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Intergenerational patterns of experience in biodynamic craniosacral therapy

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.

As part of the learning experience we will explore our connection to the land and our ancestral roots therein. 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?

This workshop will be facilitated by Jane Shaw and Grainne Delaney.


Jane Shaw marries neurobiology, Jungian psychology, and biodynamic craniosacral therapy to support individuals to recover from and become resilient to adverse life experiences. Having spent many years in the world of business and finance, she has been immersed in the field of holistic health for 20 years, seamlessly blending neuroscience and new medicine with profound teachings from ancient healing arts. As a therapist, writer, and educator, Jane delivers holistic health training programmes and retreat experiences in Ireland and internationally including as a senior BCST tutor at Body College. Jane is founder and director of The Elmfield Institute, an organisation in Northern Ireland dedicated to sustainable holistic health education. Jane holds an M.A. in Economics from the University of Edinburgh and an M.A. in Jungian and Archetypal Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, always continuing to learn from both her academic studies and lived experience.

Grainne Delaney has been working as a body-oriented therapist and meditation practitioner for over 20 years. She has a biodynamic craniosacral therapy (BCST) clinic in Waterford, Ireland and is a BCST tutor on the current Body College London training. She has been a practitioner of Buddhist meditation for many years and teaches kum nye, a Buddhist meditation movement practice, locally in Waterford and holds kum nye silent retreats in the UK. She is passionate about embodied practices to safely heal the impact of wounded patterns, overwhelming and stressful life experiences. She believes by reconnecting with the wisdom and health of our body, we can fully express who we truly are, free of the patterns that obscure our relational connection with self, other and the natural world around us, bringing us back to an embodied knowingness of interconnected life and living. She has a deep interest in transitional periods of life, particularly that of coming into life, pre and perinatal territory and that of end of life into the dying process. She has spent over 17 years working in the Solas Cancer Support Centre and 9 years in the Waterford Health Park Medical Centre and as such, is highly regarded within the medical community and the general public alike.


The workshop will start at 6.30pm on Thursday 19th Sept and complete at 3.30pm on Sunday 22nd Sept. Please contact Jane directly for more info or if you have queries about travel or accommodation.

This workshop is open to all craniosacral therapists and cranial osteopaths


Early bird price of £395 ends 31 July, after which price is £435

Payment plans are available

Please contact Jane for more info by email

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19 - 22 Sep 2024


6:30 pm - 3:30 pm




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