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Hello, my name is Elise Parsons. I have been exploring and working with body related therapies for well over 20 years, and in the last decade I’ve been running a successful clinic in Bath offering Craniosacral Therapy, Sports Remedial Massage and, more recently, Somatic Experiencing Trauma Resolution Therapy.

I believe you will gather from reading my biography, that the theme running through my practice is my conviction and experience that both intricacies of mind and body must be engaged in the process of healing, whether in relation to physical injury or mental trauma. My training in various techniques means I can blend them together to match the needs of my clients on their personal journey to health.

I have always had a great passion for understanding the nature of mind and body, which showed as a teenager with a commitment to martial arts. Then in my early twenties, this same passion led me to explore South East Asia for 13 years and through my travels I encountered, explored and deepened in yogic philosophy & practice, mindfulness meditation and Buddhism, studying with eminent practitioners such as his Holiness the Dalai Lama. I also trained in various body-work modalities such as Shiatsu, Reiki and Thai Massage, enjoying greatly the intelligence of these systems.

Returning to the UK in 2006, I trained as a Craniosacral Therapist with Franklyn Sills at Karuna, blending my experiences and training from Eastern and Western philosophies into a single language and practice that recognises the deeply integrated nature of mind and body.

I’ve embraced the convergence of modern science and ancient wisdom, observing that advances in neurobiological research are providing insights into what were once mysteries. It’s an exciting time to be a practitioner in this field.

Peter Levine, a leading light in trauma research, sought to understand our biological response to trauma and in 1997 developed a technique called Somatic Experiencing. I find this a transformational system and notice how effortlessly this integrates into my practice; I welcome clients to join me on this fascinating journey.

Alongside my work as practitioner, I am a tutor on the two year Resonance training course for Craniosacral Therapists and I’ve been involved in group work for more than 15 years.

If you would like to share your journey with me then please visit my contact page. I look forward to exploring with you.