Jacqui Ellis (RCST, BCST, NDT (INPP Method)

Jacqui is a qualified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST) registered with the Craniosacral Therapy Association (RCST). She is also a Neuro-Developmental Practitioner (NDT) and a Licentiate of the Institute of Neuro-Physiological Psychology (INPP).

 She has  a special interest in stress and trauma reduction. This can often involve addressing the birthing process and how it can impact the way you live your life. Jacqui treats babies and children as well as adults and regularly attends courses and seminars to further her knowledge.

 As a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, Jacqui trained with Franklyn Skills at the Karuna Institute, Dartmoor. This two year course involved completing a diploma in Anatomy & Physiology, as well as a clinical project and over 280 hours of practice.

 As a Neuro-Developmental Practitioner (Reflex Integration Therapy / Practitioner), Jacqui works with children, assessing and developing a daily movement programme to transform retained immaturity in their central nervous systems.

Passionate about helping her clients heal deep seated issues naturally, without the use of drugs or other invasive treatments, Jacqui facilitates the body’s inherent energies to heal itself. Her aim is to help all her clients to engage with living in a more positive and empowered way – learning to thrive rather than just survive as well as enabling them to achieve their full potential.

 Jacqui’s interest in body focused therapies developed via her own journey and that of her three children who have all completed the INPP Developmental Movement Programme as well as having regular craniosacral sessions over time. Her experience working as a teaching assistant in a local school also led her to question if there were possible physiological reasons for lack of academic progress or presenting behavioural issues. Indeed, research has shown there is a direct correlation between immature motor skills and educational achievement.

List of CPD Courses

  • Family Affair – Working with Babies, Children, Pregnancy & Birth (CSTA)  

  • The Impact of Trauma & Neglect on the Developing Child (Dr Bruce Perry)

  • Brain Based Parenting & Attachment Focused Family Therapy (Dan Hughes & Jon Baylin)  

  • Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory (Dr Stephen Porges)  

  • Working with Children: Healing through Play (Aléxandre Duarte – Somatic Experiencing)

  • Somatic Experiencing for Kids (Maggie Kline)  

  • Trauma Awareness and Integration (Jane Evans & Claire Murphy)

  • Ignition and the Midline (Michael Shea)

  • Cranial Nerves Unravelled( Katherine Ukleja)

  • Emotional First Aid: From Trauma to Attachment (Thomas Harms)

  • The Relational Child (Matthew Appleton)

  • The Midline in Everything ( Michael Kern)

  • The Voice & the Hyoid (Katherine Ukleja)

  • Pre & Perinatal Emotional Health (Confer)