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Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy


Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Foundation Course Curriculum

The complete Foundation Program consists of 13 - 4 day modules spanning 2 1/2 years. The first module is the Introductory module and is a pre-requisite for the Foundation Program.

Intro Course -

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Module I April 5-8, OR June 21-24, 2018 Contact Jan 734 929 8039, OR 973 2013

During the Foundation Course, we deepen our awareness of the Breath of Life. We continue the exploration of the midline, embryology and our ability to be present with the human system. We will be working with understanding trauma and the HPA-axis (hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal) and how to relate to them biodynamicaly. We will be looking at the central nervous system (CNS) and its triune aspects; sympathetic, parasympathetic and social nervous systems.

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  • Understanding the anatomy of the ventricles & the flow of cerebral spinal fluid
  • Understanding the anatomy of the membranes of the central nervous system
  • Exploring the outer layer of the cranial system; the bones and their movement
  • Understanding fulcrums of health within the human body
  • Review states of balance, Biokinetic and Biodynamic Potencies.
  • Understanding and perceiving "natural" and "inertial" fulcrums.
  • Introduction to Dr. Becker's three step healing process.
  • Lateral Fluctuation, Direction of potency
  • Stillpoints- the eye of the needle
  • Trauma and communication skills
  • Pelvic Dynamics
  • S/I, L4 and 5, Motility, Sacrum
  • SBJ non-physiological patterns
  • Face, Frontal, Ethmoid, Ethmoid Dynamics, Falx
  • Hard Palate, Maxilla, vomer, palatines
  • Temporal mandibular joint dynamics, SBJ revisited
  • Motility of CNS, Propriocepters, facilitation
  • Birth Dynamics
  • Ignition, Inherent Treatment Plan, Venous Sinuses Revisited
  • Disengagement-space, Traction.
  • Spinal Dynamics. Embryological Imperative (EI), Midline, Stacking, Motility, Vertebral Relations
  • Occipital Triad, Occiput, Atlas, Axis, Relationships, Sphenobasilar Joint (SBJ)
  • Understanding the HPA axis and the stress response
  • SBJ physiological patterns

Jan Pemberton RPP, RCST®, has been studying and working with the cranial system for over 26 years. She has taught the Cranialsacral Biodynamics in Canada, the US and Indo-Asia. Jan has trained extensively and taught with Franklyn Sills.

While being grounded in classical anatomy and physiology, Jan brings a deep appreciation and understanding of the esoteric nature of the human experience. Jan’s intention as a teacher is to empower her students with an awareness of the heart opening and life transformative qualities of the Breath of Life through the study of Biodynamic Cranial work.

Jan is a member of the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America (BCTA/NA) and is a certified teacher of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. She is currently teaching in Michigan and Vermont.

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