Diluted Thinking

in Australian healthcare

CNTF: Events

Health & Healing Expo
Date: 21 Feb 2016Event: Fundraiser.Funds raised:

Singing Bowls Healing Session
Date: 24 Nov 2015Event: Workshop. Presenter: not stated Cost: $10-$15

Immunization Options: Vaccination or Homeopathy?
Date: 17 Nov 2015Event: Seminar. Presenter: Isaac GoldenCost: $12-$15

Reiki II Certificate Course
Date: 18 Oct 2015Event: Course. Presenter: Louise HumphreysCost: $125-$180

Gala Charity Ball
Date: 17 Oct 2015Event: Fundraiser.Funds raised: unknown

Re Create Your Life with Positive Thinking
Date: 28 Sep 2015Event: Course. Presenter: Sandra MaquedaCost: $80-$120
From advert: 4-week course

Reiki I Certificate Course
Date: 19 Apr 2015Event: Course. Presenter: Louise HumphreysCost: $115-$150

Heal Thyself with Sacred Number Sequencing
Date: 12 Apr 2015Event: Course. Presenter: Nevena Jelovac-PavelicCost: $99-$150

Bosom Buddy Ball
Date: 14 Aug 2015Event: Fundraiser.Funds raised: $17,000

Learn to Meditate
Date: 24 May 2015Event: Workshop. Presenter: not stated Cost: $45-$55
From advert: 3 hour workshop

Daylesford Coach Tour
Date: 29 Mar 2015Event: Fundraiser.Funds raised:

Sunbury Night of Nights
Date: 10 Oct 2014Event: Fundraiser.Funds raised: $21,000

Reiki 1 Certificate Course
Date: 17 Aug 2014Event: Course. Presenter: Louise HumphreysCost: $125-$150

Singing Bowls Healing Session
Date: 01 Jul 2014Event: Workshop. Presenter: not stated Cost: $10-$15
From advert: With the distinctive tones of each individual bowls, harmonics are created to restore balance and a sense of well-being. Imagine being surrounded by beautiful sounds of 'healing vibrations', to which your body resonates and recalls as 'Bliss'.

Reiki II Certificate Course
Date: May/June 2014Event: Course. Presenter: Louise HumphreysCost: $125-$145

Overcoming Stress in Positive Ways
Date: 12 May 2014Event: Course. Presenter: Sandra MaquedaCost: $120-$150
From advert: 6 week course.

Mornington Peninsula Bus Tour
Date: 05 Apr 2014Event: Fundraiser.Funds raised: $1,500

Positive Stress Management
Date: April 2014Event: Course. Presenter: Sandra MaquedaCost: $85-$120
From advert: 4 week course. Learn about changes that can help improve relationships, lifestyle and health.

Reiki I Certificate Course
Date: 09 Feb 2014Event: Course. Presenter: Louise HumphreysCost: $85-$120

Make Your Own Organites
Date: 7 & 10 Nov 2013Event: Workshop. Presenter: Jason McAuleyCost: $40-$45
From advert: Effective in reducing bio-effects of toxic pollution and electromagnetic.

Sunbury Night of Nights
Date: 18 Oct 2013Event: Fundraiser.Funds raised: $32,000

Placebo - Cracking the Code
Date: 29 Sep 2013Event: Film and group discussion.Cost: $10-$12
From advert: Acclaimed documentary about the science of the placebo effect. Examines the power of belief in alleviating pain, curing disease, and healing of injuries.

Treating Prostate and Breast Cancer Using Complimentary Therapies
Date: 30 Jul 2013Event: Seminar. Presenter: Noel CampbellCost: $12-$25
From advert: Professor Noel Campbell will discuss in this seminar a clinical approach to treating cancer using some of the current methodologies and technologies used in his practice. To addressing biological causes to cancer.

I Am
Date: 27 Jun 2013Event: Film and group discussion.Cost: $10-$25
From advert: An Award winning movie that explores the unity consciousness of One and the power of Inter connective ness.

Assertive Communication and Self Esteem
Date: 02 May 2013Event: Course. Presenter: Sandra MaquedaCost: not stated
From advert: 4 week course.

