When facing a major loss of any kind, it’s important to remember that grief has physical as well as emotional and spiritual effects.
“I had poor memory, confusion and procrastination due to a head injury. I was so impressed when I gained clarity, improved memory, no more procrastination, and a fear of public speaking was suddenly gone. I now present to corporate groups and can’t thank Joanne enough!” – Megan
With many people in NSW and elsewhere in Australia looking at the prospects of further COVID lockdowns, parents are facing the challenge of supporting their children’s learning at home while also trying to work.
“The great gift of the Enneagram is that it describes who you are not. It shows the veiling of pure, pristine consciousness by habits of egoic identification. When these habits of mind are exposed, there is a clear choice to end all false identification and realize your true nature. When there is a willingness to […]
This week, public buses across the Northern Rivers will be helping to promote ‘The Great Registration Race’ to increase organ and tissue donation.
New research from the University of South Australia suggests that excess caffeine is linked to an increased risk of osteoporosis.
Australian researchers have found that muscle relaxants are largely ineffective and potentially unsafe when treating low back pain, despite being widely prescribed.
An infectious diseases expert from Monash University explains what makes the delta variant of COVID-19 so challenging. It all comes down to R numbers.
Australia can end HIV transmission within four short years, averting over 6,000 infections by 2030 and saving $1.4 billion in health costs, according to a costed plan presented to parliamentarians recently.
World Allergy Week is all about raising awareness of anaphylaxis, potentially life-threatening allergic reactions that cause 2,400 hospital admissions and twenty deaths in Australia each year.
Kids Helpline has announced that duty of care interventions to protect children and young people were 99% higher nationally from 1st December 2020 – 31st May 2021 compared to the same period a year ago.
A person in Australia is diagnosed with diabetes every five minutes, with many more going undiagnosed and suffering disastrous health consequences, but there is hope.
Lifeline has issued a challenge to Northern Rivers locals to push for better mental health, by participating in Australia’s largest fitness-based mental health initiative, The Push-Up Challenge.
- Naturopath, nutritionist, herbalist and plant-based nutrition expert.
- Vegan-friendly clinic offering holistic, evidence-focused, natural health care combining plant-based nutrition and herbal medicine to transform your wellbeing.
Almost half the 1,000+ Australians recently surveyed said they felt overwhelmed by ‘life admin’ as personal and work pressures take hold, with 79% reporting struggling to keep up, to the point of needing help.
Australian fathers in rural, regional and remote areas, who are raising children aged three to five with challenging behaviour, will have a helping hand through a new mobile-phone-based service.
Cold sores are a common and annoying condition. They can recur repeatedly as the herpes virus ‘hides’ in the nerve cells, triggered by factors including cold weather, fever, illness, and fatigue.
Much more than green things that stand in the way, trees look beautiful, make half the air we breathe, and are vital for human physical and mental health.
School bullying is a global phenomenon, with teachers often on the frontline of aggressive behaviour. New research highlights the role of early childhood teachers and the importance of correctly identifying and responding to bullying behaviours.
The Ovarian Cancer Australia organisation has teamed up with Bonds, Bras N Things, Jockey and the team from Keep It Cleaner to help mark World Ovarian Cancer Day – 8th May 2021 – and help save lives and support women impacted by ovarian cancer.
A new study has found that Australians spend an average of 5.5 hours a day on their phones – but Gen Zers spend the most time on their mobiles, at 7.3 hours a day.
Gratitude is the expression of appreciation for what one has and a recognition of value independent of monetary worth. Spontaneously generated from within, gratitude is an affirmation of goodness and warmth, and can literally change our lives.
Stroke is a time-critical medical emergency that needs urgent medical attention. On the Northern Rivers of NSW, the federal electorate of Page is ranked four out of Australia’s top ten hotspots for stroke prevalence, with 3,960 residents living with the effects of stroke.
