Functional Approach to CST: The Ten Step Process Revised
These recordings and handouts are from a training that took place in the St. Louis area in July and December 2018. It is a revision of traditional courses on the bones and membranes of the cranium. Topics presented are a revised 10 step protocol used most frequently in worldwide research that proves the benefits of Craniosacral Therapy. Students will learn the current 10 step protocol that is most effective with their clients.
1. Techniques and neuroanatomy of the cranial base – sphenoid, occiput and temporal bone; the cranial vault – frontal and parietal bones.
2. Anatomy and techniques for the transverse diaphragms:
A. Pelvic diaphragm
B. Respiratory diaphragm
C. Thoracic diaphragm
D. The atlantooccipital joint space: releasing the suboccipital triangle.
3. Neurophysiology of the autonomic nervous system. Skills for building neurological safety in the therapeutic relationship for optimal healing.
4. Techniques and anatomy of the dural membrane system from the cranium to the sacrum.
1. Techniques and neuroanatomy of the face, mouth and temporomandibular joint space – ethmoid bone, vomer, maxilla and mandible bones.
2. Neuroanatomy and physiology of the 12 pairs of cranial nerves. The polyvagal system and the social engagement system in the therapeutic relationship.
3. Neurophysiology of the cerebrospinal fluid and the blood brain barrier in craniosacral therapy.
4. Techniques and anatomy for the fasciae of the neck, hyoid bone and cricoid cartilage.
5. Techniques and anatomy for the atlantooccipital joint space: releasing the jugular foramen.