David Crean, Founder & Facilitator
How Body Resonance Began
The work of Body Resonance grew out of my own healing journey which began in the theatre where I worked as an actor and director. I went on to deeper personal discovery through psychotherapy and with spiritual teachers. I became fascinated with the connection between mind, body and spirit. I studied with chiropractors, doctors and healers from many walks of life.
I began to facilitate workshops and give individual sessions to a wide variety of people – therapists, children, business leaders, refugees and people in prisons.
The people who came to me as clients presented such a wide range of issues that I needed constantly to adapt and work according to the specific needs of the individual or group. Some people were simply feeling out of balance and were looking for something ‘more’ to life. Others had acute or chronic physical pain or illness, emotional distress, and often what I characterized as ‘life issues’.
The deeper I looked into the interactions between people within the workshops and sessions, the more I became aware of an encompassing field in which all this interaction occurs. I began to experience myself as a kind of tuning fork in this resonant field; hence the name Body Resonance.
Although I still work with individuals and offer workshops for people looking to experience themselves more fully, I now teach Body Resonance not only as an approach for therapists and health practitioners but also for those in other professions seeking greater ease and effectiveness in their work.
Body Resonance has further developed, going beyond the health and body of the individual into the ‘health’ and ‘body’ of any organization or group of people working together.
Some Biographical Details
Actor and director in theatre, television and film – leading roles in London’s West End and the Royal National Theatre, working with Arthur Miller and David Mamet
Narrated television documentaries and radio plays for BBC and National Geographic
Studied and taught Alexander, Laban and Feldenkrais movement systems
Cranial-sacral body worker
Extensive training with voice and singing teachers in England and the US.
Taught voice production and public speaking to people from a wide variety of language and cultural backgrounds
Involved in a number of volunteer organizations including the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, Louisiana Himalaya Association, Dharamsala, and community outreach progammes for children
Speaking engagements include at the following conferences:
“Client-Practitioner Narrative: Moving from Empathy to Compassion” at the Narrative Medicine conference in Lisbon, 2015: “Narrative and Medicine: Caring for the Future”
Abstract PDF (200Kb)
“Awareness and Self-Empowerment as Important Healing Factors“ at the Patient-Physician Congress of the Society for Biological Cancer Defense in Heidelberg, 2017 (Patienten-Arzt-Kongress der Gesellschaft für Biologische Krebsabwehr)
Abstract PDF (183Kb)
Participated in: “ReVisioning Medicine Council” Los Angeles 2016