It can be very upsetting when a friend responds to trauma in a way that’s unsupportive. It’s even worse when a professional advisor, therapist or practitioner offers you a similar prescription.
Australians are being challenged to think about their future medical care needs for National Advance Care Planning Week, which starts today.
In modern-day western society, we are inundated with stressors. We’re so stressed that we don’t even recognise it as stress anymore, we just see it as our ‘normal’.
Women hear a lot about the importance of fitness and movement, but there’s so much misleading and contradicting information out there, it’s confusing. Surfing can cut through all this and help directly, by connecting your mind, body and soul.
New research reveals that Australians are stressing away quality sleep, with many people being kept up at night due to high stress levels.
As the hit Netflix drama series The Queen’s Gambit continues to drive renewed interest in chess, new research has found that the ancient game reduces risk aversion in children.
The Northern Rivers of NSW is a region that’s long known the benefits of nature’s plants as medicine. Now, thanks to recent changes to the medicinal cannabis laws and progressive practices like Ananda, everyone can access these treatments in a modern, professional setting.
While it’s well understood that a difficult childhood can increase the likelihood of mental illness, new research suggests that a happy and secure childhood doesn’t always protect a child from developing a mental illness in later life.
Southern Cross University researchers have announced a new study to better understand how parents choose healthcare interventions for their children.
Last week the Therapeutic Goods Administration announced its interim decision not to reschedule medical grade psilocybin and MDMA for medical use, but Mind Medicine Australia is going to contest the decision.
Low dose cannabidiol (CBD) has just been approved for over-the-counter sale in pharmacies across Australia, following a decision by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.
As dementia numbers in Australia continue to skyrocket, researchers have developed a new virtual reality program to help carers walk in the shoes of those who live with the condition.
Tobacco smoking is widely known as the leading cause of preventable diseases and death in Australia, but almost 12% of adults still smoke daily. On average, these smokers puff more than twelve cigarettes per day.
Comfortable shoes might not always be the best looking option, but they are the path to better health.
Research from the USA indicates that allergans in the environment are often to blame for acute itching in people with eczema, but there’s new hope for a cure.
We’ve all been there. In the run-up to the New Year festivities, we feel very certain that turning the page on yet another year in our journey is a perfect time to reframe, restart, reshape and recommit to higher standards in our health, our practice and our aspirations to better ourselves. The details of how […]
CSIRO has developed a free, personalised weight loss tool to help Australians combat motivation slumps in the new year and beyond.
Fears for the future of life on Earth are different to other forms of anxiety, and require a different response.
New Year is the traditional time to change your life by giving something up or starting something new, so what works and what doesn’t?
Loving relationships of the romantic kind are pretty important for human well-being and survival, but 2020 brought a whole new set of words, and challenges, to the ancient art of romance.
Recent studies at Monash University are beginning to understand the long-term impacts of ‘baby-brain’ and how the hormonal changes that take place in a mother’s brain can benefit women later in life.
A new organisation was recently launched to take on the national loneliness epidemic, by bringing people together.
Essentially, everyone wants to be happy. For many of us happiness is elusive. There can be long periods of elation, until life throws us a curve ball. At the other extreme we can be living in a state of despair that seems endless. For others and perhaps most of us, happiness is an experience that […]
As Mind Medicine Australia awaits the results of a rescheduling application before the Therapeutic Goods Administration to allow psychedelic medications to be used more widely in clinical therapy, the charity organisation has announced a new partnership with the company Emyria.
It’s Food Safety Week, and Ballina Shire Council is urging everyone to take food poisoning seriously.
