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My ancestry traces from Irish, Scottish, English, South African, and New Zealand Pakeha and Maori roots. According to my whakapapa (Maori family tree) I am descended from Hone Heke, and from the Maori tribes of Ngapuhi, Ngati Awa, and Ngati Pukenga, and my ancestors came to Aotearoa (New Zealand) on the Matarahurahu waka (canoe).
1990 Certificate of Shiatsu, School of Eastern Medicine and Arts with Rod Berger
Additional private studies with:
Master Jirong Zhang in Qi Gong, Chen Taijiquan, Hsing I
Mareko Kasugai in Zen Shiatsu, Meridian Stretching and Jikyo Jutsu
1990-1992 Bachelor Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Natural Therapies
1990-1994 Diploma Naturopathy, Academy of Natural Therapies
Above two qualifications required training in Health Sciences including: anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, differential diagnosis, herbal lab research, and basic psychology.
1990-1992 Diploma of Remedial Therapies, Academy of Natural Therapies
1991 Nature Cure with Kenneth S. Jaffrey (10 days)
I attended training in Seitai, a Japanese system of structural realignment, conducted by David Brown.
1993 Certificate Soft Tissue Therapy, Academy of Natural Therapies. Training conducted by Craig Berry.
1996 Practitioner and Instructor of Body Electronics training, and Iridology-Sclerology Integrated Diagnosis with Dr John Whitman Ray (4 weeks)
1997 I was a member of the core network which started the Universal School of Holistic Healing Arts (U.S.H.H.A). There I taught 8 week self-healing courses, breathing exercise workshops, and hydrotherapy (or Body Hydropathy as it became known), and practised Shiatsu, Naturopathy, and Body Electronics.
1997-1999 For three consecutive years I was a member of the instructing panel at the Body Electronics Instructor Training Seminars. These were live-in courses of 6 weeks, 2 months, and 6 weeks duration respectively.
1998 Certified Instructor of the International Healing Tao (since renamed Universal Tao) (4 weeks training)
and attended the practitioner training in Chi Nei Tsang I, a system of abdominal bodywork (1 week training).
I formed the first Australian chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation - an organisation dedicated to healthy diet and lifestyle education - www.westonaprice.org
2008 Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies HLT50207, Australian College of Eastern Medicine
2013 Traditional Chinese Medicine was formally included by AHPRA with the formation of the Chinese Medicine Board Of Australia. I was formally registered as an Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner.
2013-2017 Several trainings including Basic, Advanced, Updated Material twice, and Children and Adolescents with Kiiko Matsumoto and/or her student Monika Kobylecka in Kiiko Style Acupuncture, including attending Grand Rounds twice.
2016 Integrated Synergy Therapeutics including Acu-Zone Therapy with Dr Masaaki Nakano.
Formal Post-Graduate Studies in Manual Therapy include:
Jean-Pierre Barral Symposium (1 day)
Abdomen 1 (VM1) (4 days)
Abdomen 2 (VM2) (4 days)
Pelvis (VM3) (4 days)
Thorax (VM4) (4 days)
Visceral Listening Techniques:
An Integrative Approach to Evaluation (LT1) (4 days)
Visceral Manipulation Study Group (VMSG) (1 day)
An Integrative Approach to Trauma (NM1) (3 days)
Peripheral Nerve Manipulation; Upper Body (NM2) (3 days)
Peripheral Nerve Manipulation; Lower Body (NM3) (3 days)
Brain and Cranial Nerve Manipulation (NM4) (3 days)
New Manual Articular Approach:
Upper Extremity (MAUE) (3 days)
Spine & Pelvis (MASP) (3 days)
Lower Extremity (MALE) (3 days)
Visceral Vascular Manipulation:
Upper Body (VVMU) (3 days)
Lower Body (VVML) (3 days)
Craniosacral Therapy I (CST1) (4 days)
Craniosacral Therapy II (CST2) (4 days)
Somatoemotional Release I (SER1) (4 days)
Somatoemotional Release II (SER2) (4 days)
Craniosacral Paediatrics (4 days)
Manual Therapy Institute
Patterns of Facilitation and Inhibition in the
Craniocervical Region (3 days)
Patterns of Dysfunction in the:
Upper Extremity (3 days)
Thoracic Region (3 days)
Thoraco-Lumbo-Sacral Region (3 days)
Lower Extremities & Pelvis (3 days)
Jones Institute - Strain Counterstrain
SCS I for the Spine (3 days)
SCS II for the Extremities (3 days)
SCS III Cranial and Advanced Techniques (3 days)
SCS IV Facilitated SCS with Review (3 days)
SCS VC for the Viscera (3 days)
SCS FI Fascial Introduction (3 days)
SCS LV for the Lymphatic-Venous System (3 days)
Advanced Trainings - Advanced Myofascial Techniques
Pelvis, Hip & Sacrum (2 days)
Sciatica & Disk Issues (1 day)
Ridgway Institute International
Neural Dynamic Tests & Treatment (NDT) (1 day)
Treatment Direction Tests (TDT) (1 day)
Direct Myofascial Techniques
Locomotor Slings 1 (2 days)
Locomotor Slings 2 (2 days)
Diploma Yumeiho Therapy Grade 1 and 2 (3 days)
Hip to Toe
Level 1 MME (Foot Mobilisation/Manipulation/Exercise)(1 day)
Level 1 & 2 MME (2 days)
Professional Associations / Memberships
(With help I edited and republished it incorporating additional chapters on modern hydrotherapy research which I authored.)Every Breath You Take
(Published in Australian Wellbeing, article about Negative Air Ions and health.)
AHPRA Registration #CMR0001711496
48 Sunvalley Crt, Guanaba, 4210
14/58 Railway St, Mudgeeraba, Qld, 4213
tel. +61 423 647 666 (day)
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$190 for 1 hr and 50 mins (double-length).Depending on multiple factors your clinician may extend the session to 1 hr or 2 hrs respectively for no extra charge. Sessions that go longer by mutual consent will be charged prorata.
Case studies, easy to understand explanations about the CranioSacral System, Visceral Manipulation, products to use between sessions, and much more.