Bronwyn Shaunessy - Herbalist
Why I became a herbalist
When I became a mother a whole new world opened up with the understanding that I was responsible for the health and wellbeing of these little people. I read and read, and the more I read, the more I realised how little I knew.
When I commenced studying herbal medicine, with the view of educating myself about how I could take responsibility for my childrens health, I had no thoughts of becoming a herbalistas a profession but the more I learned the more this seemed the right path for me. Starting a practice whilst at home with young children worked very well for me and as I built the practice my confidence and knowledge grew. I continually build on that knowledge and stay up to date with the latest research and regularly attend seminars and workshops.
It is a privilege now 25 years on for me to treat my grandchildren who know that if they aren't well or if they hurt themselves they get some medicine or ointment from "Bronny". "That's what everyone does, isn't it?" The innocence of the young!
PIC: Bronny, Thea and Arden
Family is very important to me and I am grateful to have my daughter and granddaughter working in my business with me. Thea aged 14 comes after school once a week and helps in many ways with general office and dispensary procedures. A big thankyou to Thea for helping the clinic run so smoothly.
Mikola, my eldest daughter, adds so much to my business by performing many supportive tasks for me and my clients as receptionist and PA. How truly blessed I am.
My work now
I have been helping clients from Rutherford, Maitland, the Hunter Valley and beyond, to better health at my current premisis for about 20 years. I love my work and really enjoy the challenge of interpreting individual’s symptoms and concerns to understand the cause and to come up with a healing and supportive treatment plan. I have a holistic approach to herbal medicine and wellbeing and I believe that by looking at both your physical, emotional and energetic health, I am able to treat you as a whole person.
People come from all sorts of backgrounds and I am encouraging and accepting of this diversity and your own lifestyle choices. I am committed to creating a safe and confidential space so I can help you better understand your own health issues within that safe space. I aim to provide you with strategies so you can be in control of your own health and life.
I discovered SoulCollage® in 2014 and am now a qualified Facilitator. I was immediately taken by the ability that the process had to bring together my learning in a focused way. It has helped me to understand and move through some of my childhood patterns and I love how deeply the images can speak and the power they have to initiate change.
SoulCollage® has been a wonderful tool to integrate into my practice. I enjoy sharing it and teaching my clients to use this process to gain greater personal insights and discoveries and to enrich their lives.
Member of ATMS 0561
Diploma of Herbal Medicine
(trained with Denis Stewart, a pioneering Australian practioner and educator and prominent radio broadcaster)