Integral therapy course
From Classical Cranial Osteopathy to Integrative Craniosacral Therapy
This training combines classical teaching in craniosacral osteopathy with the advanced techniques of integrative Craniosacral Therapy, developed from an evolutionary approach in the tissue and neurosensorial approach, posturology, Neuroinformational Kinesiology and Fluidic Osteopathy.
The craniosacral therapist will learn to develop his or her perceptive capacities to the maximum, to understand the body’s information systems, to act on the informational inputs, and to restore the blockages and physiological tensions that the patient presents, with gentleness, precision, and subtlety, acting with depth and efficiency. The integrative therapy therapeutic practice of and Craniosacral Therapy requires commitment and honesty from the practitioner towards the patient, vocation, aptitude and sufficient skills to guarantee the user the necessary knowledge and good practice to really bring the great benefits that can be obtained from these therapies.
Craniosacral Osteopathy was born approximately in the second decade of the 20th century, by the osteopath W.G. Sutherland, who elaborated an impressive work methodology based on the meticulous study of craniosacral biomechanics and its repercussions through the existing physiological connections with the rest of the body. Although he always had a very holistic view of the human being, in the last years of his life, Sutherland “fluidized” his methodology and his therapeutic concept, developing a much more subtle approach than that of classical osteopathy. Later osteopaths such as James Jealous, took Sutherland’s legacy to develop Craniosacral Biodynamics, based on a much more subtle and profound approach to fluid dynamics and our vital energy.
It is also worth mentioning the important and world-renowned work of the American doctor of Osteopathy, John Upledger, who developed what is known as Craniosacral Therapy, adapted from Cranial Osteopathy, so that it can be studied by people with no previous training in Osteopathy.
Craniosacral Therapy can establish a therapeutic dialogue with the manifestations of the tissue, in order to determine which informational gateway or gateways are more permeable, and thus normalize and vitalize its own homeostasis mechanisms. Craniosacral therapy is a powerful and profound therapeutic tool. We could say that it is the “art of subtlety in manual contact”.
It is the patient’s tissues that tell us what kind of information is needed and at what biological level we should work, be it structural, chemical, proprioceptive, neurosensory, emotional or energetic.
In integrative Craniosacral Therapy, the therapist is in a constant active, neutral and bio-logical listening of the “SYSTEM” formed by the neurovegetative, neurosensory and neurovascular pathways, in relation to the person’s terrain, and through the tissue, fluidic, postural and referential information that the practitioner receives from the global physiology of the individual, the aim is to optimize the therapeutic stimulus that will be aimed at harmonizing these fields.
Craniosacral therapy is a powerful and profound therapeutic tool, we could say that it is the “art of subtlety in manual contact”. It can work on very deep levels and is very effective in the field of sensory stimulation in both adults and children, and therefore we consider it highly interesting to be combined with the BRMT techniques of Dr. Harald Blomberg in the work of integration and stimulation of primitive reflexes, which is why it has been included in this training.
Thanks to Kinesiology, it is the patient’s body that guides us to the type of information needed and at which biological level we should work, whether it is structural, chemical, proprioceptive, neurosensory, emotional or energetic...
A non-conscious therapeutic dialogue is established from different disciplines integrated in the integrative praxis.
In Integrative Craniosacral Therapy, the therapist is in a constant active, neutral and bio-logical listening of the “SYSTEM” formed by the neurovegetative, neurosensory and neurovascular pathways, in relation to the person’s terrain.
Precise vision of the physiological bases of the mechanical functioning of the cranial membrane system.
Theoretical-anatomical bases of application to Craniosacral Therapy.
Skill in the perception of the Primary Respiratory Movement (PRM).
Study of osteology and cranial mechanics to understand the capacity for movement and repercussions on other peripheral structures.
Development and sensitization of cranial and tissue “listening” skills.
Sensitization at different perceptual levels, the skull as an informational platform. The craniosacral system under a global and integrated practice.
Development and sensitization of the application of MRP on the whole body.
Integration of integrative Craniosacral Therapy in the clinical methodology.
Development of tissue listening skills, lines of force and tides.
Integration of Posturology in Craniosacral Therapy.
Kinesiology and the vegetative nervous system.
Neuro-informational kinesiology applied to Craniosacral Therapy.
Provision of didactic material, texts, images. Audiovisual support.
Six-monthly evaluations and working groups. Cases and clinical practice.
physiotherapists, manual therapists, doctors, acupuncturists dentists, speech therapists, and health professionals interested in working in the neurosensory osteopathic field, fluid dynamics, and neuromyofascial chains related to the craniosacral system.
- Classical Craniosacral Therapy Area
- History and principles of cranial osteopathy.
- Membrane tension system.
- The Primary Respiratory Mechanism (PRM).
- Reviews of Sutherland, Magoun, Wales, Upledger, Becker, Fryman, Barral and others.
- Sutures, pivots, buttresses and cranial pillars.
- Fluidic expansion. The arteriovenous system and its influence on primary respiratory movement.
- The venous sinuses.
