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About

  • Name: Louise Plant (ND, RT, HonDipBM, BcSc, PGd)
  • Websites: Complementary Health Institute
  • Phone: 1300 85 44 60
  • Address: PO Box 143 Rye, 3941 Victoria, Australia
  • Nationality: Australian

Professional Profile

My Name is Louise Plant. I am a holistic nutritionist, master herbalist, teacher, life motivator, author, public speaker and healer. My passions in life are to educate and empower others to make the choices that allow them to create a healthier, happier and more fulfilling way of living.

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Skills

Mission

I love teaching and educating others to help empower them to make informed decisions and proactive choices. This sharing is continually expanding with me having taught in Perth, Brisbane, South Australia and now expanding to Melbourne, where I have written and taught an Advanced Diploma in Nutritional Medicine, An Advanced Diploma in Herbal medicine and formulated a range of short /full time courses to educate everyone on the benefits of healthy living.

Master Herbalist

Expert, 20+ years

Holistic Nutritionist

Expert, 8+ years

Senior Lecturer

Expert, 10+ years

Motivational Speaker

Expert, 14+ years

Courses

Louise provides a wide variety of courses for those seeking a career in the complementary health industry (diploma courses), and for people just wishing to learn more about health, nutrition, herbal medicine, natural cures, and eating well. Louise has also developed a wide variety of self-development and lifestyle courses allowing you to access your previously untapped resources of inner strength, self awareness, compassion and love. These courses bring about positive changes that will stay with you long after the course is completed. Below is a list of current courses available. For greater detail please refer to the Courses section of this website or visit Louise’s main website at www.chi-institute.com.au

Diploma Courses

  • HLT60112 - Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine
  • HLT61012 - Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine
  • Advanced Diploma in Holistic Nutrition and Herbal Medicine
  • Advanced Diploma in Naturopathic Kinesiology

Nutrition Courses

  • Elemental Nutrition
  • Modern Nutrition and Live Foods
  • Wholefoods for Nutrition
  • Juicing, Cleansing and Detoxification
  • 10 Steps for Healthy Eating
  • Superfoods and Superherbs for Health
  • Gut Disorders and How You Can Heal Them
  • The 10 Worst Foods and the 10 Best Foods
  • Food and Nutrition for Health and Beauty
  • Water, Benefits and Healthy Choices
  • Food Industry Fallacies

Raw Foods

  • Raw Food for Beginners
  • Raw Food Certificate

Herb Courses

  • 100 Uses for 10 Herbs
  • Herbal First Aid
  • Herbal Creams, Ointments and Lotions

Self Development Courses

  • Getting the Life You Want
  • Manifestation and the Law of Attraction
  • Creating Happy Relationships
  • The Power of Positive Thinking
  • I Could Do Whatever I Wanted if I Only Knew How
  • Will the REAL Me Please Stand Up

Lifestyle Courses

  • Feeling Frisky and Loving Life
  • Real Weight for REAL People
  • Organic Backyard Farming

Experience

CHI Institute

Founder | CEO

2014
Having taught at so many colleges and institutions, Louise Plant, the Founder and CEO of CHI got disheartened by just churning out natural therapists in colleges with very little care or concern for the spiritual growth and wellbeing of the students. The Complementary Health Institute was founded on the principal of giving that little bit more to the students enabling them to learn, change, evolve and grow.
Raw on Rye

Proprietor | Manager

2011 - 2015
Owner and founder of Raw on Rye, Raw food cafe and wholefood shop. Seminars & Workshops on nutrition & herbal medicine regularly held each year.
THA College

Lecturer

2012 - 2014
Course co-ordinator & Lecturer for THA: The Health Arts College in Box Hill, specialising in the Advanced Diploma of Nutrition Medicine (HLT61012).
A.I.H.M

Senior Lecturer

1999 - 2011
Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine: Lecturing Herbal Medicine and Nutrition, course writer for Herbal Medicine and 3 nutrition units. Promoted to Senior Lecturer December 2002.
Stillpoint

Lecturer

2008 - 2011
Australian Stillpoint Institute: Lecturing Herbal Medicine, Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrition, Herbal Manufacturing and Botany. Course writing and co-ordinator.
A.C.N.M

Lecturer | Manager

2005 - 2008
Australian College of Natural Medicine: Lecturing Herbal Medicine and Pharmacognosy, Herbal Preparation & Clinic Duties. Promoted to Clinic Manager 2005.
Self Employed

Herbalist | Naturopath

1994 - 2005
Herbalist and Naturopath Holistic Nutritionist. Undertaking naturopathic consultations throughout The entire Avon Valley region.
Salvation Army

