Tara Silverthorn


I first came to the cranial work during my dance training, when I was suffering from an injury to my lower back. Not only was I amazed by the way my pain was transformed, but I also felt strangely different after treatment, as though something deeper had changed. I always felt that the work was addressing so much more than the symptom I went in for.  

Years later, I qualified as a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist from the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust in London, under the tuition of Michael Kern, Katherine Ukleja, Tracy Evans and other inspiring tutors. I hold a Diploma in ‘Living Anatomy’, fully accredited by the Association of Physical and Natural Therapists (APNT) and a First Aid at Work certificate.


Additional to my craniosacral practice, I gained MA in Dance Performance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance in 2009 and continue to work professionally in the field of dance and choreography. My training and experience in movement underpins my understanding of the body in all its richness and wisdom. These enquiries inform my approach as a hands-on therapist.

Last year I assisted on the 'Living Anatomy' course at CTET. I engage in Continued Professional Development to enrich and deepen my practice and I receive regular supervision, which supports me to support my clients.

I am a registered member of the Craniosacral Therapy Association and fully adhere to their Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Continued Professional Development

  • Trauma Skills for Body Workers with Suvaco Hansen, Emma Gilmore & Katherine Ukleja (Sept. '19)

  • Formative Embodiment Introductory Talk, Dr. Jim Feil (Sept. '19)



"I was suffering from really bad anxiety and in my session with Tara my body felt like it fully relaxed for the first time in months. I came out feeling amazing and since then my anxiety has been easier to control." - I.W.L.


"Tara is a very kind, professional and intuitive practitioner. She made me feel completely safe and supported and talked me through any concerns l had. I got to explore a deeper level within myself and it really helped relieve tension in certain parts of my body. Tara is a natural healer and also a genuinely lovely person to be around, l would definitely recommend her to anyone who is interested in Cranio Sacral Therapy and experiencing a deep level of clarity, freedom and connection within yourself." -  C.E.


"Beyond personal attention, Tara creates a space that enables a deep experience. Her feedback is always resonant and reassuring. I come away from sessions feeling rested and revitalised in the days after." - C.A.


"Incredible experience and Tara is a very gentle and thorough practitioner. I will be going back!" - anon.


I'm delighted to share that I have recently co-authored a chapter with Dr. Naomi Lefebvre Sell and Lucille Teppa in the new Routledge Companion to Dance Studies, entitled Moving as a thought process: the practice of choreography and stillness. 

You can buy the book here. It's also available on Amazon.

Get in touch

Alma Vale Centre, 30 Alma Vale Rd, Clifton, Bristol, BS82HY