“To say that trauma induced behaviours like addiction are to do with mental illness or brain disease is simply wrong. The ACE study has proved beyond doubt that there is a direct correlation not just between addiction and trauma but between all illnesses and criminal behaviours and early childhood trauma. These things are not in … Read moreThe Scars of Trauma
Far from crying out “Look the Emperor has no clothes!” it may be time to exclaim “Look, the Emperor is wearing too many codes!” What the public needs most is for us to make our ethics more visible, to be more naked in fact. The creation of professional ethical guidelines for the Transactional Analysis community … Read moreNaked Ethics
Jean Liedloff’s pioneering work is yet another example of a truly brilliant and innovative woman who much of the world seems to have completely ignored. Perhaps if more women were running the show the role of Touch in creating a society of caring and compassionate human beings would be much higher up on the political … Read moreCan we build a better future?
Looking at how the brain works – and the implications for understanding mental health.
1. How to deal with Traumatised Clients 2. How to remove traumatic triggers from your clients with just 10 minutes of touch 3. How to protect yourself from your clients’ trauma I consider these three skills to be among the most important skills for every therapist to have and I’m committed to making learning these three … Read more3 Vital Skills
In parallel with his work as both a Massage Therapist & Psychotherapist, Gerry has also been fascinated by the research, and in particular, the neuroscience of trauma and Touch. Trauma occurs every day – and there are ways of dealing with it. Want to learn more? Check out my Neuroscience of Touch course.
Gerry has been active as both a clinician and trainer for the past 30 years – but ultimately the value of training is always best described by participants. We’ll let the students speak for themselves: I valued Gerry’s time and energy to listen to our questions and the space and thought he gave to each of … Read moreWhat Gerry’s students say…