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Online | Intro to Cranialsacral Therapy | Lauren Christman
Saturday, August 08, 2020, 10:00 AM to Sunday, August 09, 2020, 4:00 PM EDT
Category: National CE Courses

Intro to Cranialsacral Therapy

Lauren Christman

Organizational Host: 
Anatomy Trains

IASI CE Credits: 
8 Category 1

Registration Prices:

Course Times:
10am - 12 Noon / 2pm - 4pm  Both Days

Contact Information: 
[email protected]
207-563-7121 or 888-546-3747

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Course Description:

This 8-hour web-based course with Lauren Christman is designed to introduce practitioners to the principles, perceptions and foundational techniques that can be used safely by a beginner.

This short class introduces basic Craniosacral principles and methods — giving students a taste of this work within a structural bodywork approach. Students are given a general overview of the anatomy and physiology of CST. They practice techniques to develop sensitive hands and the inner stillness that anchors this healing art. At the end of this class, students will gain several essential techniques that they can integrate into other types of manual therapy, and an exposure to this method to know if it is something they want to pursue further.

Structure: 4, two-hour sittings; sequential and cumulative (students need to participate all 4, in order, to receive a certificate of attendance).Daily schedule: 10AM-12PM and 2:00-4:00PM Eastern Time (US).

Course flow:

1st session:

Welcome, introduction/grounding, Quick history of osteopathy/CSTPrinciples (inherent health, motility/mobility, least force intervention)Presence, centering, listening and following

Perception of rhythms (if possible: students have a balloon)

2nd session: 

Anatomy – pelvis, sacrum, dural sleeve; cranium: base/vault, key bonesSelf-palpation of individual structuresLayers, movement, directionalityAwareness: movement with breath, with gravity3rd session: (if possible, students should have a model from 10.30 – 11.45)Centering/groundingCore linkSacrumOcciput4th session: (if possible, students should have a model from 2.15-3.30)ParietalFrontalDiaphragmsUsing this in practice; cautions/contraindicationsQ&A – Closure

Instructor Biography:

Lauren Christman’s love of teaching was sparked first as a faculty member at the Brian Utting School of Massage (1995-2003). Team teaching across all topics was the foundation of this licensing program, and this became a guide for her approach to the classroom. During this time, Lauren also entered the world of continuing education by assisting her mentors in craniosacral therapy, structural bodywork and professional ethics. In 2005, she completed a teacher training with Tom Myers and began teaching Anatomy Trains classes regionally and nationally. She later became a Senior Faculty member in Myers’ Structural Integration training (KMI), teaching nationally and abroad, from 2007-2013. Alongside these programs, Lauren began developing short courses with her husband, Richard Polishuk, in Intraoral Work, Pediatric Fascial Balancing and Myofascial Balancing. In 2017, she began teaching the Craniosacral—A Healing Art certification program based in Seattle. This program offers an expansive umbrella under which Lauren can share her love of anatomy, osteopathic principles and treatments as well as a rich exploration of the healing process.