Who is Heather Bruce?

One does not take ‘no’ for an answer.
Who sees no limitations.

Structural and a visceral catastrophes – think accidents, operations, incidents – adhesions and scars – clearing whatever is stuck in your body – we can move what has up until now – NOT been possible.

Where there is breath, there is life.
Bodies heal themselves
Let us begin

How did I get to here?
Searching when all others stopped.
Always life heals.
We may need to ask different questions.

What I offer

A fresh start

We clear away what is baggage.

By allowing the organs (especially your centre) to realign, you can also.

Pain? That is a great message. A body warning that you need to change are.


You change what you are doing
You allow the past to leave, the scars and the traumas released – your body is happy.

We focus on returning everything to naturally perfect.

Using my four plus decades of consecutively using many modalities (hence my clinic website is acupuncture plus), across multiple lineages and within all dimensions we can access – we undo the life residue and the dramas that hold your body STUCK. We let it go. Your clarity, your health and your life are hostage – to pain – to hopelessness – all stuck flows – let us set you FREE.

My life journey –  follow Nature . .

Always different – a maverick/outlier/wayfinder
This life has been totally shaped by my maternity.
Having become an accidental mum in 1977, I gave it my best shot.
I could see  that my baby was possibly going to go down the chronic life long illness path of his dad – so I made sure that this was not likely. Starting with only natural – no add ins – no jabs, no foreign ways – he had a mammalian upbringing – we had no cash, so he was worn, breastfed and reared by his parents till school.
He missed out on his dad’s horrendous asthma and eczema (not given the beginning his dad had helped heaps). He grew strong (and still at 44 has a thicket of head hair – whereas his dad was bald at 28 when I met him). What is this about? Inner wealth – growing from the start as the best house on the block . .as on both sides of the family – generations back had lost their hair/been sickly.  . . a measure of inner strength.


My passion

Untangling that which holds the structure and thus function hostage.
Assisting others to Wake Up on all levels – that they may also shine their lights on the world they live within.

Why I developed the Gentling Way

After a lifetime of assisting others (having heard their stories of woe, or medical forcing and of that not working, and of all those decades of dispensing care and tending /touching people’s bodies and souls: deeply, the Gentling Way was birthed.

Always a hands-on worker, I discovered that the more gentle, less pressure, the more profound the result.

Designing acupuncture  colleges and courses post graduate in all hard areas (infertility prior to IVF clinics  – and now after the sperm debacle when almost NONE are fertile), AIDS – prior to medications, cancer – when chemo etc have failed – and difficult/’high risk’ pregnancy and post surgical repairs, I am well versed at being the last in the long line of people who have had maybe one piece of your healing puzzle.

Let us put ALL the pieces on the  table – right side up.

We will methodically take down all the barriers to your best life.

Life Experiences

I started this path with my 6 week old baby in tow.
I began with what had helped his dad – the acupuncture course, many touch and vibrational therapies, additionally learning all that I could about natural eating, consciously being, uncovering ways to improve life and how to live well. It all segued into my lifetime of serving others for the same outcome – the best possible.
The maternal university I attended had me going back for more – 4 times in 18 years.

Along this journey I picked up diverse skills to meet the life demands made of me  – vaccine damaged children (and self as it turns out), highly difficult social and life experiences, and of course the need to rescue my massively brain injured precious daughter (from 1986).

No stone unturned.
No problem too complex.
No limitations accepted.
Mentoring/teaching/assisting anyone who comes into my orbit.
Clinical results leading to ever more questions answered as I travel the world seeking more
Empowering others as they then can ripple out lighting others’ ways

‘Formal’ (non life) – Intentional Training

  • 1977-78  Diploma of Acupuncture (Acupuncture Colleges Australia [Sydney])
  • 1979   Bachelor of Acupuncture, Netherlands (Dr Van Buren) and Brisbane College of Traditional Acupuncture.
  • 1979  Diploma of Naturopathy (Institute of Naturopathy, Mapleton)
  • 1979 – present Attended many acupuncture themed workshops/congresses as possible.
  • 1980 Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine (private study Nancy Evelyn)
  • 1981 Diploma of Bach Flower Remedies (private study Nancy Evelyn)
  • 1987 Reiki 1 with Beth Gray
  • 1989 Reiki 2 with Beth Gray
  • 1989 onwards – Aura Soma Introduction and Level 1 and 2 
  • 1989 – 1992 “Who Am I” emotional/spiritual retreats 
  • 1990 onwardsAura Soma and Aura Light workshops
  • 1998 Sikem and Seichem attunement
  • 2006 – 5 day Sound Healing workshop with Karin Scheld, Canterbury, NZ 
  • 2008 – Completed Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education, Griffith University,.
  • 2009  – Sydney Aura Soma – Mike Booth ‘Emerald Heart’ workshop 
  • 2012 – One unit (Research into CAM) towards Masters of Health Sciences at Canty Uni Chch, NZ
  • 2013 – Melbourne Aura Soma – Mike Booth – ‘Three Stars of the Subtle Anatomy’
  • 2014‘Self Care Level 1 Arvigo ®’ training (Melbourne)
  • 2014 – ‘Professional Care Training’ (Kin Kin)
  • 2014‘Introduction to Spiritual Healing’  (Kin Kin)
  • 2014 – ‘Arvigo® Accreditation’ (New Hampshire, USA)
  • 2014‘Advanced Pregnancy’ (New Hampshire, USA)
  • 2015 – ‘Ix Chel Mastery’ (New Hampshire, USA)  
  • 2015 ‘Self Care Teacher Training’ (New Hampshire, USA)  
  • 2016Advanced Spiritual Healing (Belize)
  • 2016Mercier training St Charles, Chicago, USA
  • 2017 – Development of The Gentling Way
  • 2018 – International teaching of The Gentling Way
  • 2019 – Consolidation of the online process of/towards The Gentling Way teaching manuals and online courses
  • 2020 – Reiki Mastership
  • 2020My intention was – setting teachers of the Gentling Way throughout Australia and NZ. A large world wide pause – me back in NZ,  locked out of the dedicated teaching/healing establishment was (The Life Alignment Centre, Brisbane) and locked into NZ – rural West Coast – we begin again teaching those who can help YOU realign to your best self. All year mentoring international online healers to emerge to take this multi modality multi lineage body of what works – to the world.


Since returning to  my home in NZ prior to lock down in mid March 2020, I am reintegrating the training that was to be the centre piece of this year. I am presently operating from my past teaching retreat – in the wee cottage  up the road 40Km – my healing and teaching sanctuary.

If you are able – come to me.  .

I only see people for intensives.

If you seek babies – and nothing has worked – that is my forte. Bring the intended dad – your partner – you will be surprised . . Let me see what I can do. After these decades of asking different questions, I have discovered how to work a systems model on many dimensions concurrently . .

The Gentling Way – maybe reach out? I am on +64 27 777 3737

Allowing your very being to untangle and return to what it was always – perfect.