Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle yet profound non-invasive, hands-on treatment for the whole body. Performed on a massage table, the client is fully clothed and the touch is generally light and still. The treatment is focused on supporting the health of the whole being, especially the nervous system.
Elmer offers a speciality of pregnancy, mother and baby work where he works to support the mother, baby, father bond. This work can be useful where infants and children are struggling with their parents in integrating their early experiences.
Training, qualifications & experience
Elmer has studied Anatomy / Physiology and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy with the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust (grad: 2012) He has also studied extensively in birth psychology and physiology and has diplomas in: Prenatal and Birth Therapy with Raymond Castellino (1999), Source Process and Breathwork with Binnie A Dansby (2006). Elmer directed the documentary film ‘The Healing of Birth’ (2005) and co-led ‘Healthy Birth Healthy Earth’, a week-long international conference featuring a world-leading line-up of birth educators at the Findhorn Foundation, Scotland in 2016.
Elmer is currently co-leading a course at the NAOS Institute in London: 'Our First 1000 Days: A Diploma in Applied Pre and Perinatal Psychology'. This is a year long training environment for those wishing to support their curiosity about their understanding of the impressions they carry from their early lives.
He has published recordings with leading teachers in Craniosacral Therapy, contemporary spirituality, psychology, trauma healing, birth psychology and physiology. Elmer has also worked in television as a cameraman, editor and independent film-maker and combines the therapy and TV worlds where possible.
Other available therapies
My experience includes training in Source Process and Breathwork as well as Castellino Prenatal and Birth Therapy. Both these extensive trainings are focussed on understanding and healing imprints from very early life. These practices are applicable to a variety of life transition issues including pregnancy and birth as well as life transition such as death and loss.
Sessions are £60.00 per hour. The first session is usually slightly longer in duration (up to 80 minutes) and costs £70.00.
The three trainings I have in Birthwork, Breathwork and Craniosacral therapy give me a firm psychological and somatic basis for my practice. Home visits are by arrangement and start at £100 and costs depend on the travel time from TW8.