I am a Somatic Movement practitioner based in Stroud. I’ve also been a social worker for 17 years and have worked for over 25 years with individuals and groups who live with mental health issues, physical impairments and health concerns. In recent years I have been supporting, supervising and coaching staff who work in the field of health and social care. I care deeply about wellbeing and how we can support ourselves and others to feel good in ourselves.
I have long been aware of how unhelpful our culture of the ‘mind’ versus ‘body’ divide is, ever since I was fortunate enough to get holistic, complementary treatment
for a chronic health condition in my early 20s. There is a growing body of knowledge now about how our minds and mental wellbeing are affected by our physical bodies, from our gut health to our autonomic nervous system.
Scientific research into how our thoughts and mental state can affect our physical wellbeing. And vice versa. See my blog and Resources for more information on this.