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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.

Moving Beyond Stress
Dry Needling Course

Dry needling focuses on the deactivation of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) using dry needling procedures. You will learn how to safely apply dry needling to MTrPs through the study of the four key components of this module, that is; MTrPs-An overview; Dry Needling Principles and Practice; Dry Needling Risk Factors, Complications and Infectious Disease Control & Regulation; and Practical Dry Needling.

Your trainer, Lili Chiu, brings with her a broad depth of experience having worked with Olympic Park Sports Medicine and MSAC and at Olympic and Commonwealth Games.

Due to the overwhelming requests we will be running a Dry Needling course external to the Advanced Diploma as a stand alone post graduate course. The course will be run over a three (3) weekend workshop.

Friday 4th, Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th July
(Times - Friday – 3.30-9.30pm, Sat & Sun 9am – 5pm)
as well as
Friday 25th, Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th July
(Times - Friday – 6.30 -9.30, Sat & Sun 9am – 5pm)

Friday 15th, Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th August
(Times - Friday – 6.30 -9.30, Sat & Sun 9am – 5pm)

Assessment Date: 18th August from 9am

With a special price of $1395 you need to secure your place NOW !

You can secure your spot in this course with a $395 deposit. Simply phone the office.

Please phone our Administration team to confirm your place. 1300 839 839

Moving Beyond Stress
Learning Self Health Care with Ayurveda
  1. The most needed thing for your own self in today’s unhealthy environment is Self-care? Self-care refers to your actions and attitudes that are needed for maintaining your overall well-being and promoting preventative personal health. It also requires a certain level of knowledge of your body, mind and emotions and learning how to manage them.
  2. Learn basics of Ayurveda for preventative health.
  3. Learn about your own body type; your imbalances – how they have accumulated and what can you do to reverse the process; concept of doshas and how is it relevant to everything you do – what you eat or drink, where you work and what you do in life; how seasons and stage of life affect you; and more. This will support you in preventative self-health care.
  4. Register today for enrolment in to our 4 week “Learning Self Health Care” with Ayurveda program
  5. includes $330 of FREE gifts


Wednesdays – July 30th , August 6th, 13th and 20th

Can be combined with 2 week detox program starting Aug 27th – Sept 11th 2014

Program Fee

$895.00, includes $330 of FREE gifts

  • Includes a FREE 1.5 hour consultation/ one on one study time with course facilitator, saving $150
  • Join in our next 2 week detox program – for FREE, saving $100
  • Gift Voucher of $30 for an Ayurvedic Snehana Massage
  • Gift Voucher of $50 for attending any of “Emotional Intelligence with Ayurveda” workshops within next year.
  • For a yoga teacher or health practitioner, check for CPE points

Register Now


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

August - Weekend - Registration open

Friday 22nd August till Sunday 24th August
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: 
Patrick van der Burght, Geovital Academy Australia / New Zealand
0407 680 812 or 03-9020 1330.


A Program for Health Professionals and others interested in Women’s Health

Attendance at this Teacher Training Course will enable the participants to give information on the Billings Ovulation Method® to women and couples who wish to conceive as well as those wishing to use a natural method to avoid pregnancy. Recognition of the signs of fertility and infertility allows a woman to monitor her reproductive health. The woman who knows her own mucus patterns will be alerted early to any abnormality which requires medical management.

Once learned the Billings Ovulation Method® can be applied to all variations throughout a woman’s reproductive life:

  • regular cycles
  • irregular cycles
  • anovular bleeding
  • effects of stress
  • after childbirth or miscarriage
  • while breastfeeding
  • approaching menopause
  • low fertility

Date: Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th September 2014
Time: 9.30am -  5pm.

Venue: Newman Siena Centre
33 Williamstown Road, Double View WA 6018


Call: 1800 335 860 or fax/post your completed registration form with payment to:

2A/303 Burwood Highway
East Burwood Vic 3151
Fax: 03 9887 8572

For further information visit: 

Download More Information Teacher Training Course and Registration Form » (PDF 1200kb)

Mediherb Whole Life Vitality
Whole Life Vitality
Detox and Weight Management Workshops with Angela Hywood

Detoxification remains one of the core concepts of naturopathic medicine. At a clinical level, effective detoxification is far more than a focus on the liver detoxification pathways. The skin, lymphatics, bowel, kidneys and respiration are all other essentials systems to support during a truly holistic detoxification program, yet often overlooked and forgotten. So many of our patients can benefit from a simple, yet targeted clinical practitioner run detoxification program: female hormonal patients, weight management programs, metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance cases, just to name a few.

During this workshop, Angela will be reviewing the biochemistry of detoxification and sharing nutritional, botanical, diet and lifestyle protocols to support your patients through an effective three week detoxification program and then extending this to incorporate ongoing weight management program for your patients who need assistance to achieve their weight goals. Angela will share her 18 years of clinical experience and passion for herbal medicine, lifestyle medicine and wholefood nutrition in clinical detoxification.

