photo Alain Sauma
My name is Dina Debbas.
When I discovered Craniosacral Therapy a few years ago, I was as much in awe with the practice as with this sensation of coming home. For as long as I can remember, even as a child, I was particularly curious and moved by other people’s life stories. I also had a keen sense of justice and loved feeling helpful, forming relationships and deciphering the world around me.
Being a visual person, and good with my hands, I went to art school and became a graphic designer, working mostly for NGOs .
As I grew more confident in my abilities, I felt the need to have more direct interaction with people and chose photography as the perfect medium.
In photography the interaction with people is unique and whether in a studio or in the field, I was able to meet adults and children from all walks of life.
But there was still a camera between them and me.
I felt I wanted more and grew increasingly more fascinated by the body, its anatomy and physiology and the way we relate to it. Discovering craniosacral therapy meant I could merge all my interests: using my hands, my love for people, forming privileged relationships with them and listening to their stories.
In 2017, after two years of training, I received a diploma in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy from The Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust (CTET) in London and opened a practice in Beirut.
Since then, I have also completed a postgraduate course on “Working with Pregnant Women, Mothers and Babies: A Craniosacral Approach” with Penel Lee & Sarah Nesling.
In 2018, I designed a class named “Hello Body” for children and for adults.
Hello Body invites people to become aware and connect with their bodies through various sensory games, playful and mindful activities and works to bring out the child in us.
Connecting to our true self, our instinct and our unique navigational system lies at the heart of my work.
I am affiliated with The International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings www.biodynamic-craniosacral.org
To see my photography go to www.dinadebbas.com