Will Shannon is an internationally recognised authority on natural medicine, the science of Herbalism. His expertise (including as a naturopath) has been called on from individuals from around the globe; having personally consulted tens of thousands of people from over 140 countries.
Will Shannon has served as an advisor and Naturopath to leaders from all walks of life including global celebrities, actors, media and entertainment figures. In the sporting arena, he has advised national and international athletes. He has been a go to person for Australian athletes both male and female.
He has overseen protocols for players from 14 of the 16 major Australian Rugby League teams. His clients have included international players from Rugby League, Rugby Union and Soccer from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and other places.
He’s also overseen protocols for a variety of Australian athletes both professional and amateur from MMA, Boxing, Kick Boxing, Wrestling, Muay Thai and a variety of other disciplines in addition to Olympic and Commonwealth Games representatives in Hockey, Netball and other sports that compete on the grass, the ground, and the court.
In the area of politics his clients have included government departments and individuals including current and former heads of state and Government. He has also served as a consultant for the legal community.
Will Shannon is a 2nd generation practitioner of natural medicine whose father Eli Shamon started the Pinnacle brand of health clinics, and products. He is the founder of BioMediK Companies which offer health care, medical service and education to individuals globally, including those who might not otherwise have access to medical care.
He is a recognised catalyst in personal and social change and has been lauded for his training in understanding and protecting the access of medical care to minority groups. He is committed to change in social systems and is trained in the Ericksonian approaches, direct and indirect negotiation, brief and family therapy, general, dynamic and systems theory applied to human relationships, conflict resolution, life cycle theory, the third side and human needs intervention.
He holds a Bachelor of Health Science, and Post Graduate qualification in Medical Science through Charles Sturt University in Australia. He also holds Advanced Diplomas in Naturopathy, Nutrition and Herbal Medicine.
He has studied with Denis Stewart whose considered the God father of Australian herbal medicine, who spear headed a renaissance of herbal medicine in Australia in the 1970's, and taught the first full time 3 year program on herbal medicine in Australia.
He’s been trained in posture assessment and intervention through Egoscue University® founded by Peter Egoscue who has been called the “father” of American posture therapy, and has been trained in lower limb biomechanics by Dr Abbie Najjarine, a podiatrist who was one of the early pioneers of orthotics and biomechanics in Australasia.
He has completed Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 training whose work was founded by John and Julie Gottman and utilises this in his work.
He is currently studying Genetics, Biochemistry through Harvard Medical School with the goal of bridging to be a Western Medical Doctor, and Strength & Conditioning Level 1 through Dan Baker's non profit government recognised Australian Strength & Conditioning Association.
He also is currently studying a Diploma in Sports Medicine through Barcelona F.C which covers rehabilitation, training, strength and a range of other things designed for health care professionals dealing with the athletic body.
The thinking of Kelvin Giles whose worked with the UK Track & Field team, the Brisbane Broncos, the Queensland Academy of Sports who were producing a significant percentage of Australian medal winners, and the Australian Institute of Sport has been significantly influential.
He is currently studying Ayruveda ('the science of life'), a 3500 year old practise from India , and has been particularly influenced by the thought of Dr Vasant Lad B.A.M.S, M.A Sc, a teacher with over 40 years experience who runs one of the biggest international schools outside of India.
Ayurveda places an emphasis on nutrition, lifestyle, postural movement, the practise of breathing, and natural herbs for the renewal of body, mind, and spirit.
He had been featured or quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal and Forbes, and in the past has been a regular contributor for Woman’s Day, Australia’s highest selling weekly magazine.
An occasional public speaker highlights have included speaking inside the U.N head quarters, and at the Clive Davis theatre at the Grammy® museum.
Personal highlights have included speaking at the same seminars as his holiness the Dalai Llama, business expert Brian Tracy, vocal expert Roger Love and Organic Ambassador Therese Kerr.
He travels around Australia every year, including the Australian capitals Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, in addition to international destinations.
He has designed medicine, and food products to the standards of the Australian and Chinese government, for many years, with the Australian Government maintaining some of the most stringent controls on complementary medicine in the world.
He has knowledge of ASADA and World Anti Doping requirement when working with national and international athletes, and has worked to ensure athletes have substances consistent with the requirement of these legislation including staying up to date with the latest updates to these codes.
His work through the World Health Care Council has assisted people in the 2nd and 3rd world obtain access to life saving care. The WHCC offers frame work, guidelines and training programs for government and private sector for development and implementation of health care systems.
He has introduced, contributed to the popularisation of, adapted, or been an early implementer of much equipment popular in Europe, such as Germany or Switzerland, the United States and other places.