‘My daughter was diagnosed with ADHD and struggled with learning difficulties and mood swings. After just one session with Kari, she has improved significantly. She is now excited for school and much happier. I can’t recommend Kari enough!’ – Bernadette
‘I don’t think words are enough to thank Kari. Especially from people who suffer from PTSD and trauma… one session and the shift is real!’ – Darlene
‘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 diminishing …’– Michelle K, B.Sc (Hons) GradDipEd – scientist
‘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
‘I am confident in saying Attunement Therapy is the most profound healing therapy that I have ever experienced.’ – Brijana, NSW
‘The space Tristan holds is impeccable so that I could fully surrender into his heartbeat, which nurtured my soul.’ – Sarah, WA
‘One of the most knowledgeable and caring practitioners that I have ever worked with! John takes the time to listen to me and explain any concerns that I have. Having an HTMA to track my results has been a god-send. Can’t recommend him enough! His work is truly the future of health-care.’ – JF
‘Julie held a warming and kind space for me, making me feel very comfortable through the session. She formulated a specific meal plan for me to follow to help re-balance my body. She listened and offered simple lifestyle changes that I now see as a treat to have in my life. Julie catered to me individually, and provided guidance on ways I can live a more simple, balanced and healthier life.’ – A Ahmet
‘I can’t believe you turned my life around in a session. Everything is different and I’m so excited to dive again. My whole focus has changed’ – Jodi Passmore
- Hypnotherapy, neurofeedback, breathing.
- Blue Mind therapy specialist.
- Sleep, smoking, tinnitus, addictions, anxiety, weight loss, sports performance, PTSD and more.
‘Kate is able to immediately sense what is needed in a healing session. I arrived feeling tense and fearful and left with a sense of calmness and optimism which lasted for days. I gained great insight into my own condition during the session. I can’t recommend Kate highly enough’.
Karlyn offers the experience of inner Sacred Alchemy by sharing the life changing benefits of breathwork mastery, yoni mapping therapy and sacred sexuality. Her focus is on soothing the nervous system, integration of unresolved past events and empowering people to tap into their own healing capacity.
Katie Dillon is actively working to turn the tide on the type 2 diabetes epidemic through prevention and reversal. Not only can type 2 diabetes be prevented, but it can be reversed. Through education and support, Katie will set you on the right path, and motivate you to stay there.
‘Ruby is a gifted healer and her angel like soothing voice makes you feel so safe and comfortable. She took the time to thoroughly understand where I was coming from and was spot on in recognising my limiting beliefs and emotional blocks. My sound healing and hypnosis was so healing. I was truly amazed!’ – Hira Hanif
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.
Meet Ryan, a qualified acupuncturist and Chinese herbal medicine practitioner. An avid meditator, Ryan has spent much of his life travelling and studying Chinese medicine. With a background in Ayurvedic medicine and massage therapy, Ryan was drawn to Chinese medicine after spending time meditating in Himalayan caves and in various ashrams and monasteries in India. There, he practiced yoga and worked to understand the body’s subtle energy (Qi) system.
‘At two years Aston was diagnosed with autism and was non verbal. It’s like a fog has been lifted from his eyes and he is now living in our world. Belle celebrated with us watching him blossom.’ – Steph
‘Infectious illness left me depressed, in constant pain, overweight, hypertensive and pre-diabetic. Today I am none of those. Belle was often strict, but always compassionate and good humoured. I owe my health to her work.’ – Simon
Holistic nutrition advice, exploring physical, emotional and spiritual health. Yoga, meditation, and pranayama for private and group sessions. Tamika has a special interest in mental health disorders and offers one to one NDIS funded support. Gentle yoga, meditation and nutrition are provided in the MyCare package.
‘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.’ – Fiona P
Get back your clarity, focus, energy and be pain free and fit – naturally. Verona Chadwick helps clients untangle the knot of their myriad and sometimes obscure symptoms like brain fog, anxiety, fatigue, chronic pain, digestive issues, and weight gain – so they can get back their healthy selves.
Grant’s unique skillset of hypnotherapy, strategic psychotherapy, an elite sports coaching background, and an uncanny intuitive ability, will help you remove the weight in your life, and put the ground back underneath your feet. Taking away the complex and putting you back into touch with your true nature is Grant’s passion as a therapist.
