Cara Dinley

Certified Practitioner since March 2022

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For the last twenty years I have been using psychosensory modalities to help clients, 1-1 and in groups, to develop the relationship between their bodies and minds.

The application of Havening Techniques has helped to free me from recurrent head, neck and eye pain connected to a series of traumatic injuries.  My own journey to freedom from pain motivates me to help others do the same. I am a certified Havening Practitioner, a graduate of the Psychosensory Academy, UK.

As a professional dancer, at age 18, I suffered from an "incurable" lower back issue according to a range of physical therapists.  Needing to take the matter into my own hands was a blessing, Pilates and Yoga were my first steps into psychosensory modalities which opened my investigation into a range of other somatic practices. 

These days I've moved away from practices which encourage 'holding' and tension patterns and towards freedom of movement through conscious sensing of comfort and ease.

My initial thesis, undertaken in a Masters of Directing for Performance, took a deep dive into how we learn to coordinate and integrate the body and voice. This led me down a wonderful path of neuroscience (Le Doux) and to an expanded range of somatic practices from around the world in search of ways to free bodies and voices in performance.

In 2021 I also gained certification in The Regulated Classroom through the Polyvagal Insitute which provides trauma-informed practice guidelines for teachers.

I work with clients seeking to free themselves from limiting beliefs and pain.  Havening  Techniques equip me to work with a range of issues from 

  • chronic pain to 

  • recovery from illness, 

  • relationship challenges, 

  • CPTSD trauma, 

  • performance anxiety, 

  • general anxiety, 

  • self-esteem and 

  • physical, mental and emotional trauma.

Once the brain landscape becomes more resilient; clients are able to respond rather than react and their belief in themselves grows.  Then we are able to pave the path to 'peak flow' or optimal output --whether it be at work, in relationship or in performance.

Havening is nurturing, revelatory and easy.  It has changed my life and the lives of people I work with in both practical and powerful ways, ways often thought never possible to shift.

Areas of specialization

Addictions, Anxiety, Depression, Eating disorders, Exam nerves, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem, Pain management, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Public speaking, Relationship issues, Relaxation, Sports performance, Stress, Adolescents, Grief, Interview Nerves, Self-Belief, Self-Development, Shyness, Belief Creation, Confidence, Empowerment, Bereavement