What inspired you to become a naturopath, and how did your journey lead you to Santos Organics?
I've always been drawn to nature, plants, and helping people. Through my own use of natural medicine I feel this is truly amazing medicine and knowledge. I'm constantly inspired and in awe of the healing power of nature, so Naturopathy felt like a good way for me to share and combine these passions. After travelling the world for a few years and being inspired by different cultures and their approaches to health and life I was keen to learn more. I landed back in Australia and ended up in Byron Bay. Within a few months I applied and started the Bachelor of Naturopathy at SCU in Lismore. After completing my degree I worked as a Naturopath in a dispensary and in clinical practice for a couple of years and then took a break to embark on the beautiful journey of motherhood. When my son was getting older an opportunity came up to work at Santos Organics and I found it a great way to get back into supporting people and sharing my love and knowledge of natural medicine. I have been with Santos Organics for 3 years and I love that Santos offers this service to the community and that it is accessible to everyone.
What are your credentials, and how long have you been practicing naturopathy?
I have a Bachelor of Naturopathy from Southern Cross University. I have been practicing for 10 years.
Which modalities do you use in your practice?
I use a range of modalities including:
- Herbal medicine
- Flower Essences
- Emotional Mindset Support and Programs
- Blood test analysis
- Massage, and
- Acutonics® Integrative Sound Therapy (Level II)
What areas of naturopathy do you specialise in, and how do you apply your expertise to support well-being?
My specific area of interest is Women's Health through all stages of life.
What holistic approach do you use to promote overall wellness?
I believe in treating the whole person and that our emotional well-being greatly affects our physical well-being - so my holistic approach includes taking a full comprehensive health history and supporting body, mind,and soul with herbal medicine, nutrition, exercise, energy medicine, emotional mindset techniques, and lifestyle recommendations and practices that can support each person's unique health journey.