21 Chaucer Road
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Hello, my name is Elise Parsons and I believe that we all have the potential to change and feel well within ourselves. In my experience, we often need many different types of therapy to guide us and assist us on this journey.
Of particular value to me has been the work with Somatic Experiencing, trauma resolution & Craniosacral Therapy - therapies where the aim is to hold importance to your individual process at that given moment. This can translate into a hands on or off approach, facilitating the expression and possible stress and trauma being held in the system through skilled palpation, verbal exploration of what the body is holding, and allowing positive change through a respectful and resonant relational field.
Of particular interest to me is the exploration of how we experience and understand the sensations we feel in our body and how they can effect our mind; and reversely how our thoughts can directly effect how we experience our body. Herein lies potential for great change and there is no doubt that long-term healing and happiness comes from working on our body and mind in an integrated fashion.
Training, qualifications & experience
I've been studying bodywork, meditation and yoga around the world for more than twenty years, spending 13 years of this time in South East Asia. I studied with and was influenced by great teachers such as his Holiness the Dalai Lama.
During that time I also qualified in a range of therapeutic modalities such as Thai massage, Shiatsu and Reiki and yoga qualifying as a Yoga teacher in 2005.
On my return to England in 2006 I spent two years training in Craniosacral Therapy Biodynamics at Karuna Institute, studying with one of its main founders Franklyn Sills. Having qualified in 2008 I set up a clinical practice in Bath, and more recently I've extended my bodywork skills with a specialist qualification in Sports Remedial Massage with BCMB and Somatic Experiencing Trauma Resolution.
Nowadays, along with my clinical practice, I assist Resonance Training's in the 2 year craniosacral therapy practitioner training course, and I also run small development groups centred around the enquiry into our psychology, biological and spiritual nature.
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Craniosacral Therapy - 60mins £45 (some concessions available at £40)
Sports Remedial Massage - 60mins £45 (some concessions available at £40)
Somatic Experiencing - 60mins £35 (second year student)
I believe that we can work with whatever you bring to each session. Sometimes it may be more appropriate to work on a more physical remedial level, and at other times working with a more gentle hands on approach or in a verbal exploration of what is calling out to you in that moment. I find that this can often vary from session to session, and it isn't unusual for a session to be a blend. We will discuss this openly together and there is never a fixed rule. Healing is inevitable when we can find resonance and a healthy blend of trust and respect together.
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
Maps & Directions
Monday : 10.00 - 19.00 Tuesday - Friday : 10.00 - 18.00