About Carol

My Journey

I have been on my healing journey since I left school and became a Registered Nurse in 1978. Although I am no longer registered or working in the nursing field, I have maintained a life-long interest in health and well-being. My journey has taken me from nursing into the fitness industry where I owned and operated Fitness Centres for more than 20 years, some of that time with my husband Kim, and some on my own, then on to find Reiki, Hypnotherapy and many other healing modalities.

After leaving nursing, my husband Kim and I opened Kim’s Bodyline Fitness Centre, then later sold it to the RSL Club and moved over to manage their Health Club for the next 18 months together. Kim went back to teaching and I remained at the Club to manage the centre for another 8 years. While managing the RSL Health Club I acquired disabling knee problems and other injuries. Surgeons told me I would never exercise again or even be able to go for walks, but I chose not to believe them. I said “that may be your opinion, but I don’t have to agree with you”.  I am a strong advocate of “physician heal thyself”, and thought that if they couldn’t fix me, I’d have to do it myself!

This led me back to my healing roots, and after a Reiki book fell from the shelf at a local bookshop and landed at my feet I knew I this was a sign that I was on the right path.

I left my employment at the RSL Health Club and found an ad in a magazine for Reiki, and 2 weeks later I was off to Byron Bay for the adventure that changed my life forever. During my week in Byron I trained in Reiki Level 1 and Level 2. When I came home I placed my hands on my knees for 20 minutes channeling the Reiki energy, then went to bed. When I got up the next day, the swelling and pain was gone after 3 years and I could jog. This was my first miracle and it changed my life forever.

That was back in 1998, and a year later I went to Broken Hill to complete my Reiki and Seichim Master and Teacher’s training.

After leaving the RSL, Kim and I went on to own and operate Chizen Mind-Body Studio for another 10 years  where I taught Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, gym programs, circuit classes, weight management programs, did Reiki treatments, Hypnotherapy and taught workshops. The gym industry was Kim’s dream, but although I felt I was just supporting my husband at the time, I learned a lot during those years, and continue to use the knowledge I gained to help others. I also realised that our purpose is to find our own path and follow our joy, but i had been trained as a people pleaser, like so many, so it was hard to think of putting myself first. This has always been one of my greatest challenges.

Cancer and Beyond

In 2005 I completed my Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy and later that same year I developed breast cancer. I had a lumpectomy and 2 years later we sold Chizen, so I could get back to following my own dreams and working full time as a Reiki Master/Teacher and Practitioner and a Clinical and 5-path Hypnotherapist. These 2 modalities work brilliantly together, and in fact I had been using hypnosis with clients during Reiki sessions for years, without even knowing it.

Three years after my initial bout with breast cancer I developed a “Hot Spot” on one of my ribs, which was later diagnosed as bone cancer. After a mystical experience I had at a 10 Day Vipassana Retreat, I knew I would be OK, and that I would deal with this myself, even though the doctors said it couldn’t be done. I used Reiki, self-hypnosis, meditation, nutrition,  vitamins and several other things, and a year later they couldn’t find the lesion on my rib and I was cleared of cancer.

My bout with cancer still wasn’t over, as I hadn’t learned what it was trying to teach me yet. The breast cancer returned again in 2014, and although I had a double mastectomy and new breast were built using stomach tissue, muscle and blood supply, I managed to heal relatively easily. It was a 10 1/2 hour operation with 7 surgeons, and i was cut from one side to the other, but the only pain relief i had was a few Panadol. Such is the power of the mind and Energy medicine! The doctors said they had never seen anyone heal as fast as I did. There were so many life lessons i learned along this journey, and for that i am truly grateful.

Earlier on I had also been a singer in our band with my husband Kim for 15 years and I have a Black Belt in Taekwondo. I have learned that nothing will stop me when I put my mind to it. If one person can do something, that means it’s possible, so if they can,  we all can, given the right tools, information and motivation.

These days I am happy, healthy, strong and dedicated to helping others to use the power of the mind and energy medicine, to help in all areas of their lives.

I have trained over a thousand Reiki students and literally worked on tens of thousands of clients using Hypnotherapy, Reiki TFH Kinesiology, Theta Healing, Kinetic Shift, NLP and the other modalities I have learned along the way to help them heal their lives.

We have had many personal family challenges along the way. I have raised 3 children of my own, a 21 year old grandson and am currently raising a 6 1/2 year old granddaughter. I am also the the Chair on the Board of Directors for Reiki Australia, and love making a difference in the lives of others. 

Yes, this life is full

and it’s busy. But If i can help someone improve their life, then that’s what I’m going to do.

