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Compassionate, Connected & Present
Trauma-informed Occupational Therapy

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Kristen Pringle (Director & MH OT) & her team at the Mindful Movement Centre support infants to pre-schoolers and their parents, families/carers.

We uniquely offer whole family health in the early years with wellbeing, mental health and occupational therapy services for parents, as well as children 0-5 years, the family relationship and development, and their caring/support system.


Qualified and experienced in paediatrics, perinatal and adult mental health, occupational therapy, yoga therapy, trauma-sensitive mindfulness and fitness, we assist families who are experiencing: pre/post-natal and infant/early childhood mental health challenges; developmental, complex and perinatal trauma; parenting & family relational difficulties; parent-infant/child attachment challenges; & 0-5 year old developmental and behavioural concerns; to support families to feel connected & present

We support professionals and organisations with training, supervision and consultation in a range of areas, including but not limited to evidence-based paediatric and family OT, Trauma-Sensitive movement approaches, compassionate mindful parenting,   Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TC-TSY), Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), & Trauma-Sensitive Sensory/Interoceptive approaches. 


Offering online and in-person services for Australian and international clients, and in-person appointments at Barefoot Therapistsan integrated Child & Family Health Service located in beautiful Main Ridge, VIC, Australia.  


Perinatal and early childhood mental health & Occupational Therapy

The Perinatal period is a pivotal passage of time from pregnancy and up to a year after giving birth - we support families through this time until their child is of pre-school age.


"Infant/early childhood mental health, sometimes referred to as social and emotional health, is the developing capacity of the child from birth to 5 years of age to form close and secure adult and peer relationships; experience, manage, and express a full range of emotions; and explore the environment and learn—all in the context of family, community, and culture." Zero to Three

Early Childhood Occupational Therapists (OT's) work with children 0-5yrs and their family & carers to enable infants & young children to live happily and independently by providing therapy based around meaningful activities.

Mental Health OT's draw on a range of focussed psychological and occupational therapy strategies to help people understand, manage and thrive with their daily function.

Trauma-Sensitive Movement, Breathing, Fitness, Yoga & TC-TSY

All of our Team have training in Trauma-Sensitive Movement & Breathing practices.

Mike Pringle is the developer of a Trauma-Sensitive Fitness program for youth & adults and Kristen Pringle is a trained early childhood movement and music facilitator, yoga therapist for all ages and one of only a handful of licensed TCTSY trainers and TCTSY Certification Program Supervisors worldwide.

Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TC-TSY) has foundations in Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory, Neuroscience and Hatha Yoga practice, with an emphasis on body-based yoga forms and breathing practices. TC-TSY is an evidence-based somatic program and practice for people affected by traumatic stress, complex trauma, CPTSD, or other related behavioural and emotional conditions. 



Please feel free to get in touch with Kristen Pringle, Director & Founder of the Mindful Movement centre via the contact form below.


To make a client appointment for Monday, Tuesday or Friday, please contact

Barefoot Therapists on (03) 5981 1120 between 9am and 5pm Mon-Fri, or via

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Kristen Pringle is the Founder and Director of the Mindful Movement Centre ​

Kristen is a compassionate person dedicated to life-long learning. Kristen has lived experience, including experience of parenting, being a carer and recovery from perinatal and childhood trauma. Dedicated to lifelong learning, Kristen is a Medicare Endorsed BAMH Family Mental Health Clinician (Infant/Early childhood and Parent Mental Health), Senior Paediatric & Adult Occupational Therapist (OT), a University Teaching Associate & External Supervisor and Consultant for multiple FV services, Family Services, MCHN Services, Crisis & MH services. Kristen is also a registered senior yoga, meditation and mindfulness facilitator, and one of only three licensed TC-TSY trainers and certification program supervisors in Australasia.

Kristen has previously worked across several public, private and community & hospital services in Melbourne, including roles as: an infant facilitator & family violence clinician; infant and parent Mental Health (MH) clinician; healthy mothers healthy babies clinician; early childhood intervention clinician; Senior MH OT; Paediatric OT; Clinical educator & practice development coordinator CYMHS; families where a parent has a mental illness (FaPMI) coordinator (Adult & Child/youth mental and addictions health).  


View some of Kristen's qualifications. 

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Mike Pringle is a trauma-sensitive educator with DET Victoria working with at risk youth & young adults. Mike is a fitness trainer & martial artist with over 20 years experience, an experienced Mindfulness Teacher specialising in compassion-based approaches, a Social Work student and the co-host of The Kind-Mess Podcast. Mike facilitates the Mindful Self-Compassion program & Trauma-Sensitive fitness programs, and loves working with children & Dads. 
About Kristen
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