A graduate of the College of Craniosacral Therapy in London, I have been a registered craniosacral therapist since 2006. At the heart of Craniosacral Therapy is a trust in the wisdom of the body, a wisdom which, when listened to, allows the inherent health within the body to emerge and healing to happen. The gentle nature of craniosacral therapy and the mindfulness involved in its practice facilitates a reconnection with how we feel, sensitizing us to what is going on in our body. These listening skills are also an integral part of the practice of Tai Chi and so in 2011 I travelled to Yangshuo Tai Chi school in China and completed a teacher training course under Master Huang Hua.
The mindful practice of Tai Chi allows us to enter our body space and pay attention to our sensations and emotions. When we bring our conscious awareness to how we hold our body, the body responds by giving us feedback information, which allows us to release tensions and heal. My sense of both craniosacral therapy and tai chi is that they hold the mirror up to how we feel in ourselves, to our relationship with ourselves and consequently to our relationship with others.