Manager/Case worker

1998 - 1999
Salvation Army Karratha Women’s Refuge; Administration, maintenance, policy and procedural writing and implementation. Stock control, case management, staff management & networking.
Self Employed

Bio Dynamic farmer

1995 - 1998
Operating a small 150 acre farm, building and running a successful Naturopathic business around Avon Valley. Cultivating and trialing herbs for a Commercial Herbal Nursery. Working on an organic and permaculture basis. Harvested a variety of medicinal herbs. Promoting and advising in regards to herbal cultivation and utilisation.
Char & Nira

Manager

1991 - 1992
Cha and Nira Bakery, Thailand. Managed restaurant and bakery in Thailand, cooking, baking and teaching English to the locals.
GWB Products

Lab Technician

1989-1990
This was a quality control position in the laboratories of a cosmetic factory, working with a range of disabled people.
Hardy’s Wines

Quality Control

1989
This was a temporary position in the laboratories of Hardy’s Wines in South Australia. Work involved the quality control of the wines and processing data. Hardy’s Wines. Reynella South Australia.
Cambridge UK

Lab Technician

1989-1991
Cambridge University of Chemistry, Cambridge UK. This laboratory position required maintenance of chemical preparations and equipment. General maintenance of equipment and machinery. Computer and physical science training was given.

Achievements

  • Founder and CEO of the Complementary Health Institute
  • Facilitator of Workshops and Seminars in Herbal Medicine, Herb Growing, Herbal Consultancy, Herbal Manufacturing, Spirituality, Natural Healing and Nutrition.
  • Annual Being Well Herb Festival created 2006 to promote sustainable living, organic, health and wellbeing.
  • Annual York Healing Fair created in 1995 and owned and run until 2007. Created computer graphics for advertising, all preparations, public relations, financing and administrative work.
  • Magic of Today Festival established in Perth from 1994 to 1996. Louise founded the festival, bringing together a wide range of healers and complementary therapists offering talks, demonstrations and discussion throughout the day.
  • Created Herbal Growers Network of WA (HGN). Through Louise’s efforts this has become an evolving network of herb growers across the state of WA. Louise was creator, co-ordinator and motivating factor to the HGN.
  • Raw food chef for Raw Food and Wellbeing retreats.
  • Conflict Resolution Training.
  • Initiated Sexual Assault Referral Centre
  • Senior Lecturer and Course Writer at THA College in Melbourne 2012 - 2014
  • Senior Lecturer of Herbal Medicine at Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine for over 12 years
  • Course Co-ordinator at Stillpoint Wellness Institute
  • Wrote Advanced Diploma Herbal medicine and Nutrition courses.
  • Creator of organic farm in Bail
  • Author
  • Motivational Speaker

Education

Qualifications Summary

  • Certificate in Herbal Horticulture
  • Diplomas in Naturopathy, Remedial Therapies and Animal Homeopathy.
  • Advanced Diploma in Herbal Medicine
  • Bachelors of Natural Science
  • Post Grad in Higher Education

University of Queensland

Diploma of Animal Homeopathy

Completed 2009
University of Queensland

Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education

Completed 2009
Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine

Bachelor's Degree in Natural Sciences

Completed 2004
Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine

Certificate IV Assessment and Workplace Training

Completed 2003
Australian Correspondence Schools

Certificate in Herbal Horticulture

Completed 1999
Perth Academy of Natural Therapies

Honours Diploma in Botanic Medicine

Completed 1998
Perth Academy of Natural Therapies

Diploma in Naturopathy

Completed 1994
Perth Academy of Natural Therapies

Diploma in Remedial Therapies

Completed 1993
Cambridge University UK

Diploma in Physical Chemistry

Level II Obtained

Completed 1987
Additional Studies

Certificate IV in Training

Completed 2004

Comprehensive Writing Course

Completed 2000

Diploma in Small Business Management

Completed 1996

Certificate in Iridology

Completed 1992

Tai Chi Certificate

Completed 1992

Courses

Diploma Courses | Short Courses | Online Courses | On Campus Courses

Through the Complementary Health Institute, Louise provides a wide variety of courses for those seeking a career in the complementary health industry (diploma courses), and for people just wishing to learn more about health, nutrition, herbal medicine, natural cures, and eating well. Louise has also developed a wide variety of self-development and lifestyle courses allowing you to access your previously untapped resources of inner strength, self awareness, compassion and love. These courses bring about positive changes that will stay with you long after the course is completed.

Contact

Let's Keep In Touch

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. I truly love to meet new people and look forward to being of assistance.

Louise Plant
PO Box 143
Rye 3941
Victoria, Australia
Phone
1300 85 44 60
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Louise Plant

nutritionist.
herbalist.
lecturer.
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speaker.