Gentle guidance, passion, and years of experience
DIVE into what you love
Holistic Psychology and Integrative Therapy Services Gold Coast QLD
Wisdom is realising that everything is interconnected.
Our freedom and future rests in our capacity for self-acceptance and non-judgemental awareness in each moment.
When we practice moving in a peaceful way, we do this not just for ourselves, but for the whole world.
Inspired by our beloved teacher, Thay (Thich Nhat Hanh)
Why we do, what we do
Our human existence is so short and precious, and we long to see you do what you truly love in life with integrity and without harm to yourself or others.
That's why we're here to focus on your health and well-being first. Life doesn't have to be a constant struggle!
We're here to help you more easily access the joy and contentment that underlies life's constant ebbs and flows.
How we help
We tailor and integrate a range of highly effective therapeutic approaches to facilitate what we call your own ‘internal alchemy’; your natural capacity for healing and self-realisation.
We provide a peaceful and sacred space that's non-judgemental and filled with positive intentions, so that you feel safe and inspired on your journey to grow, heal and connect to the beauty and magic of your everyday.
We believe the foundation for helping others is compassion and devotion to personal practice that expands our presence and awareness. This enables us to grow and unfold with humility, grace and openness.
Who we are
Forever students of our earth and cosmos, dedicated to discovery and growth; we are your catalysts for
Deep Inner Virtue Exploration (D.I.V.E.) and partners on your journey towards optimal health and wellbeing.
Founder of DIVE Healing
Women's Psychologist | Certified Sound Healing Practitioner | Kundalini Yoga Teacher
"I'm a holistic health practitioner that integrates the science and spirit of psychology, sound healing and yoga to help women live freer, more joyful and authentic lives"
Arissa provides a peaceful space and compassionate presence for those seeking healing from the inside out - psychologically, physically and spiritually.
Arissa invites clients on their healing journey to engage in the process of compassionate inquiry to facilitate greater self-understanding and WHY imbalance, 'disorder' or 'dysfunction' may be present. It is this self-understanding that is the first key to healing and also to the development of adaptive coping responses that allow a sense of liberation and functioning with greater ease and enjoyment in daily life over the long term.
In her earlier years, Arissa studied classical music, ballet, and trained at the high performance centre of Victoria which allowed her to travel interstate and internationally as a rhythmic gymnast. Through her many hours of dedication, practice and training, she became fascinated by the power of the human mind and the almost limitless ability of the human body. It was around this time, she decided to embark on the study of human Psychology. She completed her undergraduate studies at both Monash University and RMIT University in Melbourne, Victoria in 2005, and later completed her postgraduate studies and Masters degree(s), studying part time whilst teaching yoga and working as a research assistant, from 2008 to 2013. Since then, Arissa has worked as a mental health practitioner across a wide range of industries including corporate, workplace mental health, educational, forensic community health and private practice. She has collaborated and published with some of the world’s leading clinical researchers in headache and migraine treatment, and is also known for her work in suicide prevention and workplace mental health and well-being.
Arissa has many years of extensive training and experience, and integrates a range of highly effective therapeutic approaches including modern trauma-informed psychological and somatic-based approaches to facilitate the body's own natural healing process - what she likes to call our 'internal alchemy'.
Arissa is passionate about encouraging health practitioners to work together; to value each other's role and contribution in working towards the common goal of helping people seek healing, health and happiness in their own lives.
To start your DIVE journey with Arissa, book online via the link below or call +61 7 5618 8882
Carbonio (Carby) Toscano
Yoga and Breathwork Practitioner | Surfer | Free Diving Enthusiast
Carby shares an enthusiasm and passion for helping others to explore and grow in their own way through the teachings of yoga and meditative practices. He is well known for his influential teaching role in yoga, breath awareness / pranayama, and meditation, and several of his previous students have now gone on to study teacher training themselves and continue to share what Carby inspired them to learn.
After many years of surfing from a young age, and following a dream to become a professional surfer, Carby was led to the path of yoga after he endured a surfing accident which left one of his ankles severely injured. Occasional practice and experimentation, swiftly developed into a dedicated daily practice, and it was during this process Carby felt a deep fascination and wish to share the importance of the body-breath connection and facilitating the healing response through movement and meditation.
Carby embarked on his yoga teacher training journey in India, studying the Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga system in 2015, and has been sharing the teachings of yoga ever since. He has learned through many teachers and athletes on his journey and incorporates a range of approaches to help people develop and deepen their practice so they can experience steadiness, inner strength, and devotion.