The Embryo In Us is a four-day live online workshop which will run online from 1st-4th April 2021, taught by Dr. Jaap van der Wal. It is open to all.

The workshop is hosted by the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust, which was founded in 1989 by Michael Kern and Franklyn Sills. The Trust offers foundation trainings in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy as well as a range of continuing professional development courses for existing Craniosacral Therapists and other practitioners.

An Exploration of Prenatal Development

The seminar will explore human prenatal development, with a focus on the essential attributes of spiritual development that are expressed through the shaping of the body. It has been found by many practitioners that a greater understanding of embryological forces can help support a holistic healthcare approach. The forces that form the embryo are the same forces that reside within the body throughout life, working to heal and carrying our health blueprint through our tissues and cells.

Course Segments

Running over four days, the course will be divided into four main segments. The Undivided Embryo will focus on where we come from and understanding how the embryo incarnates. The Polarity Embryo will look at the Breath of Life, the two-fold embryo, and cellularity versus organism in the beginning. The Threefold Embryo will explore the vegetative embryo, the body’s rhythmic segmentation, innerness and interaction, blood and fascia as dimensions of innerness and mediation, and the incarnation process of the heart. The Universal Embryo will focus on four ways of being, the psychosomatic embryo, the evolving embryo, and the embryology of freedom.

Dr. Jaap van der Wal

Teacher Jaap van der Wal was  an associate professor at the University of Maastricht, specialising in Anatomy and Embryology. He attained his qualifications in 1973 to become a licensed medical doctor and has previously taught both Medical Anthropology and Philosophy of Science. He regularly speaks at conferences and seminars at body-mind institutes.

The cost of the course is £340 for the four days, and participants will have access to a recording as well as numerous supporting articles and a PowerPoint presentation.