Instructor Spotlight: Welcome Aubrey Corbett!
We are excited to welcome Aubrey Corbett, Western Science Instructor, to The Wellspring School community!
Aubrey currently attends the National University of Natural Medicine. She is studying to become a Naturopathic Doctor. She brings with her a passion for helping to reconnect the mind, body and spirit. Our students enjoy her enthusiasm and knowledge of the human body and how it functions, and she enjoys our school environment that values the connection of mind/body/spirit.
We sat down to chat about Aubrey’s views on nature, healthcare, and her experience so far teaching. Read on for a brief Q&A!
Q: What do you enjoy most about teaching?
A: My favorite part about teaching is seeing students reach the same admiration for the subject matter as I have. Physiology is all about learning how the human body works, so not only are you learning to pass a class, but also you are learning about yourself! Through learning physiology, students can reconnect with their bodies and view them with a new perspective.
Q: What are you most passionate about in the world of healthcare?
A: I am passionate about the same things in both the world of healthcare and the world of teaching: helping to reconnect the spirit, mind and body. As a society we are far too distracted with materialism and the latest technological advancement that we often forget how amazing we are inside, as human beings! Once a patient or a student begins to listen to their body and connect to its subtle energies, the healing and learning begins. Seeing this transition from distraction to connection is a beautiful thing!
Q: How has your experience been so far as an instructor at The Wellspring School?
A: Incredible! I was so nervous on the first day that the students wouldn’t be talkative. Thank goodness I am teaching to a class of seven magnificent ladies who are conversational and eager to learn about the human body. In addition, it is great teaching in an environment that values the connection of mind, body and spirit. The faculty here has all been very supportive and full of a good energy that is palpable from the moment I walk in the building each week!
Q: Do you see yourself continuing to instruct once you become a Naturopathic Doctor?
A: One of the six principles of naturopathic medicine is docere, which means the physician is a teacher. As a naturopathic physician, I will be teaching patients lifelong about their health and their bodies. In addition, I also plan to continue teaching to future generations of holistic practitioners whether it is in a classroom or at seminars. Holistic healing is becoming a lost art in the world of quick fix pharmaceuticals and it is important that we all take part in carrying on that torch forward!
Q: Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
A: I actually have a life outside of school and teaching! When my nose isn’t in the books I enjoy playing with my miniature schnauzer, taking camping trips with my partner in my sprinter van, and rock climbing. I find myself most at peace when I am sitting by the ocean in the sand or in it on my surfboard. Oh, and I am from New Jersey, but don’t judge too fast! I come from the southern tip where people tend to be a bit more laid back.