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ZZZZT.) Visceral Listening: Enhancing the Motility of the Organs (Seattle October 8-10, 2021)


Product Description

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

Here’s what so fun about working with the organs: they are equal parts fluid and fascial! If you are accustomed to working with light touch, the organs will echo what you feel in the fluid body; if you have tried light touch work and found it too difficult to perceive, the organs present an easier task of palpation.

In this class we explore the abdominal and thoracic organs using a light touch that follows the body’s inherent health. This subtle movement underpins the physiological activity of each organ. Learn to palpate, assess and treat each organ with clarity, while tracking the client’s response to ensure that we don’t overwhelm them. Structures we address include: respiratory diaphragm, liver, gall bladder, heart, small intestine, spleen stomach, lung, large intestine, kidney and urinary bladder.

We then address the coordinated activity among the organs — for this, we use Five Element Theory from Traditional Chinese Medicine as a template. Learn a simple protocol of meridian points associated with each organ — this protocol can be used to balance the system as a whole, or individual points can be applied at the same time as the manual methods to deepen the effect of a specific release.

Five Element Theory also gives us a viewpoint to explore the relationship between organ activity and our emotional body. As we treat each organ, we’ll also invite the body ‘to digest’ any unresolved emotional content — simple active listening methods are used rather than in depth dialogue or coaching.

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).  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 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 for technique.

Class Date: October 8-10, 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.)