Alongside her counseling work, Chana had a very successful career working in Hollywood creating special effects, animatronics, and costumes for major movies and earned an Academy Award as part of the team for the movie Babe.
After 3 very violent attacks in Manchester and London, Chana Studley suffered severe PTSD experiencing years of anxiety and stress. “It was like my brain just blew a fuse and then everything went quiet.” After this remarkable transformation, she trained to be a counselor and has spent the last 30 years helping others recover from trauma, addictions, and working with all kinds of clients, adults, and children who want a deeper understanding of their own experience.
Since leaving Hollywood, Chana has become a certified Life Coach, a World Health Organisation Psychological First Responder and a Three Principles Practitioner. She is a proud volunteer with The United Hatzallah Psychotruama and Crisis Unit which is the first integrated national crisis response team in the world. Chana is also the director of the Painless program that is transforming the lives of people with chronic pain.
Chana has recently turned all these experiences into a novel called The Myth of Low Self-Esteem and is currently working on her second novel, Back Story about chronic pain and resilience, set in a world of cutting edge research and international sports.