CV – Qualifications
Geoffrey Favaloro (B.Arts, Grad.Dipl. I.T., Grad.Dipl. Appl. Psych., Dipl. Family Systems) Registered Psychologist. Eligible (and former) member Australian Psychological Society – Counselling College. Member Transpersonal Psychology group (APS)
Geoffrey was born in Melbourne, Australia and grew up in the country, where he learned self sufficiency and an appreciation for nature and its cycles. He began exploring the human mind and psyche as a teenager; studying philosophy at age 19 years. His knowledge now comes not only from his “formal” learning’s, but from his own struggle to self-realization and search for peace and happiness.
Founder & Director: Centre For HappinessTM
2007 Certificate IV – certified trainer qualification
1989 Post Graduate Degree Applied Psychology, Swinburne University, Melbourne
1982 Post Graduate Degree I.T., Monash University, Melbourne
1980 Bachelor of Arts Psychology, Economics majors, Philosophy minor, Monash and Melbourne Universities
Family systems/therapy training
Family Therapy training Diploma, Williams Rd. Centre (2 yrs, 1996)
Narrative Therapy intensive, Dulwich, S.A. (1994)
Contemporary Family Therapy, Tennyson Collective (1994)
Family Therapy intensive, Bouverie Centre(1993)
Counselling with Sexual Difficulties, Centre for Social Health (1993)
Byron Katie “The Work”, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Mediation Training, Family Mediation Centre (1990)
Parent-child Mediation training, CDR, Sydney(1990)
Group Leadership training, Augustine Centre (1990)
Other Therapies training
Clinical Hypnotherapy, Austin Hospital (1 year, 1995)
Gestalt Therapy training Gestalt Therapy Australia (3 years, 1994)
Psychodrama; Australian College of Psychodrama (3 years, 1994)
Healing modalities training
Geoff has trained in the traditional REIKI (Usui) - Japanese system of hands-on-healing in 1991 and has taught a thousand since, in all 3 levels with amazing results. Geoff has also trained in, Seichem and Sekhem, Magnified Healing energy/healing systems and in Psychic development
Meditation modalities training
Influences and background in:
Mindfulness meditation, Advaita Vedanta (non-dualism),
Dzogchen Buddhism. Active and Shamanic styles (Osho meditations)
Private practice, Gardenvale, Melbourne, 1997 - present
Counselling and coaching with a Psycho-Spiritual focus. Typical
Issues have included: Relationships, personal development, self
awareness, stress, anxiety, depression, changing life directions -
making decisions. Developing psychic and intuitive awareness
to live a more empowered and conscious life
Clients have ranged from all walks of life, ages and
with all sorts of issues. From corporate executives,
to academics to chefs, plumbers, the non-waged
and from children to grandmothers.
Geoff’s motto is always: “let’s talk about it”
and "change happens!".
Trainer & Educator:
2008- present Holmesglen Tafe Short Courses
2009-11 Corporate training to companys
Malaysia, Indonesia & Phillipines.
Topics: Team building, staff awareness & confidence
Myers Briggs, Meditation and Visualization tools,
Leadership and group facilitation skills.
2008 Endeavour College (formerly Aust. Coll. of Natural Medicine)
Lecturer in “Prof. Communications” to mixed modalities
and including International students.
2008 College Of Complementary Medicine, Hornsby, Sydney,
Advanced Counsellor skills training Transpersonal Diploma.
2007 - 2009 Phoenix Institute, Melbourne. Transpersonal Counsellor skills training, and Art Therapy training groups.
Geoff has also trained over 2500 people in more than 250 workshops and short courses, since 1988; at venues; Monash University, Holmesglen TAFE colleges, and the Centre for Adult Education (CAE – Melbourne city: 10 years) & to companys across the Asia region.
Mediator/Family Therapist, Family Mediation Centre, 1990–98, Melb.
Mediation and family therapy with individuals, couples &
adolescents – Brief/Solution focused approach
Design & facilitation of community education workshops
Training professionals in Mediation
Training and Co-ordination of sessional staff
Development of and direct service to outreach centres
Facilitator “Inner Child” workshops, 1989, Deakin University,
& also at the Boroondara Community Health Centre, Melbourne
Telephone Counsellor, Personal emergency
Services (PES) crisis telephone counseling, 1988, Melbourne
Transpersonal interest group (TPIG) - Australian Psychological Society - annual symposiums; 2006, 2008
Mind – Body – Spirit Festivals (MBS) - 2005,6,,8,9,10, - 2011, 2012, 2103, 2104
Weight Loss Summits Melb. Sydney 2013, 2014
Graphic Design & Business Coaching:
Having recorded, mixed voice and sound Geoff has also designed
all the cover graphics for his popular Meditation CD range. Geoff
has helped many other individuals and organizations in designing
their promotional brochures/Business cards/Logos to reflect
themselves more effectively.
Geoff can help you develop your ideas, edit photos or prepare a
finished brochure that is attractive and best reflects your focus.
Alcohol & Drug
Support Worker training, Windana Society (1991)
Drug and Alcohol Counsellor, Turning Point Drug and Alcohol,
Crisis counselling, 1997–98, Melbourne
Counsellor (part-time), Task Force Youth, Drug and Alcohol
therapist (1990) Counselling service. Casework, assessment,
and advocacy, Melbourne
Information Systems/database specialist, Kodak, 1988, Melbourne
Information Systems - Trainer/Programmer, Telstra, 1987, Melbourne.
Systems lecturer, Business Dept., Victoria University, 1986, Footscray
Lecturer, I.T., Dept. of Information Systems, Latrobe University,
Northern Campus, 1984-85, Bendigo, Victoria
“Mediation: a family therapy technique?” Australian and
New Zealand journal of Family Therapy, Vol 19, 1 Mar, 1998
“Mediation and family therapy”, presented at Family Mediation
conference, Sydney, 1995
“Parent Adolescent Mediations: a client profile”, presented at
Australian. Psychological Society’s conference, Adelaide, 1991, Co-authors, E. Shaw, and S. Ellis