Edie trained with Dr R.D.Laing (author of "The Divided Self") in the 70's and was a staff therapist at Wellspring in Edinburgh from 1980 to 1988. She co-founded the Edinburgh Tara Trust in 1986. Under the guidance of Dr Akong Tulku Rinpoche she developed further as a therapist and helped to create Tara Rokpa Therapy. She also co-edited Taming the Tiger by Akong Rinpoche.
Edie completed a 3 year meditation retreat under the guidance of Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche at Kagyu Samye Ling in 1997 and published Healing Relaxation in 1999. She is a trainer in Tara Rokpa Therapy Training and delivers Tara Rokpa Therapy to groups worldwide.
Edie is a volunteer fundraiser for ROKPA USA, a branch of Rokpa International, a humanitarian organization dedicated to "Helping Where Help Is Needed" especially in Tibet, Nepal, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
In Edinburgh she practices as a psychotherapist, psychotherapy supervisor and massage therapist at Tara Trust (www.taratrust.com
) where she also helps to support the Tara Institute for Tibetan Medicine Clinics and the resident doctor of Traditional Tibetan Medicine, Dr. Lobsang Dhonden.
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