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BIodynamic Craniosacral

The Biodynamic Approach to
Craniosacral Therapy

There is an inherent intelligence and life force within us, as well as within all of creation. From the biodynamic perspective, this intelligent life force or dynamism is not only the impulse for creation, but also the “blueprint."  It is called the "breath of life.”  The breath of life is responsible for the creation, growth, development and movement of all living systems toward dynamic health and wholeness. Hence, it is ultimately responsible for healing. Within human beings, the breath of life is expressed or conveyed within the cerebrospinal fluid to all the fluids, tissues, organs, and cells of the body and the whole body inhales and exhales in resonance and rhythm with it.  

The body communicates through these tide-like rhythms. Through subtle pulsations and movements, the body tells a story of its fluidity and inherent health, as well as of its stresses and patterns of resistance. Also, it reveals its experience of past traumas. As a biodynamic craniosacral practitioner, I “listen” deeply through my own sensing and perceptual skills as the body reveals itself and its experience in this way. From a place of dynamic stillness, as well as contactful presence and deep resonance, I invite and wait for the inherent health/healing potential of the system to emerge and to express itself. This work is offered from an attitude of allowing and respectful "non-doing", honoring the client’s own innate self-healing process. Within the client’s stated intention, my intention is to support and facilitate the release of stress, trauma, and resistance patterns, while allowing new levels of alignment, balance, order, and integration to emerge.

While I integrate biodynamic craniosacral work into my practice of Integral Healing, I also offer private craniosacral therapy sessions, where this modality becomes the focus and the primary “doorway” into the inherent healing wisdom and movement of the bodysoul.  Biodynamic craniosacral sessions are 60-90 minutes in length, and can be facilitated on a mat or massage table with the client fully-clothed. Sessions involve very subtle and gentle hands-on work, in combination with somatic awareness and experiencing. Clients are invited to practice sensing their body, tracking, inquiring, and naming their experience. There is the option for dialoguing and gently working with resistance and trauma patterns if these issues arise spontaneously — through the use of resourcing, titrating, and pendulating. Also, this modality is one of the primary modalities used to facilitate working with prenatal and birth trauma, in combination with process work.


Related links:

Craniosacral Therapy Association Of North America

John And Anna Chitty

Shea Educational (Michael Shea)
Franklin Sills


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