Deirdre Mackesy continues to be innovative and progressive despite the downturn!!.
The fruits of her work are many. Her energy and vision is astounding!
Deirdre set up her first clinic in1997, practising Acupuncture Homoeopathy and Chinese Herbal medicine. Hugely enterprising she set up The Robin Hill Clinic in 2005 and in 2006 set up The Cork Natural Fertility Clinic the first and only multi-disciplinary Fertility Clinic in the country. Patients travel from far and wide to realize their dream of becoming parents and to date there are many babies born because of Deirdre and her team of highly skilled therapists who tend to their patients with a totally empathetic, sincere, selfless and caring manner. Robin Hill has received many accolades over the years and was nominated as one of Corks Friendliest businesses!
Originally qualifying as a nurse, Deirdre worked in A&E, hospice care, medicine and general surgery. She then spent 2 years with GOAL in Africa working in a leper colony in a slum area outside Khartoum and also in Darfour with victims of famine and war. In Africa she first came across complementary methods of healing.
Following this time Deirdre has studied many areas of holistic and complementary medicine including: Reflexology, Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Massage, Reiki, Ear Candling, Tuina, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Homoeopathy. She has also gained valuable experience studying pharmacology and anatomy & physiology whilst working in the pharmaceutical industry for 9 years. Altogether she has spent 32 years in the caring profession. Having studied in China, London, Cork, Dublin, India and Sri Lanka. Deirdre is totally dedicated to healing the sick and infirmed.
In Nov 1997 Deirdre made her debut on Irish Television launching "Homoeopuncture" onto the Irish market. Homoeopuncture is the marriage of acupuncture and homoeopathy. Sterile acupuncture needles are soaked in sterile water impregnated with the homoeopathic remedy. These are inserted into the acupuncture points. This has profound results for example in conditions such as frozen shoulder and tennis elbow. Deirdre has had many papers published and has done many radio interviews.
Robin Hill Clinic is set in a very special Victorian building and is a true haven of healing and relaxation. Robin Hill has 2 accommodation options where people can hide away from life and have luxurious extremely affordable SPA, beauty treatments or start a journey of healing.
Deirdre devised a multi faceted approach to chronic illness utilising a multi discip;inary treatment approach and is proving with time, to be extremely effective in alleviating and indeed "curing" many long-term inveterate conditions. The clinic houses more than 18 practitioners of various disciplines and it has an excellent reputation.
2012 saw Deirdre researched and developed The Homoeopathic Breast Cream, which she hopes to expand on a larger scale in the near future.
This year so far in 2013, Deirdre has lauched a three month programme for couples embarking on the journey to parenthood with The Pre conception Care clinic.
Tracy works as a Phychotherapist / Counsellor, previously in a GP practice and has extensive experience in her own current private practice. Her approach is humanistic, client centered and holistic. She offers a listening supportive confidential environment to all her clients.At times we may need someone to turn to when life becomes unmanageble. Family and friends can ofthen be to close or to far removed from the issue to offer objective support. Her approach is to bridge the gap for you so you may tease out difficulties that may prevent you from living the life you deserve. Tracy endeavours to provide impartial, warm, caring support in a safe environment.She has worked professionally with many clients and also as a group facilatitor in the areas of confidence, stress management and self esteem issues.
Tracy's areas of work are as follows:
I am one of only a few therapists in Ireland and the UK to have trained in the USA with world renowned Master Hypnotist and Trainer, Calvin D Banyan. I have been certified by Mr Banyan in 5 PATH Advanced Transformational Hypnosis and as a teacher of 7th Path Self-Hypnosis.
I came to alternative therapies and hypnosis in particular as a result of suffering very badly from arthritis in the mid 1980s. I had extreme pain, difficulty in walking and was facing the possibility that this could last forever. My consultant confirmed as much saying that it was probably here to stay. Added to that there were lots of blood tests and though I didn't have any obvious fear of needles, nevertheless I fainted nearly every time I had one.
Looking back at that time, all I can remember were questions about diet; how much alcohol I was consuming; did I smoke? Never, I repeat NEVER, did anyone ask how I was doing in my life; how I was faring emotionally; if there could be anything going on in my life psychologically. Looking back now I'm truly amazed at how mechanical and tunnel-visioned the whole process was.
I focus mainly on therapies dealing with our subconscious such as Hypnotherapy, NLP and Time Line Therapy, though I also offer sessions and teaching for Access Consciousness Bars.
I offer sessions in smoking cessation, fertility and painless childbirth, removal of fears and phobias especially around needles and dentists, and other general hypnosis work.
In hypnosis we have a saying:
Anything that stress makes worse - Hypnosis makes better!
Tonia is a Chilean born in France. She has spent over twenty years training and practising various health methods.
