My Personal Life
Although I was born in Brisbane, I spent most of my early childhood living with my family in Port Moresby the capital of Papua New Guinea. Perhaps this is where I developed my love for warm weather and my interest in earth-based cultures. I was intrigued and captivated by the dancing, singing, drumming and beautiful adornments of the Papua New Guinea people.
When I was eight, I moved with my family to the Australian capital city of Canberra. My parents enjoyed sport and I followed this interest enthusiastically playing many sports. These included rugby union, rugby league, touch football, cricket, softball, basketball, tennis, and table tennis. I enjoyed the hand eye co-ordination of bat and ball sports and I loved running fast.
During my holidays, I traveled extensively throughout Australia in a car, a van, or on a motorcycle visiting over 90 National Parks. This developed my love of camping and the appreciation of the beauty and care of nature. In 1982 I bought a BMW motorcycle in Munich, Germany and rode around Europe for 8 months. This opened my eyes to a new world of experiences and relationships. Traveling also took me out of my comfort zone.
In 1985 I had a motorcycle accident injuring my back. While visiting Broome, I received a massage and experienced the benefits of massage for my back injury. I went home and completed my first massage course.
In 1987 I traveled to Brisbane to continue my massage studies and I have been massaging ever since.
Massage has led me on an amazing discovery to understand human beings physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and soulfully. As well as giving me the opportunity to learn about the people who have come to see me, I have taken this opportunity to increase my self awareness.
During the last thirty years, I have massaged women and their families as they bring new life into the world; I have massaged people as they were dying; I have massaged people during the joyous and wonderful times of their lives; and I have massaged people during the painful and challenging times of their lives. I have massaged Olympic and World Champion athletes and I have massaged people who are severely disabled physically and mentally.
All these people have been great teachers to me as I learn to navigate through the many moments of life.
In 2006, I had an experience where I thought someone was going to kill me. Although I got myself out of danger, I was deeply effected by this incident and felt an inner turmoil within me especially when I was on my own. I struggled for two years before I found the inner strength and support I needed to dive deep into myself and shine light on what was troubling me. I was lucky to meet Ross Thompson, who taught me valuable skills to access my feelings and re engage in the world .
As part of my healing, I went along to my first ever men’s gathering. Being in the presence of 150 men supporting each other and listening to men talk honestly about their feelings, fears, failures and dreams was both scary and fascinating. I attended the Common Ground course run by Mens Well-being Association and latter joined a men’s group.
Although I was feeling pretty good, I experienced an underlying anxiety that had been with me for most of my life. In 2016 I went along and received Esoteric Connection Tissue Therapy sessions from Kate Greenaway-Swift. This treatment was very effective in settling my nervous system from past traumatic events in my life. Shortly after this I met Serge Benhayon whose teachings and support have helped to connect me to my gentle breath and to learn to move in a way that is more self loving and self respecting. I have felt my tenderness as a man. A truly joyous experience.
Thanks . . .
I would also like to thank the thousands of people who have come to me for a massage. I feel very honoured and privileged to have met you.