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ATMS is proud to present three public webinars

The Australian Traditional-Medicine Society (ATMS) is proud to showcase three leading practitioners, covering popular topics on improving your health and wellbeing naturally. This is your chance to hear from qualified practitioners, ask questions and help us celebrate Natural Medicine Week.

*ATMS is pleased to provide our ‘Consumer Webinar Program’ for Natural Medicine Week. Practitioners are welcome to book, however, please note that no CPE points will be awards for these webinars. For CPE and professional development training – practitioner only events visit: 

1. Nourishing your Gut Microbiome

Speaker: Jason Hawrelak

Date: Tuesday 21/5/19

Time: 7.00pm

Cost: $15

Length: 1 Hour


Your gut microbiome is made up of trillions of bacteria, fungi, yeasts, viruses and other microbes that live in your gut. It also plays an important role in many aspects of your health including your digestion, metabolism, immunity and mental health.

Join Dr Jason Hawrelak (PhD), one of Australia’s leading experts in the study of the human gut microbiome, for this one-off public webinar: Nourishing your Gut Microbiome!

This webinar will look at:

  • The many important roles the microbiome plays in keeping you healthy
  • Some of the good, the bad, and the ugly members of your gut microbiome
  • What diet and supplements can be used to nourish and repair your gut microbiome
  • Whether eating fermented foods actually repopulates the microbiome

Attend this one-hour webinar and learn about how to have a healthy gut, with practical information and advice from this leading gut expert.

Book your place today:


Dr Jason Hawrelak (PhD)

Dr Jason Hawrelak is a research scientist, educator, naturopath and Western herbalist with nearly 20 years’ clinical experience. Jason practices at Goulds Natural Medicine, a 138-year-old natural medicine apothecary and clinic located in central Hobart. He did his PhD examining the capacity of probiotics, prebiotics and herbal medicines to modify the GIT microbiota and has written extensively in Australian and International textbooks and journals on these topics. He is on the Medical Nutrition Council of the American Society for Nutrition and is a Fellow of both the American College of Nutrition and the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia. Dr Hawrelak is currently the Senior Lecturer in Complementary and Alternative Medicines at the University of Tasmania’s School of Medicine (Hobart, Tasmania), where he coordinates the Evidence-based Complementary Medicine programs. He also teaches natural approaches to Gastroenterology within the University of Western States Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine program (Portland, Oregon).


2. How to reduce stress and increase energy

Speaker: Vanessa Hitch

Date: Wednesday 22/5/19

Time: 7.00pm

Cost: $15

Length: 1 Hour


There’s no doubt chronic and high stress is an energy killer, but what is the link?

Are you suffering from lack of energy, poor sleep, feeling emotionally worn out or running on empty? Whether it’s accumulated stress from deadlines, finances, emotional ups and downs, a big life-change or even just a hectic social calendar, higher levels of stress are an inevitable part of life.

This demanding lifestyle drains our reserves and depletes our energy, leaving us feeling flat and deeply exhausted. Some people are so accustomed to high levels of stress they don’t realise until it’s too late and they crash and burn.

Join us for the public webinar: How to reduce stress and increase energy hosted by practitioner Vanessa Hitch. Highly qualified in clinical nutrition, herbal medicine and also trained in homoeopathy, N.L.P. and Ericsonian Hypnosis, Vanessa will share her knowledge and experience from more than 16 years’ in the industry.

This webinar will cover:

  • What the key signs are to watch out for that suggest chronic or high stress is impacting your wellbeing
  • The impact of stress chemicals and what you can do to boost your resilience and protect yourself from the harmful effects of stress
  • Simple and effective diet and lifestyle tips to get your energy levels back on track, so you can really enjoy life

Join us for this one-hour webinar and learn how you can manage your stress. Book here:


Vanessa Hitch

B.HSc (CompMed), Dip.Nat., Dip. BotMed., Dip. Nut., Dip. Hom.

Vanessa is a naturopath with over 16 years’ experience as a clinician, speaker, educator and formulator both in Australia and New Zealand. Facilitating wellness seminars and teaching nutrition, Vanessa designs highly educational and motivational training modules, keeping practitioners and students engaged and at the top of their game. Vanessa specialises in clinical nutrition, herbal medicine and is also trained homoeopathy, N.L.P. and Ericsonian Hypnosis. Her passion for supporting and empowering practitioners will make this an interesting and informative presentation.



3. Everyday physical habits that create a better you

Speaker: Melinda Luck of Physiocise

Date: Thursday 23/5/19

Time: 7.00pm

Cost: $15

Length: 1 Hour


21st century life has kept us sitting down and often has us living in our heads. This can have adverse consequences for both our bodies and minds, from how we look, through to how we feel.

The good news is, according to the latest in habit change research, you only have to choose one thing to focus on for the beneficial effects it creates to flow on to other habits.

This informative, fun and practical webinar is brought to you by Exercise Physiotherapist and Wellbeing Consultant, Melinda Luck who will introduce simple physical strategies you can easily adopt throughout your day to improve your habits.

Some of these strategies include:

  • Focussing on everyday habits like how your posture affects your core and mood
  • Strategies to relieve tension on the go
  • Learning how to breathe efficiently in order to reboot your core (and relax your nervous system)

This short one-hour webinar: Everyday physical habits that create a better you, is about learning how to look after you. Melinda will show you easily and adaptable habits to add into your daily routine.

Secure your place today! To book click here:


Melinda Luck

Melinda is a passionate health care professional working across corporate, clinical and

academic settings to help people be the best they can be mentally and physically.


With over 20 years’ experience in health, education and exercise and working with some of the best teams in the business, she has been able to deliver exceptional results for her clients. Whether that be helping organisations thrive by supporting their people feel more in control through the choices they make or helping clients individually or in group settings to be able to get back into their lives after injury or pain.

She has also had an extensive career working with elite athletes in many different areas, particularly Rugby and Netball. Most recently she worked with the Australian Rugby 7’s teams, in the lead up to both the Olympics and Commonwealth Games. She has also worked teaching injury prevention protocols for the NSW Waratahs over a 15 year period.

Recently she has turned her focus to tutoring undergraduate level allied health students at ACU and has found that another amazing way to help people achieve their goals.

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