The Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust was established in 1989 and has become established as a school of excellence, providing in-depth trainings for those who wish to practice Craniosacral Therapy in a professional capacity. Seminars are held at the Trust's light and convenient venue in Islington, London.
During the training, an emphasis is placed on the development of palpatory, perceptual and treatment skills which the student can integrate in a step by step process. The development of skills is based on the student's own explorations and experience, which is comprehensively supported by supervision and feedback from experienced tutors. Clinical experience is gained during the latter stages of the training at the Trust's unique teaching clinic in London.
Our trainings follow a biodynamic approach in Craniosacral work, which is based on an understanding of the natural forces that organise our form and function. This approach was pioneered by osteopath Dr. William Sutherland, who discovered that there are a series of subtle rhythms that may be sensed through the body, bringing order and integration to both body and mind. Dr. Sutherland realised that these subtle motions are essentially produced by our inherent life force, which he referred to as the "Breath of Life". The Breath of Life acts as a fundamental organising force that governs all aspects of our physiological functioning. Therefore, the free and balanced expression of these rhythms is essential for our health and well-being. As a core principle, students are encouraged to listen and respond to the treatment priorities led by the patient's own natural tendencies and capacities to find health. Treatment can then be applied with appropriateness, effectiveness and safety according to individual needs.
The integrative approaches of Michael Kern and Franklyn Sills have played a major part in the development of course content and teaching methods, and the training incorporates work developed by practitioners in the fields of shock and trauma, neuroscience, mindfulness and pre-natal and birth dynamics.
The course is open to health care professionals from a wide variety of training backgrounds as well as those who wish to become therapists as a career change. A "Living Anatomy" foundation course in anatomy and physiology is available for those with no previous experience in these subjects.
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