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Welcome to Chamomile Naturopathy

We are an inspired collective of community minded and talented health care practitioners. We offer Bellingen and the greater Mid North Coast, our caring support on the path to your greatest well being.

Naturopathic and Herbal Support

Naturopathy is an holistic approach to wellness based on the principle that our body’s have an inherent ability and desire to heal themselves. So what does that mean? Each of us with enough rest, good nutrition and time will be able to heal from many of lifes ailments and physical and emotional challenges. Our body’s are always giving their very best to maintain or return us to state of relative balance and harmony. Sometimes however it can all get a little too much and we need some help.

For those times when we find ourselves unwell and needing support, nurturing and guidance, as naturopaths we can use herbal medicines, tailored nutrition and physical therapies to help rebuild, reinvigorate and remove some of the obstacles to health, providing more space and resources for our body’s to mend and heal. 

The old saying prevention is better than cure is a corner stone of naturopathic practice. We can help people to optimise their health by finding ways of enjoying food while having it serve and support them. Providing regular physical maintenance and relaxation to allow for strong and active lives. Supporting mental and emotional health by encouraging empowered decisions to help create an enriched and inspired life and most importantly, helping people to discover self compassion and the ability to take time to nurture themselves.

Holistic Nutrition

Food is so many different things to so many people. At a fundamental level, food is about nourishing and supporting our body, providing fuel and building blocks so that we can be our best. Food is also importantly a wonderfully tasty and sensual way of connecting with the world around us, where ‘you are what you eat’ becomes a literal reality. Eating is such a big part of our daily lives that it is inevitably intricately interwoven for each of us, with a really diverse range of positive and negative physical, mental and emotional experiences. All of these facets of eating are important to us and constitute what we call holisitic nutrition.

Our sessions at Chamomile Naturopathy focus on helping our clients create a strong, healthy working relationship with food. Eating can be a healthy AND delicious experience and we aim to empower each person to find what works for them individually both now and to meet the ever evolving future nutritional needs.

Remedial Massage

Massage utilises human touch to help restore balance and harmony to the physical body and relax the mind.  We offer a range of massage treatments from calm, soothing relaxation to more tailored treatments focused on specific areas of injury or concern.

Each of our massage treatments helps dissolve restriction and discomfort, improve range of movement, increase circulation and lymphatic clearance. Massage is wonderfully beneficial for the nervous system. Except for a few exceptionally grounded people, we all move a little too fast these days. Remedial massage helps to soothe the nervous system, bringing the client back into their body and out of the hussel and bussel of everyday life. Our clients leave feeling relaxed and grounded. 

For those with ongoing injury, back pain, neck pain, headaches, sports injury and repetitive strain or overuse issues, we tailor treatments to work specifically towards addressing these concerns. Our focus is on finding and working with the underlying and primary causes of dysfunction while helping to alleviate pain and symptoms as we go.  

We’d like to introduce you to the Chamomile Naturopathy team.

Damian Harrison

Damian Harrison

Naturopath, Massage Therapist and Craniosacral Practitioner

As co-creator of Chamomile Naturopathy, Damian loves to see people happy, healthy and whole. With over 10 years experience as a massage therapist and having recently added craniosacral therapy to his tool belt, Damian loves bodywork and hands on healing. Paired with herbs, nutritious fresh foods and finding what really makes you smile, a treatment with Damian is a trully wholistic experience.
Laura Harrison

Laura Harrison

Naturopath, Massage Therapist and Yoga Teacher

Laura is currently on maternity leave after the birth of her beautiful daughter Mae.

Upcoming Courses and Workshops

Bellingen’s Seedy Underworld Tour

Embark on a voyage of discovery as we delve into the seedy underworld of Bellingens back alleys, parks and pathways. We’ll be spending some quality time with some shady garden folk, the rascals of the plant world, the garden scallywags. The weeds!
Much maligned and mistreated, we will reflect back to kinder times when these outcasts once walked hand in hand with humans. Long we have tried to separate ourselves from the weeds, thinking ourselves better than them. Really though our stories are deeply entwined, with a long, rich and at times dark history. Once many of these misunderstood plants provided us with food, shelter, clothing and medicine. Now we can hardly stand to look at them.
Take a little time, open your heart and mind and join us for a weedy wander to get to know the truth about these incredibly useful and resourceful plants.

 

 

We will spend a morning together wandering Bellingen, foraging, tasting and learning as we go. We will take a look at some simple plant identification, acquainting ourselves personally with some of the weeds and learn how they can benefit us as foods and medicine. To round out our morning of adventure we will reforge old alliances and prepare some weedy fare, a nice warm cup of weedy tea and whip up some, you guessed it, weedy medicine.
  • Meet in the park on the North side of Lavenders Bridge where our wander will begin (and end!)
  • Bring a hat/umbrella, notebook and drink bottle. Wear some comfortable shoes for walking.
  • If you have any specific dietary requirements please let us know when booking so we can cater for everyone.
$55 per person…includes the mornings adventures and lunch.
To register your place on our Seedy tour head on over to the Centre For Ecological Learning website (the fabulous folks we’ll be running this workshops with). For our December course click here.  Hope to see you there!

Camp Creative – Herbs and Naturopathy 2018

Prepare to get your hands dirty, taste buds tested in more ways than one and your senses stretched as we embark on a 5 day journey to becoming amateur herbalists.

During our 2018 Camp Creative ‘Herbs and Naturopathy’ course we will be spending time exploring health and everything herbal. We will get to know many familiar plants in a new way, meet some for the first time and even become acquainted with some of the lesser loved plant world ruffians. Our days will be spent learning how to identify, harvest, preserve and prepare herbs for home healing use. We will be covering creams, tinctures, decoctions, ointments, herbal vinegars and more as well as herbal inspired nibbles, drinks and as much herbal teas as you can drink.

We’d love to have you along. For more information and bookings please click here to visit the Camp Creative website.

Keep an ear out! We’ve been harvesting ideas and infusing them into something beautiful. More courses and workshops coming soon.

Chamomile Naturopathy

Our clinic is in the beautiful upstairs arcade at 87 Hyde St, Bellingen. The entrance to the arcade is shared with Bellingen Video and just next door to the Sweet Bellingen lolly shop. Street parking available out the front or near by.

Bookings and Enquiries

Chamomile Naturopathy is open Wednesday through to Friday from 9:30 until 5 and every Tuesday from 9:30 until 4:30.

Health fund rebates are available for those with private health cover.

We look forward to connecting with you. To make an appointment or to explore how we can help, you can call 0478 662 466 or fill out the form below and we will be in touch shortly.

Chamomile Naturopathy

4/87 Hyde St,

Bellingen, NSW, 2454

chamomilenaturopathy@gmail.com

0478 662 466

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