For many years I was disconnected from my body. Leading a busy corporate life I lived at a short distance from myself, sensing my inner strife but not knowing how to self-manage or self-regulate.

Struggling with anxiety and an eating disorder that lasted 15 years, I began a healing journey that invited me to reconnect with myself and trust the deeper intelligence of my body-mind.

This journey lead me to appreciate that the mind and body are not separate and that we have an inbuilt wisdom to help us heal and grow.

Each of us is a dynamic system with a constant potential for change in which healing is the norm rather than the miraculous. When conditions are optimised, we will re-align with health. It is always there.

I have explored many forms of natural medicine including studies in psychosomatic therapy, bodywork, embodiment, the mind-body relationship, trauma and Craniosacral Therapy.  

I find Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy to be a highly effective approach that deeply respects each individual and the inbuilt healing mechanisms we have. Like an osteopath, we address the person as a whole - mind and body. This means a strong understanding that nothing is happening in isolation and everything is interrelated.

Healing happens by invitation rather than force. In session I facilitate awareness “in” the body inspiring a new way of meeting the world and living a life that is sensitive and connected.

Clients seek treatment for both physical and emotional symptoms, in particular, anxiety, stress and trauma. Some come to learn, get clarity and to grow.

In writing about myself, I am flooded with gratitude to my many teachers who have intrigued and inspired me along the way. Candace Pert, Ken Dyschtward, Deb Shapiro, Geneen Roth, Dinah Bradley, Lissa Rankin, Tara Judelle, Scott Lyons, Byron Katie, Frederic Cherri and my yoga teachers.

"Free yourself, free others and serve everyday" are the words of Nelson Mandela. They resonate for me too.

Dip. Craniosacral Therapy, Cert Advanced Trauma Training, YTT Embodied FlowTM, YTT Yin Yoga, CertIV Massage Therapy, CertIV Psychosomatic Therapy, BCom International Business and Management, BA Spanish and Psychology

" I attended one of Janine’s workshops in Auckland last year. I have always been interested in the mind-body connection. The workshop however went far deeper than what I’ve ever expected. Janine explained to us what happens in our bodies on a cellular level, and if that was not profound enough, she went on to demonstrate how emotions are manifested in our physical bodies. It was fascinating to hear from Janine how, for instance, simple things like hip alignment (or not), the way we carry our shoulders and our postures could tell a deeper story. "
- Anonymous

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