Holistic Psychotherapist • Transpersonal Guide • Grief-Ritualist • Poet
[Photo by Ivanna Oksenyuk]
Alexandre is a poet and grief-ritualist, a holistic psychotherapist and transpersonal guide, and passionate seeker and lifetime student, dedicated to embodying loving-awareness and meaningfully participating in the evolution of consciousness. With an eclectic professional, ancestral, and musically-creative background, he has inhabited a diverse range of human experiences - all of which are meaningfully woven into the roots of his work as a multidisciplinary practitioner.
Originally born in Mauritius to a mixed-race lineage and raised as a first-generation immigrant in Victoria, Australia, Alexandre's calling to 'live between worlds' and explore the wild terrains of psycho-spiritual processes was seeded early on in his life, buried underneath personal and intergenerational grief and trauma. After experiencing the 'soul-quake' of a spontaneous spiritual emergence in his mid-20s, an embodied realization emerged through the cracks: that there existed ways of knowing and profound dimensions to life (both inner and outer) that conventional paradigms, his socio-cultural influences, and thus he, were significantly disconnected from. Through years of following his longing to know these realms more intimately, braided with the deep desire to transform ancestral suffering into a life imbued with authentic connection and meaningful service, Alexandre came to realise that life is a divine mystery to be lived through direct-experience, and an in-born gift waiting to be midwifed into the world as re-generative medicine for both culture and nature.
Through A Healing Bridge, Alexandre currently works one-on-one in private practice (in-person and online), co-facilitates gentle spaces for small groups to honour the holy terrain of grief (alongside his beloved wife Alyona), and offers soulful poetry and prose. His passion is to provide a sanctuary for seekers and sensitive men and womxn of diverse backgrounds to become more intimate with themselves and their relationships, strengthen their connection to that which is Sacred, and reclaim the vitality and aliveness lost from experiences of suffering in their life. His integrative approach to psychospiritual maturation is a great fit for those who are already engaged in inner-work, who resonate with earth-based, shamanic, and/or spiritual paradigms, and feel inspired to engage in the long-term process of living the wisdom and authentically ripening. At the heart of his work, Alexandre truly believes that when we learn to reverently slow down and listen to the interconnected language of our animal body, Soul, Earth, and the Mystery - an exquisite aliveness and genius begins to direct us towards the authentic paths that call our heart.
With a calling to dwell at the crossroads of personal transformation and collective awakening, Alexandre is a devoted student of soul-work, animist (earth-based) practices, ceremonial work with plant-medicines and psychedelics, psycho-spiritual liberation and the work of de-colonising oppressive paradigms, and the moment-to-moment work of becoming a ripe human-being in service to this magnificent earth and future generations to come. At the heart of his deeper vocational inquiry, Alexandre's passion is to study the intersections between healing developmental wounds and intergenerational trauma, working with extraordinary states of consciousness and ritual technologies, and the mythopoetic process of psycho-spiritual initiation into authentic adulthood for modern folx.
Alexandre is truly humbled to be able to offer this sacred work amidst these initiatory times, and honours the immense privilege he has to co-create in partnership with his life-partner, Alyona. He is currently undertaking an intensive 3-year therapy training program in Psychedelic Medicine through the AWE Foundation, and lives amidst the graceful mountains of the Sacred Valley in Calca, Cusco, Peru.
For more on his psychotherapeutic approach, please visit the Holistic Psychotherapy page.
Experience & Training
Psychedelic Therapy Training (3-Year Program) - AWE Foundation, 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
Healing the Dark Side Training - Alberto Villoldo, The Four Winds Society, 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).
Drum Journey Training Workshop - Sharon Bolt & Joseph Callender, Shamanic Energy Training, Australia, 2018
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
Traditional Hawaiian Lomi Lomi & Ho’oponopono Training - Mana O Kahiko, Australia, 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 monthly 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.