Bachelor Physiotherapy University of South Australia
Techniques Certified CranioSacral Therapist, Upledger Institute
Aware Parenting Instructor
Marte Meo Practitioner
Hand in Hand Parenting Instructor
Marion Method Mentor
PsychoSpiritual Parenting Mentor
SomatoEmotional Release 1 and 2 (CranioSacral Therapy)
CranioSacral Therapy for Paediatrics 1 and 2
CranioSacral Therapy and working with Chronic Depletion
Clinical Applications of CranioSacral Therapy CS2 and SER
CranioSacral Therapy for the Immune System
CranioSacral Therapy mentoring, level 1, with Erin Riley CST-D
Psychotherapy courses through Psychosynthesis South Australia:
Psychosynthesis - Discovering your Self
Psychosynthesis, Unit 2, Personal Integration, The Self
Psychosynthesis - Unit 3, The body
Psychosynthesis - Unit 6, Group Consciousness
Psychosynthesis, Unit 7, Transpersonal View of Growth 1
Psychosynthesis, Unit 8, Transpersonal View of Growth 2
Psychosynthesis, Unit 15, Claiming Your Life Myth, A Guide to Inner Wisdom
5 Years of training, courses and mentoring with Marion Rose, level 2 Aware Parenting Instructor and creator of the Marion Method.
Hi! I'm Shelley Clarke
A mum of 3 beautiful children. I help parents feel centred and families thrive through more joy, laughter and connection .
I specialise in CranioSacral Therapy (CST), Parent Education and Mentoring, and work with families to help parents foster deeper connections with their children.
Magic happens when we listen deeply and attune playfully.
I graduated from University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. That seems like a life time ago! I worked in various private practices, including a stint overseas in Canada (but I think I did more snowboarding than physio-ing!). When I returned home I spent a few years working at the Women's and Children's hospital here in Adelaide. I have always loved working with children.
In 2012 I became a Mother for the first time and my world changed. Like many, I experienced a huge awakening and transformation. I started my CranioSacral Therapy (CST) training in 2014 and for the first time in my working career felt like I had come home. I am deeply passionate about this beautiful modality and have been studying it ongoing since. I have seen the profound changes in my own children and family. I am constantly amazed by the power of human touch and connection.
In 2015 we welcomed our second child. A few years into our parenting journey with a toddler and baby, and it was safe to say I was struggling. I was exhausted, sleep deprived, trying to meet everyones needs (except my own) and really wondered if this was what parenting was meant to feel like. I needed help but felt completely alone and wondered how everyone else seemed to manage all the things.
I remember googling "Sleep Help" and came across Hand in Hand parenting. We did a course, implemented the tools and our family life started to shift. I started to shift. I felt more joy. Laughter returned. Behaviour changed (mine mostly, but kids as well). I went on to become an instructor in 2017 to deepen my understanding of the paradigm and tools.
In 2017 I also found Aware Parenting and started my work with Marion Rose. Having ongoing mentoring and support for my own emotional wellbeing has changed everything. We welcomed our third child in 2018 and I can honestly say that with the awareness and knowledge of all I had learnt it was a completely different experience. Understanding our children's needs, listening to feelings, looking past their behaviour to meet the underlying need and using play has made a huge difference in our family.
I became an Aware Parenting instructor in 2019 and continued my studies of parenting paradigms, trauma and human developmental psychology through Psychosynthesis training and with Marion Rose.
I started supporting parents with some of the tools and information I had gathered and for the second time in my working career it felt like I was exactly where I was meant to be. Working with parents and hearing the changes they experience warms my heart. I think about all the children that will have a different experience in this world with small (sometimes big) shifts in the way we parent.
In 2021, I became the first Marion Method mentor and Psychospiritual mentor and look forward to bringing more of this information and work into the world. If you would like some support with your parenting or a CranioSaral Therapy session I would love to walk along side you in any way I can.