The Quiet Way
The Quiet Way therapeutic approach to bodywork and wellbeing offers an integrated perspective, which understands and pays attention to individuals as a whole person, our relationship to self, others and the environment, the food we eat, our ancestral history and both the spoken and unspoken stories and narrative that weave the threads of our lives.
In relation to trauma, we pay attention to that place where we have become stuck or frozen in our primitive responses to painful life events. 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 deceptive such as a relationship breakup or moving home.
All of which can be translated into experiencing a range of symptoms such as: headaches, chronic muscular or join pain, digestive problems, anxiety, depression, insomnia or simply not living our lives to the fullest and with joy and vitality.
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. After a career in sports and leisure management, at the age of 24, I took time out to travel the world, a trip that was to last for 2 years. Wonderful experiences to broaden and deepen my understanding of self, life and the nature of being human, studying an array of health perspectives and spiritual teachings.
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 followed in a range of massage, botanical and quantum modalities and I have since worked with hundreds of people, around the world.
Between 2010 and 2013, I worked with civil survivors of the Bosnia war, through a charity Healing Hands Network. People were referred to us 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. This was some of the most profoundly intense and rewarding work I have undertaken and embedded trauma as a cornerstone of my practice.
In 2013, I studied at The Christie NHS Trust in Manchester and was awarded a Distinction in a Diploma in Adapting Complementary Therapies in Cancer and Supportive Care. This led to full time permanent positions, working in the NHS 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, radiotherapy and chemotherapy patients and included adults, teenagers, paediatrics and their families, leaving the NHS in 2015.
The Quiet Way was born, an integration of my skill set, experience and knowledge of the previous 20 years, of my desire to be in service to those who are suffering, with complex trauma being my speciality, accessed through both bodywork and voice work. My intention is to offer a therapeutic witnessing presence, a space for people to feel safe, to develop agency and thrive.
Expanding my skill set further, in 2016 I gained a teaching certificate in Mindful Yin Yoga, from the Mindful Yoga Academy, Spain and went onto live in South West Spain for 1 year working as a massage therapist, meditation and yin yoga teacher at Suryalila, an International Yoga Retreat Centre.
In 2018, I was awarded a Distinction in a Diploma in Quantum Botanicals, with the School of Natural Medicine, exploring the role of the plant kingdom to support health and wellbeing.
In late 2019, I took a sabbatical, a wonderful journey to SE Asia. An opportunity to immerse in my personal philosophical, spiritual study and meditation practice and to attend modules of the Awakening Leadership training in Thailand, led by INEB [The International Network of Engaged Buddhists].