Patrice Connelly is a professional naturopath and nutritionist, Reiki Master, Energetic Healer and Rebirthing/Breathwork facilitator. She is also a musician and amateur genealogist. Click on the other website buttons at left to go to those websites.
Patrice has long had an interest in various natural therapies since her teenage years. It was teaching viola da gamba (a bowed musical instrument) that actually led to her studying full time at Nature Care College in Sydney because she wanted to know what was happening physiologically when students were learning to bow the instrument. First anatomy and physiology, massage, then nutrition, rebirthing, counselling, kinesiology, lymphatic drainage, energetic healing and many other subjects were conquered.
Following her move to Queensland in 2006, Patrice undertook a Bachelor of Natural Therapies at Southern Cross University which she completed in one year with a high distinction average. More recently she has received further qualifications through Health Schools Australia.
Patrice is a professional member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society, the Complementary Medicine Association and the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM). She has ATMS accreditation for naturopathy, nutrition, remedial massage and remedial therapies. She has a particular interest in preventive medicine, MTHFR polymorphisms and rheumatic autoimmune diseases.
She holds current medical indemnity insurance, and is recognised by private health funds for naturopathic consultations and ENAR (as a TENS device).
Another interest is in education. Patrice loves to give talks, teach (she holds a Cert IV in TAE and taught Study Skills and Assignment writing at Nature Care College), and participate in community health events. The more people understand about what good diet, fitness and a healthy emotional life can do for them, the more disease is avoided, and the more the community saves.
Patrice holds a current Blue Card to work with children and the elderly. She is also a Commissioner for Declarations in Queensland.