The main focus of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy lies with a subtle approach to sensing the whole body energy field. The energy field I tap into is called “Primary Respiration” or “Breath of Life” which is what affects all the cells in our bodies, in essence a reflection of the environment you have resided within. Mostly, how this is all “perceived” and regulated within your nervous system is an access point for discovering patterns within and with this awareness, something can be done.
Craniosacral Therapy is often a solution when nothing else has worked – perhaps it is the wholism and depth of contact into the subtle energies with a witness holding the intention of “Inherent Health Within” that creates the most profound changes.
I am often asked what is the difference between Biodynamic and Biomechanical Craniosacral therapies? Biomechanical essentially is a different set of listening tools and skills which are helpful in solving physical discomforts and systemic regulation upsets. The Biomechanical tools are more designed to approach an area with specific needs whereas the Biodynamic tools are more designed to approach and listen to the whole field of the body, embracing the entire system in its story and accessing the Inherent Health Within each of us. Generally, deep silence and stillness occur in a Biodynamic session which supports the healing process. In a Biomechanical approach, I tune into fulcrums that your body tends to create patterns around. I listen to these patterns and access the body’s need for support to shift. This is a much more subtle approach to adjusting bone or tissue.
I find by listening to my clients needs helps me to determine what they want in a session, I may find myself dipping in and out of the various tools I carry in order to fulfill my their requests.
I initially trained in Biomechanical CSB but finally certified in Biodynamic CSB. My trainers were Bhadrena Tschumi-Gemi and Kavi Gemi of ICSB, International Institute for Craniosacral Balancing ® I certified with them in 2010.
Registered Craniosacral Therapist this designation is a recognition of the affiliation with the organization that is responsible for certification, regulation and training for Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist in North America, as developed by Franklyn Sills, in the lineage of William Garner Sutherland, DO, and others.
By accessing subtle energies through the body this kind of touch assists me to understand the rhythmic flow/blockage of life-energy in the body. From this understanding, I can then facilitate my clients needs as they arise.
I studied with Anna Chitty and Ray Castellino in 2015 taking their year long advanced somatic energy training called “Body Into Being”. This course opened up and introduced me to the qualities of Polarity Therapy as well as some pre & peri natal imprint work.
Amnion® Aquatic Therapy explores themes of; prenatal psychology, craniosacral therapy, embryological movement patterns and attachment theory. Ideally this session is performed in a womb-like surround of water at body temperature with the same saline level as amniotic fluid.
This training was 2.5 years with Mary Seamster at her facility in La Center Washington. I completed this training in 2015.