- Cranial anatomy and physiology. Osteology, neuroanatomy, cranial radiology.
- The cranial neuro- and viscera
Conventional osteopathic concept and integrative Craniosacral Therapy.
- Cranial Biomechanics. Occipital, frontal, temporal, parietal, sphenoid, ethmoid, vomer, upper jaw, lower jaw, zygomatic bone, nasal bone, palatines. Teeth.
- Sutural attachments of the cranial bones.
- The fascial system, the four diaphragms. The myofascial chains.
- The child’s skull.
- Cranial injuries. Flexion, extension, torsion, sidebending-rotation, lateral strain, vertical strain, dural rotation, sacral injuries, temporomandibular injuries, upper cervical spine injuries.
- The coccyx.
Support of self-healing forces.
- The art of listening.
- Pumping and venous drainage.
- Tissue connection and signs of integration.
- Decompression techniques (lift, CV3, CV4, etc.).
- Fascio-energetic untwisting techniques.
- Specific cranial techniques according to fixations.
- Exaggeration, indirect techniques, direct technique, induction, sutural techniques, disengagement, modelling, multi-hand technique, pulmonary breathing support, compression-decompression, membranous and fluidic techniques,
- visceral techniques,
- visceral-cranial techniques, fulcrums and fascial lever points. Tissue osteopathy, tides, lines of force.
- Listening Stations,
- Point of balance, Still point, V-Spread, Unwinding.
- Somatoemotional release,
- neural manipulation and reflex points.
- Naturopathic and homeopathic resources to support practice.
- Kinesiology applied to
- Craniosacral Therapy.
- Bioenergetic, neurofocal and holistic dentistry applied to craniosacral practice.
- Posturology applied to Craniosacral Therapy.
- Interdisciplinary work and referral protocols.
Integrative craniosacral therapy and the visual system. Behavioral Optometry.
- Postural sensors. Neuro-informational Kinesiology.
- Basis of Integrative Craniosacral Therapy.
- Craniosacral therapy and muscle chains.
- Craniosacral somatoemotional therapy.
- Symbology and bio-logical sense of the illness
- Characterological morphotypes.
- Liberation of the emotional cyst.
- Memory of the tissues.
- Therapeutic dialogue.
- Significant detector of Upledger.
- Visceroemotional relations.
- Emotional integration techniques.
- Craniosacral clinic.
Characteristics of the training
Face-to-face training. TOTAL LECTURE LOAD: 300 hours (250 HOURS + 50 hours of CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT).
10 SEMINARS IN ONE ACADEMIC YEAR DISTRIBUTED AS FOLLOWS:
6 SEMINARS OF 18 TEACHING HOURS EACH, DISTRIBUTED ON FRIDAYS AND FULL SATURDAYS.
4 SEMINARS OF 21 HOURS EACH, IN THE MONTHS OF FEBRUARY, MAY, OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER, ON FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS.
Complete didactic material to follow the syllabus, manuals, notes, DVDs, presentations, etc., as well as the classic textbooks in the study of Cranial Osteopathy and Craniosacral Therapy.
Dynamic classes, method of repetition, where the training is chained together during the academic year.
Study of the scientific bases of craniosacral osteopathic practice.
Study of craniosacral biomechanics.
Human physiology under a bio-integrative approach.
Techniques for the development of precision and sensitivity to palpation and listening to tissues.
Kinesiology applied to the craniosacral field, Neuro-informational Kinesiology.
Postural sensors and somato-emotional therapy.
Advanced integral therapy course
Integral therapy II is the one in charge of studying of postural physiology and its alterations.
The static posture is regulated by a very complex feedback system that obtains information from the internal and external environment and sends it to the brain (Central Nervous System), in whose centers, the response is elaborated so that the muscular chains have the same tension or muscular tone on both sides, in order to keep the body erect, so that all its organs and systems work well, balanced and interrelated.
To receive and send this information to the CNS there are a series of proprioceptive receptors. The most important are those of the foot, the eye, the epidermis, the muscles and the vestibular system.
The masticatory system is not a true postural receptor, but it is a posture alter. When the jaw, the only bone in this system that has great capacity for movement and adaptation and change, alters its position, a local imbalance is established that will cause an involuntary clenching of the teeth (bruxism), cranio-cervical-facial muscular hyperactivity, and loss of the convergence of the eye, which is a primordial postural receptor, and therefore will alter the static posture of the body. Therefore, when changing something in the mouth it is very important not to alter the jaw’s equilibrium position, for which you should not look only at the dental arches.
Therefore, as we see, the control of the posture of our body does not depend exclusively on muscles or on the neurovegetative system that regulates them, or even on the state of the spine. There are other systems that control at a distance the postural balance, such as the foot, the eye and the inner ear, fundamentally. In addition, the mouth, without being a controller of the posture, can become disturbed in case of occlusion problems. In turn, the proper functioning of all these systems depends on a good regulation at the energetic, biochemical, structural and psychic level of each person.
The Future integrative therapy is destined to occupy an important space in the daily practice.
Course for physiotherapists, dentist, masseurs, chiropractors, podiatrists