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I am so grateful for the support that was given to me by AIHM administration and the great customer service they offered. The great structure of the courses offered by the AIHM empowered me with all the knowledge and skills and provided further opportunities to explore natural medicine for many more years to come. .
At AIHM I like the supportive, nurturing environment, which was very conducive for holistic learning. This was one of the major reasons why I chose the AIHM over other colleges. Now I have got a solid foundation from which I can branch off in the other areas in the field of natural medicine. The training I gained from AIHM has given me tools that I can use to take control of my health.
I came from Brazil and the reason why I chose AIHM is the because of the personal treatment I got, since the first contact I had with AIHM. I have looked for many courses not only in Australia but in Europe, America, and many parts of the world. The treatment I got from AIHM right from the beginning was the best and I chose AIHM as a result. I have made very good friends at the institute and I am truly very thankful for everything that the institute has given me to realise a greater meaning in my life.
I love the natural surrounding and relaxed atmosphere of the AIHM. All the lecturers were so approachable and engaging, it was like one on one training in the group situation. Lecturers always encouraged us to do research outside the college to have greater in-depth knowledge about the subject. I felt coming to AIHM as a treat for my challenging lifestyle.
Willingness of the lecturers to go out of the way to help the students to understand and improve the skills are one of the best things to me at AIHM. Natural and peaceful environment where the college is located helped me to focus on my studies at AIHM. The passion of the lecturers motivated me to continue my studies.
I can see the college is always trying to do the best for the best of the students. Much has changed in the college from the time I started.
Sarah Thomas; (Herbal Medicine Graduate)
One of the best things for me at the AIHM was the relaxing environment and a staff who understand you as a student.
Jackie Varley; (Herbal Medicine graduates)
Renea Huisman; (Massage therapy graduate)
Hayley Culverhouse; (Massage therapy Graduate)
Lisa Edwards; (massage therapy Graduate)
Rebecca Tanner; (Acupuncture Graduate.)
Imke Konow; (Homeopathy graduate. )
Leigh Anne Hunter; (Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine graduate)
Jannette Lawson; (Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine graduate)
Most of the lecturers I had during my training at the AIHM were fantastic and so knowledgeable on the subject they taught.. Their willingness to share with the students was so touching. I had great camaraderie of students’ body;
Marcus Dickson; (Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine graduate)
Helen Yun Odoj; (Remedial massage graduate)
Linda Haslam; (Western Herbal Medicine graduate)
Jill Hibben;( Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine graduate)
I love the vibrating energy of the students and the passion of most of the teachers at the AIHM. People here at the institute are abided by the philosophy of Natural Medicine;
Diane Nezovic; (Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine graduate)
Kylie Smith; (Remedial Massage graduate)
I like the practical side of the course and sense of humour, patience and knowledge of the lecturers of the institute.
Aude Baudin;( Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine graduate)
Kay Worsley; (Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine graduate)
Kristina Worth; (Homeopathy graduate)
Rebecca Duffield;( Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine graduate)
Carla Duffield; (Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine graduate)
Holly Samson; (Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine graduate)
Kristine Dorado;( Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine graduate)
Jasmine Riley; (Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine graduate)
Kylie Sheller; (Remedial massage Graduate)
Kylie Robshaw; (Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine graduate):
Yoshimi Hashimoto; (Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine graduate)
Laura Collins; (Diploma of Homoeopathy graduate)
Sarah Chuwen; (Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine graduate)
I love the tranquil and beautiful campus location and the practical training given to me by the institute.
I got phenomenal support from the staff of the AIHM during my studies and grateful to the institute for showing me many things that I never knew existed and would really enjoying doing.
I love the ambience of the Institute
All the lectures and supervisors are very passionate about what they teach and they are so inspiring. Everyone is so supportive and approachable.
