Positive Menstrual Education Blog

Stay up to date with updates, including information relating to kinesiology, positive menstrual education, natural fertility and women's health. Including;

  • Kinesiology and Neuro-Training
  • Women's Circles, Connecting Cycles
  • Celebration Day for Girls (aged 10-12)
  • Cool on the Inside for teenage girls (aged 14-16)
  • Father's Celebrating Daughters

All of our updates appear below...

Feb 06, 2018

Melissa Gonella Kinesiology

Here is my story! I still remember those days very well. A few month ago I was experiencing too much stress from my work place which caused several panic

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Dec 27, 2017


I began seeing Melissa for Kinesiology sessions because I had been experiencing reoccurring UTI's for over 18 months (stemming from a long history of candida)

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Sep 21, 2017

Celebration day for girls

Thank you for a lovely day. I had done a Celebration day for girls with my eldest daughter and knew when it was time this was what I wanted to do with

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Sep 13, 2017

Celebration day for girls

A beautiful day. My daughter really enjoyed it. Thankyou Melissa!

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Jul 20, 2017

Neuro-Training Kinesiology Eltham

Neuro-Training Kinesiology Eltham Clinic specialising in natural hormone balancing care that treats the whole person. It is effective and gentle addressing a persons core issues.

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Feb 26, 2017


Melissa's kinesiology session helped release the pain in my arm which I’d been suffering from for a few months. Within days the pain had disappeared and

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Dec 30, 2016

Homemade Kombucha

We make our own homemade kombucha, its easy to do and supports the mantainance of good gut health.

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Dec 30, 2016

Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal fatigue explained. Why burning the candle at both ends, is not a good idea for your hormonal wellbeing.

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Nov 07, 2016

Kinesiology and Neuro Training by Melissa Gonella

Melissa’s Kinesiology and Neuro training have given my me back emotional balance, self empowerment, self love, physical health and better introspection.

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Oct 10, 2016

Kinesiology Sessions

I initially came to see Melissa because I was having very short menstrual cycles and heavy and unpredictable periods. Through her incredible skills, not

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Aug 26, 2016

Adrenal Function

Adrenal function is popularly recognised as the little guys that control the ‘fight or flight’ response, however they are vitally important for so many other reasons.

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Aug 22, 2016

Female Archetypes

Female archetypes are based on the biological phases of a woman’s life, are like stories held deeply within the feminine body, connecting to universal energies that link across time and culture.

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Aug 03, 2016

Where women and spirituality meet; Connecting Cycles Course

This course draws on traditional feminine teachings, combining the uniqueness of being women and spirituality together in a harmony that nurtures and supports us.

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Jul 28, 2016


I've been seeing Mel Gonella for kinesiology consultations over the last 6 or so months. During this time she has helped me considerably to overcome several

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May 17, 2016


How great that Melissa has added Kinesiology to her repertoire. I am currently working through a process of neuro-training, and am loving my sessions.

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May 03, 2016

Kinesiology and Neuro Training

I had become used to numbness in my foot (which I've suffered from for years, since a reaction to a local anaesthetic). Not only did the neuro training

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Jan 31, 2016

Positive Period Shop

At the Positive Period Shop you will find sustainable and life affirming products which supporting healthy menstruation.

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Aug 11, 2015

Positive Resources

Some positive and thought provoking resource articles, books and video's we have gathered for you about a range of topics.

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Jul 19, 2015

Your Beautiful Life

Your Beautiful Life walking your soul's purpose. Melissa Gonella provides different styles of support for those embarking on the journey of discovery.

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Jun 09, 2015

Your Beautiful Life

I was tentative as I started my journey through YBL. With the book sitting beside my bed for some time before I opened the first page. Upon opening the

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May 19, 2015

Mother and Daughter Activities

Bonding mother and daughter activities, this circle will inspire and encourage the connection between a mother and her daughter as she enters the passage to young womanhood.

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May 17, 2015

Womens Circle; Meets Monthly

This Womens Circle meets monthly in Melbourne's outer north-east. Making connections in a wholesome, nourishing way.

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May 15, 2015

Connecting cycles

At the other end of a somewhat trying week, I found our connecting cycles group was still connecting. Although our course was formally over, and members

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Mar 06, 2014

Connecting Cycles ~ Sunday's First Session

Hi Melissa, I just wanting to let you know that I really enjoyed the session on Sunday. I now know that I really did need a space to not only connect

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Feb 14, 2014

Mapping out the connection between different cycles

For the last 3 hours I've been completely immersed in creating, mapping and connecting the cycles.

I live, breath and love this work!

If there is any one else sitting out there on the edge of diving into either of the Connecting Cycle's groups with me, there is still time. Both of the monthly groups will be starting in March (Sunday's at 7pm and Wednesday's at 12.30pm).

