Steve was awarded the 2005 life awards from suicide prevention Australia (indigenous section). He was also nominated for Human Rights medal awards 2006 and nominated for Australian of the year 2005 and 2020, for his outstanding achievements. Steve has trained students from over 42 countries, showing that most can be trained.
Singing isn’t just a way to bring joy to yourself and others, it also brings many health and healing benefits.
After taking a break for the COVID-19 lockdown, Bangalow-based crystal bed healer Emma Bellamy is taking bookings again and preparing to re-open fully on July 20.
Elders around the world have been hit particularly hard by COVID-19. For those living with dementia, the new restrictions have made things even more difficult. Dementia Australia has launched a new campaign urging Australians to keep the world open for people living with dementia, not just during the pandemic, but every day.
Yoga is continuing to rise in popularity in Australia and around the world. Research from Roy Morgan shows that the popularity of yoga has doubled since 2008, with over two million Australians participating.
Amidst the current turmoil, there have been sparks of creativity and talk of the world emerging greater than it was before. In many ways, this is most important for the youth to embrace and that is exactly what Junior Landcare Australia’s ‘What’s in your backyard?’ campaign has shone a light on.
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is an Australian federal government agency responsible for scientific research. Who would have thought they would have such good tips for cold-proofing your house and staying warm and cosy this winter.
St Francis of Assisi once said ‘for it is in the giving that we receive.’ But you don’t need sandals and a lot of pets to find out if that’s true. According to scientific research, helping others doesn’t just feel good, it has measurable health benefits.
Remedial massage was one of the first essential services to be re-opened by the government after COVID-19 struck. Based in Byron Bay, massage therapist Yasmin Lang has been continuing to help clients who are struggling with aches and pains at this time. She offers treatment in the safety of a warm and nurturing space.
Book an introductory session to experience the inBODIFY Method. Tailored uniquely to you, this gentle blend of a body reading, breathing, movement and alignment allows deep embodiment and grounding, and a stronger connection to yourself. This calms the nervous system, softens tension, and allows your energy to flow.
100% pure, genuine, certified organic oils ethically sourced from around the world. Free Spirit honours environmental, regional, economic, indigenous and social values with sustainable integration. Their commitment is that their business dealings only impact positively in any of these aspects.
Coastal Community Acupuncture pride themselves on exceptional alternative health care at affordable rates. They are here to nurture and care for their community. With incredibly caring practitioners that are very experienced and highly skilled, they have the ability to assist with just about any health complaint.
Since the 1950s, plastic has proliferated everywhere. Eight billion tonnes has been thrown away. Nine percent of that has been recycled, and twelve percent has been incinerated. Humans and every other species are constantly exposed to this stuff. Unfortunately, many forms of plastic are fundamentally toxic.
Muhamad Ali was well known for his boxing achievements but less recognized for the fact he was an outstanding mindset changemaker. He once said “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”
During lockdown, getting enough fun exercise has been a challenge for a lot of us. For professional dancers trying to maintain their skills and fitness, working alone, it’s been extra tricky. The bonus for people at home who love dancing is the profusion of online learning and training opportunities, many of them free
‘Let’s focus on what’s going to support the love, the caring. What’s going to support kindness and compassion. Whatever we give our attention to is likely to grow, so much better we put our attention to those things than fear.’
There’s more to mushrooms than meets the eye. Some species provide psychedelic trips, some are delicious to eat, others just want to kill you. But did you know fungi can also survive in space, build things and help with the climate crisis?
With the big upsurge in home cooking lately, and with lots of us having more time than usual, slow food is enjoying a resurgence. One of the most exciting (and environmentally sound) forms of this is solar cooking. As well as tasting incredible, solar cooking is great for your health.
During all this time we have at home, either alone or with family, provides the perfect opportunity to do all the things you didn’t have time for before
New polling suggests Australians are getting worried about what’s happening with their household drinking as the COVID-19 pandemic rolls on.
At the moment many parents are spending more time with their children than ever before, which has its wonderful and awful aspects. There’s been a lot of focus on home-schooling and parents skilling up to become de-facto teachers. But the situation also presents possibilities for parents to learn from their kids – about play.
