Help us provide holistic care when you need it the most
We provide affordable and accessible holistic care to our members and the community through subsidised complementary therapies, personal and educational development programs alongside our donation based services.
Your support gives us the opportunity to help individuals improve their mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing as they navigate life’s challenges. By offering continuity of care we aim to impact the long term change for not only themselves but also their families.
A carer is any individual who provides care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, drug and/or alcohol dependency, chronic condition, terminal illness or who is frail. We support the health and wellbeing of all carers and our goal is to provide them with holistic services, tools and support they need to keep caring. Our 'Caring for Carers' campaign provides 1:1 and group programs that target the needs of carers to better support their physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The role of a carer can be due to short or long term circumstances which can impact their own health and wellbeing. The Zen Org. uses these funds to meet the individual needs of a carer when address the challenges they are currently faced with alongside providing practical holistic tools to support them on going. Across NSW there are approximately 904,400 carers (ABS, 2015) and for many it becomes a full time job which means they forfeit the ability to work and earn money to support their needs. Often self care takes a back seat due to financial circumstances and taking the time so we aim to address these through what and how we provide our services.$0.00 donated of $20,000.00 goal
Mental wellbeing has been at the forefront of many health organisations and with increasing statistics there is a reason why. The Black Dog Institute and Mission release a youth mental health report sharing that 30% of young woman (15 - 19 years) are experiencing psychological distress. This statistic alongside the overall one in five (20%) Australians aged 16-85 that are experiencing a mental illness in any year is an alarming number of people living with anxiety, depression and/or substance use disorders. The Zen Organisation Inc. aim to provide holistic services and programs to improve the wellbeing of those in need whether as a preventative or management measure to mental wellbeing. This cause holds the objective of giving the individual the opportunity to explore what is going to work for them alongside the appropriate care they need.$0.00 donated of $20,000.00 goal
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reported in 2009, around two thirds (67%) of children with a disability required assistance with day to day activities. Around half (48%) of all children with a disability required assistance with cognitive or emotional activities such as decision making or thinking through problems, coping with feelings or emotions, and making friendships, maintaining relationships or interacting with others. Other activities that children with a disability might have required assistance with included communication (39%), mobility (32%), self-care (28%) and health care (25%). The Zen's campaign to holistically support children with special needs through 1:1 care or group specialised programs is to provide an opportunity for families to explore new ways that their children can improve their overall sense of wellbeing. Through this program we also address the impact that caring for children with special needs has on the parents or primary care giver and offer our services where it is needed on a case by case basis.$0.00 donated of $20,000.00 goal
Infertility effects 1 in 6 couples and is contributed by various female and male factors. In 40% of couples the cause of infertility is attributed to a sperm factor, in another 40% the cause is found within the female reproductive system, and a third will have a combination of male and female factors. Whilst conceiving may present challenges to some couples, sustaining a healthy 'full term' pregnancy may also. Our fertility, pre and post natal care campaign helps to address some of the underlying factors that contribute to the overall health and wellbeing of individuals at each stage of the journey. Through holistic therapies, courses, education and support services we aim to provide individualised care alongside group programs that empower and inform both men and woman physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually so they can choose what is right for them and their bodies.$0.00 donated of $20,000.00 goal
We aim to provide a safe and comfortable space for the community to come and receive our services which requires ongoing up keep and management. When you donate to the Zen 100% of these profits contribute to the running costs of our studio in Brookvale and any paid services we need to support it. Without the space we can't offer this level of subsidised therapies or programs and therefore rely on the support of the community that benefit directly or indirectly from our services being provided and for us to grow into the future.$50.00 donated of $20,000.00 goal
45% of Australians will experience mental illness in their lifetime
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare over half (54%) of people with mental illness do not access any treatment. This is worsened by delayed treatment due to serious problems in detection and accurate diagnosis. Our holistic courses, complementary therapies and programs help to empower those suffering with mental health to explore practices and treatment they may not of considered or could afford.Donate to cause
Research on holistic care outcomes
The effective of emotional freedom technique on stress biochemistryThis study examined the changes in cortisol levels and psychological distress symptoms of 83 nonclinical subjects receiving a single hourlong intervention. Subjects were randomly assigned to either an emotional freedom technique (EFT) group, a psychotherapy group receiving a supportive interviews (SI), or a no treatment (NT) group. Salivary cortisol assays were performed immediately before and 30 minutes after the intervention. Psychological distress symptoms were assessed using the symptom assessment-45. The EFT group showed statistically significant improvements in anxiety (−58.34%, p < 0.05), depression (−49.33%, p < 0.002), the overall severity of symptoms (−50.5%, p < 0.001), and symptom breadth (−41.93%, p < 0.001). The EFT group experienced a significant decrease in cortisol level (−24.39%; SE, 2.62) compared with the decrease observed in the SI (−14.25%; SE, 2.61) and NT (−14.44%; SE, 2.67) groups (p < 0.03). The decrease in cortisol levels in the EFT group mirrored the observed improvement in psychological distress.
Continuity of pre and post natal careThe 2012 updated Cochrane review of research studies on the use of continuous support for women during childbirth found if a woman has continuous support throughout labour, she and her baby are statistically more likely to have better birth outcomes. The support provided by a doula increases these benefits compared to other forms of support e.g. midwife, partner, friend/family member. We provide the opportunity for women to have continuity of care through pregnancy and birth in our funded programs. To learn more and give to this cause please visit here.
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Stay connected as we share updates on our community members and the impact ‘The Zen’ programs are having on their overall wellbeing. Our monthly guest teachers and practitioners will provide wisdom and insight into their field of holistic care and how it may benefit you on your own health journey.