I have been teaching various aspects of bodywork, movement, meditation and body awareness on-and-off for about 30 years. These are all techniques and adaptations that I have put together over my 25 years as a Craniosacral therapist, and are informed by a very broad range of sources and personal experience.
Over the years I have increasingly focussed on passing on skills to patients so that they have tools that can be used at home, as valuable life-skills. These are always available in one-to-one treatments
. I believe that if somebody understands why
they are doing something, it ceases to be a majic formua and can be integrated
into life. The subjects that I am particularly interested in teaching to a wider audience at this stage are :
For personal use
A "User's Manual for the Body-Mind" ... how to be more resilient in an increasingly challenging world. Positive Body Awareness
is a method of setting up meaningful communication with the body, and a practical understanding of the rules by which that works.
For both personal and professional use
- reduced musculoskeletal pain
- greater capacity for embodiment
- reduced risk of damage to the spine and intervertebral disks
- improved connection with the Earth
- a sense of physical and mental lightness (or certainly - less heaviness!)
- better quality Yoga, Pilates, sports, Qigong and martial arts
- understanding what is involved in order to successfully adapt to a barefoot walking/running style
For therapists/ professional use
- Distance Work - Finding the Edge as a safe, trauma-informed and efficient way to reset personal boundaries, reduce dissociation, de-escalate hyperarousal, and make subsequent therapy sessions more effective.
- Positive Body Awareness... An application of PolyVagal Theory within the context of a wellness model of the human being as a living ecosystem.