Core Alignment Bodywork

...moving toward ease and freedom

About Phil

I have always had a fascination with the human body, and particularly about the relationship between the body and its 'tenant'. The main vehicle for this curiosity has been via martial arts practice. I began training in Aikido as a teenager, and went on to study Goyararu karate for may years, and latterly, the Chinese 'internal' martial art of Ba Gua Zhang

After a career in microbiology in the food industry, I trained at the McTimoney School in Oxford, graduating in 1992. Soon after, I commenced my studies in Zero Balancing, training with the founder of ZB, Dr Fritz Smith, in both the UK and the US. I became a Certified Zero Balancer in 1997, and graduated as a Teacher of Zero Balancing in 2004.

 

  

I currently run a busy bodywork therapy practice in Derby in the UK, and also teach Zero Balancing workshops to both therapists and movement trainers in both the UK and Ireland. 

In 2009 I published my first book;  Unravelling - Letting Go, Getting Well.  The book is the cumulative product of my observations during both my studentship as a martial artist, and my practice of being a bodywork therapist. I've described the book as my attempt to write...

 

                             "... that small, but much needed 'Human Instruction Manual'

            which was (sadly) missing from the box on arrival."

  

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"The skeleton at our core - dynamic, yet supportive and stable, is the physical manifestation of our centre

It is a place to find rest, and a place where we can cultivate the self-confidence, stillness of mind and dynamism of energy and emotional expression that is our birthright."

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