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In Dec 2015, I had a big scare. My routine blood test came with Creatinine 140 and EGFR 53. My Dr and Specialist told me that I have FSGS (Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis). A biopsy was done and I was asked to take Prednisone. I was told that I would be on dialysis in 10 years. By grace of God my wife found Vital Chi Wellness. We asked our specialist to allow me few months to see if lifestyle changes can improve my kidney function.


My first session with Daniel gave me great confidence and in fact my life back. His words “our body has itself healing powers and we only need to look after our body” keeps resonating in my mind. I worked hard in last six months. Morning Breathing exercises (Pranayama’s) and healthy green foods. I cut down on all unhealthily food. I started medication and sessions in Feb 2016 with Daniel. My blood test results came in April and EGFR has gone up to 57 and creatinine down to 130. This gave me great confidence that my kidney’s can heal. Next results in May- EGFR up to 63 and creatinine down to 120. My latest result in June EGFR up to 67 and creatinine down to 115. I met my specialist last week and all he said “ you are doing something right and keep doing it”. I do not need prednisone.


Shailendra from Melbourne


Naturopathy & Nutrition  
I'd just like to say how terrific the advice and diet was.....I lost 5 kilos almost immediately, I didn't feel hungry and I felt really well and energised. Also, the follow up support and advice provide by the naturopath was excellent.

Libby from Melbourne

Daniel has given me a more positive and calm approach to life through his weekly mediation sessions. His education towards mindfulness has encouraged me to be more open and less judgemental to everyday life.

Thank you Daniel

Sam Newnham from Blackburn

Mindfulness - MiCBT


The skills learnt with Daniel will be a resource I can draw upon when required for the rest of my life. It has given me a solid grounding in the principles of breathing, meditation and importantly, body scanning. I believe the individual must be prepared to put aside time every day to maximise the course, by doing so the intensive nature will allow skills to develop and be retained. Daniel's pleasant and caring nature encourages and enables the desired skills to be gained."

Tom, Melbourne


I believe that life is a roller coaster and everything happens for a reason. The highs, the lows, the good and the bad, and regardless of where our journey takes us, it is possible to learn from every experience.It wasn’t until I began treatment at Vitalchi Wellness that I finally came to this epiphany, and began to believe that my life could be different. I didn’t have to become immersed in negativity, but rather could to choose to accept the way things were and rise above the pain.From the moment I met Daniel and began our regular sessions, I haven’t turned away once from stepping forward into the life I want to live. Through his wisdom and knowledge of mindfulness meditation, willingness to explore alternative ways of thinking through Action Commitment Therapy, and devotion to his practice, Daniel has bought me out of my dark place and taught me that life is priceless and every moment is worth living.  As my naturopath, confidant, and mentor, Daniel has guided me to explore all of life’s possibilities and strive for freedom.  For his unconditional support and encouragement, I will remain eternally thankful. 

Lisa from Berwick

I was in the midst of a personal crisis, or what I believed was a personal crisis, I turned to Daniel for help, and was introduced to MiCBT.

I had never heard of the program, but was willing to undergo the treatment, as I has lost faith in my ability to overcome.  The outcome was more than I could have expected. Too often I think we allow our minds to be negative vehicles, and just train ourselves subconsciously to accept negative thoughts and the impact on our bodies. I now know we can fight back. MiCBT taught me how to deal with negative thoughts, in a positive way, without medication. MiCBT is now in practice every day of my life, I owe a lot to its teacher, and its design.

