For over 25 years I have been looking for ways to integrate language with bodywork, so that you can not only experience the subtle changes that come from working directly with body, but also make your own sense of them, have some kind of agenda for what you want from them, and develop the skills you need to sustain and build on those changes.
I have been practising, teaching and writing about shiatsu for twenty years, and I am fully insured and registered as a practitioner and teacher with the Shiatsu Society UK . I studied history and political science at Cambridge University, then worked for ten years as a filmmaker until eventually burnout led me to an acupuncturist. Soon after that I started training at the Shiatsu College in London, and was one of its first graduates. I joined the Shiatsu College teaching staff in 1992.
MINDFULNESS, LANGUAGE AND TOUCH
I then studied the health applications of NLP, at the same time studying Seiki shiatsu with the Japanese master Akinobu Kishi. Looking for ways to integrate these two, I found Clean Language. which I now specialize in as a beautifully simple and effective way to help clients discover how to listen to themselves at this deep, embodied and authentic level. In 2010 I began training to teach Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and have integrated the clinically-proven benefits of mindfulness into my work with shiatsu and Clean Language. Since 2013 I have been the coordinator of London Mindful Practitioners, a non-profit support group for professionals who use mindfulness in their work, which now has over 300 members.