Shirley Tuffery – Naturopath

Shirley Tuffery has been dedicated to a path of  self discovery and Truth since the early 1970s when, having recently graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences Degree, majoring in Psychology, she landed in Canada where she  experienced a ‘spiritual awakening’. At this time she was introduced to Astrology, vegetarianism and ‘alternative’ natural therapies which laid the foundation for her subsequent life’s journey. Going on to qualify and practice as a Naturopath in the early 1980s, she combined her love of healthy living, self development,  education , and service with her Astrological counselling,  helping others psychologically and spiritually , on their journey to self understanding.
Through her years of  further in depth study, she has also served as a meditation teacher, and co-ordinator of her local spiritual group, and is more passionate than ever about helping people make some sense of their lives and find answers not only to the WHAT in their life, but to the WHY,  in the deepest spiritual sense.  

Her current passion and  focus includes healthy lifestyle education and weight loss coaching, organic plant based nutritional supplement business, Naturopathic health care, spiritual meditation, and all things colourful and creative. 

Marijana Jovanovic – Naturopath

I am qualified Naturopath, Medical Herbalist and Nutritionist with a science background in Industrial Chemistry and Environmental Science.  I am founder of Change Naturopathy based in Auckland, New Zealand. My mission is to share and inspire how to use the healing power of nature for balancing your physical, emotional, and spiritual health. I help identify the root cause of your health issue, while educating how to achieve a balanced lifestyle, restore health, and find vitality. I am focusing on the wellbeing of busy women, children and families, particularly anxiety management, which is part of the program that I am offering with other practitioners here in Shiloh.

Morris Tuffery

Naturopath and Homoeopath


Morris Tuffery is a qualified Naturopath and Homoeopath with 40 years’ experience in the use of these therapies. He ran a very busy and successful public clinic in New Plymouth for 15 years. In addition to this, he has a real passion for passing on his knowledge in the form of courses and seminars.

Morris emphasises that most everyday maladies can be very effectively treated with Homoeopathy These illnesses include most ailments known to mankind, ranging from childhood complaints such as teething difficulties, ear infections, learning difficulties etc., to every possible kind of adult dis-ease, including shingles, sleep problems, menstrual problems, arthritis, circulatory problems etc.

Lianne Divine – Ayurvedic Wellbeing Consultant

Lianne Graduated from Auckland’s Wellpark College of Natural Therapies in 2009 with Diplomas in Yoga and Ayurvedic Medicine (4 years).  My training includes NZ Medical Institution level NZQA Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, Pathology and Diagnosis. The vast Science of Ayurvedic Medicine includes: Lifestyle Management, Nutrition, Diagnosis, Anatomy and Physiology, Internal Medicine, Herbology, Spirituality & Philosophy, Counselling, Body Therapies, Panchakarma Detoxification Therapy, Pre-conception care, Mother & Child care, Elderly care, Yogic Science, Breath awareness/Pranayama, Asana, Meditation and Mindfulness.

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Banoo Matin, Naturopathic Physician

Banoo is registered with NZNMA, as a certified by Natural Health Practitioners of New Zealand in Naturopathy, Nutrition and Herbal Medicine.

Ozone therapy is her passion. It has been used in medicine since 1915 and now with 100 years of clinical use behind it has an impressive record in improving health and restoring normal physiological function.

What might it do for you? Essentially ozone restores oxygen saturation to the body’s tissues. With any form of illness, the oxygen levels drop and if they get depressed 40% below normal cancer is encouraged to grow. Low oxygen signals fatigue, usually becoming chronic. The oxidative (Life Force) power of the body is reduced and metabolism goes down to a less efficient level. Conversely, when the oxygen saturation is returned to normal there is a strong chance of recovery of normal physiological function i.e.: A return to better health.

Ozone therapy is unsurpassed as a method of oxygenation and is a cousin of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Six treatments are required to receive the ozone effect and as metabolism improves vastly resulting benefits are very long lasting.

