The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. is pleased to confirm approval of the Great River Craniosacral Therapy Institute as an AOTA Approved Single Course Provider of continuing education. The Great River Craniosacral Therapy Institute is authorized to assign 8.2 AOTA CEUs for the Great River Craniosacral Therapy Institute’s Advanced Training Program.
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
The Great River Craniosacral Therapy Institute’s Introductory Training Program is approved for 20 CE Credits by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB). The Great River Craniosacral Therapy Institute’s Advanced Training Program is approved for 100 CE Credits (50 CE Credits each half of the training) by the NCBTMB.
The Great River Craniosacral Therapy Institute’s Introductory Training Program is approved for 23.4 contact hours for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants by the New York State Education Department, Office of Professions. The Great River Craniosacral Therapy Institute’s Advanced Training Program is approved for 101.4 contact hours for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants by the New York State Education Department, Office of Professions.
The purpose of this in-depth, highly personalized Craniosacral Therapy training program is: to enable students to develop and utilize listening skills—through their hands, minds, and hearts –to be of greater service to their patients, and to effectively perform CST on patients to release and resolve physical, emotional, and spiritual pain. Students will also explore the personal and professional applications of this exceptional hands-on healing modality as they access their most powerful personal healing ability.
- Sketch the basic anatomy of the Craniosacral system and theoretical background of CST
- Perform melding while sensing the direction of energy flow between student and a partner
- Differentiate between the cardiac, respiratory, and craniosacral rhythms
- Describe the role of fascia in body and be able to release restrictions from pelvic, respiratory, and thoracic inlet transverse diaphragms
- Palpate the craniosacral rhythm
- Perform a sacroiliac release and lumbosacral decompression with dural tube traction
- Release the nasal bone
- Perform a frontal bone lift
- Perform a TMJ/Mandible compression and decompression
- Perform a maxillary lift
- Perform a temporal ear pull
- Perform a hyoid release
- Perform an atlanto-occipital release with dural tube traction and visualization
- Restate absolute and relative contraindications to performing CST
- Perform parietal compression and lift with dural tube traction
- Perform sphenoid compression and decompression
- Discuss practical uses of simple CST techniques taught in this workshop—from reducing pain and stress to relieving sinus congestion and anxiety
- Perform fascial glide on superficial, mid-level, and deep vertical fascial sheets
- Practice remaining present for people undergoing powerful physical and emotional releases from old trauma
- Differentiate between active and inactive energetic lesions in the body
- Integrate the significance of facilitated segments in the spine
- Release energetic lesions and facilitated segments
- Assist patients in using their “inner healers” through dialoguing exercise and in conjunction with hands-on CST work
- Integrate basic dialoguing principles – such as asking open-ended questions rather than yes/no questions – with hands-on work, utilizing the CS rhythm to determine the significance of a patient’s unconscious images
- Integrate facilitating patients’ entering into unconscious trance states with CST hands-on work
- Practice helping patients resolve uncomfortable, chronic symptoms by working to bring out the symptom’s underlying meaning
- Discuss the association between childhood abuse and dissociation
- Recognize the importance of personal healing if one is to help heal others
- Perform unwinding of an arm or leg
- Perform unwinding of the head and neck
- Receive unwinding of the head and neck
- Perform full body somatoemotional release in the supine position
- Receive full body somatoemotional release in the supine position
- Perform full body somatoemotional release from the sitting position
- Receive full body somatoemotional release from the sitting position
- Describe the benefits and intentions of the small group somatoemotional release process
- Effectively practice CST and SER
- Practice CST with greater skill than prior to tutorial
- Attendance at all sessions.
- Active participation in the course.
- Completion of required readings.
- Completion of two individual tutorials with Dr. Wish (scheduled separately from the workshop periods, though they may be the day before a workshop for people coming from long distances).
- Completion of course evaluation.
Disclosures of Conflict of Interest:
Dr. Ron Wish is the founder and owner of the Great River Craniosacral Therapy Institute. Mary Bradshaw, RN is the nurse planner for this activity. Both report no significant financial relationships with any commercial entity related to this CNE activity.