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Nervous System Resiliency--Advanced Specialty Training
Washington, DC
March 29 - September 29, 2019
Tuition Full Payment:

This registration is for the entire Nervous System Resiliency series taught in Washington, DC.  By registering for the entire 3 seminar series, you receive a 10% discount.  If you wish to register for one seminar at a time, please go to the single seminar listings on the Trainings Calandar.  Seminar location and other logistical details are at the end of this description below.

Nervous System Resiliency is emerging as a critical topic in the future of healath care.  Learn advanced BCST skills that promote Nervous System Resiliency, and niche your practice on the leading edge of this health-care revolution!

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Instructor, Roger Gilchrist, MA, RPE, RCST, brings expertise to Nervous System Resiliency based on his experience as a psychotherapist, energy medicine practitioner, and Biodynamic craniosacral therapist.  Gilchrist has studied the new field of Positive Psychology, along with the evidence for neuroplasticity, and the empirically-based skills for self-regulation.  Combining this awareness into an overall program for Nervous System Resiliency creates powerful tools that enable clients to profoundly change their lives!

The three part series in Nervous System Resiliency takes place as three-day seminars for post-graduate study:

The Psychospiritual Impacts of Nerve Facilitation explores the precise osteopathic understanding of facilitated pathways in the nervous system (three "orders" of facilitation of increasing magnitude), and beneficial skills for working with them in Craniosacral Biodynamics.  Then we transcend the structural-functional model of osteopathy and extend the same premise to its implications for personal and spiritual growth.

Nervous System Resiliency is the centerpiece of the NSR series, adding further BCST skill within the context of new information on neuroplasticity.  Furthermore, we will examine what real-time brain scans reveal about the techniques and practices that make the beggest difference for transforming the nervous system, promoting well-being, and leading to inner peace. 

Polyvagal Theory, Psychoneuroimmunology, and Craniosacral Biodynamics closely examines the neuroendocrine effects of nervous system resiliency.  Our instructor, Roger Gilchrist, has studied polyvagal theory directly with its founder, Stephen Porges, MD, PhD.  Gilchrist was involved in the early PNI movement and has presented on integrative therapies for the National Institutes of Health.

This 3-seminar series takes place quarterly in Washington, DC at the Potomac Massage Training Institute, 8380 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD.

March 29-31, 2019

June 28-30, 2019

September 27-29, 2019

This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for Advanced Professional Training that will irreversibly change your practice!

Note: The Polyvagal seminar above follows directly after Visceral Dynamics seminars in Sydney, Australia (May 2019) and Washington, DC (September 2019) and combining a review of visceral dynamics along with deep study of Polyvagal Therory and PNI could be a poignant combination.

Advanced BCST Seminars in greater Washington, DC

Location Details

All seminars sponsored by Wellness Institute in the greater Washington, DC area are held at Potomac Massage Training Institute  (  in Silver Spring, MD.  8380 Colesville Road (Suite 600), Silver Spring, MD.   Registrations are taken by Wellness Institute, not PMTI.  PMTI is on the red line of the Metro, an easytrip from Washington National Airport (DCA).  Try to use this airport rather than BWI or Dulles, both of which are much farther away.  Taxis are also possible, of course.  Red line is also accessible from Union Station, the Amtrak station in DC. 

Class times are 9:30 to 6:00, ending slightly earlier on the last day.  Lunch is +/- 1.5 hours.

Hotels in Silver Spring include Sheraton, Double Tree, Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites. 

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