- Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
- Somatic Trauma Therapy
Holistic therapies for wellbeing -
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle non-invasive but potent way of working with the body using light touch. It supports your body's innate ability to balance, restore and heal itself as well as helping to reduce stress and build underlying energy. It is safe and suitable for everyone, from newly born babies to the elderly.
It can settle the central nervous system, through homeostasis and assist in realigning the body.
Craniosacral therapy roots developed from the work of Osteopath William Garner Sutherland (1873-1954). His observations were that the cranial bones have a very subtle rhythmic motion and that the cerebrospinal fluid that bathes our brain and our nervous system is essential in maintaining our health. He termed this system Primary Respiration.
His initial approach to treatments was mechanically based, aimed at restoring optimal fluid flow, venous and lymphatic. In the latter years and development of his work, the belief was that the most potent healing work was more energetic and biodynamic in formation.
Somatic Trauma Therapy is a very effective way of working with stress and trauma held in the body.
It helps to relieve the physical and emotional distress and dysfunction that trauma can cause. Through getting in touch with the felt sense within us, we can find resources to help us regulate and build islands of safety within the body and improve general wellbeing. This offers opportunity to invite in the orphaned parts and find the origin of the undigested experiences coming to the surface. We can then objectively explore internal struggles and bring integration and objectivity into processing these sensations, allowing for a shift in orientation.
The focus of this work is on guiding and tracking physical sensations within the body in such a way that it doesn't overwhelm the nervous system, allowing opportunity for self regulation, trauma resolution, peace and self healing.
This therapy is based on the work of Peter Levine (Somatic experiencing) and Babette Rothschild (Somatic Trauma Therapy).
My journey into the world of Biodynamic craniosacral therapy began with attending personal sessions to support my own health and wellbeing. Biodynamic craniosacral therapy can support calmness, down-regulate the body's nervous system, support mental clarity and can often ease pain, promote personal resilience and increase energy. Clients often feedback that they notice a renewed sense of direction and a better overall sense of wellbeing. Feedback reports have included the following: Improved sleep quality. Feeling more relaxed. Reduced pain. Feeling alive! Able to cope better with life's demands. Increased tolerance of others. Being more aware of their own bodies. Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy can support many conditions and below is a list of some of the conditions that may respond well: Anxiety, arthritis, asthma, autism, ADHD, back pain, chronic fatigue, colic, TMJ dysfunction/dental issues, depression, digestive problems, emotional problems, earache, general aches and pains, headaches, insomnia, Long Covid, MS/ME, migraines, neuralgia, postnatal depression, post-operative recovery, PTSD, RA, Sciatica, sinusitis, stress, sprains, tinnitus, torticollis (wry neck), trauma.
Biodynamic Craniosacral & Somatic Trauma Therapy
I am a registered therapist accredited by the Craniosacral Therapy Association.
I completed my 2 year Post Graduate Diploma in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy with Body Intelligence. (RCST/BCST)
I am also an FHT accredited Somatic Trauma Therapist having completed my training with The School of Holistic Therapy.
Additional qualifications/training includes High Maintenance Babies, Level 5 Diploma in Pain Management, Acupressure for pain relief, Certificate in Promoting Public Health, Scottish Mental Health First Aid Certificate. Polyvagal Theory (Dr S Porges - Embodied Philosophy) AP&P - Human Neuroanatomy, Musculoskeletal and Integumentary Systems, Gastrointestinal, reproductive and endocrine systems, Cardiovascular, respiratory and urinary systems. Diet and Nutritional Advisor IANLPC.
Diploma in Life Coaching, Certificate in Sleep counselling and behavioural techniques,
Mindfulness for peak performance,
Managing Mental Health and Stress Integrating Care: Depression, Anxiety and physical illness, Autism Awareness Understanding ADHD (Current research and practice) Reversing Diabetes PTSD in the Global Context Dementia care (Living well as Dementia progresses/the many faces of Dementia) End of Life Care (Challenges and innovation).
I am also a qualified Health and Social Care Trainer.