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The morning wind spreads it's fresh smell.
We must get up and take that in,
that wind that lets us live.
Breath before it's gone.
~Rumi
The morning wind spreads it's fresh smell.
We must get up and take that in,
that wind that lets us live.
Breath before it's gone.
~Rumi

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

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"Jennifer's work has helped me gain ease of movement in several areas of my body (SI joint, Shoulder, knee and foot).  At the end of each session I feel like my body and soul are realigned and i'm ready to enjoy my life fully." 

Debbie Ezersky, Sebastopol CA

What to expect: 

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, profound, and non-invasive, hands-on treatment for the whole body. It works not only with the craniosacral system (the brain and the spinal column) but also with any other part of the body needing attention. Performed on a massage table, the client is fully clothed and the touch is generally light and still. The treatment is focused on supporting the health of the whole being, especially the nervous system, which is constantly sending and receiving information and dictates all of the body’s functioning.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapists understand how an optimally functioning healthy nervous system performs. We are trained for years on how to use acute perception skills to perceive subtle physiological changes. We are aware of the energetic map that underlies one‘s basic health and symptomatology.  We believe that health is never lost no matter what the ailment.  We use our ability to identify the parts of the nervous system that are not functioning optimally and our awareness of the “always available health” in the body to assist the system in bringing itself back into balance. This supports greater ease and helps the body decrease symptoms.

 

BCTS distinguishes itself from other modalities by its emphasis on stillness, silence, and negotiation of safe and loving space. These cultivated, yet inherent qualities, allow for patterns held in the tissues, nervous system and energetic field to be met in a spacious non-invasive way. We train to let the clients system come to us, rather than 'going in' to make adjustments. To listen and patiently wait for the client's body to reveal and release whenever it feels resourced enough to do so, Because of this approach, trauma that is held in the body is safe to arise and be met in a regulated slow and spacious way. 

"Jennifer is a powerful, beautiful woman and awesome human being. She is gifted with healing energy and a heart of Gold❤️"

Kristen Tussey, Ashland OR

Who can Benefit from BCST?

BCST works with the underlying causes of disorder by engaging the greater primary intelligence of the system and thus the positive effects experienced by clients are as varied as the clients themselves.

It is safe for people of all ages including; 

  • infants 

  • children 

  • pregnant mothers

  • the elderly 

  • animals

 

Recipients have gained relief from many issues including;

  • Structural Problems & Injuries (such as headaches and back pain) 

  • Chronic pain

  • Sciatica

  • Hormonal Imbalance

  • Sleep Disorders

  • P.T.S.D (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

  • Trauma Recovery

  • Concussions

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries

  • Mental Suffering

  • Emotional Turmoil

  • Spiritual Angst

What is the science and history behind BCTS?

"Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a whole being therapy. By working with the primary forces that originate and develop our systems, BCST therapists support healing at its core level. In modern western culture, craniosacral therapy came out of the practice of Osteopathy and the teachings of Dr. William Garner Sutherland. During his osteopathic schooling at the turn of the 20th century, Dr. Sutherland was struck by the anatomy of the cranial bones and their apparent design for subtle movement. This led him on to a life time of exploration and study of what he termed Primary Respiration. As an osteopath he came from a foundation of perceiving the human system as a connected whole and focusing on balanced movement as the key to health.

Dr. Sutherland defined the craniosacral system as the dura (the connective tissue surrounding the central nervous system), the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), and the directly connected bony and ligamentous structures. Through his practice, he became aware of subtle movements in the craniosacral system driven by pulsatory rhythmic pressures in the cerebrospinal fluid surrounding and supporting the central nervous system. What he palpated, and many after him have perceived as well, is a gentle tide-like motion ~ that rises and swells toward the cranium (head) and then recedes and pools toward the sacrum (low back) ~ sustaining vital nerve centers. Because the whole body is a fabric of connection, our whole system rises and swells then recedes and narrows with these rhythms.

This Primary Respiration, more central to our existence than even our respiratory breath, is the way that we are breathed into being. Through subtle perceptual skills that we can all develop, Dr. Sutherland listened to and learned from these tides. He became aware of how they enhanced the whole system and how, by bringing his attention to them, his patients got better. He perceived a luminous life force (potency) infused in the cerebrospinal fluid that disseminated to all the fluids and tissues of the body. Modern science has now confirmed that there are light photons in the cerebrospinal fluid.

In the beginning, Dr. Sutherland treated his patients in a biomechanical manner ~ assessing imbalance in the movement of structures and gently manipulating them into place in rhythm with the “cranial rhythmic impulse” (short tide). As he deepened in the work, he began to perceive even slower and more basic rhythms. Over time he found that the potency of the tidal movement within was a more powerful force for healing than any he “could bring from without”. He also discovered the profound regenerative state that would happen when the tides would rest in stillness. Through transformative experiences later in life, he came face-to-face with an alive, intelligent, and aware presence that was infusing/breathing potency into all living systems. He called this The Breath of Life.

Variations of craniosacral work can be found in healing systems throughout the world. Assuredly, this profound approach of working with healing from a knowing of wholeness and connection with larger primary forces has been around as long as there have been people. In current western craniosacral work there have emerged many streams ~ from cranial osteopathy to various forms of craniosacral therapy. They are all helpful and all came out of Dr. Sutherland’s teachings at various stages of his life. Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy came out of what he shared during the last years of his life when he had come to focus on the energy/potency of the Breath of Life that drives the tides that in turn infuse the the fluids and tissues with health. He was profoundly surrendered to this quantum transmutation of sacred life energy into our core physiological functioning.

BCST is an alive art and therapy that is continuing to evolve. After his passing in 1954, students and colleagues of Dr. Sutherland continued to develop and share the work. In the early part of the 1990’s, Franklyn Sills brought together his many studies including Osteopathy, Polarity, Buddhism, and Pre & Perinatal work to bring forth the current teachings of BCST. He continues to develop and be evolved by the work as do many practitioners around the world, including those of his students who are now teachers themselves."

Robyn Michelle Jones ~

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America Approved Teacher and President on the Board

Stillness and Silence are not the same reality, even though they have the same cause.

 

Stillness has power. One can sense the potency of stillness as it transmutes the patient and clinician.

Silence is flowing, alive with movement. Sometimes silence has the feeling of soft rain. Sometimes it has the feeling of a river flowing in eternity…the scene is silent yet there is incarnate motion…one feels the movement of creation.

This is important.

James Jealous D.O.