I work with people who are living with the after effects of stressful, painful and traumatic experiences. My approach combines touch and body awareness to support a deeper physical presence so they can feel more comfortable in their own skin.
How stress is held varies with each individual and context. During periods of high stress, it’s common to feel physically and emotionally overwhelmed. Learning to negotiate, accept and eventually welcome a wider range of sensations, feelings and emotions offers more choice in how to interact with the world around us. Meeting ourselves in this way opens the door to resilience and healing so that life can be experienced more fully. Craniosacral Therapy is a hands-on therapy with gentle, sustained contact through the client’s clothing. Cranial work offers a way of being held that encourages a sense of safety and connection through the body that can be difficult to access during periods of high stress. As these feelings grow and become more integrated, we can meet and hold ourselves with more awareness, compassion and patience. How we hold our feelings changes our biology, so this helps us to regulate sleep, digestion, and muscular tension, as well improving psychological and emotional wellbeing.
Since 2003, I have practiced in private clinics across Sussex including 12 years in a residential hospital within the NHS. I have trained extensively in Craniosacral Therapy and several approaches focussing on trauma, pain and stress that support physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing.