Susannah has taught movement as medicine internationally since 1989 and is acclaimed for her gentle strength, passionate integrity, humourous compassion and visionary weaving of scientific, psychotherapeutic and systemic/ecological paradigms.
Her original back ground is in Anthropology and Gestalt Psychotherapy. She is co-director of the online "21 Gratitudes Movement Medicine Study Hub" and "The School of Movement Medicine" alongside her husband Ya’Acov Darling Khan. They are co-authors of Movement Medicine (Hay House 2009). Susannah is a teacher, dancer and music maker and trainee pony whisperer.
She is passionate about sharing the simple and life transforming skills of embodied communication. As she says: “Deep listening is the new hug”. You can access her profound and at the same time practical and accessible teachings on these themes through the "Embodied Listening" self study course and the "Art of Communication" live online workshop.
In the last years she has been working for the Kings Fund to support embodied awareness as a tool for self-empowerment and self care with women leaders in the NHS as part of the Athena Programme.
Susannah has studied in many contexts, including an 18-year apprenticeship with the founder of the 5 Rhythms, Gabrielle Roth, studied Anthropology (University College London BA 1st Class Hons 1986) Gestalt Psychotherapy (Gestalt Centre London) Family Constellations (with Vivian Broughton and Albrecht Mahr) and embodied leadership with her Exmoor pony teachers.
Susannah is celebrated for her visionary weaving of scientific, psychotherapeutic and systemic/ecological paradigms together with the creative, life affirming power of the dance itself. Passionate and committed to being a life-long student, Susannah counts some of her most powerful learning with the sympathetic and para-sympathetic nervous systems, as having stemmed from her work with her wild born Exmoor ponies or “mirror masters” as she describes them.
Susannah’s own deeply embodied knowledge of the creativity inherent in us all gives courage to her own participants to dare to liberate themselves from fixed patterns. Students feel encouraged to explore, to learn, experiment and evolve their own embodied awareness and the self-knowledge and mastery that comes from it.
Susannah’s medicine combines apparent opposites. She brings a steady ground of compassion, gentleness, humour and well boundaried safety together with a fierce call to clarity and deep vision. Her magic is about sensing what is with acute sensitivity and following the trail towards what becomes possible.