Please see below a list of pre-reading books and documents:-

The following books are RECOMMENDED pre-reading for Module One, and REQUIRED pre-reading for Module Two onwards:


  • Medicine Hands by Gayle MacDonald
  • Quest for Life by Petrea King
  • The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton

To purchase these, check out  Google Book Depository first as they have cheaper prices and free shipping.

Medicine Hands (3rd Edition) ISBN 978-1-84409-639-8. The author is Gayle MacDonald and it is published by Findhorn Press

This book has been just been republished and can be easily located at Google Book and

Quest for Life by Petrea King - this is sold on the Quest for Life website at and retails for AU$32.

The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton ISBN13 978140192319 - is published by Hay House and is available on the here.

The following book is REQUIRED pre-reading for Modules Three and Four:

Massage for the Hospital Patient and Medically Frail Client ISBN 0-7817-4705-8 - The author is Gayle Macdonald it is published by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 


Module Two FAQs are REQUIRED pre-reading for the course. Please click here to read or download the FAQ document.

Palliative Care Pre-Reading

Coping with Grief by Mal McKissock and Dianne McKissock can be purchased at ABC books or Bereavement Care Centre

Using the power of hope to cope with dying: the four stages of hope by Cathleen Fanslow-Brunjes can be purchased at Booktopia or Angus and Robertson

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