I am a daughter, sister, wife, and mother of 3 grown up children. As a stay at home Mum I trained as an Holistic Massage Practitioner and have worked within the NHS with palliative care patients, in a day care centre for 60 +, in school with students and teachers as well as with a variety of people in my practice at home.
Through Massage I began to explore with people the messages their bodies were giving them about their lifestyle and the causes for stress that people presented in a massage session. The various training courses that I have been on over many years reflect my passion for getting beyond the obvious and outward masks that people hide behind, often from themselves, and encourage people (myself included) to go deeper into self awareness. I have trained with Wanda Nash in “Christ Centre Stress Management”, with the London Mennonites Bridge Builders in Mediation and Conflict transformation, with the King’s Fund in Leadership, with OPP at Emmaus House Bristol in Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)®, with Healing Herbs in Bach Flower remedies, with Kim Nataraja (World Community of Christian Meditation) in “Roots of Christian Mysticism” to name but a few! I have completed the Spiritual Direction Course at the London Centre for Spirituality (June 2009). Most recently I have completed a Chakra Psychology Course with Delcia McNeil (June 2011)
I bring all this into my retreats and quiet days, meeting people where they are and encouraging them to firstly accept that God loves each one of us individually with a passion and then to look at themselves and discover more about themselves. Our bodies, minds, hearts and souls hold a lot of memories, both good and bad, leaving various aches and pains trying to tell us something we may not always want to hear. I work with people who do not necessarily need “Counseling” but benefit from some self reflection and support from outside their main circle of friends and family.
Learning from others who have inspired me I now enjoy setting up Creative Prayer stations for people to discover (or rediscover) new ways of praying often going beyond words to meet God in Silence. I have also put a Prayer Course together for my local church - Learning to walk in His ways.
A trained mediator and a facilitator, as well as a qualified massage therapist, I bring a wealth of practical experience as well as a range of skills to my work. I am currently a member of the executive of the Association for Promoting Retreats (APR), part of the Retreat Association.
To find out how Jane can help you reconnect with yourself and/or those around you, contact Jane contact us online , by calling 07747 792532.
Jane often works with others, especially her long term friend and colleague Catherine Armstrong.
Catherine Armstrong is a Spiritual Director. She is a Senior member of the Healing and Prayer Ministry of her local church and brings her experience of creative prayer to her retreats.