The Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust is a school of excellence established in 1989 by Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy teacher and former osteopath Michael Kern and Franklyn Sills, author of ‘Craniosacral Biodynamics Vols 1 + 2’ and ‘Polarity Process’. The Trust was established to provide comprehensive and in-depth courses delivered clearly and accessibly. Students are trained in the practical skills required to develop a professional career in Craniosacral Therapy, honing and developing those skills in a supportive and creative environment. In the latter stages of the courses, students also gain clinical experience at the Trust’s low-cost teaching clinic in Islington, London.
A Biodynamic Approach
The biodynamic approach that is taught on the Trust’s courses emphasises a client-centred, whole person approach that works with the underlying forces that govern our healthy functioning. The fundamental principle underlying the biodynamic approach is that each of us possesses an inherent intelligence that strives to maintain optimal balance and keep us healthy. This is something that begins in the embryonic stage of development and continues throughout our lives. In this approach, the body, mind and spirit are seen as interconnected, and students learn to develop individually tailored treatments that acknowledge the natural tendency to find health and meet the deeper needs of each client.
The part-time training course at the Trust takes place over two years, comprised of 48 days of classroom attendance divided into 11 seminars lasting four to five days each. In addition, in the latter stages of the training students are asked to attend the teaching clinic for 6-10 days (depending on prior experience). An interval of approximately two months between each seminar allows students the time to practice and integrate new skills before moving on to the next new topic. It also ensures that students can attend with minimal disruption to regular work throughout the length of the course. Class sizes are set to deliver training that is personal yet facilitates experience of working with a variety of colleagues.
Tasters and Open Seminars
Individuals who wish to learn more about Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and our training before making a commitment to attend are invited to join us at an introductory weekend or introductory talk, where there’s an opportunity to ask questions, meet tutors and experience our methods of teaching.
Ample support is provided to each student for the duration of the course, including access to dedicated personal tutors and the opportunity to access support in between seminars should there be any queries or issues to address. As learning Craniosacral Therapy can only effectively be accomplished with a hands-on approach, a lot of supervised practice sessions take place in class and students are then asked to practice these skills between each of the training seminars.
The PDF attachment explores some of the tried and tested teaching methods used at the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust.