The CranioSacral Therapy course of study will prepare massage therapists to practice in a clinical setting either with techniques specific for treatment of psychological and physical problems. The approach is most appropriate for working closely with the Western medical model and will provide the therapist with a clear understanding of medical terminology and the ability to interact with professionals in that environment.
This path provides preparation for therapists who desire to work in Private Practice or in an Osteopathic, Chiropractic or other clinical/medical setting, addressing a variety of allopathic physical problems, as well as emotional and energetic imbalances. CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle non-invasive hands-on modality that addresses every system and function in the human body. Its main focus, however, is on the brain, spinal cord, dural membranes, cerebrospinal fluids and the central nervous system. Being both deeply physical and anatomical it also includes developing levels of perception, awareness and subtle listening skills that fall into the area of energy work. Completion of this course curriculum gives students a deeper understanding of the inner flow and more subtle interrelationships of all systems in the physical and energetic body.
The focus of study throughout the classes will be to deepen and widen our perceptual awareness, enhancing our ability to listen to the body in neutral. This course expands on the physical and energetic anatomy of the body, the vascular, lymphatic and endocrine systems, bones and visceral organs. We will explore what it means and how it feels to hold sacred space not only for our client, but for ourselves as well and develop healthy working boundaries between client and therapist. Somato-emotional release techniques will be addressed from a neutral format, releasing emotions through the depths of dynamic stillness. The specialization in CranioSacral Therapy will also give students experience with an outside research project with individual client case reviews.
Certificate Course Requirements
150 Clock Hours
Students must meet all general admission requirements. Courses must be taken in the order indicated. Each course taken will count toward only one Specialization.
|Required Courses||Course Title||Credit Units||Credit Hours|
|(A) EL304V||CranioSacral Therapy I||2.50||30|
|(B) EL304W||CranioSacral Therapy II||2.50||30|
|(C) EL304L||CranioSacral Therapy III||2.50||30|
|(D) SP322P||CranioSacral Therapy Concentration||5.00||60|
|Total Units / Hours||12.50||150|