I am a fully qualified, certified and registered (RCST) biodynamic craniosacral therapist and myofascial therapist, in full-time private practice since 2011 both in Switzerland and Australia. I trained at the International Biodynamic School of Craniosacral Therapy in Switzerland and at the German Society of Myofascial Release Therapy, although I am Dutch and living in Sydney:)
Upon completing my Masters Degree in Psychology and my diploma in Remedial massage, I was looking for many years for a therapy that goes beyond the physical and was particularly drawn to integrating body and mind as I appreciated as a therapist how issues in our physical, mental and emotional body are closely connected and impact our overall health. I found the perfect bridge in working with all these components of the body when I undertook further extensive training with the International Institute of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in Switzerland. My diploma in Myofascial Release provides a seamless addition in allowing me to work more directly and deeper with the physical body and its rich connective tissue, releasing muscular contraction, compressed & tensed muscles, fascial restrictions, emotional memories and allowing for the entire body to release and unwind. Blog: more-than-our-physical-body.
I treat a wide variety of conditions and symptoms oa: headaches, migraines, back, neck and shoulder problems, knee and hip problems, whiplash, concussion, ear ringing, nerve pain, arthritis, tendonitis, chronic pain, post traumatic stress injuries, teeth grinding, jaw problems, post operative and any kind of stress & tension related symptoms. Combining Myofascial release into my treatments, proves to be an excellent addition for cases like whiplash, TMJ, tinnitus, chronic pain and myofascial pain syndrome. My treatments address physical symptoms whilst releasing stresses and tensions deep from within the nervous system as physical and emotional blockages are dissolved.
With a deep understanding for the way the body and its nervous system operates and the stories it holds, I also treat clients that have deeper underlying issues and imprints stored in their body, that need to be addressed and shifted not only physically but also emotionally. This can manifest as various symptoms like: Anxiety, chronic inflammation, chronic fatigue, multiple/ chronic pain syndrome, panic attacks, addiction, depression, adrenal fatigue, burn out & sleep disorder. Here I work with the physical body and with the emotional body i.e. stress/ shock responses and/or unconscious beliefs that are held within the body either through trauma, accidents, work experiences or life circumstances. In these sessions I combine Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique EFT) to remove neuromuscular tension being held in place by conscious or unconscious memories and emotions, Embodiment exercises and Guided Imagery.
Over the past 2 years I volunteered at the Holistic Healing Centre at the Calvary Hospital in Kogarah, where I treated palliative care patients, their beautiful carers and hard-working staff. Reviews: "One of our clients said how much she loved your session last time. Thanks for being part of our team, you are a gem and have the most beautiful heart which glows through your eyes. They talk about healing presence and I think you have that. Thanks Dorine" & "I have had a couple of people raving about how amazing your session with them has been, even one of the carers phoned me to thank me saying how relaxing and helpful she found it as she was so stressed, so thank you Dorine for providing such healing and care, you are certainly making a difference". AMT
Nowadays I volunteer at my own clinic and I would love to open a low (to no)-cost integrated health clinic in Sydney for people with chronic and complex illnesses and limited financial means. If anybody would like to sponsor me in terms of clinic space: Please go fund me:). Clients with chronic and complex illnesses find great benefit in Craniosacral Therapy and describe it as the invaluable missing link on their road to recovery. Not everybody unfortunately can afford regular treatments. I do sponsor clients and some clients are able to come as they have been Government approved by NDIS. I would like to broaden this on a much wider scale, as it is so needed and my goal is one day to open a Sydney Integrative Low cost Health Centre. To realise this I will need sponsors. Please call me:0447422201
I love to travel, I am mad about good food and will travel for good food, in particular for Asian food. Yoga and meditation are part of my daily diet and in the weekends you can find me outdoors enjoying the beaches and beautiful surroundings of Sydney.
I am in the long:) process of writing my first book: Integrative Healing through Craniosacral Therapy. I write blogs, that get posted on various websites and articles that are published in peer-reviewed magazine's like e.g. Fulcrum Magazine.
‘Having experienced the deeply physical and emotional releases Craniosacral Therapy and Myofascial Release can bring to my clients with great results, I look forward to continue helping my clients alleviate pain, stress, trauma and tension patterns and restore optimum health. Pls see: clients testimonials and my Google Reviews on the internet, under the Sydney Craniosacral Therapy Centre in Crows Nest.
Diploma Myofascial Release (MFR) - German Society of Myofascial Release at the Future Health Institute in Zurich (Switzerland).
Fully Qualified, Certified & Registered Practitioner of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy - Sutherland Model (BCST - International school of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in Kiental (Switzerland). Three year professional training recognised by Swiss Health Insurances. Completed with supervision, Inter-vision, literature studies, case studies & full written and practical examination plus Final Thesis.
Diploma of Remedial Massage – Nature Care College - St Leonards, Sydney NSW
Masters Degree Psychology – University of Amsterdam (Holland)
I am a member of Cranio Suisse, Pacific Association Craniosacral Therapy (PACT) and Craniosacral Therapy organisation Australia, meeting all professional standards and code of ethics.
When looking for a Craniosacral Therapist - please look for the above associations to ensure therapists are fully qualified and certified.
Visceral Manipulation 1 - Abdomen- Barral Institute
Neuromeningeal Manipulation - Impact of trauma and whiplash - Barral Institute
Myofascial Cupping - Complementary Health Seminars - Sydney
Myofascial Release I - IV - Core Body Therapy - Sydney
EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique - Sydney
Advanced Craniosacral Courses Switzerland: In-depth Cranial Nerves & Autonomic Nervous System; Chronic Pain, Whiplash, Counselling, Heart-felt presence; Trauma healing; the Human Being as an Embryo (Dr. Jaap van der Wal)