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Testimonials

I had been ill for over a year when I began work with Christine Jensen. I am 19 years old and almost two years ago I fell ill with severe abdominal pain, extreme fatigue, nausea, and weakness that had put me into hospital several times. I had had all the investigative surgeries and numerous encounters with unpleasant consultants, but no one could explain what had happened or why it suddenly had appeared. The fatigue was incapacitating, and the pain was so bad I could hardly move. I had to totally abandon my life.

After a year of this, I finally met Christine and we began work together. I felt instantly comfortable with her, and although her techniques were unusual, her compassion, openness, and high level of expertise made me feel I could finally put my confidence in someone to help me recover.

One thing that Christine did at once was to start explaining everything to me. She explained that the emotional trauma I had encountered in my earlier life might have triggered my nervous system into a state of continual ‘fight and flight’. She always told me just what I needed to hear-not too much to overwhelm or too little to be ignorant.

She worked with me doing somatic experiencing, craniosacral therapy, and healing, that are all weird and wonderful, mixed with her own magic. After only about four sessions the pain had hugely disappeared and I was able to come off my heavy pain killers. Over the past seven months while working with Christine, I have almost recovered back to full health. My energy has now virtually come back and the pain is almost totally gone. I feel this state of health-even though it is not perfect yet- is doubly more vital and strong, than what health used to be like before I got sick.

After feeling helpless and totally at the mercy of my illness for so long, Christine gave me my power back. She provided tools and taught me to help myself, so I can now feel better whenever symptoms arise while I am still returning to full health.

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Christine has an amazing ability to tune in and feel what is happening. She is sensitive to the physical and emotional symptoms occurring and always seems to know just how to help you fix them. She is very focused and respectful and right from the beginning was on my ‘team’ giving it her all to get me better. She has given me so much more than just my health back and I feel so grateful to have met her and receive her treatment.

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Christine 's work is unique, effective and extremely worthwhile.

After several decades of struggling with the effects of several deeply traumatic experiences in my life going back to a bad sexual assault at seventeen years of age, I went to Christine on a friend's recommendation.

I felt safe and listened to by her in a way I have not felt with any therapist or professional before. Each hour long session was different to the one before and a journey that we took together.

I have never before experienced the resolutions that I felt in my whole being as I became 'bigger' inside and more able to cope with the emerging, stored traumas which were then dispelled from me. It was truly amazing.

To date I needed only five sessions to reach the point where we both know that I have now 'reconnected ' with my true self and can move on in my life in a more 'complete' manner.

Should I need more sessions I know that Christine is there, a very reassuring feeling. Thank you SO much Christine.

A. L. Somerset

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I am astounded by this process and by Christine's skill in this field. I arrived in her consulting room with a history of ME and related issues and spasmodic jerky shaking that had persisted quite violently for a week with no change before seeing her - I left an hour later feeling more energised than I have felt for years, and a 70/80% reduction in the shaking. What's more, over the next week I found I gained a lot of insight and clarity, it was as if the release of bound traumatic energy that she enabled, somehow made my brain function better as well as my body. I felt instantly safe with Christine, her clarity, warmth, acute powers of observation and insight as well a great deal of experience in this field and a great love of it have enabled me to release traumatic patterns in my body with astounding speed which I have been holding since infancy. I felt as if nothing could happen to me or my body that she would not sense or see during our session, and this gave me the confidence to explore sensation safely that I had been numbing myself to for years, as well as experiencing the accompanying emotion it occasionally brought up.

It is a remarkable process which I am only beginning to understand - but Christine is very good at explaining what is happening in the body and how SE works - I felt involved in the healing process as if we were working together rather than my being a purely passive bystander, and this has given me a real sense of empowerment, brought new insights, a fuller connection to my own body and I feel more 'whole' and resilient emotionally - and we haven't even completed the process yet!

E.B London

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I have been incredibly fortunate in having Christine guide me through my SE sessions. With Christine I feel totally safe which allows me to be real and to face everything. Her compassion, understanding and amazing ability to put into words exactly where I am at are awesome. Through Christine’s encouragement and gentle care this has been a life changing process.

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I’m consistently blown away by the transformations that SE brings to my life and I’m so grateful to have Christine as my practitioner. She is incredibly skilled and brings great warmth, well-honed instinct and intuition to our sessions.”

AF, London.

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Through a combination of massage and craniosacral work, Christine has been a lifeline for me over the past two decades. I find she combines a high level of skill and knowledge with an extraordinary intuitive and creative approach. She has helped me immeasurably, both with physical and emotional difficulties. I have found her to be wise, dependable and kind, and an extraordinarily gifted healer!

Alison

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I have had 5 sessions of Somatic Experiencing with Christine to treat some trauma I had. She is a very kind, gentle and compassionate woman / practitioner. She guided and supported me in a loving and constructive way. The work we did was very beneficial and life changing. I observed discernable differences in my thoughts, feelings and behaviour. The sessions with her left me more harmonious and powerful.

A.S.

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Somatic Experiencing has been life changing for me and I could not have possibly found a better guide than Christine. It has given me tools to not just cope with, but truly love my life once again. I can't recommend working with Christine highly enough!

