I am passionate about the roots of illness in our emotional and psychological patterning, and have followed this area of work for the last 30 years.
I studied animal behavior and neurobiology as part of my Zoology degree at London University, and after teaching abroad went on to complete a three year course in Five Element Acupuncture in 1990. This form of acupuncture looks to the wounds of the Spirit and mind as a route to healing the Body, Mind and Spirit. During my Acupuncture training I was introduced to Zero Balancing, a remarkable bone energy bodywork, and qulaified as a Zero Balancer in 1992.
The combination of Acupuncture and Zero Balancing has acted as the mainstay of my practice for the last 30 years.
From 1990 to 1993 I studied Psycho-expansion, a form of guided meditation that draws on the Transpersonal Psychology and Psychosynthesis traditions. I have taught various forms meditation ever since.
In 1996 I qualified as a Zero Balancing Teacher and have taught regular classes since then in Core ZB, Advanced ZB and the ZB masterclasses.
I completed an initial one year professional training in Multigenerational Psychotraumatology and the Constellations of Intention in 2015 with Vivian Broughton. Having attended a regular study group in Bristol, and frequently attending workshops with Franz Rupert and Vivian Broughton, to continue my studies, in 2018 I completed a year long Advanced Practitioner Training in Identity Orientated Psychotrauma Therapy (IoPT). Since then I have continued to attend practitioner workshops with Vivian.
In my practice, I love working with the psychological patterns that cause us to repeat the same unhelpful behavior that has led to our illnesses. Over the last few years I have become more and more interested in psychological trauma and it's effect on our lives.
In my spare time I enjoy teaching moorland skills and navigation to the East Devon Explorer Scouts Ten Tors teams, and I also teach Advance Motorcycling for the local RoSPA Motorcycle group.
I am married to Karin, a Natural Childbirth teacher and Doula, and we have two adult children.