If you cannot find it in your own body, you will not find it elsewhere.

—The Upanishads

What is Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy?

The inherent expressions of health and wholeness are the focus in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. This work is the art of deep listening to the subtle rhythms of the body, sensing and understanding that language, then appropriately responding to the body’s wisdom. In this work the intention is not to fix problems but to encourage new levels of health in mind, body and spirit. Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy does not diagnose or challenge illness; rather it offers a non-invasive and gentle approach for direct experience of the inner self and the possibility for transmutation of old patterns of dis-ease.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy reduces the stress of the nervous system by accessing a deeper connection with your inner and outer resources. Your body spends energy maintaining patterns which once served the system well, but may no longer be healthy. These patterns, physical or emotional, contain tremendous life force that can be integrated and utilized in a more beneficial way. When these habitual patterns that run our lives are interrupted, doors open to the hidden resources that reveal more creative options for living life.

In the Biodynamic approach, the healing process comes from within. Awareness of your personal process is an integral part of the experience. It is an experiential exploration of felt sense, which encompasses mental processes, feelings, emotions and physical sensations; and radical inclusion, the respect and reverence for all parts of the whole.

Who can benefit?

Because Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy promotes wholeness, everyone can benefit.

During a Session

You will lie, fully clothed, on a soft treatment table and experience the very light touch of the therapist’s hands. This is an extremely gentle touch therapy, involving no manipulation. The therapist’s hands are like mirrors that reflect back to the body the pattern it is holding. The reflection back provides an opportunity to let go of the restrictive pattern and return to an easier mode of functioning. This happens at a deep subconscious level within the body.

You will remain comfortable and in control at all times. Your body will set the pace of work while the therapist holds the container of safety. You might find that the condition you came in for is not what changes first. A few sessions may be required to get used to what you are sensing and feeling. For this reason you may want to consider having a series of treatments to gain the full benefit of the work and its cumulative effect.

Session Length

In Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, more is not necessarily better. Appointments are scheduled for 1 1/4 hours, with 40 to 55 minutes of actual table work.  There is also time for checking-in, scheduling, payment, and questions after the session.

The intention in craniosacral work is to help the person achieve one clear movement towards a greater expression of Health. This can take the shape of one major shift or a series of small, interconnected shifts.

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