This course will introduce you to the anatomy and physiology of the CranioSacral System through the Upledger practical hands-on “learning by discovery” method. You will learn advanced palpatory skills, fascial and soft tissue release techniques, and a concise 10-step protocol for evaluation and treatment of the entire body via the CranioSacral System. To supplement class instruction you will receive a fully-illustrated, comprehensive study guide.
Professional healthcare practitioner, student in healthcare program or graduate awaiting licensure/accreditation with experience in sensitive, light-touch palpation.
For those who wish to take CS1, and live in a state or province that does not require a healthcare hands-on license to practice CST, the following minimum study is required:
1. 80 hours of Anatomy and Physiology and 15 hours of Pathology. One way to satisfy this requirement is through the home study coursework, Upledger Health Science Essentials, http://shop.iahe.com/Product-List/All-Products/Upledger-Health-Science-Essentials, available through the London (Ontario) College of Osteopathy.
2. 4 hours of ethics, from an organization such as the American Massage Therapy Association, https://www.amtamassage.org/
For more details or to register, please visit www.healingattention.org/cs1
About the Instructor
I am a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with degrees in Art and Occupational Therapy. In over 20 years as an Occupational Therapist, I have worked in custom seating and mobility systems, in outpatient and inpatient rehabilitative settings, in birth to three programs, in schools, and in private practice clinics. I have benefited from expert mentorship in both Sensory Integration and Craniosacral treatment techniques, and have achieved advanced certifications in these areas through extensive post-graduate coursework and study. Please see the "My Skills" tab below for further details regarding my training.
Scaffolding an activity for a child to experience success during a "just-right challenge"; partnering with an adult client in a craniosacral session along their wellness journey; helping parents understand their children a little differently; these and much more bring me joy. Supporting students and colleagues in growing their skills by acting as Teaching Assistant in Upledger Craniosacral classes every year, and as a mentor in the Upledger Mentorship program are also very rewarding.
Since establishing Journeys Occupational Therapy LLC in November of 2013, I have worked with individuals from newborn to 88 years of age. Over the course of my career I have assisted people with migraines, post-concussion, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, stress, depression, chronic pain, learning disabilities, autism spectrum diagnosis, sensory processing disorder, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, developmental delays, Alzheimers or other dementias, and more. Multiple-hands treatments (two or more therapists working with you simultaneously) are available on a limited basis. Please call with any questions.
Please visit www.healingattention.org to register
Student rate: $350
Register by 9/16: $595
Register by 10/16: $695
After 10/16: $795