Bernadette studied under Lisa Ulman at Goldsmiths University in London to become a qualified Laban Movement, dance and drama specialist and educator. Bernadette holds a 4-year qualification in the Feldenkrais Method® under Russell & Linda Delman in Marin County, California. She also qualified in The Embodied Life (a synthesis of the Feldenkrais Method, Zen meditation and Focusing) with Russell Delman in Switzerland. Bernadette studied under Anat Baniel in The Anat Baniel Method SM For Children in their professional training programme in Marin County and holds a qualification. Bernadette studied under Amy & Arny Mindell et al. in Process Oriented Psychology in Portland, Oregon & Dublin, and holds full certification. She is also a qualified play therapist and child psychotherapist.
Bernadette has synthesized her training and experience into a somatic therapy that addresses the whole self through integrating the perceived split of the body & mind. She uses deeply rooted mindfulness and body awareness to enhance the full potential of each person, regardless of perceived abilities or function. She invites the body, through awareness, to become the immensely powerful and intelligent ally it was meant to be. Bernadette facilitates group sessions at CTC and runs the Tara Healing Arts Therapy Centre in Ennis. She is CEO of the Bluebox Creative Learning Centre in Limerick which operates 23 therapy centres. Bernadette facilitates group process session for us here at CTC.