North Shore Times : November 9th 2010
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Returning a respect- able haul, I caught as much with my camera as I did with my rod, spend- ing most of the time try- ing to capture the drama and grace of the gannets who generously guided me to schools of snapper. There is much that we can learn from gannets. Serene in flight, they move over the ocean assured, confident of where they are headed. They seem content to pace themselves, their journey measured. They are almost regal, unfazed by the turmoil of the wind and waves. Yet once they sight a fish beneath the surface, their entire demeanour alters. They work with steady determination to gain height, lock on to their target, plummet inexorable as a missile. In the moments before they pierce the ocean's surface, they are entirely and utterly focussed on the task at hand. They sense everything in their immediate environment: every nuance of the breeze, the darting escape path of their prey, the projected course of their trajectory. And, although their moment of impact appears explos- ive, it is far from reck- less. Imagine if we could teach all of our young people those skills. Not just the obvious ones, like tenacity, sustained effort and unswerving focus, but also the more subtle lessons. The dictates of adoles- cence often lead children to live for the minute, ignoring future conseq- uences as they chase a moment of fleeting exhil- aration. Yet the thrills of a young person's life don't need to be destruc- tive if they can exercise self-control. If we could only pass on to all teenagers the gannet's secret, to relish every experience without succumbing to reckless- ness. Yet adults, too, could learn from the gannet. How often in this pressured age do we strive relentlessly for the future, head down, stoically beating against the elements and conse- quently missing the immediate rewards that envelope us? The gannet pursues its course with grace, not haste. Its head is lifted, its senses attuned. It has purpose, but knows when to rest upon the ocean, trusting in its buoyancy. We, too, might do well to try to emulate these sage creatures and be mindful of all that surrounds us. In an age when young people can live too much for the moment and adults too much in the future, consider the gan- net and learn to live in the moment. Learning the natural way South Pacific College of Natural Therapies teaches natural medi- cine to students passionate about the importance of health and wellbeing. The College is New Zealand's first and foremost provider of natural medicine. Since the first members met in 1940, SPCNT has evolved, grown and pushed learning boundaries, moving in to its own purpose built premises in 2007. In 2009 it purchased the Auck- land College of Classical Homeopathy, whose courses have been integrated into their new degree course, Bachelor of Natu- ral Medicine. Recently the college purchased the Waikato Centre for Herbal Medicine. SPCNT caters for the many and varied needs of students commit- ted to learning about this fasci- nating field of medicine. In the degree programme wis- dom traditions are integrated with scientific knowledge. Time is spent studying the marketing, commercial and practical aspects of setting up a practice or business in the natural health field. The first two years of study can be undertaken by distance edu- cation. In 2011 the college will also offer a world-first qualification, the Diploma in Traditional Pase- fika Healing. Graduates of SPCNT are testa- ment to the fine job this college does. Try googling Lani Lopez for instance, and many of her achievements will be listed, including health column writer, radio host, book author and men- tor. Lani graduated from SPCNT in 1997 and is a shining example of how far one can take a career in natural medicine. These days SPCNT is entrenched in the Ellerslie Com- munity, offering locals the benefits of access to the onsite and hugely popular natural medicine student clinic, assisting clients to reach optimum health and well- being, for a very reasonable rate.
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