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The Healers Café

187 EpisodesProduced by Manon Bolliger (facilitator and retired naturopath with 30+ years of practiWebsite

Hi, it's Manon Bolliger (facilitator and retired naturopath with 30+ years of practice) and I want to welcome you to the Healers Cafe.I am so excited to be doing this series of interviews and what I'll be doing is, is asking all kinds of healthcare practitioners, doctors, healers of all types, to re… read more


How To Take Control of Your Health & Future with Kate Kunkel on The Healers Café with Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND

In this episode of The Healers Café, Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND, chats with Kate Kunkel who is a vegan nutritionist and health coach, I am also a vibroacoustic and harp therapist, a Reiki master, and Mindfulness practitioner. 

Listen to the full story today!

Highlights from today's episode include:

Kate Kunkel (01:11):

Why I began the harp was really what led me to everything. I had a very stressful life in Hollywood and Palm Springs, California. And there was a night when I came home from one of the gazillion meetings I had to attend all the time and I was feeling particularly sorry for myself. I was working too hard and nobody cared and nobody loved me anymore. So, it was very serious. And I was driving across this wash the washes. They are very deep. And there was a bridge over there and just for a millisecond, a nanosecond, I thought I could just drive off this bridge and that would be the end of it. And of course I shook myself out of it and I went home and I thought, Ooh, you know, I really need some help here.

Dr Manon (06:30):

it's so fascinating to me how you're describing that it's his music played through your hands, you know, and it's interesting. because one of the works I do is it's a physical therapy. I don't know if you're familiar with Bowen but there's set moves that one can do. And then there is a connection that changes everything. I relate to what you're saying and that's why I've been so thrilled to have an opportunity to ask you a million questions and really deeply understand that the power of, of sound, in healing that's one piece, the other piece is the interconnectedness of sound itself. And could you speak a little bit about that?

Dr Manon (46:30):

Well, for me, it's a choice, who's to government to tell us what goes in our bodies ,doesn't make sense to me on any level. It just does not.


About Kate Kunkel

My journey has been filled with twists and turns, something I think most of us can relate to. I started out in the legal profession, then moved to writing and into the television and movie industries.  It was fun and exciting, but ... fulfilling? Not really.

In 1992, I had a life-changing experience and was given a dream in which I played a harp. It was then, finally, that I began to hone in on my life’s purpose.  I began working with the harp as a healing instrument, then learned about vibroacoustic therapy.

As a result, for the last nearly three decades, I have nurtured the gift of music, with my harp and sound therapy, and shared its power through programs and coaching.  During this time, I also became a Reiki master, and integrated Reiki with my sound and harp therapy work.

When my Mom was diagnosed with dementia ten years ago, a whole new dimension was added to my life, and I began to research and study this terrible disease.

What I learned spurred me to become vegan and to institute serious lifestyle changes that helped me regain my own memory AND in the process become much healthier (and happier!)

Because I felt so awesome, and had so much more energy, I decided to study formally, and became a vegan nutritionist and health coach so that I could help others protect their own brains.

The lifestyle changes that I instituted to protect my own brain in response to my Mom's diagnosis became a program that I now share with clients who are also concerned about brain health. I also share that information in my blog and in the book that is being released this summer of 2020.

My mission is simple: To share all that I have learned about protecting the brain and the power of music and words to inspire and heal with anyone who is called to work on their own health and happiness.

I offer you what I have learned to empower YOU to take the steps that YOU need to take to be all that you can, and should, be.

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About Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND:

Dr. Manon is a Naturopathic Doctor, the Founder of Bowen College, an International Speaker with a TEDx talk in September 2020, and the author of the Amazon best-selling book "What Patient's Don't Say if Doctors Don't Ask." Watch for her next book, due out in 2020.


About The Healers Café:

Dr. Manon's show is the #1 show for medical practitioners and holistic healers to have heart to heart conversations about their day to day lives.

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