I work as a therapist for people with learning, concentration and coordination difficulties using the Johansen auditory stimulation programmes. I am also a kinesiologist, specialising in the emotional connection to ill health.
My philosophy about health
From childhood, I was raised with this idea of balance: that we need to take advantage of both allopathic advances in medicine and the deep-seated knowledge that has come through other healing traditions, to maintain our health.
The body has a remarkable capacity to find ways to improve its performance through natural ways. A treatment plan is not always about giving medical drugs. We just need to be mindful enough to assess the body’s feedback mechanisms thoroughly and use well-researched programmes that deliver results.
My training over the last 15 years at specialised colleges such as Nature Care College in Sydney and the Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology in Chester has given me a wealth of knowledge to call upon when working with clients.
A memory of early success
During my time in a clinic as a kinesiologist in Sydney, I remember working with a six year old girl. She had severe developmental problems. She barely spoke, couldn’t tolerate being touched and her behaviour at her special school was challenging. After the first kinesiology session there were changes in her expressive language. A few sessions later, her teachers, who had been documenting her behaviour, reported a huge improvement. Her mother said:
“There was a sudden big difference in her ability to attend in class and behave appropriately with her peers… She has always had major issues with anyone touching her around her face or head, which has caused a lot of angst when say, being able to brush her hair, or visit the dentist for example. What we are now finding is that this is slowly disappearing – she is desensitizing.”
I was quite newly qualified at the time and working with this young girl taught me so much about the body’s innate ability to repair itself. Providing a mechanism, in this instance kinesiology, was like handing over the right key to unlock the door.
Building on my skills
Reading up about developmental delay lead me to the books by Sally Goddard Blythe and the research done at the Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology (INPP) in Chester. I was fortunate to be taught by Goddard Blythe for the postgraduate course of the INPP Method and have found the learning invaluable for assessing and understanding the impact on development when there are early sensory processing issues.
I have also trained in the Johansen Individualised Auditory Stimulation Programme with Camilla Leslie and Diana Crewdson, then directors of the Johansen IAS UK in Edinburgh. This helped me to extend my knowledge and work with children and adults whose development or illness (eg. stroke) has lead to auditory processing difficulties.
Kinesiology is best described as a fusion of eastern and western healing techniques. My prior knowledge and experience as a kinesiologist lends a depth to my work. I do not mix kinesiology with the neuro development sessions, so if you would like to experience the benefits of kinesiology please refer to the information on Kinesiology and contact me to make an appointment.
Provider for Johansen Individualised Auditory Stimulation Programme
MA (Teaching), The University of Sydney
Diploma of Professional Kinesiology, Nature Care College, Sydney
The Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology, Chester – postgraduate training
Neuro Development Therapist
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“I am delighted to report that there is a deliciously normal child emerging in our house at the moment! It’s really exciting to watch and is transforming our family life. Thank you so much for setting us off on this path”
Rachel, for her 9 year old son
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