Hi! My name is Colleen Costello. I’m a mum of 2 active boys, a successful Entrepreneur with a background as a qualified Adult Trainer, Early Childhood Educator and Health & Wellness Coach with a passion for helping others.
I started my health journey when I suffered from Shingles and my Mum died of Pancreatic Cancer in 2016 which stepped up my drive and passion to become who I am today.
Losing my Mum was the catalyst I needed to move forward in helping myself to heal from Shingles because if I could watch the fast decline of my Mum, I certainly wasn’t going to do that to my own children. Letting my children see me in pain and discomfort daily was not the type of Mother I wanted to be.
For a woman to be diagnosed with a cancer, one of the worst, and it being her ONLY illness she suffered within her lifetime (other than the odd hangover!), Mum was seen as a robust and healthy woman. This, made me start to question, what did ‘healthy’ really mean and LOOK like.
Looking for ways to help my Mum survive and live, my brother and I explored everything from chemo, frankincense oil drops under her tongue every hour, Moroon Bush tea (the root of a bush in Western Australia), Juice Plus capsules and shake supplements, Reiki healing, researching a healer called Tyler Tolman who ran his own fasting and healing retreats in Bali and was known for healing cancer patients. The list goes on!
Though the more I researched Tyler Tolman, the more his teachings resonated with me, personally. Unfortunately, time was not on our side and Mum transitioned 5 weeks from diagnosis. But my research into health & wellbeing had just started.
Tyler Tolman was where I started. He believed we can heal anything through the foods we eat / don’t eat, living by the 7 Principles of Health. It was studying and experiencing his Heal Thy Self at home 13 week course, going and learning at his retreat in Bali called Praxis which incorporated Chef Cynthia Louise (see Practitioners tab on my website) and doing his 3 day Heal Thy Self Express workshop, I healed myself from Shingles and gave myself permission to live my life fully.
I then studied Wellness Coaching through Wellness Coaching Australia becoming a Certified Wellness Coach. I also studied a course through Monash University called Food as Medicine, achieving a Certificate of Achievement. To strengthen my scope of coaching as I was finding that my clients were coming to me with serious health and wellbeing issues, I decided to complete Tyler Tolman’s Academy in Bali to specialize in Iridology & Scelerology (the study of the iris and white’s of the eyes). Always knowing there is much more to learn, I am embarking on a course by Dr Robert Morse, through his International School of Detoxification where I will become a Detoxification Specialist. This study involves Iridology, herbs and methods to help people to detox and regenerate.
Therefore with my previous career background of teaching adults through delivering the Diploma of Early Childhood and working with children in early childhood settings of Daycare and Kindergarten, I found my coaching method to be diverse and flexible in working with both adults and children.
I truly, whole heartedly believe, that if we provide the right internal environment within our bodies, we can live a happy, healthy and long life uninterrupted by pain and suffering.
I’m inspired to pass on this philosophy and science to all of my clients, so that you can tap into your body’s innate intelligence to heal and regenerate. Everything I teach and coach my clients to learn and live, I have done and experienced myself.
From this, I birthed my business, 4 Elements Health Services to show people, that when you can balance all 4 elements of health – mental, emotional, spiritual and physical – you can live with your desired level of health and well-being. If I can do it, you can do it too!
Balancing these 4 elements is always, an ongoing process. It’s not a destination, it a non-linear process. I truly believe that by using the tools I use on a daily basis which consistently help to balance all 4 elements, will bring about a pain free, medication free, movement free, happy, energized, focused and motivated lifestyle.
What you think (mental), births your feelings (emotions). What you think and feel, propels your values and connection with yourself (spirituality). These 3 elements then determine what your physical aspect of self is like – do you suffer from dis-ease of the body i.e. fibromyalgia, hashimoto’s, cancer, have aches and pains, struggle with weight issues and so forth. If all 4 elements are in alignment with a high vibration (positive mental thoughts and feelings contributing to a centered and grounded set of values and connection with self), you can truly attain the life you are desiring. No question!
My own personal daily health and well-being practices compromise of intermittent fasting, physical movement, meditation and the 7 Principles of Health. I often juice and water fast supported by colon cleansing. My diet is plant-based wholefoods hence the connection with Chef Cynthia Louise (read all about her in the Practitioners tab). I’m a big believer that our bodies have an innate intelligence and through this intelligence, we can ultimately heal ourselves when we give our bodies the right environment.
When it comes to my clients, I’ll consider what you eat and how you move, however I’ll also take a look at a wide variety of other processes including the 4 elements of health – emotional, mental and spiritual environments.
Once these have been assessed and how they may relate to the health challenges you are experiencing, I will also explore any other area of your life around your health concerns if you believe this may be of benefit to you.
My approach is all about going back to basics and using nutrition as a medicinal and preventative measure, also incorporating daily practices to assist your routine. As Hippocrates said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food”.
My coaching practice takes a holistic approach, using a mixture of science based research and ancient wisdom to address your well-being concerns mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. Hence the 4 elements.
I’ve created this forum to help everyone on their well-being journey. I believe that more than one modality is necessary in the journey of wellness. Therefore you will find under the PRACTITIONERS tab, other services that may be of interest to you.
Love & Light,
Coaching is a vehicle for helping people to achieve a higher level of well-being and performance in life and work, particularly when change is hard.
It’s proven that coaching interventions 3 months or longer are improving health outcomes for several chronic dis-eases including diabetes, heart dis-ease, obesity & cancer.
Need my help? Let’s get started!
Iridology is the science and practice that reveals inflammation, where it’s located and in what stage it is manifesting.
The iris reveals body constitution, inherent weakness & levels of health that take place in a person’s body according to the way they live.
Want to know what I see in your eyes?
I run monthly workshops in the Geelong region & online. I’m available to present in work spaces and retreats.
I focus on ways to detox, 7 Principles of Health, the hidden nasties in our foods and how to avoid them, the BIG 3 killers in Australia & Iridology & Scleorlogy, leaving with your very own health report and rejuvenation pack to get you started.
Fasting has existed since the beginning of life on earth. An ill or injured animal’s first, natural instinct is to abstain from solid food until it is healthy again.
Humans on the other hand, in today’s medically indoctrinated world, have a tough time believing that eating less will actually allow their bodies to speed up the detoxification and healing process.
I offer an online Detox & Fasting program. The perfect place to start!