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Natural Therapies Short Courses and Programs

Looking for a natural therapies short course program, workshop or lecture?

Browse through our Natural Therapies short course program guide. We trust you will find something in this course guide that will spark your interest - whether it is a single subject that resonates with your interests or a career-oriented program. Bookings are essential - please ensure you view the information provided.

Seminars and Conferences can be viewed within the Seminar section.

BodyWork Education Australia
Thomas Myers Professional Certification in Structural Integration

Tom Myers wrote the widely-acclaimed Anatomy Trains (Elsevier 2001, 2009) and directs Kinesis, which offers hundreds of seminars per year worldwide for manual and movement professionals of all types. He studied with Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, Buckminster Fuller and has practiced integrative bodywork [...More...

KMI Australia from Julie Hammond on Vimeo.

Part 2: Structural Strategies with James Earls

May, June, Oct, Dec 2014
Perth and Sydney

Part 3: Structural Intergration with Lou Benson

April 2014

Visit www.bodyworkeducationaustralia.com.au 

Contact Julie@kmiaustralia.com or call 0410 990 869.

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Building (Geo)Biology: Start addressing the environmental health burden now.

Geovital Academy 2.5 Day Workshop. Held in Melbourne with discounts for interstate students.

Geovital Academy is a Naturopathic Clinic in Sulzberg, Austria, which teaches doctors, therapists, architects, builders and anyone else interested how to conduct their style of home assessment and be able to consult on healthier radiation free living and building. Exposure to domestic radiation from sources like mobile phone towers, internal wiring, smart meters, cordless technology, power supply cables and excesses of natural radiation (Geopathic Stress)is an underestimate health burden (see research ). Geovital was prompted decades ago to investigate and develop solutions for this in order to move patients through therapy resistance and past chronic complaints. (see videos )

You can learn how to conduct these assessments for your own use, to complement what you already do as a health professional, or as a stand-alone business. If you choose to work with us, your local Geovital office will support you with more in depth knowledge where needed, supply the shielding solutions you recommended and the back up support directly to your clients. We can talk to your client’s electrician and trades people when needed so you don’t have to. You remain the consultant, charge whatever is fair for your time and receive a share of the profits on the products used.

Workshop dates

April 2014 - Registration open

Friday 25th April 7pm - 9pm
Saturday 26th April 9am - 6pm
Sunday 27th April 9am - 6pm
Eastern Melbourne

May 2014 - Mid Week - Registration open

Monday 26th May 7pm - 9pm
Tuesday 27th May 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 28th May 9am
Eastern Melbourne

AU$675 incl GST. Included manual, assessment tools for Geopathic Stress and transport for field trips. Well priced accommodation is available onsite and nearby.

Discounts (may change in near future):
Those travelling from further than 150Km away receive $75 worth of credit to use on Geovital shielding solutions. Those travelling from interstate receive an ADDITIONAL $100 credit. (Yes, $175 in total) See website  for course and discount details.

Prof. Ivan Engler Dr. med. univ.,PhD : "Geopathic Zones…over time they weaken even the immune system. With almost all of my (roughly 300) patients with a cancerous disease, their bed was placed for years on an energetically unfavorable place in a Geopathic Zone."

More information: http://www.geovital.com.au/seminars.html 
Patrick van der Burght, Geovital Academy Australia / New Zealand
0407 680 812 or 03-9020 1330.

Moving Beyond Stress
Moving Beyond Stress

Approved for 16 CPE points
Cost $247.00

Melbourne Workshop 2nd-4th May 2014

Canberra Workshop 13th-15th June 2014

Gold Coast Workshop 27th-29th June 2014

Melbourne Workshop 25-27th July 2014

Gold Coast  Workshop 1-3rd August 2014

Townsville Workshop 15th-17th August 2014

Sydney Workshop 10th-12th October 2014

Melbourne Workshop 21-23rd November 2014

Canberra Workshop 28th-30th November 2014

All enquiries and to register please email to info@movingbeyondstress.com or phone on 1300 500 177

