Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
1 ½ hours
Biodynamic craniosacral therapy (BCST) is a gentle and deeply restorative form of bodywork that calms the mind, relaxes the nervous system, and unburdens the heart through the principles of slowing down, fluidity, stillness and wholeness. Within a session, the progression through and between these dynamic states invites a spaciousness in which to decompress and rediscover the lightness and buoyancy that are natural to our human experience.
Contemporary life asks us to embrace multi-tasking and keep pace with a growing body of ever-faster technology. Through exposure and resonance with such compressive speed and electromagnetic energy, our bodies accelerate with a stress response: high-strung nervous systems, increased heart rate, shallow breathing, and lack of ease.
BCST helps to reacquaint the body with the slower tempos that are fundamental to health and well-being. In addition to the familiar biological rhythms of the breath and heart rate, there are even slower waves that move through the body’s fluids that are access points for deep relaxation and the healing response.
Our bodies consist primarily of living, structured water. Our skin houses a vast ocean that is complete with tides, currents, buoyancy and inter-connectedness. We respond to sound, vibration, warmth, thoughts, emotions and other people through fluid resonance.
BCST is a practice that strengthens perception and awareness of our fluid nature. Practitioners engage with the fluid body to facilitate the organizing principle of health as it manifests in both movement and stillness.
Periodically, our bodies take spontaneous, deep breaths. It is like hitting a reset button, and there is a subtle sense of calm and well-being. Our fluid bodies do the same thing, with stretches of deep quiet called Dynamic Stillness. In these moments, all perception of wave movement suspends, and ease and spaciousness prevail. In Stillness, there is a great restoration of the order and alignment that lies at the heart of a healing process.
Wholeness is inherent in life. Though our human form may develop and unfold radically from a single-celled egg to the complex adult, the essence of wholeness is preserved throughout time. The impulses that govern our growth in the first days of existence are continuous with those that allow for self-emergence and expression of being, and are available as therapeutic forces in all stages of life. BCST helps to relate feelings and physical symptoms of isolation and discomfort back into the larger context of the life story, so that we can make sense of our challenges, moving through them to heal and live more fully.
Biodynamic craniosacral therapy is well suited for conditions including headaches and migraines, TMJ, anxiety and depression, fibromyalgia, chronic pain and fatigue, and for recovery from emotional and physical trauma, accidents, injuries, and surgeries.