Four Keys for Using Touch to Heal Trauma

Four Keys for Using Touch to Heal Trauma

Whether you’re personally working to release and heal trauma within you, or you’re a practitioner helping your clients to work through trauma, touch is an incredibly powerful and simple tool.  I recently had a fascinating conversation with my long-time colleague Jane...
The Power and Limits of Touch

The Power and Limits of Touch

Touch in manual therapy does not work in the way most people think it does. Evidence increasingly shows there are clear limits to our ability to diagnose and treat structural issues by focusing on local tissue dynamics. We can however negotiate ‘affective touch’ to...
To Heal Trauma We Do Not Need to Remember

To Heal Trauma We Do Not Need to Remember

When trying to recover from overwhelming experiences it can be helpful to understand how memory works, particularly how memories are related to feelings in the body. Memory is a complex perception. In this blog I’ll explore how memory works and why it can get confused...
Can we ease anxiety through embodiment?

Can we ease anxiety through embodiment?

Anxiety is most commonly framed as a psychological problem, and helping people with anxiety has traditionally been seen as the territory of mental health professionals.  However, through over 20 years of clinical experience as a bodyworker I’ve discovered how safely...