20 years ago, I'd just started working as a new physio and I struggled with chronic upper back pain. Despite trying all the traditional approaches, nothing changed.
I knew I needed to try something new.
I decided to get help from a physiotherapist with a more holistic, mind-body approach to therapy.
I learned how my mind, emotions, and past traumas were influencing my pain.
In one particular session, I lay there, deeply relaxed, and felt a welling up of emotion. Resting in the depth of trust I had for my therapist, I just let it be and the next thing I knew I was sobbing ...and my whole body was sobbing with me! There was no need to talk, no need to analyse. It was a pure emotional release.
I understood where it came from - I’d “talk therapied” my way through this particular issue far more than I cared to remember. This was different. I felt as if I was releasing the old emotions from my body.
And, as I let go of that emotion - the physical pain in my back released.
I knew then that I had to learn how to facilitate this depth of transformation.
I spent the next 15 years training (both locally and internationally) in Upledger CranioSacral Therapy and in 2018 I became one of the only two Diplomat Level Certified Upledger CranioSacral Therapists in New Zealand.
Craniosacral therapy is like a catalyst for your body’s natural healing abilities.
In providing a safe, supportive environment and a skilled, nurturing touch and presence - I facilitate your process of healing — both body and mind.
Clients who have worked with me have experienced a deep sense of rest and relief, greater insight and clarity into their circumstances, and a greater connection with their body's wisdom. They’ve learned tools and exercises to support themselves and they’ve gone on to make profound changes in their lives that have allowed them to be more present and engaged.
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