Bevis is one of the most experienced integrated therapists in the UK, with over 37 years in health-care - 30 of them in clinical practice. An educator, osteopath and Somatic Experiencing (SE) practitioner with a special interest in ill-health caused by fatigue, stress and trauma, he has taught widely in England and abroad, and his textbook Touch and Emotion in Manual Therapy is required reading in schools of osteopathic and chiropractic bodywork.
His career was dramatically influenced by his experience in the 2004 tsunami whilst on holiday in Sri Lanka. He and his family were on the beach when the tidal wave arrived and were all engulfed by the sea. But they all miraculously survived, unlike so many thousands of others.
He immediately trained in Somatic Experiencing – a body-based, non-psychotherapeutic technique for releasing ‘frozen’ or ‘held’ energy in the body that persists as a result of shock, trauma, stress or extreme fatigue. As a result he has a deep understanding of how the human nervous system deals with stress and threat, and how it can be made resilient again. He continues to study these fields almost constantly with those educators he feels are most progressive.
He is a member of the New Medicine Group at the London Medical Centre in London’s Harley Street, and also runs his own clinic in Bath with his partner Christine Jensen, specializing in helping those with persistent pain, psycho-somatic disorders, post-traumatic stress and fatigue syndromes.
He addresses stubborn pelvic pain problems with a combination of Osteopathic bodywork, Somatic Experiencing and ‘affect-tolerance’ coaching, breathing re-training and mindfulness tuition where necessary.