Body Intelligence: Become a Craniosacral Therapist
FOUNDATION PRACTITIONER TRAINING & POST GRADUATE COURSES IN BIODYNAMIC CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY ACROSS MULTIPLE LOCATIONS IN INDIA & WORLDWIDE.
What is Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy ?
The Biodynamic approach has evolved into a remarkable body therapy that has created a highly skilled way of listening to the body’s inherent health expressions. The therapist typically looks for and encourages the forces of health to set the priorities of the session and to bring about natural adjustments from within the body’s own resources. It is characterized by a strong orientation to the holism of the human experience where both the body’s anatomy and physiology are related to in real time with the subtle forces of life that act through the interface of the body’s fluids. Subtle movements in the body’s fluid and tissue fields are being listened for and the natural movement towards stillness is seen as deeply healing.
The beauty of this therapy is its simplicity. The practitioner takes up a position of being neutral and allows the process of the treatment to unfold. The practitioner is interested in facilitating the body towards intrinsic reorganizations across the body’s tissues, its fluid matrix and its energetic and emotional layers, so that there is a holistic movement towards greater health. The therapy creates a safe space for traumatic experiences to emerge and resolve smoothly without being overwhelming or re-stimulating.
The approach to the work includes a developed model of working with trauma processes. The therapists embodied experience, touch and presence are the key components in creating a Relational Field that generates a deep sense of safety and capacity to heal from within in a client led and paced approach.
The therapy is gaining a lot of recognition and popularity because of its profound therapeutic effects. Practitioner trainings are now available in many countries across the world and communities of practitioners are starting to emerge. In 2006 the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings (IABT) was created to define standards in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy trainings and the term Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) was coined to differentiate the approach from other forms of Craniosacral Therapy.
Body Intelligence was formed by Ged Sumner and first taught in Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland in 2008. The training has quickly spread to South East Asia and North America where it continues to blossom and create communities of Biodynamic CST practitioners. It is also available in Europe and the Middle East. Ged Sumner and Steve Haines are the Directors of Body Intelligence and are passionate about making the therapy available in a time of high stress and uncertainty in the current world climate. To this end there has been a positive effort made to generate new teachers and assistants across twenty countries. Ged and Steve are native to the UK where they trained with Franklyn Sills in the 1990s. Their vision is to generate competent practitioners for the therapy to flourish and be available to the public. They are also involved in the constant evolution of the course curriculum that reflects new developments in the Biodynamic field and within the Body Intelligence community. They have both written books on a wide range of apects of the Biodynamic paradigm including a joint work on BCST. They both have other books in the making that will be published soon.
Ged Sumner is a practicing Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and Chi Kung Teacher. He has also studied Shiatsu, healing and attachment based psychoanalytical psychotherapy. He has taught Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy since 1995. He is a director of Body Intelligence Training which offers BCST courses internationally. He regularly teaches postgraduate workshops. He also teaches Elemental Chi Kung in the form of workshops and retreats. See his Natural Movement website for current workshops and his book on Chi Kung called 'You are How you Move: Experiential Chi Kung'. He is the author of 'Body Intelligence – Creating a New Environment' which explores felt sense anatomy. He is co-author of 'Cranial Intelligence - A Practical Guide to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy' which is a foundational guide to BCST. His book on felt sense meditation called 'Body Intelligence Meditation: Finding presence through embodiment' is offered as a meditation workshop programme internationally see BI Meditation website. He has a degree in Chemistry. He is married and lives in Canada.
Steve Haines is an international teacher of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and co author of 'Cranial Intelligence - A Practical Guide to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy'. He has been with Body Intelligence Training since its inception and is also currently a senior tutor and post graduate trainer at the Da Sein Institut in Switzerland. He has taught extensively at CTET, spent two years at Karuna and taught cranial work at the University of Westminster. He is a Level 3 teacher of TRE - Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises - designed by David Berceli. His background includes eight years' working with people with mental health problems and bodywork with people with immune disorders. He is a UK registered Chiropractor and also completed a 3 year Shiatsu training. He has written a series of books on the nature of trauma and pain in a graphic book format. Namely: Pain is Really Strange, Anxiety is Really Strange and Trauma is Really Strange. He is married, lives mostly in Geneva, likes travel and skis as much as possible. He runs cranial clinics in Geneva and once a month in London, see www.stevehaines.net.
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Upon successful completion of the Foundation Training you will be certified as a biodynamic craniosacral therapy practitioner. The training is recognised by the following professional bodies world wide.
Pacific Association of Craniosacral Therapists
Pacific Association of Craniosacral Therapists (PACT) is a professional body which maintains standards in Biodynamic CST education and care. PACT accredits Body Intelligence Training courses in Australia, New Zealand, SE Asia and Canada.
Association of National Health Practitioner of Canada
The training is recognized by the Association of National Health Practitioner of Canada (NHCP) which sets competency-based standards for natural health disciplines and modalities in Canada.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America
All senior tutors in North America are approved teachers of the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America (BCTA/NA) which sets standards in practice and education.
Craniosacral Therapy Association of the UK
The training in Dublin and Edinburgh is accredited by the Craniosacral Therapy Association of the UK (CSTA), a professional body which maintains standards and represents therapists in the UK.
Irish Association of Craniosacral Therapists
The training is accredited by the Irish Association of Craniosacral Therapists (IACST), a professional body which maintains standards and represents therapists in Ireland.
Craniosacral Therapy Association of France
The training is accredited by the Craniosacral Therapy Association of France, a professional body which maintains standards and protects both craniosacral practitioners and their clients.
International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings
The training is a member of the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings (IABT) which is an affiliation of schools who operate to a commonly agreed set of standards in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy courses. Member schools offer the designation BCST (Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist) to graduates of its foundation training and also a post-graduate designation ABD (Advanced Biodynamic Diploma) indicating an additional 300 hours of training.