Mental Health Occupational Therapy, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga & Mindfulness, Family Mental Health
Kristen Pringle, the Director of the Mindful Movement centre, has worked in the family and mental health sector for over 15 years, after completing a Master of Occupational Therapy Practice, post-graduate studies in Infant and Parent Mental Health at Melbourne University, in addition to Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga training. Prior to Kristen’s career as an OT she worked in childcare, as a kindergarten assistant, as an early childhood music and movement teacher, and a pre/post-natal and mums and bubs yoga teacher!
Kristen has worked with families in their own homes, at hospitals, at childcare centres/kindergartens and in community, and as a specialist advising multiple healthcare systems, educational systems, crisis and emergency systems and family oriented organisations. Kristen has worked with: pregnant mums and families trying to navigate our healthcare system; parents, infants and children with mental health struggles, including the impact of family violence, birth trauma, complex post traumatic stress and loss/grief; infants and children with developmental delays and diagnoses; families struggling with parenting, or the isolation of feeling they are alone in their struggles. Within this time, Kristen & Mike had two fantastic children of their own.
Kristen provides group reflective and clinical supervision, consultation, training, service implementation and project management supervision in health to a wide range of professionals and sectors: Family Violence practitioners, Housing workers, Family clinicians, Mental Health clinicians, Maternal Child Health Universal services, child and parenting support workers, and occupational therapists. Kristen is also a teaching associate at University within the OT department, and a lecturer for the international TCTSY Certification.
Kristen incorporates lifelong learning, lived experience and workplace experience into her services for professionals and can tailor a service to your needs. Kristen has held positions as: the Practice Development Clinician & Clinical Educator for CYMHS; Families where a parent has a mental illness co-ordinator in Adult mental and addictions health; Project Coordinator in Education and mental health in schools; Health mothers healthy babies worker; Early intervention key worker and occupational therapist; Infant facilitator and family violence practitioner RCH; and a Trainer in Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, Trauma-Sensitive sensory approaches & Trauma-Sensitive mindfulness.
Publications - Bunston,W., Eyre,K.,Carlsson. A. &Pringle,K. (2016). Evaluating relational repair work with infants and mothers impacted by family violence Australian & NZ Jnl of Criminology, Vol 49 (1) 113-133
Group Supervision and Consultation
Kristen is an experienced clinical and reflective supervisor, who also provides organisational consultancy.
Kristen supports allied health clinicians, mental health clinicians, medical staff, support staff, administration teams, yoga teachers, Maternal Child Health Nurses, family violence staff, housing services staff, early childhood intervention staff, teachers, and educational support staff.
Program & project design, implementation & consultancy
Experienced in project management, program design and implementation, in healthcare, education, family violence and community settings.
Mike Pringle is also available for consultation and program implementation for Trauma-Informed fitness, compassionate mindfulness, and working with incarcerated male youths, and at risk youth populations.
Training packages, workshops & guest speaking
Professional development, training & guest speaking at functions and conferences. Kristen has extensive experience in developing & delivering workshops, & training staff. Kristen can tailor a package to suit your needs.
Mike Pringle provides training in Trauma-Informed fitness, compassionate mindfulness & working with at risk youth and is available for guest speaking.
& TCTSY Yoga Workshops
Kristen is one of only a few licensed TCTSY trainers & 300hr TCTSY Certification Program Supervisors worldwide in the Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga program - an evidence-based somatic program for people affected by traumatic stress, complex trauma, CPTSD, or other related behavioural and emotional conditions. Kristen facilitates 20hr TCTSY foundation workshops online & in-person in Australia & internationally.
Kristen also delivers a wide variety of Trauma-Sensitive workshops in a range of fields.