Dates and Venues:  7 & 8 december 2019, Sir arthur conan doyle centre, palmerston Place, edinburgh EH12 5AP

March 7 & 8 2020 London (Brentford)

April 4 & 5 2020, Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland

Cost: £240.00

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This course will also be run through the SEED Institute on 16th & 17th April 2020 in Ash, Surrey and 24th & 25th October 2020 in Stour Row, Dorset.

Course Content 

This course is designed for manual therapists of any discipline. This two-day seminar will give an overview of the principles and practice behind Craniosacral Therapy, focusing on a traditional Biodynamic approach that developed from the founder of Cranial Osteopathy, Dr William Sutherland. This particular approach is very non-invasive and relies on sensitive palpation of the tissues and cranial rhythms – something which can be a very useful skill for all kinds of manual therapist.

Outline of Course:

Welcome and introductions

Settling exercise - an understanding of the importance of practitioner fulcrums and being present for your client (PRACTICAL)

Developing the kind of sensitive touch as used in Craniosacral therapy (PRACTICAL)

Overview of the history and development of Craniosacral therapy and Cranial Osteopathy

Explanations of the 3 major ‘tides’ that can be felt throughout the body

Palpation of the Cranial Rhythmic Impulse at the sacrum (PRACTICAL)

Trust & safety in the therapeutic setting - negotiation of touch (PRACTICAL)

Trauma - what it is and how to work with it both from the Craniosacral perspective and with Bowen

Stillpoints - what they are and how to feel them and encourage them.  An explanation of CV4 and EV4

Stillpoints at the occiput (PRACTICAL)

Explanation of the Mid-tide and potency

Palpation of the mid-tide at the head (PRACTICAL)

An overview of the ‘Social Nervous System’ the vagus and the polyvagal theory

An overview of various Craniosacral holds (PRACTICAL)

Transverse relationships in the body and how to palpate them

Palpation of the diaphragm (PRACTICAL)

Palpation of the atlas, axis and occiput (PRACTICAL)

Understanding dural tube connections between the sacrum and the neck and occiput

Palpation at the lumbar and thoracic spine (PRACTICAL)

Assessing levels of vitality with clients through palpation of cranial rhythms (PRACTICAL)

Presentation on the temporal bones and palpation of them (PRACTICAL)

Palpation of individual joints - knees and shoulders (PRACTICAL)

Palpation at the feet (PRACTICAL)

Explanation of the Long Tide in relation to fascia

Palpation of superficial and deep fascial layers (PRACTICAL)

Overview of the Cranial nerves and how they can be affected by nerve entrapment in the cranium and neck.  A discussion of potential symptoms and what Bowen procedures could be used.

Discussion of treatment strategies as a result of palpation felt (PRACTICAL)

Integrate palpations and assessment into a treatment plan (PRACTICAL)