This work is the culmination of a thirty year journey concurrently through the outer trails of worldly work and the vast, deep terrain of inner life.
I have been equally shaped and formed through an amazing career on extraordinary frontline crisis services, managing community & social projects at local, regional, national and global levels, alongside my dedicated, often zealous inner world exploration supported through deep friendship, creativity, psychotherapy, parenting and meditation & embodiment practices.
There has never really been a distinction for me between the impact from the work that I have done out in the world and the work that I have done within myself…. The deeper I have gone inwardly, the greater my capacity to hold and support outwardly has become. Conversely, my extensive work with marginalised people and stigmatised social issues has repeatedly turned me towards caring for my own experiences of internalised stigma and oppression.
As I have become older I have increasingly known that slowing down and working more with the elements of silence and stillness are the most important gifts for both myself and those that I support. I feel absolutely sure now that the place from which we listen to each other is the single, most significant factor in what makes a difference to the experience of being truly served in human relationship.
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"Jenny has shown me how to connect with my deeper wisdom, in particular my subtle energy and somatic needs. She has huge compassion, discernment and capacity to be with the unknown and challenging aspects of being human"
Jennifer Horsfal ~ Therapist, friend and co-facilitator.
Trainings and bodies of work that I have studied & worked with:
~ Carl Rogers ~ Humanistic Client Centred Listening Skills (trained in and set up three voluntary sector mental health & addiction projects founded on Rogerian work)
~ Hakomi ~ Body Psychotherapy (currently studying)
~ Joanna Macy ~ Work That Reconnects. (Qualified trainer)
~ TreeSisters Global Women's Reforestation ~Sistering & nature re-connection. (Worked as Groves manager three years)
~ Bristol College of Massage & Bodywork ~ (MTI qualified).
~ Marlies Cocheret ~ Meditation and Women of the World work. (Long term student of)
Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness ~ (Currently studying)