About the courses

CranioSacral Therapy I
Course Length: 4 days
Advanced preparation: Reading Your Inner Physician and You and CranioSacral Therapy (chapters 1 – 6), both by Dr John Upledger.
Programme Highlights
· Palpation – gross-subtle, active-passive, three rhythms.
· Fascia as a whole body system, cross diaphragms, techniques for release.
· Flexion and extension.
· Direction and energy techniques.
· Vertical and horizontal cranial membrane systems.
· Unidirectional tractional force.
· Membrane system and Anatomy slides of skull and cranial suture.
· Dural tube evaluation, traction, treatment.
· TMJ technique.
· 10-step protocol.
From this workshop you will gain advanced palpatory skills to study subtle biological movements, and a concise 10-step protocol for evaluation and treatment that is easily integrated into existing practice, leading to improved treatment results in individuals with a history of pain and illness.

CranioSacral Therapy II
Course Length: 4 days
Advanced preparation: Successful completion of CranioSacral Therapy I workshop followed by ample independent study time for skill development and practice. Required reading: chapters 7 onwards of Dr John Upledger’s CranioSacral Therapy and the chapter on Temporomandibular joint in CranioSacral Therapy II, Beyond the Dura.
Programme Highlights
· Cranial dysfunctions.
· Hard palate, the mandible, and temporomandibular joint dysfunctions.
· Whole body evaluation.
· Energy cysts.
· Regional tissue release.
· SomatoEmotional Release.
The course begins with the study of cranial base dysfunctions as perceived, diagnosed and treated by Dr William Sutherland, the father of cranial osteopathy. In this course students learn how to integrate Sutherland’s techniques for identifying and evaluating lesions into our “10-step protocol” and how to apply individual correction when needed.

Evaluation and treatment of the hard palate, the mandible and temporomandibular joint are presented and practiced to complete the exploration of the masticatory system.
You can expect to take away with you skills to localize and correct motion distortions of the spheno-palatino-vomero-maxilary complex and restrictions of the teeth. You should be able to evaluate general vitality, motivation, emotional status and biochemical dysfunction using the CranioSacral rhythm. You will have had the opportunity to observe and/or participate in the process of SomatoEmotional Release.

Advanced CranioSacral Therapy I
Course Length: 5 days
This course offers an extraordinary experience for the serious CranioSacral therapy practitioner. During five intense days you participate in an intimate ten – student group with a three-member staff team of therapists very experienced in the use of advanced skills to facilitate health improvement. A senior Upledger Institute instructor leads the workshop with assistants. The format is of two five-student groups. Following discussion each morning, in the afternoons each participant is treated by the other four in their group. The supervisory team give guidance and support when it seems indicated.

Advanced CranioSacral Therapy II
Course Length: 5 days
This class is comprised exclusively of participants who have completed the Advanced I CST workshop. The format of the class is essentially the same. Advanced CranioSacral Therapy workshops in the UK are residential, using affordable, well run retreat or conference centers in peaceful locations. Usually arrival is in the afternoon before the workshop, and departure on the last afternoon. Students have the option to submit special requests for topics to be reviewed prior to the class.

SomatoEmotional Release I
Course Length: 4 days
Advanced preparation: Successful completion of CranioSacral Therapy II workshop. You should review Dr John Upledger’s textbook CranioSacral Therapy II, Beyond the Dura and read SomatoEmotional Release and Beyond.
Programme Highlights
· Techniques for releasing the vocal apparatus – to aid expression
and release of suppressed emotion.
· Introduction to the idea and use of therapeutic imagery.
· Integration of imagery and dialogue techniques with the process
of SomatoEmotional Release.
· Introduction to vector/axis integration and alignment.
SomatoEmotional Release is a therapeutic process that helps rid the mind and body of residual effects of past trauma and associated negative emotional experiences, thereby supplementing the practice of CranioSacral Therapy and advancing and expanding its usefulness.
You will gain specific techniques for energy cyst and SomatoEmotional Release. Such releases are often necessary in order to enable many people to let go of the deepest causes of pain and illness. They enable the application of CranioSacral Therapy to be utilized by the sufferer at the deeper levels. By achieving improved listening and comprehension skills you will have increased understanding of verbal and non-verbal signals. This will be a means to encourage clients/patients to work co-operatively with you in improving health.

SomatoEmotional Release II
Course Length: 4 days
Advanced preparation: Successful completion of SomatoEmotional Release® I workshop. You should review SomatoEmotional Release and Beyond by Dr John Upledger and read Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury. Dr Upledger recommends you also read The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins, and The Triumph of the Embryo by Lewis Wolpert.
Programme Highlights
· The history, key concepts and therapeutic process.
· Review of throat and hard palate techniques for releasing vocal apparatus.
· Methods for inviting a solicited image, maintaining an unsolicited
image and discovering an image’s purpose.
· Exercises in active imagination, archetypes, self awareness and dialogue and facilitated imagery.
In this workshop SomatoEmotional Release (SER) techniques are integrated with various creative and dialoguing methods. The emphasis is on wholeness and self healing. The goal is a comfortable holistic mind-body approach to the resolution of problems and obstacles related to patient/client progress and growth.
The class begins with a review of the techniques for releasing the throat and hard palate taught in CranioSacral Therapy (CST) II. This technique is used to encourage expression and release of suppressed emotion, followed by an introduction to Psychosynthesis, Gestalt and Jungian psychology.
By blending concepts from three schools of psychology with SER and CST, the therapist learns specific techniques to help their patients increase awareness of the ‘inner self’. Class exercises are designed to strengthen the relationship between the conscious and the unconscious mind in order to increase self awareness.
The SomatoEmotional Release process requires extreme sensitivity on the part of the therapist and a positive attitude and trust from the patient. The SER II course gives you a greater insight into your patient’s issues and specific techniques to fine tune your dialoguing skills.