Full course description
Friday, November 18, 2022, 1:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m
Please Note: This is a 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. held at the Bastyr Kenmore Campus. Per
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.
This seminar explores current theory on trauma and its resolution. It provides practitioners with tools that allow their craniosacral practice to address their clients more holistically. Skills taught include creating a safe environment for a client to allow for an emotional release, assessment techniques, listening skills, appropriate dialogue, and use of unwinding of the body. Breathing techniques will also be used as adjuncts to releasing trauma. Additionally, we will address how the practitioner can triage an emotionally loaded situation and determine if outside referral is necessary.
Level 3 serves as a wrap-up of the three-class series, pulling together all the elements that a practitioner has learned to create a comprehensive set of skills to add to their practice. The seminar includes a combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice.
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).
- Describe the “normal” reaction to trauma and how this process is often thwarted.
- Describe the life events that can become held-emotional-trauma.
- Describe how a thwarted response to trauma causes the emotional aspects of the trauma to become archived in the tissues of the body, held in such a way as to create restrictions.
- Assess for and recognize held-emotional-trauma in the course of the regular assessment and treatment of the client with craniosacral.
- Assess for the appropriateness of engaging the client emotionally in a particular setting.
- Assess for the appropriateness of using craniosacral as the modality for the release of held-emotional-trauma.
- List other options available for resolution of trauma and make appropriate referrals when necessary.
- Demonstrate techniques for creating a safe and caring environment for the client.
- Demonstrate appropriate listening and dialoguing techniques for facilitating the discovery and release of held-emotional-trauma.
- Demonstrate use of craniosacral techniques such as listening, following, releasing and unwinding as part of the process of releasing held-emotional-trauma.
- Demonstrate the use of the stillpoint technique as a possible way to facilitate the client’s insight into the meaning of the held-emotional-trauma, as well as a way for the client to self-manage anxiety as they process memories.
- Demonstrate the use of stillpoint breathing as a way to help the client to breathe through the release, as well as a way for the client to self-manage emotional trauma which surfaces when they are on their own.
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Here is what is required:
Waking the Tiger, Healing Trauma, In An Unspoken Voice and David Berceli’s Book, Trauma Releasing Exercises, pp. 1-60 (his theories around trauma).It is recommended that you register at least two weeks prior to class start in order to complete the reading assignments.
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.
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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!