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Intergenerational Patterns in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

 Thursday 27th October to Sunday 30th October

Humans are adaptive. They respond to their experiences so that they can survive. Experiences of our ancestors are handed down through the body largely through genetic coding, which can result in helpful survival responses but also in patterns that can hinder our full expression of health.

This four-day workshop will explore the theory and science of transgenerational trauma through the work of trauma-informed researchers such as Rachel Yehuda, Karen Treisman, Dan Siegel, and Gabor Mate. We will spend time experiencing how it might feel to thrive and flourish beyond the patterns of ancestral trauma, as well as appreciating the generational patterns that have allowed us to thrive. We will examine how these principles can be helpful in our clinical practice and the idea that in the field of epigenetics genes can be turned on or off. They can be expressed differently through changes in our environment and behaviour.

The workshop is being held at the time of Samhain, the Irish festival when the veil thins between the world of our ancestors and of ourselves.  As part of the four-day experience we will visit some stone circles local to Elmfield Estate to connect with our ancestral roots. How does the land hold some of these transgenerational patterns for us and how can it help us heal? How can our environment support our healing and how can our experience support our environment?

Jane Shaw will facilitate this workshop assisted by Grainne Delaney.

Jane Shaw marries Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Jungian psychology, and trauma-informed neurophysiology to support individuals to maximise their potential and their health. She teaches Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy internationally, drawing on her embodied presence, compassion, and deep listening to nurture true emergent potentials, in conscious relationship to self, to others, and to the natural environment. Jane is founder and director of The Elmfield Institute, an organisation in Northern Ireland dedicated to sustainable holistic health education. She also has a twelve-year history of producing successful conferences at the cutting edge of mind-body medicine, attracting thousands of visitors from all over the globe. She holds an MA in Jungian and Archetypal Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and an MA in Economics from The University of Edinburgh.

Grainne Delaney is a therapist using the modalities of yoga, kinesiology, biodynamic craniosacral therapy, relational mindfulness, focusing and kum nye, a therapeutic somatic movement practice. She has been facilitating workshops and courses for the past ten years empowering people with the skills to self-regulate, build resiliency and adaptability to improve personal and relational life experience bringing more ease and joy into daily life and living.


The workshop will start at 11am on the first day and finish at 4pm on the last day to allow for travel.

All other days will run from 10am to 6pm


Early bird £395 if paid before 30 August

Full one-off price £435 if paid after 30 August

Payment plan options

£165 to be paid by 30 August

£135 to be paid by 30 September

£135 to be paid by 15 October

Total comes to £435

To apply for a place please email Jane Shaw jane@janeshaw.co.uk

Places will be limited to support depth of experience within the group.

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27 - 30 Oct 2022


All Day


Elmfield Estate


Jane Shaw
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