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ZZZN.) Cranial and Fascial Balancing Methods for Newborns (Seattle June 26-28, 2020)


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Instructor: Lauren Christman, LMT, CCST; NCBTMB #450788-08

"As the twig is bent, so grows the tree." — Andrew Taylor Still, founder of Osteopathy

Dr. Still used this image to highlight the relationship between structure and function. It's also an image that conveys the powerful opportunity in working with children. Learning to treat newborns may be the most fun you'll have! Infants are vital, mobile and tremendously present. Between the physical stresses of being born and remarkable growth, this population has its own set of challenges — you can offer much to help their bodies adjust and grow.

We'll use a blend of craniosacral, visceral and fascial methods aimed at the relatively health child. We use a gentle approach that aligns with the body's responses to achieve lasting change. Because the child's system is so available, treatments tend to be brief and immediate, requiring the practitioner to stay alert and adaptive. This approach is not a protocol but an ever-changing dance with each child.

  • Practice clinical skills with newborns in a supervised setting
  • Treatment strategies for common conditions such as torticollis, colic, latch or suckling problems, hip or shoulder dystocia, and disrupted sleep patterns
  • Study the birth process, fetal presentations and common interventions during labor which may have structural implications for the infant
  • Review infant movement and reflex patterns for assessing possible myofascial restrictions (not as a means of neural diagnosis)
  • Support the foundational family unit during a crucial attachment period
  • Offer treatment which emphasize rapport, non-verbal communication and acknowledging the whole family

Prerequisite:  Previous training in cranial or visceral work is preferable, but not necessary. Class activities will include table work, partnered exercises, multiple demos by instructor, lecture presentation and class discussion. On the third day, we will host a clinic with volunteer infants; if you have or know of infants who would be good candidates for this free clinic, please contact Lauren at: lauren@craftedtouch.com

Reviewers:  If you have taken this class within the past 5 years, you may review this class for $225 if space is available! If you are a reviewer, please call 206.853.6875 to register.

Deposits and Registration Options: Payments can be made to the Therapeutic Training Center by cash, check or credit card. A deposit of $100 may be made to guarantee a spot as long as full payment is made by the first day of class. To make a deposit on the class, please call 206.853.6875 or follow the instructions for mailing in a check payment on the Policies webpage. Unfortunately, the website will not handle partial payments so deposits cannot be made online.

What to Bring: A flower; writing utensils and a journal/notebook; a sheet and a blanket; Please wear loose clothing for ease of movement since we will be using the massage tables, chairs and the floor in our classroom.

Class Date: June 26-28, 2020
Class Times: Friday-Sunday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Seattle Location 2 -- Staybridge Suites (please click on the link for location details)
Cost: $410
Cost/Hour: $19.52/hr
Hours: 21

Other Coursework by Instructor:

Next Craniosacral Core Series & Certification Programs start on Nov 4, 2020.
(click HERE for details about Lauren Christman's Craniosacral Programs.)