Craniosacral Technique And Its Applications
Craniosacral therapists recognise health as an active principle. This health is the expression of life – an inherent ordering force, a natural internal intelligence. Craniosacral Therapy is a subtle and profound healing form which assists this natural bodily intelligence. Dr William Sutherland, an American osteopath, discovered intrinsic movements of the bones of the skull around the turn of the century. His further research revealed different rhythmic tidal motions in the body. As research continued it became apparent that these movements are inextricably linked with not only physical health but also mental and emotional health. Palpation of these tide-like motions allows Craniosacral therapists to facilitate change in areas of restriction.
This eHealth Talk will explore some of the concepts and skills that can bring about a more client and health led approach to physical therapy. We will explore the biodynamic approach to craniosacral therapy, and introduce a more client-centred approach to bodywork – one that is based on establishing a dialogue with the health of the patient, rather than their disease.
In this eHealth Talk I will discuss elements of how the heart develops as an embryo and why this is important in clinical practice. Perceptual practices particularly around primary respiration and stillness will be discussed. Suggestions will be made on how to apply this information in every day clinical practice regardless of the form of craniosacral therapy being used.
In this eHealth Talk we will explore the 7 metaphors of the midline and how they apply to biodynamic craniosacral therapy. In addition the 3 categories of biological stillness will be discussed and images shown based on the morphology of Eric Blechschmidt. Specific clinical applications will be presented for practitioners.
In this eHealth Talk we will explore the neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and cardiovascular development of a newborn baby in the 1st year after birth. The 4 different styles of attachment will be discussed. In addition standards of practice for biodynamic craniosacral therapy and its application to infants will be detailed. Specific clinical applications will be presented for practitioners.
This eHealth Talk with Franklyn Sills will explore the process of incarnation–coming into form and personality–as being or spirit is drawn into life. We will explore the the ignition of the ordering matrix at conception which supports the generation of form and the incarnation of being in this particular life. We will also explore the nature of pre- and perinatal relational experience and the kinds of issues that may arise from this period in session work. All this will be viewed within the context of craniosacral biodynamics.
eHealth Talk with Hugh Milnes on “Seing and Saying – Deep Insights on Dr. Still’s Visionary Approach”.
You might say that he (Still) was like the X-ray:
He could look right through you and see things, and tell you things, without putting his hands upon the body.
I have seen him do that! Time and time again.
When some of the early teachers had a clinic up before class, hunting for the lesion, in would come the old Doctor from the rear,
“Here’s your lesion.” How did he do it?