Heading “Home” for Winter

The Chinese correlate winter with the element of water, the kidney’s and their energy which contain both yin and yang.  The essence of ones life force. 

Summer time we are celebrating and active, engaging in the natural flow of the season.  External and moving.

Winter is all about being internal, re-charging the batteries and rejuvenating on all levels…body, mind and soul…”returning home”

It’s interesting that the Chinese associate fear as the emotion that governs the Kidneys.  Given there is a little bean type appendage attached to the top of the Kidney, (known as the adrenal gland) that is responsible for our flight and fight response, it makes sense.

Back in the day when we were running from wild animals our “flight and fight” response kept us from being eaten.  Present day, we run on stress 24/7.

Winter time is your opportunity to take a few rain-cheques in your schedule and head on “home” for a little R&R…

Replenish – body, mind and soul

Quality Sleep, hydrating with warm fluids and nourishing with foods that refuel the body is known in Chinese medicine as “stoking the Ming Men” the winter winning formula for a life of vitality.

Meaning, top up the fuel tank and get that life fire of yours charging on all cylinders to maintain growth, development, reproduction, digestion and cognition.

Human beings are designed to adapt to their environment, at any cost. When ”busy” has consumed your everyday, disconnection from your basic needs occur and you end up running on empty and then expect to perform at full capacity, sound familiar?

Somewhere down the track screws start to come loose and the cracks start to become canyons that swallow you up into the abyss of exhaustion and overwhelm.

A preventative approach is always the best approach.  It really is like putting your car in for a service, it runs a lot better, for a lot longer.


The water element is all about flow and creating the path of least resistance.

Winter is a great time to reflect on the year that has passed.  Reviewing what has worked for you in all areas of your life; relationships, abundance, health, fulfillment. Equally, what hasn’t worked for you.  Redefining and refining stream lines you to an effortless place of creation.

Reconnect with your vision, dreaming and intimate relationships on heart and soul level. Set your intention for the year ahead and let the inspiration bubble up to guide you through the unfolding.

 7 Modern Day Winter Warmers – Easy ways to recharge your batteries

  1. Wake every morning with 7 deep breath, get present, get in gratitude. The same on falling asleep – reflect on the day with thanks for all.
  2. Hot water and lemon on rising – Half a lemon squeezed into a mug of hot water
  3. Movement – whatever that is for you…but move!  Walk, yoga, chi gong or gym
  4. Nourishing Kidney Winter Warmers: No surprise diet is one of the most important elements…
  5. Room temperature water – 1 liter a day
  6. Finish the day with a candle lite bath and some of your favourite music.
  7. Acupuncture tune ups – I may be bias, but for good reason.  This stuff has been around for thousands of years…and works!  The people I work with who deal with various dis-harmonies and high levels of stress notice huge increases in their productivity, energy and general over all well- being.

Which is why I want YOU to have the same experience.  The stress buster is a one hour bliss session of deep relaxation and replenishment.  I am offering 3 sessions and gifting the 4th one for FREE.

It’s time to look after YOU, right?

doTERRA’s New Year Kick Starters

Holiday celebrations are wonderful. For some it can be a time of excess consumption and possibly another “guilty” motivation behind how you choose your New Years Resolutions.

doTERRA’s  Certified Pure Therapeutic essential oils have two wonderful products to help kick your digestion and metabolism back into gear.

Slim & Sassy

Slim & Sassy

Slim & Sassy

A brilliant support to help balance metabolism and decrease appetite. Along with eating clean, exercising the Slim & Sassy essential oil blend promotes healthy hydration.  There are many unhealthy “diet” potions that use diuretics that cause the body to release water resulting in short-term weight loss, but also resulting in dehydration and other negative health consequences. Drinking water regularly throughout the day can help support efforts to eat less calories. Proper hydration is also essential for metabolic functions throughout the body and supports cellular energy and activity.

        • Appetite & Hunger Management
        • Calms Stomach
        • Adds proper hydration
        • Lifts Mood






This little bottle of goodness is fantastic for when your feeling:

        • Congestion
        • Constipated
        • Diarrhea
        • Heartburn
        • Indigestion
        • Motion sickness
        • Nausea
        • Stomach ache


To learn more about how these & other doTERRA Essential Oils can help you, contact Michelle!

P: (07) 5533 2269
E: michelle@healingandteachinghaven.com.au

Transforming Life Cycles

Nature reflects the beauty of cycles at every turn…

  • Night and Day
  • The Oceans Tides
  • Birth and Death
  • The Seasons
  • Our Food
  • Our Genetics
  • The Animal Kingdom
  • Yin and Yang

The Chinese observed this universal law from the beginning of time and replicated the cycle of life as a model of medicine known as “The 5 Phase Cycle”

5 Cycles

Cycles are a natural state….a course of action that allows flow. Each element depicted in the image above: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water holds a vibrational energy, a purpose and fundamental function. When the internal flow of each element becomes obstructed, it is then reflected externally manifesting undesirable outcomes both physically and in our lives.

The 5 phase Cycle is interconnected on all levels and has two major systems within it.  One is known as the Sheng Cycle, its job is to nourish and restore; The other is the Ko Cycle which controls and directs the energy.  Both are interdependent on each other to create a functional cycle that co-exists for creation.

The concept of cycles is fundamental to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The interplay of Yin-Yang is an endless cycle of action and interaction. Nothing is static. Nothing is absolute. Everything is dependent on (relative to) everything else. All things must CHANGE!

So, how does the 5 Phase Cycle translate to transforming old cycles that no longer serve you?