Monday 8 September - 5.00pm - 9.00pm - Brisbane
Pullman King George Square, Cnr Ann & Roma Streets, Brisbane QLD 4000

Thursday 11 September - 5.00pm - 9.00pm - Sydney
Pullman Hyde Park, 36 College Street, Sydney NSW 2010

Monday 15 September - 5.00pm - 9.00pm - Melbourne
Park Hyatt, 1 Parliament Square, East Melbourne VIC 3002

Monday 22 September - 5.00pm - 9.00pm - Perth
Pan Pacific Perth, 207 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6004

Cost - Practitioners: $40 inc GST. Students: $25 inc GST

Download More Information Registration Information and Form 

Seminars presented by CHINA BOOKS
Constitutional Facial Acupuncture: The New Protocols with Mary Elizabeth Wakefield

CHINA BOOKS is delighted to announce that we will once again facilitate the now famous 'Constitutional Facial Acupuncture' workshop presented by world renowned teacher Mary Elizabeth Wakefield.

Date: 25-26th, 28-29th October, 2014

Venue: TBA in Sydney

Cost: $990 Early bird rate for association members (registration more than 6 weeks before seminar), regular fee $1200 for association members


The protocols in this seminar are based upon those found in Ms Wakefield's book, 'Constitutional Facial Acupuncture', which has recently been published by Elsevier (UK). Course materials will include a definition of facial acupuncture, benefits and contraindications, and information on the 3 levels of consitutional treatment - Jing, Ying and Wei. 

The facial protocols utilise the origin and insertion of the facial muscles to more effectively life and tone the face; participants will also learn the location and TCM indications for the 3 Shen scalp points, which will be paired with specific essential oils, and can be used to address psycho-spiritual issues that may arise during a treatment.

A complete topical Chinese herbal treatment featuring natural creams, essential oils, hydrosols and the use of jade rollerse will be introduced to support and enhance the results of the needling protocols

Ms Wakefield will conclude her presentation with a demonstration of the entire treatment protocol for participants.

For more information on Mary Elizabeth Wakefield please go to herwebsite: 

Download More Information Seminar Details and Registration » (PDF 701kb)

James Earls Fascial Release for Structural Balance

Each workshop can be taken as a stand alone workshop to further your technique and anatomy knowledge or can be taken as credits towards the full KMI Structural Integration Training

The fascial release for structural Balance (FRSB) is a set of intensive soft-tissue technique courses – based on the book of the same name – divided into functional regions. Each course thoroughly conveys 15-20 technique ‘templates’ designed for versatile application for the different patterns your clients bring to you.! Each class includes:

  • Relevant Anatomy for the area – short intensive and integrated presentations assemble the best figures from multiple sources, including brand new learning tools such as video of fascial dissection and palpation of the relevant structures to convey the information in an inspiring and understandable fashion
  • BodyReading (Visual assessment) – the common postural and movement implications – how to see and ‘read’ them in the intricacy of individual patterns
  • Fascial Release Techniques - each technique is fully laid out for intent and ‘feel’, with plenty of time for practice, ensuring that you can apply these methods immediately in your practice.

The Pelvis & Lower Limb
City: Perth & Sydney
Dates: 2nd - 6th May, 9th - 13th May
Location: Rockingham and Newtown
Price: $1,250.00

The Abdomen,Chest & Breath,Tensegrity spine
City: Perth & Sydney!
Dates: 18th - 22nd July, 25th - 29th July!
Location: Rockingham and Newtown!
Price: $1,250.00

The Upper Limbs, Neck, Head & Jaw
City: Perth & Sydney!
Dates: 15th - 19th October, 22nd - 26th October!
Location: Rockingham and Newtown!
Price: $1,250.00

For Full Course 
Tel: Julie Hammond, 0410 990 869

Download More Information Workshop Details and Registration » (PDF 97kb)

Moving Beyond Stress
Moving Beyond Stress

Approved for 16 CPE points
Cost $247.00

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 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 :

  • 12/13th July
  • 18/19th October
  • 15/16th November

Perth, WA.
Presenter : Marianne Grainger

Contact number : 0407036047 Website or email address :

  • 23/24th August
  • 15/16th November

Brisbane, Qld.
Presenter : Robert Monro
Contact number : 0448428020 Website or email address :

  • 13/14th September

Melbourne, Victoria.
Presenter : Angela Lane

Contact number : 0402744251 Website or email address :

  • 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 :

  • 14th -18th November. Ocean Grove. Victoria
  • 28th November - 2nd December Sydney. NSW

Presenter : Robert Monro

Contact number : 0448428020 Website or email address :

  • 24-28th October, Brisbane, Qld.
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: 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

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

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
  • Available as an 8 hour online course or via our 1 day workshop worth 8 ANTA CPE’s.

For more formation on Wellness Coach Training courses, visit  or email us at


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: 

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:

More Information and Details » (PDF 52kb)

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.

OM Module Two date for Northcote from 28th - 30th August 2014 

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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