Craniosacral Therapy with Howard Evans

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Howard practices Craniosacral Therapy in London and Mallorca. His approach integrates his training as a body oriented psychotherapist with the principles of Craniosacral Biodynamics developed by Franklyn Sills at the Karuna Institute.

Unlike Osteopaths working in the cranial field, Howard does not aim to assess and resolve lesions in cranial bones. Rather, he applies an engaged and diagnostic touch to the body’s organisation of its physical, emotional and psychological experiences in the soft tissues and fluids.

A treatment unfolds as a subtle dialogue with the patient’s body, the organising intelligence of the central nervous system, and the connective tissue matrix. Hidden and forgotten patterns, formed in response to insult and injury can be gently revisited, questioned and reorganised. The process is deeply satisfying and resourcing. Its aim is a more open, calm and graceful way of being. The work is especially suited to people who are therapeutically ‘all talked out’.

During a session with Howard you will benefit from a quality of touch, attention and presence developed over many years of study, practice and teaching.

Howard is accredited by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) in the UK, the Asociacion Espanola de Terapia Biodinamica Craneosacral (AETBC) in Spain, and the IABT Internationally.

Howard has been working as a body oriented therapist since 1992. His training began in the late 1970s, when he studied Traditional Chinese Medicine with J R Worsley. He spent the eighties working as a business analyst while immersing himself in G I Gurdjieff’s ‘fourth way’ studies. Concurrently, he studied theatre with Jack Waltzer, David Bennett, the Actors Institute and the Roy Hart Theatre. This jorney led him to his vocation as a psychotherapist.

In the 1990s, inspired by direct work with Stanley Keleman, Howard trained as a body oriented psychotherapist, first at the Minster Centre in London, and then at the Karuna Institute in Devon, working for a time in an integrative practice under the supervision of Dr Brenda Davies, a Consultant Psychiatrist

While at Karuna Institute, Howard met Franklyn Sills and trained with him in Craniosacral Therapy. In 1997 he completed a Master’s degree in Therapeutic Bodywork at the University of Westminster. His Master’s dissertation discussed Craniosacral Therapy as way of listening to the client’s story as expressed through the dreambody.

Howard lectured at the University of Westminster between 1997 and 2006. He continues to teach bodywork courses in Catalunya, Croatia and the UK.

Howard’s academic writing includes: A Myofascial Approach to Thai Massage (Elsevier 2009) and a chapter in the 3rd edition of Modern Neuromuscular Techniques (Elsevier 2010) edited by Leon Chaitow.

He also writes fiction: STILL (Double Dorje 2019); LOVE SEX DEATH (Double Dorje 2020); LOVE IN PECULIAR TIMES (Double Dorje 2022).

Howard has worked with CONFER as a speaker at “The Power of Touch” conference (November 2007) and “The Practitioner’s Body” conference (April 2008).

Although he has studied and practiced many approaches to therapy, including Traditional Chinese Medicine, Integrative Psychotherapy, Core Process Psychotherapy, Traditional Thai Massage, Esalen Massage and Neuromuscular Technique, it is Craniosacral Therapy that informs all his current work. Craniosacral Therapy encapsulates Howard’s therapeutic philosophy of ‘less is more’.

During a session with Howard you will benefit from a quality of touch, attention and presence developed over many years of study, practice and teaching.

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Appointments in London and Mallorca

Appointments are available in West London at Howard’s studio, located between Notting Hill Gate, Holland Park and Shepherds Bush. Home visits can also be arranged in West London.

Howard can also be consulted in Mallorca.

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