Training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Learning biodynamic craniosacral therapy is not like learning a new technique to add to your bag of tricks.  Learning to perceive biodynamic processes fundamentally alters the practitioner’s perceptual sensitivity so that the truth of the client’s reality can reveal itself in all of its layered complexity. Learning biodynamics changes who the practitioner is able to be, into a wiser and more sensitive collaborator in the client’s self-healing process.

The type of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy that we will be learning is called Biodynamic Cardiovascular Therapy. This work, discovered and developed by Dr. Michael Shea, (www.michaelsheateaching.com),  incorporates the most exciting and profound breakthroughs in the study of Craniosacral Therapy since Dr Sutherland’s late in life reframing of the study of Cranial Osteopathy.  The essence of this development is that we learn to work with  and through the cardiovascular system rather than working primarily through the nervous system.  Biodynamic Cardiovascular Therapy works more slowly, more deeply and more safely within the client’s system.

 

TRAINING LOGISTICS

Beginning September 22, 2017 –  This Training will be comprised of 300 hours with 250 hours in class and 50 hours of homework spread over two years.  The first class will be a full weekend (20 hours – Friday, Saturday and Sunday). The following weekend classes will be held for one weekend every month for 15 hours (Saturday and Sunday).

 

DAYS/TIME:  Saturday, 9:30am to 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 2:30pm.

LOCATION: Hidden River, 3901 B Main Street, 2nd floor, Philadelphia, PA 19127
DATES:  TBA
COST:  The first lass will cost $375.  Thereafter the cost will be $250.00 per weekend, payable before the start of each weekend.  The total cost is $5,875.  A 10% discount ($587.00) will be available if a student chooses to pay all at once.
ELIGIBILITY: We welcome all those currently working as manual therapists, massage therapists, nurses, craniosacral therapists and those with experience in the healing arts.
Upon completion the student will be certified by the International School for Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.

Weekend Topics

LEVEL ONE

What is Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and What is Biodynamic Cardiovascular Therapy

• Primary Respiration
• Role of practitioner
• Two-Person Biology
• Spaciousness
• The Fluid Body

LEVEL TWO

Working with the Whole

• An introduction to the Fluid Body
• Zones of Spaciousness
• Field phenomena

LEVEL THREE

• The Heart is the Natural World

• Working with the Heart

LEVEL FOUR

Embryology as the primary metaphor for all practitioner/client relationships

• Attachment
• Pendulation

LEVEL FIVE

• Working with the Autonomic Nervous System and impact injuries

LEVEL SIX

• Working with the Face and Cranial Base

LEVEL SEVEN

• Working with the Cranial Vault

LEVEL EIGHT

• Working with The Sacrum

LEVEL NINE

Working with The Spine

LEVEL TEN

• Working with The Extremities

LEVEL ELEVEN

• Working with The Gut

LEVEL TWELVE

• The Myth of the Individual in therapeutic interventions

Student Application:
Use the contact form below to request the preliminary application.  This application will be supplemented by a scheduled interview.  All application materials must be submitted by 5:00pm, August 15th, 2017.