Hi, I’m Kate from Romney Marsh Osteopaths and Kate Miles the Stress Consultant and this is my Study Blog:
Since qualifying as an Osteopath in 1996 I have developed my skill and interest in Cranial Osteopathy and undertaken post graduate study with the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy and the Upledger Institute of Cranio-Sacral Therapy.
However, I over time I realised that pain and suffering are not always physically traumatic in origin, so I started to talk to people on a deeper level, which proved beneficial, but I often felt there was more at work than I was qualified to approach. Consequently I started to recommend patient’s consult a Talking Therapist, but they felt comfortable with me and didn’t want to ‘start again with a stranger’.
After a long period of contemplation, in 2016, I made the decision that I wanted to be the fully rounded practitioner these patients required and therefore I needed to gain more knowledge. So I started to study Life Coaching and I have since committed to an extensive program of further study to develop my understanding of not just the impact of stress and emotional trauma on the body but also what to do about it.
During June I trained in MSTR Scar Tissue Release Technique which is an amazing hands-on treatment for scars, burns and fibrous tissue which not only improves function of the tissues it can also increase mobility elsewhere and release emotional trauma from the body. As you can imagine I was very motivated to complete this training without delay. So whilst away in Devon on my Advanced Stress Consultant Practical Training Course I completed my MSTR exam and was all set to start my case studies.
Firstly I worked with my receptionists and was very pleased with the results achieved, then a few of my regular patients also offered to help out and over the course of the 3 treatments they all received the results were incredible. I was therefore able to choose my most interesting 5 to write up as case studies and handed them in by mid-August. Then after just a few more weeks my certificate arrived, and I become an Approved MSTR Practitioner.
I also focused on my remaining study submission and examination for my Advanced Stress Consultant course and in September achieved a Distinction. This qualification is definitely going to help me become a mind/body practitioner.