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What.  Well if you put your fingers in the wrong spot on the keyboard and try to type integrity, it comes out as omtegroty.  Which actually isn’t far from the truth because if you lose your integrity you are pretty grotty and you aren’t resonating with the Om of universal peace and wisdom any more!

If there is anything I cannot abide it is unkind, soulless manipulations and weaving of stories to get your way.

Integrity is about truth, wisdom, balance, peace and letting the flow of life be one in integrity with the soul’s true purpose and journey.

So what can you do about your integrity?  Make sure you don’t sell your soul for your wants and desires rather than the greater good and zen of our spiritual journey.

Be kind and be wholesome but do not lose your sense of fun and of who you truly are.

Stop making excuses that the world deserves what it gets because you feel hard done by and check what you can do for the world instead.

As a clinician I hear so many “poor me” stories where people perceive their lot as down and out, hard done by, resentful, bitter or in lack.

The only thing that leads to is the potential to lack integrity.  So instead of woh is me cursiing and lamenting of your journey and lot in life, take stock of the things to be grateful for in it instead.  You have the power for good and love and light.  Isn’t that awesome enough?  If it isn’t it should be because you hold the world in your thoughts!

You have every potential, just like anyone else despite your circumstances.

In the New Year let yourself see what wonders you can manifest in the peace and light of conscious thinking.  That would make the world such a better place.

If you are already doing this then huge congratulations on an integrity lesson already learnt.

Namaste and Happy New Year.

love and light

Katherine Bright ND

Copyright © 2017 Katherine Bright  Lightworkers International, All rights reserved.


“I hope you have a very happy Christmas Season and a Happy New Years Eve till my next newsletter.

Today I have to write to you about something no so helpful for your health and well-being that is being legislated, but I think you should know more about it.

The Australian Government is taking away the rights of Australians to claim alternative health treatments on their private health insurance. It is a disgrace and degrading to the professions within this category to see what is happening. We are being devalued and it isn’t good enough. I see that this is about a ridiculous attitude which undermines prevention and promotes pharmacology. I have quoted a newsletter I received before on facebook for you to have fully informed updated information about this issue. It is from the Australian Traditional Medicine Society which is a governing body for accreditation of Australian natural therapists. This one is from the Bowen Association of Australia and is comprehensive and also gives you a forum for complaint if you do not agree with this decision which at this stage has no definate date of implementation but will likely be in the next twelve months. PLease read this and pass it on to those who care about their alternative practitioners. It could lead to a lot of people missing out on health treatments, cancelling their private insurance or practitioners not being able to continue to fund their training as their practice declines. As it is we have to complete 20 hours of training per year to keep our accreditations with private health insurers. No exceptions and this means that if people do not get cover, will they need to keep their skills up to date? There are so many factors to consider. It could put the private health industry out of business too. I have already heard a lot of my patients saying they will cancel private insurance if this happens. Please read below….”

“Federal Government Health Fund Reform The Announcement As most of you probably know by now, in October the Department of Health published an upsetting announcement regarding the future of health fund rebates for Bowen Therapy. The Federal Government has made the decision to stop paying rebates on health fund policies that cover natural therapies. Despite the BAA being involved in this process since the Chief Medical Officer called for submissions of evidence five years ago, the various associations supporting complementary therapists were not informed of this recent decision. We had to discover it from the news, much like many of you, and then the coverage was piecemeal at best. The release on their site is still scant on detail. The disturbing part is that many still don’t know that this is happening. The government made the move of slipping in the announcement with a raft of other measures late on a Friday in the hope that it wasn’t overly noticed – it worked. What does it mean? Essentially, it appears that from 1 April 2019 private health funds will no longer rebate their customers for claiming on almost all complementary and natural therapies. This is because the government will no longer rebate the private health insurers the 30% that they have been, and it’s hard to imagine the health funds would continue to rebate if they are no longer being compensated by government to do so. This is not just for Bowen Therapy. The other modalities affected are: aromatherapy, Buteyko, Feldenkrais, herbalism, homeopathy, iridology, kinesiology, naturopathy, Pilates, reflexology, Rolfing, shiatsu, tai chi and yoga. The modalities that seem to have not been cut are massage and nutrition. This in no way affects your ability to practice as you do now.

It simply means that your clients will/may no longer be able to make a claim for your services with their health fund. What can we do? While government decisions, despite consultation processes, tend to be fait accompli, we can still make a lot of noise and make people aware of our position. Write to your local member (Federal) and let them know how you feel. If enough government MPs and senators feel they may lose their seats next election, they may start to agitate internally for change. If we can make this an election issue, we may just get somewhere. And make sure your clients, friends and family know about it too. I’ve struck many who had no idea it was going on. Make them aware. Encourage them to write to their MP, as well. We only achieve change with numbers. We’ve spoken to some parliamentary insiders and the word is that petitions are treated much like spam and largely ignored. This requires actual letters or emails. We’ve prepared a set of templates for you and your clients to use. Alongside these are a list of questionsthat your MP can put to the Health Minister. Choose two or three to include in your letter – it adds some spice and weight to your correspondence. Points to raise: False economy – how does cutting fractional funding for largely preventative health care save the health budget in the long term? I’m sure you’ve all had that client who was scheduled for surgery until they had a few Bowen sessions, then Wow! A miracle! No surgery required. How is it cheaper to spend thousands on surgery than a few dollars on health insurance rebates? Attacking small business – the Liberal party hold themselves as the party of small business. Most who work in our industry are small business people, either sole traders or small clinics. This is a very real attack on small business holders. If our income is threatened, we collect less GST and pay less income tax. We spend less in our communities and contribute less to the economy. This is short-sighted in the extreme. Marginalising women in the workplace – it’s no great secret that complementary therapies are largely a female-led industry. Attacking our industry is an attack on women in business. Government interference in the market – it is surely a contract between insurers and the members of the public what those people want to pay for in their insurance, and not up to the government to decide. Damaging an Australian Therapy – why is the government that trumpets innovation trying to harm an Australian innovation? Questions to include: • Could you please explain by what authority the Government is able to dictate to private health insurance companies in regards to the natural health treatments they are able to offer rebates for? • Is it ethical for the government to limit the rebates that private health funds offer, ultimately restricting consumer choice? • Can you please provide a list of therapies which will be eligible for private health fund rebates under the proposed new guidelines? •

