Many masseurs and bodyworkers have experienced curious changes in consciousness or fluctuations in time during sessions. Many have sensed rhythms, pulsations and energetic streamings that are not described in classical physiology books. The aim of these courses is to clarify these experiences and to teach the skills that make them therapeutically useful and reproducible. Although these skills are drawn from craniosacral work they are taught within a context framed by bodywork pioneers such as Wilhelm Reich, Alexander Lowen, Stanley Keleman, Arnold Mindell, Ron Kurtz and many others.
This 30-hour course is structured around the theme of stillness and the physical body. It will be offered to a small group at my home in W11 and will be taught as two weekends: 15/16 February and 15/16 March 2014.
The cost of the course is £400 which can be paid in installments.
The specific craniosacral techniques covered in this course relate to the organisation of experience in the transverse structures of the body and the softening of these structures. Throughout the course we will search for a movement towards holism – not as an idea but as a shift in perception. This shift allows us to discover the stillness within our own and within our patient’s physical organisation. Out of this stillness the intentions of the healing process can manifest unbounded.
The syllabus will cover:
- The history and development of craniosacral therapy
- An exploration of inherent health, breath of life and primary respiration
- An exploration of the neutral, the relational field and levels of stillness
- An exploration of the mid-tide, long-tide, and still-points
- Palpating and perceiving tides and rhythms
- The transverse diaphragms and their role in organising experience
- Practitioner and patient resources
- Working at the cranial dome and the sphenobasilar junction
- Working at the cranial base and the tentorium
- Working at the thoracic inlet and the respiratory diaphragm
- Working at the feet and the pelvis