I first experienced craniosacral therapy in 2002 as a practice client for a friend during her training. Something immediately clicked with me and it has been a central part of the way I have looked after myself ever since. When I experienced a health concern in 2013 I was able to experience for myself the depth and resourcefulness of craniosacral therapy, which over a period of sessions allowed for the stressed, fragmented and overwhelmed aspects of myself to have the space and presence to be acknowledged slowly and safely, and resolve at their own pace. 

 

My professional career over the past two decades has been in Contemporary dance and Somatic movement practice, literally 'the process of awakening awareness of the human body'. As a dancer I have performed in works by many renowned and notable choreographers in the UK and internationally. I also choreograph and teach dance and embodied movement with awareness for professionals, dance and performance students and children, and have led and facilitated multi-generational group performances spanning an age spectrum from 7 to 70.

 

Craniosacral therapy offers my clients the space to meet their unique embodied 'me-ness' in an open minded and non-judgmental environment, where stillness is sensed to underpin and centre the living dynamism that is the natural expression of the forces of health and of Being. I do not specialize in one area of the field, and have experience of working with a variety of presentations including trauma, post-natal mothers and babies, depression, stress and anxiety

 

I am a dedicated father to my 9-year-old daughter and have spent many delightful hours being with her over the years, including 'slinging' her for extended periods during her infancy and toddling years. She continues to both inspire me and teach me loads about my limits, for which I am grateful!

 

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist  - BCST

Registered Craniosacral Therapist     - RCST

Anatomy and Physiology                     – 'Living Anatomy' training fully accredited by the Association of                                                                     Physical and Natural Therapists A.P.N.T.

Deep tissue massage therapist            - Yin Style

I am an assistant tutor at the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust, participating on the current Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy practitioner training, and have been a tutor on the Living Anatomy training. I am now continuing to enrich my understanding and practice as a supervisor at the Trusts Teaching clinic in Highbury and Islington.

Post Graduate training -

Working with Pregnant women, Mothers and Babies; Sarah Nestling and Pennel Lee

Cranial Nerves; Katherine Uklea

Healing Traumatic Stress: Helping Mind, Brain & Body To Let Go Of The Past; Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

Trauma and Healing: An Exploration of Mental Illness, Addiction and Disease; Dr. Gabor Maté

The Transformative Power Of Feeling Safe: A Master Class On The Polyvagal Theory; Dr. Stephen Porges

Voluntary work - I practice Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy with The Disability Foundation, a charity providing low cost complimentary therapies to the disabled and their carers at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore.

 

I am registered member of the Craniosacral Therapy Association or C.S.T.A. and as such I fully adhere to their code of ethics and standards in my practice, and receive regular Supervision . For more information please visit www.craniosacral.co.uk

 

About Biodynamic craniosacral therapist Ben Ash

 07950263471    threeriverscranio@gmail.com
 

Biodynamic craniosacral therapy in Rickmansworth nr Watford Hertfordshire