Eastwise Education
NeuroStructural Integration Technique 2 day Introductory classes

Geelong, Victoria.
Presenter : Shayne Sullivan
Contact number : 0417011192 Email address : shaynesullivan1@gmail.com

  • 15/16th February
  • 15/16th March
  • 19/20th April
  • 3/4th May
  • 7/8th June
  • 12/13th July
  • 18/19th October
  • 15/16th November

Perth, WA.
Presenter : Marianne Grainger

Contact number : 0407036047 Website or email address : marianne_g@westnet.com.au

  • 22/23rd February
  • 7/8th June
  • 23/24th August
  • 15/16th November

Brisbane, Qld.
Presenter : Robert Monro
Contact number : 0448428020 Website or email address : saramcl@gmail.com

  • 1/2nd March
  • 31 May/1 June
  • 13/14th September

Sydney, NSW.
Presenter : Wendy Eyles

Contact number : 0412417719 Website or email address : harmony4massage@gmail.com

  • 15/16th March
  • 14/15th June

Melbourne, Victoria.
Presenter : Angela Lane

Contact number : 0402744251 Website or email address : angelane1@optusnet.com.au

  • 1/2 February
  • 26/27 April
  • 23/24 August
  • 8/9 November
Bowen ST 
Eastwise Education
NeuroStructural Integration Technique 5 day Basic workshop

Presenter : Ron Phelan

Contact number : 0419380443 Email address : bowenst@iprimus.com.au

  • 20-24th March Melbourne, Victoria.  
    4-8th April Perth, WA.
    30th April - 4th May Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
    14th -18th November. Ocean Grove. Victoria
    28th November - 2nd December Sydney. NSW

Presenter : Robert Monro

Contact number : 0448428020 Website or email address : saramcl@gmail.com

  • 24-28th October, Brisbane, Qld.
Bowen ST 
Eastwise Education
The "Essential" TMJ workshop (Module 1) - (Module 2)

Presenter : Ron Phelan

Contact number : 0419380443 Email address : bowenst@iprimus.com.au

  • 15th February: Melbourne, Victoria.
    12th April: Perth, WA.
     26th April: Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

The "Essential" TMJ workshop (Module 2)

Presenter : Ron Phelan

Contact number : 0419380443 Email address : bowenst@iprimus.com.au

  • 16th February: Melbourne, Victoria.
  • 13th April: Perth, WA.
  • 27th April: Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
Bowen ST 
Eastwise Education
The Australian College
of Eastern Medicine
Facial Rejuvenation Dry Needling Training Seminar

Facial Rejuvenation Dry Needling (FRDN is a treatment technique, which uses very fine filiform needles that will relax the facial muscles and reduce frowns and wrinkles in a gentle pain free way. This therapy can also enhance the skin tone as well as improve peripheral and lymphatic circulation. This greatly assists in reversing the effects of aging on the face and neck. Laser therapy training as well as facial massage training is included in this seminar. This course is available to complimentary therapists and beauty therapists including:

  • Remedial Massage Therapists
  • Shiatsu Practitioners
  • Beauty Therapists


When: June 5-6 9am -3.00pm
Where: CentrePeace 1 Gumtree Mall
Gumtree Dr Goonellabah
Cost: $780:

When: August 15th & 16th
Time: 9.00am-3.00pm
Where: Australian College of Eastern Medicine campus
35AA Burwood Rd Burwood NSW
Cost: $780 ($680 if paid before July 31st)

Contact us on: 02 66 248 986 or 0407 077 118
Email: tom@orientalmedicine.com.au

Eastwise Education
The Australian College
of Eastern Medicine

Neuro Muscular Dry Needling (NMDN is a treatment technique, which uses small filiform needles to release tight muscles with the goal of permanently reducing muscle pain and dysfunction. This technique can effectively treat acute and chronic orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions. NMDN can help you more efficiently treat your patients, improve your outcomes and save your aching hands.

