Introducing the Workshop Leaders

Brian and Michael met as part of the London Radix Workshop programme in the mid 80’s.  This grounding in body-focused personal work became an inspiration and a foundation for both.  Each went on to become a Certified Radix Body Psychotherapist, with Michael training in Europe and Brian in the USA.

Both since trained in Somatic Trauma Therapy with Babette Rothschild.

Brain has recently completed a training as a Biosynthesis Somatic Depth Psychotherapist.

Almost thirty years of learning, practice and collaboration underlies the EveryBodyKnows project.

Bios below:


Brian Stirner is a certified Radix practitioner and Biosynthesis Somatic Depth Psychotherapist.

He is a member of the Radix Institute and the International Institute for Biosynthesis, and is trained in Somatic Trauma Therapy.

He is also a director of theatre, television and film, and has taught acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art for more than thirty years.


Michael Gavin is a Certified Radix Body Psychotherapist and Certified Somatic Trauma Therapist.

Having ended his London practice in 2012, he now focuses on training. He is editor of the Safe Trauma Recovery website.

For more than twenty years he has been co-leader of the London Radix Workshops programme, and from 2007 to 2015, was External Clinical Supervisor to the London Underground Counselling and Trauma service.

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