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Real is Best

Caring, Fast and Efficient Stress Release

Corporate, Teams and Individuals Trainings and Sessions

Real is Best

Caring, Fast and Efficient Stress Release

Corporate, Teams and Individuals, Trainings and Sessions

Lara James - Counsellor (Dipl.),

Psychotherapist and Facilitator.

During the 1980s, while nursing in Germany Lara noticed the level of deep emotional hurt in patients which was creating the dysfunctional lives which so many people suffer. After establishing her purpose, she committed herself with compassion, to finding real effective answers in the field of Mental and Emotional Health.

By researching and studying with experts worldwide she was able to create the Actual Counselling Systems, which ensure fast, long lasting and deep positive shifts in one-on-one clients and participants of her workshops/seminars. Today she is combining the vast knowledge and wisdom of over 25 years in the field of counselling. In her training/workshops she creates the platform for all participants to release stress permanently, gain clarity, happiness, success and find personal fulfillment.

She has trained and facilitated in America, Europe, New Zealand and Australia.
A brief outline of methods Lara is trained in:

  • Person-Centered therapy, also known as PersonCentered psychotherapy.
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)-incl. Gestalt
  • Life coaching
  • Interpersonal therapy (IPT)
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and Breath Work, Welfare, Mental Health IV, Jungian Sand Play, Reevaluation Counselling Dialog, Dysfunctional Pattern Clearing,
  • Quantum Dynamics, Energetic Balancing.

Lara also uses these methods on herself to keep clear, debriefed and incredibly effective in her healing work. Her commitment to her own selfdevelopment provides the platform for all her clients to experience the amazingly effective and lasting breakthroughs which REAL IS BEST is known for.

Today Lara is very well known in Self-Development and Marketing circles as a profound, very bold and effective Counsellor, Mentor with One-on-One Clients, 3 and 5 Day Live In Clients and as Facilitator of a diverse range of Seminars and Workshops, nationally and internationally.


Why choose our programs?

Lara James

Counsellor & Facilitator

We offer several mainstream Counselling Methods including:

  • Person-Centered therapy, also known as person-Centered psychotherapy.
  • Congnitive behavioural therapy (CBT)-incl. Gestalt.
  • Life coaching.
  • Interpersonal therapy (IPT).
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
  • Additionally below, please find our non-mainstream modalities, for tailormade Counselling and Life Coaching support.

Breath Work

Jungian Sand Play

Re-Evaluation Counselling

Dialog Processing

Gestalt Aspects

Quantum Dynamics

Energetic Balancing

Our Programs

Our clients achieve fast, effective and lasting results by releasing their stress
Applying our SYNCHRONISE SYSTEM TM, the formula for highly productive, successful, happier and fulfilled lives!


We offer programs which work in two areas of society:

1)General Public

2)Corporations, Business and Organisations.

Our workshops and seminars are designed for you to really advance while feeling greatly supported in creating positive breakthroughs for your life!


Every year we run a vast variety of events for the public in Australia and other countries.



In business, organisations and corporations, supervisors and managers, have begun to realize that there are greater benefits which come from staff and management who have attended our workshops and seminars. Here are some benefits for you in the long term:

Better relationships among all levels in the organisation resulting in increased profitability, less injuries, less staff sick days, less staff turnover, more contentment at work and greater long term sustainability.

We tailor-make our programs to specific needs and/or train in general high level positive outcomes for businesses, corporations and organisations. Some of the focus points are:

  • Specific needs and topics for corporations and organizations.
  • Streamlining staff,  de-stressing and reinvigorating interest for their participation at work and in business.
  • Management debriefing and or mediation.
  • Competitive versus Creative Leadership Model which creates long term sustainability and profitability.
  • One On One Debriefing in Business, Corporations, Organisations.
  • workplace emotional and mental health well-being

Click here to contact us about your specific needs.

What do you get from our workshops and trainings?