Simon

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I have found Christine to be a highly receptive and intuitive therapist who supports you in connecting to your sacred space .
Christine holds this space with integrity and strength and makes you aware of your behavior so you can embody and be present in your space again.

I have suffered alot of trauma in my life and I have seen many people to support me in my process of healing but I have to say Christine has been the catalyst  in my regeneration and capacity to feel in myself what feels uncomfortable and hard to face.

I now know in my body and mind that the trauma and shock has been released so I can move forward in my life and not go into the trauma or panic anymore which made me so exhausted and fragile and disconnected from others.

I can now say with a happy heart and soul that i have had no depression for months , I believe in myself and love myself more and have realized my gifts which have helped  me  now know which way my career and life is heading in...
I can't thank Christine enough, I feel truly blessed to meet her.....
I have recommended Christine to my friends and also informed my Doctors about the healing which I feel would benefit so many people who suffer from Shock and Trauma.....and attachment issues...

Rachael

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When Christine says, "How does that make you feel?"  she really does want to know.  And by carefully hearing what you say she can help you understand how the way you think affects your body.  To be able to connect the two is a remarkably healing experience.  It is never too late to give yourself a chance to change.  I am over 70 and with Christine's help I have reclaimed parts of my life I thought I had lost.

Ann L Oxford

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'For me the right therapist is as important as the most effective treatment. Christine creates a safe environment via high levels of understanding, acceptance, empathy and compassion. Her skills coupled with the modality of Somatic Experiencing ( for chronic trauma and M.E. in my particular case), help to expedite the therapeutic process, producing discernible and progressive results in healing gradually over time, whereas other treatments and therapies have failed.

Sarah N

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Healing is a very personal thing. You need to find the technique that is right for you, the practitioner who is right for you, who practices in the right location for you, on the right days for you, and at the time in your life that is right for the healing to happen successfully or even at all.

I was guided towards Somatic Experiencing by my Myofascial Release Practitioner (right technique, second practitioner). We discovered within an early session that SE would also be the right technique for me, and I am very fortunate to have subsequently found Christine Jensen to be the right (second) practitioner, her Bath practice to be the right location even with the apparently substantial distance from home (and her London option), and the time in my life – previously so full of horrific trauma – when I have, by her most sincere hand, been able to finally let it all go.

There are no words to cover the gratitude I hold and will always hold for Christine, although there are parts of all of her other testimonials with which I wholeheartedly agree; and as I further progress down my ever-more-happy path, I am blessed with more and more proactive reasons to keep her a lasting part of it. Furthermore, I believe implicitly that, major trauma to “Oh, it was nothing”, Somatic Experiencing would be a life-affirmingly worthwhile investment for everyone.

GK Thornton Ward, Newbury, Berkshire. 7th March 2014

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Christine totally understands how all life experiences from the womb and beyond can affect you. She has a depth of sensitivity, awareness, knowledge and heart-felt compassion which is so rare.   She acknowledges you in all your complexity and cradles you. I think this is needed in order to carry a battered self towards healing the spirit and the body.........I went to her on my knees, full of despair, with a nervous system which during six years seemed to react to everything....just a few months later,  I’m standing up and moving forward......I am full of gratitude that I found her.

RW

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Christine has a lovely presence and a great understanding of healing through the body. She is powerful and gentle at the same time.

Bob G consultant

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I met Christine last August 2013.

After researching on the internet, I discovered her website, read about Somatic Experience and the testimonials and I sent her an email for an appointment right away.

I am holding a lot of hurt from my past and my childhood but Christine is helping me a lot. She gives me the support I need and never had.

She is here for me and knows exactly how to help me heal. At the sessions with Christine, she helps you to go through your emotions and listen to your body to understand what is hurting.

W.B, London

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Beginning my sessions with Christine has liberated my soul to feel again the wounds that were locked within the deep tissues of my body. I have been able to begin to feel deeply again what my body has been holding for over 30 years. I find it incredible to know that my body speaks of what it holds and as days pass after a session I have begun to listen so carefully to how my body meets everyday difficulties. It is so hard to describe how powerful this work has been upon me but I feel taller, and stronger, my muscles unlock quicker as they recognise where they need to release. I am so grateful to be working so intensely with Christine on this journey of knowing the body remembers and the healing of past traumas are all placed within me. A learning that stays with me is that when we focus on the mind and speak the narratives of our stories, we very quickly disconnect with our bodies and our eye line is blurred. Christine has taken me back time and time again into my body and it is this placing of feet firmly on the ground that has allowed my eyes to focus clearly. I can now feel and understand my struggles with life and feel so empowered to step forward with my spine as long and tall as the oldest oak tree and place roots into the ground that will hold me through the rest of my lifetime.

With warmest wishes Sandra

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I met Christine last August 2013. After researching on the internet, I discovered her website, read about Somatic Experience and the testimonials and I sent her an email for an appointment right away.

I am holding a lot of hurt from my past and my childhood but Christine is helping me a lot. She gives me the support I need and never had.

She is here for me and knows exactly how to help me heal. At the sessions with Christine, she helps you to go through your emotions and listen to your body to understand what is hurting.

W.B, London

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