Tension & Trauma Release, Emotional Freedom Techniques
My yoga journey began in 2006 with my own search to restore and recover. I had been supporting my son Matt’s journey through the special education system, he has autistic spectrum difficulties, and I had got lost somewhere between bureaucracy and overwhelm. Hatha Yoga and Meditation practices propped, strengthened and soothed me so completely that I wanted to pass their gift on to others.
In 2012 I completed my two year Yoga Teacher Training course with the Devon School of Yoga tutored by Duncan Hulin and his inspirational group of tutors. I am now a member of the Independent Yoga Network. Since qualifying I have travelled to India to further my yoga journey. Taking a course in yoga and meditation at Phool Chatti Ashram in Rishikesh and studying at Sivananda Ashram Neyyar Dam in Kerala. In 2012 I studied with Dr Bo Forbes Clinical Psychologist and Yoga Therapist, this enabled me to understand more about how we hold emotional memories and traumas in our bodies.Our issues are in our tissues!
Relax & Renew®
Restorative Yoga trainer
In 2014 I qualified as a Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga Trainer under the tutorage of Judith Hanson Lasater and have been delighted to assist Judith on her Relax and Renew courses in London. Restorative Yoga is deeply nurturing, it holds you and cherishes the precious being that you are. And in that cocoon of rest it brings you back to who you were and opens your mind and body to a place of deep calm.
iRest & Total Yoga Nidra Teacher
I am also passionate about the therapeutic benefits of Yoga Nidra. Having experienced profound restorative peace during an iRest retreat with James Reeves in 2013, it led me to complete Richard Miller’s iRest Level One training last year. I was deeply touched by the practice and its profound healing potential. I then completed my Total Yoga Nidra teacher training through the Yoga Campus with Uma Dinsmore Tuli and Nirlipta Tuli.Total Yoga Nidra has expanded my understand of the many aspects of this powerful technique.
In researching therapies that would support both my son’s and my healing journey I have gathered a toolkit of practices that I feel offer powerful release from emotional stress, physical stress and trauma, safely and effectively. I offer these alongside my yoga practice.
I have found all these tools personally healing and I feel honoured to be able to share these with others. Many clients have found great relief and liberation using them.
TRE (Tension & Trauma Release)
TRE® (Tension and Trauma Release Exercises) are simple comfortable but profoundly powerful practices that help us release trauma held in our bodies from the past whether it is emotional or physical. TRE was designed by Traumatologist Dr David Berceli PhD. For the past 25 years Dr Berceli has developed and safely used this methodology. He has taught many thousands of people from diverse cultural backgrounds throughout the world. TRE has provided relief in conflict zones and with large populations of survivors following natural disasters. TRE has proved effective for those who were experiencing or recovering from trauma, PTSD and its sometimes debilitating disorders. It is reassuring and self-empowering. It can be equally effective in releasing everyday tension and stress. It reactivates our natural instinctive trauma release mechanism of tremoring and shaking. With our highly developed Prefrontal Cortex humans have misinterpreted and suppressed this shaking response, misunderstanding it as a sign of trauma rather than a release from trauma and so we have lost our instinctive re-boot.The result of the TRE is that we reactivate neurogenic tremors allowing us to naturally release the deep tension and emotions held in our tissues…….without having to talk about them or revisit them.
I am a Certified TRE Practitioner. To find out more about the work of Dr David Berceli. please look at www.bercelifoundation.org
EFT Energy Psychology
I am a Level 2 EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) practitioner in Meridian Tapping Energy Psychology.I have also trained with Professor Tony Stewart for my Advanced Level 3 Practitioner Qualification which I am presently completing. Tony Stewart is a Professor in Public Health for the National Health Service and an NHS Consultant .He has achieved great success using EFT with patients presenting a wide range of emotional, physical and traumatic issues. EFT has a high success rate. When I have used EFT with clients it has enabled them to release old patterns of emotional hurt, painful memories or unhelpful negative beliefs about themselves.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this intro, my son Matthew has autism, but what defines him is not that label it is his dear nature, his warmth, his humour and his presence. Matthew has enjoyed all the tools in my kit and his inner intuition knew that these therapies would help him crack the code of being human.I think he’s spot on.
So… thank you my dear son and guide for leading me to such a place of peace and smiles.