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What is biodynamic craniosacral therapy?
Craniosacral therapy is many people’s “surprise” favorite form of
bodywork. It is a light-touch technique that works with all the
tissues and bones of the body, the cerebrospinal fluid, and our
fundamental ordering principle, which in craniosacral therapy is
known as the Breath of Life. It is both a physiologically and an
energetically based system. Over time, its effects can be vast and
literally life-changing. At its core, cranial work brings us back to
ourselves as we were originally intended to be—to our original
intention before the slings and arrows of experience lodged
themselves in our bodies.
How it works
therapy that William Sutherland, D.O., “discovered” over one hundred
years ago has, over the course of time, moved from a healing
modality that was mainly physiologically based to one that, while
paying great attention to our body physiology, is grounded in the
intelligence of the Breath of Life. The Breath of Life (a.k.a.
universal intelligence) promotes the flow of natural healing.
Physical and emotional stress can block that natural flow. Cranial
work helps it to move again.
Healing in biodynamic craniosacral therapy takes place at a
number of levels. The level most familiar to us is the
physiological. At this level, the practitioner carefully listens to
and acknowledges the body’s physiological messages—from the pull of
a misplaced vertebra or a strained muscle to the ebbs and flows of
cerebrospinal fluid—and helps the tissue adjust to a more optimal
level of functioning. I have had many clients come in with neck or
back pain that only partially responds to massage. They usually find
that by the end of a cranial session their pain has either vanished
completely and does not recur or is greatly alleviated.
Another level at which craniosacral therapy works is the level of
acknowledgment. The process of being heard, acknowledged, and
appreciated is very powerful, and the physical body, like the
emotional body, responds to it. Often, all that is needed to remove
a block is careful, compassionate attention and acknowledgment.
Blocks are much like two-year-old children who, once acknowledged,
cease their tantrums and transform. This acknowledgment may take
place non-verbally, or I may ask you what you are feeling in your
body. Your own increasing awareness of what is taking place in your
body helps it to begin to heal itself.
The Dynamic Stillness
The deepest level of healing is that of dynamic stillness. In
stillness, the inherent potency of the Breath of Life permeates you,
and healing takes place. Pains cease or diminish, fear subsides, and
the body reorders. No agenda is necessary, for the Breath of Life
knows where to go. As the Breath of Life flows through you, you will
feel an incredible sense of well-being and peace.
This work can be used to deal with all sorts of physical
ailments, including migraines, lower back pain, menstrual cramps,
TMJ, irritable bowel syndrome, pulled muscles, foot and leg pain,
sleep problems, and pain resulting from automobile accidents.
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of conditions that can be addressed by biodynamic craniosacral
Biodynamic craniosacral therapy is a wonderful and gentle way to
work with emotional trauma, anxiety, stress, and depression.
Traumatic states are often overwhelming. In biodynamic craniosacral
work, trauma is processed at a pace the body can handle, which helps
you move gradually toward deeper levels of harmony and attunement.
Furthermore, through cranial work, you will naturally become more
and more resourced, grounded, and integrated, further facilitating
the processing of trauma and/or the achievement of calmer and more
joyful states of being. Click here
to see a more extensive list of conditions that can be addressed
by biodynamic craniosacral therapy.
With regular sessions, clients find the patterns of their lives
changing for the better. They are more present and grounded, have
increased self-confidence, and find more joy in living. The results
you may experience with cranial work can be profound.
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benefits biodynamic craniosacral therapy can help you bring into