Our workshops will energise you and give you new and rewarding perspectives for your life!

We give you space and time to explore and heal, with our progressive approaches.

You will come away with new drive, knowledge, energy and happiness.

You will understand yourself and others much more and grow in empathy and knowledge.

Ultimate Mentor Training and it’s benefits to your organization/business and your family

Professional Testimonials

1) Where does staff/professionals in the Mental Health sector benefit from our “ULTIMATE MENTOR TRAINING”?

“The ultimate mentor training provides mental health professionals with valuable tools to release their own emotions. By releasing their own emotions, from their Own lives or emotions triggered by the client, the professional can be truly present for their client.
Releasing prevents burn out in mental health professionals.”

2) What benefits have you gained by it.

“The Ultimate mentor training has been hugely beneficial for me. It has been fun, challenging and allowed me to connect and open to and with a group of people. It has built my confidence and trust in the world and people. Lara and Michael are caring and supportive leaders. They are not afraid to do their own work and share it with others. I have felt deeply loved and accepted by both of them and challenged beyond belief. They are real in their humanity and connect with others humanity.”

a) at work:
“I have incorporated many of the techniques into my own work as a counsellor. It has supported me to welcome and utilise laughter as a therapeutic tool. I have also found contradictions a highly effective tool to help clients release. 0ver all it has helped me loosen up as a counsellor. I feel that I am more fun, more creative, more real and definitely more present.”

b) privately:
“I have referred my friends and family on to the Ultimate Mentor Training. I feel that it is an empowering way to get real in your life. Since completing the Mentor training I am better at accepting and expressing a range of emotions. It has given me and my family healthy tools to express anger. This prevents the build up and explosion of anger. I continue to use and learn about the tools provided in the ultimate mentor training.”

3) Why do you think this particular training should be included as part of the supervision-programs?

“I think this is a fantastic program that is ideally suited to supervision program’s. It would provide professionals with a way of releasing so that they can do their jobs without baggage. It is a program that can be incorporated into work places and used by peers. It can be long or short so mental health professionals could release quickly between clients.”

4) What do you see could happen in society, if these types of programs don’t get offered to staff in MH/social welfare/nursing etc. work sectors?

“Without program’s like these, staff will continue to burn out. This kind of program would increase physical and mental health in staff. It would also increase the connections between staff. I am sure there would be a decrease in sick days.
Overall it would be a benefit to employers, employees, clients, families and the whole community.”

W.H. Social Worker 2015

Contact Details REAL IS BEST:

Phone - Office - Admin

+61 (0) 434 927 003
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Please send us your enquiry

How do I make an appointment?

We offer you a free of charge 20min Phone Assessment.
All appointments must be scheduled in advance by our Office
You may call +61 (0) 434 927 003
Or you may email our office at info@realisbest.com to schedule an appointment.
If our office staff is on another phone line, or if you are calling outside of the
normal operating hours, you are encouraged to leave a voicemail.
All voicemails are confidential and treated with priority. A coordinator will respond promptly (within nor-mal operating hours) to ensure you are matched with the most appropriate service for your individual needs.

What are our office hours?

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5:00pm (excluding national holidays).
The scheduling process is simple, fast, and free of charge.
If you are interested in learning more about our therapists, you are welcome to visit our “about us”- page prior to speaking with us.

What days and hours are we available for appointments?

We work hard to be as accommodating as possible to fit our clients’ schedules, and all appointments are subject to availability and based on the therapist’s schedules.
Extended office hours and if needed weekend appointments can be arranged.
We are looking forward to be working with you.

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Energetic Balancing

Energetic Balancing is a technique of eliminating the negative frequencies, or energetic imbalances, that hinder our defense and our growth. Energetic balancing concerns the energy body, versus the physical body. Blockages can hinder the flow which exist in the energy body.
Energy and matter are merely manifestations of the same essence which Einstein’s equation E=mc² proved to scientists. He demonstrated that everything is energy. Everything has a unique frequency.

