CranioSacral therapy is a gentle, noninvasive, hands-on technique to help detect and correct imbalances in the craniosacral system that may cause sensory, motor, or intellectual dysfunction. It is used to treat a myriad of health problems, including headaches, neck and back pain, TMJ dysfunction, chronic fatigue, motor coordination difficulties, eye problems, endogenous depression, hyperactivity, and central nervous system disorders. Participants will learn the detailed anatomy and physiology of the craniosacral system, its functions in health, and its relationship to the disease processes. Half of the class time will be hands-on, developing the sensitive palpatory skills needed to detect subtle stimuli in the human body.
Class material will concentrate on palpation and its potential as an evaluative and therapeutic process; fascial and soft-tissue release methods; and the pressurestat model, which explains the mechanism of the craniosacral system. Participants will learn a ten-step protocol for evaluation and treatment of the entire body. By the end of this intensive program, participants will be able to identify and localize significant restrictions and imbalances in the craniosacral system.
Note: Registration for this workshop is through the International Alliance of Healthcare Educators (IAHE) only. IAHE is a coalition of curriculum developers united to advance innovative therapies through high quality continuing education programs. To register, please call 1-800-311-9204. Only after you have registered with IAHE and paid tuition fees will you be able to reserve accommodations at Esalen. For accommodations pricing chart, see www.esalen.org/workshops/reservations.html.
Recommended reading: Upledger and Vredevoogd, CranioSacral Therapy (chapters 1-6); Upledger, Your Inner Physician and You.
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