Catherine Mercer

About The Art of Healing

Cate Mercer

The Art of Healing was established in October 2002:

I had moved from Sydney where I had lived for 20 years to Byron Bay in northern NSW, and was literally dropped into a melting pot of people who embraced alternatives. From age differences, to cultural differences, to political, medical, religious differences, I noticed the people here were generally more accepting of each other and their different values.

Then securing short-term employment for a local newspaper and given alternative health as the area to work on, I began to meet people working in areas such as: kinesiology, reflexology, acupuncture, iridology, reiki, massage, meditation, yoga - people using crystals to balance chakras, sound to heal - lots of people using different methods to heal each other. It was a whole new world.

“…it was then that I first glimpsed an opportunity to create a publication that would inform and educate readers about health and healing alternatives.”

From it’s humble beginning as a 10-page newsletter and distributed locally, The Art of Healing has grown to become a highly respected national consumer publication in the niche market of complementary healthcare and integrative medicine. Currently in its 17th year, The Art of Healing is widely read by practitioners working in the natural healthcare industry, along with people who are interested in self-development and becoming more self-empowered regarding their health and wellbeing.



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