Testimonials

 

“I have suffered from anxiety and depression for most of my life”

I simply cannot recommend Michelle highly enough. The Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy she provides is an amazing modality and journey to health.

I have suffered from anxiety and depression for most, if not all of my life. This took its toll on my health, and after a severe viral infection I picked up in Thailand, my immune system shut down. A few months later I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. I suffered with severe fatigue, chronic viral symptoms, insomnia, anxiety, depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), systemic oedema, hives, persistent premenstrual symptoms, night sweats and severe menstrual pain, as well as endometriosis and ovarian cysts. I was also diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis a few years later – having small lesions on my brain. All this despite leading a healthy lifestyle. It was devastating and frustrating to say the least. Every single day for 13 years was full of pain for me and keeping down a job/life was very difficult.

In the 13 years between my diagnosis and meeting Michelle I had tried every modality, diet, therapy I could in an effort to regain my health. I even studied to become a Naturopath in the hope I could fix myself. Some things helped, some didn’t. Some helped only temporarily, but I never felt well and my pain barely reduced. I had spent thousands of dollars and felt defeated.

I was given Michelle’s name from a friend, and have been seeing her weekly (sometimes twice weekly) for the past year. Within three months of seeing her my menstrual pain had stopped, my IBS and gut problems disappeared, and within six months my anxiety, depression, and insomnia had all gone. It felt like the intense grief  I was walking around with had left my body. I felt more settled, centred and happy within myself. In the last six months I’ve felt less pain in my body and continue to gain more energy. I have not had any night sweats, fatigue, viral symptoms, anxiety or depression in over six months. I am ecstatic at the results!

Michelle is gentle, kind and caring. She creates a safe and comfortable space for healing. For anyone who suffers from any kind of pain – I implore you to see Michelle and let her help you regain your health.

Tracy Bentick

 

“Significant injury and associated trauma”

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy supports your body to heal itself. I had significant injury and associated trauma. Biodynamic Cranial work guided me in locating the precise source of pain, helped me to understand and draw healing resources to the areas of injury. Michelle has an incredible way of connecting and being in touch with my body, my emotions and a myriad of my combined needs. Between her connecting and the strength of the work, craniosacral guidance supported me in mapping my own body, almost like an MRI. It helped me to consciously connect with problem areas in my body and release blockages and intense emotional traumas related to the injury. Connecting at such a deep level was powerful and helped me not only to heal during the sessions but also to understand my body’s needs better and rehabilitate in other modalities more appropriately.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy supports your body to heal itself, helps your body to balance itself and allows for amazing soothing of your whole system. Michelle is incredible in her ability to guide powerful releases, helping you to gently, supported and in your own time reconnect with areas and incidents of trauma, and move past them, releasing the blockages of past issues. Cranial work helps your body, mind, emotions and spirit become a whole functioning unit once more.

Tamar Cordover-Pritchard

 

“Vibrations, pain and lethargy”

I was referred to Michelle Driscoll for Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. I was experiencing constant vibrations through my body as well as pain and lethargy, amongst other symptoms. Michelle took a thorough history and was able to explain the aetiology behind my symptoms. Michelle’s reasoning made sense to me and I started to trust her judgement. During my craniosacral sessions I noticed that my body’s nervous system would calm down as a direct result of Michelle’s technique. It is a subtle process of feeling minor shifts in the body that make a big difference. At the end of each session I found I was experiencing little or no pain, nor the vibrations. Over more sessions I found the effects accumulative, that is, I was becoming symptom free over several hours at a time. I am finding that I am having more better days than not and am confident I am on the road to a full recovery.

C I Black

 

“Physical and psychological state in tatters”

In December 2011, I had an ablation for the correction of Atrial Fibrillation, which in lay terms is a minor procedure carried out by inserting a catheter into an artery up to my heart and treating nodes in my atrium with radio waves to stop an irregular heartbeat.

Unfortunately, for me I ended up with a Cardiac Tapenade (a burn trauma to the heart or hole through the heart). Following nineteen visits to hospital most of which were admissions to ICU cardiac unit, my physical and psychological state were in tatters.

Through all of this, I have ended up with an autoimmune disorder called Dressler Syndrome.

