Biodynamic Craniosacral Training in Sydney, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart and Perth
When I was 17 years old, my mother was diagnosed with cancer, and after a two-year period receiving drugs and radiation, she died. I realized then there must be an alternative to the treatment she had received, treatment that works with the body, not against it; care that honors the body’s innate intelligence. I made a commitment to myself to learn all I could about natural approaches to health.
In 1978 I became certified in Touch For Health, Massage and Polarity Therapy with Bruce Burger. I noticed occasionally as I gently held points on the body while doing Polarity, clients would start to release trauma from their bodies. I didn’t understand what was happening at first, but after some time began to understand it.
While studying at Cabrillo College, I concurrently worked as a physical therapy aide, bodywork practitioner and teacher of massage. After completing my undergraduate studies at California State University-Fresno, I enrolled in Palmer College of Chiropractic-West. In 1986 I received my degree as a doctor in chiropractic.
Still in chiropractic school, I began studying craniosacral work, first with a number of students of Major Bertrand DeJarnette,D.O., D.C., learning Sacro-Occipital Technique. I continued my studies in craniosacral with Susan Jameson, D.O., D.C. In 1990 I moved to Italy to work as a chiropractor. While there I studied craniosacral with Christopher Astill Smith, D.O. I also began intensive study in Applied Kinesiology with most of the leaders in the field, which offers extensive sections on craniosacral work.
Over time as my skills and passion grew, I began offering craniosacral trainings to other health professionals. I offered my first training to a group of 35 dentists in Italy in 1992. In 1995, I established the Craniosacral Institute, an innovative school offering training in craniosacral and trauma release work.
I am a diplomate of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, a certified practitioner of NeuroEmotional Technique and Applied Kinesiology and a member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
Currently, I am director and lead instructor of the Craniosacral Institute Australia and the Dadirri Group. I have led hundreds of craniosacral courses to health professionals and others in Australia, the United States and Italy since 1995. Along with teaching four levels of craniosacral courses, I also lead the Embodied Awareness through Listening Presence course throughout Australia. I continue to practice integrative health care and craniosacral work in Hahndorf, SA.
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