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  • Optimizing health using only our inherent abilities & natural resources
  • Enabling self sufficiency

My practice is based on observation of the natural world. I look for what works; what helps us get well, stay well, and live longer without reliance on industrialized medicine. The aim of WildHealth BodyWork is to enable self sufficiency that is not dependent on a ‘health’ industry selling us products or gadgets. The focus is on the kind of health one can achieve naturally even in the modern world.

Rooted in a background of research in the Life Sciences and willing to explore whatever works, I use an integrative approach drawing on traditional and modern practices, based on Eastern and Western understanding–all of which emphasize prevention of disease.

Achieving a natural vitality involves taking responsibility for our own well being.

For over 3,000 years Taoist adepts have been cultivating long life. It’s their thing. It’s what they do. A major part of their longevity practice is meditative movement, now known as Qigong. Adopted by Buddhist monks to improve health after long periods of sedentary meditation, Qigong is a form of ‘energy cultivation’. Mindful movement is used to balance mental and physical states.More details…

 

Receiving regular treatments from competent bodyworkers can help alleviate acute symptoms reducing your need for medication or surgery, and can also identify physical, mental and emotional imbalances before problems appear. This makes it possible to make proactive changes which will improve health. There are many suitably sophisticated forms of bodywork. More details…

“Years after recovering from a slipped disc, any stress continued to go straight to the same weakness leaving me in agony and completely debilitated. Shiatsu has made a very real difference to my life – I feel like I have a new body – one which no longer lets me down.” Lynne Ward (teacher)

Modern psychotherapy has discovered some surprisingly effective DIY treatments. Thought Field Therapy is a simple tapping procedure used to disengage particularly unhelpful emotional states associated with certain thoughts. Once you have learned the procedure you do not rely on a practitioner, you treat yourself. In addition, Mindfulness Meditation is being used with great effect.  More details…

Wild animals do not rely on the pharmaceutical industry to cure their ills. They have had to find ways of thriving without artificial input. Because of this, they make excellent models of a healthy natural lifestyle. My original training as a biologist lead me to research and publish a popular science book  describing what we can learn from observing how wild animals keep themselves well.  Natural selection has favoured those animals who find medicinal substances in the wild. Remnants of these abilities are still functional in humans and domestic animals although seriously dampened by modern dietary imbalance.  More details…