Honey has been used as a remedy for many ailments across history and has now found its way into people’s pantries across the world, for very different reasons.
Next in our series about local practitioners who are maintaining their practices online at this time of isolation is Lin Bell, a healer and intuitive with many years experience across a range of healing modalities.
One of the ironies of the current situation is that as the pandemic tightens its grip, many people are finding it harder to get the health care they need. Most alternative health practitioners in Australia are no longer able to see patients in person due to new restrictions. Luckily there are a number of people in our region who are ready and willing to bridge this gap using digital communications technology.
Most people try and run away from loneliness. You’ve opened the fridge for the 197th time today and almost exhausted all the good shows on Netflix.
COVID-19 policies from governments and businesses are evolving quicker than I can type. NAB announced today (20/3/20) eligible customers will be able to freeze home loan repayments. China has reported no new local cases of the virus and has successfully managed to ‘flatten the curve’ in the viruses epicentre of Wuhan.
Having not enough iron in your system (anaemia) is a common problem, especially for women, but some people have the opposite problem. Haemochromatosis is an inherited condition that affects one in 200 Australians. It leads people to retain too much iron in the bloodstream.
There’s a theory that all human emotions boil down to fear and love. For every situation that we face in life, there are two basic response paths. Unlike computers though, we’re not binary – humans are more complicated.
Byron Healing spoke to Turquoise Coleman, an internationally acclaimed holistic beautician, Reiki Master, Temple dancer and Transformational practitioner about her life and work.
- A short scenic journey into Byron Bay’s hinterland lies a magical sanctuary.
- Stand between two of the tallest crystals on earth. Sit in an ancient amethyst cave. Wander through the tranquil Shambhala Gardens and rainforest.
- Enjoy the breathtaking views while you sip on local coffee, enjoy a delicious lunch and homemade desserts.
- Byron Bay’s best eco-luxe accommodation for large groups.
- Inspiring architecture and interiors, stunning rural location fringed by rainforest, 10 minutes to the beach and within cooee of all that Byron has to offer!
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Perhaps the most misunderstood of all types of addiction, exercise addiction can have some deep-rooted mental and physical effects if ignored. It’s harder to diagnose but easier to treat than most other forms of addiction but the naturally the first question should be – what is exercise addiction?
So, with Easter just around the corner, I thought it would be very apt to talk about an ancient food that needs no introduction. Dark chocolate.
North Byron Shire (Ocean Shores) Meditation, yoga and sound healings for private or group sessions. Online programs and classes. Massage: pregnancy, kahuna, relaxation and deep tissue. Psychic intuitive healing massage: three hours, combining various holistic modalities. Workshops, retreats and events in a range of personal growth offerings. Sound healing facilitator training. Seriya spent much of her […]
Tweed Heads Michelle is passionate about empowering people to transition into a healthy, happy body and life. She shares her knowledge on how to create positive change in your life that ultimately goes hand in hand with healing. Michelle started her healing career as a Pellowah Practitioner/Trainer in 2007 and since then has added homeopathy and […]
‘Michael Bartura is an accomplished therapist and gifted teacher … and deeply knowledgeable about mindfulness and positive neuroplasticity. He combines high analytical intelligence with the imagination and verbal abilities of a poet. He’s warm, off-the-charts emotionally intelligent, and profoundly trustworthy … anyone who works with him will benefit greatly. I have!’
– Rick Hanson PhD, author of Buddha’s Brain and Hardwiring Happiness
Byron Bay, Suffolk Park ‘I was under a lot of stress. … conventional paths helped to a point, but I felt I needed assistance from another perspective. After a couple of sessions I’ve managed a complete turnaround in my relationship, healed on many levels, and I’m extremely grateful to Lin … my health problems are […]
‘I’ve had three crystal healings with Emma and each time I felt an impenetrable shield of positive energy around me for weeks after – it was impossible to have a negative thought! Truly an amazing experience. I can’t recommend it enough.’ – Samantha Horton
Experience deep peace, healed expansive boundaries, comfort in body and mind and alignment with joy!
