Reflexology practitioner and Yoga teacher.
Gabriele Avery – MAR ITEC VTCT FHT MATL CNHC
Gabriele joined the Full Circle Therapy Team in 2009 and was Project Lead for Training and Development as well as Lead reflexologist for Haematology, Bone Marrow Transplant and in Paediatric Medicine.
Gabriele trained as a Reflexologist (AOR) in 1998 with the Maureen Burgess School of Reflexology. She has also completed several specialist reflexology courses including GTR (Gentle Touch Reflexology), VTR (Vertical Reflexology), Precision Reflexology, ART (Advanced Reflexology Techniques), Chi Reflexology, and Maternity Reflexology. From 2008 till recently Gabriele ran her own school of yoga where she successfully developed a module-based training programme for teaching yoga and meditation. She has won awards for her work in the UK and abroad.
Since 2019 Gabriele has been working as a Soul Midwife providing compassionate end-of-life care after completing her training with the UK Soul Midwives’ School.
In early 2021 Gabriele moved to France and although she no longer works hands-on on the wards with our patients here in the UK, she continues to support the work of FCFT online with her presence on our Wellbeing Hub where she guides us through hand reflexology for self help, gentle and safe body stretches and her own developed synthesis of different relaxation techniques, a mix of mindfulness, meditation, visualisation, breathing techniques and the ‘Relaxation Response’, as developed and documented by the Harvard physician Dr Herbert Benson MD.
Gabriele says: “My work with Full Circle has been hugely rewarding over the many years. I feel privileged to have provided holistic treatments to patients, young and old, at St Georges Hospital and to have inducted many of our current therapists. I am honoured to be still associated with the charity and their high standards of professionalism and compassion.”