My name is Rebecca Dunn and I live gratefully with Cammeraygal Country and was raised on Gayamaygal and Wirradjuri country. I am a melting pot of bloodlines and feel blessed to have been able to grow up on both salt water and fresh water countries.
Professionally, I practiced as a Perinatal Psychologist for over 25 years supporting women transition to this stage of their life. I always felt there was something ‘ missing ‘ in Psychology , an important piece of the wellness puzzle that was being missed. That piece, I realised, was Earth connection.
As I began to remember my own connection to the earth, the Mum of us all, I came to understand it is the most important relationship we will ever have. She has been with us since we took our first breath and will be with us when we take our last. It humbled me and made me realise how important it is to listen to her and grow towards becoming the kind of daughter who will make her proud. It is important that us humans begin to tell ourselves better stories about who we are and who we can become. These stories , we know ! Our blood ancestor’s and the one’s of the lands we live, have placed them in the land and our heart. They are desperately needed for the times we are in. Stories centred in taking our place as just a part of the natural world, not above or below any other kin we share with . Wayapa for me, is an active act of hope in joyfully joining with others to see the world in a ‘ new old ‘ way and care for country for the generations who come after us.
I have since retired as a Psychologist and enjoy helping people pick up the phone again to the earth and cultivate their own unique relationship. One that stems from their values, based in love and respect, so that all change clients wish to make emanates from that space rather than fear.
I work across Corporate spaces, mental health and in the education space. I weave all my skills in Psychology, Wayapa and therapeutic horticulture to provide bespoke Wayapa sessions for the client group I work with.
I am grateful to Jamie and Sara , their ancestors and my own for placing me in this space. I always look forward to who I will meet when sharing this modality and look forward to connecting with you . When I am not sharing Wayapa you can find me in my favourite Earth space ( my back yard) as my brown thumb grows a little greener growing food and creating a safe place for all kin who visit.