She seeks always the body’s own ability to heal itself and through her practice enables the clients, be they children or adults, to become responsible for their own health. She has trained in many countries such as France, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, USA, Japan, England and Spain to improve her skills and understanding of the body, including acupuncture, voice work, movement, craniosacral, rebirthing, communication facilitation or speech impediment, emotional freedom techniques for psychological stress release and energy/body work.
It is through her life experience and training that Tonia will receive a person and address their needs. As a kinesiologist, she uses the muscles of the body to discover and correct underlying problems within a person’s being. She is able to detect the root causes of stress and helps the body to discover it’s own healing process.
All the techniques Tonia uses are natural, gentle, holistic and completely safe, based on the principle that the body knows what methods are needed. She has special interest in working with children or adults who suffer from stress and learning difficulty and/or special needs. In 1992, she created the brain/body integration (BBI) through movement workshops inspired by Braingym used in Kinesiology. She has brought BBI into schools and continues to work with children in their school environment.
In January 2008 she taught a small group of teachers and remedial teachers in Dungourney who are now using the exercises successfully with children in classes.
She works with people of all ages, including babies, young children with speech delay, autistic children and children with emotional problems. In addition, she regularly gives BBI workshops for children or adults.
She also gives talks and would be delighted to travel to your area if you wish to know more about Kinesiology, BBI, Brain Booster and Natural Steps (movement awareness workshop).
About Tonia and her training in Movement
Tonia Briones, multi-disciplined Complementary Health therapist, has for the last 20 years brought to the youth: Brain Body Integration(BBI) for the primary school student, and is now bringing Brain Booster for teenagers who are under huge levels of Stress for their final exams.
Tonia has also in the past taught to adults these exercises to help them with their concentration, coordination, memory and learn the basics of relaxation through breathing exercises.
These classes are usually taught on a weekly basis so that they can become a regular routine – thereby enabling the nervous system to build gradually. Tonia has just finished teaching 8 weeks of BBI classes in Carrigaline Yoga Zone Studio and in the primary school in Monkstown, for 1st to 4th class primary school youth.
Brain Body Integration or BBI
In 1991, Tonia was inspired by Brain Gym exercises taught in her Kinesiology training in the USA, Brussels and France.
She then developed her own application of the Brain gym exercises and broadened her understanding of these powerful right brain/ left brain opposite movement techniques. These became the BBI and Brain Booster methodology.
She has also developed a more playful and creative environment for the younger group to develop and experience. Playing with Rhythm, painting, dressing up, cross lateral moves and tricky jigsaws are some of the tools Tonia has developed in the BBI classes aiming to help the primary students develop their imagination and ambidextrous abilities.
Brain Booster is an Adapted version of BBI for the older students.
The same cross lateral moves are covered, postures to release tension held in different body parts, some art work to stimulate right and left side of the brain. Relaxation and visualisation in order to calm the mind are some of the tools covered in that workshop. The use of EFT( emotional freedom technique) in order to address some of the stressful thoughts that accompany exams. The students also gain an educational insight into health facts about diet and how stress if not addressed can impact on our health.
In 2000 she then pursued further training to enrich her understanding of movement with a totally different discipline called “Amerta movement”, created by Master Prapto from Indonesia . Tonia went to train with the founder of “Amerta movement” and took further training in the UK with a student of Prapto: Dr.Sandra Reeve who studied Amerta movement in depth and called her variation of this practice “Moving into life”.
Tonia has trained with Sandra and Prapto to become a facilitator in the practice of “Amerta movement” and “Moving into life” and all students when qualified had to name what their teaching and application would be called.
Now qualified to teach this free style movement Tonia has called it: Natural Steps.
I am an accredited life coach and holistic practitioner. I certified in Ayurveda body work (while in India), energy processes, professional cookery and life coaching. I specialise in the release of emotional blocks, mindset work and restricting or reoccurring patterns.
Combining the holistic approach of mind, body and soul with the forward thinking of wellness coaching, allows you to shine a brighter light on your authentic self and make changes to the parts of your life that you feel restricted in.
I have experience in assisting with:
Each person is completely unique and the process goes as deep as you are comfortable with. These sessions are transformational and intriguing as you really get to meet yourself during this process and create what your heart desires most for you.
Susan O’Leary has 24 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
In 2004 she relocated to Cork. Having experienced the benefits of Colonic Hydrotherapy herself, she decided to train as a colonic hydro therapist. Susan has worked in many clinics throughout Ireland and draws of her vast experience to deliver a personalised and professional service, including Colonic Hydrotherapy and nutritional advice. Susan loves her job and enthused by the feedback that has and continues to be fantastic. Many people have indicated that colonic hydrotherapy has given them many benefits including stress relief, increased energy, and reduced bloating, improved skin condition, weight loss, useful in the treatment of constipation, IBS, headaches and many more conditions.
If you have any questions regarding this treatment, how it is carried out or the benefits of it please contact Susan at the clinic. She will be happy to answer any of your questions.