Maggie Gill found Upledger Craniosacral therapy through experiencing its profound benefits when an injury forced a career change from educational management. Studying and practising a gentle form of Yoga complemented her journey back to health and vastly improved mobility. Maggie completed her core Upledger studies in the UK and supplemented them with classes with Dr John Upledger in the USA. She has led an Upledger Study Group since 2003 and created 'Developing Confidence' workshops to offer support and developmental opportunities for UK practitioners. An active member of the Board of the CranioSacral Society for many years, she currently has responsibility for Continuing Professional Development.
In her current work as a therapist, mentor and teacher Maggie finds reminders that all her life experience, including her MBA, her deep interest in change leadership, and that of the psychology of adult learners, helps her to guide and inspire others.
Caroline Barrow's initial degree in Psychology and Computer Science at Exeter University started what has become an ongoing pattern of combining unusual subjects and exploring ways to build bridges between them. A second degree in Biomedical Science from Kings College University London set her up for the business she has now run for 14 years, the College of Body Science, which specialises in teaching the anatomy and physiology for complementary health care practitioners, especially to a CPD level that is directed at what this group need to know.
She has always felt it is important for the science to be understood in parallel with developing the 'art' of being a therapist in whatever discipline. Caroline initial qualified in Shiatsu, then went on to add Craniosacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation to her treatments. Since 2010 she has also run the Upledger Institute UK, bringing the training of Craniosacral Therapy developed by Dr John Upledger to the UK. She strives to build community within this work and bridges with parallel modalities. She is an Associate Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, a board member of the Cranio Sacral Society and also practices as a therapist, in the time she has available, where she lives in Somerset.