‘It was the deepest therapy I have ever known. I have been so tranquil, so present and so happy. I trust in life again… I am not afraid of being alone anymore… It has been a miracle’ – Melissa Collins
Ballina Measure the energy levels of organs and systems via acupuncture points on the hands and feet identifying imbalances in the body. Testing for reactions to foods against organs and systems. Testing for viruses, bacteria, parasites, moulds, chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals. Coby has been working with this Bio-Energetic Stress Test system for 17 years. She […]
Byron Bay Int. acclaimed holistic beautician. Reiki master. Temple dancer. Transformational practitioner. Workshops, retreats, seminars. Sessions for individuals, couples, executives and celebrities. 25 years experience in Byron Bay. ‘Turquoise has a truly healing touch, I feel empowered, happy content and confident’ – Lisa Nurture your soul and inspire your being with the following sessions: Touch […]
Mullumbimby Sandra Davey has been practising kinesiology for more than 18 years and holds multiple kinesiology qualifications. She has mentored students and spoken at professional kinesiology events. After working in allopathic medicine as a medical scientist and registered nurse, Sandra became passionate about kinesiology because its main aim is to get to the root cause of a […]
Suffolk Park Looking for positive change? Ilyia can help you with: physical and emotional pain, anxiety, depression, fatigue, nutrition, relationships, wellbeing and more. ‘Ilyia is a natural healer. She holds a rare mix of grounded presence, a steady mind and a curious, open heart. I believe we all need an holistic health team to support our […]
Byron Bay ‘Tracey is one of the most gifted healers I’ve ever encountered. I felt so calm and centred after leaving. It really inspired me to let go of a whole lot of stuff that was exhausting me. Incredible masseuse too!’ – Sal Jade ‘Tracey really knows her stuff! She is caring, experienced, relaxing and fun.’ – […]
Billinudgel, Burleigh Heads The Good Skin Clinic’s highly trained professionals are shining the light on a whole new way of addressing skin disease. This exceptionally effective and safe approach means that the prognosis for psoriasis and eczema sufferers, as well as for sufferers of most other skin diseases, has now increased to excellent. No referral necessary. […]
Brunswick Heads, Sydney Philip’s mission is to motivate and empower people to transform their lives to express their unique individuality. Philip uses muscle monitoring as biofeedback to identify the underlying causes of symptoms and uses neurological training to help resolve them. Philip has more than 25 years’ experience in bodywork and kinesiology. He works with people […]
Byron Bay Sally specialises in conditions that benefit from complementary care in conjunction with orthodox medicine such as: SIBO Endometriosis Adjunctive Cancer Care Sally joined the team at Be Salon & Spa a year ago and is excited to share her knowledge and passion for natural medicine. She graduated with a Bachelor of Naturopathy from […]
Byron Shire Sarah’s healing sessions are done both remotely and in person. She has international clientele spanning five continents, her music streams worldwide and her book Spirit Guidance is coming soon. ‘Completely blown away!’ ‘Truly extraordinary.’ ‘You have an incredible gift.’ ‘Very powerful.’ ‘I believe in miracles again!’ ‘You are the real deal!’ Sarah is […]
Byron Bay Arts & Industry Estate Belle McPhee is an experienced herbalist and certified GAPS practitioner who works with all areas of gut health, inflammatory conditions, hormonal imbalance, auto-immunity, depression, anxiety, and other psychological conditions. Belle empowers her patients by joining the dots in their health history to promote understanding, and educating them to take the […]
Ocean Shores, Bangalow, online ‘If the eyes are the window to the soul … the voice is the soul being heard.’ Increase vocal power, stamina and range … empower your voice and presence in the world. Relax and align with nourishing touch and sound. Sessions, workshops and retreats. Blending a strong technical foundation with an […]
Mullumbimby Ayurvedic medicine, mindfulness and counselling. Offering: Ayurvedic consultations; Ayurvedic therapeutic treatments; self-compassion and mindfulness training; counselling and psychotherapy; remedial massage; 5- and 7-day residential cleansing and rejuvenation programs; 6-day health retreats and intensive courses. See their website to access many free resources! A truly consistent and holistic approach to health and happiness based on […]
Mullumbimby Dedicated to ongoing scientific updates in the world of herbal medicine. Constantly introducing new herbs to their range; a lot of these herbs are not available elsewhere, or are difficult to access. Offering naturopathic and ayurvedic consultations, which are covered by health fund rebates. Offering homeopathy, massage and kinesiology. Mullum Herbals provides one of the largest […]
Byron Bay Region Life coaching for women to achieve your goals with ease and create positive change. Counselling to enjoy healthy relationships, heal your emotional wounds and express yourself with integrity. Workshops empowering women to gain clarity, courage and confidence and handle difficult situations with grace. Bridgit Pearl is a life coach and holistic counsellor […]
