I am an artist and CranioSacral Therapist living and working in Cape Town South Africa.
The focus of my work over the past few years has been the visual studies of elements and treatment protocols in the art of CranioSacral Therapy. One of the elements that I have wished to explore is the question: “Is Therapy Art?” There has been much written and said about art as therapy but little as yet about therapy as art.
I believe that art and CranioSacral Therapy can be seen to share a dynamic in the potency of stillness. In the case of art, it is beauty that arises from stillness and in CranioSacral Therapy a transmutation process which arises facilitating healing and health - both can be experienced as a means of enhancement and transformation.
The objectives of my work are :
The creation a greater social awareness, understanding and appreciation of the value of touch and working with one’s hands – in this instance the practice of CranioSacral Therapy.
The generation of financial resources for the wider practice of the therapy and training of practitioners. (Part of the proceeds from the sales of art works are used to help subsidise CranioSacral Therapy for disadvantaged communities.)
To resource and empower people through modalities of touch therapy and the visual arts.
The establishment of an autonomous therapy and training centre for CranioSacral therapy in Southern Africa.
Ray Lacey RCST N Dip GA N Dip GD