"Kiera is one of those holistic practitioners who is totally committed to her healing art and who knows how to get to the root cause of a problem".
About Kiera Petersen CST-T M.C.S.S.
I am passionate about the limitless possibilities we have within ourselves to integrate, resolve, release and also to discover and fulfil our potential. I have studied various therapies over the years to facilitate clients to become more embodied and live more fully.
With a background in massage and kinesiology that started in 1995, my enthusiasm and my holistic approach to my work, has led me to become a Craniosacral therapist with a distinction in the Techniques certification. I am also a certified Diplomat (Masters equivalent) in CST, the most advanced qualification in this field. As I really enjoy working in CST multi hands therapy sessions, and see the many benefits that client’s experience, I am a volunteer therapist for the UK Upledger's annual PTSD (post traumatic stress) intensive programs.
CST has helped me in so many ways, in my own personal journey with PTSD, transforming my condition in to living with a richness and a deep appreciation for life. CST has also completely cleared up a chronic digestive issue that I had for 5 years. As well as helping with back pain and neck problems that I had accumulated in a past career as a metalwork designer/maker, CST is also a continuing journey of discovery. It has helped me to integrate experiences and so open up to life. I have found that I am a lot more present in my body and this helps me to live more fully.
I have facilitated craniosacral study groups for Upledger students to practice techniques, and I keep up to date with the latest developments by attending study days, workshops, intensive programs and by regularly assisting on Upledger trainings.
I have also volunteered at St. Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney, where myself and other CST therapists offered multi hands sessions to people who were at the end of life and receiving palliative care.
I am fully insured, and am a qualified member of the Craniosacral Society.
Craniosacral Therapy C.S.T.- T
Anatomy and Physiology L.C.M. Dip.
Therapeutic Massage L.C.M. Dip.
Remedial Massage L.C.M. Dip.
Advanced Classical Kinesiology M.E.S.K.
Other postgraduate courses and workshops attended include:
Craniosacral Therapy - as a support therapist for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Intensives (5 days) for police officers who have had to retire early due to PTSD.
Craniosacral Therapy - as a support therapist for the Comprehensive Therapy Program, 5 day intensive program for clients in New Mexico U.S.A. with Chas Perry,
Craniosacral Therapy - The Second Brain, focusing on the gut, its digestion and the post traumatic gut.
Craniosacral Therapy - Touching the Brain, focusing on brain and spinal cord health and development.
Craniosacral Therapy - Advanced 1
Craniosacral Therapy - Advanced 2
Craniosacral Therapy - Paediatrics
Inside the Cranium
Kinesiology - Counselling Skills & Ethics
Life Upgrade, Fertility, Inner Child, Authentic Self - Tracy Holloway
Reiki (I work differently now with energy)
I continue to get CST work on myself
Dance and movement
5 Rythems and Movement Medicine conscious dance practice - ongoing weekly classes
Wisdom of the womb - 5 Rythems Dance, 1 year closed group
Embodied Leadership 2 days - Susannah Darling Khan
Initiation 9 day deep dive in to the cycles of life - Ya'Acov & Susannah Darling Khan
I am currently in my apprenticeship in Movement Medicine which will lead me to the teacher training course. My intention is to be able to teach classes and workshops in this wonderful dance/movement practice. For me the dance is similar to CST, it re-connects us to a deeper wiser part of ourselves that helps us to live more fully and at the same time have a good boogie!
Through Kiera I have experienced the healing forms of Craniosacral Therapy. With the transformative capacities of these techniques together with Kiera's skill full and intuitive ability I have experienced much healing & positive change in physical, mental and emotional areas. You have made a difference to my life and I thank you deeply for this.
Dr John V.
I came to Kiera with a pain in my upper back on the left hand side which I had had for 13 years and tried all sorts of massage/chiropractic/osteopathic/shiatsu methods.
They would help but then the pain would be back in 3 weeks. Kiera was amazing - within 2 sessions she had cleared the pain using Craniosacral Therapy and we talked through the emotions that were being released during the session. The pain has gone and has never come back.
Kiera is one of those holistic practitioners who is totally committed to her healing art and who knows how to get to the root cause of a problem.
She is also brilliant with children as we take our daughter to her as well. I have no hesitation in recommending Kiera.
Kiera has the ability to hold a space, where you feel completely at ease and fully supported. She has the knack of getting right to the heart of the issue, even when you aren't aware of what that issue is. I have benefitted enormously from her sessions on every level & as a result moved my life forward.
Nina Epiphaniou Fanos.
I have been treated by Kiera with CST for the last 5 years now and have gone from strength to strength. Kiera has given me a warm, safe, non judgmental space where her deep knowledge and sensitivity have helped to heal and give some much needed peace to what have been some difficult times for me.
The beauty of craniosacral therapy for me has been its deeply powerful healing effect delivered through the gentlest whisper of a touch... Kiera's kind heart and wise hands continue to help guide me on my journey towards wholeness. SER takes me that step further, beyond my conscious self, helping me discover and uncover aspects of my body/mind self that need attention.
Aliciane, gestalt therapist, artist and poet.
As someone who has used a variety of alternative and complementary therapies throughout my life, I have found the treatments with Kiera have been exceptionally profound and beneficial. I have found that Kiera has a real empathy with her skills in CST and has always shown sensitivity and confidence in her work with me.