Reiki I Certificate Course
Date: May 2013Event: Course. Presenter: Clive ReesCost: not stated

The Oiling of America
Date: 18 Apr 2013Event: Film and group discussion.Cost: $8
From advert: Based on the 'Oiling of America' by Mary G. Enig Ph.D nutritionist and trans fat researcher. Exposes the myths behind cholesterol and its associated manipulation found in the industry's propaganda and the dangers of cholesterol-lowering drugs.

Singing Bowls Healing Session
Date: 23 Apr 2013Event: Workshop. Presenter: not stated Cost: not stated
From advert: Harmonics are created to restore balance and a sense of well-being. Imagine being surrounded by beautiful sounds of 'healing vibrations' to which your body resonates and recalls as 'Bliss'.

Yarra Valley Wine Tour
Date: 17 Mar 2013Event: Fundraiser.Funds raised: $859

Transforming Your Life with EFT and 'Access Consciousness'
Date: 24 Feb 2013Event: Course. Presenter: Jane Vendeveld & Gina CharosCost: $120-$150
From advert: 6 week course. Proceeds to CNTF. Are there areas in your life requiring help? Relationships. Health. Personal Development. Money. Past Trauma. Work. Are you ready to step into the infinite possibilities and, release whatever is limiting you?

Making a Killing
Date: 07 Feb 2013Event: Film and group discussion.Cost: $8
From advert: This documentary exposes the underlying political history, having given rise to a pharmaceutical industry in America worth $18 billion annually, where aspects of human emotions are compartmentalized into mental disease to justify medical treatment, that creates not only dependency, but is also ineffective!
After a brief preview of this documentary, join us for a discussion over a cuppa, and learn more about natural alternatives and holistic approach to overcoming behavioural and mental disorders. Discussion facilitated by Eddy Semkowski.

Sunbury Night of Nights
Date: 2012Event: Fundraiser.Funds raised: $36,000

Harmful Frequencies, Life Force Energy and Health
Date: 25 Sep 2012Event: Seminar. Presenter: Sandra MaquedaCost: $8-$10
From advert: Is your modern day technology contributing to your health problems? Lack of energy and fatigue; aggravation of health problems; irritability, hyperactivity, low immunity, emotional instability, sleep disorders, degeneration of health. This seminar discusses the effects of Electro Magnetic Radiation (EMR), what signs to look for, and how to best minimize harmful effects on the body.

Accessing Your Inner Resources for Healing & Well-Being
Date: 31 Jul 2012Event: Seminar. Presenter: Margo FieldsCost: $10-$15

Six Sounds of Qi Gong
Date: 14 Jul 2012Event: Workshop. Presenter: Stefano ZaninCost: not stated

Visions of Earth Beyond 2012
Date: 08 Jan 2012Event: Seminar. Presenter: Ruth MaganCost: $10-$15
From advert: What is Ascension? What will Earth be like beyond 2-12?

Sunbury Night of Nights
Date: 2011Event: Fundraiser.Funds raised: $37,000

Reiki II Certificate Course
Date: 20 Nov 2011Event: Course. Presenter: Gary McKenzieCost: $85-$120

Reiki I Certificate Course
Date: 13 Nov 2011Event: Course. Presenter: Gary McKenzieCost: $65-$85

Kinesiology for Kids - Reducing Stress in Children
Date: 27 Sep 2011Event: Seminar. Presenter: Sonia ScomazzonCost: $10-$15
From advert: Presenting problems such as sleep disorder, poor concentration, anti social behaviour, anxiety, learning difficulty, unco-ordination, bedwetting, hyperactivity, dyslexia, eating disorders and so on... Kinesiolgy is non intrusive and gentle approach to unravelling the core issues surrounding such problems through means of correcting the neural circuit (nervous system) and restoring balance in the body. In this seminar, Sonia Scomazzon brings you her experience as a qualified kinesiologist and holistic therapist trained in Chinese techniques, nutritional support and energetic science.

Introducing EFT
Date: 26 Apr 2011Event: Seminar. Presenter: Jane VandeveldCost: $10-$15
From advert: This seminar will introduce you to the thought empowering technique, EFT used to identify and release self limiting thoughts, and reprogram new beliefs that are self-enhancing and empowering. Using the Law of Attraction, this technique helps draw into our life experiences outcomes that reflect our true inner desires. Jane is a qualified Social Worker and Psychological Astrologer trained by Liz Green. In 2001 Jane discovered EFT after a serious back problem left her unable to walk. EFT was such a remarkable tool in her recovery that she became an advanced EFT practitioner and to this day remains a strong advocate of this modality of healing.