My immune system thinks my pericardium is a foreign body and attacks it, which I can tell you are not pretty and extremely painful.

I was seeing Michelle sporadically through the early stages of my sickness, which did help. Eventually I got myself into quite a state, I wasn’t sure whether I was going to survive this disgusting sickness. I was regularly in extreme pain, the critical care that I was getting in hospital was taking its toll with the constant invasions on my body, the drugs, the tests, being woken up from sleep every couple of hours for days on end, the months of just being able to sit and nothing else, the mental torture and so on. Anyway, I will not bat on any more about that. Michelle suggested that we crank up the visits to once a week every week, which I did. After a few weeks, I started to feel a general feeling of complete wellness come over me. This at first was broken by hospital admissions regularly put me back to square one. Michelle’s persistence and my willingness to believe saw me improve rapidly over a period of about eight weeks to date. It is now eight weeks since I have been admitted to hospital, I feel confident that I will not be going back for any emergencies. My body and my mind feel very well and balanced. I am now in a state that I never in my wildest dreams I thought I would be in. The original procedure did not work and I need to go back to Sydney for a second go at the ablation, I am very nervous about it which I think is only natural but the intense therapy and persistence by Michelle has put me in a state where I feel as comfortable and ready for the procedure as I’ll ever be. While the ablation hopefully will work it will only fix my Atrial Fibrillation. The autoimmune disorder will still be with me even after the procedure and am on medication for it but we will work on it and I really believe it can be remedied through Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy delivered by a wonderful woman, Michelle. Ill keep you posted.

Greg Spencer

 

“Fix my balance”

When I came to Michelle I wanted her to help fix my balance.  A disease had taken out my sense of balance and I had only just relearned how to stand on one leg again after three years. Within six weeks of seeing Michelle I was running again. I was also mentally prepared to go back to university and undertake a masters degree, something I would never have conceived of even two months beforehand.

The sessions have helped me in ways I wasn’t even looking for.

Patricia Gray
Public Servant

 

“Unbearable lower back pain”

In 2000 I needed to seek treatment for ongoing, unbearable lower back pain.
It turned out that I had significant damage and degeneration of tissue in a couple of spots in my lower back (thanks to fanatical squash playing in earlier years) and in fact was told by one specialist that, at 46 years of age I had the back of a 75 year old. Not great news!
The idea of needing to use medications did not appeal at all, and anyway I soon discovered that strong pain killers were of no use other than making me feel nauseous. Hence began my quest for solutions.
My GP at the time would tell me that I must have surgery- far out, not likely! I concentrated firstly on developing my lower abdominal core strength to support my back.
This certainly helps enormously but I would still experience pain every day, at varying levels; and on average, once a year, would collapse in heap for several days with little mobility. Chiropractic treatments didn’t really help but I did persist for a couple of years.
Acupuncture I think helped a little, but Osteopathic treatments became my lifeline. I began to have regular and often frequent deep tissue massages, and for 8 years I believed that this was all I could really do, until this year when I finally became acquainted with Craniosacral Therapy. WOW is all I can say! After several months not being able to achieve my normal, relative relief from discomfort through massage, I commenced Craniosacral treatments with Michelle. I very quickly responded to Michelle’s ‘magic hands’ and began to feel terrific almost immediately. If you are reading this, and have even the mildest notion of exploring Craniosacral Therapy for whatever reason, I implore you to follow through. Keep your mind open and I believe that you will be very pleased with the resulting health improvements.

Janeen D
Administrator

 

“Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy for physical pain 24/7”

