"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent,but the one most responsive to change."

Charles Darwin, 1809

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY 
 COURSE OUTLINE
50 DAY PROGRAMME

Training Dates 2018-19

The space between workshops is for integration, with ample time for recuperation and resourcing between modules. Written, oral and practical assessment.

Home study:  
  • 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
Support:
  • Study groups are encouraged
  • Revision days will be arranged for integration
  • Assistant tutorsare available for queries 
SYLLABUS:MODULES 1 - 7

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. 

Module 1–4
  • covers the groundwork of the aspect of  a CST practitionership. We become aware of our own unfoldment and begin to perceive through new eyes. 
Module 1:  Connected / Dropping down

Based on fundamental concepts and  indepth exploration of the developement 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 /  Allow flow

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 /  Face it, its real

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. 

Evaluation
  • 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

Develop clinical and observational skills.  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

Prenatal, birth and postnatal events can impact 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. 

Module 6:  & 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:

Craniosacral Practitionership, practitionership, practitionership! 

Final Evaluation: 
  • 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.