Kelly Phillips – Tutor

Kelly Phillips has dedicated her life to supporting people to heal and grow, and in her role as kaiako at NCNZ she’s setting students up to follow in her footsteps.

“I support students to inspire and educate people to enhance their wellbeing,” says Kelly, who tutors the Health and Wellbeing Advice course within our Level 5 Diploma in Health Science.

An experienced tutor and clinical mentor, Kelly has taught private workshops in herbal medicine and nutrition and has a wellness clinic where she assists people through naturopathy, Ayurveda and mind-body medicine.

“I find it immensely rewarding to help people transform their health and clear the obstacles that have been holding them back. The focus of my clinic is supporting people to shift the underlying barriers that have been standing in the way of their natural state of wellbeing using a combination of mind-body medicine and natural therapies.”

Supporting women to have empowering birth experiences is another area of passion for Kelly, who has a long involvement with Active Birth Taranaki and regularly presents at workshops on nutrition and natural therapies for pregnant women. Deeply community-spirited, she’s also been the Chairperson of the Omata Home and School Association for the last three years, working hard to support community connections and fundraising for her children’s school.

When she’s not inspiring students at NCNZ, healing people at her clinic, or sharing her vast knowledge out in the community, you’ll likely find Kelly with her hands in the soil on their lifestyle block just out of New Plymouth.

“I live with my husband and two children and we have a focus on living sustainably, growing much of our own food, making herbal medicines and caring for the land. I believe reconnecting with our whenua (land) as well as each other are important aspects for our own healing.”

*Diploma in Naturopathy, Diploma in Ayurvedic Medicine, ThetaHealing practitioner, active member of NZAMH.