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Wendy Van Nooten

In 2003, I obtained a degree in Physical Education (Sports Sciences) from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). Subsequently, I pursued studies in Osteopathy at the International Academy of Osteopathy (IAO) in Ghent. Since 2007, I have been practicing as an osteopath. Following my osteopathic training, I started assisting and later taught at various schools both domestically and internationally. 

 My specialization within osteopathy evolved towards the craniosacral domain. Craniosacral refers to the connection between the cranium (skull) and the sacrum (tailbone). It encompasses the nervous system, the stress axis, the spinal cord, and all structures and membranes connected to them. It is not isolated from the rest of the body but requires a specific approach. Subtle sensing and acting are essential to detect and address tensions within this realm. This subtlety in sensing and treating and the desire to understand these "layers" opened many other doors for me. 

In my treatments, I encourage a deeper connection with tissues, the subconscious, or emotions that may be suppressed or with which there is over-identification. 

I aim to discover what the body reflects at that moment and request the symptoms to translate, possibly expressing a movement or behavioral pattern. I try to let the body speak and seek to touch the life force connected to your essence. Sometimes there is protection/trauma/judgment. By recognizing these protective reactions and being able to stay present with what was once severed, the body can now release tensions on its own.

In practice, I address a wide variety of complaints. From headache complaints, chronic back pain, digestive problems, hyperventilation complaints, sleep problems, menstrual complaints, pregnancy aspirations, emotional issues, etc.

A craniosacral approach is highly suitable for complaints after whiplash, concussion, and residual injuries from acute trauma. 

I work well with colicky babies, babies with digestive issues, sleep problems, reflux, skin issues, etc.

I achieve positive results with growing children experiencing tensions and finding it difficult to express themselves, sometimes children with diagnoses of behavioral issues, ADD, ADHD, autism.