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E.) The Brain and 12 Cranial Nerves: Structure and Function (Seattle April 20-22, 2018)


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

Securely nested within the cranium, the brain is a delicate structure of keen importance for health. The membranes and bones that protect the brain also become doorways for us to contact the brain through subtle perception and skilled touch. We review the structure of the brain and related structures, as well as dural membranes and cranial base, which provide openings for the 12 cranial nerves.

Learn foundational assessment and treatment methods for the soft tissue of the brain, each of the four ventricles, and each of the cranial nerves. Methods range from indirect enhancement of fluid movement, balancing autonomic function through motility (cranial rhythmic impulse as well as mid-tide), and direct mobilization of neurofascial tissue and bony passages.

Following osteopathic principles, we focus primarily on enhancing health — particularly healthy sleep and breathing patterns, however we will consider certain conditions, particular for concussion, migraines, and vertigo. Self-care strategies that enhance neuroplasticity are provided in handouts, and are explored in class as time allows.

Pre-requisite:  The Craniosacral Introductory Workshop taught by Ursula Popp or Lauren Christman. If you have not taken this class, then you should have consistent skill in palpating motility (CRI or mid-tide). Please contact the instructor 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.

A flower; writing utensils and a journal/notebook; a sheet and a blanket; wear loose clothing

Class Date: April 20-22, 2018
Class Times: Friday-Sunday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Seattle Location 9 -- Crafted Touch Office Note: This location changed to the Crafted Touch office on 4/14/18 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 March 21, 2018.
(click HERE for details about Lauren Christman's Craniosacral Programs.)