"From Artist to Neuroscientist": Guest Speaker Awakin with Linda Scotson

WHEN: February 13, 2020, 6:30pm
WHAT: Three days after his birth, Linda Scotson's son Doran was given a terrible prognosis. His back arched, his hands were fisted, his eyes crossed, he couldn't hear. She was told that he had severe athetoid cerebral palsy and severe bilateral hearing loss.  His doctors explained that he would never be able to sit, stand, walk independently or feed himself and was unlikely to have any form of speech.  She cradled her son in her arms, knowing in this case that love alone would not be enough.  Today, 41-year-old Doran (note: age has been updated) has an athletic body, runs half marathons, travels independently and is a talented artist, who continues to gain ability and skills.  Doran has achieved more than any physiotherapist or medical professional ever believed.  This incredible transformation has come about as a gradual and continuously rewarding process, led entirely by his incredible and committed mother, Linda.

What started as a journey to help her disabled son achieve his potential, has become a life-changing gift to thousands of people over nearly 25 years to improve their physical and mental well-being in scientifically-proven ways.  Through years of academic research, Linda developed the TST technique to directly strengthen the diaphragm using non-invasive, non-drug-based methods.  Applying light pressure on targeted parts of this incredibly important postural muscle help it to function more effectively.  In turn, this increases oxygen throughout the body, which stimulates a life-long, self-healing process.  People of all ages, who have practiced this TST technique, have experienced consistent improvements across a broad range of health conditions including anxiety, stress, sleep difficulties, poor posture, hypertension, joint pain, respiratory illnesses, depression, grief, heart conditions, digestion problems, asthma, vision issues, circulation problems, stamina and more.  It also has especially transformed the lives of thousands of children who suffer from all types of neurological conditions including cerebral palsy, autism/asd/add, epilepsy and other brain injuries.

Join us on Thursday, February 13th for a reflective gathering with Linda Scotson, who will be travelling all the way from East Grinstead to be with us.  Learn more about Linda's inspiring personal journey from artist to scientist, how she discovered the TST technique and what it does to support our health holistically.  At 74 years of age, Linda's energy and presence is incredibly inspiring and she continues to dedicate her life, working 7 days a week, to supporting others in improving their health.  We are deeply honoured to welcome her for this very special circle.

The plan for the evening is as follows...
  • 6:30pm - Sit in collective silence (For first-timers, this introduction on meditation may be helpful)
  • 7:30pm - Linda shares reflections and stories from her personal journey
  • 8:15pm - Q&A and circle of sharing with the group
  • 8:45pm - Home-cooked vegetarian dinner 
To join, simply RSVP below and we'll send you a follow-up email with the details.  We look forward to having you join us to share a contemplative space of reflection and plant seeds for co-creating more goodness in the world.

More About Linda's Journey and TST...

After transitioning from a career as an artist, Linda fully embraced her new life as a scientist, undertaking 20+ years of PhD research on the neuroscience of abnormal breathing, its adverse impact on the mind and body and how TST can transform this.  In 1996, she founded a charity, Advance Centre, to support children with neurological issues and she has since expanded her work to support thousands of people with a wide range of physical and mental health conditions. 

Her approach uses a technique she has developed through her years of academic research called TST (The Scotson Technique).  This light massage technique directly strengthens the diaphragm by applying gentle pressure on different points, which in turn increases the oxygenation of tissue and cells throughout the entire body and especially the brain.  We highly recommend reading this brief TST Leaflet, which clearly explains the role of the diaphragm in maintaining our health and how this technique works to strengthen it. 

You'll enjoy reading about Linda's journey in her own words and also watching this 2-minute video about her centre and her son's journey.               
WHERE:Pimlico, Central London
HOST:Trishna Shah