- One-on-one seasonal personalised cleanse programs to help reset mind, body and spirit.
- Ayurveda consultations, daily wellness and lifestyle practices, therapeutic Ayurveda treatments and medicines to promote health and wellbeing.
- Yoga and yoga therapy sessions that can also be integrated to connect with Ayurvedic daily wellness and lifestyle practices.
- A light portal activated for those in search of spiritual healing, to find one’s soul purpose, lessons, gifts, talents and mission in life.
- Art of High Colour Vibration Energy for upliftment, balance, peace and healing the mind, body and soul!
- Spiritual services to awaken mankind to a higher plane of awareness.
Psychotherapy sessions are not only for building resilience and relieving psychological distress. Martin is here to also support you to extend your wings – explore in a safe place your empowerment, connection with your deepest sense of meaning, find the juice in your relationships and discover the magic in your dreams.
‘I cannot recommend Jo’s work highly enough – l have benefited immensely from health to career issues – Jo’s honest and supportive approach has been wonderful for many components of my life, from self-esteem to relationship issues, and was absolutely magnificent for getting my finances back on track. Give it a go, you will be amazed at the results from just one session.’ – Jennie, Brooklyn
- Do you think too much?
- Think your next thought before you finish your last?
- Ever been suicidal?
- Like drugs/alcohol?
- Compulsive behaviour?
- Mean to yourself in your own head?
‘I was convinced I wasn’t brave enough to do sexology sessions. It took about five minutes of speaking with Laura-Doe to sweep those doubts away. She’s welcoming, discreet, frank; her expertise combined with her attitude took sex and self-love from being elephants in a room to a thrilling safari.’
- Over 30 years practicing Ayurvedic medicine and teaching yoga. Raman has the expertise and insight to help reveal your true health and life potential.
- The ultimate ‘personalised medicine’ approach – customised Ayurvedic preparations, diet and lifestyle advice – an effective treatment for many chronic lifestyle related health problems.
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.
Gerold sees his role as guiding and assisting you to find your way back to your innate vitality. He works in a fluid, client-centred style, with his preferred modality being Emotional Freedom Techniques. Gerold has been an EFT practitioner, facilitator and trainer in the Tweed Shire for 10 years.
- Look younger naturally with Face Yoga. It targets wrinkles, droopy eyelids, double chin, asymmetry, weak eyesight, Bell’s Palsy, and TMJ.
- Vanamala is a non-surgical facelift expert. People contact her from around the world for her unique approach and diverse skillset.
- Sessions, classes and workshops online and in person, co-operative events, private groups.
Mullum Herbals is primarily an over the counter natural health service that has been serving the local community for 24 years. The staff at Mullum and now Bruns Herbals are all qualified Naturopaths offering professional health care and product advice.
Jacinta is a Nurse, Naturopath, Ayurvedic Consultant, Herbalist, Massage Therapist, and Yoga teacher who has been practicing the healing arts for over thirty-five years. She uses pulse, tongue and iris assessment as well as Kinesiology to individualise a specific health plan for you. She also teaches workshops and trainings.
‘As a coach, educator and healer, Ana brings an authenticity to her work that is rare in any professional setting. I feel as though I’m on a healing journey and my learning focuses on achieving “flow” when exchanging energy and on being authentic and present as a sexual partner.’
‘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
‘From the moment I spoke with Mimi on the phone when my husband passed, Mimi wholeheartedly embraced us with endless love. She “held my hand” throughout and I felt so loved and safe. I am truly grateful for this experience and the perfect farewell for my man. I’ll forever hold this week in my heart’. – Jo Grenfell
‘So profound are the gifts his soul shares. His energy is constantly in the vibration of love. Spirit flows through Shimara with such grace and ease, delivered with power and intention of highest divine love and magical sacred language.’
‘I feel clear, lighter with a fresh perspective in life. Amazing transformations happening in me, my home. You are an angel.’
