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About Daska

Psychotherapist, Bodyworker, Author

Come and tell me your story and together let us explore how this lives within you and affects your experience of life

I have long been intrigued by the ways in which our histories impact both the body and mind, I employ stillness and deep, spacious listening to help my clients transform the way they live their lives. Alongside this I have been weaving my long term fascination with myth and story to help illuminate familiar transitions of life. However much we read myths they continue to resonate and ‘live’ in new ways. Instead of being ‘fabulous’ tales that have no real connection to our 21st century existence, they are to be found in all of our bodies. They are roadmaps showing ways in which each of us might face the challenges of our lives.  Joseph Campbell, as ever, puts it more succinctly:

The latest incarnation of Oedipus, the continued romance of Beauty and the Beast, stand this afternoon on the corner of Forty-second Street and Fifth Avenue waiting for the traffic lights to change.

Myths illustrating rites of passage occur in almost every culture, they are timeless and universal and represent a map for life.  They aren’t linear or logical progressions and they are discovered afresh and reinterpreted by each generation. They represent stages along the way where earlier travelers have left warnings of danger as well as encouragement to those who follow in their footsteps.  A strong connection exists between these ancient narratives and our current emotional challenges. They are as relevant today as ever, perhaps even more so, since our culture is so rooted in a tendency towards abstract, rational and intellectual thought at the expense of the intuitive, symbolic, or even mythic dimensions.  Jung famously wrote that “the gods have become diseases; Zeus no longer rules Olympus but rather the solar plexus and produces curious specimens for the doctor’s consulting rooms”.

Beginning my journey as an Alexander Technique Teacher in 1998, I progressed to become a certified Craniosacral Therapist a decade later. I have recently completed a 4-year postgraduate diploma in Integrative Transpersonal Psychotherapy. Holding memberships in the professional bodies of all these disciplines and the CNHC, I have actively contributed as a Council member and Trustee of the Craniosacral Therapy Association of the UK. Additionally, I offer supervision for Craniosacral Therapists and for a decade I served as a Visiting Teacher at the Alexander Technique School, Queens Park.

I am able to integrate these approaches to help clients to discover their habitual thought, emotional or body patterns.  As well as offering traditional individual Psychotherapy, Craniosacral or Alexander Technique appointments, by agreement, longer sessions combing therapies can be arranged.

Combining traditional Psychotherapy with the Alexander Technique and Craniosacral Therapy can create a calming environment focused on mindfulness to help restore balance in both body and mind, fostering healing and lasting transformation.

Daska Hatton, UKCP. STAT. RCST.

Psychotherapist, Bodyworker, Author

  • Diploma Alexander Technique
  • Diploma Craniosacral Therapy
  • Certificate Foundations in Counselling & Psychotherapy, CCPE
  • Post Graduate Diploma Integrative Transpersonal Psychotherapy, CCPE
  • Advanced Dreamwork Courses, CCPE
  • Group Facilitator for trainee Psychotherapists, CCPE
  • Accredited Supervisor for the Craniosacral Therapy Association, UK
  • Co-Author ‘Every Body Tells a Story: A Craniosacral Journey’
  • 20+ years Tai Chi / Chi Kung practice
  • 10 years Visiting Teacher Alexander Technique School, Queen’s Park
  • 3 years Council Member & later Trustee Craniosacral Therapy Association, UK
  • 7 years Craniosacral Therapy CPD Workshop Co-Facilitator

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