My Journey and Story
I studied chiropractic as a result of my own teenage struggles with health and body pain. My undergraduate chiropractic training at RMIT was neuroscience and medically focused. Chiropractic's philosophy is holistic and vitalistic and considers that each person has the innate capacity for healing, wellbeing, and living their full potential. The combination of science and philosophy creates a holistic health and life perspective.
I traveled to the UK after graduation and studied at the Anglo European Chiropractic College and British School of Osteopathy. Since this time I have continued to study many forms of physical practice along with dance and movement at Melbourne Uni. I have always explored widely in my field of mind-body and where it relates to health care, wellness and personal development.
My further studies have included Craniosacral Therapy, the Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, Movement and Learning, Dance Therapy, Mindfulness, Non-Violent Communication, Stress Management, Resilience Coaching, and Group Coaching. I have spent many years studying neuroscience, food and nutrition, gut health, immune function and the link between the body and the brain. I maintain my own daily yoga and mindfulness practice and attend pilates sessions as well as holding Life Moves dance sessions. Having regular coaching helps me to keep on track, stay inspired and develop my practice.
I graduated from RMIT in 1986 and traveled to the UK to study at the Anglo-European Chiropractic College and the British School of Osteopathy. I worked in various Chiropractic practices in the UK. I returned to Australia in 1997 and started practice in a large WorkCover rehabilitation centre as a case manager and physical therapist. In 1990 I taught at RMIT in the undergraduate Chiropractic program, supervising in teaching clinics and lecturing in rehabilitation, ethics and radiology.
In 1992 I opened a multidiscipline, multi-practitioner practice in Melbourne. I relocated to the country in 1998 to slow down and focus on mothering two lively boys. I continued alone in private practice until 2010 when I created Healing Well Castlemaine with a group of like-minded health professionals. Apart from periods of maternity leave I have been in practice continuously since 1986. In 2017 I founded Lifewise Coaching and began my Online Coaching, Group Coaching, Lifewise Movement and Embodied Coaching practices. This journey has been guided by my desire to optimise mind-body health, increase my own awareness and share this wisdom with others.