In addition to practicing a bodywork therapy for the past 25 years, I have increasingly been focussing on ways to help people help themselves, through something I have come to call "Positive Body Awareness" (PBA).
All healing ultimately comes from inside - and no matter what technique is applied, it is the Body that heals itself through the release of its own innate self-healing capacities.
If you are interested on one-to-one online treatments, contact me to arrange an appointment, or for specific inquiries.
PBA is a way of directing you sensory awareness that (amongst other things) helps to restore an embodied sense of safety, and that improves the capacity to connect to the healing potential embodied in your biology, and a few billion years of evolution. This in itself is very powerful, but it is also a route to releasing small self-healing movements that arise from the body (rather than being consciously controlled) - which opens yet another door to healing.
There is a set of basic skills and information that forms the core part of this practice. This can be taught one-to-one, or in a group workshop. The specific application is much more individual, and so ideally needs some one-to-one contact time to make it most effective.
The most obvious application is to help chronic pain (Central Sensitisation) or PTSD/trauma or chronic hyper-arousal and dissociation. However, it is sometimes also possible to apply these techniques to help more physical issues. And (if you want to go in this direction) the embodiment process is one that can have profound effects on our connection to Nature and to the imaginal inner world of the Body-Mind.
"I’ve had treatment sessions with Andrew before [the Coronavirus lockdown], and found, in the one-one Zoom session, a depth of contact and presence that was really helpful for me. It’s definitely, maybe surprisingly, possible to work with embodiment over distance in this way, and the quality of attention and spaciousness that Andrew brings to it is sensitive and aware." (Kate, Norwich)
One-to-One sessions are best carried out face-to-face, but that direct personal connection in a physical room is temporarily impossible as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and the consequent lockdown and restrictions. However, it is still possible to work remotely through Skype, Zoom, FaceTime (on Apple iOS) or similar (i.e. provided that we can see each other!)
There are moments when the soul takes wings. What it has to remember - it remembers. What it loves it loves still more. What it longs for - to that it flies.
Under the present circumstances, I am providing free access to embodiment resources.
I am also happy to offer my services on a donation basis if you are in financial difficulty or are working in the healthcare sector - but this needs to be mutually agreed before beginning any treatment sessions.