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CertEd: Craniosacral Therapy Certificate - Level 2 (Fall 2023) is a Course

CertEd: Craniosacral Therapy Certificate - Level 2 (Fall 2023)

Oct 27, 2023 - Oct 29, 2023
21 credits

Spots remaining: 17

$700 Enroll

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Course Notes

Dates & Time: Friday, October 27, 2023 (1:00pm - 7:30pm)
Saturday, October 28, 2023 (8:30am - 5:30pm)
Sunday, October 29, 2023 (8:30am - 5:30pm)
CEU Credits: 21 CEUs

Please Note: This is a live course held at the Bastyr Kenmore Campus. 

Participants must be licensed health care practitioners who are licensed to touch. We can also accept students who are training in those fields.

Click Here for a list of Approved Credentials & Professions for Craniosacral Therapy

Participants must have completed Craniosacral Therapy Level 1 prior to this course start date. 

Please Note: Please be sure you are qualified to take this course before registering! If you register for this course and do not have any of the above approved credentials or professions for Craniosacral Therapy, you will be refunded for the course minus a 5% processing fee. If you are not qualified and do not disclose this information, the instructors have the right to dismiss you from class. No refunds will be given in this situation. 

Course Description

The focus of this Level 2 seminar is on assessment and treatment of lesions in the cranium and facial bones. A full set of skills to address 16 bones in the cranium will be presented. The techniques build upon and integrate with Level 1 techniques for working with the cranial membranes, as well as the connections within the entire body.

The seminar includes a combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice. Healthcare professionals who complete Levels 1 and 2 will have a comprehensive set of craniosacral skills in the biomechanical-structural approach to address restrictions in the body and head. In addition, this seminar provides the necessary skills for massage therapists to apply for Intraoral Endorsement in the State of Washington. Further integration of these skills with a holistic approach to the mind, body, and spirit is presented in Level 3. 

Additional supervised practice sessions will be available for those who wish to fine-tune their craniosacral skills ($20 per session payable to the supervising practitioner).

Course Objectives

  • Conduct a basic cranial bone assessment of the head, using movements of the cranial and facial bones to determine restriction patterns in the head.
  • Explain the differences between open, fixed and compressed sphenoid lesion patterns.
  • Use techniques to correct sphenoid lesion patterns by releasing restrictions associated with the sphenoid lesion pattern from within the body, the dural system or the vault.
  • Conduct a basic assessment and treatment of the ethmoid bone, with relation to the bones around it.
  • Conduct a basic assessment and treatment of the vomer bone, with relation to the bones around it.
  • Conduct a basic assessment and treatment of the maxilla bones, with relation to the bones around them.
  • Conduct a basic assessment and treatment of the zygoma bones, with relation to the bones around them.
  • Conduct a basic assessment and treatment of the palatine bones, with relation to the bones around it.
  • Conduct a basic assessment and treatment of the mandible bone, with relation to the bones around it.
  • Conduct a basic assessment and treatment of dysfunction of the TMJ.
  • Conduct a basic assessment and treatment of the tongue and the floor of the mouth.

CEU Credits: (21 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs for the following professions:)

  • ND (licensed in WA)
  • MD & PA - Category II CMEs (those licensed in WA)
  • ARNP & RN - Category II (licensed in WA)
  • LAc - NCCAOM PDAs (Pending)
  • PT & OT (licensed in WA) 

Interested in the Full Certificate Program? Here is what is required:

Courses: Successfully complete Levels 1, 2 and 3
Supervised Practice Sessions: Attend a minimum of 10 practice sessions (total of 20 hours)
Two-Way Trades: Complete at least 10 trades with another participant (total of 20 hours)
Client Treatment Sessions: Complete a minimum of 100 hours
Personal Treatment Sessions: Receive craniosacral treatments from a Certified Practicioner (minimum of 10 hours)
Practical Test & Written Exam: Pass with 80% or higher

For more details, check out our Certification Info Sheet

Textbook Requirements

It is recommended that you register at least two weeks prior to class start in order to complete the reading assignments. 

On-Campus Expectations

  • Please Bring: A blanket, pillow and both required books. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Personal water bottle (filtered water dispensers available on campus to refill).

  • Meals: One hour lunch break – The Dining Commons on campus has recently re-opened with limited hours. We will let participants know ahead of time if food service will be available. Please be prepared to bring your own meals. If the Bookstore is open during your class, snacks will be available for purchase.

  • Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.

About the Instructor

Einat Arian, ND, PhD, CST earned her first doctorate from the Hebrew University  in Jerusalem in 1997. She conducted research and lectured in the field of neuro-physiology, and has written several publications in peer-reviewed journals in those fields. In 2006 she graduated from Bastyr University with a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Arian has been practicing naturopathic medicine in Seattle, with an emphasis on craniosacral therapy and homeopathy.

She studied craniosacral therapy in Bastyr’s continuing education program under the guidance of Dr. Nancy Soliven, completing the certification program at the Diplomate level from Integrative Body Institute (IBI). In 2007 she began working as a teaching assistant for IBI, and also completed IBI’s teacher training and mentoring program. Dr. Arian has a private practice in North Seattle where she sees people of all ages, including many pediatric patients.