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CertEd: Craniosacral Therapy Certificate - Level 2 (Fall 2024)

Oct 25, 2024 - Oct 27, 2024
21 credits

Spots remaining: 19

$700 Enroll

Full course description

Register by October 11, 2024 to receive $100 off!

Early Bird Promo Code: FALL24CST2EB


Course Notes


Dates & Times

Friday, October 25, 2024 (1:00pm - 7:30pm)

Saturday, October 26, 2024 (8:30am - 5:30pm)

Sunday, October 27, 2024 (8:30am - 5:30pm)


CEU Credits: 21 CEU/PDA hours

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. 


2025 Changes to CST

Beginning in 2025, we will be expanding our Level 1 course into two separate classes to allow participants to dive deeper into both the Fascia Systems of the Body, as well as the Superficial Sutures of the Skull. After Fall 2024, there will be four (4) levels required for CST Certification. If you'd prefer to complete this requirement with only three (3) levels, you must complete all three levels in Fall 2024.


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: (This course is approved for 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 Category PE-CW 
  • PT & OT (licensed in WA) 


NCCAOM Course Participant Attestation: I understand that the information in this course presented by the Provider and/or Instructor(s) is for educational purposes only and should only be applied with appropriate clinical judgment and used by a trained and licensed practitioner. Governmental laws and regulations vary from region to region and the contents of this course vary in permissible usage. The participant is required to check their local, state, and federal laws and regulations regarding the practice requirements and scope of practice issues and the use of the information of this course including, but not limited to, theory, herbal medicine, and acupuncture. I acknowledge that NCCAOM does not endorse any specific treatment regimens of any kind. Furthermore, if I use any modalities or treatments taught in this course, I agree to waive, release, indemnify, discharge, and covenant not to sue NCCAOM from and against any liability, claims, demands, or causes of action whatsoever, arising out of any injury, loss, or damage that a person may sustain related to the use of the information in this course. I understand that this Release is governed by the laws of District of Columbia, U.S.A. and shall survive the termination or expiration of this course


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

Courses: Successfully complete Levels 1, 2 and 3 (Beginning in 2025, Level 4 will also be required)

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 Practitioner (minimum of 10 hours)

Practical Test & Written Exam: Pass with 80% or higher

For more details, check out our Certification Info Sheet


Textbook Requirements


Required Textbooks

Recommended Textbooks


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


On-Campus Expectations

  • What to Bring
    • Comfort - bolsters, blankets, and pillows you may need to remain comfortable during treatment and training.
    • Textbooks - All required and recommended textbooks. The Bastyr Bookstore is not open during the hours of this course, so please be sure to order your books ahead of time.
    • Clothing - Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. 
    • Hydration - Personal water bottle (filtered water dispensers available on campus to refill).
    • Meals: You will have meal and snack breaks throughout the weekend. Our dining commons is not open during weekend hours, but there may be grab & go items available for purchase. It is recommend you bring your own meals. There is a refrigerator and microwave for participants to use if needed. 
  • A note about the 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 Instructors