The time given by board members is given without remuneration – we thank them for the job they do. This is who they are:
Chairman: Ann Whittle
Ann Whittle has been an alternative practitioner for 20 years and a founder member of the CSS. She brings a wisdom and careful consideration to the questions that arise in her role as chair and for the Society in general, and a blended presence that supports the board members, practitioners and students and the work in general. She runs a study group and successful practice blending CST with other complementary modalities.
SECRETARY: MARY-CLARE SCRAGG
Mary-Clare graduated from the British School of Osteopathy, London, in 1986 and moved to Cumbria to live and work. Her practice started off with a structural manipulative orientation but over the years her fascination with craniosacral work lead to her training with the Upledger institute. She runs a study group in Cumbria and has recently participated in the Upledger mentoring program. She became the Secretary to the CSS Board in May 2015.
Registrar: Joe Gore
Joe graduated from the British School of Osteopathy, London, in 1986. Following graduation, he began professional practice in manipulative Osteopathy. In 1995 CranioSacral Therapy (CST) took his interest after he read a book by Dr John Upledger and he travelled to America to begin training as an Upledger CranioSacral Therapist. CST is his main therapy now, but he does integrate osteopathic techniques in treatments if it is necessary. Joe runs a study group, with a colleague, which covers Devon and Cornwall. He also teaches for the Upledger Institute. He became the CSS Registrar in 2008.
TREASURER: MARK WOODGATE
Until 2003 Mark worked in Finance in the City. Being on the phone for long periods of time he developed a neck problem. A massage therapist, who was helping with this, asked if she could try some CranioSacral Therapy at the end of one treatment. He agreed not knowing what it was or what to expect. "That was it! Profound, quite astonishing, and certainly like nothing I had ever experienced". From that moment on he was hooked and in total wonderment of this gentle, powerful therapy. He is a qualified CST practitioner and became the treasurer for the CSS in 2012.
Study Groups and CPD Coordinator: Maggie Gill
UIUK LIAISON: CAROLINE BARROW
Caroline is on the CSS board as the liaison with Upledger Institute UK of which she is Director. She brings the support from the course provision, links with Upledger Institute International and with other satellite leaders.
She started her CST journey in 1999 after practicing as a shiatsu therapist for 5 years, integrating it with meridian work, visceral manipulation and her love of anatomy. She has a practice in Axbridge, Somerset and spends her time between CSS board meetings with CST courses, A&P courses and her two children.
We do not have any spaces presently for other board members but if you feel you might be interested in the future if one ever came up then please do let us know. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, if you have any area of particular expertise or feel there is something else that we should or could be doing to support our members we would love to hear from you. We are, after all, here only for our members so we welcome a two way conversation about what we should be doing and how we can help you…