About

The Australian Health & Education Centre (AHEC) in Sydney is your one stop for all your natural health needs.

All treatments are carried out or supervised by Dr Tracie O’Keefe DCH, BHSc, ND, who is a qualified and registered naturopath, medical herbalist, medical nutritionist, remedial massage therapist and aesthetician, as well as a doctor of clinical hypnotherapy, psychotherapist, counsellor, family, couples and sex therapist.

Tracie has more than 35 years experience in the health industry and is dedicated to helping people maximise their physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing.

Her training has been with recognised institutions in the UK, USA and Australia and she is constantly involved in education and research in the health field.

Tracie’s approach to helping people is to look at the whole person, so that we assess the physical and psychological aspects of any condition and devise a holistic way for you to gain optimum health and vitality.

People often ask Tracie why she is qualified in so many fields.

“The answer is quite simple,” she says. “I realised when I started working in the health industry back in the 1970s, the importance of treating the mind and body together to offer the best solution for healing.

“As a child I was obsessed with science and art, with a huge thirst for knowledge. One of the things I teach is superlearning, which enables people to learn at an accelerated pace. This has allowed me to spend my adult life in continual learning, to acquire new therapeutic skills, which I use in my day-to-day clinical practice.”

Books

Tracie is the author and editor of several books, including Self-Hypnosis for Life: Mind, Body & Spiritual Excellence, a guide that shows you how to achieve your full potential mentally, spiritually and physically with self-hypnosis, using naturopathic principles of living.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Health Sciences: Complementary Medicine (Charles Sturt University)
Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy (Australian Institute of Applied Science)
Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine (Australian Institute of Applied Science)
Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine (Australian Institute of Applied Science)
Diploma of Remedial Massage (Gold Coast TAFE, Australia)
Advanced Diploma in Hypnosis & Psychotherapy (National School of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, UK)
Degree in Clinical Hypnotherapy (American Institute of Hypnotherapy)
Doctorate in Clinical Hypnotherapy (American Institute of Hypnotherapy)

Member of:

Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA)
Australian Society of Sex Educators, Researchers & Therapists NSW (ASSERT)
Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association (ANPA)
Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia National Register: Clinical and Mental Health Practitioner Member
National Hypnotherapists Register of Australia (NHRA)

Tracie is also a registered and approved clinical supervisor with the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists (ASCH).

Also:

Gendys Network (Patron)
Sex And Gender Education Foundation (SAGE) Steering Committee
International Transgender Film Festival (Patron)
T-Image Foundation, Netherlands (International Adviser)
NLP Practitioner Sydney – Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Sydney