Gentling Ways practical GUT MAGIC!

Reconnecting Bao and Dai Mai (heart/wombspace)


Event description An interactive experiential practical workshop supporting the (gut) Three Heaters by clearing their stagnations. From removing shock/trauma from (connection heart to wombspace) Bao Mai that may have created disconnection to the lower heaters, we move onto the more solid representations of life.

Using the 8 Extra meridian theory of storage of perverse Qi, we discover ways to correct all TH (Three Heater) issues – be they ‘leaky gut’/GERD/IBS/Krohn’s – by unblocking why there is lymph and Qi congestion. (Reminder – the role of the 8 Extras – to regulate maintain and supervise the 12 main. – and to keep out of circulation till able to process that which is ‘too hard’). We let it let go . . .

We become aware of what needs to shift to release what has been stored trapped in the 8 Extras – esp the spine and nervous system. Shen shock /body trauma. Cold is covered in the pre course online work.

Day 1 – Structure determines function. After constructing a safe space, we romp through the belly to liberate the lymph and damp that lead to digestive dramas.
 We reposition viscera and what holds it hostage . . so gut function can support easy living.
Day 2 – undoing Stuck Belly. The sequelae of C sections and another abdominal surgeries /interventions.  Freeing all sacral and pelvic tensions to allow easy gut function/even easy sexuality and easy birthing. We learn how to set healing in place. Trauma as a start – that is holding the Reichian armour bands so tight – leading us into clearing structural issues. Living Ligaments – all and more I learned through my years in clinical excellence – through the meridian/8 Extras lenses.

Answering this question – WHAT is holding YOU (and your womb) hostage (CLICK)??

This is part 2 of the Gentling Way (CLICK) practical trainings – yes you can start here – and catch up later.
So much is delivered online – we practice/feel/experience/live this in the live workshop

What will we be doing?

  1. – Gain a clear understanding of the body’s energy and solid flows.
  2. – 5 Flows – especially lymph.
  3. – Discover what blocks life force. (8 Extras reservoir theory)
  4. – Including – Poly Vagal Theory, Reichian armour bands, Accident Recall
  5. – Rework the entire Three Heater theory into practical hands-on repair of visceral displacement, vacuity (diastasis/prolapses) and leaky gut (Ileo-cecal value correction.)
  6. – Experience different levels of releasing what is caught up as life residue/scars
  7. – Practice gently relieving body resistance, allowing the clearing what has up till now prevented true healing

This 2-day introduction into Heather’s Gentling Ways takes you (the interested aware, conscious body worker /midwife/acupuncturist/person who cares – who also is in a body/life in need of healing) into releasing what holds the Qi, and thus healing hostage. More on this here (CLICK).

How is this possible?

We undo blockages to flows – anyone can – is essential the foundation work we missed in going straight to needles. Check in with the body first – can it do what you are asking of it?

Who is this for?

Anyone – who seeks simple answers for complex problems.

We can alleviate gut, breathing, lymph and belly aches (and more). How? By using practical applications of meridian theory – Advanced Channel work – Gua Sha, cups – hand moves feature – all utilising past elder wisdoms. Please sign up to assure your spot and also get started – as the online work is NOT repeated in class. .

Yeppoon  10-11th July

Gold Coast  14/15 th August

Answering the question

Why is the gut not happy? (And how do we fix this?)


UNDOING BLOCKAGES  – to allow the Qi to flow through a body unimpeded

After being a hands-on meridian therapist, embedded in my own maternity, designing acupuncture courses and seeking always for more – using whatever it takes to assist people move from their previously stuck spots. We now have an integrated Qi/Shen and lymph system – magicking away structural demons. Heather’s Gentling Ways (CLICK)

This is a fusion of Qi awareness, advanced channel applications, gentle belly and lymph, ligament and thus profound structural shifts – hands and heartful body interactions.

Gyno visceral corrections

A practical and intimate workshop.

Limited spaces offered

BE QUICK – small intimate space to undo all that ails YOU so you can be the healing channel you always wished to be

BRING – courage – this is self mastery

BEFORE COMING . . look through the online pre course introduction (can use it all instantly

Where?  Yeppoon, Qld
When? 10-12th July
Points? 13 AACMA/ANZ

Cost? $595

NOTE. . .

Entire Heather’s Gentling Way package is possible. .

Become a Maya abdominal healer – the Gentling Way

An amalgamation of moves and understandings across so many lineages and cultures.

This is an extension of the entire training Gentling Way programme 

Small class – Start now: get the pre course instantly clinical practical info.


We start with US ..

Embodied  .
In a women’s yarning circle . .

