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Craniosacral

Craniosacral Programs with Lauren Christman

lauren-christman-2.jpgThe Therapeutic Training Center is pleased to host the Craniosacral programs and classes taught by Lauren Christman, LMP, CCSP, CBSI/KMI. These programs and classes, initially developed by Ursula Popp, LAc, VCST, CC, is based on the philosophy and methods of A. T. Still and William Sutherland. The approach is also deeply influenced by the work of John Upledger, Hugh Milne, Jean-Pierre Barral and select biodynamic approaches.

According to Ursula Popp, "Lauren Christman graduated from my program in 2003, has assisted me in many classes, and was very instrumental in supporting my program when I started on my own (after I left the Milne Institute). Having her step into my program and continuing it could not be more fortunate. I am very grateful and excited to know that she will continue what I started, crafting it with her own unique signature."  For more information about Lauren, please see her Instructor Biography by clicking HERE.

"Lauren is a strong example of a great teacher. Her ability to combine a rigorous intellectual approach with gentleness, warmth, nurturance and safety was amazing. She brought a tremendous amount to this group with her ability to give space to everyone so that we all felt able to be who we were and learn in our own style and pace without feeling 'less than.'" ~ Fiona Palmer, UK

About Craniosacral: Craniosacral therapy has evolved from roots in manual osteopathy into a method to a gentle, effective mode of treatment for people of all ages and conditions. Using our clarity of attention and depth of listening, we support and guide the body toward balance. Treatment focuses on the fluid body, which bridges the physical, emotional or spiritual dimensions. Craniosacral is centered in stillness and witnessing the unfolding patterns of health, first through the fluid body (the “Tide”) and then further into the dense body.

"I find the most marvelous thing to be the intelligence of the "Tide" expressing itself in the patient as I treat. The process of healing that occurs under my palpatory gaze amazes me. If anyone wants to be inspired in their quest for health, they should have the opportunity to look at how the body heals itself." ~ Paul Lee, DO

Perceiving and working with this intelligence requires a foundation in structural anatomy, particularly of the cranial bones, membranes and central nervous system, and a thorough appreciation of the functional nervous system: the sympathetic and parasympathetic responses to safety, stress and overwhelm. Together, structure and function are expressions of our health and intelligence as human beings.

Engaging and freeing the body's self-healing capacity is the goal of craniosacral treatment methods. These methods are gentle – usually accomplished with light touch – and keenly directed – using on-going assessment and simple interventions to invite change. Each session is a creative dance with the integrated body-heart-mind of the client.

About These Craniosacral Programs: These programs integrates two primary branches of craniosacral therapy: biomechanical and biodynamic. Students learn a variety of perceptual skills, foundational anatomy and physiology, assessment methods for local and systemic imbalances, and treatment approaches for each of the three ‘tides’. Additionally, students are encouraged and supported in deepening their self-understanding and self-care practices – fostering the personal maturity and presence that this subtle work requires.

 alt=Ursula Popp: Recognized as a leader in Craniosacral Therapy education and progressive hands-on healing modalities, Ursula Popp offered state-of-the-art classes for healthcare professionals. She brought to the classroom over 20 years of experience in the field of healthcare and personal development and her expertise in Counseling, Coaching, Craniosacral Therapy, Acupuncture, East Asian Medicine, Zen Meditation and Spiritual Mentoring. Ursula is retiring in 2017 and has turned her program over to Lauren Christman to continue beyond 2017.

"Ursula is an amazing teacher who approaches this modality with heart and a passion that is absolutely infectious. It is the perfect place to build a sense of community and an acceptance of what is. I am deeply grateful for this and very happy to have been part of her program." ~ NB

 

 

Classes and Programs (click links for details)

Registration and class details are provided in individual class descriptions and programs.

Next Core Series and Certification programs will begin March 21, 2018.

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Cranio-Sacral Calendar (click on class titles for details)

Dates Class Title CE Hrs
 
Aug 27-30, 2017 Unwinding: The Key in Moving from Trauma to Health -- taught by Ursula Popp, assisted by Lauren Christman 28
Sep 25, 2017 2017 Core Series: Integration Day 4 7
Oct 5-8, 2017 Craniosacral Introductory Workshop 28
Nov 1-4, 2017 2017 Core Series: Class 4 28
Feb 8-11, 2018 Craniosacral Introductory Workshop 28
Mar 21-24, 2018 2018 Core Series: Class 1 28
Apr 19, 2018 2018 Core Series: Integration Day 1 7
Apr 20-22, 2018 Brain and Cranial Nerves: Structure and Function 21
May 14, 2018 2018 Core Series: Integration Day 2 7
Jun 6-9, 2018 2018 Core Series: Class 2 28
Jul 19, 2018 2018 Core Series: Integration Day 3 7
Jul 20-22, 2018 Craniosacral for Infants – An Introduction 21
Aug 24-26, 2018 Visceral Mobilization: Releasing Fascial Interface Among the Organs 21
Sep 12-15, 2018 2018 Core Series: Class 3 28
Oct 15, 2018 2018 Core Series: Integration Day 4 7
Nov 28-1, 2018 2018 Core Series: Class 4 28
Apr 5-7, 2019 Tending the Therapeutic Relationship: Healing Dynamics, Boundaries and Self-care Strategies 21
Aug 23-25, 2019 Visceral Listening – Enhancing Motility of the Organs 21
 
