About

After a fall down a flight of stairs fractured my coccyx and injured my lower back in the late 1990’s, I had recurring episodes of pain and dysfunction. While medication helped deal with the symptoms I proactively searched for anything else that could help. I tried many different therapies and found Energetic Massage Therapy (EMT), Myofascial Release (MFR) and Craniosacral Therapy (CST) to be the most effective in helping me.

 

I was very curious to understand how such progressively light-touch therapies could have such a significant impact, not only on the physical body but on every aspect of my being. I found myself satisfying my curiosity by training in all three modalities over the course of 14 years. What started as a search to help a physical ailment became an ongoing search to help myself as work and life challenges, stress, depression, loss of a sense of self and the illness and death of a number of close family members occurred, over the years.

 

I now practice primarily as a Craniosacral Therapist. For me it combines the best of all three therapies.  I have found it to be the most wide-ranging, gentle and effective therapy that continues to support me, in every aspect of my life. I consider it a great gift to have found the therapy, to receive it and to be able to share it with anyone who wishes to try it for themselves.

 

My intention as a Therapist is to provide a safe, clear and professional therapeutic space for my clients, where every aspect of their being is respected; physical, emotional, mental & spiritual.

So whether my clients have a medically unexplained recurring pain or symptom, are suffering with stress, in the midst of an emotional or existential crisis or just want to try and establish a deeper connection with themselves, all are welcome to my non-denominational practice.

 

I am qualified to Advanced level in Craniosacral Therapy. I have also undertaken additional training in Craniosacral Therapy around Life Milestones (endings), Death and Dying, SomatoEmotional Release and Paediatrics. I am a member of the Irish Association of Craniosacral Therapists (IACST) and volunteer as a teaching assistant at various Upledger Institute Ireland, Craniosacral Therapy training courses.

 

In my parallel life I have fulfilled a number of roles the primary one as a 'career woman' in Marketing and Brand Management, climbing the corporate ladder (and doing my best not to fall off!), for over 25 years.

 

Karen O'Shaughnessy
CST-T, SER, Adv., MIACST, EMT, MFR, MMII Grad

 

CranioSacral Therapy CST-T (Upledger Ireland/International)

Myofascial Release, I, II & Unwinding (JF Barnes Myofascial Release)

Energetic Massage Therapy, Dip. EMT

Anatomy & Physiology Dip. A & P,

Communication Dip. (Dr. Tony Humphreys, NCI)

CranioSacral Therapy around Death & Dying, CADD

MMII Grad. (Marketing Institute of Ireland)

"Don't look to the Mind.

Don't think; just be.

Be still and know your Self.

Before the movement of mind lies emptiness.

Emptiness is the gateway of heart wisdom;

the spontaneous, intuitive intelligence that originates from the Self".

Adyashanti