"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 the planet.
Jane supports individuals to recover from and become resilient to adverse life experiences, thus nurturing their true emergent potential, in conscious relationship to self, others and the surrounding environment. She gives lectures, writes, and teaches on mind-body medicine practices internationally with a biodynamic craniosacral therapy clinical practice in Northern Ireland. Jane facilitates courses that support both recovery and resilience, and empowered self-expression and leadership for individuals and corporates.
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. candidate.
As part of her bid to raise the global conversation in body-mind medicine 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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