The Quiet Way
The Quiet Way therapeutic approach to bodywork and wellbeing pays attention to the unspoken words within our bodies and to that place where we have become stuck or frozen in our primitive responses to painful life events, or those we have inherited.
Inertia in our system is caused when we are unable to release the impact of trauma, to fully move through the physical and emotional reactions to our life experiences, ranging from the most painful assaults on our system through the experiences of war or natural disaster, a road traffic accident, cancer diagnosis, to the deceptively trivial perhaps moving home.
All of which can be translated into experiencing a range of symptoms such as: headaches, chronic pain, digestive problems, anxiety, depression or simply not living our lives to the fullest and with joy and vitality.
There are numerous benefits to massage, healing and botanical therapies, many still being researched, however it is accepted that they can:
• promote a sense of well-being
• relieve stress and anxiety, which may in turn help boost the immune system
• encourage a good night’s sleep
• ease pain, reduce muscular tension and improve posture
• encourage activation of the relaxation response
The Quiet Way approach brings together a range of holistic and integrative strategies, designed to guide you towards good health and a quality of life, with purpose and comfort. Do spend a moment or two having a look around the headings available to you and you will begin to get a sense a feel for my work.
Reflexology, which has its roots in ancient Egypt, works on the principle that every organ and system of the body has a corresponding point or zone in the feet. The therapy involves massages each of the points around the toes, feet, ankles and claves to release tension, encourage homeostasis and promote feelings of well being.
Aromatherapy is the practice of using the essential oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being.
Aromasticks are a great way to deliver essential oils. They can be easily made up and tailored to suit the individual. Each time the aromastick is used, a relaxation response builds. A key skill to achieving a calmer state is the capacity to self sooth and the aromastick enables us to do this.
Craniosacral bodywork is a gentle non-invasive therapy that supports your body’s innate ability to balance, restore and heal itself, as well as helping to reduce stress and build your underlying energy.
About Jayne Doyle
I am Jayne, the founder of The Quiet Way – a unique therapeutic approach to bodywork and wellbeing suitable for both chronic conditions and trauma care. After a career in sports and leisure management, and at the age of 21, I took some time out to travel around Asia, Australia and New Zealand for 2 years, with subsequent journeys to Egypt, back to Australia and Thailand. Wonderful experiences to broaden and deepen my life experience and exposure to other health modalities and spiritual teachings.
After these trips I retained in the healing arts. Following qualification in Reflexology in 1997, I went on to study a BSc in Health Sciences and Complementary Therapies at the University of Westminster, London, UK (2000). Post graduate advanced training has followed in a range of massage and energy therapy modalities and I have since worked with hundreds of people.
In 2010 an opportunity arose to work with civil survivors of war, through a charity Healing Hands Network, in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Between 2010 and 2013 I visited the country and saw people who had been referred through the Association of Concentration Camp Victims, the Association of Civil War Victims, Mothers of Srebrenica, Concentration Camp Union and the Centre for Torture Victims. I offered aromatherapy, massage, reflexology and healing therapies and this was some of the most profoundly intense and beautiful work of my career to date. Motivated by a personal connection with the Holocaust and subsequently has developed the ancestral trauma healing work I offer today.
In 2013, I studied at The Christie NHS Trust in Manchester where I gained a Diploma in Adapting Complementary Therapies in Cancer and Supportive Care. This felt like a natural progression and continuation of the trauma work of Bosnia and led to work in the NHS in Cancer and Palliative Care Services.
Initially I worked as a Cancer and Palliative Complementary Therapist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust. Moving to the position of Service Manager/Senior Therapist at the Macmillan Cancer Centre, UCLH NHS Trust, offering therapies and support to oncology and haematology outpatients, inpatients, chemotherapy suite patients and included adults, teenagers, paediatrics and their families, offering aromatherapy, massage, reflexology and healing. Leaving the NHS in 2015.
Expanding my skill set further, in 2016 I gained a teaching certificate in Mindful Yin Yoga, from the Mindful Yoga Academy, Spain and in 2018 a Diploma in Quantum Botanicals, with the School of Natural Medicine.
My practice has seen a wonderful expansion over the last 20+ years where I now offer 1:1 therapeutic work with massage, energy work, coaching, botanicals, yin yoga and yoga nidra meditation, and a number of classes, neurobiology led therapeutic programmes, ancestral healing, mentorship and workshops for practitioners, retreats and collaborations with other inspiring practitioners.
In all my work, my intention is to offer a therapeutic witnessing presence, a space for people to feel safe, to develop capacity and restore agency, fortitude and resilience.
The next steps for 2019 to 2020 are to attend some modules of the Awakening Leadership training in Thailand, certified by Gaia Education. That will then fully equip me to take holistic and neurobiology understanding into the workplace, to support mindful leaders to enhance their building of authentic teams, ready for the huge shifts in social and ecological paradigms we are living through. Please take a peak at the Asia 2019 to 2020 category under the Articles tab for further information and ways you can support me in this vision.