‘I had my first reading with Rhonda and the clarification that she gave was incredible. I have had several readings since – personally and via phone, Her communication from Spirit is clear and concise, and the guidance is always given with loving intent. I highly recommend a reading with Rhonda.’ – Patricia, Sunshine Coast
Byron Bay Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle consultant, massage therapist, sports medicine and rehabilitation, aromatherapist, life coach/mentor, NLP and EFT practitioner, healer, workshop facilitator. Fields of expertise include: eating disorders, the digestive system, autoimmune diseases, trauma, stress/anxiety and much more. Mayrav has led an extremely unconventional enriched life. She is an international citizen, extremely well travelled, […]
Byron Bay Restore, re-align and relax with the nourishment of reiki, crystals and sound. Individually tailored sessions combining reiki, sound, shells and crystal therapy. Sessions focus on the integration of natural healing energies from crystals and shells, relaxation with sound therapy and energetic rejuvenation with reiki. Having previously worked as a mechanical engineer, Ace Baldwin felt […]
Byron hinterland, Brisbane, online A truly holistic approach to the health of the mouth, teeth and gums reflected in the balance of body, mind and spirit. Whole health and wellbeing dental kinesiology. Same-day biocompatible crowns. PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin) therapy. Dr Jon Dental Oral Health Care – tooth polish and remedies. Holistic dentistry is more than […]
Suffolk Park, Byron Bay and mobile treatment sessions Paula combines two modalities – kinesiology and naturopathy – and other skills to unlock your truth. Her intention is to create a space in which together you can explore and ignite potentialities and possibilities so you can start getting excited about your life and see it for […]
Byron Shire Certificate levels & Diploma in Acutonics® Sound Healing. Learn to incorporate tuning forks, chimes, gong, Tibetan bowls, rattle and the drum into a session. Classes are held around Byron Shire region (accommodation options available for travellers). CPD/CPE points available for most health practitioners. Acutonics is an integrated approach to healthcare grounded in Oriental medicine, […]
Byron Bay Byron Bay Detox Retreats offer one of the most holistic and comprehensive naturopathic detox programs available today. Experience a life-changing transformation on one of their exclusive group retreats, rejuvenate during a personalised one-on-one retreat, or drop in for specialised treatments. Byron Bay Detox Retreats’ holistic philosophy includes the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual […]
Operating in Australia and globally Connection to community, environmental conservation and yogic practices woven into conscious travel experiences. In 2019 join Karmic Journeys in Byron Bay, Thailand or India, or customise one of your own journeys to your choice of location! Karmic Journeys provide purposeful yoga travel journeys to understand culture and the natural state […]
Tweed hinterland near Murwillumbah ‘This yoga training has honestly been one of the highlights of my life. Krishna Village is the perfect setting to become a yogi – a place of community, self-exploration, and joy.’ – Emily ‘Whether you are seeking a career in massage or want another life skill, the Intuitive Balinese Massage course […]
Tweed hinterland near Murwillumbah ‘What I got was a profound spiritual awakening on a piece of property that could be the garden of Eden. The yoga and meditation were on another level. I have never felt more at home.’ – Candice ‘The perfect place to leave the world behind and come home to yourself. You […]
Byron Bay, Mullumbimby, USA, Europe Self-inquiry guided by Gangaji and Eli Jaxon-Bear. Waking up from the personal trance of suffering through the teachings of the Enneagram. Offering courses and personal mentoring for awakening from egoic suffering, and learning the skills to assist and guide others in their awakening. Gangaji and Eli bring to us the skill […]
Myocum, Byron hinterland ‘Unique experience, magical place, fabulous food.’ – Loren, Melbourne Choose the dates that suit you and then select your experience – an event, personalised retreat, day pass for a few hours or overnight stay. Expect to leave revived, relaxed and renewed; recommitted to self and all of your potential. Tune into your spirit. […]
Byron Bay, Melbourne, Sydney Sessions, festivals and retreats. Working with trauma allows us to become deeply aware of ourselves once released we can feel our natural state of being again of connection and joy. Tantra is the practice of energetic, sexual and spiritual states that can lead us straight into our centre or ‘core’ or […]
Famed for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, this vibrantly coloured botanical has held its spot on the health podium for a long while. Turmeric is a spice I’m sure you’ve heard of and if not, maybe you’ve noticed lattes, gelato and smoothies with a sunset-orange hue. Well, that’s turmeric
We should all be familiar with the health star rating system (out of 5) that we see on some of our staple groceries each week. What you might not be a failure with is that it is outdated and can’t be relied upon; especially if this is the only measure you look at when deciding if a product is healthy or not.
