"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it is going to be a butterfly"
Jane Shaw explores our relationship to self, to each other and to our environment.
Jane Shaw marries Jungian psychology, craniosacral therapy and trauma-informed neurobiology to support individuals to recover from and become resilient to adverse life experiences. As a therapist, writer and educator, Jane delivers training programmes and retreats experiences in Ireland and internationally as well as running a biodynamic craniosacral therapy clinical practice at Elmfield Estate.
Her teaching approach is one of embodied presence, compassion, equanimity and deep listening, bridging the latest developments in neuroscience and new medicine with lessons from 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. candidate.
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.
Before immersing in the world of mind-body health, Jane worked for many years in business and finance, including a position as Finance Director of a boutique consumer brand and entertainment PR agency in London. Her experience in 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.
She holds an M.A. in Economics from the University of Edinburgh and an M.A. in Jungian and Archetypal Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is a registered craniosacral therapist and SSP provider. Having lived for many years in London, Jane now lives at Elmfield Estate, Co. Down Northern Ireland full time.
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