craniosacral therapy

This foundation volume presents a unique integration of the wide spectrum of approaches to Cranio-Sacral Therapy, providing practitioners and students with a broad and authoritative understanding of the discipline. The author covers the fundamentals of theory as well as the practical skills and techniques needed to carry out Cranio-Sacral work, and the book also includes detailed instructions for treatments, all of which are clearly explained in extensive case histories, photographs and illustrations.
Based upon the syllabus of the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy in London, UK, this is an unparalleled resource for practitioners of Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Cranial Osteopathy, and an essential reference for students.
About the Author.
Thomas Attlee is the founder and principal of the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy in Primrose Hill, London, the first, the largest, and the most established college of its kind in Europe. He graduated from the European School of Osteopathy, and taught Anatomy and Physiology at the International College of Oriental Medicine for seven years, and has a broad experience of many different therapies, meditation techniques and psycho-therapeutic approaches, all of which inform his teaching and writing. Thomas lives in London, UK.
You can buy this book directly from The College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy for £28 (retail price £35).
Author’s note:
There are various approaches to cranio-sacral therapy, partly reflecting the development of the therapy over the years, partly suiting individual practitioners and differing styles. I see all these different approaches as part of a spectrum, complementary rather than antagonistic.
The whole spectrum is valuable and all aspects of the spectrum can be integrated together for optimum effectiveness. This integrated approach is the approach that I teach at the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy, and is the basis of the book ‘Cranio-Sacral Integration’.
Thomas Attlee.

This lively book describes the discovery and therapeutic value of the craniosacral system in easy, understandable terms healthcare professionals and laypeople alike can understand. Dr. Upledger's colorful case histories explain the path that led to his discovery of this exciting medical modality. The book contains a play-by-play account of the development of CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release, and other concepts and techniques. It's recommended reading for therapists, patients, caregivers, and anyone interested in understanding how therapy performed on the craniosacral system can improve the quality of life.

Originally published as a single volume, The Heart of Listening has been re-issued as two separate volumes because of public demand for a more concise, portable edition. Milne, a third generation Scottish osteopath, begins by explaining the visionary approach to healing, and how it may be applied to the realm of craniosacral work. He explains the importance of meditation, centering, and the cultivation of heartfulness in the development of compassionate practice. Milne introduces the reader to the story of visionary work—its genesis, evolution, philosophy, and practice—and explains how a grounding in meditation, sensitive touch, and intuitive perception can lead to a remarkable unfoldment in skill development.

Originally published as a single volume, The Heart of Listening has been re-issued as two separate volumes because of public demand for a more concise, portable edition. Milne, a third generation Scottish osteopath, begins by explaining the visionary approach to healing, and how it may be applied to the realm of craniosacral work. In the second volume, Milne details the anatomy, physiology, energetics, and techniques that are the essential core of visionary craniosacral work. His particular genius lies in his ability to weave a delicate tapestry of narrative, poetry, and scientific fact into a fascinating and insightful exposition of the visionary healing arts.

I am training to be a craniosacral therapist it is very detailed and informative but not for someone looking for general information on craniosacral therapy WAY too detailed a bit mind bogglling if you dont know the procedures.

If you are thinking about studying cranio-sacral therapy, just interested in it or a sceptic then you should read this book. It is an easy read, not technical but so inspiring and I would defy anyone to still be sceptical about this amazing therapy once they have read it.

I have studied CST for three years and found the first time I read this book to be the most scary thing ever, and that I would never be able to understand the very detailed graphic breakdowns of the cranial anatomy, but if you sit back and view it little by little using your course notes too you realise the genius of the way it is constucted so you can use it as a reference all the way through your training. So it is one book for everything!! Money well spent and education well constructed well done Dr John!

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Accumulations of life stresses—physical injuries, emotional and psychological stresses, birth traumas, and toxicity—can become imprinted in the tissues, acting like a videotape that is replayed whenever stimulated. Biodynamic craniosacral therapy aims to resolve the trapped forces that underlie and drive these trauma-based patterns of disease and suffering in body and mind. Wisdom in the Body teaches practitioners to develop the finely tuned skills of hands-on palpation and perception to sense the body’s subtle rhythms and patterns of inertia or congestion, with the goal of ending trauma and facilitating the expression of the breath of life. A comprehensive introduction to this practice, the book draws on the insights of pioneers like Drs. W. G. Sutherland and Franklyn Sills to explain the key principles about the body’s natural intention to heal and how this capability can be encouraged. A valuable resource for students, practitioners, and the lay reader, the book also includes a foreword by Dr. Franklyn Sills.

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Craniosacral therapy is based on the belief that functions of the human system are maintained and integrated by a biodynamic force known as 'primary respiration,' or the breath of life. Found in the brain, spinal cord, and bodily fluids, this rhythmic pulse promotes healing and health. Written for students and practitioners but accessible to lay readers, this text presents the fundamental concepts and techniques of a method that redirects the cerebrospinal fluid to areas of imbalance, thus enhancing overall health. Volume One covers both the history and conceptual ideas fundamental to Craniosacral Biodynamics, as well as the more complex structural and tissue relationships.

This book is not so much a book on Craniosacral therapy technique as an indepth anatomy textbook. Upledger explores in great detail each of the cranial nerves, the structure of the neck (focusing much attention on the hyoid bone), and the TMJ. He uses medical terminology and an information-dense writing style. Fortunately, there are well labeled diagrams on nearly every page to correspond with the text and illustrate what is being discussed. I found several useful pieces of information to improve the use of Craniosacral therapy with my clients, but I had to search to find these pieces. This is a book I will have to read over and over--not necessarily because I enjoyed the book, but because it has so much information it is difficult to absorb in one reading. I recommend the book if Craniosacral work is a significant part of your bodywork practice and you need more information for working in clinical situations. Be warned! It is not a book you can just keep on your shelf and pull out to quickly look something up in the middle of a therapy session. It is a book to be studied.

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