Craniosacral Residential Training

Content of Training (Module 1-4 in 2019/2022)*

Module 1

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 Positions

Stillpoints

Craniosacral Principles

Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology of the Craniosacral System

  • Bones of the Craniosacral system
  • Anatomy of the scull
  • 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 recourses in the system
  • The three step healing process of Dr. B. Becker
  • Offering a safe therapeutic container
  • Harmonizing and balancing of deep emotional conditions oft the client

Introduction to Fundamental Craniosacral Principles

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

Detailed Skills for the Pelvis

Techniques for Parietal Work and Intracranial Membranes

Contraindications for Craniosacral Work

Module 2

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

Fascial Gliding as a Therapeutic Method

Working with the Dural Tube

Basic understanding of traumas and various conditions of the nervous system, the Polyvagal theory

Foundation of biodynamic Embryology

Methods of Craniosacral Assessment

Module 3

Primary Respiration – Perceptual Experiences of the Tides (CRI, Mid-Tide and Long-Tide)

Introduction to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

More Anatomy and Techniques

  • Skull base bone
  • Nervous system

Unwinding (head, arms, legs)

Deeper understanding of traumas and various conditions of the nervous system

10 step protocol

Module 4 (23.3. – 28.3.2022)

More Anatomy and Techniques

  • Skull base bone
  • Introduction- Eyes
  • Nervous system
  • Os sacrum
  • Palatum durum
  • Jaw and jaw joint
  • Hyoid bone
  • Techniques for the Ventricel System and Sinuses

Perceptual Experiences of the Tides (CRI, Mid-Tide and Long-Tide)

Deepening in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Deepening your techniques in your work with trauma

Unwinding (arms, legs, head)

Content of Training (Module 1-4, new dates in 2024)

Class 1  (6 days)

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 Positions

Stillpoints

Craniosacral Principles

Anatomy and Physiology of the Craniosacral System

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

Recognition and Professional Support of Inner Conditions of the Client

  • Basic understanding of traumas and various conditions of the nervous system, the Polyvagal theory
  • Possibilities of recourses in the system
  • The three step healing process of Dr. B. Becker
  • Offering a safe therapeutic container
  • Harmonizing and balancing of deep emotional conditions oft the client

Introduction to Fundamental Craniosacral Principles

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

Detailed Skills for the Pelvis

Techniques for Parietal Work and Intracranial Membranes

Contraindications for Craniosacral Work

Module 2/3 (6 days)

Digging deeper into Anatomy, and deeper Methods for Listening

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

Triad Occiput– Atlas – Axis

Introduction to Unwinding

Fascial Gliding as a Therapeutic Method

Fulcrums

Working with the Dural Tube

Sensing and Experiencing of different Tissue Layers

Methods of Craniosacral Assessment

Module 4 (6 days)

More Anatomy and Techniques

  • Skull base bone
  • Eyes
  • Nervous system
  • Os sacrum
  • Palatum durum
  • Jaw and jaw joint
  • Hyoid bone
  • Techniques for the Ventricel System and Sinuses

Perceptual Experiences of the Tides (CRI, Mid-Tide and Long-Tide)

Deepening in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Deepening your techniques in your work with trauma

Unwinding (arms, legs, head)

Module 5 (6 days)

Questions and Answers

More Mouthwork

Digging deeper with Schock and Trauma Work

Work with Silence

Assessment and Certification

Students complete the training by completing a practical exam with Elke.

*Note: Changes in the curriculum possible

Assessment and Certification after Module 4

Students complete the training by completing a practical exam with Elke.

Preparations for the exam are:

  • Attendance of all four modules
  • 12 sessions with an assistant or experienced craniosacral therapist
  • 100 hrs of study cases
  • 70 hrs reading relevant literatur
  • 30 hours intervention
  •  2 lectures on an anatomic topic
  •  2 hours supervision with Elke

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

You will receive an official certificate, acknowledging that you have successfully completed 222 hours of Craniosacral Training with Elke Angermann.

Enquiries

For more information or to enquire about the next upcoming training, please contact Elke by email info@cranio-therapie-stuttgart.de or  phone +49 (0)15735 220 814.