About Michele

Michele 2015 350pxHi, I’m Michele and I’ve always been passionate about natural health and living a more sustainable lifestyle in harmony with Nature. The wonder of Mother Nature and her power to help us to be well led me on my journey into the world of plant medicines a long time ago when I began avidly collecting and studying books about the healing power of herbs and flowers.

I rely upon natural medicines for the health and well-being of myself and my children.  I took a course in Bach Flower remedies back in the late ’90s after a profound result from using these lovely remedies and it was transformative for me as I discovered the link between emotions, thoughts and health.  I was compelled to continue my studies and enrolled to study botanical medicine at Nature Care College, St Leonards NSW, qualifying as a Western Medical Herbalist in 2002.

In more recent years I was introduced to Bowen Therapy by a colleague who gave me a Bowen treatment and I was so impressed with the results I experienced, I enrolled to study the Bowen Technique – I now hold a Certificate IV in Bowen Therapy.  I have found Bowen to be a wonderful addition to my basket of skills and find increasing benefit for my clients in their recovery from all kinds of health problems.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor Business (1989)
  • Certificate of Spiritual Healing, Nature Care College 1998
  • Bach Flower Essence training, Nature Care College 1998
  • Certificate of Astrology – trained by Parampara 1999
  • Diploma of Botanical Medicine, Nature Care College 2002
  • Certificate Whole Body Massage (2007)
  • Certificate IV Bowen Therapy (2015)
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate

I am a fully accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society.  I use zoom or skype for online consultations.

In 2015 I created a range of organic herbal teas.  I love experimenting with different herbal combinations to find unique blends for different occasions and circumstances.  You can find a delicious herbal tea for just about any occasion at my online shop. 

A bit more detail about my journey…

Ever since I was a teenager I struggled with health issues including debilitating headaches, chronic constipation, candida, dermatitis, sciatica and being overweight. I turned to natural medicine in my mid twenties because mainstream medicine had not been able to help me resolve any of these issues. Not one. Every medication I was prescribed by my GP and specialists caused temporary relief but never fixed the underlying causes, so the health problems remained. I went to see a naturopath for the candida problem which had plagued me for years and the herbal medicines and dietary changes they prescribed helped me clear the problem. They educated me as to the probable causes so I was empowered to prevent the re-occurrence. I have never had it again! I realised the power of natural medicine because it began to resolve my health issues and I decided to study it so I can help others. The study of natural medicine, combined with ongoing self development and the application of what I learn, has enabled me to resolve all my health problems. I am fitter and healthier now than I was as a young adult!

Over the last 25 years of studying natural medicine I have learned so much about how the body functions and how it responds to what we feed it – not just food and drink, but also lifestyle choices, environmental factors, chronic stressful situations and our attitude and thoughts. Our body and mind are intricately connected by our thoughts and emotions in feedback loops – real changes in well-being require us to make changes not only to our physical habits but also the way we think about health and our life. I believe I can help you achieve your well-being goals because I now have the knowledge and expertise gained through my years of study and practical application of what I learn to help myself, my family and my clients.

My experience in using herbs and flower essences has led me to trust the healing energy of plant medicines.  Being an avid reader of all things herbal I am constantly learning about and expanding my understanding of how herbs can be employed to help us become well in body and mind.  The addition of Bowen Therapy to my tool basket has greatly improved results for my clients due to its wonderful ability to work with the body’s innate intelligence to repair and rebalance itself. Bowen therapy complements the herbs and Bach flowers. 

It is an absolute joy to be able to work in the field of natural medicine and I hope you find something helpful amongst these pages on your personal journey to health and happiness.

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