When complete this will be an awesome tool and I know that women from last years group will be ecstatic that this has been started and yes, I will definitely make sure you get a copy when it's done.

Feb 10, 2014

Celebration Day for Girls

Dear Melissa, thank you for facitating a lovely day for the girls. That night my daughter was very comfortable in giving an overview of the day to our

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Jan 29, 2014

Dreaming into my day...

Last night I had a dream that symbolised the end of something. I woke up to a new beginning. It is the start of the new school year (after 7 weeks of summer holidays) and this is the time when I start my year, in a way.

I start in my office, catching up with colleagues, clients, making appointments, sending emails, preparing for workshops. During this, there is a knock at my door. It's my neighbour, we exchange freshly picked sugar plums and pears from our garden with a couple of boxes of hand-me-down clothes for my son. Back to my office, there's another knock at the door; it's the wife of my husband’s sailing companion and a good friend, we exchange boat related bits. A bit more office work, followed by a phone call; its Cath who lives at our farm and watches over our sheep. “The sheep have got out” she tells me, so I pull on my leather boots and hat to go and catch our sheep and mend the gate. What a diverse day. What a beginning to my year! This is my life and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Jan 24, 2014

Celebration Day for Girls goes viral on Facebook

As a facilitator of Celebration Day's for Girls I'm proud to share the links to this amazing workshop for 10-12 year old girls and their mothers or close female carers.

With facilitators now located far and wide there are new ways to keep up to date with what's going on in your area. Help us to spread the word by clicking 'like' on this new page.

Together we can share the importance of supporting our girls into a life-affirming and connected journey into womanhood.


Today, I also begin preparation for my first Celebration Day for 2014 in Mitcham, Victoria. I'm looking forward to being with these 10 girls and their mothers on this special day together and I'm grateful for the privilege of sharing this day with them.

Please check my calendar for other days that are scheduled for this year or let me know of your interest and I will contact you when a new workshop is planned - I'm thinking maybe the next one could be as early as April or May.

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Nov 28, 2013

Connecting Cycles

Being part of the Connecting Cycles classes has given me much insight into my feminine being-ness, my personal power, and the interconnection of everything

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Oct 17, 2013

Celebration Day for Girls

What a lovely time we had celebrating womanhood and the stories that go with it. My daughter loved the day and enjoyed the stories, laughter and creating

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Oct 07, 2013

Women's Circle Open Invitation

This Friday night is the next Women's Circle. This is an open invitation to any woman that feels called to connect and be with fellow women. Together we will share and be nourished by each other’s stories and weave this into our own feminine experience. Uniting with the menstrual cycle and its ebb and flow, which like breathing, occurs with or without our awareness. The more conscious we are of our cycle the more we can listen and understand the mysteries and lessons that it holds, much like the mysteries that are hidden behind our night-time dreaming. Understanding and deepening our awareness of our cycle connects us to this mystery of what is lying behind the symptom or emotion and when sharing what we feel comfortable to share within a group connects us together in this experience as women.

This Friday, Melissa will speak about the major gateways of being a woman and the importance that these are recognised and honoured. What are they and why are they important and how do they affect other areas of our lives.

For more details about the venue, time and location go to the website www.menstruality.com.au

Whether we have meet or not, should you feel a gentle tug or the strong pull to come, I look forward to seeing you there! Feel free to call Melissa beforehand on 0418 990 619.

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Sep 19, 2013

Connecting Cycles Workshop Series - In Your Lounge Room!

Ok, the breaking Menstruality NEWS from the North, East, West and South. The Connecting Cycles Series of Workshops are available to be run whilst in the comfort of your own living room!

You can either participate on your own or with friends! Sometimes, travelling costs will need to be included and price's will vary depending on how many people are involved. But just to give you an idea, based on you doing this on your own, the cost would be $60 per session, two-three $50 each, four-six $40 each, six and over $30 each. Blessings to all on your spring-time budding. xxx

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Sep 04, 2013

Tuning into the Inner Voice

Would you say out loud to another person what your inner voice sometimes says to yourself? Talk to yourself kindness and truth - that's being real.

Sep 03, 2013

Natural Family Planning,Natural Fertility,Menstrual Health Consultations: Eltham

Natural Family Planning Consultations; Providing women and couples with expert guidance in how to understand a woman's fertility cycle and supporting menstrual health and well being.

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Sep 02, 2013

Emotional Health and Wellbeing; Counselling

A counselling service that is focused on women's emotional health and wellbeing. Specialising in the natural life transitions of all women, from adolescence through to menopause.

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Aug 29, 2013

Celebration Day for Girls - this is the final one for 2013

Only a few days left to book in for the final Celebration Day for Girls workshop for 2013. There are still a few places available so if you've been holding back, get to it quick slick! What a great way for mothers and their daughters to welcome Spring together.

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