Cath McDowell - A Herbalists Vision - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

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cathOur aim is to provide you with the highest quality service, providing you and your pets with Safe Natural Herbal Treatment programs that are easy to implement, work in harmony with your lifestyle and with Nature.  

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”  ~Hippocrates

I have always had an intense curiosity and relationship with nature. Growing up on a farm in Rural NSW meant that I experienced all that this could offer- Horses, Cattle, Sheep , drought and the harsh realities of a rural life.

But this upbringing also gives so much more- the ability to rest in nature, see her cycles at work and know that there is much more to this world than what we are taught in class or on the street in popular culture.

You learn that you are part of nature, and that we are all part of the same family of life. You learn that there is something very magical happening within us and all around us, and that this magic yearns to be fully expressed in our being.

My learning took on new and exciting turns, as I studied Reiki, Counselling, Health and Wellbeing, Biodynamic Farming,  Cosmological influences on life, Anthropology,Theosophy and Transcendental Meditation.

I am an avid student of equiatation, and sought to find the balance between the Competitive world of dressage and true Art in Classical Equitation.

I worked for 10 years in the Disability field, training to educate and work with all disabilities, including psychiatric transition programs.The insight I gained into the Human condition was invaluable over this period in my life, and I am ever grateful to the wonderful people that I met and learned from in this time.

I became senior case manager and regional manger of this service before I left to pursue full time practice with Robert in 1999-2000.

 I have studied Herbal Medicine with Dorothy Hall, whilst being trained and working in development along side Robert on all the programs, Equine and Human. 

Horses became a much larger part of my life as I developed Kellosheil Park as an adjunct to the main Herbal Treatments business. This enabled a broader application of the understanding the action of herbs and herbal medicine, and I conducted personal research in this area. This has led to the dvelopment of many herbal treatment programs that we offer today.

I also studied my Equestrian federation Level 1 certificate during this time, and coached many students over these years. I was also one of the listed assessors for Bert and Marion Hartogs Horse Riding Coach.com

In 2009 I was involved with bringing Philippe Karl to Australia, and hosted the 1st clinic in NSW at Kellosheil Park. In the following 12 months I hosted Nicole Weinague Clinic. I also hosted numerous events with other people like Mel Fleming, and local dressage competitions including CWDG club championships.

Today I spend my time assessing clients needs around the world, prescribing treatment programs and seeing many people in my Clinic in Bathurst , NSW.

I am presently a student of Dennis Stewart, Australia with the Southern Cross Herbal School, which is integrating my learning to another level.

Ad. Dip. Western Herbal Medicine (Dorothy Hall) Grad.Dip. Herbal Med.

BA (Cultural Studies- Part Completed) – Charles Sturt University

Ad.Dip. Counselling

Cert .III Breath work

Cert IV Adult Education and Training

EFA Level 1 Coach