When I first went to see Michelle for Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy I was in physical pain 24/7, had developed serious anxiety and sleeping problems, my immune system was not functioning and my nervous system was in complete disarray.
I am only 28 years old but I felt 100.
My condition had forced me to stop work and university studies.
I had stopped going out of the house and I had moved interstate to live with my parents, as I was not able to cope mentally, physically or financially.
I could hardly walk or do everyday activities like shower, brush my hair, cook or clean.
I had spent the previous six months seeking numerous ‘alternative’ and mainstream therapies.
‘Modern’ medicine had not been able to provide me with any answers, only drugs with terrible side effects.
My life had become what I can only describe as a never ending nightmare.
These are some of the medical conditions that I was told I had; Anxiety, Insomnia, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Neuropathic Pain, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Pain, Fight or Flight Syndrome & Fybromialgia.
Michelle was able to help me on a number of levels. At the time I did not have a support system, my family situation was unstable and my condition was putting a great deal of stress on my family.
Michelle provided me with someone to talk to, someone that I trusted and that listened to me. This was massive as I had become extremely disheartened and mistrusting.
The Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy itself worked for me on a number of levels. First & foremost it helped slow down my nervous system, this was very beneficial as my body had been in a state of shock & fight or flight for a very long time. This had positive effects on my anxiety and immune system and I was able to sleep better.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy helped to slowly peel away the ’emotional layers’ and bring understanding and healing to repressed emotions and traumatic past experiences, all in a safe and supportive environment.
As the emotional healing took place the physical pain began to ease. I am now doing volunteer work and will commence an internship next week.
I am not pain free yet, however I expect to be in the future and am starting to rebuild my life, to go out with friends, look for part-time work and I plan to move out of my parents’ house within the next 3 months. Michelle and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy have given me back quality of life, where there was absolutely none. I have seen Craniosacral Therapy work with my own eyes and would recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone and everyone experiencing minor conditions to severe conditions.

Chantel Johnston
Student

 

“Meeting Michelle changed my life!”

When I first met Michelle, I was suffering so badly from PTSD, anxiety and depression that I could barely leave my bedroom. I had tried working with psychologists but found it too stressful, and not wanting to take medicine, I had given up on finding help.
Meeting Michelle changed my life. From day one she has been extremely patient, kind, supportive and understanding, and helped me get back on my feet at my own pace. I am so grateful for the support I have received from Michelle and the craniosacral therapy. With her support I have finally been able to go to movies, restaurants, on trips to the coast, and even to the busy CBD’s of Sydney and Melbourne – things which would have been unimaginable before for a girl who could not even walk to her mailbox without panicking. Just this month, I have started learning to drive again and have had a fun trip to the mall after avoiding it since 2007. I have also been able to comfortably meet up with friends who I have not seen in almost five years. I have also found the craniosacral therapy to help with my insomnia, as I can now relax much easier than before. I can’t describe how happy I am with the results. I urge anyone suffering with anxiety to try this therapy and stick to it for at least a year. It has not only helped me , but my whole family, who were overwhelmed with my condition and are now so much happier and more relaxed from seeing me improve and begin to find independence again. I can’t put a price on how good it feels to have my life back. Thank you Michelle for everything you’ve done for me!!:) I will always be grateful for your amazing support.

M R

 

“I greatly recommend Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy to anyone.”

I greatly recommend Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy to anyone.
Here’s a snapshot of my awesome experience:
* I have Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and tried everything and anything to help reduce, or better still, rid my pain, both physical and mental.* The damage to my nervous system created such incredible pain, that I would have sold my Mother to alleviate.
* Lucky for me, (and my Mum) I contacted Michelle Driscoll, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist.
* After the VERY FIRST visit I felt sensations in my body that I hadn’t felt for a long time. After a few more sessions, I learnt how to listen to my body rhythms to create calmness.
* Every session was different and with Michelle’s gentle support I was able to address and resolve issues.
* I found that Michelle provided a supportive, caring, nurturing and safe environment, as she compassionately helped guide me to heal myself. 

I am ridiculously pleased with the results.

Irene Elliott
Public Servant

 

“After a few sessions with Michelle, the symptoms dramatically improved.”

After many seasons suffering with sinusitis, I decided to try Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy.
I was amazed that only after a few sessions with Michelle, the symptoms dramatically improved.
With Michelle’s understanding, experience and expertise, I was also able to ‘unlock’ many years of accumulated tension in my jaw, neck, shoulders, lower back and hips.
A gifted practitioner, Michelle guided me through a healing process that enabled me to rediscover flexibility and release negative emotions that had trapped me in the past for way too long.

Susie Prest 
Public Servant

 

“I can really feel my body working and resolving misalignment in my spine.” 