Recreate Your Life with Positive Thinking
Date: 17 Mar 2011Event: Course. Presenter: Sandra MaquedaCost: not stated
From advert: Based on "The Secret". 4 week course. The course will cover the following areas: The nature of the Mind, 'Positive Thinking' and how it works; The Law of Attraction; Levels of consciousness; Creating positive outcomes & manifestation; Power of 'Word' and visualisation.

Yarra Valley Wine Tour
Date: March 2011Event: Fundraiser.Funds raised: $1,500

Reiki I Certificate Course
Date: 14 Feb 2011Event: Course. Presenter: not stated Cost: $65-$85
From advert: We all have the ability to give healing energy to another; it is innate to our human nature. Through attunement, 'conscious awareness' and practice, we all can learn the healing art of Reiki to help family, friends and ourselves bring physical, emotional and mental well-being.

Singing Bowls Healing Session
Date: 2011Event: Workshop. Presenter: Johnnie Wind DancerCost: not stated
From advert: Inviting people to experience 'vibrational sound healing'. It is believed that everything was created out of 'sound and vibration', and therefore, all physical manisfestation is nothing more but 'vibrating matter' - now clearly demonstrated in quantum physics. Using a range of different bowls, specific tones would be activated in the body, assisting in the 're balancing' of body's energy centres and alignment of the chakras. This would have the effect of raising the vibration of the person to allow connection with the deeper soul consciousness.

Safer Breast Imaging Choices - The Next Generation
Date: 2011Event: Seminar. Presenter: Julia MilesCost: not stated
From advert: Julia is a certified clinical thermographer and EPI technician highly qualified in breast imaging.

Working with Crystals
Date: 2011Event: Workshop. Presenter: Melissa BellCost: not stated
From advert: Focus on the healing properties of various crystals and activating their respective energies.

Sunbury Night of Nights
Date: 2010Event: Fundraiser.Funds raised: $40,000

Spring Vegetarian Cooking
Date: 30 Oct 2010Event: Workshop. Presenter: Anthony SantamariaCost: $55-$65

Mask of Deception
Date: 30 Oct 2010Event: Film and group discussion.Cost: $8-$10
From advert: A compelling documentary that exposes the chemical and food industry's practices that are placing our health at risk. This film addresses: Gluten sensitivity; The rise of diabetes, aasthma and cancer; Myths about soya; Artificial sweeteners; Additives and other dangerous chemicals; Margarine and other harmful fats; Mercury and dental amalgams; Root canal; Your human rights.

Introduction to Bowen Therapy
Date: 28 Sep 2010Event: Seminar. Presenter: Christine SchangCost: $8-$10
From advert: Bowen is a safe versatile therapy, suitable for all ages and a wide range of issues such as pain in the neck and back, muscles and joints, stress, frozen shoulder, headaches, asthma, tennis elbow, digestive issues IBS, fertility and Pre and Post operations. Bowen aims to remove pain by restoring structural integrity and vitality of the body and stimulates the nervous, lymphatic, venous, arterial blood flow and connective tissue systems.

Aura Soma - You are the colours that you choose
Date: 31 Aug 2010Event: Seminar. Presenter: Sarah GardnerCost: $8-$12
From advert: Healing vibrations of colour and the 'conscious awareness of the Soul'. Through your choice of colours, (i.e. Equilibrium), aspects of your Self are revealed to you that hold information about your personal growth and healing requirements. Sarah's background training includes combination of many disciplines, such as Reiki, Crystal healing, Massage, Numerology and Theta healing therapy. Take the opportunity to learn more about our 'inner knowing' and capacity to heal from within.