Past Students testimonial
|Julia Dean”Definitely recommended””I found the staff at the AIHM were very friendly and approachable, they are very open and easy to deal with. It was very different experience for me, particularly coming form a University background. I definitely recommend the Institute to any prospective students”|
|Katie Hickey”An amazing journey. I feel a different person”!”It has been an amazing journey for me, I feel a different person. However I didn’t realise how difficult it would be but it was a great course. I am now a much happier and confident person. I made amazing friends at the Institute; I am healthier and centred today. I can confidently say I have achieved my goals, more than what I expected. My learning experience at the Institute has been wonderful and transformative with sound knowledge.”|
|Catherine Mary Angel”Friendly and helpful staff””I basically enrolled in the course at the AIHM with the intention of helping others but I realise that I would help myself and then through that I can help others. AIHM has given me a great learning experience. It is not an environment where you are hand fed with everything; you have to do a lot of work yourself. I found the staff at the Institute very friendly and helpful. Now I have a great awareness about the body and mind and appreciate the humbleness of humanity. Over a period of time I have developed compassion and empathy towards mankind”|
|Katherine Snjezana Tribbick”Great fulfilling journey””The AIHM has provided me with a very relaxing grounds and a friendly, warm environment for my studies. The lecturers were very accommodating it has been a great and fulfilling journey for me. I am grateful for the opportunity given to me by the Institute.I feel certainly confident with my knowledge and have learnt more about myself, my people skills and have opened my eyes to so many different facets in life.”|
Cem Erdogan Oz
“AIMH One Big Happy Family”
“My daily life revolves around with the nature. The courses offered by the Institute helped me to make this difference. I feel AIHM as one big happy family. It has been always the case and the environment was very relaxed and conducive for the learning of natural therapies”
|Curtis Alexander Simon-Menasse”My life has changed””I had two choices to choose from before I joined the AIHM, one was martial arts and the other was healing and I chose the healing. The course offered by the AIHM greatly changed my life. I am grateful to you for giving this opportunity; it has taught me not only subject matter but a different perspective to life. It was a very big journey. It was very challenging but I feel I have definitely changed on every level”|
|Deni-Sue Huxtable”Beautiful and tranquil bush setting.””The study I did at the AIHM has definitely changed my life. I know that I am surrounded by like-minded people who are health conscious. This is the best thing I have ever done, other than having my little girl. Personal touch, openness, bonds, growing together, support, beautiful and tranquil bush setting, the clinic and the supervisors are the best I have seen. I had a call before I commenced the course to live a more wholesome life and then help others to live that life and I am happy to say I feel I have achieved that and I know there is much more to achieve.”|
|Janine Rova”A peaceful and passionate place””My purpose for doing a Natural Medicine course at the AIHM was not for a new career but to improve my health and help my family. I am glad to say that I have achieved my goal. I am now sharing my knowledge that I have gained form the Institute. I see AIHM is a peaceful and passionate place to learn. Even though it was a challenge for me, learning at the AIHM became easy because of the friendliness of the staff and the beautiful environment it creates.”|
|Edwina Maslen”The Courses at AIHM has given me direction in my life.””I am happy with my decision to learn natural therapies at the AIHM. I must say it is not the outcome I expected. At the AIHM not only did have the learning outcomes but it has been a huge journey of growth for me personally. The courses at the AIHM have given me satisfaction, direction in my life and the knowledge and confidence. I came to the AIHM after studying at another Natural Therapy college and I felt that, despite the continuous growth that has taken place at the Institute, the intimate relationship it offers for the students’ remains as a big family.”|
|Ferial Majrouh”Supportive, kind and inspiring staff””After completing two years of Uni studies, I decided to have a break from studying to become a mother. 17 years later I made a promise with myself to resume my studies and achieve my goals. In 2003 I enrolled at AIHM and commenced my Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy. A year later I discovered my passion for acupuncture, and decided to also complete the acupuncture course. Although the journey seemed challenging and long, the benefits were highly rewarding. Without the support of the staff at the college, I wouldn’t have achieved my goals. They were kind, supportive and inspiring”|
|Nicky Bridge”AIHM is a large family. The staff are awesome.””I thought of AIHM as a large family. Its setting is beautiful. The college incorporated everything that we learn. The staffs are awesome.”|
|Kerry Deakin”A pleasurable study experience!””I love the ambience of the Institute. I like that the staff are approachable and amenable to my needs. I really like the fellowship of other who share similar philosophies that made my study experience a pleasurable one”|
|Andrea Godson”A rewarding experience!””It has been a really challenging and hard working experience, but it is a very rewarding experience and I very glad that I did it. “|
|Nola Criddle”AIHM courses are academic with out being stuffy””I did the homoeopathy course at the Institute for personal growth and self empowerment so that I can help others. I am extremely happy with the accomplishment of my goal. The experience at the institute was wonderful with great teachers who are very helpful. Because I was so happy with the Institute I encouraged my daughter to enrol in a course too. I like the atmosphere; it is academic without being stuffy. The opportunities were given to provide feedback all the time.”|
|Dagmar Taylor”AIHM a great friendly, happy and inviting environment””The studies I did at AIHM have given me lots of confidence, knowledge and skills to follow my dream in helping people and myself and my family to live a happy and healthy life. Lecturers, staff and fellow students were very supportive and passionate of what they do. It is a great happy, friendly stimulating environment. It is definitely a self realisation experience.”|
“Friendly and supportive environment”
“The course I have done at the AIHM has given me enough knowledge and practical experience to practice in my chosen career as a natural therapist. I have made very good friends during my training and it was a great personal growth. I remember the college as a friendly and supportive environment.
|Kelli SummerfieldThank you, AIHM – you have opened doors for me I never knew existed!
