I am incredibly passionate about the healing capacity of our bodies. I started on my own path to healing in 2012. I learned through Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) and Pre and Perinatal Psychology to experience my body in a new way and trust it's inner wisdom. After being diagnosed with my second neurological condition I decided to look for new answers to solve the chronic pain I was experiencing. I began seeing a therapist for BCST and Pre and Perinatal Psychology to support my health challenges and I was intrigued and excited to feel the chronic pain in my body shifting, moving and changing.
This lead me down a path of deep and enduring transformation. I now experience resilience and ease in managing day to day stress while enjoying mental clarity and energy . I no longer experience ruminating thought patterns or depressive episodes, I'm able to be present and meditate deeply. My body, mind and spirt have transformed with the release of long held stress and trauma.
I love my work and I feel deeply honoured to work with my clients from a paradigm of health and healing. I have a profound love of life and what we are - living human organisms that are shifting and changing, moving and adapting all the time! There is no limit to our potential !
My Formal Training
I completed my formal BSCT training through Body Intelligence in 2013 in Canada and Australia. My work is also informed and influenced by the teachings and trainings of Myrna Martin, MN, RCC, RCST® in Pre and Perinatal Psychology courses and birth and early imprint workshops, and Mom and Baby Advanced Craniosacral Therapy. I began this training in 2016 and it has provided me with deeper levels of awareness, directly related to early patterning through prenatal, birth and attachment processes. I have also completed advanced trainings with Dr. Alison Hazelbaker, Phd, IBCLC, TILCA, CST, RCST® in Craniosacral Therapy for Infant Breast Feeding as well as Tongue Tie Assessment. These trainings have informed my practice with awareness of the deep structures involved in suck, swallow, breath functions of the human body with special understandings of the dynamics of birth and tension and strain patterns that cause breastfeeding challenges. Steve Haines, DC, TRE, RCST® has also been influential to my practice through his trainings in pain, trauma, and anxiety. I have learned new ways to approach the complexities of chronic pain, anxiety and trauma, through bodywork techniques.
My interest in the body and meditation also lead me to train in Elemental Chi Kung, a form of movement exercise to connect deeply with the body and the flow of Chi. I'm passionately committed to my personal and professional development and I'm excited to share my continued evolving knowledge and understanding with my clients.
When I'm not being a BCST therapist I enjoy spending time with my husband, three children, two grandsons and my dog Boomer. I love walking by the river collecting unique heart shaped rocks, meditating, cooking, and travel.
Jill Stewart, RCST®
Registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist
I see everyone in a way that is distinct; my commitment is to provide you with an experience of feeling truly met free of judgement or agenda.
I offer you the time and unique space to allow you to show up exactly as you are, to discover the health and healing within you.
My experience with Jill was more than I imagined it would be. The lasting benefits I have enjoyed from Jill’s practice opened me up to another world of healing. Not only was it the best quality treatment I have had for an injury, it was the most efficient. In addition, I had been newly struggling with anxiety and the gracious and gentle treatment gave me the physical experience of the anxiety lifting. The experience was professional, extremely interesting and effective. I recommend it to everyone I know.
Jill is my healer of choice. She has a gift for what she does and has elevated this gift by continually learning about her craft through professional courses and workshops, through her personal journey of self-discovery, and through her work with her clients. Jill has an extraordinary capacity for compassion and acceptance of her clients, which, I believe, allows for greater healing.
I have intractable migraines and a deteriorated spine and have tried many kinds of healers: massage therapists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, as well as medical solutions. The most helpful of these has been craniosacral therapy. I have tried several craniosacral therapists and have found Jill to be one of the best. I can recommend her without hesitation and with enthusiasm.
My experience with Jill Stewart's care, demeanour, skill and touch, and the space she creates before, during and following a session have been lifelines; nurturing experiences, stabilizing, and grounding for me in times of deep distress. Her caring and knowledge are expressed in her touch and her voice. She has a soothing, heart-centred, calming presence. She is thoughtful in her supportiveness, and draws from her own experience as she provides a safe space. She creates a trusting environment; she is gentle and moves slowly, listening to the client's bodily expressions as well as their stories. With Jill I feel listened to, she is attentive to what's presenting for me, but also offers things that have proved helpful and supportive which I would not have considered. I find her ongoing commitment and exploration of her own health and patterns improves her access and resonance with my own system. I recommend her often to people, in particular those who seek a heart-oriented practitioner with a gentle touch.