Two Year Professional Training in Craniosacral Biodynamics: Diploma Course
The following is a presentation of seminars and content from our Craniosacral Biodynamics training course, which is comprised of ten seminars over a two-year period. We are pioneers in the development of a biodynamic understanding and approach to craniosacral therapy and continually strive to develop both the clarity and content of our curriculum and teachings. The work is founded on developing a depth of presence, generating a safe relational field for clients, learning to perceive and orient to the underlying organizational forces of life, and developing appropriate clinical skills relative to a client’s arising process. We also strive to create a safe relational field for both students and tutors for our mutual learning process and personal and interpersonal journeys. Here is a summary of the content of our training program:
- Introduction to the history of craniosacral therapy and biodynamics.
- The Breath of Life as a sacred presence.
- The role of resources; accessing felt resources as starting point in session work.
- Introduction to verbal skills: helping a client access felt-resources.
- Source, being, self: the nature of being and becoming.
- Entering a state of being: listening from an inner state of presence and stillness.
- The holding field: establishing a safe relational field, sessions.
- Practitioner fulcrums, ritual of contact, establishing a wide perceptual field, negotiation of touch and contact skills, sessions.
- Introduction to the inherent treatment plan and the “first settling,” the settling of the relational field, sessions.
- Introduction to primary respiration and the “three bodies” –– physical body (cells, tissues and motility), fluid body (fluids, life force/potency and fluid tide) tidal body (Long Tide as stable field phenomenon).
- Contemplative exercises and sessions oriented to awareness of primary respiration (fluid tide and Long Tide) relative to your own body and client’s system.
- The fluid tide as the embodied expression of primary respiration: sessions sensing the fluid tide from feet, shoulders; sacrum, cranial holds (occipital and vault holds), sacral-occipital hold.
- Dynamic stillness and introduction to stillpoints.
- Practitioner facilitation of exhalation stillpoints, sessions.
THEME: RELATIONAL PRESENCE AND THE STILLNESS OF LIFE