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CertEd: Craniosacral Therapy Certificate- Level 2 (October 2022) is a Course

CertEd: Craniosacral Therapy Certificate- Level 2 (October 2022)

Ended Oct 30, 2022
21 credits

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Full course description

Course Notes

Dates & Time: Friday, October 28, 2022, 1:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m 
Saturday, October 29, 2022, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m 
Sunday, October 30, 2022, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m 
CEU Credits: 21 CEUs

Please Note: This is a live course held at the Bastyr Kenmore Campus. Per Bastyr University's Covid-19 Health and Safety policies, all participants must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and must provide proof before being allowed on campus. If participants are not vaccinated, proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the session start date may be accepted. Masks will be required at all times on campus. A representative from the Continuing Education department will contact attendees prior to the start date to confirm vaccine status and approve you for attendance. 


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. 

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)
  • ND (licensed in OR) (pending)
  • 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) (pending)

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


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

  • Covid-19: All attendees are required to provide proof of full vaccination or proof of negative Covid-19 PCR test taken 72 hours prior to the first day of the session. Masks are required at all times and locations on campus, except during lunch breaks. Social distancing while in close quarters will also be enforced, however due to the bodywork nature of this course, may not always be possible. 
  • 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.

About the Instructor

Einat Arian, ND, PhD, CST-D 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.

Catherine Oliver, LMT, CST-C (Co-teacher); After graduating from Kalamazoo Center for the Healing Arts (now Institute for Massage Education at KCHA) in Michigan in 2006, Catherine completed her Bachelors of Arts Degree from Western Michigan University and relocated to Seattle in 2008. Needing to return to massage school due to state licensing differences, she graduated from Northwest Academy for the Healing Arts and began her massage practice.

Having been introduced to craniosacral therapy during her initial massage training, Catherine began taking courses at Bastyr from Nancy Witt, PT and Einat Arian, ND while their certification program was being developed. As one of the first to be certified through the program in 2015, she became a teaching assistant and helped further develop the program, eventually taking on the mentorship role for the certification program after Nancy’s retirement and became a co-instructor with Einat.  Additionally, she has taken advanced craniosacral training from Dr. Arian and Etienne Peirsman.

Catherine maintains a craniosacral and massage therapy practice in Seattle, WA. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, knitting, and snuggling her cats.


View cancellation policy here:

If the course must be cancelled or postponed due to an unforseen spike in the Covid-19 virus, participants will be offered a refund (minus processing fees). Thank you for keeping our BU community safe and healthy!