Prolotherapy & Prolozone therapy

Prolotherapy is a non-invasive, cost-effective solution to many problems associated with the wear and tear of joints and back problems.    Especially effective with knee and shoulder damage and lower back issues.

An injection of dextrose and lidocaine are used to perform prolotherapy.  The injection is given into damaged tissue (ligaments and tendons) which causes it to inflame and then heal.  In the healing process more strength is added to bony connections. Ligaments hold joints firmly, so they move in correct alignment.  Tendons attach muscles to bones. Tearing of ligaments and tendons off bones causes sloppy joint movement and pain.

Prolozone involves injecting ozone into the painful or inflamed areas, similar to prolotherapy.

Once repaired non-surgically with prolotherapy, muscles can then strengthen around the joint.  Once the joint is strong, it remains so unless another accidental injury occurs. Prolotherapy increases circulation and nutrients that help tissue repair itself.  This collagen strengthening technique can be used for all joint injuries, old or new.

Christine Birch

Family Therapist-Counsellor

Sand Tray Therapy Sessions

Sand tray therapy (which is also referred to as sand play therapy) is often used with individuals who have experienced a traumatic event such as abuse. It’s most often used with children, but it can also help teens and adults. Psychotherapists may use sand trays to assess, diagnose, or treat a variety of mental illnesses.  Research shows that sand tray therapy can help increase emotional expression while also reducing psychological distress in many populations.

Counselling and Family Therapy

Why do people seek help from a Counsellor or Family Therapist?

I believe all of humanity seeks some type of help with life and the understanding of the emotions they are going through when we face diversity.  From children through to adults, we face many changes.  These changes can course heart ache and many emotions, dealing with these changes can sometimes be very difficult.  Counselling helps children, adolescents and adults find the answers they need to process the changes.  Helping them move through the changes with new understanding and skills to cope with the emotions they are dealing with.

Family therapy is a more systematic approach to families with the intent that everything is connected.  Family therapy works with the entire family system, to help address fractured relationships, children’s behaviour, adolescent behaivours.  It looks at parenting, patterns within their parenting and splits in the system.  By looking through the wider lens a Family therapist can help the parents strengthen their unity which in turn strengths the entire system, so the family is able to function at a higher level.  

Christine Burch has been working in Auckland/South Auckland with children and adolescence for the past 12 years. She is a qualified Sand Tray Therapist and has also been working for the past 8 years with families using Intensive Structural Family Therapy.

Denise “Dee” Petit

Aromatouch Technique Therapy

Aromatouch® Technique utilises eight essential oils along the energy meridians and reflexology points of the back, feet & hands. It promotes a sense of balance, relaxation, and assist with reducing anxiety and relieves stress. It offers immune support, decreases pain and inflammation and elevates one’s mood.  Aromatouch® Technique takes 60-minutes.

As a Certified Life Coach, meditation teacher and a facilitator of young and mature woman’s empowerment workshops and youth programs throughout Auckland New Zealand, Denise (Dee) integrates over 25 years’ experience as the CEO of several businesses and her extensive marketing and sales management background.

Art Therapist – Private Sessions

Practitioner: Anita Vlasic Manaia

Anita Vlasic Manaia is of Dalmatian, Scottish and Maori descent with ancestry to Corcula in Croatia and the Tainui tribe of Ngati Haua.  She has degrees in Applied Social Work and a Masters in Clinical Arts Therapy. She has studied and published research on therapeutic processes for working with clients using Kaupapa Maori and Arts Therapy.

She was previously an Intensive Case Social Worker in a Teen Parent Unit at Taonga Education Trust in Manurewa, Auckland and has worked with Maori and Pacific Island teenage mothers who live in low socio-economic communities with high and complex needs.

Her passion is working with indigenous people to strengthen identity and build resilience using arts therapy. She is also committed to acknowledging ancestral, spiritual and intuitive knowledge and using this as a resource when working with the impacts of colonisation.