Dr. Erin McGonigle got her start in a small, rural town in Western Massachusetts. It was in her childhood there that she began her observations into the emergent quality of listening, the nature of stillness, and the joy of embodiment. Avidly curious about the world around her, ongoing inquiries led her ever deeper into personal investigations into the eco-acoustic environment, and our capacity for an awareness of it both around and within ourselves. These inquiries developed into an international career in public art where her multifaceted approach to the development of social spaces led to city wide collaborations with the people who lived and shaped the sound ecology there. In her current practice, she continues to pull on the thread of community based-creative-collaborations in the belief that as communities move towards greater wholeness the life of the individual is nurtured within it.
It was through her own encounter with a debilitating bout of lyme disease, that she began to fully respect the subtle yet profound shifts between body, mind and spirit that deep healing towards true health demands. To facilitate transformation of the whole person from one state/condition to another, Erin approaches the body as a multilayered, potential happening at the source, not merely encountering the body chemically or mechanically. It is in this non-linear approach, that chiropractic is more than a "treatment" of disease and is an art, science and philosophy of cause.
She has been a practitioner of biodynamic craniosacral therapy since 2012 and brings her ever evolving perceptual skills in that field to her chiropractic work. BCST is based on the remarkable insights of osteopath Dr. William Sutherland. It is a gentle, and highly intuitive listening which skillfully orients the practitioner to the bodies inherent health expression, allowing adjustments to arise within the body, from the inside-out.
From 2019-2020, Dr. Erin worked with a team of chiropractors in opening the first “seva” chiropractic clinic in India.
Seva is composed of two words, "saha" which means "with that" and "eva" which means "too". Taken as a whole, the word "seva" means "together with" and describes actions that seek collective uplifting through the understanding of the needs of others, based on a genuine desire to uplift those around you. In principle, SEVA means "service without regard for self enrichment or gain", or "selfless service." The premise of SEVA is that when one provides for someone's needs, without any expectation for reward or personal gain, it helps to develop the virtues of compassion, humility, courage and love. Selfless action reaffirms one's belief in the interconnectedness of all people. To continue with this profound tradition, STILLPOINT will be offering donation based chiropractic care in Belfast during the year.