I have suffered from chronic back pain for many years.
In mid 2008 I decided that I would add an alternative approach to my treatment program.
By chance, I discovered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (from one of Michelle’s brochures) and, after some investigation decided to give it a try.
I have been very pleased with the experience and the outcome.
Michelle facilitates each session and explains each step.
I can really feel my body working and resolving misalignment in my spine.
Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy has proven to be safe and effective in helping to manage my back pain.
I am more than happy to recommend both Michelle as a caring and knowledgeable therapist, and BCST as a therapy that works for me.

Ron Fisher 
Public Servant

 

“This Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is amazing !! “

I would recommend anyone with Post Traumatic Stress to see Michelle, her compassion, understanding and wonderful therapy leaves me on cloud nine and helps strengthen me both mentally and physically.
This Biodynamic craniosacral therapy is amazing !!
Thanks Michelle.

Jon Stroud
Retired Police Officer

 

“I am so grateful to Michelle and wholeheartedly recommend her work.”

I sought a massage and found Michelle who has so much more to give.
I had ground to a halt – physically and mentally exhausted – and sought some measure of relief.
Michelle is tremendously gifted and through her Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy sessions she has gently guided me back to myself.
She expertly allowed me to observe and acknowledge.
Through this process I am healing the stresses and transforming as a person.
I am so grateful to Michelle and wholeheartedly recommend her work.

Megan Black
Business Owner

 

“Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is not well known but extremely effective.” 

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is not well known but extremely effective.
I do not fully understand the science behind it but that is irrelevant.
What does matter is that it has given me a quality of life that I have not experienced in a long time, due to chronic lower back pain.

Chris Brett 
Labourer

 

“Thank you so much Michelle.”

After several painful trips to the osteopath, which gave no relief to my very sore back, I had a biodynamic craniosacral session with Michelle Driscoll.
To my astonishment, this single session gave me huge relief.
My pain completely eased and flexibility was restored – and all by such a gentle method!
Thank you so much Michelle.

Suzannah Salojarvi
student/mother

 

“I am so grateful to have discovered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy”

I am so grateful to have discovered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and wish that I had found this modality a long time ago.
I originally attended Michelle Driscoll’s practice for pain in my shoulder and neck as a result of an injury.
Typically my approach was on a single symptom basis.
Very quickly I found that Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy addressed a wider range of symptoms that had also been bothering me.
All my life I have suffered severe headache including regular migraines.
Miraculously I have not experienced a single headache since my first appointment with Michelle, more than three months ago.
I feel I am working in partnership with Michelle to ‘unwind’ years of stress.
Each appointment has brought a sense that my body and mind are being integrated to allow healing to happen.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy really works for me and without compromising my general health.
So I am happy to make the investment in myself, and to recommend an appointment with Michelle, for anyone with constant pain.

Elaine Young 
Retired

 

“The pain eased after the first treatment and resolved completely after a couple of sessions.”

I consulted Michelle for constant pain in my shoulder.
The pain eased after the first treatment and resolved completely after a couple of sessions.
An unexpected bonus was a greatly decreased level of back pain of many years standing.
I also experienced a heightened level of self awareness – an unexpected but welcome feeling.

Kerry Underwood 
Retired

 

“Michelle Driscoll changed my life!” 

Michelle Driscoll changed my life!
When my horse was recovering from a fractured skull it was recommended she be treated with craniosacral therapy.
I was unable to locate anyone in Canberra that provided this service for horses, but Michelle was prepared to give it a go.
After 3 sessions my lethargic, sad mare was back to her old self.
I was amazed and decided to give it a go myself.
I had suffered from headaches for most of my life.
Their severity varied from dull and constant to debilitating migraines.
I lived with the constant fear that the slightest trigger could bring on some form of headache.
After the first session it felt like my head, neck and shoulders had been released from a brace.
After three sessions I could move freely and turn my head side to side and up and down without the grating crunch that usually accompanied such moves.
And I stopped getting headaches! Years of enduring chiropractors did not achieve what Michelle did in about 4 weeks I owe Michelle so much.
I now appreciate life instead of waking up every morning wondering how much pain I am going to be in.

Wendy Bushell
Public Servant