"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it is going to be a butterfly"
Jane Shaw explores our relationship to our self, to each other and to the planet.
Jane has a particular interest in trauma recovery and gives lectures, writes, and teaches on mind-body medicine practices. She teaches craniosacral therapy internationally and has a clinical practice in Northern Ireland focusing on trauma recovery for women who have suffered sexual violence and abuse. Jane specialises in facilitating courses where women and men learn how to relate better to themselves and each other, and to the earth.
Her teaching approach is one of embodied presence and deep listening, using principles of biodynamic craniosacral therapy, Jungian psychology, neurobiology, and dream analysis. She bridges the latest developments in neuroscience and new medicine with lessons from indigenous ancient healing arts, while always learning from the natural world and its ability to heal and be healed.
She holds an M.A. in Jungian and archetypal psychology, and is currently continuing her research as a Ph.D. student.
As part of her bid to raise the global conversation in body-mind medicine for trauma recovery Jane co-organises the Breath of Life Conferences, international events that have a history and reputation for providing a platform where new ideas emerge in the field of trauma and body-mind practices. Speakers have included Daniel Siegel, Stephen Porges, Gabriel Roth, Bessel van der Kolk, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Rupert Sheldrake, Gabor Mate, Babette Rothschild, Stanley Keleman, Mae van Ho, Peter Levine as well as many others.
Before training as a craniosacral therapist, Jane worked for many years in business and finance, her last position being Finance Director of a boutique PR agency in London. Her experience of the corporate world has given her a good business knowledge but has also shown her how the stresses of modern life can adversely affect our health and behaviour. She now weaves all she has learnt into her teaching and continues to learn and study wherever she can.
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