The 6 Month Therapy Course

Register your interest in our highly successful, 6-month the deep-immersion psychotherapeutic course is now open for applications

Curated from the most effective principles in Western, Eastern, and holistic therapy from around the world, our course creates permanent empowerment in our client’s lives by discovering the exact barriers that are holding them back in life, then dismantling these barriers step-by-step.

Over the past 4 years we have had an extremely high success rate in radically transforming our client’s experience of life. We commonly hear that the course is the best thing our clients have ever done.

Read on to learn more about the course, meet our founder and watch the video to hear how this program has radically transformed the lives of so many clients.

About The Course:

Stage 1: Identifying Personal Barriers

  • You will learn the skills to undertake a safe, stable and highly effective therapeutic journey over 24 weeks.
  • You will learn a new therapeutic concept each week that will progressively reveal the exact barriers that have acted as blockages in your life.
  • You will learn an easy and safe technique to contact and process difficult and suppressed feelings that have built up over a lifetime, blocking your clarity and freedom.

Stage 2: Dismantling The Barriers

  • You will learn safe therapeutic processes to effectively dismantle life-long issues and wounding.
  • You will have individual therapy time to refine and breakthrough barriers.
  • You will be matched with a buddy that will aid in deeply dismantling your specific issues through the power of supervised peer work.
  • Ongoing weekly learning will optimise and accelerate your therapeutic progress and deep healing process.

Stage 3: Connecting to a Positive Sense of Self

  • As core wounding resolves you will start to recognise your innate goodness.
  • You will be supported to establish a positive and enduring reference point for “self”.
  • The gifts embedded in your lifelong challenges will begin to emerge.
  • You will learn how to hold space for others and the collective, at new levels.
  • Your trust in life will deepen and you will connect to a growing sense of purpose.
  • You will come to know yourself deeply and become empowered from healing core wounding. You will become the change the world needs.

Meet the Teacher and Founder

Lisa Darveniza


This highly effective program was developed by acclaimed psychotherapist, growth work teacher and founder of Awareness Work, Lisa Darveniza, who spent 25 years investigating and trialing the best methods and theories to help clients move through habitual difficulties, trauma, and limitation.
Lisa discovered that only 5% of everything she learned was therapeutically effective! It is this 5% of effective therapeutic theory and process, trialed with hundreds of clients, that is the basis of The 6 Month Therapy Course.
Lisa spent close to 10 years on a full-time global pilgrimage where she apprenticed to the best therapists and teachers available from Western, Eastern, and indigenous paradigms. Lisa holds a Master of Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy and weaves together her academic study, global training, and clinical experience in private practice, where she has helped hundreds of satisfied clients in over 10,000 individual therapy sessions.
Lisa and her team of exceptional facilitators and qualified therapists compassionately support participants to undertake the deep therapeutic work that finally gets to the roots of life-long issues.

ALL of the participants who have undertaken this program have achieved and in most cases, far exceeded, the specific life changes they were looking for.


The Course Includes:

Group Work

  • 24 weeks (2 X 12-week terms + 2 week interval break).
  • A weekly 2-hour live zoom group with Awareness Work therapist team.
  • Deep integration of the course content through breakout room dyads.


Individual/Partner Support

  • Shorter individual therapy sessions with therapists and facilitators every 2nd week to stabilise and breakthrough.
  • Supervised peer work sessions with an allocated partner to dismantle core themes in the vessel of partner work.
  • Group cohesion and trust are developed through the program leading to powerful group support and lifelong friendships.


  • Weekly content summaries sent to your inbox for review.
  • Specialist guest therapists to contribute specific expertise.
  • Telegram channel for group messaging.
  • Lifetime access to all course information for ongoing reference.
  • Small, online, all LIVE group format – with no pre-recorded material

What you will learn in this transformational program.

  • How to identify and release the barriers that hold you back in life.
  • How to heal core trauma and old upset.
  • How to resolve old wounding originating in childhood.
  • How to heal and improve ALL relationships.
  • How to navigate through common types of dysfunctions like social anxiety, anxiety, depression, confusion, low self-esteem, procrastination, vengeance, and powerlessness.
  • How to work with grief.
  • How to heal and thrive in your current romantic relationship.
  • How to resolve painful former relationships.
  • How to contact and connect with your basic goodness and finally know yourself as a good person.
  • The deep knowing that you are not your problems.
  • How to heal self-esteem issues.
  • The cultural fragmentation that has occurred in Western societies in recent human history and how that affects the individual.
  • How to move out of a victim position and learn to develop a growth mindset.
  • How to follow your passions and establish momentum and trust with your unique life direction.
  • The inter-connectedness of life and how to view life from a holistic perspective for your expansion and empowerment.
  • How to heal family patterning and inter-generational trauma.
  • How to stop inter-generational trauma from being passed on.
  • How to improve your parenting.
  • How to develop self-trust.
  • How to hold space for yourself and others in all situations, so that you feel empowered.
  • How to successfully navigate other people’s emotional immaturity and dysfunction, so that other their issues affect you less.
  • The importance of boundaries and how to hold them, for your empowerment and well-being.
  • How to listen to the somatic cues of your body to navigate life more ease-fully.
  • How to tolerate and process difficult feelings.
  • How to leverage your challenges towards inner growth.
  • How to connect to a sense of purpose.
  • How to support those around you.
  • The importance of self-care and how to establish a nourishing self-care routine.
  • The supports that Nature and life are to each of us and how we can cultivate a relationship with life to truly thrive.

