Full course description
Dates & Time: Friday, April 14, 2023 (1:00pm - 8:30pm)
Saturday, April 15, 2023 (8:30am - 5:30pm)
Sunday, April 16, 2023 (8:30am - 5:30pm)
CEU Credits: 21 CEUs
Please Note: This is a live course held at the Bastyr Kenmore Campus. Please see: Bastyr University's Covid-19 Health and Safety policies
Participants must be licensed health care practitioners who are licensed to touch. We can also accept students who are training in those fields.
Participants must have completed Craniosacral Therapy Level 1 prior to this course start date.
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).
- 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)
- LMT - NCBTMB CEs
- 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
- Rhythm and Touch: The Fundamentals of Craniosacral Therapy (Links to an external site.), by Anthony Arnold.
- An Integrative Approach to Craniosacral Therapy - Fascial Connection (Links to an external site.), by Faith Christensen and Masahiro Takakura.
- Pocket Anatomy and Physiology (Links to an external site.), by Shirley A. Jones (for CST Levels 1 & 2)
It is recommended that you register at least two weeks prior to class start in order to complete the reading assignments.
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 – due to Covid-19 there are no food services available on campus. Please 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.