You may be interested to attend the Gentle Selfing weekend as well – before or after this – as it has a SELF focus.

We may discover stored away shock/life trauma and deep wounds that block usual means. We work extensively with scars. These hold keys to the chronic ‘bread and butter’ issues we may play with. This class highlights the simplicity of allowing Qi to flow again. We work with breath, wise women’s ways – previously only taught orally and across so many cultures. We delve into instant ways to magic the stuckness away for good.

Gently – with our hands (and sometimes needles).

 Via an acupuncturists’ romp through the structure: what binds it up into knotted tangles, and onto how to unwind these.  We release bodily held life residue. Especially scar distress, adhesions and the consequences of being opened up – whether to birth or to ‘fix’ something – invariably we are ‘not the same since’. . .  .  There is more.

INCLUDED. . . Foundational Moves

(Thorough, step through easily performed profound touch therapy instantly available on payment)
Clearing Qi/lymph and Blood Stagnation

Q – What is in this that I may not already covered in other teachings?

A – Likely a great change in perspective as we start with the belly and structure
We create a safe space – so what is caught up may choose to dissolve.
By letting it go – gently – every thing shifts.

“There is a real gap in training around being hands on and using our hands as tools – Heather helps to bridge that gap. She teaches the skills to help get to the core of the problem, helping to shift those deep imbalances that the body holds onto that sometimes needles alone just won’t move.  There are so many nuggets of gold that really do seem too simple to be true” April, – country Victoria .

The sacral moxa and the Liver Qi Release – are in this course ..
You can be in love with simplicity also!

Q – Can I use this immediately in clinic? In life?

Yes – is all breathtakingly easy.
Ever one says – how can something so gentle make such a change?

Q –  What have others said of this?

1 – ‘She came in with a stepladder sacrum and got off the table with a slide’ (Massive shifts after the accidents and life lived – Rachael acupuncturist – Sydney.

2 – ‘Having done the Reconnecting Dai Mai workshop with Heather, I can say that I have actually applied pretty much everything I learnt straight into practice and have really loved the results I am getting. Now I see people through a new lens and am loving how the new knowledge and techniques is adding such depth to my practice. I am so excited to continue my training so I can learn more of Heather’s work, as I can see how what she does is so relevant to really making transformational change in the body’s and lives of so many of our clients’.Tanya acupuncturist Banora Point

3 – ‘The thing I have enjoyed most is that so much of it is learning tools to provide my patients, that they can then take home to use themselves. This helps them to feel in control of their journey, as well as doing a heap of the work – I notice that when they take responsibility for their health (rather than turning to me to “fix” them) huge changes happen. Patients are often amazed at the shifts that come from the techniques as the moves feel too gentle, too simple to be so profound.  The techniques aren’t hard – they can be taken and used straight away, and patients love them! ‘ April, acupuncturist country Victoria

4  – “These trainings seem in many ways simple but work with the complex, undoing current and historic health issues in a holistic way through providing what the body needs whilst removing that which prevents it from finding its way back to its natural state of balance.  Much of the information and techniques Heather teaches can be instantly applied in daily life.  Easily incorporated into sessions with clients, providing each person the opportunity to take responsibility for their own health and well-being in an empowered way.  I gained new insight into the layers of holding in my own body, and how these can be gently unraveled and released through the Gentling Way techniques and process.  Since the course my body has felt more at ease, and I have felt calmer and more focused. 

After just the first part of the training, I have already been able to bring a fresh more holistic approach to my work with people, and feel a renewed sense of purpose and potential of what is possible for empowering others in their own healing journey.  Heather has a fresh way of thinking and working, and I learnt things from her that I have not come across before in other trainings or readings.  Heather is very generous in the ways she shares her knowledge and resources she has written, her wish to equip other practitioners with tools and wisdom to really make a difference personally for themselves and for their clients really shines through.  I feel excited about what is possible as I unravel blockages to being my full self in the process of learning how to support others to release long held tensions and beliefs so they too can live their full potential”.Jenny – massage – Auckland


We undo blockages to flows – anyone can – is essential the foundation work we missed in going straight to needles. Check in with the body first – can it do what you are asking of it?

Q – Is there more?

Always – after my recent foray into many ways of belly/pelvic care – all the best added to all I was taught 40+ years ago (all visceral and soft tissue and lymph work in conjunction with acupuncture) and all I have developed since . . leading graduates of the entire programme (this is part 1 or 2  of the pre requisites. .).

Gentling Trauma Relief -now an online component of the Self Discovery course – leading you into Living Ligaments – Womb Woes to Womb Wonders – undoing misplaced wombs and other viscera – gently – letting the body let go when it wins to.

How did this come about?

