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Realization Process Senior Teacher
Advanced Trauma Repair Therapist
Stillness Moving Teacher
Dip Therapeutic Massage
Dip Holistic Therapeutic Counselling
Member of the Complementary Therapists Association
I started out studying Dance Theatre at the Laban Centre in London but after a long period of illness changed direction, training in Therapeutic Massage, Counselling and Psychotherapy in Glasgow, Scotland. I set up as a massage therapist and bodyworker in private practice in Edinburgh in 1990. I was always curious about the profound impact of nurturing touch, and how people can connect into and cultivate a more loving relationship with themselves in their body. In 2011 I was introduced to the Realization Process, a very subtle, body based approach to meditation, psychological healing and spiritual awakening. Over a number of years I travelled to and from the States deepening my understanding of these practices, and it became integral to my bodywork, bringing a new depth and precision, and a language that facilitated deep release and integration.
In 2020 I let go of the therapeutic massage aspect to focus solely on teaching the Realization Process, and working as a Realization Process Trauma Repair Therapist. With this approach we are practising shifting from an idea of ourself, to actual contact with ourself inside our body. This opens us to an experience of a very subtle underlying consciousness which feels like who we are, beyond all the protective holdings, artifices and constructions we have created to keep ourselves safe. When we experience ourself present in our body, and in the subtle core of our body, we have a sense of our own autonomy, we feel more alive, and our relationship with our environment becomes more alive. With that internal ground, it is possible to open to a more authentic and responsive relationship to ourself and our environment.
In the individual sessions we explore what aspect of the Realization Process you are interested in. You may want help with deepening your meditation practice, being more grounded and centred, or more in touch emotionally. The embodiment aspect alone creates more balance and ease in the body and more connection. If you are completely new to this approach we will use the first few sessions learning the embodiment practices so that you can inhabit your body, although I do now encourage people to learn the practices themselves or in one of the many classes available online or in person as this allows the individual sessions to be more specifically tailored to your needs. Opening to what feels like a ground of being, which we call fundamental consciousness in the Realization Process, provides the context and perspective from which to work with trauma held in the body. This is a very steadying and repairing experience, sharing and processing alongside identifying and releasing holding patterns in the body. If you are coming for the trauma repair work we will also take time first to talk about your psychological history.
I offer one on one sessions in this approach, in person and online, as well as classes, workshops and retreats. I also offer mentoring for fellow Realization Process teachers and work alongside other Senior Teachers developing workshops and retreats, and assist in teacher trainings.
If you are interested in the Trauma Repair aspect of this work I recommend reading “Trauma and the Unbound Body”, by Judith Blackstone, the founder of the Realization Process. There are many wonderful classes and workshops on offer which can be a helpful way to get to know the practices. You can find out more about the Realization Process, teachers, classes and trainings by visiting www.realizationprocess.org.
I charge £75 for a 55 minute session. I can offer some discounted places to low income clients. You can contact me for more information at: [email protected].
THURSDAY CONTINUOUS PRACTICE GROUP
I run a regular Realization Process Thursday Continuous Practice Group on Zoom at 6pm on the first Thursday of the month. This is a drop in, by donation class. All the practices are guided and you can come for the whole session or for just as much as you are able. This is an opportunity each month to touch in with yourself, to deepen your inward contact and let go into an ever deepening experience of yourself. These sessions can be restorative, enlightening and gently energising. All are welcome. If you are interested, you can email me to receive the Zoom Link, but do let me know what experience, if any, you have had of meditation practices and embodiment.
Tel: 07767 067 077
£75 for 55mins
REALIZATION PROCESS CLASSES IN PERSON
Tuesday 5th, 12th and 19th December 10 – 11.30 am
Cost: £60/ £45 concs.
Venue: Salisbury Centre
A small group format, guiding you through the embodiment practices, with time for sharing and individual help. Beginners are welcome.
Wednesdays 17th January – 21st February (6 weeks) 10.30 – 12 noon
Cost: £120/£80 concs.
Venue: Salisbury Centre
A continuation of exploring these subtle attunements, refining your perception, bringing in movement practices and deepening inward contact with yourself in your body.