About Caduceus Practice

Caduceus Integral Health Patterning Practice

The Caduceus is an ancient symbol of transformation and healing and is found in all cultures of the world. It is a symbol of balance and therefore peace. It is a representation of the ultrasonic core, the nucleus of the subtle energy fields of the body. All energy fields of the body are emanations radiating from this potent fulcrum. ‘Man know thyself’ is the message contained in this symbol. Human and environmental energy fields are integral with one another.

The Practice is in Newlands, Cape Town

About Clare Linder

Trained as a General Nurse at St. George’s Hospital, London. Followed by training in Midwifery at Mowbray Maternity Hospital, Cape Town and in Psychiatric Nursing at Valkenberg Hospital, Cape Town.

After marriage and three children and the death of her husband eleven years later she moved to the UK where over the following twelve years she trained further in Therapeutic Touch, Polarity Therapy, psychotherapy, Trauma Therapy, dying and bereavement and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and attended many workshops and interesting conferences. She returned to Cape Town in 2003.

Therapy Room

The light-filled, comfortable and safe therapy room flows out to the tranquil garden, forming a Sacred Space in which all life is revered. The flowering plants, shrubs and trees are organically nurtured and attract a variety of birds, butterflies, dragonflies, bees, praying mantids and other insects and many chameleons. In a corner of the garden is a wildlife pond with resident frogs.

All life is sacred and every creature and plant has a necessary function and reason for being in this interconnected and interdependant universe.

Therapy Session

A session may take between 60-90 minutes depending on the therapy used and the needs of the patient. Polarity Therapy is the keystone of the Practice as it incorporates not only ‘bodywork’ using gentle, focused touch but also lifestyle education; diet & nutrition; stretching postures; exercise and psychotherapy/counselling augmented by Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction.

There are choices available as each individual is unique and when presenting with different needs they not only have a conscious but also an innate knowledge of which therapy will benefit them.

We do not diagnose injury nor do we diagnose or treat disease. The therapies support medical treatment.

Please wear loose fitting cotton or natural fibre clothes.

Description of therapeutic session

The healing sessions may work on several levels regardless of whether the individual’s issue is physical, emotional, mental or spiritual as these are interconnected and interrelated aspects of the whole person.

An individual may wish to experience a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating session for pure enjoyment or after a stressful event or time.

There is the choice of Polarity Therapy, Therapeutic Touch and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction or  deep Relaxation and Guided Imagery.

In fact, just as one has one’s car serviced regularly to keep it running smoothly and safely so we may benefit by taking careof our Selves by having regular monthly or weekly sessions to maintain our optimum well-being.

Others may have deeper issues on which they would like to work in order to gain relief from suffering; or life challenges for which they need assistance in finding a practical solution. These include life threatening illnesses, post traumatic stress response/disorder, depression, anxiety, phobias,Insomnia etc. or the need for assistance in making lifestyle changes or information about nutrition and exercise.

Listening to your story, Relaxation, Guided Imagery, Visualization, Music, humour and laughter (when appropriate) and the use of Flower Essences may be included in the Therapeutic Session.

Confidentiality is ensured and the patient’s feelings and needs are respected.