I graduated from Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust in 2017 and became a trustee in 2018.
After a chemistry degree and many years running my own insurance administration business, a series of remarkable coincidences introduced me to craniosacral therapy. I was amazed – old injuries were healed; stress and hurts were released. The efficacy of the treatment intrigued me – how could something so subtle bring about such profound change? It became clear that the only thing to do was to follow the nudging, find out more and train as a biodynamic practitioner.
Amal Alaoui – Communications
I completed my CST training in 2010 at the College of Craniosacral Therapy and have been a trustee since 2016. My role includes helping the PR committee to identify and develop external communications programmes to raise the profile of craniosacral therapy. I previously worked in public relations and business development.
I first experienced the profound benefits of craniosacral therapy when I took my four-year-old son to see a therapist. From that moment on I was hooked on just how gentle but extremely potent CST is for aligning a person on so many levels.
I graduated from the College of Craniosacral Therapy in 2017 and became a trustee in 2019 with a strong desire to contribute to the important work of the organisation. I have a background in marketing but found my true calling whilst living in the Middle East where my experiences of ill health with loved ones and desire to find a non-toxic but powerful healthcare solution, led me to CST and homeopathy. I consequently trained in both.
Having experienced many different complementary therapies I have found that craniosacral therapy is best placed to address the interplay between physical, mental and emotional symptoms in a way that enhances vitality and energy.
Tina Marshall – Regulation
I completed my biodynamic CST training through Resonance Training in 2013 and became a trustee in 2016. I have responsibility for the Supervision, Standards and Ethics, and CPD committees. I previously worked in Admin, HR and Training but have always had an interest in holistic health and well-being.
My journey with CST began in 2002 when my son was born. He had his first session at two weeks old and it helped him (and me) hugely. A few years later when I was having a treatment I had a moment when I knew I needed to learn more about this amazing therapy – how could I feel things in my legs and hips when he was working on my head?
Having graduated from the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust in 2017, I became a trustee in 2019 with an enthusiasm to contribute to the CSTA with my creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
I worked in the creative industries for over ten years and know about the stress of a busy life in London. I have tried various modalities of bodywork and healing over the years and found craniosacral therapy to be the most profound. For me CST is about self-discovery, kindness, acceptance and a celebration of all the parts of ourselves.
Originally a contemporary dancer I graduated as a biodynamic CST practitioner in 2007. I became a trustee in 2019, interested in the ethics of our profession and inspired by my training and practice as a Core Process psychotherapist. I am a former tutor, coordinator and director at the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust’s teaching clinic.
I first experienced craniosacral therapy in 2000 after the difficult birth of my daughter: with no idea what to expect I was amazed at the utterly gentle yet very visceral experience. That I was in a lot less pain and my energy levels improved dramatically after only two sessions convinced me that this was something I had to explore.