Hello, and welcome

  Mname is Michele Bolitho. 

I live in Canberra, Australia's national capital.

These days I'm a writer and speaker on the nature of the self. This covers stress management and much much more.

I was granted full membership of the Australian Psychological Society in 1972 and began my career as a Counselling Psychologist. Fourteen years (and four children) later, I opened my own therapy practice, along with my seminar centre OPEN MIND, where I ran seminars, courses and workshops in 'optimal personal wellbeing'. I specialised in stress management. 

I also worked as a consultant psychologist and seminar presenter to government departments, business organisations and health centres in many Australian cities. I lectured in Health Education at the University of Canberra, and tutored there in Behavioural Science. 

At the same time, I was an authorized civil marriage celebrant. I still am. You may like to visit my blog Michele the Celebrant.

At OPEN MIND I ran courses, seminars, workshops and small groups in many other areas of personal wellbeing, such as communication skills, personal development, career planning, parenting skills, self-esteem, creativilty and simple alpha meditation. 

A relaxation audiotape I recorded with my friend Dr Alan Hinde and used extensively in my talks and courses, sold over two thousand copies. It's now the mp3 'Time Out for Ten', available for instant download.   

For over a year, I had a weekly newspaper column on personal wellbeing in today's world called GOOD THINKING, as well as a weekly segment on local commercial radio. It's always been easy for me to put original material together. I created all the talks and courses I ran at OPEN MIND, as a consultant, seminar presenter and lecturer.  

I ran my practice and seminar centre for eleven years until writing began to take over my life!

In 1997 I closed OPEN MIND to write fulltime. I even moved out of home for eighteen months to a small apartment nearby where I could write in the night and sleep in the day.

I love the internet and I know my future is here. I plan to put hundreds of pages of notes from my work as a therapist, seminar presenter and small group leader into free articles for this site. 

My first published eBook is now available for Kindle and other  readers on Amazon. You don't need an e-reader to read this book. You can download for free onto your computer.

My first eBook is 

'This Is No Ordinary Stress Test: It can be your path to peace'

It costs $3.99 USD and is available worldwide.

If you would like to contact me about a speaking engagement, please visit my Contact Page. Thank you.

Thanks for visiting - I hope to see you again soon.


In Canberra, I have a beautiful peaceful garden. It's mid-autumn down under. Personally, when I feel stressed I like to wander in Nature, contemplating her beauty and harmony. This is a powerful way to take my mind off my troubles and into a healthier space. 

    2011 Michele Bolitho Canberra,Australia