The Awakening Group Team

We are highly experienced leaders in our field offering unique, dynamic techniques that transform lives, families, workplaces and communities.

We have come together from across Australia to bring you a wealth of international training, over 20 years of experience each, which we combine with our emotional intelligence and world renowned techniques that really work.


  • Holistic Counselling
  • The Work of Byron Katie
  • Family, Systemic and Organisational Constellations
  • Effective Communication Training
  • Energy Psychology
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Relationship Counselling
  • Sacred Sexuality

Brenda Sutherland

B.Soc Sc (Psych) TAE, IICT, AHHCA

Brenda founded The Awakening Group P/L (formerly known as Awakening WoMan) in 1993. Her clear vision was to empower each individual to live their true... More

Rosie Stave

Certified Facilitiator of The Work of Byron Katie

Since her first introduction to The Work in 1995, Rosie has been passionate about this tool for freedom. She lived and worked with Katie for 2 years setting up... More

Catherine Ingram-Silver

MA Family Therapy, Grad DIP APP SC (Psychiatric Nursing)

Since beginning her 28 years practice of Nichiren Buddhism, Catherine has devoted her life and work to integrating mind-body-spirit health. She has learned and... More

Cate Crombie

B Ad Voc Ed. IICT, ETIA QLD, CNVC Certified Trainer

Cate Crombie is an internationally accredited trainer with the Centre for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) based in the USA and an ETIA Effectiveness Training... More

Dr Jane Peterson


Jane brings a wealth of experience, academic research and unmoveable integrity to all the work she does with clients. AREAS OF INTEREST Adult education, how... More

Jane James

Nowhere Foundation

Jane is the programme leader for ecl (Enhancing Children's Learning) within the Nowhere Foundation based in the UK. Originally a secondary teacher, Jane has... More

Dr Ursula Franke & Thomas Bryson


Co-Facilitation Thomas Bryson brings to this workshop wisdom and experience gained from: 13 years of physical, emotional and spiritual care of dying patients... More

Stephan Hausner

Stephan is a Homeopath, Osteopath, Psychotherapist and has been offering Systemic Medicine Constellations on health issues worldwide since 1995 after training... More

Suzi Tucker

Constellation Facilitator, Author, Speaker (USA)

Having worked closely with luminaries in the field of psychology as an editor and publisher for over 30 years, Suzi Tucker received what she dubs an... More

Celia Lamond

Dip HC, BAppSc, MA, IICT

Celia is well versed in the needs of students and workshop participants across a range of disciplines. She has worked as a university tutor and research... More

Wendy Davidson

Certified Facilitiator of The Work of Byron Katie, Cert IV in TAE, Mediator

Wendy Davidson is an experienced Management Consultant and Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie.Wendy’s career has encompassed community... More