The old paradigm of addiction treatment has very low success rates for recovery and often addictions shift to other activities or substances. Usually the deep emotional & mental issues are not dealt with in what tends to be a complex and very difficult and detrimental pattern of behaviour.

Matt’s yoga, mindfulness and somatic therapy approach uses “resting with awareness” and ” somatic inquiry” as the basis for addiction addiction recovery. This approach can can be considered the new model in addiction treatment where we are encouraged to turn towards the uncomfortable feelings and emotional pain. This form of therapy targets the underlying drivers that created and keep addictive behaviours in place. The key is this is done through the body, as opposed to talk therapy which doesn’t tend to resolve the deeper issues and trauma.

Scott Kiloby, from the Kiloby treatment centre for addiction in California, has developed this method which truly allows for real freedom to be found. This combined with the understanding and wisdom from the pioneering work of Dr Gabor Mate provides a holistic and nurturing way for people to reconnect with their true essence. Through Matt’s own journey he has had to find deep acceptance and compassion for himself which he can now help others to do which is vital in the healing process.

If any of this resonates with you, or you have any queries and want to discuss your situation please do not hesitate to contact Matt (no charge for initial discussion). M: 0430008293 or Email

Matt’s approach is to consider the client holistically as is done in the Yoga Therapy model.

FREE 20min initial phone/face-to-face consult to discuss your situation.

Three initial sessions are recommended as per the Yoga Therapy model and this lays the foundation for creating positive and healthy change.

On-going Addiction Recovery consultations are 1hr – costs $70/hr.

What is addiction?

Most people think of alcohol and drugs when the word addiction is mentioned. The pioneering and ground breaking work by Dr Gabor Mate and Scott Kiloby in this field shows that addiction is something that is far more prevalent in our society and most people have experienced some form of addiction when we start including the following; gambling, sex, pornography, emotional eating, sugar & confectionery, excessive exercise, excessive thinking, facebook, internet, shopping and the list goes on.

Dr Gabor Mate

“Addiction is any behavior that any person finds temporary pleasure or relief in and therefor craves but suffers negative consequences in the long-term and can’t give it up.”


Scott Kiloby

“Addiction is the repetitive or binge-like use of substances or activities in a way to avoid having to feel emotions and sensations. Addiction is all about escaping into the future, towards the next drink, the next fix the next moment.”