Food Inc.
Date: 27 Jul 2010Event: Film and group discussion.Cost: not stated

Vegetarian Indian Cooking
Date: July 2010Event: Workshop. Presenter: Anthony SanatamariaCost: not stated

Recreate Your Life with Positive Thinking
Date: 08 Apr 2010Event: Course. Presenter: Sandra MaquedaCost: $80
From advert: Based on "The Secret". 4 week course. The course will cover the following areas: The nature of the Mind, 'Positive Thinking' and how it works; The Law of Attraction; Levels of consciousness; Creating positive outcomes & manifestation; Power of 'Word' and visualisation.

Immunization Options - Vaccination or Homeopathy?
Date: 23 Mar 2010Event: Seminar. Presenter: Isaac GoldenCost: not stated
From advert: In this seminar you will explore immunisation options, and compare vaccination and homeopathic immunisation. The aim will be to provide you with facts on which to make an informed decision, and show you that you do have choices in what can be a difficult decision.

Spiritual Awareness and Healing
Date: 2010Event: Workshop. Presenter: StavroulaCost: not stated

Singing Bowls Healing Night
Date: 2010Event: Workshop. Presenter: not stated Cost: not stated

Vegetarian Indian Cooking
Date: 25 & 27 Feb 2010Event: Workshop. Presenter: Anthony SantamariaCost: $45-$65

Reiki
Date: Jan 2010Event: Film and group discussion.Cost: not stated

Sunbury Night of Nights
Date: 2009Event: Fundraiser.Funds raised: $30,000

Reiki I workshop
Date: Nov 2009Event: Course. Presenter: Gary McKenzieCost: not stated

Everything Bad is Good
Date: 27 Oct 2009Event: Film and group discussion.Cost: not stated
From advert: Len Richmond interviews survivors of cancer, AIDS, and other life-threatening illnesses, who, after being given a death sentence by conventional doctors, went on to heal themselves solely with natural means (herbs, diet, etc). Len also speaks to renegade medical doctors, Ayurvedic healers, and Chinese herbalists who firmly believe that there is another, better way. This film may save your life.

The Hypnotist
Date: 25 Sep 2009Event: Seminar. Presenter: Kevin GriseCost: $8-$10
From advert: In this health seminar, Kevin Grise, will introduce you to the science and art of hypnotherapy, and its role in clearing underlying emotional and psychological impediments to healing ailments and illnesses.

Holistic Healing for Cancer Treatment
Date: 28 Jul 2009Event: Seminar. Presenter: Sandra MaquedaCost: $5-$8
From advert: Through my experience with helping my child through cancer, I was able to realize the importance of "healing" as opposed to trying to "cure" my child. In part, my child's cancer was my own cancer, screaming for attention. Once I was able to acknowledge this, it was no longer necessary for my child to hold on to the cancer - since its purpose had been expended and now I was ready to take over from here.
In this seminar, Sandra shares the inspiring story of her 4 year old son's remarkable recovery from cancer. Now 20 years of age, her son Daniel is a living testimony to natural therapies and holistic healing.

Vitamins: Nutritional Health & Spirituality
Date: 09 May 2009Event: Seminar. Presenter: Michael Saba (Director of Swisse vitamins)Cost: $8-$10

Stressed Food - Animal Welfare
Date: 28 Apr 2009Event: Seminar. Presenter: Marcus KarlenCost: $8-$10

The Living Matrix - The Science of Healing
Date: 30 Mar 2009Event: Film and group discussion.Cost: not stated
From advert: Laden with examples of healing that defy the present day paradigms' of the Newtonian allopathic modality. Leading researchers and health practitioners share their discoveries on the "miracle cures" traditional medicine can't explain. This is an absolutely must see DVD that will rock the foundations of what we understand about our world and its workings.

Live Blood Analysis - What it can do for you
Date: 24 Feb 2009Event: Seminar. Presenter: Anita DiStasioCost: not stated
From advert: In this seminar, Anita will introduce you to how Live Blood Analysis works and is applied to help produce results indicative of your state of health. Live Blood Analysis can help us compare what a healthy and unhealthy blood cell looks like. Along with being a Naturopath, Anita lectures in Health Sciences and Nutrition at Holmesglen TAFE, and a Diabetes Nurse Educator.

Coming Health Seminar
Date: 2009Event: Seminar. Presenter: not stated Cost: not stated
From advert: Discover how the appearance of certain fruits and vegetables resemble particular organs and aspects of our physical nature.

