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I’m Hamish Kempthorne and I offer therapeutic bodywork that can help you sit comfortably with your emotions.

Often we get triggered by external events and don’t understand why we have such a strong reaction. It’s because we are responding not to the trigger, but every subconscious memory that we associate with the trigger. This style of bodywork can bring awareness of specific experiences and we can process the related emotions without becoming overwhelmed. This can reduce the impact of triggering situations in our lives.

I hold certificates in Therapeutic Massage, Embodied Counselling, and Breakthrough Life Coaching. I’ve attended workshops on trauma, emotional release, healing relationships, and intimacy, and followed the academic research on mind-body connection for many years.

In 2014 I started my group facilitation work, running Meetups on positive psychology. In the same year I founded the Hillsborough Massage Exchange where I lead learning exchanges for practitioners, beginner’s massage classes, and a regular massage exchange for all-comers.

Since 2015 I’ve been developing the emotional bodywork practice, and facilitating 1-on-1 sessions. Bodywork themes have included anxiety, depression, physical and sexual trauma, low self-esteem, child abuse, fear of intimacy, and more. I completed a Certificate in Embodied Counselling before launching this business.

This is beautiful work, and it’s a deep privilege to hold a safe space to facilitate a process of healing.