I am a healer and wellness advocate who believes in transforming the planet, one life at a time. I am passionate about peace on our planet, and I feel that begins with each of us creating peace in our own life. Personally, I spent the first 45 years of my life in America, where I found the lifestyle frenetic. In 2015, I moved from America to Australia for a lifestyle change. I traded in a busy, city life for a small, rural, slow-paced, "no worries" lifestyle.
I have raised 4 children, Cameron (26), Molly (23), Nathaniel (20) and Isaac (18) while following my adventure-seeking, military husband, William, around the world. During different seasons of my life, I worked as a school teacher and in childcare centers. In addition, I worked for United Cerebral Palsy in America in client support. Later I worked independently in hospice care providing emotional, physical and spiritual support for the dying. I am grateful for all of these experiences as they have shaped me as a person.
I appreciate nature and care deeply about sustainability and environmental issues. I rescue, rehabilitate and release orphaned kangaroos as a licensed wildlife rescuer/carer for Wildcare, Queanbeyan. I currently have in care 10 orphaned kangaroo joeys, ranging in size from 600 grams to 10 kg. What started as a fun "let's raise 2 kangaroos" plan has turned into one of my passions.
I am focused on building this wellness practice in Bungendore. My aim is to provide quality wellness services at reasonable rates for my own community. I am happy to provide all of my services using video chat in order to treat people who are not in my area of the world as well. Through the wonders of technology, it's a small world after all.
I hold certifications as a schoolteacher (Grades K-9 and English 4-12), meditation teacher, chair yoga instructor, EFT/TFT tapping practitioner, holistic wellness counsellor (individual/family talk therapy and trauma/abuse), and hypnotherapist. I am a member of the American Board of Hypnotherapy, the International Meditation Teacher's Association, Complementary Medicines Australia, and the International Institute for Complementary Therapists. I hold a Working with Children's Check and first aid qualifications. I am fully insured for private practice through AON. Depending on your private health cover, it may be possible to claim my services against your fund.
I also provide dietary support (AIP) for clients with auto-immune disorders. I have a particular interest in auto-immune disorders after healing myself of lupus, fibromyalgia, and Sjogren's disease. I was my own first client and did my own healing utilizing diet and lifestyle changes. In addition, I decided to change a number of my subconscious beliefs after determining that they were not in my best interest. I now use what I've learned to help clients do the same.
I believe in education rather than indoctrination, wellness rather than illness, and calmness rather than busy-ness. I am an advocate of nonviolent communication, which focuses on healthy communication without judgment or labeling. I believe that by loving yourself and loving others, we all have the capacity to change our world for the better. My goal is to help you become the best version of yourself!
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"For over a decade I suffered from numerous medical conditions; MS, IBS, migraines, hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and sleep apnea. All those conditions were treated with pharmaceuticals, diet modifications, and adaptive devices which addressed the symptoms but not the cause. It didn’t work. The cause, systemic inflammation and stress, persisted and produced more symptoms. My body was telling me what was wrong but I wasn’t listening. Michele showed me that the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) lifestyle puts you in tune with your body’s inflammatory response to food. Meditation quiets the mind to allow it to listen to the body. Yoga connects the mind and body. I learned how to be mindful of my body’s response to the environment and food intake. I am now completely healed from all those conditions, plus much happier and healthier than I have ever been, all at the age of 50. My mind, body, and soul are completely balanced."