About Michelle Roockley

Michelle is deeply passionate about the well-being of people, animals, and the phenomenal realm of nature in our world.

As an Equine / Animal / Nature Assisted Learning and Wellness Practitioner for the past 10 years, her foundational approach is learning, growth, and healing through holism, mindfulness, awareness, and nature-based therapy principals.

“Every day, my quest is to choose shared moments of discovery, nourishment & gratitude …”

Michelle’s personal and professional experience with various Horsemanship styles, Nutrition, Eating Disorders, Complex Trauma, PTSD, Energy Healing, Animal Communication, Health Food Shop Owner, Mother, Grandmother, House-keeper, Farmer, and Business Owner have provided richness, creativity, passion, integrity and authenticity in her purpose-work.

She has been fondly described as gentle, dedicated, warm, welcoming, caring, and openly accepting.

Michelle practices from her enchanting, family farm-home of 24 acres with stone cottage, forest tracks, gardens and pasture with her loving co-facilitators – family herd of 7 horses, 2 dogs, 1 cat (and many furry hoppies and winged beauties), in the magnificent gateway of the Huon Valley Tasmania.

She particularly enjoys offering personal growth and healing with ‘Natural Way of the Horse Life Skills’ shared experiences; and has a natural, compassionate strength for supporting those with trauma.

Michelle also strives to grow professionally and personally, for the benefit of herself as well as others she supports. She is active in a number of Health Service provider committees, networking, training and references groups; and has completed many PD training workshops including: various MHPN training webinars, MHPN trauma training, Mental Health First Aid, Domestic Violence for Front-line
Workers, Circle of Security, Homeopathic Home Prescriber, Seniour First Aid, Equine Farm and Nutrition management, Sharon May Davis horse dissection and muscular-skeletal workshops, as well as a multitude of horsemanship clinics and regular, ongoing supervision for her current practice.

Recently, Michelle celebrated partnering with Nicole Galvin (certified EAL/P Practitioner & Trainer/ Assessor) to further grow Equine Supported Programs as a unique Training Model.

Modalities Certified / Trained:

  • Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) – Equine Psychotherapy Institute of Australia (EPI).
  • Applied Nutrition 1,2,3,4 (Nutritionist / Cook) – Douglas Mawson Institute (SA).
  • Diploma in Advanced Counselling – Health & Harmony Colleges (QLD).
  • Diploma in Eating Disorders – Health & Harmony Colleges (QLD).
  • Reiki Master / Energy Healer – Mhaire (TAS).
  • Animal Communication (Level 1) – Sheila Trecartin (Ultimate Healing Concepts.