Neuro-Developmental Practitioner, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist
Jacqui is a qualified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST) registered with the Craniosacral Therapy Association (RCST). She is also a Neuro-Developmental Practitioner (NDT) and a Licentiate of the Institute of Neuro-Physiological Psychology (INPP), Chester.
As a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, Jacqui trained with Franklyn Sills at the Karuna Institute, Dartmoor. The two year course involved completing a diploma in Anatomy and Physiology, as well as a Clinical Project and over 280 hours of practice.
She has a special interest in stress and trauma resolution, the birthing process and how it can impact how you live your life. Jacqui enjoys treating babies and children as well as adults and regularly attends courses and seminars to further her knowledge.
As a Neuro-Developmental Practitioner, Jacqui works with children, assessing and developing a daily movement programme to transform retained immaturity in their central nervous systems.
Jacqui’s interest in body focused therapies developed via her own journey and that of her three children who have all completed the INPP Developmental Movement Programme as well as having regular craniosacral sessions over time. Her experience working as a teaching assistant in a local school also led her to question if there were possible physiological reasons for lack of academic progress or presenting behavioural issues.
Jacqui loves helping her clients heal deep seated issues naturally, without the use of drugs or other invasive treatments, using the body’s inherent energies to heal itself. Her aim is to help all her clients to engage with living in a more positive and empowered way – learning to thrive rather than just survive, as well as enabling them to achieve their full potential.
CONDITIONS THAT RESPOND WELL TO BCST
Pregnancy Traumatic/difficult births Feeding problem in babies Bonding and Attachment Sleeping problems Muscular aches Neck and back pain Fear and anxiety Shock, Trauma or injury Headaches and migraines
Due to Craniosacral Therapy recognising that the body, mind and spirit are absolutely and inextricably intertwined, it engages with every aspect of our being working at the deepest levels. This together with the fact that it is gentle, drug free and non-invasive means it is suitable for everyone from new-borns to the elderly, and appropriate for treating many conditions – physical, mental and emotional.
CONDITIONS THAT RESPOND WELL TO NDT
Underperformance at school Learning Difficulties – Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Attention Deficit Disorder Reading and writing difficulties Poor Concentration/Inability to stay focused Hyper – sensitivity Poor Posture, balance and motor control Co-ordination difficulties Immature behaviour Impulsiveness/angry outbursts/tendency to over react Fear and Anxiety Low self esteem
Diploma in Craniosacral Biodynamics ♦ Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology ♦ Certificate in the theory, diagnosis and remediation of Neuro-Developmental Delay (INPP Method)
Family Affair – Working with Babies, Children, Pregnancy & Birth (CSTA) ♦ The Impact of Trauma & Neglect on the Developing Child (Dr Bruce Perry) ♦ Brain Based Parenting & Attachment Focused Family Therapy (Dan Hughes & Jon Baylin) ♦ Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory (Dr Stephen Porges) ♦ Working with Children: Healing through Play (Alexandre Duarte – Somatic Experiencing) ♦ Somatic Experiencing for Kids (Maggie Klein) ♦ Trauma Awareness and Integration (Jane Evans & Claire Murphy)
Member of the Craniosacral Therapy Association (UK) (CSTA) Member of the Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) Licentiate of the Institute of Neuro Physiological Psychology (INPP)
‘Thank you so much for such a fascinating session. I really felt light afterwards and my hips felt really loose like they could swivel!! I would definitely love to do it again!’ Amanda, Chippenham.
‘”I took a course of about 10-15 craniosacral sessions with Jacqui over a period of a year or more. I have done a lot of energy work over the years and I believe Jacqui to be a complete natural at this work. She is sincere, intuitive, kind and humble in her approach to helping the body heal, find balance and ultimately thrive. It comes through in everything she says and does. The moment I laid on the table, each time, my body knew it was utterly safe and would immediately trust and let go of some very deeply held patterns and belief systems. Whilst the treatment is subtle and the gains incremental, it is worth sticking with it over a period of time to allow the unravelling to occur and the inner sense of freedom to manifest. My work with Jacqui was spread over a difficult year of change in my life and I truly believe it helped to move me through it more quickly and more completely. My creative energy and self-belief have blossomed during this time. I cannot recommend this work and Jacqui in particular highly enough.” Claire Murphy, Yoga Teacher.
“Fourteen months ago, I was the mother of an ADHD child who was at the end of her tether. My child was so hyped at home, so confused and insecure that he would only sleep through a couple of nights a month. He was unable to stay focused on any task, would always say ‘I don’t know’ and his academic work was well below his expected level. Since completing the Developmental Movement Programme, I am listening to the same child reading aloud to himself. He now has a love of numbers and wants to learn his twelve times tables. His writing has improved. He can now express how he is feeling, is confident and beginning to believe in himself. Most importantly, he is happy! Oh, and he also sleeps through the night with the odd blip which we can all live with. Thank you so much for the opportunity and support!” Sharon and Callum, Chippenham.
For enquiries or to make an appointment please e-mail or call Jacqui