This course is available to suitably qualified complimentary therapists including:

  • Osteopaths
  • Chiropractors
  • GPs
  • Remedial Massage Therapists
  • Shiatsu Therapists

Level 1 NMDN
An introductory course designed to provide the necessary training required to apply Neuromuscular Dry Needling for chronic and acute neuromuscular disorders.

Special emphasis is placed on health and safety issues of using filiform needles to Trigger Points.

(20 Hours including online and face to face training) ANTA 20 CPD points).

Level 2 NMDN
More advanced Neuromuscular Dry Needling techniques including application of NMDN to the Thoracic Spinal area, Torso and the application and use electrical stimulation apparatus.

(20 Hours including online and face to face training) ANTA 20 CPD points).

Level 1 $750 ($650 if paid before July 31st)
Level 2 $750 ($650 if paid before July 31st)

July 1-2 Level 1
July 3-4 Level 2
9am-3.00 pm
Where: CentrePeace Wellness Studio
1/1 Gumtree Dr Goonellabah

August 11-12 Level 1
August 13-14 Level 2
Where: Australian College of Eastern Medicine Campus

Contact us on: 02 66 248 986 or 0407 077 118
Email: tom@orientalmedicine.com.au

Wellness Coaching Australia
Wellness and Fitness Coaching

One day practical skills workshop.

This one day workshop is designed for wellness and fitness professionals who wish to learn more about coaching techniques and theory and how they can be used to build a better dynamic with their clients to deliver confidence and lasting behaviour change.

Workshop Information. In this workshop, participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of evidence-based psychological theories that can turn fitness training into fitness coaching
  • Discover how providing advice alone is not enough to create lasting change
  • Learn how to use principles of positive psychology to build client confidence and success
  • Increase client awareness and promote self responsiblity for their health and wellness through cognitive and behaviour change
  • Help clients plan their change process and overcome barriers that stand in the way
  • Develop active listening and communication skills that will build trust and rapport with your clients
  • Increase understanding of goal setting that helps clients commit to their program while taking small successful steps towards desired outcome

Dates and venues available on www.wellnesscoachingaustralia.com.au/workshops 

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Helio Supply Co
Pulse on Anatomy

Pulse on Anatomy consists of a variety of short modules in gross anatomy and imaging anatomy. Modules include: (i) Neuroanatomy; (ii) Thorax; (iii) Abdomen and Pelvis; (iv) Upper Limb; (v) Lower Limb; and (vi) multiple Imaging Anatomy modules which accompany each of the preceding modules ie. Can only complete an imaging module with enrolment into one of the other modules.

Students can take one, a combination or all modules in any order. The course is registered as a QUT short-course or Continuing Professional Education course and is therefore ideal for professional societies to engage with in order to provide extended professional development opportunities.

The Pulse on Anatomy website provides comprehensive details of the main focus of each module and how the course is structured:


Each module is run across three weeks, with each session being 3 hours in length from 5.30-8.30pm. Each session will consist of:

  • An initial 30-minute optional exploratory session on cadavers before formal class begins
  • A 1-hour demonstration period on cadavers and models
  • A 30-minute pathology case study/ surface anatomy exercise
  • A 30-minute self assessment on cadavers

The course completes with a written and practical assessment and certificates of achievement will be awarded on reaching competencies.

Also note that this course is offered as both internal and external delivery – so we can cater for students who are unable to get to the Gardens Point QUT campus in rural areas or interstate as required.

Margaret Gippel

China Books

Would you like to help your clients in a special way by treating emotional / attitudinal disharmony, that causes much stress? Dr Edward Bach believed that conflict between the spiritual and mental aspects of the personality saps the body’s vital power, leaving it open to the inroads of disease. There are 38 Remedies plus Rescue Remedy in the Dr Bach System to treat the personality types he identified. His principle was - Treat the Patient, not the Disease.

By doing the Dr Bach Correspondence Course your lessons are done in the convenience of your own home and are supervised individually. You are taught how to use the System at the professional level.

