such as trauma, PTSD, dissociation, childhood sexual abuse, social/emotional/mental/spiritual and/or physical abuse, emotion dysregulation (e.g., depression and/or anxiety), relationship issues (with self and/or others), loss, grief, bereavement, and more. Sessions are available for individuals aged 18 and over.

“It becomes easier for me to accept myself as a decidedly imperfect person, who by no means functions at all times in the way in which I would like to function. This must seem to some like a very strange direction in which to move. It seems to me to have value because the curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am, then I change.”

 Carl R. Rogers,


If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis or emergency, Please follow this link to find the correct services:

Caulfield Psychology, Elsternwisk psychology, Vic 3185, Vic 3162. Mindfullnesspsychology.

A place for contemplation, healing and growth...

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