Purdie is an experienced and internationally recognized facilitator working in the field of mental health. She integrates a unique combination of body centred therapies and psychotherapeutic tools within a nature based animistic framework. Purdie offers both in person and distance therapeutic sessions and training courses. She works with a trauma informed approach and is the founder of the therapeutic system Internal Tracking.
The creation of this deeply nourishing form of work has been influenced by Purdie's depth of experience and training in a breadth of diverse fields including:Voice Dialogue, Visionary Craneo Sacral therapy, Curanderismo (of the Peruvian amazon), Soul Retrieval, Gestalt therapy and Sound as Medicine.
Internal Tracking is a process based system which enables a deep exploration into the workings of our internal landscapes, creating opportunity to address the core issues underlying mental health imbalances and physical symptoms. This therapeutic work can include:
"Without doubt Purdie as found a way to facilitate access to the essential heart of matters, but it is her ability to illuminate the personal whilst retaining a strong relationship with the mysterious which makes her work exceptional."
T.J Tracey, Poet, Photographer, Author
Purdie works and teaches from her private practice located near Byron Bay Australia. She is also available to do phone sessions and distance work for those who live out of area, with more information available by visiting her Website.
Biography - Purdie Wood
Purdie has been engaged in the field of therapeutic arts for over 20 years, during this time she has trained both formally and informally in a combination of diverse yet complimentary modalities. This depth of experience allows her the capacity to work instinctively traversing between the soul, the psycho-emotional, the energetic and the physical realms to create a unique and deeply nurturing experience specific to each individual's needs.
"In more than twenty years of consciously working towards healing I don’t think I have ever had such a powerful session. I was blessed to be led to Purdie when I had no power, no energy, no hope. She quickly helped me to regain my strength by supporting me to break through some very deep-seated and embedded patterns that were extremely hard for me to become conscious of. After only a few sessions I began to experience very tangible shifts and I could recognise the voice of this very powerful shamanic work.
- Branka Habota, Artist
"To sit back and reflect on where I was when I first came to see Purdie and where I’m at now… it’s amazing, I’m not the same person at all. I’m happier and more confident, I’m feeling more present and able to be in my body for longer without too much effort....I’ve been struggling to lose weight for years and all of a sudden it just starts dropping off like some old baggage that I don’t need to carry around anymore. Quite honestly, the results I've been seeing so far are huge! "
- Luke T., Graphic designer
I am eternally grateful for what Purdie does, she has without a doubt assisted me in changing the relationship that I have with myself. Supporting a return to love of self and the creation of a life of beauty. Developing a deeper & compassionate connection has changed every aspect of my life.
Kintsugi is a Japanese art form in which breaks & repairs are treated as part of the objects history and carefully mended with a lacquer resin mixed with gold. The repairs are visible & beautiful. Purdie is like the alchemist whom lends her skill so that u can turn your painful stories into what gives u strength.
- River Bowry, Mother, Yogini
"After only one session with Purdie I was left with a deeper awareness and greater acceptance of my emotions. It was only minutes from the start of our session that I was brought to tears, with a magic in her voice that sung as if from way high in the sky above me, Purdie was able to bring me to a sensitive place where I was receptive to the memories that poured forth. Rather than just ponder these thoughts a moment and simply shrug, as I might normally, I began to relive snapshots of my life and feel the same sorrow I had felt as a child. Purdie's persistence in holding me in that place of profound sadness was key to allowing the benefits of this experience. Throughout the time that has passed since our session I am living with a greater confidence and solidity at my core."
- James Gilker, Author
"My sessions with Purdie became a precious personal experience for their authenticity and sense of connection, through her, with an ancient wisdom. This valuable opportunity to bring this ancient wisdom (I can think of no better way to describe it) into my current life proved to be both grounding and expansive, intimate and universal, with a clear and constant sense of direction and intention. It was as if she helped me to remember something important which I had almost forgotten. It was inexplicably familiar.
- TJ Tracey, Poet, Photographer and Author
"The Soul Retrieval session I had with Purdie was a profound confirmation of significant information I had previously been given by another practitioner but until that moment had not had any way of verifying. It came to me, through Purdie, not only as information but more significantly as an experience of something long lost now being present within me.
Directly after the session I had the sense that my physical body was changed, stronger somehow, more resilient. This was of great importance to me as at the time I was in the middle of an undiagnosed health crisis. I had the distinct sense that this would give me the energy I had been lacking to turn my health around, which was in fact what happened.
Later that evening when I lay down to sleep and closed my eyes I saw in my minds eye something that I find very difficult to describe. It was as if many, many different shaped objects were raining down into me and I thought immediately, here they are, my returning soul parts. It felt like a rare and precious gift."
- Kerrie Ferguson, Human design practitioner