Gill Hattersley ( B.Ed. Dip.BSS, MRSS)
On returning to the UK, after working in Japan as an International School Headteacher & studying on a short course in Shiatsu, Gill trained at the British School of Shiatsu-Do in London. Ray Ridolfi, Suzanne Franzen , Liz Arundel & Hilary Totah being her most influential teachers. She graduated as a Shiatsu Practitioner in 1993.
After building up her initial practice in North London, Gill moved to North Essex & established a busy & successful Shiatsu clinic in Colchester and the surrounding area.
Originally a Primary School music teacher, Gill became a Shiatsu teacher in 1996 & subsequently gained her MRSS certificate. Her extensive Shiatsu clinical experience includes working with Drug & Alcohol & Eating Disorder support as well as the Youth Service Gill’s teaching approach is highly professional and relaxed, with fun & humour, as well as serious focus & study, playing important roles through the courses.
In 1997 she joined Elisabeth Redfearn & opened a BSS Essex Network School, working from the Trinity Centre for Natural Healing in Colchester. Having ‘out-grown’ the space at the Trinity Centre, the school is now situated in Birch Village – a delightfully rural setting 4 miles SE of Colchester. Gill is Head of Studies & runs successful Shiatsu Practitioner & post-graduate training courses there, as well as demonstrations, public clinics and practise classes.
Over the past 8 years, Gill’s biggest influence in developing her Shiatsu Practice has been Saul Goodman – International School of Shiatsu founder, & co-founder of the British School of Shiatsu-Do when it was established in London in 1983.
She has worked with Saul extensively, both in the UK & Europe & is currently teaching his Shiatsu Shin Tai to UK students & teachers. Gill has worked & trained with European Shiatsu teachers & Shiatsu Practitioners & is presently working with Char Scrivener – BSS London Head of Studies – to develop a Shiatsu Shin Tai training course & 3-Year Diploma Course in Ljubljana, Slovenia, with Jani Golobic, an experienced Shiatsu Practitioner.
Gill is continuing her self-development by working with Saul & Lynn Goodman & training BSS teachers in consolidating dynamic Shiatsu Shin Tai bodywork practices & courses. She is thoroughly committed to this work & continues to have a busy & thriving Shiatsu Practice in Colchester.