This page is a collection of Michael’s articles, newsletters, sources of inspiration and posts. These are offered to you as educational material and practical tips for health and wellbeing in everyday life.

Bring your Sticky Stories to Counselling

What exactly are sticky stories, you might ask. This is a term I coined to describe our personal stories, often from long ago, but also possibly from recent experience, which refuse to be buried. They often disturb us in the night, causing the heart to thump in the chest, or tears to silently roll. They [...]

By |September 5th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Counselling can be Brief

There still seems to be a prevailing belief amongst many, that the counselling journey must be a laborious and long-winded one; a steep and winding path up a high mountain. This is possibly a hangover from earlier times when psychoanalysis reigned supreme. That WAS a journey requiring weekly visits over years. It focused more on [...]

By |July 21st, 2022|Uncategorized|

Private Health Fund Rebates!

Great news! Michael is of course covered by most private health funds for acupuncture treatments and now by these funds for Counselling: BUPA, Medibank Private, AHM, Police Health Fund, St Luke’s Health, Emergency Services Health, Phoenix Health, Doctors Health Fund Grand United. The heart of Michael’s approach to healing is treating Mind and Body, Using [...]

By |March 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Counselling: Private Health Fund Rebates available with Michael

Michael now has Medibank Private and BUPA Provider Numbers for his services, and is able to provide rebated counselling sessions, if you are with these funds. More provider numbers for other health funds are only weeks away. These will cover members of: AHM, Phoenix Health, St Luke’s Health, Police Health Fund and Emergency Services Health. [...]

By |September 19th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Therabytes: Quick clinical tips for busy people

A Shoulder Issue We have heard a lot about this body part. If you aren’t enamoured with someone, you possibly give them the ‘cold shoulder’. It is where we carry around things of a serious nature, i.e., ‘shouldering our responsibilities’. We are asked to put in our best effort by putting ‘the shoulder to the [...]

By |February 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Anxiety: Trouble outside the comfort zone

I think it is safe to say, we all know what it feels like; it is just the degree of severity that might differ. Anxiety is one of the most common reasons that people seek assistance through acupuncture. It can present as a feeling of being unsettled, at one end of the spectrum, to a [...]

By |November 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|

THERABYTES: Energetic Ageing

‘Energetic ageing', means aspiring to being a healthy, contented and resourceful ageing person.  Below is a quote featuring ideas on navigating our latter years, with poise and dignity. It speaks to letting go, grasping the reality of ‘ambiguous loss’ and shedding redundant beliefs and ideas that can inhibit our freedom to be our authentic selves. [...]

By |June 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

THERABYTES Quick therapy and lifestyle tips for busy people

A simple meditative technique Meditation is now a widely recognised and accepted practice. There are a smorgasbord of approaches and techniques out there to choose from. So, what is your preferred style and why? It is important to be aware that meditation is not something that is necessarily beneficial for everyone at all times. In [...]

By |May 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|
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