Lesley Downie

Craniosacral Therapy, Holistic Healing with Babies & Families, Birth & Early Life Re-patterning

Lesley Downie




Phone  01309  691671
Field of Dreams, The Park, Findhorn IV36 3TA



Before coming to Findhorn, I worked as a holistic health practitioner from 1990 to 2006, initially offering Therapeutic Massage in Glasgow and later as a Humanistic Counsellor and Craniosacral Practitioner running a private practice in South West Scotland and in Edinburgh.  Having raised my own children, and received much therapeutic help to heal my own infant trauma,  I focussed on the importance of early life and began working with babies, children and families in 1998.



454 Field of Dreams, Findhorn, Forres, Moray.

I also can offer home visits for newborn infants and their mothers, and for those who are frail or of limited mobility.



Appointments are privately arranged at mutually agreeable times.



Somatic Trauma Therapy with Babette Rothschild

Infant movement Development with Linda Hartley

Pre and Perinatal Regression and Re-Patterning with Barbara Carruthers

Working with Mothers, Babies, and Small Children : various trainings with William Emerson, Al Pelowski, Ged Sumner, Clare Dolby

Paediatric Craniosacral Therapy with Matthew Appleton and Jenni Meyer.

I have also trained as a Focussing Teacher with Rob Foxcroft, and in Authentic Movement with Fran Lavandel.

2018 – I have just completed an experiential professional development training called Templates of Embodiment, exploring the beginning of life from the journey of egg and sperm to conception and implantation.



1989- 90 Diploma in Therapeutic Massage, College of Holistic Medicine, Glasgow.

1994-96 Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and Therapy,  Heronsfield PPD, Glasgow

1997-98 Diploma in Craniosacral Therapy, Craniosacral Practitioner Training, Edinburgh

2009-10   Diploma in Energetic and Cellular Healing with Tjitze de Jong, Forres

2013-14   Diploma in Paediatric Craniosacral Therapy, Conscious Embodiment Training,  Bristol



1  hour session, £55-£35 on an income related sliding scale.

Home visits incur an additional travel fee depending on location.



My way of working is holistic and respects the intelligence of the body-mind.

Craniosacral treatment supports the body’s own power to heal itself. Grounded in knowledge of anatomy,  Craniosacral therapy works through fluids, membranes, bones and organs as well as with the subtle energies of the body. This gently healing work is effective for a wide range of conditions and is safe for all ages,  newborn babies to the elderly.

Energetic Healing can remove energy blocks and rebalance the human energy field, thus supporting the holistic healing of body, mind and emotions. I teach techniques to deepen body awareness, to nurture self-confidence and compassion for the conflicting aspects of the self, and to support the healing of trauma.

I have a special interest in preventing and healing prenatal, birth and infant trauma. In this field I offer craniosacral treatment, somatic trauma therapy, birth and developmental movement re-patterning, dialoguing and inner child work, birth games and energy work, to support the safe and gentle resolution of early trauma.

Through the website ww.avoiceforbabies.co.uk and my book ‘Nourishing the Roots of Love’ I offer information and support for expectant mothers, new and potential parents, midwives and practitioners, in the field of fertility, pregnancy, birth, bonding and emotional health from the beginning of life.

By offering babies the support they need to resolve early difficulties,  we free them to reach their full potential.

By helping babies to heal we can help to heal the world.

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