Professional Qualifications & CPD
Shamanic and Macrobiotic Shiatsu - 1997-1999 East Anglian Shiatsu School
Diploma British School of Shiatsu - 2000
Member of the Register of Shiatsu Society (MRSS) 2003
PGCE(PCE) - Colchester Institute - 2006
Upledger Cranio Sacral CSTI & II 2008 & 9
Teacher, Shiatsu International 2010 (PRTSI-T)
Level I & II Teacher Training Shiatsu ShinTai
Saul Goodman 2010 & 2013
Graduate CCST Cranio Sacral Therapist 2012
Louise Hay Heal Your Life Workshop leader 2014
Counselling Skills Wirral Met 2016
Fellow of Shiatsu Society 2019 - FwSS
Sedona Method Facilitator May 2019
Post graduate training in both Cranio Sacral & shiatsu includes:
Shintai Training with Saul Goodman 2006 to date
(Spine, Hara, Chakras, Central Channel Basic & Advanced, Structural Alignment, Light Body Activation I&II)
Working with Trauma - CCST 2012
Working with the Face - CCST June 2013
Dentistry and CranioSacral Therapy - CCST Feb 2014
Bones - A Clear Guide - CCST June 2015
Baby Shiatsu - March 2016
Introduction to Counselling Skills - November 2016 (Wirral Met)
Communicating with Nature, North Wales
- August 2017, Di Evans/C Burskill
Light Body Activation II (Chakras & Kundalini) Saul Goodman
- November 2018
Communicating with Spirit, Erik Essences March 2019
Light Body Activation I, Saul Goodman June 2019
Elissa Dell - Fulcrums September 2019
Craniosacral Therapy Association
Supervision received from Amanda Biggs CSTA
Mentored for Shiatsu Shintai skills by Shintai founder, Saul Goodman. (www.shintaiinternational.net)
Regular Zazen (zen meditation practice) at Komyokan Dojo, Birkenhead
Regular Kotodama practice (chanting the ancient sounds) at Komyokan
Proprioceptive Exercise (working with the Light Body & nervous system) at Komyokan
Degree in Law, University of Essex
Aikido - 2nd Dan Aikido and holds British Aikido Coach and Coach Children awards. Ran aikido dojo in Colchester, Essex, for 14 years and now helps her husband, Terry Ezra 7th Dan Hombu, run the Komyokan Dojo, Wirral
Testimonials (I like to respect client confidentiality so rarely ask for testimonials . . . . . but here are a few!)
FranB, Barcelona&Liverpool. “Hi Petra, Amazing session yesterday. You are very good in (sic) shiatsu. Thank you.” July 2019
NR, France. “I had treatments a few years ago from Petra before moving back to France and always felt Petra had a rare talent. I recently had confirmation! A friend from Liverpool contacted me and told me she had heard about an ‘exceptional therapist’ based on Wirral and that ‘exceptional therapist’ was Petra. I miss Petra’s treatments and her undoubted skills.....” July 2019
TH, Wallesay, Wirral, “Petra was recommended to me as I had shoulder pain and restricted movement. I couldn’t lift my grandchildren and my life was miserable living with pain and being immobile. Treatments were a life-saver! I feel marvellous. Not only has the shoulder pain gone and mobility improved, but so has my overall well-being. Thank you Petra!” April 2019
G&VG, Lancs, ”We just wanted to say thank you for how much you have helped our baby J. The change is incredible. We are extremely grateful for your help”. March 2019
KB Llyn Peninsula. “ Thank you so so much for the treatment today. I am really grateful and I am feeling so much better and happier after our session. You set my spirit free. Thank you! “. February 2019
David W, Wirral “Thank you for the treatments and for the brilliant practical demonstration for facilitating conscious awareness of old traumatic memories, how they are stored in the body, and how they can affect our present lives and health. I have read and heard much on the subject but, until now, have never quite got it. Now I do! And I also have anecdotal evidence to share with others. Priceless! I’ll see you next week for another relaxing and highly beneficial treatment.” 2017
Karen B, Liverpool "Thanks so much. It was an amazing treatment. I think the more sessions I have with you, the more life enhancing it becomes. Can't thank you enough" June 2016
Ann from Colchester. "I contacted Petra with chronic backpain. The pain was so bad that I couldn't walk. I was either crawling around on all fours or hobbling around on crutches. I was taking three types of prescribed painkillers and the doctor refused morphine because he said it wouldn't touch the pain. Central Channel Release was like a miracle for me - it literally kick-started the healing process. Quite simply, I arrived at the treatment room on crutches and left without them! I take the occasional painkiller now, Lyrica, and have not looked back."
Julie from Wirral:
"I had been suicidal, suffering from fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, only
able to walk with a walking stick and unable to get out of the house much.
I nearly gave up.
As a last resort, I tried shiatsu shintai. During the treatment I
experienced a freedom in my body that I hadn't for over 20 years. I knew
then that the treatment regime would work for me. Six months later and
I am now able to go shopping occasionally, have started a course I had
been wanting to do for a long time and am beginning to live life in a way
that I thought had been lost to me forever.
The treatment is at times amazing, and at others, very subtle. I also feel
it is the quality of experience and intuition that Petra brings which
makes Shiatsu Shintai such a deep, fundamental healing on all levels.
I can't give a high enough recommendation."
Neil, Liverpool, Denmark & Spain
"Just wanted to say a big thank you for the wonderful treatment. Its so great to have a connection to this energy. I really feel it at a deep level. Once again feel like I have made some more shifts, feeling very grounded calm and connected to my longing."
"Thank you so much for the huge relief of the pain in my shoulder - just a bit of ache now . . . you are a star, thank you so much"
J.C. Wirral. " Thank you for lovely treatment yesterday. Slept well last night and woke up with no ache, movement is such that I can put my hair up without saying ouch! Hugs" July 2015