2 Year Syllabus

Professional Training in Cranio-Sacral Therapy Comprehensive

CURRICULUM

MODULE  1 – 48 hours

  • Principles and practice of Cranio-Sacral Therapy with William Sutherland
  • Engagement practical and Tuning in
  • Discuss basics of CST in tuning in: Quality, Symmetry, Motion
  • The Rhythms and Tides: Cranio-Sacral Motion, Middle-Tide and Long-Tide
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Cranio-Sacral Nervous  system
  • Cranio-Sacral link to posture, biomechanical and biodynamic forces
  • Practitioner Fulcrums and appropriate boundaries
  • Physical, Emotional and Mental Fulcrums and The Sutherland Fulcrum
  • Levels of Engagement – Bone, Membrane, Fluid, Energy
  • The Cerebrospinal fluid and all fluid engagement and its relevance
  • The Breath of life and Inherent Vitality
  • The Reciprocal Tension Membrane System
  • The Bones of the Cranium and Sacrum
  • Venous sinuses
  • Ventricular system
  • The holistic treatment process from diagnosis to treatment
  • Still point Induction and CV4
  • Heart Centre connection and associations physically and emotionally
  • Solar Plexus Centre connection and associations physically and emotionally
  • Pelvic Centre connection and associations physically and emotionally
  • Sub-occipital release connection and associations physically and emotionally
  • The Occiput anatomy and physiology, practical tuning in
  • The Sacrum and Spine anatomy and physiology, practical tuning in
  • The Sphenoid anatomy and physiology, practical tuning in
  • The Temporals anatomy and physiology, practical tuning in
  • The Frontals anatomy and physiology, practical tuning in
  • The Parietals anatomy and physiology, practical tuning in
  • Closing and application of tuning in and theory in practical sessions
  • Homework and home study practical discussion

Module 2 – 48 hours

  • Fascia anatomy and physiology, function and emotional cell tissue memory
  • Assessment and diagnosis of Fascia and integration to the Cranial system
  • Fascial relationship to biomechanics and posture linking to acute and chronic musculo-skeletal injuries leading to dysfunction of anatomy and myofascial  patterns
  • Fascial relationship to emotional, psychological patterns of imbalance in posture and physicality
  • Fascia anatomy and physiology of the upper limb and upper limb unwinding
  • Fascia anatomy and physiology of the lower limb and lower limb unwinding
  • Fascia anatomy and physiology of the trunk and trunk unwinding
  • Fascia anatomy and physiology of the neck and neck unwinding
  • The Spheno-Basilar Synchondrosis ,dysfunctional patterns and their relevance to the emotional , mental and physical well-being
  • Revision of connection with the Sacrum, Spine, Occiput, Temporals, Parietals and Frontals
  • Spinal Alignment Process and integration with the Cranial system
  • Central Nervous system anatomy and physiology, the Autonomic Nervous system- Sympathetic and Parasympathetic nervous system relevance
  • A comprehensive treatment approach with relevance to fascia and the autonomic nervous system connection
  • Treating Chronic Fatigue and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Module 3 – 48 hours

  • Emotional integration with physical illness for healing, psycho-somatic resonance
  • Practitionership : learning how to take a Case History with subjective and objective assessment, diagnosis and treatment
  • Becoming and effective practitioner : self-awareness, personal growth, healthy boundaries
  • Case Studies with a holistic exploration of all symptoms , diagnostic findings and treatment progression
  • The Throat- anatomy and physiology , tuning in and relevance to treatment and neck unwinding
  • Comprehensive full body assessment, diagnosis and treatment
  • Anatomy and study of the skull in 3D
  • Posture, biomechanics of movement and functional anatomy of Gait
  • Further practionership and how to run and manage a practice, rights of the client,
  • Medical ethics and Cranio-Sacral therapy Association rules and regulations

module 4 – 48 hours

  • Facial bones-Vomer, Ethmoid, Palatines, Maxillae, Mandible, Nasal and Zygomatic bones
  • Vomer bone- anatomy and physiology and Cranio-Sacral therapy relationship
  • Ethmoid bone- anatomy and physiology and Cranio-Sacral therapy relationship
  • Palatine bones- anatomy and physiology and Cranio-Sacral therapy relationship
  • Maxilla bones- anatomy and physiology and Cranio-Sacral therapy relationship
  • Mandible bone- anatomy and physiology and Cranio-Sacral therapy relationship
  • Nasal bones- anatomy and physiology and Cranio-sacral therapy relationship
  • Zygomatic bones- anatomy and physiology and Cranio-Sacral therapy relationship
  • Pathology of Facial bones, acute and chronic illness and injury and the influence on the system
  • Dentistry, Orthodontics and Maxillo-facial surgery implications on the facial bones
  • Common conditions of the face, imbalance, asymmetry and the treatment process
  • Comprehensive treatment of the face in relation to the rest of the body
  • Cranial Nerve study, anatomy and physiology and pathology

module 5 – 48 hours

  • The Neonate Skull
  • Pregnancy and the foetal development
  • The Birth process, common problems and birth trauma
  • Appropriate Neurological milestones according to age progression
  • Treating babies and the common conditions relating to Birth trauma and birth shock : colic, sleeplessness, feeding problems, recurrent ear  infections, regurgitation and reflux, hyperactivity, head banging, nightmares, tantrums and delayed neurological milestones
  • Treating mothers, during pregnancy and post-partum
  • Natural birth process and the influences on the Cranio-sacral system
  • Caesarean section, forceps and ventouse assisted birth processes and the influence on the Cranio-Sacral system
  • Case history and practical demonstration on babies and children
  • Breast feeding and the influence of CST on latching and feeding disturbances
  • Connecting with birth trauma in adults and releasing birth trauma
  • Speech therapy, Occupational therapy, Physiotherapy and Child Psychology/Play therapy
  • Limbic Imprinting and the effect on the Cranio-Sacral system
  • Comprehensive treatment and diagnosis of children and babies

module 6 – 48 hours

  • The Endocrine system, anatomy and physiology in depth of the system as a whole
  • The Pituitary gland- anatomy, physiology and pathology
  • The Pineal gland- anatomy, physiology and pathology
  • The Thyroid gland – anatomy, physiology and pathology
  • The Adrenal glands – anatomy, physiology and pathology
  • The Thymus gland – anatomy, physiology and pathology
  • The Female endocrine organs – anatomy, physiology and pathology
  • The Male endocrine organs – anatomy, physiology and pathology
  • The Viscera and all abdominal organ anatomy, physiology and pathology
  • Treatment of the Vicera and Visceral Unwinding, Energy Drive and Welcome Technique Process
  • Full body Unwinding
  • 2 person Treatment Process
  • Integration of emotional, mental and physical treatment process

Total:                         288 hours

The training also includes:

Clinical Practice in Teaching Clinic environment                       128 hours
Home Study and Homework   (to be handed in at each stage)
Home Practice             (twice a week)