PRACTITIONER OF THE YEAR
Mandy Rigg, Calm Chi Wellbeing, Ringwood Victoria
Mandy is not only an extraordinary practitioner of kinesiology but also a Reiki Master, massage therapist, EFT and Matrix Reimprinting practitioner and a critical care nurse. Mandy loves combining her knowledge in both Eastern and Western medicine, covering all aspects of health and wellbeing in the care of her clients – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Through individual consultations, regular workshops, retreats and volunteer speaking events, Mandy achieves her greatest passion and philosophy, empowering people to ‘Love the life you live’.
Michele Chevalley Hedge, A Healthy View, Balmoral NSW
Louise Hallinan, Smart Brain Health Centre, Gordon NSW
Sally Anne Hall, Simpatico Massage Therapies, Gunnedah NSW
CLINIC OF THE YEAR
Melbourne Natural Wellness, Victoria
Since 2002, Melbourne Natural Wellness has helped thousands of people to get well and stay well. Owner Jodie Coall (JC) has mentored and trained leading industry experts, providing them with business skills needed to succeed in the industry. JC has been in the industry for almost 20 years, practising massage and personal training and coaching as well as running wellness centres to assist people in working on all nine dimensions of their wellness. JC is a speaker/ambassador for Hands Across the Water, and has two other companies: Ultimate Corporate Wellness, providing custom corporate wellness programs, and Wellbusi, a wellness and business coaching company.
Darling Street Health, Balmain, NSW
Saltuary, Five Dock, NSW
Evolution Medical Care, Penrith, NSW
STUDENT OF THE YEAR
Pamela Nelson, NatureCare College
Pamela started her naturopathy studies for personal reasons – her inspiration to change from a successful career in academic publishing to one in natural health started with a naturopath who helped her recover from a long chronic illness. Pamela is currently completing the qualifications: Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy; Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine and the Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine. Over the course of her studies she has achieved a High Distinction average across all three qualifications, in addition to performing exceptionally well in a clinical environment. Pamela has also worked in voluntary roles in both education, (including several years on the International School Board of Directors in Cambodia), and in community service areas with charity groups. Pamela plans to work as a practitioner and make naturopathy and herbal medicine more available to people who may normally find it either financially or geographically inaccessible.
Shonelle Siegmann, Ivy College
Ilca Andrikis, Australian Institute of Applied Science (AIAS)
Paige Christodoulou, Endeavour College of Natural Health (Sydney)