Practitioner Certification Training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
About the training
A 2-year foundation training program with over 700 hours of instruction for anyone interested in becoming a practitioner of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. The training provides an ecosystem for safe and nurtured personal transformation that supports students in becoming dynamic and grounded practitioners from within themselves. Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy works with the primary, intelligent organizing force of life. This force is unconditioned and free, it is considered the primary animating intelligence of existence. The Biodynamic Approach to Craniosacral Therapy calls this the Breath of Life which supports and is Health. Practitioners learn to be still within themselves so they can orientate to the Breath of Life and be present in their relationships with their clients, acknowledging and differentiating the conditional forces within the client and supporting the many expressions of Health that emerge.
What you will learn
Principles of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
Presence & Relational Skills
Contact, Palpatory & Perceptual Skills
Recognizing & meeting conditional forces & trauma
Supportive Fields of Interest
Treatment & Clinical Applications
Embodied, Relational & Applied Anatomy
Self Development & Self Care
The Biodynamic Craniosacral Practitioner foundation training is delivered through a diverse format, with an empathic, heart-centered approach being the foundation of the training.
Trainee to Educator ratio is 1:5
- Training delivery methods include live presentations and demonstrations, with visual and tactile aids.
- Emphasis is on direct experience and table time with focused and personal support from educators.
- Small and large group check-ins and feedback.
- Subject matters related to applicable real-world experiences working as practitioners.
- Experiential delivery of most topics, anatomy is embodied, relational, and relevant to informing the support of clients.
- Small group and partner exercises.
- Movement and creative experiences to enhance embodied understanding.
- Multi-media delivery of didactics.
- An online home-study lesson portal to support and inform participants with the didactic material in the training.
San Diego, California, USA
January 2021 – December 2022
Each of the 10 seminars has specific dates over the 2 year period. The Training is divided into 5 seminars per year spaced approximately 2 months apart for integrating and pacing.
There is 700 hrs of training required for certification. 350 of these hours consist of classroom hours. There are 10 seminars delivered over 2 years, 5 seminars each year. Each seminar consists of 35 classroom hours. Seminars commence at 10 AM each day and conclude at 6 PM. There is a 1 hour break for lunch.
Schedule & Syllabus
Conception, Ignition, Breath of Life and the Tides, Practitioner Fulcrums and Presence, Relational Field and Touch, Attachment Theory, Neuroception and Trauma, the Craniosacral System.
The Embryo and development of Midline and Heart. The spine and craniosacral system. RTM.
The Nervous System interweaves with the Endocrine System, we also explore the neural tube, and it’s embryological development. Cranial Nerves 1-6 with related tissue structures and organs, nociception, neuroception, and more. We go into depth with the Fluid Midline and Fluid Tide.
Nervous System and Cranio Nerves 6-12, related tissues structures and organs, embryology., polyvagal theory in depth.
Diaphragms, Pelvic Floor, Viscera, Organs, Muscles, and Fascia.
Diaphragms – Thoracic, Viscera, Heart and Lungs, Throat/Neck.
Circulatory and Lymphatic System. CSF, Interstitial & Fascia. Whole-body interconnection. Venus Sinus.
Cranial Base, Facial Bones, TMJ, Fascial, Mouth Tongue, Brain, Birth Patterns
Ignition, Birth, Being
Cellular life, wholeness, integration, and completion.
Each seminar has a particular focus. As well, interwoven throughout are influences pulled from relevant trauma approaches – somatic experiencing, polyvagal theory and more, as well as fields such as neuroscience, biology, biophysics, pre, and perinatal psychology, psychology, osteopathy, and more.