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M.) Cranial Nerve Mobilization--Freeing the Tethers (Seattle January 15-17, 2021)


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

Take a tour of the cranial nerves, identifying their connections central brain structures, passages through the cranial base and their pathway around the cranium and torso. You learn gentle balancing techniques — both for neural motility as well as mobility of the cranial base and fascial movement along the length of the nerve. To gauge the need for this work, we’ll review simple strategies to reveal the functionality of each nerve. Where applicable, we’ll discuss common neural challenges such as Bell’s Palsy, vertigo, tinnitus, trigeminal neuralgia and various eye problems.

  • Olfactory Nerve: smell and its relation to sinusitis
  • The eye complex: vision, pressure, and movement
  • Trigeminal nerve: eyes, sinuses, muscles of mastication
  • Facial nerve: sense and motor to the face, as well as review of Bell’s Palsy care
  • Hearing & Vestibular function, including discussion of tinnitus and vertigo
  • Suck, swallow, breathe: coordination of the mouth, tongue and throat
  • Vagus nerve — structural approach as well as review of polyvagal theory
  • Accessory Nerve: movement and sensation from SCM and trapezius muscles

Prerequisite: The Craniosacral Introductory Workshop taught by Ursula Popp or Lauren Christman. If you have not taken the Craniosacral Introductory Workshop class, then you should have consistent skill in palpating motility (CRI or mid-tide). If you have a current or an unresolved previous injury to cranial nerves, we recommend that you receive individualized care before coming to class in order to have the resilience required for classroom activities. Please contact the teacher if you have questions about your readiness for the material: 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. For PPE, bring 2 facemasks per day (disposable surgical mask or N95/KN95 respirator – only one should be required per day, the extra is back-up), eye protection and clothing protection (an extra shirt or overshirt per day) are required. For information on PPE items and preparing for class, please click HERE.

Class Date: January 15-17, 2021
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 3, 2021.
(click HERE for details about Lauren Christman's Craniosacral Programs.)