Alison has a long interest in the physiology of emotions, the mind-body connection, trauma healing and the use of complementary therapies in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and chronic pain.

Alison’s areas of special interest include:

  • anxiety and depression
  • pain
  • managing stress and anxiety
  • emotional issues
  • headaches
  • insomnia
  • trauma resolution
  • working with babies and children

Qualifications and Experience

Alison is currently based in Trujillo, Peru.

She works with babies, children, and adults and comes into contact with a range of emotional and physical conditions that people are seeking treatment for.

Recent postgraduate trainings in Craniosacral Therapy

March 2014: Hands on Trauma – Katherine Ukleja DO, RCST, BSCT, Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust

February 2014: The Miserable Baby – treating feeding and digestive disorders in babies – Miranda Clayton, Registered Osteopath, The London School of Osteopathy.

December 2014: Treating respiratory disorders in children and babies – Miranda Clayton, Registered Osteopath, The London School of Osteopathy.

Craniosacral Therapy Practice

In 2013, Alison worked from home in Berwick-upon-Tweed after a period of maternity leave, before relocating to Canada in March 2014.

From July 2011 to July 2012, Alison worked in therapy centres (Yoga Stable, The Healthy Life Centre, Community Foundation for Planetary Healing) and from her home in Edinburgh. She also set up a Craniosacral Therapy clinic at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, where she worked on a voluntary basis with outpatients of the Pain Clinic.

This clinic is still being run by a small group of dedicated practitioners, who took over from Alison when she went on maternity leave.

Alison trained in Craniosacral Therapy over two years at the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust and graduated in July 2011. She completed postgraduate training in ‘Working with Mothers and Babies’ with Resonance Trainings, in January 2012.   She is a registered member of the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings.

From August 2010 to August 2011, Alison worked under supervision at the Low Cost Craniosacral Therapy Clinic  – London.

She also attended seminars in ‘Living Anatomy’, a course designed to teach “how the living body expresses health and disease”.

Energy Healing

In 2009, Alison studied ‘Energy Concepts and Therapeutics’ at Westminster University, a module from the Complementary Therapies BSc.

She has used the theory and practical experience from this course to develop her skills as a therapist.

Spa Management

Following training in spa management with Derby University, Alison spent 8 months (2006-2007) in the Maldives managing a small spa on an island resort.  She met people from all over the world who came to the spa seeking peace and relaxation.

Massage Therapy

Alison qualified as holistic massage therapist (ITEC)  in 2004 and ran a home-based practice before moving to the Maldives to run a small spa.

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