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  • Yoga Teacher Training (350 hour) with Liz Bennett and Amelia Disspain

    Liz Bennett (Yoga Essentia) and Amelia Disspain (Yoga Bellingen) bring their Level 1 Yoga Australia accredited Yoga Teacher Training to Newport. A twelve month program commencing July 2018, including a two week Bali retreat, six months (held over 6 full weekends) of learning in an intentionally small, supportive group setting, plus six months of mentoring. […]

  • What is Homoeopathy?

    Julia Conroy explains….. “Homeopathy is a system of medicine which involves treating the individual. The aim is to trigger the body’s intrinsic system of healing. Based on unique symptoms, a homeopath will match the most appropriate medicine to each person. Homoeopathy is recognised by the ‘World Health Organisation’ (WHO) as the second largest therapeutic system […]

  • ‘Breast Cancer, Reiki & Meditation – my experience’

     Jane describes how Reiki and Meditation impact her life and supported her through cancer treatment ……. “A Reiki treatment is different for everyone, and each time you have a treatment the experience is different, so it’s a difficult thing to describe. I came to Reiki after I’d developed a meditation practice, but you don’t need […]

  • Tension Release Exercise – How can it benefit you?

    Melissa Turnock writes: “You may have seen the TRE classes advertised at TherapyWorks and wondered what on earth ‘tension release exercises’ means! I know the first time I heard about TRE in 2007, I was curious as to how it could help me. I was glued to the phone as it was being explained to me, […]

  • Types And Causes of Depression

    While it’s true we don’t know exactly what causes depression, a number of factors are often linked to its development and there are some treatments (as opposed to outright single ‘cures’) which can be effective when used in combination.  There are also a number of different categories and intensities of ‘ depression’ itself, including Major Depressive Disorder (Clinical Depression, Unipolar […]

  • How to increase stress resilience and prevent depression

    Five Integrative Medicine strategies to help manage mental health when medication is unwanted or not enough. “Stress” has been identified as a central trigger for 80 per cent of mood disorders including Depression and PTSD. Depression has surpassed HIV AIDS, malaria, diabetes and war as the leading cause of disability worldwide. This is no light weight topic. […]

  • Late Summer TCM perspectives

    WHAT TO EXPECT FOR YOUR HEALTH We are in the midst of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s (TCM) observed ‘fifth’ season, that of ‘Late Summer’ the period between the Summer Solstice (the longest day of the year) and the Autumn Equinox – which is considered astrologically to be the actual start of Autumn rather than the 1st […]

  • Trigger Point Therapy

    Have you ever had that feeling during a massage, when the therapist pushes into a small, but painful area of muscle, and your body sings out “YES! That’s the spot!”? It’s likely the therapist found a trigger point, a small nodule or knot of contracted muscle fibres. Unexplained aches and pains are often caused by […]

  • Chinese medicine

    What is ‘Traditional Chinese Medicine’?

    Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a traditional system of internal health and healing treatments/practices developed in ancient China and now practiced all around the world. The origins of TCM theory can be traced back over 2000 years when the principle aspect of the theory of energy pathways (meridians), was first developed. The fundamental principle is […]

  • Cupping

    Cupping is an ancient technique used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is practised regularly in hospitals throughout China and by complementary health professionals around the world. Cupping therapy works at two levels: Cupping works on your soft tissue to stimulate blood circulation, release toxins and relax the nervous system. Applied at points along the meridians, […]

  • Deep Tissue Massage

    If you have had chronic tension, repetitive strain or injury, and are experiencing ongoing pain, your muscles and connecting tissue may have formed bands of rigid tissue, called adhesions or fibrositis. These inflamed areas of tissue cause pain and restricted movement. They obstruct the flow of blood and oxygen, leaving a build-up of toxins deep […]