Deb Dunning worked in the National Health Service (NHS) for almost 30 years, for much of this time on the front line of the Ambulance Service and latterly within a Mental Health Trust.
After taking early retirement she qualified as a practitioner in Holotropic Breathwork and she also has a small Craniosacral Therapy practice.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a subtle and profound form of healing developed from the work of Dr William Sutherland an American Osteopath.
Our natural response to physical knocks or emotional stress is for our body to contract. So, when life overwhelms us or we experience an injury, the body often begins to restrict movement in a form of holding or contraction that we may not even notice. It does this so that we can maintain some kind of balance, allowing us to continue to function on a day-to-day basis. As the body stores and holds trauma our functioning becomes more and more restricted and over time this can give rise to a variety of health related problems.
CST can help the body to begin resolving these types of imbalance by supporting the body to heal itself, eventually freeing up the energy that was being used to hold the contracted or traumatised area.
CST works with the healing ability of the body and is often used as a preventive health measure because it can support the body to resist illness and disease. It can help with acute physical problems such as headaches and bad backs and can also be beneficial for chronic long-term conditions.
CST can be beneficial for: Allergies, Arthritis, Asthma, Back and Neck pain, Birth Trauma, Bone/joint disorders, Colic, Breathing, Muscular problems, Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Digestive problems, Headaches, Migraines, Insomnia, Post dental trauma, Sinusitis, TMJ/jaw problems, Trigeminal neuralgia, Visual disturbances, Emotional problems/ Anxiety and much more!
Mothers and babies often find CST helpful for problems associated with difficult or traumatic births.
No manipulation or pressure is applied to the body, just a light-touch and because CST is non-invasive, gentle and safe it is suitable for all ages. In a typical CS session there will be plenty of time to ask questions or talk about concerns. You will normally lie fully clothed on a treatment couch. Pillows and blankets are used to ensure you are warm and comfortable.
During the session you may notice sensations such as heat, tingling, pulsations or become aware of your emotions. One of the first things that clients tend to notice is a sense of deep relaxation, which can last throughout the session and sometimes for a few days after.
Craniosacral Therapy is a natural way of helping our bodies rest and recover.
Costs per session: £45, sessions are normally about 60 mins.
For further information or to book an appointment
Please call Deb on 07835679246
Holotropic Breathwork is a powerful but gentle method of self-exploration and healing, developed by Stanislav and Christina Grof. The technique was derived from modern consciousness research, depth psychology and shamanic and spiritual practices to support natural healing and growth through the direct experience of expanded states of consciousness.
Through accelerated breathing combined with music and focused energy release work, participants can gain access to deep levels of awareness and insight. Holotropic Breathwork is a non-directed inner process; it is an adventure in self-exploration, self-recovery and self-discovery and a form of self-exploration, which is based on the drive inside each of us to become whole.
Workshops/sessions begin with an opening circle and a welcome meditation. For those participants who have not ‘breathed’ before there will be an introduction to the theory and practice of Breathwork and a chance for people to ask questions.
The Breathwork would normally take place in pairs. When one partner breathes the other will act as ‘sitter’ and in the next session the roles are reversed. The actual breathwork session normally lasts somewhere between two and three hours.
Participants are encouraged to allow whatever is happening to emerge as they breathe deeper and faster. Occasionally energy release work or bodywork is needed to move past a blockage and the facilitators will provide assistance if required.
After each breathing session there is time to capture the experience through artwork or writing, followed by group sharing sessions during which participants are free to share as much or as little as they wish of their experience. Both the sharing and art work/writing are considered to be an important part of integrating the experience.
Holotropic Breathwork sessions are set up to create a deep sense of support and safety for participants allowing the exploration of consciousness, capacity for healing and deeper levels of awareness.
Group and individual sessions are available.
Please call Deb on 07835679246
for further information or to book a session