This foundational training delves into biodynamic theory & principles, cranial anatomy /physiology, treatment protocols,embryological development and the cultivation of practitioner presence. This approach will be immediately relevant to your Rolfing practice. The first module may be taken for cranial credit toward the Advanced Training.
Module 1: Cultivating Touch and Perception: The Art of Healing
An overview of cranio-sacral phenomena.
Principles and Theory of a Biodynamic Orientation
Stillness, Resonance and Neutral
Cranial anatomy: sutures, meninges and venous sinuses.
he path of fluctuation: reciprocal tension membrane
Midlines of Orientation
Energetic nodes of function
Perception of tides / deepening stillness / presence
Engaging the core-link.
Module 2: Facial Development: the emerging social nervous system
Anatomy of visceral and neural cranium.
Movement / circulation of the cranial sacral fluid
Ventricles, aqueducts, canals.
Embryology of facial development (pharyngeal folds)
Engaging the Social Nervous System: vagus nerve (ventral – dorsal)
Interface with blood and heart formation: the breath of heart
Module 3: Pulsation, Ignition and Instinct
Embrological formation of the viscera
Formation of diaphragms
Ascending and descending motility
Urogenital formation: overview - kidneys
Midlines of visceral development
Uro-genital formation: kidneys, bladder and gential organs
Longitudinal fluctuation: potency and amplitude
Augmentation of practitioner presence and tidal response
Module 4: Midline Manifestations
Embryological fluid fields of the brain and spinal cord
Formation of the central nervous system:
Engaging the notochord and its signaling center
The ‘back-bone’ of structure
The organiziing fulcrum of spinal segments
Tissue, Fluids and electromagnetic fields.
Integration and Closure
Review – refine - reinforce
Application of cranio-sacral skills to health and healing
Carol A Agneessens has been practicing Rolfing and Rolf-movement for over 34 years. As a member of the Rolf Institute faculty, and as a certified instructor in association with the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association, her focus includes cultivating a receptive touch, expanding perceptual dimensions, and engaging the movement of formation through the study of embryology. She has come to appreciate these as key factors for sustained transformation within oneself and in working with others.
Ray McCall has 37 years experience as a Rolfer. As a RISI Advanced faculty member he teaches basic, Advanced and Continuing Education classes both in the States and Abroad. His particular interest is the energetic taxonomy and how change occurs: how we more fully become and express who we are. Ray trained to instructor level in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.
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