This is a part time program and includes 52 days of in class study.
Concepts of CST : 3 days
7 modules consisting of 7 days each (3 + 3 + 1 day)
2 x Thursday, Friday, Saturday 1 x Saturday
Subject matter is developed throughout the training, gradually instilling practical and theoretical knowledge within Craniosacral practice.
Guided practical exchanges allow for integration of Craniosacral listening skills and palpatory literacy
Bio-dynamic self reflective practices are included in the syllabus, these are resources which support self awareness and neutrality
Movement to facilitate your own unfolding process.
Learning resources: we evaluate books, articles and YouTube videos, to encourage critical thinking.
- Homework: you will be given both theoretical and practical tasks to augment learning
- Reading: articles and texts
- Assignments - on going written and self work project.
- Craniosacral session exchanges - maintain and develop palpatory awareness.
- 3 case studies - 1 of which will be presented
- Study groups are encouraged
- Practical exchange day
- Assistant tutors are available for queries
This first part of the training covers the groundwork of our Foundation Training. We explore how Craniosacral Therapy. came into being. Each module takes us deeper into the subject matter, as we cover the width and breadth of this fascinating force.
Module 1: Connected / Dropping down
Fundamental concepts and in-depth exploration of the development of CST as a modality. We investigate relevant anatomy - considering its inter-relationship. We explore stillness and oneness and practical rituals leading to safe, effective practise.
Module 2 : Mountain meets water
We investigate aspects of self-regulation, growth and survival. We are introduced to epigenetic factors and embryological unfoldment. We orientate ourselves to the various symptom pictures that may present in practise as a result of autonomic nervous system disruption.
Module 3: Sensing, feeling, action
By now your awareness of the depth and ramifications of CST in improving health issues will becoming evident. We integrate the previous modules with abundant palpatory experience of poly-tidal rythms. We are introduced to the brain and the cranial nerves, and how neurophysiology is intertwined with perception of self and others.
Module 4: Mehta
Centre of body / centre of course - ‘heart listening’ is part of the art of craniosacral practise. We share some clues of social engagement, that help you read between the lines of clients ‘stories’. We encourage you to be gentle with yourselves at this stage of the course – you have covered a lot of information , you will be feeling the effect of having some cranial yourselves.
At this point you have covered most of the fundamental concepts involved in a craniosacral therapists approach. We spend 2 days evaluating your practical and written responses to some questions on the subject. This ensures you are ready to start developing your case studies and prepares you for clinical application.
Module 5 – 7
In the second half of the syllabus you are we develop clinical and observational skills from our new-found craniosacral perspective.. As we move through therapeutic realisations, we begin to bring our knowledge into the field of practise.
Module 5: From womb to world & What matters
We examine the impact of Prenatal, birth and postnatal events on behaviour and wellbeing of a child. Joined by a midwife, we consider the implications of our choices and awareness of these stages of mother / child interaction. In this module we are ready to explore the effects of our own journey on the way we live our lives now. How can Craniosacral Therapeutic principles guide our mothers and health professionals.
Module 6: I can see clearly now & Which matters
Now we move into the ages of 2 to 21. We observe how external factors influence our systems, and we integrate that into observing each individual as a fluid neurodevelopmental being. Clinical features are addressed.
Module 7: We are part of the Universe
Craniosacral Practitionership, practitionership, practitionership!
- We trust that if you have attended your 80% of class hours, and taken time for homework and case studies, we will be able to safely say you will be working with Craniosacral breath as a resource of Inherent Health.
- We aim to qualify competent safe Craniosacral Practitioners, who are able to work and assist others in a therapeutic context.