There’s a lot of science behind Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) and there’s an appreciation of the expressions and movements of health and the subtle rhythms produced by fluid fluctuations etc.
However more importantly, there is also the understanding that when we touch someone, we aren’t just touching a body with its separate parts.
We are touching a living organism that is whole, intelligent, complex, multi layered and full of hopes, dreams and memories .
The body is wired to respond to touch.
We know that babies thrive when held and studies show that stress-associated cortisol production decreases in clinical trials where “therapeutic touch” is used.
The combination of the type of touch and the practitioners calm, centred presence, skills and
knowledge create an environment where the body feels safe. Fight or flight mode down regulates and resources are freed up to attend to returning the body back to a state of balanced, connected wholeness.
During a BCST session there is often a change in the way the brain experiences the body. The skilled practitioner can help to amplify the client’s own felt-sense. With that awareness comes choice, the body can choose to let go of tensions that were previously unnoticed and the nervous system can remap and experience the body in a more complete and embodied way.
Who is BCST for?
Anyone who is interested in deepening into an experience of embodiment and wanting to feel…
- more energy and resilience
- an improvement in symptoms
- less physical pain
- an increase in vitality and well-being
- calmness and peace
- more mental clarity
- a renewed sense of direction and purpose
- awareness of unhelpful behavioural patterns
- a sense of a deeper connection with themselves and others
I am a PACT registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST) trained with Body Intelligence Training. I began my training in 2007 in Auckland, New Zealand and have since completed post graduate training in Australia, Kuala Lumpur and New Zealand with Katherine Ukelja, Simon Gosling, Michael Shea, Ged Sumner and Steve Haines.