Website Terms & Conditions
IntroductionHello! This website, www.drdaniellearabena.com, is owned and operated by Dr Danielle Arabena ABN: 74 963 249 846. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This document sets out the Terms and Conditions you need to be aware of when using this website. Please take a moment to read them, as they set out your important rights and obligations and I care about making sure we both know where we stand. When you visit this website, use my services or purchase my products, you agree that you are over the age of 18 and willing to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. If you don’t accept this agreement, you should not continue to visit this website or purchase from me. All products and services advertised on this website are offered in compliance with Australian Consumer Law.
General DisclaimerOn this website you may find blog posts, articles, instructional guides, hints, tips and information about health, wellbeing, menstruation and childbirth. This information is provided solely for your education and personal development, with the hope of empowering you to improve your health and wellbeing.
My Rights and ResponsibilitiesWhile I take every care to provide valuable information, I cannot be responsible for the use that you make of that information. Please be aware that the generalised health and wellness information I provide is never a substitute for specialist medical advice tailored to your individual circumstances. There is no professional relationship formed between us unless you explicitly choose to work with me by purchasing my services or products. Any testimonials and promised results I may display on this website are based on my experience and those of my previous clients. They are not guarantees that anyone else will achieve the same results. I may modify this information provided on this website at any time, including altering or deleting it without notice.
Visitor ResponsibilitiesYou are expected to exercise your common sense and take responsibility for your own health, safety and well-being. I provide educational information on my website because I want to help people. If you become my client, it is my intention to hold space for you as you improve your health and step into the best version of yourself. However, it is extremely important for you to take full responsibility for the choices that you make and the actions that you take. This means conducting your own research and ensuring that you are fully informed before implementing any information that you find here. If you have any concerns or are not sure about whether a particular course of action is best for you, it is essential that you consult your usual doctor or other medical specialists before taking action.
DownloadsFrom time to time I may offer files for you to download, or for sale, including pdfs and mp3s. I take every care to ensure that these files are safe at the time when I upload them. However, please exercise care for your own safety and ensure you have an up-to-date virus scanner and internet security in place before downloading. I am not responsible for viruses or other damage which might occur as a result of downloading material from my site.
External LinksI may feature external links to sites that I believe share worthwhile information or are otherwise complimentary to my work. I am not responsible for the content of any other site that may be linked. If you find a broken link, please help me out by letting me know.
My Products and ServicesI provide the following products and services:
- Holistic Pelvic Care™
- Shamanic Holistic Healing
- Menstrual Wellness Consults
- 13 Moons Medicine™ Meditation Albums
- 13 Moons Medicine™ Aromatherapy and Herbal Products
- Counselling Services
- General Wellness Consults
- Birth Education Services
- Menstrual Education workshops
- Women’s circles
- Shamanic Womancraft workshops
Holistic Pelvic CareI am trained in holistic pelvic care™ (HPC) by its inventor, Tami Kent (www.wildfeminine.com). HPC works on the physical and energetic aspects of the pelvic bowl space. It includes gentle intervaginal massage to assess pelvic musculature health. Further treatments may include internal vaginal massage focusing on myofascial release and trigger points, instruction in pelvic muscles and breathing exercises, visualisations, rectal assessment, massage and other techniques as needed. HPC is a powerful treatment and can assist with psychological disassociation or numbing in the pelvic area after experiencing trauma or sexual assault, release of energetic patterns, grief, post-partum issues and menstrual irregularities. If you have a previous history of trauma, please ensure you have an established relationship with a counsellor whom you trust to support you before you commence this work. Even though HPC is quite subtle, it can bring up repressed trauma or trigger issues so please do make sure you have emotional support available afterwards. HPC can be done while menstruating. However, I will not perform internal HPC if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant. You can have a HPC treatment at eight weeks post-partum and can have external energetic work while pregnant to help prepare for your delivery. I reserve the right to err on the side of safety and may decline to perform a treatment if I feel there is any risk.
Shamanic HealingI use a combination of reiki, massage and Earth-centred shamanic techniques to work on your energetic body, either in person or at a distance using phone, Zoom or Skype. Please wear loose, non-restrictive clothing and ensure that you are in a private location where you will not be disturbed, if our consultation is online or by phone.
Menstrual Wellness ConsultingWe begin by investigating your menstrual history and feeling into the energy of your body. We may also undertake some shamanic work to uncover what your menstrual cycle is revealing about your health and wellness. We then create a tailored holistic plan to improve your menstrual cycle and rebalance and restore your relationship with your womb. Please be aware that you will need to provide me with information about your experience with menstruation, including any surgeries, medical history which may include gynaecological, sexual and obstetric history, symptoms and main concerns. Your consultation will be more effective if you prepare this information in advance and bring it with you.
13 Moons Medicine™ MeditationsI provide guided meditation albums using drumming and meditones to help you reconnect with your body, the earth and your higher self. These albums are available online as digital downloads. These meditation albums must be downloaded to a computer and then synced to a device. They will not download directly to a device due to file size. Please follow the instructions in the accompanying booklets. Meditones are UNSUITABLE FOR PEOPLE SUFFERING EPILEPSY
13 Moons Medicine ™ Aromatherapy & Herbal ProductsThese aromatherapy and herbal blends are made in small batches using shamanic ritual. As a result, they are only available in limited numbers and released from time to time. Interested purchasers should sign up for my newsletter, where I will let you know via my email list or via social media when they become available. They will be sold on a strictly first come, first served basis. The womb alchemy oil cannot be used during pregnancy as it contains Clary sage, which is a uterotonic, meaning it can cause contractions of the uterus. It is a perfect oil to use during labour. As with any oil or cream-based product, I recommend that you do a small patch test on the skin to ensure there are no sensitivities before using.