What a journey it has been! To me the course has been a solid foundation to further study, and although I do not yet plan to set up my own clinic and work as a naturopath, I would not have missed these four years for anything! I have learned so much, from the brilliant and passionate lecturers, my fellow students and the public, plus from my own family and friends who’s attitude towards me has been subtly changing to afford me greater respect as someone in the natural health field.
I started nice and fresh and eager in 2003 in the mid year intake, all set to study for three years and gain my Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy. And so the journey began!
The further I studied, the more I wanted to study. I liken it to first being in a large room with one or two doors. The more I studied, the more doors appeared in that room, until now, at the end of my study and just before graduation, I can say that there are now so many doors in that room I don’t quite know which one to go through first!
To me this course has given me a thorough grounding in natural health and healing with possibilities for further study and refining of knowledge. But which direction to turn to! There are so many fields out there, from the wider base of naturopathy to the more Specialised avenues.
Standing as I am at the edge of the big wide world, I can very confidently say that even if I never use the skills I have gained as a naturopath to help other people in a professional capacity, I am so glad to have done it for my own personal knowledge. It has been not only a journey of pen, paper and knowledge, but also that of a personal discovery and lifestyle change.
In studying naturopathy I have become aware of my own lifestyle and diet, and looking back over the four years I have been here (yes, it took me an extra year), where I am now and where I have come from seem miles apart.
And I think if you are truly passionate about what naturopathy means and what it represents, then you cannot study it and work within its fields without practicing what you preach. And for that I am truly grateful! I have met some wonderful people and learned from fantastic practitioners, learned to look at things from different angles, to look beyond common public knowledge…. and along the way I have picked up an earnest urge not only to better myself and my health, but to help other people and to share the knowledge of natural health to the best of my ability!
So thank you, AIHM – you have opened doors for me I never knew existed!
” Embarking on a new career in Natural Medicine for me at 45 yrs of age proved to be the most rewarding challenge of my life to date—I have not only been part of a growing college community at the Institute but also had the satisfaction of completing the Diploma of Natural Medicine in 3 years which has enabled me to start a new career based on sound fact and knowledge as well as doing something I thoroughly love and believe in—what a wonderful way to commence the next chapter of my life!”
“Well, the last three years have been a very exciting time for me personally and also for the Institute. I feel very privilege to have been a part of our College during last three years to watch it grow in student numbers as well as in facilities. The only thing that has been constant is the excellent education and lecturers.”
Daniel Talbot, Deg Soc Sc, Ad. Dip. Bus. Man.
“The learning environment at AIHM, the student clinic and associations with other colleges and universities, have contributed significantly towards my education in natural therapies. I look forward to my continuing studies at AIHM and feel secure in the knowledge that I am receiving quality of education in this rapidly growing profession.”
Andrew Cathles, Thornlie Naturopathic Centre
“My decision to study at Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine was only made after careful consideration of every option available within Australia. Correspondence courses were quickly discounted, as regular classroom interaction is essential in this field of study. The Institute’s weekend course enabled me to undertake my studies on a full time load basis, whilst maintaining a part time job. I am pleased with the education provided, and the lecturers were always very helpful and supportive. Studying the Diploma of Natural Medicine, Diploma of Herbal Medicine and Graduate Diploma of Clinical Acupuncture, has given me a sound base from which to practice Natural Medicine. Since graduating in 1999, I have also completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine). This would not have been possible without the great foundation that the Institute gave me over my 3½ years of study.”
“I chose this Institute as I had heard of its holistic approach to it’s staff, students and curriculum and I have certainly found this to be the case. I believe that Natural Therapies encompass a healthy way if life and the AIHM reinforces this belief.”
“Studying at the Institute was more than an education. In my time at the college I have been exposed to much more than I first knew was available in health care. The elective units of study, the on-site clinic and the attitude of lecturers and staff has made studying at the Institute a pleasure that has put me on solid ground for my future career.”
“The education that I have received from Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine has provided me with an excellent grounding and knowledge of natural medicine. In addition, I have obtained the confidence and appropriate ability to practice what I have learnt. The structure of the education and the learning environment combined with supportive lecturers, college staff and fellow students has ensured my experience at the Institute to be highly enjoyable and rewarding”
Daniel Talbot, Deg Soc Sc, Ad. Dip. Bus. Man.
