Compassionate connection. Embodied presence. Emergent self.

Jane Shaw marries Jungian Psychology, craniosacral therapy and trauma-informed neurobiology to support individuals to recover from and become resilient to adverse life experiences. Jane draws on her deep experience and practiced philosophy to nurture true emergent potentials, in conscious relationship to self, to others and to the environment.

As a therapist, writer and internationally-recognised educator, Jane delivers trainings, retreats, and articles utilising trauma-informed body-mind medicine practices, as well as running a biodynamic craniosacral therapy clinical practice in Gilford, Co. Down, Northern Ireland.

Multidisciplinary Approach

Jane believes that we continue to learn through shared experiences, wisdom and knowledge. Through her own unique journey and continuted learning experiences, she weaves all she has learned into her teaching and practice. 

Before training as a craniosacral therapist, Jane worked for many years in business and finance, including a position as Finance Director of a boutique PR agency in London. Her experience of the corporate world provided her specialised business knowledge, but has also shown her how the stresses of modern life adversely affect our health and behaviour. 

Her education includes:

  • PhD candidate Jungian and Archetypal Psychology (ABD)

  • Masters in Jungian and Archetypal Psychology

  • Masters In Economics

  • Registered Craniosacral Therapist (Advanced Diploma) RCST

  • Safe and Sound Protocol Practitioner (Polyvagal neurological intervention for affect regulation)

  • Self Regulation Therapy Foundation Training (CFTRE)

She holds an M.A. in Jungian and archetypal psychology, and is currently continuing her research as a Ph.D. candidate.

Leading through Compassion

Jane’s approach is one of embodied presence, compassion, and deep listening, using principles of biodynamic craniosacral therapy, Jungian psychology, neurobiology, and dream analysis. Her work bridges the latest developments in neuroscience and new medicine with lessons from ancient healing arts, as she continues to learn from the natural world and its ability to heal and be healed.

She facilitates trainings that support both recovery and agency, and empowered self-expression and leadership for individuals and businesses through her work individually and at The Elmfield Institute

Believing strongly in the power of shared wisdom, Jane has also worked collaboratively with and learned from pioneering researchers and practitioners including Peter Levine, Stephen Porges, Gabor Mate, Steve Haines, Katherine Ukleja and many others.


As part of her bid to raise the global conversation in body-mind medicine Jane has organised conferences and international events that have a history and reputation for providing a platform where new ideas emerge in the field of trauma and body-mind practices. She has brought together leaders in the field to share ideas and move conversations forward. Speakers have included Daniel Siegel, Stephen Porges, Gabriel Roth, Bessel van der Kolk, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Rupert Sheldrake, Gabor Mate, Babette Rothschild, Stanley Keleman, Mae van Ho, Peter Levine as well as many others. 

In 2018, Jane founded The Elmfield Institute where she works with a multi disciplined team who support the wellbeing of individuals, businesses and communities. 

Learn more about The Elmfield Institute, here.