Sara grew up in Brighton and her two years abroad before University influenced many of her subsequent decisions. In 1981 throughout her 19th year she was teaching in a remote Kenyan village . She also ventured to Israel, Sri-lanka, Nepal and India. These formative eye-opening experiences fuelled her compassion for social injustice. In 1989, as a founder member of Tibet Support group UK , Sara campaigned for the Dalai Lama to speak at the House of commons. Although she enjoyed the buzz of working as a freelance radio and TV researcher, Sara’s passion for understanding others perspectives led her to pursue an Anthropology masters. Her thesis brought her back to Ireland for some months. Sara was later hired as Anthropologist for Body shop International, she travelled to Malaysia, Canada and Hong Kong to promote the Mamatoto range. Here she interviewed traditional midwives who taught her about foods and rituals for pregnancy. Inspired to engage more directly with women’s health, Sara commenced her first part-time practitioner training In Polarity therapy in 1990.
Sara relocated to Cork in 1991 and soon became a trainer for the VEC and VHI, offering stress management programmes nationwide. In 2000 however, the family took the brave turn to live sustainably and set up an organic farm in West Cork. Although producing food on a busy farm was a dramatically different way of life, Sara found her talent for supporting others and promoting healthy eating was an invaluable asset.
After over sixteen years of markets and farming however, Sara longed to return to her soul’s calling of therapeutic work.
In late 2015 Sara began to travel to Switzerland to train with Dr William Emerson, founder of Pre and perinatal psychology and to the Uk to study Craniosacral Therapy with teachers she had admired back in 1990! Since qualifying, Sara has been like an uncoiled spring, building links with fellow therapists in USA, Canada, Europe and Ireland. Sara is adamant that babies are way more conscious than previously believed and have an experience of their birth and time in utero. By caring for these most vulnerable of unsung voices, who will shape our future, Sara knows that she is contributing to a more empathetic society. Sara is mother to three strong confident people who are her greatest assets and teachers. She is fortunate to live close to the sea where she can often be found swimming or rejuvenating herself!