Lomilomi massage and Ho’oponopono talk therapy offered in Mullumbimby. Lomilomi massage and Hawaiian wisdom courses across Australia.
‘I was totally impressed by Charlie’s knowledge, integrity and professionalism along with a deep connection to the Hawaiian teachings. If you want to learn Lomilomi this is the course to do.’ – Jan Gibson
‘We could have walked out on a marriage and family that has a lot of substance … Deena got us to see what we were doing that took us down a rabbit hole. … We applied what she taught us and humbly learnt to talk, listen, and respect. We can now go with the ups and downs – together rather than feeling so alone .’ – N & R
- A truly holistic approach to the health of the mouth, teeth and gums reflected in the balance of body, mind and spirit.
- Whole health dental kinesiology integrating left and right brain consciousness with whole health and wellbeing.
- Dr Jon Dental Oral Health Products.
- Cos·mol·o·gy noun
The definition of cosmology in the dictionary is: a science of how the universe started and how it is structured. An example of cosmology is the study of the big bang theory.
- Have you considered your own personal cosmology?
- How did your universe start?
The Apotheca offers a diverse range of holistic health services and support from a professional team of alternative and allied health practitioners who create a path upon which to journey to the temple of your heart and your individual purpose.
A wellness centre for body, mind and spirit.
Evolve Health Labs is a new era well-being centre providing modern holistic treatments, founded on the principles of ancient practices to enliven your being and optimise the bodies capacity to reach its full potential.
- Multi-modality holistic clinic with a large range of qualified and experienced practitioners offering physical, emotional, mental and spiritual support to your wellbeing.
- Detox health spa with colon hydrotherapy, far infrared sauna, hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
- Therapy and workshop rooms available for hire.
BodyMindLife Byron Bay is a place of healing dedicated to yoga, Pilates, health and wellness. Sustainably-built, the large-scale centre located in the heart of Byron includes three yoga and Pilates studios, an apparel boutique, full-spectrum infrared sauna with Himalayan salt wall, hot and cold plunge pools, oxygen therapy and more.
‘I use Byron Massage Clinic to treat little niggles and injuries picked up during martial arts training. Byron Massage Clinic is definitely the best in the Bay. Karina and Brooke both take plenty of time to get to know you and leave you feeling 10 times better.’ – Andrew Dennis
A senior Prana Vinyasa yoga teacher trainer and mentor, Delamay’s dance background provided her with a natural progression to teaching yoga with a curiosity to delve deeper into the rhythm of the breath, the flow of the body and the formlessness of meditation.
A unique boutique studio nestled in the heart of Byron Bay. Space Yoga offers Pilates, barre, meditation, reiki, energy healing and a string of workshops to provide a holistic experience for individuals of all abilities. Each session is a personalised invitation to optimise wellbeing, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
- Byron Bay’s Jonson Street is home to Thai Sabai Massage where, for the past ten years, ancient Eastern techniques are practised daily.
- Take time out to de-stress, relax, rejuvenate and re-align your life force, maintaining your health and vitality through massage and therapeutic manipulation. A quality experience!
- Thai Sabai is Byron Bay’s ‘best massage experience’.
Unfold Massage derives its name from the act of unfolding. From this action springs a philosophy: First the table unfolds. Next, you unfold. And then, things begin to unfold.
- Remedial massage therapy
- Sports massage therapy
- Health fund rebates available
Mint Pilates teaches the true and original, Pilates method exercise system by passionate, highly trained and skilled instructors. The studio is fully equipped with the best apparatus from Pilates Designs LLC, New York. Learn to make your body strong. Really strong.
Movement Intelligence offers five training systems for optimal postural re-education:
- Bones for Life – building bone resiliency
- Chairs – healthy sitting for good postural support
- Walk For Life – improve your walking pattern
- Mindful Eating – uses the ‘Hungry Wolf Model’
- Solutions for Dysfunction