Angela Wheeler’s profile
Angela qualified as a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist in early 2002, gained her Advanced Diploma in 2004 and a further Biodynamic Advanced Diploma in 2010. Angela initially opened the Inner Health clinic in Papakura in 2002 where she practiced for a number of years. Angela moved her clinic to Pukekohe in 2011. Areas of interest are working with mothers and babies, chronic pain conditions and people with mental illness (especially PTSD, depression and anxiety).
Angela’s background qualifications include medical Biochemistry, Immunology and Childbirth Education. Angela holds a NZCSc in Medical Science. A passion for teaching has seen Angela gaining her Adult Education Certificate, training Medical Laboratory Assistants and teaching Antenatal & Baby courses through Parents’ Centre (Angela is a qualified Childbirth Educator). Angela also has a Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies (The Trauma Centre JRI- Massachusetts, USA).
As a Senior Tutor with the Body Intelligence Training (U.K), Angela teaches both the Foundation Biodynamic Craniosacral Training seminars and Post Graduate seminars. She has been lucky enough to teach in New Zealand, Canada, Australia, Dubai, France and Israel. Angela’s other involvement with the Body Intelligence Training is through the college’s student clinic, where she offers supervision in a clinic situation for final year students. Angela has many years involvement with the International Accrediting organisation called the Pacific Association of Craniosacral Therapists (PACT) and has been the Secretary, Chairperson and Treasurer. Angela has also been a member of the South Auckland Hospice bereavement team.
Life outside Cranial work sees Angela raising her 4 children, running marathons, practising Chi Kung (for which she holds a teaching certificate) and helping with the family farm.
Mobile: 0274510234 or 0800CRANIO (272646)
Alison Andrew’s profile
Twenty years ago Alison was searching for a less stressful way of treating her back and neck pain; she discovered Cranial Sacral Therapy. The gentle, non invasive technique and lasting results convinced her that she had found something special.
Alison continued to use CST for both her and her growing family (4 children).
Alison’s third son has high-level special needs: Ferg doesn’t talk and has limited walking ability (with sticks). He proved healthier and stronger than was ever imagined. Alison’s body, however, bore a heavy load as Ferg needed to be lifted and carried. Alison believes her back is stronger now than even before she had children and she credits Craniosacral Therapy for this.
Alison’s training at Body Intelligence Training was not solely focused on injury or disease, but also on health. Alison says, “We must acknowledge the good and the difficult, but we should focus on the positive.” She feels privileged to be helping other mothers and those with stress or pain filled lives.
Her life has been filled with unexpected experiences, which enables her to empathise; she likes to take the time to get to know her clients so that she can treat them holistically.
Alison really enjoys being part of the Inner Health team.
Inner Health is run from The Villa – Weekdays only (except Wednesdays).
The Villa is located at 12 Wesley Street, Pukekohe.
There is plenty of off street parking in a gravel car park along side The Villa.
The Villa is wheelchair and pram accessible.
The Importance of Choosing a Registered Therapist
The Pacific Association of Craniosacral Therapists (PACT) is an accrediting body of schools and a registering body for practitioners in Asia and the South Pacific (Australia and New Zealand).
Therapists trained with an accredited school will have completed extensive study, both theoretical and practical, often over a two year period. In-depth Anatomy and Physiology, along with assignments, case studies and teaching clinics are also part of the requirements.
By choosing a Craniosacral Therapist who is registered, the client can be assured that the therapist has met the professional standards of PACT, is bound by the Code of Ethics, and continues to update their knowledge of Craniosacral Therapy as an ongoing requirement for annual registration.
Training as a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist
There are two PACT accredited Biodynamic Training colleges which teach in New Zealand. One is Body Intelligence (based in the U.K. and taught in Auckland) and the other is Stillness Trainings (based in New Plymouth).
Both colleges offer 2 year foundation trainings in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, which are taught in 10 5-day seminars held over the 2 years. A background of Human Anatomy is suggested, but the training may be undertaken without this if the student does Anatomy training in parallel to the Cranial training. Homestudy and practice clients are a requirement of the course. Successful graduates will be able to register with PACT to become RCST Practitioners, which is an internationally recognised registration. For further details of course dates, topics covered, costs, etc please look at www.bodyintelligence.com
Angela is currently a tutor with the Body Intelligence College, teaching on both the foundation courses and the post grad mothers, babies & families courses both in Auckland, New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia. The Principle of this school is Ged Sumner. Body Intelligence training are available world wide, with a list of cities on their website.