Craniosacral Therapy

Professional Training in Craniosacral TherapyBiodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is the leading edge of evolution in craniosacral therapy.  Craniosacral Biodynamics honors the origins of this work in osteopathic medicine, yet presents a unique specialty field with a deeper understanding of energy dynamics within craniosacral therapy.  Our training provides clear and specific details of the principles and practice of this work.

Craniosacral Biodynamics goes beyond more mechanical approaches in craniosacral therapy by emphasizing the energy dynamics and processes that organize body functions.  A clear understanding of these energetic processes takes therapeutic work to profound levels.  Dr. William Garner Sutherland, the founder of cranial osteopathy, clearly described a primary energy impulse in the body that he called the Breath of Life.  This primary energy expresses potency and an inherent ordering principle into the cerebrospinal fluid and structure of the body.

The training program in Craniosacral Biodynamics details ways to work with the energetic forces in the body, the fluid dynamics, and structure and function.  The interaction of these dimensions is deeply appreciated and we give equal emphasis to each of these spheres.  Craniosacral Biodynamics works simultaneously with structure and function, bones and membranes, fluid dynamics, and the ordering principle of the Breath of Life.  We provide the details of traditional skills drawn from osteopathic medicine along with modern insights which increase your effectiveness.  Craniosacral Biodynamics allows you to work very specifically with the structure and the physiology of the body, as well as the organizing principle within that.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy emphasizes that health is inherent in the body and explores how health expresses itself in every living process.  The heart of the therapeutic processes is how to return the body to a greater relationship to this inherent health.  Challenges to health such as injury, illness, or trauma are held in the energy dynamics of the body along with the physical structure.   The beauty of the Biodynamic approach is that it works with the client’s inherent resources for change and healing.

Professional Training in Craniosacral TherapyThe Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy training program  covers the foundation of professional skills, craniosacral anatomy, and biodynamic awareness, principles and practice.  The training is structured around the Standards for Practice of the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association, which requires completion of ten seminars, or 50 days of training, to qualify for the student to graduate with a diploma and to become a Registered Craniosacral Therapist®.  Our training emphasizes a functional approach to therapeutic work combined with modern biodynamic awareness.  Roger has taught this work to osteopaths in Europe, neurophysiotherapists, psychotherapists, nurses, doctors, and bodyworkers with a variety of backgrounds.  The Wellness Institute curriculum is carefully crafted in a way that ensures most successful learning of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.


Wellness Institute curriculum for Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Advanced Overview of Craniosacral Biodynamics
This seminar is a complete overview of biodynamic principles, designed for practitioners with existing experience in craniosacral therapy.  The seminar is the opening to the complete professional training.  It provides an orientation to the essential practices in BCST, which then leads into more detailed study. 

Patterns of Experience
The ways that health is compromised by conditioned patterns and biodynamic approaches to restoring inherent health are explored in this seminar.  Anatomy of the craniosacral system and the development of specific therapeutic skills are covered in detail in this module.
Cranial Base Patterns and Whole Body Dynamics
This seminar examines the cranial base as a quintessential fulcrum for organizing body structure.  The dynamic patterns of the cranial base and their relationship to the rest of the body is a fascinating study.
The Biodynamics of Health and Well-Being
Building on our previous experience with craniosacral anatomy and biodynamic principles, we will explore the biodynamic organizing principles of health.  Learning to support that process at increasingly deeper levels is an rich part of Biodynamic study and practice. 

The Inherent Treatment Plan
The self-corrective functions of life naturally manifest to transform inertial conditions and stress patterns.  This seminar explores common patterns of compensatory fulcrums so we can appreciate the inherent treatment plan in action, as well as the conditions that facilitate access to the inherent treatment plan.
Central Nervous System Motility
The ability to work with factors that affect the nervous system is vital in craniosacral therapy.  This seminar emphasizes the midline, the neural axis, the spine, and teaches special skills for venous sinus drainage to reduce congestion and toxicities in the fluid system.
Visceral Dynamics
Therapeutic work with the internal organs can be extraordinarily helpful with many clients.  Biodynamic approaches to working with the viscera are taught for each organ.
Facial Dynamics and TMJ Issues
Relationships between the facial structure, the cranial base, and the jaw can be significant in craniosacral therapy.  Anatomical details and therapeutic skills are taught for these areas.
Birth Dynamics in Craniosacral Therapy
The importance of birth for the craniosacral system, psychology, behavior, and the structure of the body is deeply explored in this seminar.   Special skills for working with infants and young children are taught.
Nerve Facilitation
Facilitated nerve pathways can lead to cascading levels of dysfunction.  Learning how to restore nervous system resiliency and to balance neuro-endocrine dynamics can enhance your practice enormously.
Graduation occurs during the tenth seminar.

Classroom instruction Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

For more information on the professional credential for Registered Craniosacral Therapist® (RCST®),
visit the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association, at


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