Autoimmune Disease SMALLVictorian Branch Meeting &

Workshop Day


Workshop Day Timetable

  • 8.30am - 8.55am Registration and Networking
  • 9.00am – 10.00am Branch Meeting
  • 10.00am – 11.00am Speaker 1 - Janine Brundle "Autoimmune Disease from a different perspective"
  • 11.00am – 12.00pm Speaker 2 - Jennifer Cook "Reflexology & Autoimmune Conditions"
  • 12.00pm - 1.00pm Lunch and Networking (registration includes lunch)
  • 1.00pm – 2.30pm Speaker 3 - Lyn Fava "Hand Reflexology & Autoimmune" Practical Session
  • 2.30pm – 3.00pm Speaker 4 - Catriona Weinmann "Living with an Autoimmune Condition"
  • 3.00pm – 4.00pm Speaker 5 - Karyl McGlinn "Facial Reflexology" Practical Session
  • 4.00pm - 4.30pm Closing



Sunday 3rd December - Study & Meeting Day

Albert Park Yacht Club, 5 Aquatic Drive, South Melbourne 3206

CPT Activity 1=2.5, Activity 3=1, Activity 15=3 (Total: 6.5 Full Day)


This workshop day is all about Auto Immune Diseases

Autoimmune conditions affect the body in a multitude of ways therefore we will examine Autoimmune diseases from 5 different perspectives.

  • What they are?
  • What causes them?
  • How Reflexology can help!
  • Practical elements with face and hand reflexology points specifically geared towards autoimmune diseases

We have a variety of presenters with a wealth of knowledge between them, plus real-life experiences as some of the presenters live with autoimmune conditions. As autoimmune diseases become more prevalent in society it’s the perfect opportunity to learn practical, focused techniques so we will then be able to provide a greater level of support and comfort to our clients and educate ourselves about what autoimmune diseases actually are. 

It will be the last ‘meet’ of the year so will be full of seasonal fun, our annual raffle and a great opportunity to network and be supported by other Reflexologists. Join us on Sunday 3rd Dec to hear what these practitioners have to say and show us about Autoimmune Diseases.

Please bring a gift for the Raffle.

As this is a catered event, attendance by registration is required.


For further enquiries please contact - 

Zoe Baranowski on 0402 103 811 or; or 
Karyl McGlinn on 0417 536 030 or

Presenters and their topics:


Janine Brundle - Autoimmune Disease from a different perspective

As a Homeopath, Naturopath and Nutritionist Janine’s focus is on causations, toxic overloads, diet and lifestyle. Her focus will be less from the scientific base but more from the perspective of how everyday life, toxins and our perception of life can be a major contributor to disease. Janine will share with us that there are gentle and safe processes which provide a positive outcome to that of a lifetime prognosis.

Bio: Janine is the CEO and Founder of the Toxic Metals Detox Clinic, Melbourne. She is a fully registered, experienced and highly qualified Homeopath, Naturopath and Nutritionist specialising in identifying and the gentle removal of heavy toxic metals in the body for both children and adults. Her areas of expertise are: • Auto-immune diseases such as Thyroid, Hashimoto’s Disease & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome • Allergies • Chronic illnesses and persistently unwell conditions. • Brain fog, Exhaustion, sleep concerns, anxiety and depression • Autistic and compromised children


Jennifer Cook - Reflexology and Autoimmune Conditions

Jennifer will explain about her rare autoimmune disease and how reflexology assists in both the short and long-term management of the condition. Jennifer will speak on the current scientific thoughts on the rise of autoimmune and the complex care management of these conditions including wholistic health plans and reflexology.

Bio: Jennifer is the founder and Director of the Western Health Collective. A reflexologist specialising in Autoimmune conditions, Jennifer ran her own private clinic for 4.5 years before creating a health clinic which focuses on Chronic Conditions. The clinic is a lifelong dream to build a one stop shop for those with chronic conditions to come in and find professionals in various complementary therapies who understand and have experience in helping those with chronic diseases, illness and conditions.


Lyn Fava - Hand Reflexology for Autoimmune Conditions

Lyn will show us practical Hand Reflexology points that we can use on our clients as well as points that they can use on themselves at home. No extra equipment is required, we can work on each other!

Bio: Lyn has been practicing reflexology since graduating from the ASRR in 1997. Since then, Lyn has provided Reflexology care to clients in her own clinic, in other multi-modality clinics practices, nursing homes, schools, gymnasiums and to leaders and staff in a broad range of corporations. Lyn has been teaching Reflexology at the Australian School of Reflexology and Relaxation and Victoria University since 2000 and in 2007 accepted the position of Principal of the ASRR (now part of the Perfect Harmony Group).


Catriona Weinmann – Living with an Autoimmune Condition

Catriona shares her experience of the practicalities of living with an Autoimmune condition so we can further understand our clients.

Bio: Catriona is a relatively new graduate of Reflexology who lives and works with an Autoimmune Condition. She resides and practices in Geelong and is a busy mother of 2 beautiful children.


Karyl McGlinn - Facial Reflexology focusing on Autoimmune Conditions

Using methods from the teaching of the Marie France Muller Facial Reflexology, Karyl will show us simple yet powerful, practical Facial Reflexology points that we can use on our clients. No extra equipment is required, we can work on each other!

Bio: Karyl graduated in 2006 from the ASRR and is passionate about reflexology and the RAoA.  Karyl has served in a number of Branch Committee roles since 2007 and most recently Victorian Branch Chairperson since 2016. Karyl has a practice in Ballarat and Sandringham plus she runs a bookkeeping practice. Karyl brings energy work into all her reflexology sessions and loves the power and simplicity of Marie France Muller’s facial reflexology work, which can be worked on both yourself and clients.




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