about Margaret WOOD

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Gestalt therapist, naturopath, astrologer and spiritual healer: Margaret Wood is best known to her clients for her capacity to be a compassionate witness to their journey using her unique blending of these skills according to her client’s needs. Her primary interest is in health and well-being, starting in private practice in 1978.

In 1981 Margaret started the Carlton Natural Healing Centre with a group of colleagues. This was the first centre in Melbourne with a large number of practitioners from different disciplines coming together working in complement to each other.

Margaret’s practice as a naturopath has continued to evolve and is currently based on her specialization in homeopathy, combined with nutritional supplementation and life style advice. This is blended with her unique insights based on decades of work with many clients. From the beginning of her work she recognized her role as being strongly educative and has continued to teach professionally and privately.

Margaret’s practice as a gestalt therapist is based on working with the client to develop greater awareness of self and other, using the therapeutic relationship as the crucible of learning. She trained with Gestalt Therapy Australia and went on to do her masters in gestalt therapy through Gestalt Therapy Brisbane.

As an astrologer Margaret has many years of experience in practice, lecturing, researching and writing. This is an integral part of her work with clients. She also gives astrological readings which focus on the natal chart. She explores what is evident to her from the chart about the individual and the influences in their development, and then extends this to look at current influences including transits and progressions. This work can be focused on particular areas of life which the client is looking for assistance with, such as career, relationships, family issues, creativity and much more. As an astrologer Margaret has many years of experience in practice, lecturing, researching and writing. This is an integral part of her work with clients. She also gives astrological readings which focus on the natal chart. She explores what is evident to her from the chart about the individual and the influences in their development, and then extends this to look at current influences including transits and progressions. This work can be focused on particular areas of life which the client is looking for assistance with, such as career, relationships, family issues, creativity and much more.

In her development as a person, Margaret has explored many things material and esoteric and brings this wealth of experience and knowledge to her work. In the mid 80’s she began exploring the power of the mind through tools such as creative visualization. Over the last decade this work has developed further and she is currently gathering this work into book form and is working on audio recordings of the spiritual journeying that is a part of this work.

Along the way there have been a number of adventures into writing. Her best known work is Homoeopathy in the Home which was written together with her husband, Kerrin Cassidy. However there is much more on the way. In 1985 Margaret commenced writing her long awaited book Astrohom: the subtle link between astrology and homoeopathy in which she sets out her findings. Her research in this area has been sought after both in Australia and internationally and she is currently dedicating time to completing this complex work.

Margaret has been on a conscious spiritual discovery journey since at least the age of 9 when she first remembers hearing her spiritual guide’s voice. At that young age she was not quite sure what her guide meant but the words still sit clearly in her mind:

“Everything that ever happens to you has been carefully designed for you to learn from”. Just to be sure, the words were immediately repeated with strong emphasis as follows: “Absolutely everything that ever happens to you has been specifically designed for you to learn from.”

Margaret has experienced many other spiritual happenings and teachings which have informed her understanding of the spiritual journey over many years.