What distinguishes Biodynamics from other forms of CST?
As a practitioner, I do not look at your system and determine what needs to be “done.” Rather, I listen and tune in to your system, and allow it to reveal its priorities for healing. Then I track, support and respond as your system moves through its inherent healing process—choosing the steps, sequence of events, and degree to which it is ready to release, realign and reintegrate itself. It is a beautiful and wise process to which I bring my refined skills of observation, my fluency in the body’s language of anatomy, and a holding of space and a root, in the presence of which your system can feel safe to reorganize and remember.
“Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is unusual in that it can hold the spectrum of healing from very effective and quick pain relief in both acute and chronic conditions in a few sessions, to a deep inquiry of what it means to exist in a body over a number of years. Some people see it as silent psychotherapy. Other people use it as a gentle form of physiotherapy, osteopathy or chiropractic. People diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses such as cancer find BCST as a source of ongoing support.” –Sumner & Haines, Cranial Intelligence
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
BCST is a therapy that works with the autonomic nervous system to bring the body into an enhanced state of rest and recovery. This is the state of the body where the body’s natural healing occurs: engaging the immune system, resolving illness and injuries, easing anxiety, solving digestive issues, aligning the spine and skeleton, bringing clarity to the mind, freedom to the spirit and so much more. When you are working at the level of the nervous system and restoring its healthy state, you are working at the foundation level of health in the body. Dramatic transformation can occur on multiple levels all at once.
The term “craniosacral” describes the landscape of the nervous system: the brain, and the spinal cord which extends all the way down to the sacrum (at the level of the pelvis/buttocks) to the tip of the tailbone. From this center, nerves extend into every part of our physical bodies, enervating, governing, and responding to every process, activity and experience of the body—and therefore ourselves.
Injuries and illnesses are always manifestations from the Essential Self, the part of you that is timeless and infinite. They arise as signposts, seeking our attention to bring us back to our Essential Selves and the path of our Destiny.
As a practitioner, my orientation is to recognize your Essential Self beneath all the overlays of circumstance and conditioning of this life, while acknowledging the layers of your expression as your Health, Intelligence and Wisdom, from the anatomical level of specificity to the metaphysical of your soul’s journey. With this recognition, injuries and illnesses can resolve, as you come back home to the sense of yourself.
Because of its gentle and non-invasive approach, BCST is appropriate and effective for many conditions and all ages, including infants, children, and elders.
Learn more about the autonomic nervous system here.