ABOUT P.J. CAVĒ
B.Sc. (Hons), Dip.Ed., B. Min., Adv.Dip. (Christian Ministry), N.D., Post Grad. Dip. Botanic Med. Adv.Dip. Naturopathy, Adv.Dip. Nutrition, Adv.Dip. Western Herbal Medicine.
My vision as an author is to be an agent of life transformation. I want to inspire, to enlighten and empower people, to be the best version of themselves they can be: intellectually, physically, emotionally and spiritually. In the past, I have needed help in all these areas. Now that I have some life experience under my belt, and a wealth of accumulated knowledge and more important, wisdom, I’d like to give back. So I write to transform lives.
P.J. started his working life in 1977, as a secondary school teacher in the areas of mathematics and physics. In 1982 he commenced training to become a naturopath and remedial massage therapist.
P.J. holds a second Dan black-belt in traditional Shotokan karate and in the 1970s won a second place in the Victorian State marathon kayak paddling championships. He has three second places and one first place in the River Murray Marathon: a 400 km (250 mile) race over 5 days, held on the Murray River (Australia).
In 2001 P.J. wrote a book on natural health: “Super Health and How to Achieve It”. Although designed to introduce the public to the broader concepts of natural medicine, it contained more than 240 citations to research, and provided information on how the body works, nutrition, including discussions on essential nutrients, food therapy, the impact of stress and the importance of exercise plus simple approaches to the management of over 100 health disorders. Several practitioners purchased it to use as a guide in their practices.
P.J. developed a revolutionary soft-tissue technique for the treatment of muscular, tendon and ligament disorders. It specialises in helping people with those problems for which treatment by other therapies has been unsuccessful. In 2013 he wrote a 516 page textbook about this therapy (called Goltech®), and produced 6 teaching DVDs for practitioners.
More recently P.J. authored and developed “The Lean Gene Diet: Switch On Your Lean Genes and Switch Off Your Mean Genes”.
In 1994 P.J. felt a call to go into church ministry, so he closed his successful clinic in Victoria, Australia to retrain, and then became the minister of a church. He returned to his greatest loves: natural medicine and remedial massage, in September of 2007. He transitioned from natural medicine to writing in September 2018.
P.J. has always written, on anything and everything he could find to write about: for fun, as much as any other reason. He always thought that once he retired from seeing clients for natural health consultations he’d write books. But he thought they’d be books about health. He may yet write about health.
But once retired, he had an irresistible urge to write a book about abusive people. That may be because P.J. has been a victim of such people, and he really doesn’t want anyone else to go through what he has been through. He doesn’t want anyone to be needlessly trapped by an abuser. But it happens. So, he wrote a book about how to deal with them: called Prick Radar.