About Natalie (BSc Physio, CST-D, cert Rehab Pilates, MNZSP, MNSP)
12 years ago I was running my holistic health business, working in it and on it, and feeling depleted, run down and on edge.
I wasn’t walking my talk so to speak and I had no more to give. I was in pain, I was irritable and starting to feel resentful. Thanks to a wise mentor, I learnt how to tune in and connect with my body as a source of wisdom and knowledge, and I learnt to honour and trust its messages. I made wiser decisions to support my own health and wellbeing which ultimately allowed me to serve others from a place of fullness and presence. I spent the next 10 years training, researching, exploring, living and sharing these behind the scenes processes that allow me to thrive.
For the past year I have been developing and refining retreats and programs so I can help more and more people experience more ease, joy and presence in their lives.
This experience deepened my career long special interest in chronic pain.
As a pain coach and therapist I'm like a less polished version of Mary Poppins (“Unpolished Poppins”). With a mix of practical resources and a little magic I help you; see your life as it is, connect with how you want it to be and help you get to a point where you don't need me anymore.
When you work with me – the first step is to gain clarity around how your pain works, where you are now, and where you would like to be. Next, I help you connect with your body and its wisdom, allowing you to cultivate awareness and presence so that you can respond to your body’s whispers before they become screams. Finally, I help you Integrate this knowledge and awareness so you can continue to support yourself wisely even after we’ve finished working together.
Working with me is like taking a master class in working with trees – where you are the tree. You get to learn more about how your environment affects your potential for thriving, you get to connect with your innate resilience and your resources – both internal and external. You gain tools to nurture your roots, tap into your resources and adapt to your environment... and Thrive!
Clients who have worked with me have experienced greater insight into their pain and a greater connection with their resources, both internal and external. They’ve learnt tools and exercises to support themselves and they’ve gone on to make profound changes in their lives that have allowed them to be more present and engaged.
I help busy women with chronic neck and back pain get back on track and inspired about life again. This allows me to do what I’m most passionate about, which is empowering people to be in the driver’s seat of their health and wellbeing.