Compassionate connection. Embodied presence. Emergent self.

Jane Shaw is leading in the field of trauma recovery with an approach that marries Jungian Psychology, biodynamic  craniosacral therapy and mind-body practices to support individuals to recover from and become resilient to adverse life experiences. Jane draws on her deep experience and practiced philosophy to nurture true emergent potentials, in conscious relationship to self, others and the surrounding environment.

Multidisciplinary Approach

Jane believes that we continue to learn through shared experiences, wisdom and knowledge. Her own unique journey and experienced background has given her the tools to weave all she has learnt into her teaching and practice. 

Before training as a craniosacral therapist, Jane worked for many years in business and finance, including a position as Finance Director of a boutique PR agency in London. Her experience of the corporate world provided her specialised business knowledge, but has also shown her how the stresses of modern life adversely affect our health and behaviour. 

Her qualifications include:

  • PhD candidate Jungian and Archetypal Psychology (ABD)

  • Masters in Jungian and Archetypal Psychology

  • Masters In Economics

  • Registered Craniosacral Therapist (Advanced Diploma) RCST

  • Safe and Sound Protocol Practitioner (Polyvagal neurological intervention for affect regulation)

  • Self Regulation Therapy Foundation Training (CFTRE)

She holds an M.A. in Jungian and archetypal psychology, and is currently continuing her research as a Ph.D. candidate.

Leading through Compassion

Jane’s current approach is one of embodied presence, compassion, and deep listening, using principles of biodynamic craniosacral therapy, Jungian psychology, neurobiology, and dream analysis. Her work bridges the latest developments in neuroscience and new medicine with lessons from indigenous ancient healing arts, as she continues to learn from the natural world and its ability to heal and be healed.

As a writer and internationally-recognised educator, Jane continues to deliver lectures, articles, and education utilising mind-body medicine practices internationally with a biodynamic craniosacral therapy clinical practice in Northern Ireland. 

She facilitates courses that support both recovery and resilience, and empowered self-expression and leadership for individuals and businesses through her work individually and at The Elmfield Institute. 

Believing strongly in the power of shared wisdom, Jane has also worked collaboratively with and learned from  other thought leaders including Peter Levine, Stephen Porges, Gabor Mate, Michael Shea, Katherine Ukleja and many others.


As part of her bid to raise the global conversation in body-mind medicine Jane has organised conferences and 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. She has brought together leaders in the field to share ideas and move conversations forward. 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. 

In 2018, Jane founded, with Elizabeth Martin, The Elmfield Institute where she works with a global consortium of multi disciplined experts who support the wellbeing of individuals, businesses and communities. 

Learn more about The Elmfield Institute, here.