Your Life Matters: Regional & Rural workshops

One-day mental health workshops for people living with the difficulties and challenges of rural life or trauma through natural disasters

About the Workshops

Understand the impact of stress and trauma on our mind and body and explore the pathways to post-traumatic growth. The workshop is practical and you’ll leave with tools and strategies that will immediately make a difference. Based on the latest research into neuroplasticity and epigenetics along with over 38 years of working with individuals and communities experiencing trauma, you’ll leave this workshop feeling educated, empowered and inspired to implement what you learn.

Suitable for anyone aged over 12 years.

Petrea King, CEO and founder of the Quest for Life Centre, is facilitating these workshops in Goonellabah and The Channon. She brings a wealth of personal experience of post-traumatic growth along with 38 years of supporting and educating people about meditation, mindfulness and health principles which resolve trauma. Through a generous donation from Jaycar Electronics Pty Ltd, this free workshop is part of the Northern Rivers Trauma Resolution Project.

The Channon Collective received funding from Healthy North Coast for events to support the resilience and wellbeing of the community and surrounds. Healthy North Coast is an independent not-for-profit organisation.

A vegan lunch and fresh fruit will be provided. Please BYO mug for coffee, tea and water. There’s also fresh GENZON water available on the day. If possible, please bring a plate/something to share for morning tea. Due to allergies and sensitivities, we appreciate you labeling your morning tea offering – for example contains milk, wheat, gluten, soy etc.

Please bring a yoga mat and cushion if possible. BYO mug for tea, coffee and water. Bring a note book to capture insights and ideas.

Workshop Dates

29 and 30 October 2022

Workshop Fees

The event is free. Please register below.



Workshop times: 9.30am-3pm. Arrive 9am for a prompt 9.30am start.

29 October – Lismore: Goonellabah Community Centre, 27 Oliver Avenue

30 October – The Channon: The Channon Community Hall, 8 Mill Street




  • 4 key principles of resilience and peace of mind
  • Relaxation and visualisation as practical and effective tools for challenging circumstances
  • Symptoms of stress and what helps
  • Meditation and mindfulness as a foundation for living
  • Moving from reaction to response
  • How to manage emotions and recognise burnout and to identify what helps
  • Regulating our emotions
  • Language of reaction and response


  • Highly motivated to implement strategies for self-care
  • Excited, rather than overwhelmed by life
  • Deeper understanding of neuroplasticity and the brain’s ability to change
  • Equipped with tools and strategies for remaining calm during change or turbulence
  • A greater respect for an individual’s ‘story’
  • Feeling empowered in difficult circumstances
You will be nurtured, nourished and restored with the confidence to embrace your life again.

Book into this workshop

Bookings for these Workshops have now closed.