The Soma - Psyche Institute Presents
INTRODUCTION TO BIODYNAMIC CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY
REESE WILLIAMS, RCST, L.Ac., RPE
June 16 & 17, July 14 & 15, August 11 & 12, 2018
10 am – 6 pm
This course is designed for body therapy practitioners who would like to integrate Craniosacral Therapy into their practices. It consists of three weekend seminars at one month intervals (a total of six days).
The seminars are taught with an integrated approach combining theory, anatomy, practice sessions and discussion of class process. Our goal is to build a firm foundation in the art and practice of Craniosacral Therapy and to create a base for further study.
Cranial work challenges the practitioner to develop new palpation and listening skills. Actually most of the work is “listening.” To help facilitate this growth, I will teach the seminars within the context of mindfulness meditation. Hopefully we will all grow in our abilities to be in “stillness” and feel the primary life impulses within the body. Students will need to prepare for seminars by completing reading assignments and doing practice sessions. The textbook for the class will be Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics by Franklyn Sills.
OVERVIEW OF TOPICS
◆ Introduction to Sutherland’s essential discoveries, concepts and practices; an overview of the contributions of Becker, Sills, Shea and others.
◆ Core concepts of the work.
◆ Awareness of sacred space.
◆ Establishing basic "presence" and perceptual skills.
◆ Learning to sense and hold the resonance of "primary respiration."
◆ Beginning to explore basic contacts such as the Vault Hold, Occipital Cradle and Sacrum Hold.
◆ Understanding stillpoints and stillness as part of the body's balancing and healing process.
◆ Resources for further study.
REESE WILLIAMS, RCST, L.AC., RPE practices Craniosacral Therapy and Polarity Therapy in New York City and Rhinebeck, NY. He has been in private practice since 1987 and has been teaching Polarity Therapy and Craniosacral Therapy since 1991. He was educated at Washington University, University of California at Berkeley, Polarity Wellness, The Upledger Institute, Still Point, Tri-State Institute of Traditional Acupuncture and with many individual teachers, including Franklyn Sills, Kiko Matsumoto, Joseph Campbell and Michael Shea. For more information, contact Reese at email@example.com or www.rwcst.com.
All classes will meet at The Positive Mind Center, located at 119 W. 57 St., Suite 1100 (at 6th Ave). Cost of the training is $885 with payments of $295 made one month in advance of each weekend seminar. The first payment is due by May 18 to reserve your space in the training. All seminars take place Sat. and Sun. from 10 am – 6 pm. To register for the course, contact Ellen Krueger, Director of Soma-Psyche Institute at (212) 691-6482 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks can be made out to Soma-Psyche Institute and mailed to Ellen Krueger at 122 W. 26 St. #702, 10001.
Class size is limited so register early.
Credits for the Craniosacral Therapy Program can be applied toward the RPP/BCPP Polarity Training Program.