Counselling ServicesDuring the initial consultation I will conduct an assessment to gain an understanding of your concerns and difficulties as well as your goals and expectations. I will use a combination of psychological therapies and energetic work to hold space for you while we develop new insights and understanding to current or past difficulties, and develop strategies to enhance your wellbeing,
Birth Education ServicesI provide birth education services for both women and men combining the evidence based work of the first 1000 days, my medical education, my work as a graduate of the School of Shamanic Womancraft, and my work as a healer, with the aim to bring spiritual and whole health aspects and rituals back into birth for the benefit of the whole family. Through Birth Alchemy™ I offer various workshops including meditation sessions, group work and connections for sacred birth – a shamanic journey for parents to connect with their baby, I also work with parents in the post-natal period to help them debrief and work with their own and their babies’ birth stories, giving both women and men an opportunity to process, integrate and ground their experience of giving birth.
WorkshopsI offer a range of live workshops, including women’s circles, birth drum alchemy workshops, Menstruation Alchemy™ and birth education.
My QualificationsAs a medical doctor, I am bound by strict codes of ethics and conduct – and in particular the principle of “do no harm”. All of the products and services I offer are based on extensive research around the most recent evidence-based reviews. I also enjoy constantly improving and expanding my skills through ongoing professional development. My qualifications for providing the services I offer include:
- RACGP fellow – consultant
- level 2 mental health counselling
- currently enrolled in diploma of aromatherapy with subset of aromatic medicine
- currently enrolled in certificate course of women’s herbal medicine
- Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery
- Bachelor of Nursing
- Bachelor of Business & Communications
- Reiki mastership
- numerous certificates in massage
- Infant Massage instructor
- Holistic Pelvic Care™ certification
- graduate of the School of Shamanic Womancraft
- First 1000 Days short course – Indigenous birthing knowledge from pre-conception to two years of age, and
- as a medical and cultural educator, I teach Indigenous health to General Practitioner registrars and lead an Indigenous health training team.
Very Important InformationWhen you work with me, we are not entering into a doctor / patient relationship. I am assisting you to focus on your health and wellbeing using a combination of preventative health measures and alternative complementary treatments. I am NOT acting as your doctor, and the information and treatment advice that I give you does NOT replace the need to consult with your own doctor. I highly recommend that you do not commence working with me unless you have a good relationship with a General Practioner (GP) that you trust. If you have a history of trauma, I also recommend ensuring you have access to a counsellor whom you are comfortable talking to before we begin our treatment, as sometimes deeply buried emotions can arise which are beyond the scope of my service and I cannot support you through. If these feelings do arise following a session and your normal counsellor is unavailable, please call a publicly available counselling service such as Beyond Blue (1300 224 636) or Lifeline (13 11 14) for immediate assistance. When working with me 1:1, it is your responsibility to be honest with me and give me your full personal medical history, so I can tailor your treatment to suit your needs. As already mentioned, it is important that you have the support of a General Practitioner (GP) in place and that you do any follow up care that I may recommend. If you want to see results, it is strongly recommended that you do your ‘homework’ and implement the preventative care strategies and recommendations that I provide. However, it is also crucial that you listen to what is right for you and your body. If at any stage you feel my advice is not aligned to your needs, then don’t follow it – talk to me about it instead. In doing this work, we act together in partnership, and both of us need to work together towards our shared goal of improving your health. I may offer to make an aromatherapy or herbal blend for you, to support specific needs that arise during counselling or other services. These blends will incur an additional cost including a postage and handling fee. Costs will be advised at the time of your session. Please tell me immediately if you are pregnant or trying to fall pregnant, especially if your treatment involves intervaginal massage as we may need to modify the service I provide accordingly. If you are pregnant you cannot use 13 Moons Medicine™ Womb Alchemy oil as it contains Clary Sage which can cause uterine contractions. Even though working therapeutically together can form strong bonds, unfortunately I am unable to be friends with you on Facebook or other social media channels. Due to professional restrictions around advertising, you cannot leave reviews or testimonials for my work as a medical doctor on my social media pages, and any comments of that kind will be removed. I may, however, ask for testimonials for workshops or healing sessions that I will put on my website or social media. Thank you for your understanding.
After Your SessionPlease plan to be gentle with yourself for rest of day. Big energetic shifts are likely to be happening, so factor in time to rest and nourish yourself allowing the process to integrate before going back into the world. If I have given you suggestions for appropriate follow up, I highly recommend you do them conscientiously. I would not like to see you suffer unnecessarily due to neglecting your self-care. I may ask you to send me a quick check in via email after one week, to let me know how you are going post treatment. If you experience anything that concerns you or is causing you pain, please do not delay in seeking medical advice, or counselling. If your own counsellor is not available, you may wish to call Beyond Blue (1300 224 636) or Lifeline (13 11 14). If you have purchased products from me, use them strictly according to the label and do not use them in ways that are not intended. For example, all aromatherapy products are for external application only. Do not use them internally (and this includes inside your vagina.) Finally, please understand that deep work can take time and may not be fixed in one session. It is quite common to need additional treatments before you experience significant shifts. At your first session, we will develop a treatment plan together, and I ask that you commit to seeing the plan through in order to give yourself the best chance of a healthy relationship with your body.
Intellectual PropertyThe content of this website is protected by copyright. No portion of this website may be copied or replicated in any form without my written consent. I own the registered and unregistered trademarks in:
- my logo
- 13 Moons Medicine™
- Sacred Birth Meditones™
- Birthing Alchemy™
- Menstruation Alchemy™
- Birth Alchemy™
- Birth Drum Alchemy™