Craniosacral Certificate

Biodynamic CT

Overview

The Craniosacral Certification program consists of 4 levels that must be taken sequentially and is designed for those who wish to commence a Craniosacral therapy Practice or to integrate CST with other modalities such as massage or acupressure or Biodynamic Cranial touch. Naturally, for those already in practice with a modality, techniques acquired at every level can be employed into your practice.

In between each level, there will be suggested readings and case histories to be presented to the next level so as to ensure everyone has hands-on practice outside of the classroom and has developed palpation skills worthy of taking into the next level. Details will be given in class.

In between these classes it is recommended to complete a BCT class and other BCT classes as they are offered as to enhance your awareness and personal development and integrate completely with CST work.

Craniosacral 1 -Foundations

PRE-REQUISITE: Open to all who have an interest -BCT Initiatory  an advantage 

  • History of Craniosacral work and the different approaches
  • The self-concept of the practitioner (presence, the balance of attention, influence of own focus)
  • Introduction to fulcrums
  • Anatomy and physiology of the primary respiratory mechanism and it’s important for the whole organism
  • Functions and fluctuations of the Cerebrospinal fluid and the potency of the tide
  • The function of the reciprocal tension membrane
  • Motility of the neural tube and the mobility of the cranial bones
  • Involuntary mobility of the sacrum between the ilia
  • Learn to sense primary respiratory rhythms on the whole body and head and the differences in amplitude, symmetry, and quality
  • Establish a relationship to the craniosacral system as a whole and its parts
  • Concepts of stillpoints , unwinding, V -spreads, points of balance
  • Fundamental techniques pertaining to the Pelvis/sacrum, Occiput, Core link via dural tube, Vault holds, Atlantooccipital Release, diaphragms.

Course Fee: $695USD, 4- days, 28 contact hours.

 


Craniosacral 2 – Deepening and Expanding

  • Deepening in Anatomy and physiology of the  sphenobasilar joint, temporal bones and cranial nerves
  • Basic frequencies of the described distinguished rhythms (fluids, tides , Cranial Rythum impulse )
  • Stillpoints, at the change of direction in the tide and it’s inherent potency
  • Techniques for the  sphenobasiliar joints and temporal bones
  • Different perspectives of Unwinding and ways to deal with it
  • The coccyx and  Unilateral relaxation of the sacroiliac  joints
  • Extended Atlantooccipital release to the cervical spine
  • Relaxation of the upper thoracic inlet and clavicles

    Course Fee: $695USD, 4- days, 28 contact hours.


Craniosacral 3 – The Face, Jaw, and Neck

  • Anatomy and physiology of the facial bones, Temporomandibular joint Jaw, and  teeth
  • Relationship of the TMJ joint to neck and pelvis issues
  • Introduction to Polyvagal Theory and its relationship to the TMJ  joint and neck
  • OS Hyoid and its importance
  • Techniques for  balancing the TMJ and Pelvis
  • Specific Techniques for cranial work with the facial bones, Hyoid bone, sinus, sinus headache, and cranial trauma

    Course Fee: $695USD, 4- days, 28 contact hours.


Craniosacral 4 – The venous sinus, cerebrospinal fluid, integration

  • Anatomy and physiology of the venous sinus, ventricles and cerebrospinal fluid
  • Midline concepts
  • Connection and importance of cerebrospinal fluid and the venous sinus in relation to the nervous, hormonal and immune systems
  • Working with the cerebrospinal fluid and ventricle system
  • Working with the Venous sinus
  • Revision of all techniques from all levels.

    Course Fee: $695USD, 4- days, 28 contact hours.