The onset of rain after a long dry spell is always a welcome relief, and though no-one wants to complain about life-giving water, extended cloudy periods can cause health issues.
Over the last decade, general medication use has only slightly increased however, the use of antihistamines alongside allergy and cold-and-flu drugs has risen by 3 million (tablets per year).
We all know the dangers of smoking. It has been unequivocally proven that cigarettes and cigarette smoke are a direct path to lung cancer and many other diseases. The latest scientific review of vaping nicotine has concluded it is an effective quitting aid for smokers and could help to substantially reduce smoking rates in Australia. […]
Find the secret to wellbeing and you’ve surely found the modern-day Holy Grail of peace, happiness and health – but how often do our busy lives divert us in the wrong direction? Can making small changes really result in big outcomes and a stronger sense of what you really need? At Aura-Soma, we think so! […]
We all hope to see a future where the big ‘C’ word isn’t so scary and that cancers can be treated and cured with the same effort that it takes to clear up a throat infection. We are one step close to that according to a new study.
You would be forgiven not knowing Australia has an obesity problem, given the area we live in. But through all the açai bowls, soy lattes and vegan delicacies, there is a real problem. It is said that our obesity epidemic is so dire that is undermining expert attempt to reduce cardiovascular disease.
Most new years resolutions fail. Research has shown that although resolutions made at the start of a new year are ten times more likely to be followed through, most of them still fail. But why? And how do we avoid this?
Cortisol is the new catch cry in conversations about obesity and weight loss and the impact on overall weight management, and stress and weight gain may be bedfellows in that discussion.
All over the world people want to change the way they look by using cosmetic treatments and a recent study shows that both surgical and nonsurgical procedures are on the rise.
Bin? Flush? Bury? What do you do with those leftover drugs? The incorrect disposal of medicines can have a major impact on the environment, a fact that has been reinforced in a recent study by Monash University.
It happens every year. Despite our best efforts – and promises to ourselves – healthy eating habits seem to fall apart in December. In between the family lunches and work parties, it is almost expected that we will eat more than we should, or more than we want to.
Good hearing is the key to enjoying all the wonderful sounds this Christmas – your favourite carols, the sound of delighted children opening their presents and contented chatter from loved ones around the dinner table
Even in the twenty-first century, there are still people who value how they and others look over the really valuable personal assets, but it’s good health that will see you live longer than any other asset in your life – not great boobs or a tight toosh.
The University of South Australia has developed a radically novel vaccination that’s poised to cure a potentially life-threatening condition – peanut allergies could become a thing of the past.
ot a lot of people read the warnings on the thin piece of folded paper with the teeny tiny writing inside their tablet box.
Just to be clear, generally speaking, small testicles are usually not a big health problem. Testicles come in all shapes and sizes. Whether lopsided or symmetrical, they’re all unique. But some men may worry about their size – are they too large or maybe too small?
