Here is a scrawl about me just in case you’d like to know a bit more about who I am or my journey to working in science and mind-body therapy…
I am Chloë, the scientist-therapist behind Inspiring Wonder and Reflexation Therapy. Over the last few years I have moved towards mind-body therapy work after an established career in academic science and science communication.
As a scientist, I studied Natural Sciences at Durham University, did my PhD in evolutionary developmental biology at the University of Cambridge and afterwards spent several years in science communication. I love science and am in awe of the forces that have shaped our bodies and the world around us. After my PhD I trained and qualified in life coaching and NLP, as I am very interested in how to encourage the mind and body to work together at their best.
I moved to Cornwall in 2012 as a new mum and looked after my children full time for several years, adding some inspiring part time work teaching A-Level geology at Truro School and Helston College later on. Finding that (ironically) teacher training doesn’t fit well with family life, I had a rethink my direction and chose to pursue a long held interest in mind-body therapy work. very ,much
In 2018 I completed my Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies (Reflexology, Swedish massage, Aromatherapy massage) and I am currently finishing off my Level 5 BTEC Professional Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy (Level 5 BTEC) at the London School of Sports Massage (LSSM). I’m a professional member of the FHT (Federation of Holistic Therapists), student member of the ISRM (Institute for Soft Tissue Therapists aka Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage) and I very much enjoy running a growing physical therapy practice at Reflexation Therapy.
Outside of work, I run, train with Airfish Circus in aerial acrobatics and I adore yoga, mindfulness practices and my classical guitar.
Being in Cornwall I can never forget my passion for biology and geology. I aim to integrate the threads of my science background with mind-body therapy work. It is more and more apparent that those in education and other high stress environments need space to relax and rejuvenate as part of a framework that supports well-being and mindfulness in all its forms. I hope to be part of the movement that supports this vision, for the present and the future.