This technique is based on the belief that when the body’s energetic frequencies are in harmony, Life Force flows. Great Life Force flow equals great personal power for us. With that we can heal, create and reach our true potential. This technique gives understanding of how we create energetic imbalances. We can learn the ability to heal ourselves and that it is our call to do so (creator reality) if we choose. Emotional imbalances are the root causes of energy blockages, also effecting the deeper intuitive. This technique is based on the belief that every physical manifestation of a disease, depression, hope, despair etc. is made up of energetic frequencies. Disharmony can create disharmony in the body. Self-healing is fundamentally both a personal choice and an intuitive application. We created it, it’s there for a reason and therefore we can change it or we can remove it. This is called healing. We apply this energetic work onto all levels: physically, emotionally, mentally and intuitively. A happier, healthier and more peaceful life are the results for our clients.

Quantum Dynamics

Quantum Dynamics, revising the ability of allowing.  The techniques are based on believing that Quantum is the understanding of concepts outside of ourselves.  The quantum field is a vibrational field of possibilities connecting all and is in a state of grace, ready to manifest into form as a response to vibrations.  It is Source and we are the individual expression of Source.  Dynamics is then the interaction of individualised expressions (you, me and everything else) to this unified field.  Consciousness is what is alive and expresses through us, when we do not interfere, or try to control situations, but respond to life with an open mind and an open heart.  Often it is therefore also called the “Science of Resonance”.  Quantum Dynamics as approach, is then about experiences in consciousness when connecting to everything through our hearts (developed faculties of love) and wisdom(developed open mind).  It is the physical world and the intuitive world. It is the ability to be open to all and to be attached to none, by using opposites and experiencing vibrational frequencies which are called in the quantum world, “entanglements”.  By removing judgments, attachments or resistances to what life is presenting you, you bring yourself into the now.  As the life force moves through your body consciously we can ground the frequencies of higher consciousness into your body.  By bringing our awareness to the development of both parts of us, the faculties of love and the opening of mind, our natural rhythm can happen again.  Life becomes natural and is in an easy flow.  Clients have had spectacular results by applying quantum dynamics.   They experience themselves as HUMAN BEINGS again!

Gestalt Aspects

Gestalt Aspects (also related as “mindfulness” by some) is existential / experiential / perception and meaning making by helping to emphasise personal responsibility in the recovery of one`s self.  It keeps the individual`s experience in the present moment, the mentor-client relationship, the environmental and social contexts of a person’s life, and the self-regulating adjustments in people.  It supports the rational evaluations away from the negative experience.  The client learns “what is actually happening” rather than the content of “what is being talked about” or “what has been remembered”.  What is being done, thought, and felt NOW then becomes the platform of true recovery rather than what was, could be, or should have been.  This is an awareness practice by which perceiving, feeling and true interpretation, is explored.  It can provide the difference between the direct experiences versus the indirect.  Awareness of behavior, any triggers and then the ability to risk a shift or change, can now occur.  Recovery from unfinished business is possible.  Often more creativity, aliveness and feeling free can be the results, creating a sense of fulfillment and growth.  He/she experiments with new steps which they couldn`t before.  It is an interpersonal approach between client and mentor who are working it as an experiential/experimental approach.  We find this approach most helpful when clients are developing the “Adult” part for strength, clarity and succeeding in life by becoming aware of their “wounded child” having repeatedly looped the negatives.

Gestalt therapy was originally developed by Fritz & Laura Perls and Paul Goodman in the 1940s and 1950s.

