Karen Corbett

Certified Practitioner since May 2022

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Over the past 40 years Karen has worked with survivors of trauma in a variety of roles. Initially, she was invited to speak at schools and deliver workshops on resilience to community groups because of the response to her plays and short stories about women, children, and trauma. This culminated in an invitation to create and teach a journal writing course for sole parents who were struggling with the effects of physical and sexual abuse. Gradually this developed into a small practice working individually with people who had experienced all kinds of trauma. Karen enhanced this work by incorporating movement and vocal techniques from her theatre practice to access trauma trapped in the body. As a result of this work, she began a PhD in Trauma Studies and Theatre.

The latest trauma research reveals that trauma is stored in the body, not the event, so therapies that rely on a conscious approach, such as talk therapy, can help us gain perspective on our experience but they can’t clear the felt sense of burden that lives in the body. While our conscious minds can try and steer us away from situations and people, we know are harmful only the psycho-sensory trauma therapies that target trauma where it’s stored in the body can clear the heaviness and felt sense of burden that lives in the body. In order to heal preverbal trauma, only the psycho-sensory and electroceuticcal therapies can access and release such trauma.

Karen has researched the new, electroceutical therapies that really work and set aside her PhD in order to train in these therapies. First, she studied EFT, which not only clears the current burden of pain and distress but entirely removes the patterns of traumatic shock that keep us hooked into behaviours, experiences and people that hurt us. After these therapies we just stop gravitating to them. All of this is of is done gently without retraumatizing, leaving us truly free.

If you want to know more or make a booking please contact Karen. She works in person in Castlemaine, Victoria and internationally via the internet on Zoom.


Owner/Manager at Karen Corbett: Effective Trauma Therapy & KarenCorbettEFT

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Phone: 0425 787 676

Area: Northcote and North Fitzroy, Melbourne and via Zoom.



Certified in:


Clinical EFT,

EFT for Trauma & PTSD,

Master EFT Practitioner & Trainer

Matrix ReImprinting EFT

Positive EFT


TRTP Trauma Therapist

Also completed B.A. Hons, (Uni Melb)



Workshop facilitator to the community sector and community groups, including prisons: Mythic Transformations; Deep Listening – Deep Communication; Authentic Presence.

Lecturer in Creative Writing Victorian College of the Arts & University of Melbourne (1998 – 2008)

Founded the first undergraduate course in Script Writing for Theatre (Uni Melb)

Chair of thte National Stage Committee, Australian Writers Guild

Developed the first course in Theatre Directing at the CAE (Melb).

Vice President EFTAP (EFT Australasian Practitioners)

Mentor to a generation of writers, theatre-makers, and EFT practitioners

Theatre maker and performer



PTSD; Women’s Trauma; Rebooting Creativity; Ethical Empowerment


Areas of specialization

Anxiety, Panic attacks, Phobias, Childbirth, Depression, Low self-confidence, Public speaking, Relationship issues, Stress, Grief, Self-Belief, Self-Development, Confidence, Empowerment


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All Good Things

Karen Corbett is a thoughtful, experienced and engaged therapist. I have had amazing results with her, learning to view / make / find life in a more positive way while at the same time conquering things from my past that have been holding me back. Since this cooperative work, many good things just seem to find their own way to me! I wholeheartedly recommend her and am forever grateful to her.
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Wonderful work!

One of the best things I've done, I cannot describe in words how much Karen's methods have helped me. It's been a complete 180 in just two sessions! No more feeling held back from past experiences, her work gets to the root cause to clear and create a place to move forward with confidence and ease. Highly recommend to anyone dealing with hardship!
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Heartfelt gratitude

I am so grateful to Karen Corbett for her wonderful Havening work with me. It was very deep and addressed something I’d worked on in the past. It wasn’t top of mind, yet Karen had the instinct and the insights to include it. Her sensitivity and skills led to an astounding outcome. I had become so used to a level of heaviness in my heart it had felt rather normal. Until it left. I’d been experiencing some racing in more recent times too but had felt it was due to the stresses of life. (Am not inclined to seek diagnoses.) I felt completely safe as Karen worked her magic, bringing all her healing gifts into this amazing Havening experience. My heart feels so much lighter and I am free of any racing sensation. A week later my reflexologist actually commented on the physical changes in the corresponding heart points on my feet! Thank you so much Karen.

Heather Wilks
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Castlemaine, Victoria