Me looking for excellence past what was very good and appearing to ‘work’ well enough .
‘What about when it didn’t?’ My asking why what I had been so good at not working as well over the decades as more complicated lives and less respect for nature so The Way of the Tao is almost a memory only.

What is holding YOU hostage??

You do NOT need to be an energy worker to get so much from this.
We are undoing ourselves: & each other.


We move much from all of us

These are small, thus intimate workshops

Surprisingly simple women’s ways of knowing


Much touch therapy – plus adhesion breaking

Large focus of this weekend – undoing life residue so we can move forwards unencombered.

Hands and hearts. Real shifts in visceral placement as we focus on repositioning the organs – gently allowing normal to return. Structure determines function. We begin with our own bodies. We move onto the classmates.

This is deep work. Courage is needed to move into where you can then assist others.

Treatment suggestions include acupuncture using my Stuck Belly Blood ways after the shock/cold (and often scars) are liberated. By undoing the past injuries and energy blockages we then do not need to micromanage acupuncture points and play with pain – the reason it is there dissolves. Most usually permanently.

What to expect?

The unexpected

Usually people have no idea what else they could feel like – til the very gentle process of unwind in the order the Reichian armour bands can release is activated. Body and soul permission lead to alignment – and great surprise

People always say to me . .

“Too easy Heather!”
Yes it is .

Anyone can do this . .
All we are doing is taking out blockages to life flows

There is more. .

The section above is Part 1  – Leading into Womb Woes to Womb Wonders – repositioning the centre of all women’s universe. 

Yeppoon and Gold Coast – August

Reconnecting Heart and Wombspace and gut magic

When and Where:


10-12th July YEPPOON
14-15th August GOLD COAST



  • 8.30 arrival/settle
  • 9 sharp – we start.
  • (Little lunch)/morning tea – 10.30 – 11.
  • Lunch 1- 2 – do bring a plate to share
  • Small wee breaks as needed
  • Contact hours – face to face
  • 6.30 hours – per day – 2 days.

We aim to clear the Life Residue, using 8 Extras and their function of storing perverse Qi. We use whatever means (via the Poly Vagal – trauma release – theory to liberate Reichian armour bands thus freeing all from what blocks Qi and thus Life Flows) to allow acupuncturists to access deeper than ever before.


Pre class . . .  least 3 hours to watch and integrate the online Self Care course – hand movements we will need to have in board to be in the needling workshop as these are not being taught – but assumed.

As an online devotee says . . Healing Power of Touch (part of the pre course package – start immediately and feel/see results).

‘A lot of the power of our medicine seems to be getting lost in intellectual based information, techniques and theories.  We can often forget the basics of what it means to live as a healthy, integrated human being. We are embodied, and touch is vitally important.  Simple things like how we think, what we eat, and how we move, are often over looked. A lot of what is in this course I will share with my patients.  There are great graphics and posters which I can put out in my clinic and print off for patients as home work.  Working through the exercises myself, just while watching the course modules, I can feel the difference in my body.  More relaxed, more integrated, more flowing, and more joyful. 

Heather is humorous, caring and light hearted in the way she teaches. I sense I am reconnecting on the common sense wisdom of the elders.  My acupuncture schooling was barely hands on, believe it or not.  Mostly about theory and where to put the needle. But how to work with lymph, Qi, emotion and feeling – those are missing link that Heather reintroduces”.   Cara, acupuncturist Canada

This is exceptionally deep work on self.
Deceptively simple.

Who can come?

Anyone who has the courage to go beyond what is written and taught into what is stored within us all.

NOTE – this is way more than show up and go off again – you get an online course that will instantly changes you and all you touch. As a former Arvigo Self Care teacher, a Mercier worker and as a very practical wise woman, we go as fast into this stunningly simple content when you come ready to dive deeply,

You do not need to have a background knowledge of meridians.
It is all obvious as i go through . . .
e start with our own belly/Three Heater liberation – extending outwards to the world. .

All gut function is improved.

Faja – Accident recall – Belly work – Perineal Steaming – Touch Therapy – hand moves

Day OneTowards alignment back to Self.

Enhance optimal lymph flows – relieving Phlegm/Damp – taking out cold/shock/trauma

We apply channel theory, and knowledge of 8 Extra meridians in practical wise womanly (previously oral) traditions to effect major through very gentle shifts in balance.

Included – self help – healing power of self soothing.

Structure determines function – Three Heater visceral corrective moves, the beginnings of uterine repositioning, sacral and coccygeal corrections to allow Du Mai and the other 7 Extras to flow as intended.

