We hope you enjoy every moment and make lots of wonderful memories this Christmas.

Everyone at Geelong Bodi and Mind would like to wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in 2018!

The office will be unattended from 1pm Friday 22nd December 2017 and resuming on Monday 8th January 2018.


See below for some of our favourite blog's through-out the year. 


Alcohol – The Party Season is Upon US!!

Well, it is that time of year again, when most of us have a tendency to over indulge on one thing or another, the Christmas cheer can be our undoing in terms of our general health, weight and even being dependent on it to have a good time.


Motivation to Exercise

We often find it more and more difficult to feel motivated to exercise, however afterwards it can feel great as the body reaches a natural high from the spike in ‘feel-good’ hormones.

If you are waiting for motivation to exercise then it may never come. Even professional athletes are not necessarily motivated to get up at 4.30am to train but they do it because of a value that they attach to it and they know that they won’t succeed if they don’t practice their skills.



Are you having trouble with Stress, Anxiety or Panic Attacks?

The symptoms of anxiety and stress are driven by the same chemical reaction (adrenalin/cortisol release).

Stress is a normal response to a perceived threat and anxiety is largely caused by worry.


Christmas berry trifle


  • 200g (about 16) savoiardi (sponge finger biscuits)
  • 2 x 9g pkts raspberry jelly crystals
  • 1 teaspoon rosewater essence
  • 80g unsalted pistachio kernels
  • 4 x 150g ctns Vanilla fruche
  • 500g fresh mixed fruit or thawed frozen mixed summer fruit (such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or cherries)
  • 2 teaspoons icing sugar mixture


  • Step 1
    Break the biscuits into large pieces. Arrange over the base of a 2L (8-cup) capacity serving dish.

  • Step 2
    Prepare the jelly following packet directions. Stir in the rosewater essence. Carefully pour the jelly mixture over the biscuits. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 4 hours or until the jelly is set.

  • Step 3
    Meanwhile, place the pistachios in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 3-5 minutes or until lightly toasted. Set aside to cool slightly. Coarsely chop.

  • Step 4
    Spoon the fromage frais over the jelly. Top with the mixed summer fruit.

  • Step 5
    Sprinkle with pistachios and dust with icing sugar to serve.


Click here for more recipes from taste.com.au


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Rob J

Wanting to let you know that I have been doing so well (Karen Holt), I thought a lot about what you suggested to me and it allowed me to stop eating unnecessarily.

Shelley Mc

Thanks (Karen Holt) for listening and helping with my problems, I had the most relaxing holiday ever - no trouble sleeping even in the confined space and with company. I have also lost over 10 kg's and I don't panic so much if things go wrong.


For the past few months I've been struggling with a separation. I came in for a treatment on the Thursday, by Saturday I was singing. I am calm! Much love and thanks Amber (Birkin)!

Jane M

(Since seeing Karen Holt) I just feel so calm in myself – it is as though the anxiety doesn’t exist anymore – I am coping so much better.

Mary S

Thank you Karen (Holt) for your support with my anxiety concerns, I'm not sure how I would have coped without it.

Kerry B

Thanks so much Karen (Holt) for your sincerity, you have put me back on the right path instead of trying to escape with the use of alcohol.

Michelle C

(Karen Holt), I now fly with ease and am no longer worried when getting on a plane, my life is so much easier.

John S

Karen (Holt) you have helped me overcome my fear of snakes so easily, I can now walk out in the grass without always being fearful.