What Makes elise different?

Elise embodies a unique blend of resilience, empathy, and expertise that sets her apart in her journey to help others navigate life's challenges. Her lived experience of anorexia nervosa, anxiety, and PTSD has endowed her with a profound understanding of the complexities of mental health struggles. Through her own healing journey, Elise has not only gained insight into the depths of these challenges but has also emerged stronger, armed with invaluable wisdom and empathy.

Drawing from her personal journey, Elise is driven by a deep-seated belief in the transformative power of sharing one's experiences to aid others on their paths to healing. She understands firsthand the courage it takes to confront and overcome these obstacles, and she is passionate about offering support and guidance to those who are navigating similar journeys.

Elise's knowledge extends beyond her personal experiences. With a background in university studies focused on the human body and years spent in the fitness industry, she possesses a comprehensive understanding of the physical and mental intricacies of well-being. This unique combination of academic knowledge and practical experience allows her to offer holistic support, addressing both the physical and emotional aspects of healing.

However, what truly sets Elise apart is her empathic nature and her genuine desire to spread love and light into the world. She approaches her work with a warmth and compassion that instantly puts others at ease, creating a safe space for vulnerability and growth. Whether through one-on-one interactions or broader outreach efforts, Elise's mission is clear: to uplift and empower others on their journeys toward healing and self-discovery.

In a world where understanding and support are often scarce, Elise shines as a beacon of hope and inspiration. Her unique blend of personal experience, academic knowledge, and empathic spirit allows her to make a profound impact on the lives of those she encounters, offering guidance, solace, and, above all, unwavering support.

SoulBreath Elise Griffin NLP Coach & Breathwork therapist Northern Beaches

Elise's Story

Elise's journey began with a foundation of confidence and achievement, but the transition to high school marked a profound shift in her world. From being the esteemed School Captain at her primary school, surrounded by friends, she found herself thrust into a new environment, far from home and devoid of familiar faces. This abrupt change unearthed a turmoil within her that she struggled to comprehend—a whirlwind of emotions that she would later recognise as the grip of anxiety tightening around her.

In the vast sea of high school, Elise felt lost and alone, desperately seeking stability amidst the chaos. She sought refuge in the illusion of control, finding solace in the restrictive embrace of Anorexia Nervosa. Believing that mastery over her eating habits would restore order to her life, she embarked on a journey of self-imposed deprivation, unaware of the shadows it would cast over her self-worth and mental well-being.

As she graduated and stepped into adulthood, the weight of her unresolved internal battles only grew heavier. Her first heartbreak shattered the fragile veneer of control she had painstakingly crafted, plunging her once again into the depths of her eating disorder. For years, she grappled with the suffocating embrace of Anorexia Nervosa, its tendrils weaving a tapestry of shame and guilt around her fragile sense of self.

Seeking refuge from her inner turmoil, Elise turned to substances—alcohol and drugs—as a means of numbing the pain and easing the gnawing ache of inadequacy. These fleeting respites, however, led her down a dark path, marked by abusive relationships that only served to deepen her descent into despair.

But even in her darkest moments, a glimmer of hope persisted within Elise—a flicker of resilience that refused to be extinguished. Recognizing the urgent need to reclaim control over her life and confront her anxiety head-on, she embarked on a journey of self-discovery and healing. Armed with newfound determination, she sought out tools and practices to soothe her frazzled nerves and rebuild her shattered sense of self.

In the crucible of adversity, Elise forged a path towards redemption, transforming her pain into a beacon of hope for others grappling with similar demons. Through her journey of overcoming adversity, she emerged not as a victim, but as a survivor—an embodiment of strength, resilience, and unwavering determination.

But how did Elise make this dramatic shift in her life? She embarked on a journey of self-discovery and healing, guided by the transformative power of yoga and meditation.

With each breath, she found release, as the practice of somatic movement allowed her to untangle the knots of emotion that bound her. Immersed in the supportive community of her local yoga studio, she discovered a sanctuary where she could explore the depths of her being without fear or judgment.

It was here that Elise encountered the profound practice of breathwork and ice baths, unlocking a gateway to inner peace and self-awareness. Through these transformative experiences, she learned to harness the power of her thoughts, finding strength and clarity amidst the power of the breath and stillness of the cold.

Buoyed by her newfound understanding of the mind-body connection, Elise delved deeper into the realm of holistic healing, pursuing studies in Holistic Counselling and Neuro-Linguistic Programming, as well as becoming a certified Breathwork Facilitator and Ice Bath Coach. What once seemed like insurmountable obstacles now revealed themselves as sacred lessons, guiding her along the path of her soul's journey. Elise believes that her struggles were simply part of her Soul Curriculum - the lessons her soul chose to learn for it's time here in the physical world.

Today, Elise stands as a beacon of hope and inspiration, empowered by her own journey of healing to guide others towards a life of purpose and fulfillment. With compassion as her compass and wisdom as her guide, she shares her story with the world, offering a message of resilience, transformation, and the boundless capacity of the human spirit to overcome adversity.

Elise truly believes that even if she only helps one person to avoid the struggles that she has enjured in life, her job on earth is done.

  • ★★★★★

    “From the moment our session started she was both energetic & compassionate while creating a safe space for me to be my authentic self.”

  • ★★★★★

    “Her commitment to help guide me through my emotions and experiences after a challenging period (a break-up, burnout from a stressful job, and lockdown) meant that I was able to open up and really dive into understanding these past patterns that have at times been self-destructive.”

  • ★★★★★

    “There is an emotional element to the work which makes you feel vulnerable. This is why it's even more important to do the work with the right person - who can hold a safe, supportive space for change & growth, all things of which I felt with Elise.”

  • ★★★★★

    “Elise was meant for this work, she is not only highly intuitive but also has the practical skills to help provide the clarity and guidance you probably didn’t even know you needed. She is calm, peaceful and a breath of fresh air to be with. I highly recommend the beautiful Elise and I know many others will benefit from her work.’”


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