Dialog Processing

Dialogue Processing are techniques incorporating the belief of other parts in us having a great effect on our lives: “You are not one, but many” has often been said. It leans on original archetypal aspects and includes the results we bring to and develop in our lives in order to function. The methods consist of contacting, learning about and working with the many “selves” that make up each of us. Becoming aware of these “selves” provide a clear explanation of how and why we operate our lives in the way we do and often not to our benefit and success.
The way we see the world, limits us. How we control our relationships can be determined by these aspects in us. We can also use dreams where we can receive guidance from within. The “inner teacher” will be established within this method. As we learn about and separate from our individual selves, our own source of deep wisdom can become available to us through dreams. Our daydreams and nightly dreams can be useful, objective and a steady guidance. This technique is valuable for creating awareness and relating to it can give us back control over our lives and behaviour. It can create much more joy and success for everyday life.

An original technique called “Voice Dialog” was developed by Hal and Sidra Stone.

Re-Evaluation Counselling

Re-evaluation Counselling describes itself as a process for freeing humans and society as a whole from distress patterns so that we may resume full-intelligent functioning. It starts with a belief everyone is born completely good or innocent, only having been hurt changed that. Re-stimulation of past hurts that have not been properly released can negatively influence life. If the release can be completed, the behavior and then negative feelings will not be repeated. Unreleased past hurts would make the average person operate on a low percentage of his or her original resources of intelligence. The ability to have a happy, meaningful and successful life is affected. Other negatives include the ability to relate well and enjoy other people. Our role as mentors is to see the client for who they really are and to work co-operatively with them to assist them to recover themselves with these effective techniques. The mentor stays non-judgmental but also “contradicts” unclear thinking/feelings and other conditions associated with distress. This brings the release of the negative emotions. The mentor is here to also “interrupt” the client’s patterns. Re-evaluation Counselling applies “bold”, thoughtful action to free human beings from the distresses associated with past hurtful and unjust experience. The mentor clears their own emotions beforehand with the same techniques. This provides a platform for fast and effective recovery for the client.

A co-operated version called Re-Evaluation Co-Counseling was originally developed by an American Harvey Jackins.

Jungian Sand Play

Sandplay Therapy is a recognized therapeutic approach for both children and adults. It is very useful for identifying internal conflicts, often manifested as anxiety and depression.

It can show up personality vs. the “Self” in a human.

It creates a safe space, where the complexities of the inner world are explored which is great for emotional healing. Clients place miniature figurines in a small sandbox to express confusing feelings and inner experiences. This is the visual expression of the psyche’s contents and reveals unconscious concerns and wishes often not reachable in any other way. As it becomes visual and symbolic, it can be integrated into a person’s sense of self. This can activate positive behavioral change and new understandings. The effectiveness of Sandplay therapy comes with an understanding of Jungian psychology; the archetypal/personal symbolism that appear in the sand. It provides a way for material from the unconscious to become visible, healed and integrated into the consciousness, thus allowing life to be lived in a more conscious and authentic way. Neuro-biological research supports the fact that Sandplay can help with emotional memories and traumatic sensory experiences and it is the most effective way to access and release these “unconscious” feelings and experiences and bring them into consciousness, where they can be healed. Sandplay also provides a visual, non-verbal avenue for the psyche to develop and become whole. It is a direct method to establish an inner connection with the greater Self.

Original Sandplay Therapy is based on the psychology of C.G. Jung and developed by the Swiss psychotherapist and teacher Dora Kalff.

Breath Work

Breath Work is an amazing process to open, clear and connect you to the essence of who you are.  It can be used to purge negative memories that have been repressed.  It also can renew, invigorate and inspire you.  Benefits can be achieved through the use of a special breathing technique known as ‘Connected Breathing’.

It can create a real body-centered-awareness.

Breath work, with profound release of negatives, can assist you to deepen your understanding of yourself, to take greater control of your life, and to experience more inner feelings of peaceful freedom, inspiring aliveness and the invigorating sense of well-being.  This technique uses conscious application of breathing to influence the mental, emotional and the physical state.
Original rebirthing/breath work was invented by Leonard Orr in the 1970s.  He proposed that correct breathing can cure disease and relieve pain.