Meet The Experts is a series of interviews with professionals in the field of Child Development.
Karen O’ Connor has travelled from Dublin to Toronto to London to meet with people who have worked tirelessly to find new ways of treating children with sensory difficulties.
Karen Clancy – Craniosacral Therapist
Karen Clancy has over 17 years of experience practicing in the field of Complementary & Holistic Medicine.
Karen uses a combined method of her treatments with patients depending on what is needed for each individual. For children and babies, Karen works mainly with Craniosacral Therapy providing a safe, caring and playful space for them to be met and worked with. Karen is passionate about health, healing, nature’s wisdom and cycles, and helping empower people to obtain optimum health, vitality and wellbeing on a physical, mental, emotional & spiritual level.
Karen commenced acupuncture and Welcare studies in 2001 and graduated from CMATCM in 2004 having been a member of TCMCI association since then. Karen has undertaken many advanced Acupuncture training in Facial/Cosmetic Acupuncture, Tungs Holographic systems, Dr. Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture, Dr. Tan’s Balance method and many of Master Jeffery Yuens classical acupuncture courses. She has also completed naturopathic postgraduate training in the Welcare System® at the Welcare Foundation® in Dublin.
In 2005 Karen trained in Module 1 of theoretical & practical training in San Diego & Tijuana Mexico, with The Gerson Institute, in the management & support of cancer & chronic diseases. Since 2003 Karen has also been training in CranioSacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute and has done postgraduate training with Ingrid Bacci and is also in BioDynamic CranioSacral Therapy. In 2009 Karen graduated from ICIM with a Diploma in Nutritional Therapy. Karen has done training also in “Focusing” by Eugene Gendlin. This is a subtle, compassionate, transformative practice of inner awareness, listening and dialoguing. It enables us to direct our attention inwardly to precisely what needs our attention in our lives. Through this compassionate listening process, natural steps of change arise spontaneously.