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Craniosacral Therapy Certificate- Level 3 (November 2022) is a Course

Craniosacral Therapy Certificate- Level 3 (November 2022)

Nov 18, 2022 - Nov 21, 2022
21 credits

Spots remaining: 16

$600 Enroll

Full course description

Course Notes

Dates & Time: Friday, November 18, 2022, 1:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m 
Saturday, November 19, 2022, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m 
Sunday, November 20, 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. 

 

Prerequisites

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

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).

Course Objectives

  • 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.

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)
  • LMT - NCBTMB CEs
  • 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

No additional text is required. The work in Level 3 focuses on "held trauma". Those who wish to pursue optional reading on this subject may read one of Peter A. Levine's books: Waking the Tiger, Healing Trauma, In An Unspoken Voice and David Bercelis 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.

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: https://bastyr.edu/continuing-education/course-information

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!