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Yoga Dip, Embodied Somatic Movement Therapist , Craniosacral Therapy Adv , DTR Embodiment Trainer Adv, Hakomi Practitioner , CBT Cert, NeuroAffective Touch Practitioner

 
 

As a trauma-informed somatic therapist and movement therapist I have always had a keen interest in how our bodies reflect and somatize our thoughts and feelings. This fascination and exploration has spanned almost three decades, over 3,000 hours of training , and working with thousands of students and clients in this field.

As a body-based therapist I embraced Craniosacral Therapy and Hakomi Mindfulness Psychotherapy as ways of working with our earliest emotional woundings . I also trained in the NeouroAffective Polyvagal Trauma- Informed work of Dr. Aline LaPierre which works through attuned touch , presence and somatic dialogue to meet those places in us that can continue to hold trauma in the muscular bracing patterns of anxiety and long-term stress.

I have delved deeply into embodiment movement practices through trainings and explorations as diverse as Feldenkrais , 5 Rhythms, Movement Medicine, Dancing The Rainbow, Naked Voice work, Hanna Somatics and Yoga.

I have spent many more years exploring ancient and contemporary meditative practices and trained in Buddhist Psychology to eventually turn to embodied mindful practices that work directly to unhook the nervous system from familiar patterns of somatic bracing.

All of these therapies recognize the need to find the language of the body and nervous system in order to embrace and move forward from past experiences that may remain trapped in our bodies and psyches if left unattended.

I work as a kind of midwife for these experiences to emerge and to be held with a welcoming presence as we transition from anxiety and emotional stress into wholeness , clarity and an inner spaciousness that arises through this deep body , deep listening , deeply accepting space.

Could you benefit from sleep that is unbroken and deeply restorative?

The world needs you at your best and most well-rested and so we’ve created a programme that will deliver just that.

And while there are no magic wands waved in the process, (it’s got lots of stable science backing it up,) magic will happen as your body and mind learns new ways of letting go and refreshing sleep takes over, night after night.

My Deep Sleep Reset Programme is a full-spectrum body-mind approach, offering you the most effective sleep solutions to help sleep soundly right through the night.

Integrating Embodied Mindfulness, Somatic Psychology, Yoga enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Trauma Resolution to resolve underlying physical , emotional and psychobiological issues that interrupt your precious sleep-time.

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How would it be to rediscover the part of you that’s always been unbroken , heart-steady, at home in who you are?

Whether it’s a past trauma, niggling anxiety or you feel like life is spinning out of control, this work will help you put the pieces of your life together as you find your way ‘home’.

Unshakeable. Unbroken.

Programme One - Hakomi Somatic Psychotherapy

We often don’t know our core deep strength so instead of doing the necessary healing work we try to manage the pain of our experience. We develop ways to cope – some helpful, some not. We self-identify with what’s broken. This leads us into harsh judgements, pushing ourselves until we’re exhausted along with needless anxiety or lack of self-worth.

Hakomi’s gentle yet powerful body-centred psychotherapeutic approach reveals, heals and transforms the beliefs and habits that may cause emotional suffering and chronic illnesses. ...... Read More

Programme two - Psychotherapy for the body... and the mind

There’s a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.
- Rumi

NeuroAffective Touch® is a neurologically informed touch-based psychotherapy that uses somatic psychology, touch, and body-centred approaches as vital psychobiological interventions.
This profound yet gentle work offers a space where the nonverbal language of our bodies can be unlocked to access the deep layers of your body where the emotional shock and overwhelm are stored, healing the wounds that cause suffering. Read More .......

Programme three - Craniosacral Therapy

Our bodies speak to us in many different ways, they speak to us through the discomfort of tight shoulders, through the sensation of butterflies in the stomach, through the tight knot of the heart - our bodies don’t need words - our bodies have a language of its own, an expression in the muscles and the tissues that can be unlocked by a skilled therapist

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Create space for yourself to lay down your load and unwind the kinks, knots and chronic tensions to reveal the inner resilience and emotional strength that’s right at the core of you.

Movement Sessions. Read More. Body Work Session Read More

In these sessions we bring high doses of self compassion therapy, movement that soothes, and trauma informed bodywork to unravel the bracing patterns held in our muscles, breath,belly and hearts to come truly home to ourselves.