Meridian Massage
Date: 08 Nov 2008Event: Seminar. Presenter: William CheungCost: not stated
From advert: Martial arts instructor to Bruce Lee.

Nutritional Approach to Treatment & Prevention of Cancer
Date: 25 Oct 2008Event: Seminar. Presenter: Prof Avni SaliCost: $15
From advert: His research provides a strong case for reviewing current medical practices and approaches to disease. His clinical expertise lies in the cause of disease and cancer, along with the benefits of complementary medicine.

Sunbury Night of Nights
Date: 10 Oct 2008Event: Fundraiser.Funds raised: $31,000

Nutritional Health for Children
Date: 25 Sep 2008Event: Seminar. Presenter: Sandra MaquedaCost: not stated

Bowen Therapy - Pain, Injuries and Stress
Date: 26 Jul 2008Event: Seminar. Presenter: Elizabeth CameronCost: not stated

Reiki I workshop
Date: 19 Jul 2008Event: Course. Presenter: Rosemary CameronCost: $75-$95
From advert: Everyone has the ability to give healing energy to another for it is innate to our human nature. Through attunement and 'conscious awareness and practice', you too can learn the healing art of Reiki and help family, friends and yourself bring physical, emotional and mental well-being.

Recreate your Life with Positive Thinking
Date: 10 Jul 2008Event: Course. Presenter: Sandra MaquedaCost: $80
From advert: Based on 'The Secret'. 4 week course.

Twin Hearts Meditation Course
Date: 10 Apr 2008Event: Course. Presenter: Merima JacksonCost: $65
From advert: An 8 week introductory course to meditation, designed to teach you to balance the chakras and achive physical, emotional and mental harmony.

Reiki I workshop
Date: 08 Mar 2008Event: Course. Presenter: Rosemary CameronCost: $75-$95
From advert: Everyone has the ability to give healing energy to another for it is innate to our human nature. Through attunement and 'conscious awareness and practice', you too can learn the healing art of Reiki and help family, friends and yourself bring physical, emotional and mental well-being.

My Recovery from Parkinson's Disease
Date: 23 Feb 2008Event: Seminar. Presenter: John ColemanCost: not stated
From advert: In this seminar, John Coleman brings together his personal and professional experience to provide an understanding of the underlying factors surrounding Parkinson Disease. With the aid of Homeopathy, Aqua Hydration Formulas, Bowen Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Flower Essences, Counselling, Meditation and Spiritual Development, John was completely symptom-free by April 1998. John is now a qualified naturopath and Bowen therapist and has in recent years travelled extensively both overseas and in Australia training health practitioners in the subtleties of treating neurodegenerative and autoimmune disorders.

Assertive Communication and Self-Esteem
Date: April 2008Event: Course. Presenter: Sandra MaquedaCost: $150-$180
From advert: to open your communication chakra located at the centre of your throat. 4 week course.

Women's Health - Hormonal imbalances, Menstrual pain & Infertility
Date: 2008Event: Seminar. Presenter: Ke LiCost: not stated

Aromatherapy for Children, Mental Health and Relaxation
Date: 17 Nov 2007Event: Seminar. Presenter: Angela ElliottCost: $8
From advert: When aromatic vapours are inhaled they can influence areas of the brain inaccessible to conscious control. Angela will discuss the psychotherapeutic effect of essential oils on conditions such as stress, anxiety and depression and the links with our immune system.

Holistic Stress Management Course
Date: 18 Oct 2007Event: Course. Presenter: Sandra MaquedaCost: $150-$180
From advert: 6 week course.

Twin Hearts Meditation Course
Date: 19 Jul 2007Event: Course. Presenter: Merima JacksonCost: $40
From advert: An 8 week introductory course to meditation, designed to teach you to balance the chakras and achive physical, emotional and mental harmony.

Recreate Your Life with Positive Thinking
Date: 19 Jul 2007Event: Course. Presenter: Sandra MaquedaCost: $80
From advert: Based on the principles of "The Secret". 4 week course. Consciousness, Energy and Quantum Mechanics; Law of Manifestation; Understanding the 'Inner You'; How attitudes and feelings affect reality; Visualization and affirmations.

Health and Healing Expo
Date: 24 Mar 2007Event: Fundraiser.Funds raised: $6,897