“When I commenced my Diploma of Natural Medicine I had certain goals and ambitions. Since that time my personal circumstances have changed and I now study natural medicine for the enjoyment, rather than an alternative means of vocation. Recently I have commenced using what I have learned at AIHM to treat my colleagues, in the Western Australia Police Service, for stress related conditions and indeed any other ailments they present with. My Certificate in Clinical Acupuncture has provided me with the qualification and confidence to assist my work colleagues during times of stress. Having gained my Diploma of Homoeopathy, I am pleased by the completion of another “milestone” towards my Bachelor of Naturopathy. It is these milestones that add up to a well grounded, useful and most importantly, enjoyable, educational experience.”
“My time at Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine (AIHM) has been life changing. Not only did I learn the skills to springboard myself into a career of natural medicine, I befriended some of the most inspiring individuals one could hope to meet. The teachers were very approachable and had vast amounts of knowledge to impart on the enthusiastic mind. My fellow students came from all corners of society, all working positively towards learning the holistic principles needed to enrich one’s life. The administration staff was excellent, always bending over backwards to provide the services required to become a successful naturopath. Enrolling at AIHM has been one of the best decisions I have made. I remember one lecturer say, “Knowledge is power,” and I feel empowered by coming to the college. I look forward to continuing my association with AIHM and thoroughly recommend the college for anyone who is interested in field of natural medicine.”
“Through my studies I have learnt many, many things that have helped me to better my life and health. It is through the understanding of how we function as humans and what factors influence this functioning, that we can begin to understand how illness manifests. The lecturers and the staff at AIHM are very supportive and will always try to assist where they can. Most of the lecturers are not only lecturers but professionals and experienced in their field. They have had their own life experiences and this enables them to be understanding and non-judgmental when dealing with student needs. My time at AIHM has certainly changed my life and the knowledge I have gained will help me to help others who are interested in a healthier, happier life.”
“I have just graduated as a Naturopath and I am excited at the prospect of practicing and putting into use the information I have accumulated over the last 3 years. When I started to study I knew so little about health and Natural Therapies. I know there is still so much more to learn, but at least I feel confident with starting my new career. I am really happy I chose Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine to study. Throughout my studies I felt welcome, supported, encouraged and inspired by the lecturers, the clinic supervisors and the administration staff. I have also made lasting friendships that are very special to me. Lastly, with it’s native trees and large lawn, the campus is a beautiful place to study. I deeply recommend it.”
Sharon De Pledge
“I think my decision to study Natural Medicine was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. It has benefited my family, my friends, all the people around me and me. I completed my Diploma in Herbal Medicine and have established my practice and already I am receiving referrals from medical specialists so that we can work together in the best interest for the best results for our clients.”
“I graduated with a Diploma in Natural Medicine and a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Acupuncture. I found my time at the Institute not only a time of professional development and learning but also of personal development and learning and a forging of great friendships and the forging of a whole new way of life for me.”
Frank Morellini – AIHM Graduate 2000
“Prior to coming to AIHM I studied at University and I found the quality of lecturers and the course content is on a par with Uni. One of the main differences being the interaction between lecturers and students – due to the relatively small class numbers at AIHM. There is more of a personal feel, almost like a one-on-one tuition. I am grateful to the AIHM for creating a higher awareness and improving the credibility of Naturopathy within the wider community and making Natural Medicine a more accepted form of treatment”
“I first decided to study Natural Medicine after emergency brain surgery to correct a burst aneurism in my brain. I enrolled in the Bridging Course at the Institute and haven’t looked back since. On starting studying here (at the Institute) I was actively encouraged to attend the student clinic and with the help of students and practitioners I have lost 23 kilos and although I have been a chronic asthmatic all my life, I haven’t had any symptoms for quite some time. Best of all, I haven’t had a headache for 6 months.”
Tony Morrell – Natural Therapy Clinic – Victoria Park, WA
“I don’t think there would be a day that you don’t access the thinking that you learn during your training at the Institute of Holistic Medicine. So I would certainly commend Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine to anyone who is interested in a career in Natural Medicine.”
Diana Oliver – Fremantle Natural Therapy Clinic
“I decided to pursue a career in Natural Medicine and did this at Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine. After finishing the courses in Natural Medicine and Acupuncture I opened up a practice in Fremantle which has gone very well.”
Madelaine Bishop – AIHM Graduate 1995 currently an AIHM Clinic Supervisor and Lecturer
“I am proud to be a Graduate of the AIHM. My training has enabled me to successfully take up a career in Naturopathy. My time as a student at the Institute was both challenging and rewarding, in an environment conducive to excellent achievement. Along the way I have made some good friends who are also professional colleagues. AIHM is a great place to study, offering a wide range of career opportunities to students”
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