Life Is... Foundation

The Life Is... Foundation is a not for profit charitable organisation dedicated to well being and harm prevention in our community. For news click What's On or news & events


It has originated from the growing concern about increasing rates of emotional distress, including depression, self harm and suicidal behaviours that are occurring in our children, young people and adults, and its aim is to develop and implement practical well being and harm prevention programs that enhance resilience as well as increasing knowledge and understanding of the issues involved.


These programs involve both prevention and postvention activities with an overall emphasis on the importance of establishing ongoing community connection.

Read more about the Life Is... Foundation Mission to promote well being and our evidence based Philosophy of practice.


Photos by Sally de Beche © 2013

The Retreat


Wattletree House is like a soothing cocoon in nature, nourishing, replenishing and restoring energy on all levels. A log cabin, set in amongst beautiful trees, you can relax in the tranquillity of this peaceful location and self direct your activities - or ask us about meditation and mindfulness services that can be personally tailored to suit you.


Immerse yourself in the nurturing surrounds of Warburton and the Yarra Valley. Listen and connect to the sound of a little spring flowing on Wattletree House or take a short stroll to the visually beautiful & lush Yarra River.


Wattletree House is available for different purposes, as described below. 

Run in partnership with Relationships Australia Victoria and YMCA Victoria, DadsLink focuses on father-child relationships, the strengthening and development of which is a recognised protective factor in the well being of children - and their fathers. 

Healing Meditation


This is a regular group meeting where participants are guided through meditations, discussions and techniques that have proven effective for insight, clarity and healing. If you have suffered from an overactive critical mind, emotional distress or chronic pain these techniques may be helpful to create quiet, calm, and create self comfort.


Come along & enjoy the nurturing group environment to heighten your wellbeing.


For enquiries or to register contact:

The Out Of Adversity website is a place where people can share stories about hope and healing. Read stories by people who have come ‘out of adversity’ and into a life transformed. Stories that show there is always opportunity for change, for self healing and overcoming trauma.

Grief, Spirituality & Transformation


  • a discussion group for the bereaved


The death of a loved one can be one of the most difficult of life’s experiences and challenge much of our ‘beliefs’ about the meaning of life, and of death, and beyond.


For those touched by grief, finding places in which such conversations can be safely held, with an openness to explore personal and transpersonal thoughts and experiences, is not an easy task.


This regular group meeting, for interested persons, is one such way.


For more information or to attend, please contact: Tony (0403 320 554) or Sally (0402 004 858)

Coyote Institute visitors include Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona and Dr Robert Crocker both of Native American heritage. Lewis is a family physician and psychiatrist who also studied with indigenous healers for most of his life. Dr Crocker also runs workshops on ceremony and healing.

Life Is... Foundation

Please contact Life Is... for more details about our projects, events and services.


Hocokah House, 283 Canterbury Road,

Canterbury VIC 3126

​Telephone: ​03 9077 8668


ABN 56 548 237 717

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