Judith is an experienced health and social care worker having previously worked in Health and Social Services, as well as in Higher Education, for over 25 years.
She has worked in a number of health specialities including orthopaedics, neurology, mental health and cardiac rehabilitation [stress management] as well as in general medicine and surgery. Social services positions took her into the homes of physically disabled adults and children, providing advice on adapting properties and the provision of specialist equipment to increase independence.
Fortunate to enjoy 8 years working as a lecturer in the London Hospital Medical College in Whitechapel; Judith continued her own education by gaining a Post Graduate Diploma in Design Research for Disability at the London Metropolitan University and then a Master's Degree in Higher and Professional Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.
Finding Therapies that helped her own pain:
Having experienced sciatica and upper back pain following what seemed to be a simple injury many years previously, Judith began to search for pain relief beyond that offered by conventional medicine. Osteopathy offered the first relief from sciatica but it was when she began to learn Tai Chi that the pain started to ease on a longer term basis.
This started her on the path of exploring other therapies and their ability to provide lasting pain relief. It also made her appreciate that the relief gained through therapeutic bodywork should also be maintained by appropriate and regular exercise.
Judith was influenced by a local vet who had learnt the Bowen Technique. He was so enthused by the results he was achieving with horses and other small animals that she was convinced that this was a technique that was right for her. After all, animals cannot imagine that they are getting better - treatment either works or it doesn't! She found information about how Bowen Technique might help not just animals, but humans too!
See the links page for information about Bowen for animals.
Training in Bowen Technique
Training with Bowtech in Farnborough and London, Judith qualified as a practitioner in 2004. Since then she has taken courses with senior BowTech teachers from the UK and Australia :
Each Bowen practitioner must complete regular Continuing Professional Development as an integral part of their registration - not a chore for Judith as she loves meeting old and new friends who are all focussed on using their skills to relieve pain & stress.
Training in the Emmett Technique
In 2007, following internet conversations with other practitioners in Australia & New Zealand, Judith learnt of the existence of the Emmett Technique.
Ross Emmett came to London to teach the first Emmett Practitioner course and Judith was the first Welsh therapist to achieve practitioner status in 2008 and full practitioner status in 2009.
For more information about training in Emmett Technique see links page.
Emmett Technique is also used for treating animals - in fact, Ross initially worked on animals before starting to work with people. Now the Emmett for animals - will be taught in the UK. See links for more information.
Judith is on the practitioner register for the Emmett Technique and studies regularly with the originator of this technique, Ross Emmett, and his European tutors to review and develop her skills. Ross is constantly developing new procedures to help ease pain and discomfort and, once these new procedures have been thoroughly tested by experienced therapists, he includes them in his international teaching programmes so that we may all benefit.
Judith has completed two post qualification courses with Ross Emmett - EP1 and EP2.
In a return to her previous role of adult educator, Judith is excited to have been offered the opportunity to be licenced by Ross Emmett to teach the Easy Muscle Management Course [Emm-Tech]. There is now an opportunity for therapists and non-therapists to learn this small package of Emmett procedures so that they may help family, friends and clients. See separate page for further details of the Emm-Tech course.
Judith is trained in First Aid, has qualifications in Anatomy & Physiology and is fully insured