Roots in dance, acting, medicine and creativity have greatly influenced and directed the fields of expertise Audicia has followed.
Both her parents and grandparents were involved professionally in theatre and dance and her great grandfather was the renowned surgeon and physician F.T. Paul of Guys Hospital, London and the Royal Infirmary, Liverpool.
1977-80 Originally trained as a dancer at London University . On completing this dance training she began exploring various forms of alternative movement, which led her into body work.
1986-1996 Studied with Bill Palmer who has, through his own research into Chinese Medicine, Shiatsu, Meditation, Voice and Body Mind Centering, developed Movement Shiatsu and The Six Forms of Touch to post graduate level.
1993-95 Studied at the Fellside Alexander School in Cumbria on a one year developmental course and subsequently went on to do the first year of a three year teacher training course in the Alexander technique. Whilst attending the school, taught Movement Shiatsu and its relationship to the Alexander Technique as part of the teacher training programme.
1996 Established bodywork practice at The WholeWorks, Edinburgh.
1996-97 Studied with Indonesian Dance masters, Ben Suharto and Suprapto Suryodarmo, in Healing Movement and Amerta Movement.
1997 Awarded Diploma of On-Site Massage (Distinction) from the Academy of On-Site Massage UK
1998 Founded the Edinburgh branch of SEED (School for Experiential Education) under the directorship of Bill Palmer.
1999 Began studying on the Certified Practitioner Programme in Body Mind Centering in the US with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen.
1999 Awarded Scottish Arts Council Choreographic Development Award. Performance - Teetering on the Edge of Stillness - an enquiry into the emergence of cellular life and death.
1999 Awarded Certificate of Participation in Workshop for Shiatsu for Babies by Scottish Association of Baby Massage Instructors
1999 Awarded Certificate of Completion in Professional Training Course in Somatic Trauma Therapy with Babette Rothschild
2000 Attained teaching status from the Shiatsu Society of Great Britain:- MRSS(T).
2000 Co-founded The Shiatsu School, Edinburgh. Currently running 3 years of an accredited practitioner programme.
2000 Awarded Certificate in Lymphatic Drainage Massage from the European School of Healing and Complementary Medicine
2010 Post Graduate update in Movement Shiatsu and the 6 Forms of Touch
2010 Movement Shiatsu Summer School. (Spain)
2012 Registered Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator RSM/RSME with ISMETA
2013 Movement Shiatsu and the Six Forms of Touch - post graduate.