As humans who deal repeatedly with the physical, emotional, chemical and energetic challenges of life on a planet affected by strong gravitational forces, we are constantly striving to achieve and maintain a state of dynamic equilibrium - despite life circumstances that negatively influence that goal.
The mission of these teachings are twofold: 1) to teach body workers, chiropractors, therapists, parents and other professionals fundamental principles grounded in anatomy, physiology, and craniosacral therapy and 2) to provide experiential training in Dynamic Body Balancing Techniques that will support the bodies innate desire to achieve a state of homeostasis within all systems of the body.
Participation in this 100 hour/5 level program will give the attendee the ability to address areas of imbalance in all parts of the body, from the cranium to the lower extremities. It will also give them the confidence to work with the youngest of patients as the focus of Level III-IV will be on the care of pregnant women and children. Interactive and dynamic in their approach, the techniques taught in this course does not require undressing the client and therefore much more versatile than many other forms of body work.
Dynamic Body Balancing (DBB) techniques are grounded in the same in-depth cranial anatomy and physiology as other schools of training in CranioSacral Therapy. With the addition of Myofascial Unwinding and Biofield Therapies, DBB has become a beautiful form of hands-on therapy that restores balance to the mind, body and spirit. The primary difference from other similar forms of work is the application. In most cases, DBB techniques are performed with the client in the “position of injury”, which is primarily seated or standing. Clients in these positions will quickly and actively allow their bodies to re-enact an injury and will move in a gentle dance with their facilitator as their tissues begin the process of restoring a state of balance and harmony within the cells of the body. Emotions stored in every cell involved in the release are allowed to surface and the client is encouraged to “breathe out” the “molecules of emotion” that no longer serve them.
Spontaneously releasing negative emotional and physical energy patterns in a self-directed, sequential pattern will lead to a more permanent resolution of long term pain and dysfunction. Removing the restrictions of gravity by initiating the release from an upright position accelerates the healing process. This saves the client time and money; something we all can appreciate.
Another difference in the DBB workshops is the additional training related to pregnancy and pediatric care. Drawing on 40 years of experience working with children and 20 years working with families during pregnancy, labor and delivery, Dr. Carol teaches the attendees various methods of injury prevention by adding the DBB techniques she has found to be effective in restoring balance to a child’s first home, the womb. Consequently, mothers and babies who receive this work experience a happier and easier pregnancy and birth experience.
The goal of instruction at this beginning level is to help each participant understand the miraculous design and function of the fascial tissue (the transparent covering over every muscle, organ and bone in the body) and to learn how to “listen” to the subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) communication cues emitted by the client’s body. Participants activate their right brain and quiet the analytical left brain by performing didactic communication exercises that encourage partners to lead and to follow self-directed movements until their energy fields’ blend in a vibrational dance of symmetry and balance. Molecules of emotion are released as each participant begins their own journey toward balance and harmony.Students will complete Level I with the knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate a myofascial release of the client’s pelvis, lower extremities, torso, upper extremities and spinal canal.
This level of training provides each participant with the knowledge of cranial anatomy necessary to combine a craniosacral protocol with the myofascial techniques they recently mastered in the Level I class. Each participant will create a skull on a balloon to be used as their first tactile experience in utilizing the cranial bones as handles to release the dural membranes and restore balance to the nervous system. Working from inanimate to live subjects, each participant will learn to balance the craniosacral system both with the client seated and supine.
In this class, we will explore the role of the Autonomic Nervous System so that each participant can recognize and explain common symptoms that people experience when their body is out of alignment and when balance is restored. This class will also introduce the concept of balancing the Chakra system so that every organ of the body receives the energy needed to function at his/her optimum potential.
Workshop participants, who now have the necessary skills to help an adult achieve a state of physical and emotional balance, will now focus their intent on the prevention of trauma related to pregnancy.The goal of this workshop is to share with the attendees’ skills and knowledge acquired from 25 years of attending more than 700 births and treating pregnant women and children. Participants will be able to perform and teach techniques that have been effective in stopping premature contractions, resolving pain during pregnancy, restoring balance in a woman’s pregnant body, preventing back labor and dystocia (arrested labor) etc.
This class is a continuation of Level III as we focus on the biomechanics of the birth process and the use of primitive reflexes to manuever through the birth canal. We will discuss the use of postural reflexes which will innately inhibit the primitive reflexes and the negative long term effects of persistent primitive reflexes. Excessive cranial molding will be defined with case reports to help the participant recognize and treat cranial distortions that result from complications during pregnancy and delivery. Adaptations to common cranial holds will be demonstrated and practiced so the participant will be confident treating children of all ages.
Now that workshop participants have mastered the ability to balance the gross muscles of the body via the arms, legs, torso, spinal muscles and the neuro-cranium via the cranial bones and dura mater, we will focus on balancing the visero-cranium by using the facial bones to restore balance to the structures of the face and mouth. Many people deal with chronic emotional and physical pain due to facial trauma, sexual abuse and dental work. This class helps each participant address these deep-seated emotional and physical issues, while learning to help their clients find peace and harmony throughout their entire body.
(Each workshop totals 20 Hours of CEU credits)