What moves you?

‘It is the whole body which tells us about the nature of life on earth. I need to listen to my body if I want to learn about this life in me and my experiencing of it

(Jill Hayes)

My name is Gemma Higginbotham. I am a registered somatic movement educator and therapist with the international accreditation body ISMETA and a dance artist of many years. I hold an M.A. in Dance and Somatic Wellbeing: connections to the living body and have 30 years experience of working with the poetics of the body.

I offer bespoke 1-1 somatic movement sessions both in-person & online from my studio near Kendal, Cumbria.

These sessions can support those seeking to attune to themselves and the world around them with more depth, bodily awareness and listening. Such creativity brings us closer to our true selves, where we can tap inner resources towards an emerging sense of meaning.

I am especially drawn to working with those in the phase of life we call midlife, to exploring moments of transition in life, chronic (especially unexplained) pain/physical symptoms and those living through grief and bereavement. I also enjoy working with children and their parents/carers.

I teach in professional, community and health/care settings and I dance professionally.