School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
A long-standing interest in alternative states of consciousness and clinical work with people experiencing psychosis, led Monika to pursue a Ph.D. investigating the differentiation of psychosis and spiritual emergency. She is currently a visiting research fellow at The University of Adelaide where she continues research in this field.
Monika is also a registered psychologist utilising mind/body integrative psychotherapies to facilitate change toward wholistic wellbeing. She has practiced across the lifespan with children and families in community health, teenagers in youth organisations, university students and adults in psychiatric clinics.
With 20 years of practice in yoga and an interest in sound and vibrational healing, Monika pursued further studies of Nada Yoga in India. She is also a certified mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) teacher and has created mindfulness programs for university staff, students, children and community groups.
Monika also facilitated the nationally accredited two-day course in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) for university staff and students for over 5 years.
Year Citation 2017 Goretzki, M., & Zysk, A. (2017). Using mindfulness techniques to improve student wellbeing and academic performance for university students: A pilot study. Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association, 2017(49), 26-35.
2016 Storm, L., & Goretzki, M. (2016). A defense of the Spiritual Emergency Scale: emergency vs. emergence. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 48(2), 190-209. 2014 Goretzki, M., Storm, L. C., & Thalbourne, M. (2014). Research note: updating the Spiritual Emergency Scale. The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 46(2), 240-244. 2014 Goretzki, M., Thalbourne, M., & Storm, L. (2014). Updating the Spiritual Emergency Scale. The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 46(2), 240-244. 2013 Goretzki, M., Thalbourne, M., & Storm, L. (2013). Development of a Spiritual Emergency Scale. The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 45(2), 105-117. 2009 Goretzki, M., Thalbourne, M., & Storm, L. (2009). The questionnaire measurement of spiritual emergency. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 41(1), 81-97.
Year Citation 2017 Goretzki, M., & Zysk, A. (2017). Studying with Focus and Clarity: Using mindfulness techniques to support student learning and wellbeing in a University setting. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association conference. auckland, New Zealand.
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