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Rest, Respite, Recovery Harnessing your inherent health

Gentle, effective therapy that builds on your physical and emotional strengths to restore energy and well-being - enabling you to make choices from a more emotionally intelligent place

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy consists of gentle holds, aiding natural healing, releasing your tension and enhancing your energy levels. It is a subtle and profound therapy which assists your body's capacity for self-repair. Find out more, by signing up to my newsletter and tips sheets:

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My vision for you

Are you looking for a way to step off the treadmill - find a place of self-connection? Is your head running your life - ignoring the messages from your body? Maybe you've stepped off the plane, rabbit in the headlights, with a feeling of where am I? Who am I now? When other methods aren't working for you, then this is your next haven.

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Chi Kung

Chi Kung, (translated as energy work in English) is an ancient Chinese form of exercise that promotes the flow of Chi (vital energy) through the body. It comprises exercises for stretching and mobilising the joints, breathing techniques, slow movements, static postures and special walking methods. It originates from Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as Taoist and Buddhist philosophies. Chi Kung has simple movements and each action is aimed at

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What's in a Session

What can you expect when you come for a craniosacral therapy session? How much will it cost you?

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The body has its best opportunity to repair when we are in a deeply relaxed state

Through working in relationship with the 'craniosacral system', the therapist and client create an optimal environment for facilitating self-healing, and for dissipating the negative effects of stress.

Through gentle contact at the feet, sacrum or head, the body is able to release tension

Health is ever-present… it is the ability to adapt to change. So what is Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy? Biodynamic simply means following your inherent body intelligence. Cranio = bones of the skull, sacral = bones of the sacrum (tailbone). So, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) is:

Resourcing in nature, plays an important part of self-regulating & co-regulating your nervous systems

I offer Out & About Qi Gong Basel. This is a unique way to down-regulate your stress levels, learning to sense what is going on in your body, by focusing on breath and slow gentle movements. We practice weekly at different outdoor locales in the Basel area.

Shirley Hiscock, BCST, RCST

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist & Qi Gong Instructor

I first discovered alternative therapies during my second pregnancy, when I suffered a chronic illness that conventional medicine could not help. The results kept me out of hospital and were so fantastic that I decided to train and qualify as a homeopath at the London College of Practical Homeopathy. I went on to further qualify as a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist at the Karuna Institute, Devon and as a Chi Kung Teacher at the College of Elemental Chi Kung, London. I am registered with the CSTA and am awaiting EMR recognition. I am also a CELTA - teacher of English as a Foreign Language, with several years experience of teaching here in Basel.

  • TESTIMONIAL I am the manager and head coach of Zenith Performance Personal Training Studio in Egerkingen. The days are long, sometimes starting at 0600 and then finishing at around 2030. It’s not unusual to knock out 60-70 hours of work a week. Through the constant long hours and stress, in March of 2016 I ended up hitting 'the wall' hard and my body was having a lot difficulty recovering. I started to have panic attacks, very poor sleep and a host of digestive issues. I have known Shirley for a few years and she suggested CST would help me. I decided to give it a go and in as little as 3 treatments I was feeling a lot more ‘Zen’ and my panic attack had stopped. My productivity increased and my sleep recovery had greatly improved. I thought to myself, ‘Wow, this shit works wonders!' Being a fitness professional I am always interested in 'measurable’ success, meaning I want to see and feel results. I decided to track how the treatments affected my physiology. The results are clear: I have had a great improvement in mood; stress resilience; my heart rate is lower; my blood pressure is lower; and there has been an increase in my heart rate variability. These are all parameters that have a major influence on one’s physical, mental and emotional health. In my opinion, Shirley is an extremely competent therapist and has helped me deal with a whole plethora of issues, I highly recommend her services. I now include CST as an important part of my fitness and health regime. For me its massage for the mind and soul; it presses my reset button and leaves me fresh - I’m hooked. Sportliche Grüsse Matthew Wilson PICP Level 3 Strength Coach Bio-Signature Level 2 Practitioner matt_zp@zenithperformance.ch www.zenithperformance.ch
    Matt Wilson

    Manager & Head Coach, Zenith Performance

  • After the first session I was completely amazed at how easily I could go into trust and allow a birth trauma to be released and walk away with mental clarity and physical release. The next 3 sessions have been nothing short of miraculous as the body went deeper into surrender and the safety of Shirley's adept handling of each session has resulted in an innate sense of calm and being. Highly recommend her work.
    Cindy Piccolo


  • I came to Shirley after experiencing tightness in my arm and shoulder after a procedure for donating stem cells for my sister who had leaukemia. I was having difficulties typing and lifting things. Shirley immediately put me at ease with her lovely warm, presence and the session helped me become more aware of my body, and release the tension. I was amazed at how subtle, gentle and powerful the session was. Within a short time I was back to normal!
    Kate Orson


September 12, 2017

Get Rid Of Stress For Good

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Health is ever-present… it is the ability to ADAPT to change. You’ll never stop coming across stressful situations in your life, but

September 4, 2017

5 Ways To Build Emotional Resilience

Who, what or where do you turn to when you need to let off steam or find solace or relax? What enables you to move

August 9, 2016

My vision for the expat community in Basel

Are you looking for a way to step off the treadmill & find a place of self-connection? Is your head running your life – ignoring

November 11, 2017

FREE Taster Sessions

Schedule Appointment It’s stressful living abroad, where everything seems alien. Daily life can seem like a daily grind. I help you to harness your inherent

November 8, 2017

A startling fact about why your SHAME is a good thing

  Last night, as I walked to my car, I witnessed a mother berating her 7 year old daughter for skipping – carefree along the

October 11, 2017

5 reasons why Craniosacral clients live better

Why do my craniosacral clients live better than others? You have learnt how to harness the health that is always present within you, and use

October 4, 2017

So what the heck is it you do again?

My friends and acquaintances have just about learned the long and complicated title I have – I’ve had it nigh on 9 years – but

October 2, 2017

Book a free Evaluation

I get it – you’re not sure what this therapy is – or you’re not sure of me. I want you to be sure you

September 25, 2017

Turning Mountains Back into Mole Hills

Do you flounder from the expectations of who you should be? How do you use your networks, and self-regulation mechanisms you’ve built up to prevent

September 22, 2017

The Body Remembers, Vol 2, by Babette Rothschild

A book review, by yours truly, as published in the CSTA journal, September 2017. As a plethora of books on the treatment of trauma hits

September 17, 2017

How to explore your stress response & its affects on your body in Autumn

You want to explore how you respond to stress and how you store that in your body? Through connection with yourself, others and nature? You

September 15, 2017

What happens in a session?

If you feel you would like to experience craniosacral therapy but are unsure of what it involves, here’s a quick guide to what you can

September 15, 2017

What is Chi Kung?

I regularly hold Qigong walks and sessions in the open spaces in and around Basel Stadt & Baselland. Sign up below, if you are interested