"My passion for martial arts began in 1978. After two or three years of dabbling in Aikido I began my training in Goyararu karate. I attained the level of First Degree Black Belt, and continued training and teaching until 1991, when after some timely advice from Sifu Raymond Towers, I decided to treat my body in a more kindly way, and took up the study of the Chinese internal martial art of Ba Gua Zhang.
Earlier on in my professional life, I was becoming acutely aware of being "on the wrong track", and after my career in industry came to a decisive end in 1990, a well-timed bang on the head led me to seek help from the local McTimoney Chiropractor. After receiving a single treatment session, the way forward was clear. I graduated from the McTimoney School in Oxford in December 1992, and commenced my bodywork practice in Derbyshire, UK.
In 1994 I commenced my studies in Zero Balancing bodywork. I became a Certified Zero Balancer in 1997, and went on to train as a ZB Teacher with the founder of Zero Balancing, Dr Fritz Smith, both in England and in the US. I now teach ZB workshops in the UK, and Ireland.
In my practice, I attempt to combine elements from all of my training and experience in order to help people who are in pain, and to assist those who have a wish to redefine the relationship that they have with their body.
UNRAVELLING - Letting Go, Getting Well is a culmination of all of the questions and curiosities that I've been mulling over the last forty years, regarding what it might take to unlock our full potential and become a Fully Human Being."
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