About Me

About Me

I have been a health practitioner for many years.

 

I have a deep sense of trust that our bodies know how to heal and that I am along for the ride as an interested compassionate presence. I am particularly interested in listening to the story within the body’s tissues with gentleness and respect and treating with a minimum of interference. This has been my main motivation for developing the various palpation skills and tools over the years.

 

I like to look at each new person freshly and as an equal in the process of creating change. Bringing together their inherent resources, time and some skills that I have developed I believe healing is very possible.

 

I did my nursing training in Christchurch in 1982 and worked in hospitals in Sydney for a few years. I began my Acupuncture training in Sydney in 1986 at the NSW College of Natural Therapies and studied Shiatsu with Andre Gospidatchi
In 1998 I completed my Masters in Acupuncture at the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Seattle Washington.
In Seattle I studied Craniosacral Therapy with my teacher Gail Ptacek and completed over 500 hours of clinical training, based on the teachings of John Upledger.

 

In 1998 to 2003 I established a clinic in Seattle called Core-link Head and Back Centre and specialized in motor vehicle injury, head injury and back pain.

 

In 2003 I decided to move back to New Zealand and set up a practice here in Nelson called Stillpoint Acupuncture and Craniosacral Therapy.

 

In 2008 I completed a  2 year Diploma in Spiritual Healing with Dr Brendra Davies.
From 2012 to 2017 I have  continued my  Acupuncture study  with training’s in Kiko Matsumoto Style Acupuncture with Monika Kobylecka.

 

In 2017 I completed a 2 year Diploma in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy with Body Intelligence.

 

Qualifications
I have the following qualifications:
  • Diploma in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
  • New Zealand Registered Nurse RN
  • Masters Degree in Acupuncture
  • Diploma in Spiritual Healing
  • Certified NAET Practitioner
  • Diploma in Craniosacral Therapy

 

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