CranioSacral Therapy 2 (CST2)

CST2: Moving Beyond the Dura for Assessing Acute and Chronic Conditions

CST2 CCNZ 2020
Date: TBA                  Time: 9:00am – 5:30pm

To be rescheduled due to COVID-19 the new dates will be set when international borders reopen as the instructor is from overseas

Venue: TBA Chistchurch

CPD/CPE: 24 hours

Full Fee $895. Early Bird $845 applies until 6 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

Instructor: Erin Riley PT CST-D – follow the link to view her profile

Course Description

This workshop greatly expands the work learned in CST1 and completes the biomechanical CST training. You will study cranial-base dysfunctions as diagnosed and treated by Dr. William Sutherland, the “father of cranial osteopathy. The course material and hands-on sessions will focus on cranial base dysfunctions, the masticatory system-hard palate, mandible and temporomandibular joint; whole body evaluation; and the energy cyst with regional unwinding. An introduction to SomatoEmotional Release will also be presented.

The course material and hands-on sessions will focus on:

  • Cranial-base dysfunctions as assessed and treated by Dr. William Sutherland, the originator of Cranial Osteopathy. These strain patterns can produce profound full-body effects
  • Review of the 10-Step Protocol
  • Adverse strain patterns of the face, to include: nasal bones, zygomatic bones, maxillae, vomer, and palatines. Stressful patterns of the bony face can cause a myriad of issues related to the face, throat, intracranial membrane system, the entire body and physiological systems
  • Arcing is an assessment technique used to locate primary strain (lesion) patterns. Advanced CS practitioners use this assessment technique most often for its accuracy and speed
  • Regional Positional Tissue Release is used to locate body positions that are most helpful in releasing lesion patterns. It is an elegant and efficient treatment process
  • Facilitated Segments are spinal cord areas that can cause debilitating issues. Using a process to locate these segments and then treat them is essential to a CS protocol, especially when working with clients having chronic issues
  • Fascial Glide is an assessment technique used to precisely locate fascial lesions. If more than one lesion is found then a process of determining the primary lesion will be used
  • Discussion of adaptation of CS technique for children, infants and newborns
  • How to effectively integrate techniques from CSI and CSII into treatment sessions of any length, or in combination with other modalities
  • Discussion of SomatoEmotional Release

Course Outcomes

  • Discover how to integrate Sutherland’s technique for identifying lesions into the CranioSacral Therapy 10-Step Protocol
  • Enhance your ability to conduct whole-body evaluations focusing on the physiological phenomena that occur
  • Practice evaluating and treating cranial-base dysfunctions
  • Explore the concepts of SomatoEmotional Release and Energy Cysts
  • Observe skilled demonstrations and participate in hands-on practice

Prerequisite: CST1

Required Reading

CranioSacral Therapy, chapters 7-15, by John E. Upledger, DO, OMM, and Jon D. Vredevoogd, MFA; CranioSacral Therapy II: Beyond the Dura, chapter 3, by Dr. John E. Upledger.