A recent survey has shown that taking your kids camping can improve your relationship with your kids your partner and the entire family’s wellbeing.
Lachlan Cornell It is easy to forget that there are so many different lifestyles that people choose to live. And I don’t just mean cultural differences – although this may have a lot to do with it. I am talking about those who have little to no contact with the modern world and actively choose […]
Research into the safety and efficacy of cannabis for medical use has traditionally been very difficult. This difficulty has been exacerbated by the factors that made the drug illegal in the first place. Today, thousands of Australians are using medical cannabis to treat chronic pain and anorexia. Advocates of medical cannabis use say the drug […]
Lachlan Cornell Life can be exhausting. Most of us lead busy lives, trying to juggle 19 things at once – usually with little success. Even if you consider yourself a multi-tasking wizard, there are always ways to improve your productivity and efficiency. And LSD might just turn out to be one of the best ways. […]
Lachlan Cornell Rhonda is a gifted intuitive reader and medium practising from her home in the Tweed hinterland. I was trying to understand why someone would go and see someone like Rhonda, so I thought I’d ask someone who does go and see her. That happens to be my mum. Here is what she had […]
Lachlan Cornell Juice has been a staple household item for years, however when the truth about sugar revealed itself, juice dropped in popularity. With the health-focused lifestyle that followed, people wanted to find a way to incorporate juice back into their diets without the added sugar. Enter, freshly squeezed, cold-pressed or home blended juices. Now, […]
The Continence Foundation of Australia The Continence Foundation of Australia is the national peak body promoting bladder and bowel health. Their vision is to have a community free of the stigma of incontinence. The hygiene issues around incontinence can be severe, yet people endure it because of this stigma. Thankfully now there are more than government […]
Lachlan Cornell In the 1960s a war raged between saturated fat and sugar. Both industries were paying scientists exuberant amounts of money to downplay the effect of their substance on heart disease. Sugar won. fat was labelled the villain and marketing was quickly geared towards ‘FAT-FREE’ labels whilst sugar wore a smug grin on its […]
Lachlan Cornell Superfoods are an unofficial category of foods that are thought to be nutritionally dense and superior to other foods. Blueberries, salmon, kale and açai are four of the most popular foods to gain the honour of being considered a superfood. Due to the unofficial status, there are no specific criteria that a food […]
Aura-Soma Our top five steps Whether it’s that daily tension in your shoulders, the heart-pounding that just won’t stop, the work-life-kids juggle or just trying to find a parking space – stress can spike up and whittle us down so that before we know it, it’s become our new normal. But by incorporating Aura-Soma […]
Lachlan Cornell Originating from Sanskrit, it literally means “wheel” by association with its function as a vortex of spinning energy interacting with various physiological and neurological systems in the body. Chakras are energy centres within the human body that help to regulate all its processes, from organ function to the immune system and emotions. There […]
Crystal identification can be challenging for those who acquire them for healing and spiritual purposes and will often need to seek expert advice. There are many ways to identify crystals, one of the most simple is by colour. Here is a simple guide for those interested in the different meanings of crystals based on their […]
Lachlan Cornell A sensory deprivation tank also called an isolation tank or flotation tank is used for restricted environmental stimulation therapy (REST). It is a dark, soundproof tank that is filled with a foot or less of saltwater. The water in a sensory deprivation tank is heated to skin temperature and nearly saturated with Epsom […]
Billinudgel ‘Chloe made me feel so calm and comfortable, I was able to talk about things I haven’t been comfortable expressing in the past. The treatment itself was so relaxing. I felt so clear and focused afterwards. I would highly recommend this treatment, I feel my best, energised and clear of negativity.’ – CD Chloe is […]
Lachlan Cornell In modern society, many people do not spend a lot of time outside. This reduces the potential influence of weather on their mental health. However, there’s no doubt that different people prefer different types of weather. And in turn, this can affect your mental health in the form of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). […]
Lachlan Cornell Most us know we should live a healthy lifestyle – exercise regularly, eat a balanced diet, get enough rest, be social and so on. However, sometimes we don’t grasp just how important all these things are. This is especially true when talking about silent diseases such as chronic kidney disease. Known as a […]