A bone-setting hypnotist with a penchant for dancing, contact sports, beads and paper crafting.
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Pauline Dickson, Registered Osteopath, has over 18 years experience as a complementary therapy practitioner. Having managed a busy natural health clinic and seen first hand the benefits patients gained from visiting a complementary therapist, Pauline decided to commit to a path of studying this exciting area of healthcare. She now has many diplomas and also a BSc. (Hons) in Osteopathic Medicine. As well as seeing private clients in various clinics, Pauline also co-ordinates a team of other practitioners who work throughout South London and Surrey for her company Pivotal Health Solutions.
Pauline is proud of her Scottish heritage; she comes from Ayr on the beautiful West Coast. She goes back to ‘recharge her soul’ as often as possible but has now become accustomed to the milder climate of Surrey where she lives with her family. The photograph on the right is of a sunset over Greenan Castle by the beach where Pauline grew up in Scotland. It is by Andy Gill (Pauline is a fan of his work), who has a wonderful collection of his photo’s available for sale which can be found at www.andygillphotography.com
Pauline has not lost her Celtic charm and her soft, lilting accent is perfectly suited to her work as a Clinical Hypnotherapist. Pauline works with many people to help change old, unwanted behaviours for new positive ones, empowering them to move forward and flourish. She combines many effective therapies including Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Life Coaching and Meridian Based Techniques based on ancient acupunture points to offer the perfect blend for each individual person.
A woman of many talents, Pauline trained as a boxer and found herself as the main spokesperson for women’s boxing in this country in the 90’s. As a qualified fitness instructor she worked in a professional boxing gym in South London. Committed to learning the “sweet science” Pauline spent years learning the craft and went on to coach boxing and promote events. She took part in countless TV and radio programmes as well as contributing to many newspaper and magazine articles. Frustrated by the myths surrounding women and boxing, she spent years working with specialists in the medical world to set the record straight.
Alongside these activities Pauline continued to work as a consultant in sales and marketing. Having worked in fields as diverse as; travel and tourism, recruitment, events management, arts production and marketing Pauline has a good depth of business experience. She has worked providing staff development training to businesses over the years and has now developed a new range of services especially tailored for the corporate market.
So what does Pauline do when she is not working? She particularly loves dancing and always has. When at one time you would find her in the depths of East London in a warehouse by the bass bins, these days instead of clubbing she is more likely to be found doing a West Coast Swing or Blues class. Pauline travels throughout London to all sorts of dance venues, from modern jive like Ceroc to swing dancing at places like Hula Boogie, whenever she has the time. She has now started to help promote Hollywood Boogie and their monthly vintage dance events and plans on pursuing new styles of dancing this year including Blues, West Coast Swing and getting back to basics with Lindy to renew and improve her skills.
A new addition to Pauline’s dancing buddies is her eldest daughter Alana who has taken to it like a duck to water and goes with her Mum whenever she can. Being a clarinet player she has always loved swing and jazz music, she now loves dancing to it and sifting the charity shops to find the vintage look to go with it.
Her love of dancing and her interest in healthcare have provided the opportunity for Pauline to work at various dance weekenders as a therapist. This is something she thoroughly enjoys, as she is able to understand the dynamics involved in dance and work with her clients to improve their health and fitness. You can find Pauline offering her unique brand of therapies at most Ceroc Escape events and MJRoc’s Warmwell. Whether you want a rejuvenating session, want to treat an injury or simply relax in expert hands, you will benefit greatly from the treatment.
Pauline still enjoys contact sport and goes to watch whenever she can. These days she watches more Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) than boxing and often ponders how much she would have liked to try cage fighting. She tries never to miss a UFC event on TV and is looking forward to the next live show in the UK. Pauline’s favourite fighter is George St Pierre although she also likes Wanderlei Silva and the legendary Randy Couture.
To relax Pauline enjoys being creative and likes paper crafting. From working with paper it led to her interest in scrapbooking and making mini books. This has allowed her to combine her love of photos, with an interest in genealogy and has provided her with a creative outlet, through making journals and recording her family history for future generations. Other interests include collecting art glass silver core beads for her ever-growing Troll bracelet collection.
Being a proud mum to two girls keeps Pauline on her toes. She enjoys encouraging them to explore and learn about the arts and music. Family trips include visiting National Trust properties, art galleries, theatre shows and festivals.