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Interview with leading practitioner of complementary healthcare, Dr Giselle Cooke
● Is Your Home Making Your Sick? A not-to-miss article on mould and toxicity by Dr Tania Ash
● Healing Your Inner Family, Part 3 – Alignment by Anne Matheson
● How Long Will My Pain Last? by David Sparavec
● Felt Awareness by Jenny Schrader – an important insight on how we practice yoga
● Using Art Therapy to Harness the Healing Within
● A Personal Story on Psychosomatic Healing by Sonia Friedrich
● A Profile on an Ethical Fashion Business – Ethical Creation


DREAMING HEALING: Big Dreams and Spiritual Healing by Amy Campion
MUSINGS ON LIFE – Practising Mindfulness by Ted Scott
AN OTHER PERSPECTIVE: End Of Year Gravity and Tupperware by Jeff Shearer
WHAT ABOUT OUR FOOD: Should You Be Buying Hydroponic Lettuce? by Lauren Waters
RAW FOOD RECIPES by Scott Mathias
ON: Change

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physical healing

Plastic Trawling from Hobart to Sydney and Research into the Impact of Plastics on the Marine Ecosystem
Professor Richard Banati is a medical doctor who is interested in investigating the non-obvious causes of chronic brain diseases. During his early career he worked in a research team that used slightly radioactive tracers to understand better ways of determining the most effective doses of pharmaceuticals for patients. At the time, the orthodox approach to prescribing drugs had largely been ‘more is better,’ with doctors prescribing higher doses of drugs until patients experienced symptoms. The team Richard was in confirmed lower doses had the maximum desired effect and everything above that was superfluous and caused unnecessary side effects. … Basically Richard is setting to disprove the old adage in environmental management that ‘the solution to pollution is dilution.’ What he needed though is a bigger sample …


What Does A Good Natural Healthcare Practitioner Really Look Like?
The Art of Healing spoke to Giselle Cooke recently at the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association Conference (AIMA) held in Sydney. Giselle is a Holistic Health Consultant who has had more than 35 years working with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and integrative medicine, and combines various natural and traditional health therapies with the conventional treatment of her patients. Giselle has a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery degree, a Diploma of Botanic Medicine and a Diploma of Acupuncture. She describes herself as a designer of integrative health and wellness programs for personal transformation, as she practises the art as well as the science of medicine.

Is Your Home Making You Sick?
As a holistic/integrative doctor with a special interest in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, I was intrigued many years ago after two different patients informed me they had become unwell whilst living in mouldy homes. One had moved into a brand new home where corners had been cut with the plumbing in the bathroom and laundry, with subsequent water damage. The second had been living in an older home with rising damp and the entire family was suffering from chronic illnesses. Dr Tania Ash reports.

How Long Will My Pain Last?
The most common question a patient asks me in their initial consultation is “how long will it take for my pain to go?” I answer their question by saying “manyana.” When a patient asks me what that means, I relay an interview I heard between the Spanish singer Julio Igleasias where he defined; “manyana is something that may happen tomorrow, maybe next week, or perhaps next month, next year. Who really knows?” Interestingly, when Aboriginal man Albert Yatapingu during the same interview was asked if there was an equivalent term in his native language he replied, “In Australia, we don’t have a word to describe that degree of urgency.” Osteopath David Sparavec elaborates.


mental healing

Felt Awareness
We think too much and feel too little. To our own detriment awareness is often an intellectual exercise rather than a somatic one. We place more emphasis on analysing and judging external feedback and form rather than feeling internal feedback. What is ‘felt awareness’ and why is it so crucial to yoga practices? Our yoga feature writer Jennifer Schrader reports.

Using Art Therapy to Harness the Healer Within
What is expressive arts therapy and how is it different to ‘talking therapy?’ Seen as a more ‘active’ form of therapy, where the client is encouraged to use creative modalities such as painting, writing, dance/movement, sand play, music and drama rather than the more passive therapy of sitting and talking with a therapist, I believe that expressive arts therapy is not an ‘add-on’ to conventional counselling. It is potentially a journey to healing. Joy Aimee explains.


book extract

Improve Your Digestion and Absorption of Nutrients from Food
Foods that are high in enzymes are pineapples, apples, papaya, avocadoes, mangoes and bananas. Sprouts are another potent source of digestive enzymes. Enzymes extracted from papaya and pineapples are available in tablet form and are called papain and bromelain respectively.


emotional healing

Healing Your Inner Family: Part 3: The Alignment
This is the third article in this 4-part series on Healing Your Inner Family, in which Anne Matheson discusses the need for all aspects of the Inner Family to agree with your new vision for yourself before your desired changes can be successful. In this article Anne explains the need for alignment.


personal story

Psychosomatic Healing

Coeliac disease is a condition in which the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged when it is exposed to even small amounts of gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and oats. If left untreated, coeliac disease can lead to chronic poor health, bowel lymphoma (cancer) osteoporosis, infertility, miscarriage, depression and dental enamel defects. When Sonia Friedrich was diagnosed with Coeliac disease and changed her diet, she anticipated all her debilitating symptoms would disappear, but they all remained. This took her on an unexpected journey of self-healing where she cured all symptoms through a self-delivered path of psychosomatic healing.


business profiles

Eternal Creation – Ethical Fashion
After a volunteer placement working with Tibetan refugees, Australian fashion designer Frances Carrington fell in love with India and started her own company, Eternal Creation, to support the Tibetan and local Indian communities. This is her story of trials, triumphs, and chai breaks while working in India.

Chakradance was founded in London in 1998 by Sydney-born Natalie Southgate, who has combined her training and expertise in dance, psychology and chakra healing to create a fusion of ancient wisdoms.

The House of Life – Clinic Review
Do you have expectations when you go to see a natural heathcare practitioner? What is important to you? Are you expecting a quick fix or are you wanting to find a practitioner who will work with you to help you solve your health issues? In this new column, The Art of Healing will be visiting and reviewing natural healthcare clinics and receiving consultations from practitioners working in an array of modalities. Below is a summary of my consultation and experience with Dr Marina Christov from The House of Life.


Plus Regular Articles Which Include:

DREAMING HEALING: Big Dreams and Spiritual Healing by Amy Campion
MUSINGS ON LIFE – Practising Mindfulness by Ted Scott
AN OTHER PERSPECTIVE: End Of Year Gravity and Tupperware by Jeff Shearer
WHAT ABOUT OUR FOOD: Should You Be Buying Hydroponic Lettuce? by Lauren Waters
RAW FOOD RECIPES by Scott Mathias
ON: Change