Different therapies are appropriate for and comfortable for different people at different times. Shiatsu is physical and energetic bodywork; Chi Kung is a physical and energetic practise, and Equine Facilitated Therapy is an embodied exploration of thoughts, feelings and actions.
My approach to healing
Life is unpredictable and we all face challenging times (physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually) with varying frequency and severity. It is important to seek ease and harmony within oneself, rather than reaching for an external fix to our perceived problems. Curiosity is a valuable tool for personal growth.
As an experienced and qualified therapist in Chi Kung, Shiatsu, and Equine Facilitated Therapy, I offer a unique approach to healing and personal growth. Rooted in Taoist philosophy, I utilise these therapies to support clients seeking harmony within themselves. Navigating within these frameworks, I travel with clients toward feeling connected to themselves and others, finding stability amidst uncertainty, and anchoring themselves to a safe inner foundation
Connected by Taoism All three therapies offer different paths toward a Taoist understanding of health. The Taoist principles of balance, interconnectedness, and harmony with nature resonate strongly with Chi Kung, Shiatsu, and Equine Facilitated Therapy. Working within the framework of these therapies, I recognize that physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being are interconnected and inseparable, just as we are with nature.
Flowing with our True Nature Chi Kung, often know as Qigong, is an ancient Chinese practice that teaches you how to harmonize with your mind, body and spirit, through cultivating and balancing life energy (chi). Using breath, movement, posture and attention, through Chi Kung you practice how to flow with your whole self, resonate with true nature, and how to shift your experience and energetic patterns improving how you are experiencing life. The essence of Taoism, the philosophy behind Chi Kung, is in balance and harmony with nature and the universe
Guiding and Supporting Embodied Alignment Shiatsu is a traditional Oriental therapy. It is a hands-on all-over bodywork treatment that guides and supports individuals through their own bodies. Using the meridian system, the practitioner uses flowing and seamless pressure, stretches, and holding techniques. Although passive as the receiver, you will experience and gain an understanding of how you hold yourself physically, emotionally and energetically and the impact it has on you. Shiatsu offers and opens up possibilities of holding yourself differently. Being more whole, balanced and connected with yourself leaves you better able to navigate with life, connecting you experientially with Taoism, emphasising the importance of flow and harmony.
A Unique Perspective for Healing Equine Facilitated Therapy provides a "horse's eye view" of ourselves, free from societal constructs, masks, and verbal interactions. It has the uniquely transformative potential of experiencing oneself through the eyes of another, leading to healing and personal growth. Horses possess an inherent ability to mirror and respond to human emotions, helping clients gain insights into their emotional patterns. They’re also able to convey a deep and patient presence which can feel supportive and soothing when facing difficult feelings. Taoism's connection to nature is deeply embedded in this therapy.