Craniosacral Therapy Training

Content of the Training (Module 1-6, 2023 – 2026)

Note: Changes may occur in the curriculum to update material.

All modules include:

  • A printed course manual for each module
  • Training in the theory contained in each manual
  • Demonstrations and practical partner work
  • Time for questions and sharing of experiences to encourage peer learning (intervision)
  • Supervision on a daily basis (appr. 40 hors a 45 mins) for reflexion and expansion of the students competence
  • Meditation, sitting in silence, yoga and gentle movements

Content of  Module 1 – 6:

History and Development of the Craniosacral Method
Learning to Listen and Perceive the Breath of Life
Palpation and Exercises to train your Perception and Awareness of the Primary Respiration
Key Hand Positions
Craniosacral Principles
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology of the Craniosacral System

  • Bones of the Craniosacral system
  • Anatomy of the skull
  • Sutures
  • Meninges
  • System of ventricles
  • Craniosacral movement dynamics
  • Mechanical movement dynamics
  • Muscles, myofascia, ligaments, joints and fascia

Recognition and Professional Support of Inner Conditions of the Client

  • Possibilities of resourses in the system
  • The three step healing process of Dr. B. Becker
  • Offering a safe therapeutic container
  • Harmonising and balancing of deep emotional conditions of the client

Introduction to Fundamental Craniosacral Principles

  • Work with Gestalt
  • State of Balance
  • Disengagement
  • Sending of fluid
  • Work with the diaphragm

Detailed Skills for  Working with the Pelvis
Techniques for Parietal Work and Intracranial Membranes
Contraindications for Craniosacral Work

Digging deeper into Anatomy, and deeper Methods for Listening

  • Individual bones and foramina
  • Mandibular joints
  • Brain and nervous system
  • Tissue layers

Triad Occiput– Atlas – Axis
Introduction to Unwinding
Working with the Dural Tube
Basic Understanding of Traumas and Various Conditions of the Nervous System
Foundation of Biodynamic Embryology

10 Step Protocol

Primary Respiration – Perceptual Experiences of the Tides (CRI, Mid-Tide and Long-Tide)
Introduction to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
Fascial Gliding as a Therapeutic Method
Methods of Craniosacral Assessment

More Anatomy and Techniques

  • Skull base bone
  • Spine
  • Nervous system
  • Os sacrum
  • Jaw and jaw joint
  • Hyoid bone
  • Techniques for the Ventricle System and Sinuses

More Anatomy and Techniques

  • Skull base bone
  • Jaw and jaw joint
  • Palatum durum
  • Hyoid bone

More Techniques for Mouthwork

Deepening in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Deepening your Techniques in Working with Trauma

Unwinding (arms, legs, head)

More Anatomy and Techniques

  • Skull base bone
  • Brain and Nervous system
  • Introduction to the fascial skull and the eyes

Deepening Techniques in your Work with Trauma

More teachings about the dynamic between Therapist and Client

Deepening in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (Fluid Body, working with the Pieta)

Each participant is giving a presentation on a topic from craniosacral therapy

Anatomy and Techniques

  • Spinal cord
  • Bones and arteries
  • Brain
  • Nervous Systeme

Deepening in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Deepening  Techniques for working with Bones, Brain and Nervous system

Working in groups of 3 and 4 therapists

Preparations for the exam are:

  • Attendance of all 6 modules
  • 15 x 75 min sessions with an assistant or experienced craniosacral therapist
  • 30 hours peer to peer group work / inter vision
  • 150 hrs reading relevant literature
  • 110 hrs of case studies
  • 1 hours supervision with Elke after module 2
  • 1 hour practical exam after module 4
  • Presentation on a topic from Craniosacral Therapy in module 5

Written essay on a topic related to Cranialsacral Therapy with a minimum of ten A4 pages (not mandatory).

You will receive an official certificate, acknowledging that you have successfully completed 416 teaching  hours (a 45 mins) of direct teaching in a 6 module course of Craniosacral Training with Elke Angermann and you completed it with an final practical exam after module 6.

Note: On completion of Module 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, a written summary of approximately 400 words on a specific topic from the previous module can be submitted to Elke for assessment. Please note this is not mandatory, but is highly recommended as an aid to support your study of Craniosacral Therapy.


For more information or to enquire about the next upcoming training, please contact Elke by email or  phone +49 (0)15735 220 814.