  • Green Colored Classes:  The 2017 Core Series is the current set of programs.
  • Blue Colored Classes:  The 2018 Core Series is the next set of programs, it begins on March 21.

Note: Students can start with the Core Series and decide to certify at some later point.

 

 

Craniosacral Introductory Workshop

lauren-cs-class-2a.jpgThis class introduces basic Craniosacral techniques and provides the analytical understanding of the related anatomy, physiology, and pathology including the core link between the cranium and sacrum, the cranial wave, and individual cranial bones. In addition to the technical and analytical learning, students will practice techniques to develop sensitive hands, an open heart, and the inner stillness needed to apply this work. At the end of this class, students will have the foundation for cranial therapy, including the theories, the personal presence, the ability to perceive the cranial rhythm, and the most fundamental hands-on techniques in Craniosacral therapy. This class is a pre-requisite to the Craniosacral Certification Program, Core Series, and some Elective courses.

Class Details and Scheduled Classes

 

 

Craniosacral Core Series Next Core Series begins March 21, 2018.

lauren-cs-class-3-2-.jpgThe Core Series serves as the cornerstone of Craniosacral work. It provides instruction and practice of the most important tools—stillness and presence, as well as the hands-on techniques, anatomy and physiology related to this work. Students will learn to perceive the cranial wave, mid tide, and long tide, and they will learn to use them fluidly to address systemic as well as localized conditions and client concerns. Students will practice activities to develop their communication skills, intuition, and ability to perceive the client’s overall energy and health. Students complete the Core Series as a cohort, developing bonds that allow them to explore this work deeply and safely. Students receive a certificate of completion upon satisfying the requirements of the program. This 9 to 12-month training consists of:

  • 4 Core Classes, each 28 hours over 4 days (112 hours)
  • 4 Integration Days, each seven-hours (28 hours)
  • 45 Client Records (90 hours)
  • 2 two-way exchanges with fellow students between each class (9 hours)
  • Total of 140 in-class clock hours

Prerequisite -- Craniosacral Introductory Workshop or permission from Instructor.

Program Details (click links for details)

 

 

Craniosacral Certification Next Certification begins March 21, 2018.

The Certification Program is expressly designed for students who want to dedicate themselves to developing Craniosacral therapy as a primary modality in their practice. It offers a highly focused, in-depth training with the exploration, supervision, and feedback necessary for students to develop a full Craniosacral practice with competence and confidence. Being certified also allows the practitioner to market themselves with a tangible credential. Upon certification, with their permission, Crafted Touch lists practitioners on its website as part of its referral network.

lauren-cs-class-1a.jpgThe Certification Program moves students beyond the foundations of protocol-driven treatments to a wider range of treatment possibilities, and fosters the skills of moment-to-moment decision making as well as the depth of presence that prepares them to accompany their clients through their discomfort, pain, and pathologies toward genuine healing. The Core Series provides the foundation of craniosacral knowledge and application; the Elective Classes enable students to expand their technical and interpersonal skills following their own interests. The added time and study allows for deepening into the work within a supervised and collegial circle – honing intuition, personal depth, and their trust in their healing abilities.

Certification Program requirements are as follows:

  • 4 Core Series Classes, each 28 hours long over 4 days (112 hours)
  • 4 Integration Days, each seven-hours (28 hours)
  • 4 Electives, each 21 hours long over 3 days (84 hours)
  • 45 Client Records reviewed (90 hours)
  • 2 Case Studies (50 hours)
  • 16 two-way exchanges with fellow students (24 hours)
  • 10 professional sessions received (15 hours)
  • Successful completion of 3 exams (6 hours)
  • Required readings
  • Study time
  • Total of 409 hours of class and extra-curricular activities (not including reading/study time)
  • Total of 230 in-class clock hours

Prerequisite -- Craniosacral Introductory Workshop or permission from Instructor.

For optimum learning, students are asked to complete Certification within 24 months of completing the Core Series.

Certification begins either with the start of the Core Series or students may elect to start with Core and switch to Certification at any point.

Program Details (click links for details)

 

 

Elective Classes

lauren-cs-class-5.jpgThese unique classes are designed to enhance and expand any practitioner's ability to work with clients.

Class Details and Scheduled Classes