Past webinars

NHAA Engage is excited to present the NHAA Webinar Series. Each month we’ll present a live webinar delivered by some or our most respected and trusted names in the profession.


Topic: Herbal Medicine and the Gastrointestinal Microbiota – Herbs that nurture and herbs that kill.
Research demonstrating the vital importance of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) microbiota to human health has been growing exponentially over the past two decades. Investigations have also been finding that an altered GIT ecosystem (i.e., dysbiosis) is involved in the pathogenesis of a number of different disease states – from depression, autism, and metabolic syndrome, to Alzheimer’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and even hypertension. Recent studies have also highlighted that many herbal medicines have the capacity to alter the composition and functioning of this microbiota. In this presentation, Dr Hawrelak will provide a brief overview of the importance of the GIT microbiota and highlight some of the published research that has assessed the impact of herbal medicines on our GIT microbiome. Herbs that appear to nurture and nourish the microbiota will be highlighted, as well as herbal preparations that can be used to target specific infections or imbalances in the ecosystem, as well as those whose use may result in unwanted collateral damage to this vital human ecosystem.

Key Learnings:

  • Gain greater insight into the interactions between the herbal medicines we use and our gut microbiota
  • Deepen your understanding of the key role of the GI microbiota in the action of many medicinal herbs
  • Discover which commonly used herbal medicine compound when used long-term is associated with decreased levels of beneficial bacterial species, reduced ecosystem diversity, and increased levels of pathobionts in the gut.

COST: $45 AUD for members – $60 AUD for non members
– $30 AUD Student Members

When: 26 October 2022
Time: 6pm AEDT
Topic: Let’s Get Down to Business – Refreshing your Practice

Refreshing your business: The past few years have completely shaken up the way we practice and do business. Many practitioners have felt the pinch and had no other choice but to pivot, with some even slowing down completely. We are now looking to a new era and there are a few timely and timeless strategies that we can use to refresh our business as the world starts to open up again. This presentation is especially for established practitioners looking to do things differently. 

Key takeaways
By the end of this presentation you will:

  • Realise why getting another qualification isn’t going to get you more clients
  • Understand the role of nature in your business strategy and how it can be an antidote to burnout
  • Experiment with shaking up your business model to benefit you and your clients
  • Become aware of the top 3 new places established practitioners can create traction
  • Explore 3 actionable ways to get more flow in your business

COST: $45 AUD for members – $60 AUD for non members
-$30 AUD Student Members

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