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An Online Personal Development Hub That is Passionate About

Empowering Your Journey

to Mental Wellness and Healing.

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The Burbirra Academy Course Catalog

If you are ready to increase your personal and professional development access our course catalog with affordable resources that will not only enhance your personal development, but they will make you better professionally.

Are you ready to transform your past pain into a catalyst for growth and excellence?  

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Our online mental health
and wellness training center 

is dedicated to providing professionals like you with the essential tools and knowledge needed to uncomplicate your life and understand the intricacies of your own mind.


We believe that your past challenges are intricately linked to your future success. 

That's why our mission is to provide the exceptional resources needed to empower professionals to heal from past hurts that have been keeping them stuck, enabling them to create and receive the life they truly deserve and desire.


We offer a wealth of resources and support to address and heal your trauma!

Our variety of tools and techniques are meticulously designed and based on strategies we use clinically to help you navigate through your past experiences and leverage them as sources of empowerment. 

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Our Philosophy At

The Burbirra Academy

We provide a holistic approach to your overall well-being broken out into 4 phases.

Personal Development

Professional Development

Leadership Development

Business Development

The 5  Benefits You Gain From Transforming
Your Mindset To Success

Through our years of extensive research, development and lived experiences, we have come up with a unique approach tailored to giving you the strategies to thrive:

Enhanced Productivity

When you take care of your physical and mental well-being, you tap into a wellspring of energy and focus. Your productivity soars, allowing you to accomplish more in less time and with greater efficiency.

Improved Relationships

Investing in your wellness equips you with the tools to cultivate healthy and fulfilling relationships. As you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and practice self-care, you bring your best self to your interactions, fostering stronger connections with others.

Increased Resilience

Life is filled with challenges and setbacks, but with a strong wellness foundation, you develop the resilience to bounce back and overcome obstacles. You become more adaptable, resourceful, and better equipped to navigate the highs and lows of life.

Heightened Clarity and Focus

Prioritizing your wellness clears away mental clutter, allowing you to think with greater clarity and focus. You gain the ability to make better decisions, set meaningful goals, and align your actions with your true desires.

Enhanced Overall Well-Being


When you invest in your wellness, you experience a profound sense of well-being. Your physical health improves, stress levels decrease, and you cultivate a deep sense of inner peace and contentment!


The RISE Society is an online community and resource library for personal development that was designed to help women  improve their

well-being and find fulfillment in life.

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Our name "The RISE Society" was inspired by an acronym formed from our 4 Core Pillars of Personal Wellness 

  • Realization + Resilience

  • Inspiration + Intention

  • Self Discovery + Self-Compassion

  • Elevation + Empowerment

If you’re ready to join a community of driven women that are committed to this journey of empowerment, self-improvement, and personal growth, you’re in the right place at the right time!

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Meet The Person Behind The Brand

Dr. Karen Demmery

Meet Karen Demmery, a trailblazing thought leader in the field of mental health and wellbeing. With a vast array of specialties, Karen's expertise encompasses Mental Health First Aid, Trauma and Healing, Counselling, Coaching, and Consultancy, making her a true master practitioner in the realm of NLP.


She has earned a well-deserved reputation as a transformational coach, trainer, and Women

Re-Empowerment Coach, with a remarkable talent for facilitating behavioral change and empowerment.

Karen's unwavering passion lies in empowering women to unlock their full potential, guiding them to embrace their true selves and achieve greatness in all aspects of life. Having embarked on a profound personal journey of healing, learning, and growth, Karen's dedication has culminated in her ability to give back to others and support numerous women in transforming their lives.

Throughout her adult life, Karen has relentlessly pursued knowledge and honed her skills, including mentoring, counseling, training, and program development. She derives immense joy from running programs that have a positive and lasting impact on people's lives, a testament to her commitment to fostering positive change.

Drawing from her own transformative experiences, Karen's teachings focus on providing what she wished had been available to her during her own struggles. She firmly believes that self-transformation precedes any external change and has committed herself to become a beacon of hope for those seeking mind, body, and spirit transformation.

Karen's academic achievements are equally impressive, as she holds a Diploma in Counseling, a Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Trauma and Recovery Practice, and a Masters in Indigenous Health. Currently, she has also completed her PhD at the esteemed University of Canberra.


Among Karen's noteworthy contributions is the development of the groundbreaking Flashlight Trauma Program. This pioneering initiative empowers individuals to shine a light on their trauma and offers personalized tools for healing, ensuring that each person's journey towards wellness is unique and effective.

Karen Demmery's profound expertise, unwavering dedication, and groundbreaking contributions have positioned her as a thought leader and beacon of hope in the realm of mental health and wellbeing. Her mission to guide and uplift women continues to create transformative ripples in countless lives, illuminating a path towards a brighter, more empowered future.

Ready to take the first step to becoming
the best version of yourself?

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