Day Two Undoing Life Residue

From stored Shock/trauma to effectively needling scars – especially the pubic /lower heater to invigorate the entire being – Reconnecting Bao and Dai Mai in the process . .

Adhesions . . . . mirror X scars – neck release – all pain gone – as the 8 Extras are then flowing. (Not holding onto stuff’)

Stuck Belly Blood/Undoing Energy patterns and how to reposition soft tissue – all with heartful hands-on energy applications. The acupuncture sets us free to complete the session. Missing links – touch – frees the Qi.

What to bring

1 – Open mind and heart

2 – Warm loose half body clothes. (We focus on/in the middle).

3 – Food to share

Optional – break time wholesome snacks to share as all of us have food ‘rules’ it seems..

Pay now, guarantee your space (there are 8 spots only). Get started on the course content as an online experiential gems from my practice immediately useful in clinic. (Anxiety moxa treatments alone) (CLICK).

Get started with the online content you can use immediately in clinic – secrets held in plain sight – lymph shifting.
Includes all content, the face to face and the ongoing after course support.


Weekend intro Reconnecting Heart  and Wombspace

Even after just treating a few of my own patients after this workshop, I had the feedback that I delivered and very “solid” and healing treatment, feeling so much more grounded myself. This introductory weekend offers a series of basic moves and acupuncture applications, but is interwoven with little gems from Heather’s incredibly long career, and makes me excited to know more! Irene, Melbourne

‘I came away with a host of tools to deepen the work I am currently doing as an acupuncturist. Heather has cherry picked her healing tools and honed an approach aimed at getting to the root of the problem – clearing physical, emotional and spiritual blockages that are impeding the free flow of Qi. Aiming to set people up for success by empowering them with the knowledge they need to take charge of their own health. Heather was so generous in her desire to pass on her knowledge, so that we as practitioners can really help people undo the damage of a lifetime of living. With a strong emphasis on hearing and healing the whole story, rather than just an isolated complaint, Heather’s work is the epitome of holistic. I have come away from this weekend with so much information, so many resources, and some amazing transformative tools that I can wind into my own practice start taking things to the next level.’
So simple – almost everyone has what I now can simply shift!
Tanya, Tweed Heads

I watched Heather’s video on iodine and thought…umm this might work for me. (I’m menopausal –  tired – no other symptoms – not regular enough with my herbs )…and I went online and bought some of the Lugol’s topical she mentioned. That was two weeks ago and WOW what a difference. I’ve been putting a little on my wrist most days.   . clinical TSH etc all good so wasn’t really looking at that. Honestly, I feel like I’ve just gone back into my premenopausal energy – Quite amazing !! –  Heidi Sydney

How is this possible?

We undo blockages to flows – anyone can – is essential the foundation work we missed in going straight to needles. Check in with the body first – can it do what you are asking of it?

What you will come away with

  • Passion and a renewed zeal for playing with Qi . .
  • Results instantly transferable to you – anyone can!

Intrigued? The trajectory through the entire holistic energy body work that is Heather’s Gentling Way

Lymph – ligaments – and pain free easy bodies to live in ..


Online components to allow instant access to what transforms your practice – and your life.

 Gentling Trauma Relief – leads into Living Ligaments I (Womb Woes to Womb Wonders) and II where we jiggle that body into life gently .  .

Contact Heather for more queries answered

Reconnecting Bao (heart) and Dai Mai (womb)

We get up to all sorts of things ..


If you are not sure, or want clarification please reach out.



Direct deposit to this AUSTRALIAN bank account:

Suncorp Bank
BSB: 484-799
Account No. 001657511 

Course Fee: $595

On payment, the online work will be then sent to your inbox – for instant shifts in you and your practice  all ‘too simple Heather’

You really will walk away with a different body – and the tools to continue on in practice with these to add into any intervention on anyone – with anything – first – get the Qi to flow..

Who is Heather Bruce?

I arrived in to natural healing as I did not want my then baby son to have the health problems lifelong – his father had. (he doesn’t).

As a classically trained acupuncture consultant, and naturally inclined body and energy worker I have been a pragmatic clinician, course designer and teacher in Brisbane Australia, and in my home country NZ since early 1979.

As a new mother at my training’s onset, I saw all acupuncture study through maternal eyes. Using hands and heart, I have always specialized in family matters – obstetrics and fertility, and in all ‘difficult’ cases. Extensively teaching all levels of acupuncture from a classical and a meridian basis I developed my own style of Moving Blockages to Healing. Maybe also read here?

I am passionate about improving and sustaining Jing. Starting with family concerns – touching, and being bonded, as the primates that we are. Aided through the transmission of world wide wise womanly oral and hands -on traditions, I intend to bring back magic into practice for all.