We are all in this together, and life is too short to waste  another moment!

When we have mental/emotional issues in our lives that cause us stress an anxiety, this often leads to a block in the flow of the energy in our Aura or energy field, known as Ki, Chi or Prana. 

There are several methods we can use to increase the flow of energy into this field, bringing about a state of balance, which then allows the energy to flow unrestricted, therefore allowing the body to speed up it’s healing process and return the person back to health. Some of these include Reiki, Touch For Health Kinesiology, Yoga, Tai Chi, Chi Kung (Qigong) and yoga to name but a few, but the power of the subconscious mind, which Carol believes is the most powerful thing on the planet, can be harnessed to also bring about healing and transformation.

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Daniela Godfrey interviews Carol Macrae

Carol believes that the body cannot be healed unless the mind is also healed. Using 5-PATH Hypnotherapy we can address the mental/emotional issues and causes of dis-ease, knowing that once we heal the mental-emotional cause, the illness often disappears altogether without any other treatment, or in conjunction with main stream medical treatments as a complimentary therapy. The effect of the mind and conditioned responses to stress as been demonstrated time and time again, through the work of such pioneers such as Louise L. Hay, Dr Deepak Chopra, and many others, including Stephen Parkhill, a Hypnotherapist in the US who works in the Medical Hypnosis field.

As a member of the AHA, Carol undergoes ongoing training to keep up to date with all current information and techniques in Hypnotherapy, and as the Deputy Chair of Reiki Australia, she is committed to upholding the standard of care in the use of energy medicine through research and ongoing training.

Carol believes there is nothing that cannot be healed with mind-body medicine and energy. This is why she does the work she does. 

Some of the tools we can use to bring the body and mind into balance include:

Carol is a wealth of information when it comes to healing the mind and body.

Carol Macrae is a woman of passion. She has spent more than 40 years of he life facilitating change, helping people to heal their lives, and return to a healthy body, mind and soul, to create a life of more joy and harmony.

Carol is qualified as a Clinical and 5-PATH Hypnotherapist, Reiki and Seichim/Sekhem Master/Teacher, Komyo ReikiDo Master, Touch For Health Kinesiology Practitioner, Theta Healing Practitioner and a Spiritual Teacher. She is also a Kinetic Shift Practitioner, who combines Hypnosis and Energy Medicine to get amazing results with her clients.

Carol continues to maintain the highest level of qualifications and training, participating in ongoing training with the Australian Hypnotherapist’s Association. She is also the Deputy Chair of Reiki Australia, and a leader in her community. 

Throughout her career Carol has been a Registered Nurse (no longer practicing), and owned and operated Fitness Centres for more than 20 years. She has survived breast cancer twice and managed her own bone cancer with Reiki, self-hypnosis, nutrition and meditation.

Carol has been running Usui Reiki Workshops since 1999 and has over 800 students who have trained with her, and she has added her own blend of wisdom, humour and magic into her classes to empower her students to heal their own lives and equip them to heal others.

She believes that everything in our lives is a part of our soul’s journey for growth. Nothing is meant to hurt us, everything is meant to grow us, to stretch us and expand our consciousness and ultimately help us heal, so we can become greater versions of ourselves. Every difficult time in her own life has provided a stepping stone to the next part of her own evolution. She decided long ago to find what works for her and share it with others. This is why she does what she does, and this is what has made Carol such a profound healer and teacher.

Because Carol has such a broad base of knowledge, experience and abilities, she integrates whatever modalities are needed to assist her clients to get results fast, and transform their lives. 

Carol is authentic and caring. She will help you to let go of old self-defeating habits, beliefs, patterns and energetic blocks  that have been holding you back. She will empower you to stop sabotaging your health, relationships, self-esteem and confidence and your life, to release the past and transform you future. Carol often says “its not what we put into your mind, it’s what we let out that makes the difference!” Once the client’s beliefs are nutralised and triggers released, they are able return back into a state of balance- body mind, and soul, and change their lives forever.

Make your online booking today to begin your healing transformation or contact Carol to learn more. (now non-practicing)

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Carol is fantastic, I highly recommend her. I didn't feel comfortable to do counselling but I knew something needed to change. Following a friends recommendation, I saw Carol and it's the best decision I have ever made.
Carol was able to empower me, relieve me of my anxiety and stress. I am now confident, I can face uncertain situations and I feel a lot stronger. This enabled me to be free from depression, anxiety and the chains that bounded me down. Carol is amazing, down to earth and easy to talk to. I felt comfortable with her straight away and warmed to her instantly.
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