Jean's Qualification and Experience
My interest in health and wellness comes from many directions. I'm a scientist with a Bachelor of Science Honours degree from London University, and the journey from scientist to natural therapist is amazing (it amazes me every day!)
Each day I bring my life experiences to my work:
previous employment as an educator and trainer
my journey of a 'terminal illness', major surgery, pain medications and the concomitant life challenges for my family and myself
my career and rebuilding business challenges that were all out of my control
Surviving these challenges allows me to bring much experience and diverse skills to my work as a Naturopath and Educational Kinesiologist, and my training in neurological treatment with Brain Gym and Rhythmic Movements.
I am also a trained Yoga teacher so have the skills to teach relaxation techniques and use basic yoga postures to help pain. Yoga fits into my holistic, whole of body philosophy which medicine in many countries is now calling the 'Biopsychosocial Model' of optimal health and treatment for chronic disease affecting more of us each year.
I look forward to you and I, problem solving together to make changes towards great health, wellness and working towards living a life without pain, without anxiety and with heaps of fun.
Bachelor Science Honours - Kings College London
Post Graduate Certificate of Education - University College, London University
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Studies - Massey University, Palmerston North
Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy
Registered Kinesiology and Brain Gym Consultant
Certificate in Counselling - Palmerston North Teachers College
Certificates in Chronic Pain from Edinburgh University, Scotland
Understanding the Pharmacological Management of Pain
Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Pain Management of Pain
Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology and its Relevance to Pain Management