Profile – Mary Brady

Mary Brady, BA, CST –T, Director and co-owner of Upledger Institute Ireland

In 2007 I became a director of the Upledger Institute Ireland with my colleague Ger Swords.  The Institute aims to provide professional training in CST.  Ger and I have a vision of seeing a CranioSacral Therapist in every town in Ireland. We want everyone to be able to avail of this wonderful, safe and effective therapy.

I have also been practicing as a CranioSacral Therapist at the Fairgreen Holistic Clinic, Naas, since 2003.  I trained with the Upledger Institute in Ireland, Scotland and Italy.  I have also trained in CranioSacral Therapy for Paediatrics, The Brain Speaks, and CST for the Immune System and CST around Death and Dying.

At the clinic my work is with people of all ages from babies as young as five days old, to pregnant mums, children, teenagers and adults.

Before coming into CranioSacral work I was a teacher.  Graduating from University College Dublin (UCD) with a degree in economics and geography and St Patrick’s University, Maynooth, I spent a few years teaching in secondary school.  Later I qualified as a primary school teacher at St Patrick’s College, Dublin. I was happy to focus on my main interest, which was working with children with special educational needs. I spent many happy years working with the children in Dublin’s inner city and later in Naas. The children I worked with had dyspraxia, co-ordination difficulties, sensory integration issues, autism, aspergers syndrome, cerebral palsy, speech and language difficulties and social, emotional and behaviour problems.

I continue to work with children with these types of difficulties but using CST. In fact it was the effectiveness of CranioSacral Therapy on children and its gentle, non invasive approach that attracted me to it. CST trusts in the wisdom of the body.

I am married to Tom, a journalist and writer. We have two children, Caroline and Neil.

I am a registered member of the IACST (Irish Association for Craniosacral Therapy) and a former committee member of the organization