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 (developmental biology) and science communication (life and Earth sciences).
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. Since then I’ve been a professional member of the ANLP.
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 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.
In 2018 I completed my Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies (Reflexology, Swedish massage, Aromatherapy massage) and in July 2019 I passed 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 owner of the physical therapy and mind-body coaching practice, Reflexation Therapy.
Outside of work, I run, cycle, train with Airfish Circus in aerial acrobatics (silks!) and I adore yoga, meditation 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.