Geoff Torney, Clayton


To Anyone Considering The MiCBT Course, I presented myself to Daniel Cerny with a multitude of issues ranging from eczema, weight gain, anger, fear, self-hatred, exhaustion, poor relationships and depression. I had spent decades on the spiralling pathway, seeking expensive bandaid treatments. However the longer I travelled this road, I still remained on the roller-coaster of emotional and physical highs and lows. The tragedy is, the older that I am becoming, the more I feel like a piece of driftwood, i.e. my emotions and direction are totally dependant on the winds of the day. Daniel’s insight, wisdom, expertise, passion and experience was able to immediately identify and pin point exactly where I was at. Rather than recommending expensive lotions and potions, he gave me the option to confront ALL my issues in one hit, by introducing ME to, and allowing ME to consider, embarking upon the Mindfulness integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Course. Daniel said if I change my present state of being, everything else would re align. I could have the power to stop my habitual cycle of self sabotage and be on the road to minimising ALL my issues by using one single tool....MINDFULNESS. 


MiCBT,..??  I had never heard of such a course before.....Yet my trust in Daniels passion for wanting me to be well , even more than I did at the time, as well as being exhausted from the downwards spiral that I had managed to trap myself in for years , I decided to embark upon the 8 week journey. It made such sense to me that if I learnt to have control over my mind, then I could allow myself to experience inner peace, stability, happiness, love, self worth, be in each precious moment and respond, rather than react to every situation and experience that is out of my control. I can literally create my own happy place because I would have control over my present state of being. After having just recently completed the MiCBT course, I have nothing but eternal gratitude for Daniel. So long have I travelled on the train of fear. The course has provided me with a station in which to get off my train, and immediately, today, I am able to stop and smell the roses, connect, feel and see the beauty of what surrounds me in every moment of everyday. The course has been an incredible journey and my depth of understanding as to why people behave the way they do, has been incredibly empowering., as has understanding the ways in which I behave which in turn, has resulted in "me" and only "me" taking responsibility for imprisoning myself in my own web of negativity.


So many courses out there are theory based, and are unable to build the bridge with real life situations. This is where this course is different as it is individualised and tailored to YOUR specific, real life everyday issues. I cannot believe that I have carried a backpack of such anger and grief towards my mother, for whom I have not seen for over a decade now. As a result of the practical tools I have acquired, and my newly learnt depth of understanding of her, my anger has dissolved into compassion. I can’t believe it, but I am at a point whereby, I can actually face her and engage in a civil conversation. The most precious gift that I will be passing onto my 3 children is definitely MINDFULNESS ........because with this state of mind , they will be able to stop and make mindful good and solid decisions, respond to external situations in a non habitual or repetitive way, break any negative self sabotaging thoughts and behaviour, engage in healthy relationships, have a healthy self image, manage stress, understand others behaviour, develop a deep sense of love and compassion and be able to remain still in each precious moment and really saviour the "NOW". Daniel, I just want to thankyou from the bottom of my heart for the incredible gift of Mindfulness in which you have taught me. 


This gift is having an amazing ripple effect, and everyday, I am continuing to practise, observe, and simply be in each precious moment. Your gentle nature, patience, ability to teach and passion is such a credit to the person with whom you are. You are such a gift to humanity. I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to simply seek inner peace and happiness, not just for today, but for eternity. Knowledge and understanding is incredibly empowering and food for the soul ,as it really allows us to be truly who we are ......... a divine and loving being.    In gratitude,

Elana. (Croydon South) 

Dear Daniel I just wanted to take a moment in time, to express my sincere gratitude to you, as well as to tell you how privileged I feel to be crossing your path. It is very rare to meet someone like yourself who is so genuinely committed and passionate about empowering people to heal and transform themselves. Words can sometimes seem so primitive …so all I can say is…”thank you” for all your time that you have injected into me. I came to you as a piece of driftwood – with no identity, no direction , no goals and reliant on the outside world for words of affirmation and self worth. Today a mere 7 weeks later, I am not at the whim of seasonal current. despite being amidst a raging storm right now, deep down In the depths of my soul – I am metamorphasising. Thank you for being the light along my path right now. And thank you for your kindness, gentleness, care, humour, tolerance and patience of me. Thank you for feeding my hungry soul!! Thank you for being such a special soul. Yours in gratitude, health and wellness

Pepita, Croydon Hills