Awake is a gym for the mind, body & soul. A place where you can grow, evolve & explore your potential, at your own pace.
We’ve curated a selection of research-based therapies & self-development experiences to discover & enjoy. By taking original & innovative approaches to existing therapies we create new ways for people to engage, understand & participate. We honour the rich history of therapies, philosophies & wisdom delivering the ultimate inner development experience, all in one space. Read a blog, book a course, choose your path and begin your journey.
We’ve taken the coolest therapy & self-development experiences and packaged it into affordable group programs so that you can step up to the next level. Whether you want to explore your relationship dynamics, understand how your family programming shaped your circumstances, or break through to a new level of inner freedom, Awake helps you move to the next level of the game.
Founder Thomas Van Berckel went through seven years of severe mental & physical health challenges. As his life crumbled, his journey of suffering became his teacher, learning many valuable lessons. In facing adversity & suffering, he embodied the way of the hero cultivating courage, resilience & faith. The path he walked helped him see the huge benefits for growth & learning in life’s challenges, transforming his view of suffering. On his way, Thomas worked with many therapists, practitioners & teachers.
Navigating the self development path can be confusing & challenging. Awake brings all these elements together in one space, helping people explore different options & discover the answers they are searching for.
Our vision is to change how people perceive adversity and the self development journey. We do this by taking fresh, innovative approaches to existing research based wisdom, in a welcoming, non judgemental and fun way. We’re all experiencing different challenges, so why not talk about it, learn about it and ultimately solve it.