Great River Craniosacral Therapy Institute

Discover the healing miracle within yourself

Ron Wish, M.D.

The descent was so gentle I am not really sure when or how we reached the place of transformation together. I feel deeply seen, exuberant, and soft, a new way of being.
~ C.S. GRCTI Graduate
The work is profoundly complex and yet so incredibly simple. You are generous with your wisdom and your humanity. Thank you again. This is an exhilarating journey.
~ C.S. GRCTI Graduate
Deeply effective in so many ways - pain relief, peace of mind. A life changing experience.
~ E.J. U.S. Army Corporal critically wounded in RPG attack in Khalidiyah, Iraq, April '04
A physician should be the servant of nature, not her enemy; he should be able to guide and direct her in her struggle for life, and not throw, by his unreasonable influence, fresh obstacles in the way of recovery.
~ Paracelsus C.1530 A.D.

Introductory Craniosacral Therapy Training

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a safe, natural form of hands-on healing that helps people heal and blossom as they release pain and suffering. CST is a potent alternative to allopathic medical care, as well as a deeply healing supplement to all conventional health care techniques. Learn how powerful your healing can truly be, with this effective, non-invasive modality proven to relieve pain without medication. Take our introductory Craniosacral Therapy Training program.

Our introductory course in Craniosacral Therapy is for you if you are looking for an exciting healing journey or a career-expanding adventure. This three day workshop provides you with a practical and fun introduction to CST. In this training you quickly begin using your healing hands in an altogether new way– with gentleness, intuition, and technical accuracy. You also begin connecting with the wavelike craniosacral rhythm and learn over 15 CST techniques that you can immediately put into practice to release structural and energetic blocks.

Whether CST is performed on its own or as an adjunct to your current practice– from surgery to spiritual healing– you and your clients will be awed by the results. For massage and physical therapists, rolfers, and chiropractors whose bodies are wearing out from hard manual labor, the gentleness of CST can transform and prolong your careers. For nurses, physicians, and psychotherapists seeking effective natural healing forms with virtually no negative side effects, this calm practice will rejuvenate you and deepen your patients’ healing. For lay people, the warm, supportive environment of our training program provides you with an ideal place to combine personal healing with a sacred inner journey. Come join us!

My teachers included brilliant academics in urban medical centers in London, Tel Aviv, and Taipei and gifted Tai Chi teachers and traditional acupuncturists quietly practicing their arts nearby; beloved family physicians working with beautiful tribal people and displaced refugees in the mountains of southern India and northern Israel, and local shamans whose psycho-social and spiritual work seamlessly complemented their physician friends. There was an emergency room doctor in Portland, Maine who performed laying-on-of-hands healing on the sly; a Philipino cardiologist who ran his impoverished small town hospital with love; a traditional Tibetan doctor who shared his ancient healing system with me and asked for my help treating the tuberculosis epidemic in his refugee camp; and a Gazan internist who risked his life to get medical consults and free supplies from our mutual Israeli mentor.

The goals of the introductory workshop are to give students a useful and practical introduction to CST, to teach students how to begin helping their patients release and resolve pain using CST, and to stimulate further interest in this hands-on healing modality.

Program Prerequisites

  1. Your Inner Physician and You by John Upledger
  2. Initial healing session with Dr. Wish (cost $300)

The purpose of the initial healing session is both for me to get to know each student in a meaningful way and for each student to get a sense of me. This is not only a technical training, but also an intimate sacred healing journey, and we each need to decide whether or not to continue this intense journey together. Also, it is my responsibility to make sure that my students are safe as they touch one another physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I try to screen out anyone whose participation might be a detriment to themselves or others. This is a very alive training in which many students open to wondrous inner states they have never before accessed. Likewise students are exposed to levels of human suffering that they may have never before worked with. Getting to know each of you through our one on one session allows me to more fluidly guide and instruct the group in this miraculous healing art, as we develop your unique healing gifts and gently transform your wounds.

CE Credits

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.

Developed and designed by Auriel Wish