About Susanne Zahn-Willsdon, BCST, RCST
Originally from a professional performing arts and movement background I graduated as a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist from the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust (CTET) in 2007 and have been practicing since.
I am a fully qualified, insured and registered member of the CSTA, the Craniosacral Therapy Association of the UK, and also a member of the International Association of Biodynamic Trainings (IABT). I continue my professional development through postgraduate courses, personal study, contact with peer groups and personal supervision.
My training, professional and personal life saw me move from Germany to the United Stated and France and on to the UK, so I speak German, English and French fluently.
I am the director of the Teaching Clinic for the Craniosacral Educational Trust (CTET), as well as a tutor and coordinator at the clinic. I provide contemplative supervision for craniosacral therapists, who were qualified more than two years ago and other complementary therapists.
My work is forever evolving; in craniosacral therapy and as a supervisor I work a lot with verbal skills, and this interest has taken me to studying psychotherapy.
In October 2015 I enrolled in a Post Qualification MA in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapeutic Practice (Core Process Psychotherapy) at the Karuna Institute, in partnership with Middlesex University. I am now a trainee psychotherapist working towards UKCP accreditation. For more information you can have a look here.
I have been involved with music, theater and dance since childhood, trained as a contemporary dancer and teacher. Two of my siblings are musicians, the other a violin-maker. Since I am still very interested in the performing arts and its practitioners I run a low-cost craniosacral clinic for performing artists.
Like so many people, I discovered craniosacral therapy as a patient and I appreciated the experience so much that I decided to become a craniosacral therapist.
My family also has a conventional western science and medicine background, therefore I might never have gone for something so 'different'; however, having experienced craniosacral therapy myself I became so deeply interested in this holistic, complementary approach that I decided to train.
Interestingly, during my training at CTET I found out that our work is at the cutting edge of modern science. Working with this approach to healing is deeply fascinating and rewarding! (See links and resources for more!)
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