Biodynamic Craniosacral Training in Sydney, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart and Perth
You must begin with the Embodied Awareness or Core Practices course
Craniosacral Therapy - Core Practices
4-Day Course, 34 Hours, Prerequisite: None
This first level offers the foundation of a biodynamic craniosacral practice. The core practices, principles and skills are learned to practice craniosacral safely and effectively.
Learn to listen and follow the subtle craniosacral movements to facilitate release of cranial, sacral and spinal imbalance.
Develop and refine your receptive touch to access the subtle movements and restrictions in the craniosacral system and fascia.
Begin to learn the theory and necessary skills to facilitate the release of trauma safely and effectively.
Learn specific cranial, sacral, coccygeal and spinal contacts to access the subtle movements of the craniosacral system.
Learn an effective method for staying grounded in your body.
Integrate verbal dialogue with receptive touch to facilitate a safe healing process.
Develop your intuitive skills.
Discover your ability to facilitate dural and fascial unwinding to release trauma permanently from the body.
Practice and be worked on for extended periods of time.
Receive multiple cranial sacral sessions throughout the four days.
Go home with a craniosacral protocol and begin practicing craniosacral in your office on your first day back.
"Your course has created a paradigm shift in me and I am overwhelmed with gratitude and incredibly eager to learn more. What I found more important than the technique, is to follow, listen and be present. I felt very peaceful and happy after work today and my eyesight improved too. It is incredibly liberating and I can't thank you enough for teaching me this by living by example." - Rachel Chang
Embodied Awareness - The Art of Listening and Presence
4-Day Course, 26 Hours, Prerequisite: None
This retreat is for those desiring greater presence, an ability to listen on a deeper level and feel safer in your own body.
It is especially important for those desiring to practice craniosacral work.
Be more present in your own body; experience how embodied awareness truly feels.
Learn how to pause and be present in the most challenging moments.
Learn to be more present and connected with others on a deeper level.
Practice listening and communicating with others so that they feel deeply heard.
Examine the core beliefs, stories and traumatic imprints that get in the way of you being truly present.
Unwrap the gifts of childhood trauma and begin the shift from being a victim, to being the master of your destiny.
Learn strategies for having embodied presence with a history of trauma.
Return home with greater calmness, clarity and ease being in the present moment.
“The safety, integrity and kindness of the space Michael and all the attendees created in the course was beautiful and I came away feeling truly in my body for the first time in my life. I am now able to really listen to my family, my friends and my clients and offer the kind of presence and support they deserve. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be with those I love on a deeper level.” – E.N.
"Thank you once again for an amazing course. Today I experienced hearing where my husband was coming from through fear, rather than taking offense to what he was saying; that was very beneficial and I hope I can continue to deepen my listening skills. I also had a great talk with my Dad asking him lots of questions, and it has given me a greater understanding of where his pain comes from. It has really helped me have compassion and empathy and relate to him. I found that the timeline work really came full circle for me by the end of the course and feel I am reclaiming myself as I take a look at the significant incidents on it. It has also given me a deeper understanding of my beliefs about myself and the messages I received and I am hoping to confront the painful times in my relationships with gratitude as I am shown where my beliefs not serving me are still holding on." - M.O.
This course offers a new set of skills and knowledge in working with clients who have experienced trauma and deepens our experience of practicing biodynamic craniosacral.
Learn to facilitate the release of trauma in the body using the Injury Recall Technique.
Gain a new understanding about the neurophysiology of trauma and how to guide your client through the 4 stages of a trauma reaction.
Learn the pathways of a trauma/stress response through the brain and endocrine system.
Learn about the limbic and autonomic nervous system's role in trauma.
Learn how trauma and stress affect the brain and the body.
Discover how to build stress resiliency.
Discover the importance proprioception, force vectors and emotional state plays in the severity of a traumatic reaction.
Learn to create a safe and sacred container for healing work.
Learn many new contacts.
Learn many new tools and resources including sub-modalities, reframing and guided visualization to support the client in navigating through trauma safely and effectively.
Learn effective communication skills to council your clients through trauma and support them to return to a more integrated wholeness.
Learn how to integrate music into the craniosacral session.
Learn breathing techniques to support the client in releasing and staying present in their body.
Receive multiple cranial sacral sessions throughout the four days.
Go home with new tools to assist clients in releasing specific traumas in one visit.
“Ever since my emotional release during the class, I have noticed a sense of 'letting go' of feelings of needing to be accepted or taking things too personal. It's really kind of liberating to think that I can be more 'true' to myself . I have started practicing on my friends already and they are amazed at how powerful, yet gentle it is. Loved doing the course and will practice as much as I can. Thank you so much for leading me on this path.” - JL
Learn about and practice craniosacral working within the mouth. Working intra-orally can be a very deep experience for the client to release trauma and help with temporomandibular joint pain and dysfunction, systemic inflammation and feelings of safety.
Learn about the Stomatognathic System and its relationship to the Social Engagement System.
Learn a systematic and reproducible diagnostic TMJ evaluation.
Learn many intra-oral and new external cranial contacts.
Learn a gentle method to release the cervical spine.
Learn contacts for the sternum, scapulae and clavicles.
Receive multiple craniosacral sessions throughout the four days.
Go home with a TMJ protocol and begin helping others immediately.
“Prior to completing this level, I could not have anticipated just how powerful the intra-oral work could be. In my practise as a myotherapist, I have found the jaw work to be a very practical introduction to craniosacral, due to such issaues as jaw/teeth grinding, snoring, pain from dental procedures, TMJ issues etc. A lot of these patients now receive craniosacral work as a matter of course.” – Shane McNear
The intent of this course is to deepen our craniosacral practice, connect with our hearts, explore what we really want in our lives and inquire into what is getting in the way of our full self-expression.
Each day we will give and receive many extended craniosacral sessions, diving deep into teachings from previous levels as well as learning new material.
Experience many exercises to deepen your sense of presence, purpose and aliveness.
Explore the vagus nerve and how it relates to feeling safe via the social/safety engagement system; learn its role in health and disease and experience practices to strengthen it.
Explore practices to connect deeper to your own heart and to others.
Continue to acquire and master the necessary skills, presence and knowledge to practice craniosacral and trauma release safely and effectively.
"Healing the Healer has helped me enormously on a personal level as well as deepening my Craniosacral practice which has been going from strength to strength in the last 18 months. It has really opened up and broadened my clinical practice in such a positive way bringing so much more presence to all my modalities. I have so many new and regular cranio clients and the results we are seeing together are so profound." - Anne Walker