15 years working as a Clinical Chinese Acupuncturist treating many people with varying disharmonies, mental, physical and spiritual I have observed time and time again a return to wellness with a bonus prize of inner calmness.

Over the years I have been in complete amazement. I stick pins into invisible channels called meridians and people transform and align. There is no other conclusion other than we are energy beings.  Science is now validating what Chinese Medicine has been advocating for thousands of years.

Once we understand how our energy system works we can truly master our life. There is a flow that is mapped out for us in the 5 Phase Cycle and is just one of the many systems I have combined to create a process of deep connection and knowing within ones self to transform old patterning into life lessons to align with your unique “soul purpose”.

When visiting your resolutions for 2014 I encourage you to dig a little deeper and explore your old cycle, identify the energetic imprint at play to then have the awareness to consciously transform the old to align with your heart and souls calling.

To explore and discover your inner kingdom, I would love to hear from you.

Michelle Cannan
Acupuncturist, Energy & Life Purpose coach
(07) 55 33 22 69

Who’s in da house???

When we are talking Traditional Chinese Medicine, “Shen” is in da house…”the what??” I hear you ask.

“Shen” is our spirit and the heart is the house where the spirit lives. When the house becomes over crowded with unwanted visitors (trauma & emotional pain) there is no room left for the “Shen” to hang out and our connection in life becomes distorted.

The heart has a direct channel to our thoughts and speech. When in balance we will experience joy, flow, calmness and a have general sense of ease. When “Shen” is out of house behaviours that could be displayed are; insomnia, anxiety, depression, dyslexia, ADHD, overwhelm and an inability to be able to focus and remain present.

As the mind can only project into the future or reflect on the past, it is the heart that keeps us in the NOW. So, if your house is full of unwanted guests it’s time to start handing out eviction notices, spring clean and clear the space.

Can I ask you to do something for YOU? I’ll take that as a yes ?

When you go to bed tonight, gently take a few breaths, focus on your heart and observe what you see, feel, sense and hear.

Share your experience here with us on the Healing and Teaching Havens blog and lets support each other in a safe and warm community to transform and heal.

Its time to come home!!

It’s time to come home…

Life is cruising along beautifully; everything is flowing, your heart space is open and  synchronicity is appearing at every corner.  All your visions are manifesting with ease and grace.  Then suddenly, out of no where,  comes an extremely uncomfortable feeling reminding you of that old familiar place that once was your daily state of being.

Our core shadow selves are being exposed. They no longer have any place to hide in our energetic bodies or sub-conscious minds recreating old patterns as we rise in consciousness.

All we need do is acknowledge our “old co-dependant  friend” then gently and clearly let them know they are no longer of service.   Keep your focus on your vision; keep taking action; trust the process and although intense at times, your friends visit will be short and your path will shine in magnificence once again.

It’s undeniable we are living in one of the most powerful times for accelerated  transformation, we are now actualising potential and living our purpose.

Its time to come home!!



Welcome to our Inaugural Blog

Welcome to the Healing and Teaching Haven’s (H&TH) inaugural blog.

WOW the dream is alive!! The joy brings tears to my eyes and deepest of gratitude for the journey to this point.

Over the last two and a half years the self-discovery path has been one that has turned me inside out and up side down to truly discover that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

The founder of the H&TH, my late mother Corrine Helga Davis has left a legacy that honours her life’s work as a healer. In hindsight our dreams were aligned, although the expression of that dream was different, our intention was the same; to create a healing space where people are able to discover their inner workings and wellbeing.  I have been incredibly blessed to have found my twin flame in life whilst on this journey. My now husband Craig Cannan has been my rock, my light and the one who has opened me on so many levels. To have found such love is nothing short of fairy tale come true. We have come together as life and business partners doing what we love and love what we do…facilitating and supporting people on their path to wellness and abundance.

I would also like to acknowledge my nearest and dearest for their continual support and reassurance through this journey. You all kept me going in the toughest of times and always believed in me; Shar, Shane, Kerri, Cam and Leah, Kim, Janelle, Brenda, Rachel & Mihi…From deep in my heart…THANK YOU!!!

So, the “Haven at Yanbellila” is a place for you to come home to YOU. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, nestled on the 14 acres of native bushland in Numbah Valley. We offer Acupuncture, Hypnosis, Ear Candling, 3 hr Blisso- Delicio tailored packages, Mothers Day once a month and much more. There will be workshops, gatherings and many celebrations. In fact our first community meditation gathering around the camp fire is on June 2nd @ 7pm.
Kate Leopold, one very talented woman, will be holding the meditation…you may even know her awesome band Leopold’s Treat https://www.facebook.com/Leopolds.Treat.

Below is her outline for the evening…
“In this meditation session, we are going to explore some different tools for mindfulness and meditation, including sense withdrawal – reclaiming our attention in the present moment through awareness of our senses. Next, we will place our attention on the simple act of breathing – we will smile inwards and acknowledge the wonder and intelligence of our inner landscape. Moving on, we will use sound vibrations to tone and refresh our energy centers using the chakra system (also great for toning the vocal chords!), then to finish, a silent meditation to reflect and reset our intentions for a happy, healthy mind-body-spirit. If you have any questions drop me a line here or call 0412769827. My email is kleopold80@gmail.com if you want to get me there too.”

Make sure your follow us on the H&TH facebook page https://www.facebook.com/healingandteachinghaven and join our “Haven’s Happening” here on the website to stay in the loop.
Looking forward to sharing the journey beautiful people…and so it has begun!!!

Mish x





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