Your path to permanent change

This program contains all of the teaching, processes and supports you will need to walk your way out of long-term personal suffering to stabilise in a more positive experience of life.


The modern world is in a state of extreme global transition whereby traditional cultural supports have fragmented. Not only are we suffering from individual problems and trauma at unprecedented levels, we commonly hold cultural and familial (inter-generational) trauma that makes true resolution of our problems and self-understanding, harder and harder to find.

Unfortunately, much personal development and many therapies fail to shift these issues. Instead they give short term solutions and only temporary results. Can you relate?

The 6 Month Therapy Course offers you the opportunity to move towards a higher state of being, more aligned with who you are.


If you are consistently unstable, anxious, low, numb or overwhelmed by life…

…you aren’t alone. So many people are dissatisfied, tired and have tried everything, but keep falling into the same dysfunctional patterns.

The truth is, most people struggle to navigate life in a fulfilling and productive way and wonder…

  • How do I overcome anxiety and depression?
  • How do I find more life direction?
  • How can I improve my relationships?
  • Why haven’t I attracted the right life partner?
  • Where do I belong?
  • Can I I trust my Self?
  • How do I heal my old wounding?
  • How do I improve my self esteem?
  • Why am I not happy?
  • How do I create a life I want to be in?
  • Why have other attempts at change not worked?

These questions are deeply important, yet when it comes to overcoming challenges, you’re expected to figure it out alone or try the same old methods…

Lisa Darveniza has designed this comprehensive and effective program to provide all the teaching, processes and support you will need to walk your way, step-by-gentle-step, out of long-term personal suffering. You will have the chance to stabilise in a more positive experience of Self and finally experience a life that truly reflects your values and goals.

We are meant to be having a fulfilling life experience!

Why stay in habitual suffering when you could spend 6 months receiving the targeted, holistic therapeutic learning that took Lisa over 25 years to discover and synthesise-and have the opportunity to move beyond these issues permanently.


Testimonials from Graduates



Please click the “Apply Now” button and fill in the short application form. From here you will be directed to book in for a 15 minute Discovery Call with Lisa and her team to discuss the suitability of the course for your individual needs, as well as an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. If both you and Lisa are happy, you will then be offered a place in the 2024 course.

Enrolments are now open for our 2024 course via the “Apply Now” button. Enrolments open in October each year for the following year’s course.

We have created a payment plan to make this program affordable through weekly payments. The plan is approximately $160 AUD per week plus a deposit at the beginning of the course. Remember this is an investment into the thriving version of yourself.

The group format also makes this depth and breadth of therapy available at a lower cost than the equivalent costs of individual therapy. Participants commonly report excellent long term results. You are worth the investment!

The next course starts in early  February 2024.

  • You will need 2 hrs for the live online zoom group.
  • You will need between 1 and 3 hours for weekly partner work via telephone. These times will be arranged between you and your allocated partner.
  • You will also need a little time for reading and simple homework practice.
  • Total hours per week = approx. 3 – 5 hours

There is a 2 week break between term 1 (12 weeks) and term 2 (12 weeks).

This is normal. Everyone feels that way at first and soon realises how effective a group environment is to normalise problems and create deep support for each other. This aspect is what makes the healing so powerful. Participants are supported to build trust and confidence at their own pace. Participants commonly experience deep camaraderie and support within this program.

Remember also that making change disrupts old protective mechanisms we created, often in childhood. We support participants to get used to feeling the fear and moving towards change goals anyway.

All participants must agree to strict confidentiality to participate in the program.

You will be asked to do some recommended reading. You will also prepare a list of the changes you want to make in your life. This list will guide your change throughout the program. We will give you more instructions for this after you enrol into the program.

Generally, heading towards old difficulties is liberating and stabilising. The entire program is paced to be a gradual progression that is structured around a trauma informed model of therapeutic work. This model starts with helping stabilise participants before processing old upset. You will address core difficulties last, when you have built more capacity. Personal stability is a key aim of this program.

All levels of experience benefit from this program. Each participant works at their own growth edge. This program is commonly repeated by participants who want to work at their new level of growth. All levels welcome.

This program has been created to support individuals in their own deep therapeutic process. Many of our participants work in the helping professions. Undergoing their own deep process through the 6 Month Course powerfully enhances their work with their own clients. Most graduate programs do not cater to therapist’s personal process. This program fills that gap.

This program is right for you if you are ready to make changes in your life, heal old wounding, develop more self understanding and improve your life.  Many of our participants have never done any inner work before the program and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience, making powerful personal change. It is commonly described as one of the best things ever undertaken.

“Every person is full of goodness and staggering potential. Sadly, this is so commonly buried behind the build up of upset, trauma and difficulties that obscure the positive nature. Our 6 Month Course is designed to walk you through these barriers. Take the leap and join the hundreds of graduates who have vastly improved their lives.”

– Lisa Darveniza, Psychotherapist