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As we ease into autumn, I’m enjoying getting up before dawn, while it’s still cool enough to exercise comfortably. It’s no hardship, as an unscheduled trip to New Zealand has nudged my sleep pattern. So for now, I’m going with the flow.

In a couple of weeks daylight saving comes to an end. Putting the clocks back creates a kind of mini-jetlag, like trips across the Tasman. If you find yourself waking earlier than usual, try heading out for a walk if you can. 


From subject to collaborator

With an unexpectedly busy month, I’m appreciating starting the day with some much-needed movement and a clear head. Not to glorify being busy, this is largely because I’ve taken on a number of volunteer assignments which unfortunately have all commenced at the same time. 
After completing cancer advocacy training last November, I officially became a ‘consumer in research’. It’s a privilege to turn my lived experience of cancer into an opportunity to collaborate with medical researchers, rather than be the subject of these studies. 
This has been an unexpected upside of my encounter with ovarian cancer. If you'd like to know more about what being a ‘consumer’ is like, or are interested in becoming one, take a dive into my world of consumer collaboration in cancer research


Private health insurance rebates end on 1 April

If you have private health insurance with full "extras" cover, your insurer has no doubt contacted you about the changes in your policy. As I reported in November, there are complex, political reasons for these companies to no longer cover naturopathy, herbal medicine and a host of other complementary therapies.

You can still claim a rebate on any of our face to face naturopathic consultations in Sydney until the end of the month. There are limited appointment times left, but if you book now, there are a few consultations for initial and returning clients available.

As we head into a federal election, there are many things you can do to help reverse this decision. If you don't like the changes, act now! More information.


More fridge fixings

Thanks for the great feedback about last month’s fridge fixings article. 
Another ‘fixing’ in high rotation this summer has been braised tomatoes. These slowly cooked gems can be used in so many different dishes, and I love to make a batch after visiting the local farmers market on the weekend. They're simple to make and extremely useful to have in the fridge, take a look at the recipe.


Preparing for autumn

As the seasons change, we’re usually more vulnerable to picking up infections. Don’t forget that a good 30 second, sudsy hand wash is one of the most effective ways to decrease your chances of acquiring a respiratory or tummy bug!  Want to know more about staying well in autumn? Take a look at these tips for autumn immunity.
If you’re not feeling your best right now, let’s work together to build up your immune system before the cool weather lurgies hit.
In good health,


Business mentoring & professional supervision update


Health Masters Live webinars for all health practitioners

I'm loving collaborating with Health Masters Live, for a series of Business Builder webinars. These cover a wide variety of issues that often come up in my 1:1 mentoring with health practitioners. 

The first, on setting client expectations, is available free (if you get in quick)! It's a great taster to get a feel for the non-formulaic way I mentor.

Next we took this concept further, for a deep dive into boundaries. Boundaries include both the personal (is it ever ok to date a client?) and the perennial issue of managing our time (do you find yourself clocking up a lot of unpaid, client-related hours outside of clinic?). 

Our third (next Tuesday 19 March) helps practitioners prioritise their ongoing learning, with a skills audit and other nifty techniques I've created to help you zero in your precious training time and money.

The final webinar on 9th April explores the what you need to know about online consulting and digital practice. What can and can't you do? I test location independence, working with clients far and wide and weighs up the perks and limitations of this style of practice.

For further details go to Health Masters and search 'single webinars'. You can purchase access before the live webinar and have the opportunity to ask questions, or later for the replay.


Rest, revitalise & inspire: a practitioner intensive in Bali

Join us in Bali for the practitioner experience of the year.

We're booking fast and only have one room and a cottage remaining. When applying, mention that you are a newsletter subscriber to receive a $200 discount off the full price. This may be the last year we offer this experience in the current format, so don't miss out!


Mentoring for health practitioners

Would you like to grow or reshape a business you love or improve your clinical skills? For over twenty years, Gill has helped naturopaths and allied health professionals blossom in both business and clinical expertise. 

Just as naturopathy is based on treating the individual, your business and professional supervision needs are also unique. Gill draws on over a quarter of a century of successful clinic ownership and naturopathic practice to help you find your authentic clinical and business style.

You can work with Gill from anywhere in the world via FaceTime or Skype, or in person in Sydney’s Inner West.

Book now - to grow a business you love.


NHAA International conference

If you're attending this conference of the century, please say hello!



About Gill Stannard naturopath

Gill Stannard is a naturopath and mentor with over 27 years’ experience helping people, like you, feel better.

With a common-sense approach to helping you reconnect with your body, you’ll be amazed at how feeling well will change your life.

"I believe our body communicates with us through symptoms. My role is to help you learn how to listen and respond to what your body needs."

Gill can support you though both simple or complex conditions, a new diagnosis or provide a holistic health check-up. She is a ‘general practice’ style naturopath, with a special interest in menopause and cancer recovery

An initial naturopathic consultation begins with a Wellbeing Plan, a snapshot of where your health is right now, followed by a comprehensive and easy to follow plan to help make you feel better.

Gill offers consultations in person in Sydney or by Skype/Facetime from the convenience of your home or office.

Book your naturopathic consultations online now.


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