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As a holistic psychotherapist, transpersonal guide, and ritualist, Alexandre is soulfully in service to loving-awareness and the evolution of consciousness. With an eclectic therapeutic, ancestral, and musically-creative background, he meaningfully weaves together his roots serving as a multidisciplinary and integrative practitioner.
Originally born in Mauritius to a multi-racial creole lineage and raised as a first-generation immigrant in Australia, Alexandre's calling to explore the wild terrains of psycho-spiritual processes was seeded early on in his life. After experiencing the 'soul-quake' of a spontaneous spiritual emergence in his mid-20s, an embodied realization emerged through the cracks: that there exist profound ways of knowing and transformative dimensions to life (both inner and outer) that conventional models of emotional and psychospiritual health are significantly disconnected from. Through years of immersion and training within transpersonal and integrative, as well as earth-based and indigenous paradigms, he discovered his calling to support people as a guide who can stand with feet in multiple worlds.
Through A Healing Bridge, Alexandre currently supports individuals and couples from around the world in his private practice, co-creates transformative spaces for small groups to explore deep psychospiritual processes alongside his beloved wife Alyona (such as through grief-work, depth breathwork, and holistic medicine retreats), and facilitates the integration of plant-medicine experiences.
Alexandre provides a sanctuary for people of diverse backgrounds to become more intimate with themselves and their relations (human and non-human), reclaim their innate gifts and embodied aliveness lost from experiences of suffering, and strengthen their connection to that which is Sacred. His integrative and process-oriented approach to psychospiritual maturation is a great fit for those who are interested in engaging in the vital inner and relational work required for meaningful change - who resonate with earth-based, shamanic, and/or spiritual paradigms, and feel inspired to engage in the organic (and often slow & long-term) process of authentic ripening. His current focus is working with psychedelic and plant-medicine preparation & integration, spiritual emergence & initiatory experiences, grief & loss, sexuality & eroticism, dreams & the underworld, and relational intimacy.
At the core of his vocational inquiry, Alexandre's passion is to bridge the intersections between transforming developmental wounds and ancestral trauma, working reverently with amplified states of consciousness and plant & ritual technologies, and the mythopoetic process of soul-initiation into authentic adulthood for modern people.
Alexandre is an advisory circle member of Soulful Life community (with Francis Weller, Holly Truhlar, Erin Geesaman Rabke & Carl Rabke), and currently serves as a Course Coordinator for the Metavision Institute's post-graduate Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy training programs. He is currently undertaking an intensive 3-year training & initiation in Psychedelic Medicine & Transpersonal Psychology through the AWE Foundation, and is in the process of completing a Master of Arts (MA) in Integrative Psychedelic Therapy. He lives in the Sacred Valley of Cusco, Peru, where he is in apprenticeship with sacred plant medicines and lives with his wife, Alyona, and dearest Cocker-spaniel, Nala.
For more on Alexandre's psychotherapeutic approach, visit the Holistic Psychotherapy page.
Experience & Training
Master of Arts (MA) in Integrative Psychedelic Therapy - Ubiquity University - 2022-Present
Psychedelic Therapy Training (3-Year Program) - AWE, Colombia / Ecuador / Mexico / Gabon / Online, 2022-Present
Wild Mind Intensive - Brian Stafford, Animas Valley Institute & Soulcraft ANZ, Online, 2021
Animist Psychology Course - Daniel Foor, Ancestral Medicine, Online, 2021
The River Course: An Integrative Approach to Psychedelic Therapies and Sacred Plant Medicine - Modern Spirit (w/ Joe Tafur, M.D), Online, 2020
An Apprenticeship with Sorrow: Community, Ritual, and the Sacred Work of Grief Series - Francis Weller, Online, 2020
Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy Professional Training (Received High-Achievement Award) - Metavision Institute, Australia, 2018-2020
Foundations of Ritual and Ancestral Lineage Healing - Ancestral Medicine, Online, 2019-2020
Foundational Counselling Skills Professional Development Certificate - Metavision Institute, Australia, 2018
Holotropic Breathwork™ 5-day Modules, Workshops & Apprenticing - Grof Transpersonal Training, Australia & Spain, 2017-2020
* The Power Within Module - Tasmania, 2017
* Being on Country Module - Tasmania, 2017
* Music & Transcendence Module - Tasmania, 2018
* The Holotropic Paradigm Module - Spain, 2019
* The Therapeutic Use of Substances Module - Spain, 2019
* Attended 7 x 1-day workshops as a participant, received 8 x consultations with certified HB™ practitioners, and apprenticed 3 x times at 1-day workshops in Melbourne, Tasmania, and Kincumber (NSW).
Dreamwalking Course (Dream-work with Toko-pa) - Toko-pa Turner, Online, 2017
Peer Support Facilitator Training for Integrating Spiritually Transformative Experiences - Certification ACISTE, Online, 2017
Intensive in Plant Spirit Shamanism (Vegetalismo) 3-month Immersion, 2-months in plant dieta - Santuario Huistin, Peru, 2016
iNLP Practitioner Training - QC Seminars, Australia, 2007
Bachelor of Business - Monash University, Australia, 2004-2008
I am actively engaged in ongoing professional development, including supervision, mentoring, and integrative trainings, which support me in my continuous evolution as a holistic practitioner. I am also committed to ongoing personal inner-work, relational healing (human+non-human), self-inquiry, and educating myself on evolutionary socio-political, culturally-inclusive and gender-inclusive paradigms, and view this continuous education as imperative for being able to guide others with integrity and care, and ultimately, for being a respectful and kind human.