Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
I was introduced to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) in 2015 through a friend who randomly came up to me one day and suggested I check it out. I’m always curious about different methods of healing, so I thought “Why not?” and made an appointment. Thus began my immediate love affair with this form of therapy. I credit that particular craniosacral therapist with being an integral part of the team of healers who helped me finally let go of the pain and trauma I had been carrying with me for years. I was thrilled to finally train in this modality beginning in 2021 with The Wellness Institute under the direct tutelage of Roger Gilchrist, James Foulkes, Mike Duggan, and Mary Maruca.
What to expect…
BCST is a non invasive, non manipulative, and painless form of hands on treatment for pain and dysfunction in the body. With roots in osteopathy, it has evolved due to advances in neuroscience and our greater understanding of how the human system works. Practitioners engage with all patterns within the body, listening for the health of the system and encouraging nervous system regulation. The real strength of BCST is that it understands there is an inherent treatment plan already at work within each of us- designed to help us overcome stress and trauma the best way it knows how. The practitioner’s job is to support the inherent wisdom of the client’s system.
“Each patient carries his own doctor inside him. They come to us not knowing that truth. We are at our best when we give the doctor who resides in each patient a chance to go to work.” Albert Schweitzer – Nobel Peace Prize Winner
During a session, you will lay down on a table fully clothed and I will apply a light, still, touch in order to perceive the patterns of stress, trauma, and dysfunction within your body. It sounds incredible, but the fact is that the human hand is entirely capable of feeling this; it is simply a skill that needs to be developed. Often I am asked if it is like massage or Reiki- the short answer is no; there is no soft tissue manipulation as there is with massage, nor am I working directly with energy in the way Reiki does.
Why have a session…
BCST is very peaceful, calming, and restorative. In all likelihood you will feel very relaxed and rested – you may even fall asleep on the table! There is also an inherent value in having someone connect with your system in this way. The best analogy I’ve heard is that I am essentially holding up a mirror to your system so that it can see more clearly what it is doing, and then can decide whether or not it wants to continue acting in that manner or if it wants to change. It’s like I am holding a mirror for you after you’ve gotten ready to go out to dinner so that you can see that you left a shirt button undone. Maybe you want to button the shirt; maybe you don’t. The important thing to know is that your system gets to choose what happens… not me!
Common reasons why someone seeks out a session…
- Chronic pain
- Sleep difficulties
- Covid related issues
Is there anyone who should not have a session?
Yes- it is not appropriate for me to see anyone who has a history of the following:
- Stroke or cerebrovascular accidents
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Recent head injury or surgery (within the past six months)
How do I schedule a session?
My books will open on November 22nd for scheduling December through March 22nd.
Please email me to ask any questions or click the link below to schedule your initial session.