Why has the Government chosen to propose a change to exclude Bowen Therapy from private health funds rebate lists based on a report which is two years old and clearly out of date with consumer preference? • Why do the proposed changes include Bowen Therapy and not other forms of treatment such as massage, acupuncture, etc, that work on similar physiological premise? • Can you please provide me the supporting, scientific evidence which has been used to base the decision on which natural therapy modalities will remain eligible for private health fund rebates? • On what criteria were decisions made as to which natural therapy modalities will remain eligible for private health fund rebates? • On what criteria were decisions made as to which natural therapy modalities would not be eligible for private health fund rebates under the new system, i.e., why would massage be included and not Bowen Therapy? • Bowen Therapy is an increasingly popular and effective form of therapy. Could you please explain why Bowen Therapy has been left off the list of treatments that private health insurers can provide a rebate for? • Can you please explain what modelling you have based your decision on to exclude Bowen Therapy from the list that private health funds provide rebates on and provide me with a copy of relevant data to back this up? • Can you please provide me with a copy of the modelling that has been done regarding the cost effectiveness of the proposed changes? • Have you factored in the cost-saving that can result from the present situation where consumers take a preventative, pro-active role towards their health and well-being compared to the proposed system where many consumers will be forced to wait until costly medical intervention is required?
There is much evidence in favour of preventative treatments such as Bowen Therapy which often result in helping people to maintain their health and well-being before they become unwell. Has the Government considered this when making its decision? • Can you please explain the reason for the dictatorial approach and how that fits with the Government’s stated philosophy of not ‘over governing’? So please – start writing, emailing, phoning your local member. Contact the Health Minister, the Hon Greg Hunt; the Shadow Health Minister, Catherine King, and anyone else who takes your fancy. Let them know we’re not happy. Even though this is a federal issue, let the parties know that people are angry and want this decision reversed.

The other thing to do is to be as professional as humanly possible. Show the world that we aren’t all woo-woo/ Gaia/peace-and-love-and-mungbeans (by the way, not disparaging any of that – totally into that!) but that going to a Bowen Therapist is no different than going to a physiotherapist. Someone comes, we take history, make observation, do tests, provide treatment and advice and for that we deserve equal treatment”. Michael Alcott, Vice President

This is the link to find the templates and feel free to direct your clients there as it’s in the public part of the site, not the Members Only area.”

love and light

Katherine Bright ND


Copyright © 2017 Katherine Bright Lightworkers International, All rights reserved.


I find the way people choose to live their lives fascinating.  

We can choose to live in cities, country, desert, mountain, sea environments.   We can choose to live in a straw house, a stick house, or a stone house.  We choose these things dependent upon our budget, environment and how interested we were in the three little pigs story as children lol.

If we want to keep the big bad wolf of poverty and manipulation from our door we choose to inhabit somewhere we feel is safe.  People create homes and a tent can be a home if we feel comfortable there. 

I am fascinated by the creativity of people when they choose the design of theirhome.  Some choose to live in apartments and pre-built structures.  Some choose to create a wild and expansive concept and grand design their lives.

Others choose nomad living and travel the globe without roots to ground or family zones of where they grew up or raised their children.

I have found a fascinating home to show you in this clip.  This man is an extreme mountain snow-boarder by profession.  He took years to build a stone home on his land very high in the mountain regions through the harshest conditions. What he has created is based upon his passion alsowith sacred geometry.  He has created a fascinating home which follows the rhythm of the stars and the earth.  He lives a solitary life in this home dependent upon nature to fuel his life, but he has also linked himself to the possibilities of travel. So feel free to watch his life unfold and his passion of a tiny off-grid house develop.   FASCINATING!

love and light

Katherine Bright ND

Copyright © 2017 Katherine Bright  Lightworkers International, All rights reserved.


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“A multiple sclerosis diagnosis can be extremely difficult to come to grips with. All of a sudden there is a lot of new information to absorb, questions to ask and key decisions to make.

There are many misunderstandings about multiple sclerosis in the general community and online. With the current treatments available, multiple sclerosis does not necessarily lead to significant disability. Knowledge is power, and we’re here to help inform you and direct you to sources of support.Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system. It interferes with nerve impulses within the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves.”

To find reliable information about Multiple Sclerosis please check this link.

“I have dealt with Multiple Sclerosis clients in my healing practice and find that one of the greatest improvements is made when the sufferer is given a lifestyle plan that includes them recognising the areas where they can make shift and change gracefully.  Sometimes an MS sufferer will find they cannot meditate or reach that theta brainwave to receive healing easily, so you have to encourage them via guided meditations and persist with repetition in some clients where they find it hard to allow themselves to relax enough to accept healing.  It is an enormous situation to find yourself in.  There are carers and family members who become deeply involved as your degenerative process progresses.

I found a beautiful link to the story of Annette Funicello from the Mickey Mouse Club and beyond into the sixties movies and a career in television.  Annette passed away a few years ago but her husband continued to care for her for all the many years and the beauty of their relationship.  There is love and it is beautiful to witness.”

love and light

Katherine Bright ND

Copyright © 2017 Katherine Bright  Lightworkers International, All rights reserved.