Let us introduce to you Dr Serene!

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Dr Serene stepped into general practice in 1983. Feeling Western medicine didn’t offer enough, she trained in acupuncture and researched complementary therapies. In the 80s, she launched the first National Pharmacy Guild-endorsed relaxation tapes (featured on Qantas airlines), then wrote and presented a six-part complementary therapy documentary for SBS in the 90s (it has since been seen in 30 different countries).

The latter was a pioneering move supported by medical leaders such as Dr Vicki Kotsirilos, who is the founder of the AIMA (Australian Integrated Medical Association), and Professor Marc Cohen, currently foundation Professor of Complementary Medicine at RMIT University.

Dr Serene has been a regular on radio (Radio National, 6PR, 3AW) and the international speaking circuit, author of a book on relationships called A Touch of Love and a columnist for The West Australian. She introduced a stress reduction/relaxation course for medicine students at the University of Western Australia in the 90s. After 15 years of a hectic schedule, Dr Serene spent 15 years out of the media spotlight working as a GP and attending meditation retreats. In 2009, Dr Serene embarked on a cosmetic career, sourcing natural and innovative methods to rejuvenate skin. Her latest venture is Sqoom – using cutting-edge German technology and gels to treat skin conditions and rejuvenate the skin. Dr Serene meditates everyday and attends 10-day silent meditation retreats three times a year. She maintains a healthy daily regime of exercise (swimming/cycling/walking/hypervibe workout ) and a diet rich in antioxidants. “If I can’t look after myself, how can I look after anyone else” she says.

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