Introductionary Workshop craniosacral biodynamics
In this weekend workshop, we will explore the basics of the Primary Respiration System through theory and practice. This workshop is particularly for people new to the biodynamic craniosacral field, so that they can become aquatinted with this unique healing art. After introducing some specific anatomy and look at the basic concepts, we will learn how to connect with the Primary Respiration System and listen to its subtle expression in the fluids and tissues of the body with our hands, from a quiet place within ourselves.
Einführung zum Primären Respiration System und die Prinzipien des Breath of Life Konzepts
In our first contact with the Primary Respiration System, we will get acquainted with the concepts of Dr. William Sutherland, the originator of this approach. He called the life force he perceived the ?”Breath of Life”,? and we will learn and practice the perceptual skills to listen to the manifestations of the primary respiration system. When we are centered in ourselves, we are able to perceive this tide-like fluctuation in the fluids and tissues of the body, and its resources of health within.
Seminar 1 is oriented to the state of the practitioner and the development of the perception. We are orienting to the perception Health in the Primary Respiration System and to the underlying forces of the dynamic stillness.
The neutral of the fluid body, the midline forces and the reciprocal tension membrane
While listening to the Primary Respiration System (PRS) and its manifestations on the level of the fluid-tide, we are orienting towards the neutral of the fluid body and we learn to support the system to settle and express its vitality as a unity. Then we look at the development of the embryo in the first weeks and the relation of this embryonal forces with the arising of the midline as an orienting and organizing fulcrum. We continue working with the functional and structural relationship of the bones of the neuro-cranium and the reciprocal tension membrane and perceiving the expression of Primary Respiration as mobility and motility in these structures.
The Craniosacral Core System and Whole Body Connections
In this seminar we will focus more on the midline structures of the human body, the spine, the cranial base and the dural tube, their embryological origins and their dynamics. The whole body connections will become evident when we are working with the horizontal layers of fascia in the body as well as with the relation sacrum-occiput and the triade of occiput-atlas-axis. In this regard we are learning about the healing approach on the level of the fluid body, which is the State of Balance, using the 3 steps of Dr. Becker for the resolution of inertial forces. We will also have a look at the basic function of the autonomous nervous system and its self-regulation. And we start to perceive different levels of stillness and beginning to orient to the inherent treatment plan.
The Cranial Base and its dynamics as whole body reflection
Here we will learn about the classical dynamics of the bone structure of the cranial base, including the synchondrosis spheno-basilaris, a natural fulcrum of the midline for the cranium. We perceive the relationship of occiput, sphenoid and the temporal bones and how they interconnect with the sacrum and the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ). We will also look at the relationship between the pelvis and sacrum and the whole cranial base. And we will understand the function of the venous sinus system and its drainage and will deepen our understanding for the inherent treatment plan.
The Viscerocranium and the interaction with the world, the central nervous system and the ventricules
In seminar 5 we are learning how to interact with the stomatognathic system and the viscerocranium and the bones of face and hard-palate in order to resolve inertial forces held within these structures and how to support a new balance. Then we are perceiving the motility of the central nervous system and of the ventricles and this will allow us to start to orient to the wider field of the long tide of the Primary Respiration.
The understanding of the unfolding of the inherent treatment plan will deepen.
Trauma Resolution and the Field of the Long Tide
During seminar 6 we continue to explore the skills of trauma-resolution through the orientation to the Field of the Long Tide. Our understanding of the integration of craniosacral biodynamics with the functions of the nervous system is deepening and we are supporting the tide as an antidote to trauma.
And we are coming back to the original "Breath of Life" concept and how it is interwoven with the universal life forces and expressed in the inherent treatment plan.
Integration and conclusion
We are looking at the coherency and continuity of the inherent treatment plan as evaluation and treatment in the biodynamic craniosacral approach. This is strengthening the skills and competences of the practitioner.
Conclusion and certification of the training is in seminar 7 with exams and feedback sessions and the presentation of a written work.