Course Details
The Correspondence Course covers each of the 38 Remedies in detail, plus Rescue Remedy to ascertain which Remedies are required by the client; along with the knowledge of how to make up the personal prescription for each client.  The Remedies can also be given to animals and plants.

There are six Mailings, each one done in your own timing between 6 – 10 weeks for each one. Assessment is done by satisfactorily completing the Questionnaire page for each Mailing, which leads to the award of a Certificate of Achievement on completion. CPE points are based on one point per hour of study.

Payment Plan
$60.00 per Mailing as you proceed
$324.00 payment for the six Mailings paid at the beginning (10% discount)

Where to Apply?
Margaret Gippel, ANTA F1035, has been using the Dr Bach Remedies for 30 years
and teaching them for the past 7 years.

Phone for an Enrolment Form to Margaret Gippel - Administrator (02) 9153 7951.

Bach Healing System

Natural Health Online Short Courses

Study Anywhere, Anytime.

  • Beating Colds and Flu Naturally
  • Preconception and Pregnancy Care
  • Natural Vitality and Ageing
  • Weight Loss Naturally
  • Natural Stress Reduction

Book online & start your 60 days access straight away!

Bookings can be made through the short course website: www.endeavourshortcourses.edu.au/courses/c/online-courses 

Bush Flower Essences
Australian Bush Flower Essences

Energy medicine is at the forefront of creating a whole new world of options and outcomes. Our workshops and courses explore and teach this new paradigm of health and wellbeing, creating new opportunities for “healing the whole person”.

No matter what your area of expertise, the Australian Bush Flower Essences courses provide exceptionally useful information that can be used in your practice, enhancing your knowledge base, complementing your existing modality, and improving your client outcomes.

Australian Bush Flower Essences has been conducting education and training in Australia, as well as over 42 countries internationally, for over 25 years. Our cutting edge curriculum contains workshops and courses from beginner level to advanced, and includes many special interest modules. All our Training and Education material is written by qualified natural therapists who have experience in flower essences and their integration into various specialty modalities and delivered by our Certified Teachers.
You can attend our live One, Two or Three day workshops in capital cities, regional centres and remote communities throughout Australia. Some of our courses are also delivered via  distance education, via webinar, and across flexible time frames.

The following workshops and courses are Accredited with ANTA for CPE purposes:


  • Bush Essences Introductory Course (formerly 16 hour College Course Part 1) - 16 CPE points – more information
  • Bush Essences Practitioner Skills (formerly 16 hour College Course Part 2) - 16 CPE points – more information

Our current workshop schedule for all workshops being held in capital cities and regional centres throughout Australia and overseas is available here.

Distance Learning

If you cannot attend in person, you may also like to consider our home study courses:

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Oncology Massage
Oncology Massage Training

Oncology Massage Training (OMT) prepares you to work with the growing number of Australians experiencing cancer. Massage does not spread cancer and OMT explains the science of cancer and cancer treatments as well as developing your skills in oncology massage.   

The Course Dates page lists the programmed courses for Modules 1 to 4. Changes may be made from time to time dependant upon interest and venue availability.


Pregnancy Massage Australia
Pregnancy Massage

Discover the benefits of massage during pregnancy with our Certificate of Pregnancy Massage

This course will help you understand the many physiological, structural and psychological changes that occur in a woman’s body during pregnancy. You will also discover how beneficial massage is before, during and after labour. You will gain the confidence and guidance to apply appropriate therapeutic massage to your pregnant client.

Then add to your qualifications with our Diploma of Pregnancy Massage
The Diploma will help you gain a greater insight into pregnancy and why massage is a key component to maintaining good health and wellbeing during pregnancy. You will also learn exercise and relaxation techniques, how to inspire partners to be proactive in the labour, and visualisation methods to help the mother achieve a greater connection with her baby.

For more information contact Pregnancy Massage Australia
[03] 9532 8144

Candence Health
Cadence Health & Nutrition Courses








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