CRANIOSACRAL BIODYNAMICS WORKSHOPS
The Transformative Power of Presence, exploring BCST ( in french)
May 16 & 17, 2020
In this 2-day intro workshop, you’ll discover the profound, gentle, practice of Craniosacral Biodynamics. The roots of this work lie in structural osteopathy. The biodynamic practitioner listens to the underlying forces that create form and works with natural processes that facilitate healing. Theory, practice, meditations, and visualizations are included.
Learn about the legacy and evolution of this health-oriented approach. Get a sense of the space and the teaching team and see if the 2-years training is for you.
This training is for all health professionals – osteopaths, massage therapists, yoga teachers, midwives, acupuncturists homeopaths, and more, wishing to add a deeper dimension to their practice, as well as those wishing to start a career in a continuously evolving field.
- The power of stillness
- Resources and the felt sense
- Biodynamic principles and the breath of life
- The wide perceptual field and a balanced state of awareness
Address: 5333 Casgrain, #707 – Montreal, QC, Canada- Free parking Saturday & Sunday
Early Bird: 280$ before April 2nd 2020
Nurturing Resilience: Theory and clinical applications of the Polyvagal theory
April 4 & 5, 2020
A 2 day workshop for therapists and bodyworkers of all disciplines.
This workshop presents the newest developments in our understanding of the autonomic nervous system and how to use this new information in your practice.
- Learn how to support clients to:
- Build capacity for regulation
- Develop resilience
- Re-pattern the nervous system
- Create autonomic pathways of safety and connection
Our autonomic nervous system serves as our personal security system. It informs us of threats and responds to keep us safe in the world. All its complex reactions are completely involuntary. Some are hardwired at birth and common to us all. Some develop as we grow and encounter our environment. These involuntary nervous pathways largely determine our emotional reactions, sense of safety and response to life.
Traditionally the ANS has been described as having two branches, sympathetic and parasympathetic. These were described as working in alternation, the effects of one balancing the effects of the other. We learned about the fight or flight response and the freeze response.
In 1994, Dr. Stephen Porges, director of the Brain-Body Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago introduced the Polyvagal Theory. His research proposes that there are not 2 but 3 pathways for the ANS. This theory changes completely how we understand emotions, attachment, communications and self regulation. There are very important implications for practitioners in all disciplines.
In this workshop, we will explore the anatomy and physiology of this triune nervous system, learn ways to track our own and clients responses and state. There will be theory as well as practical and experiential exercises.
Cost: $350 (tax included)
Early Bird: $300 before march 3rd 2020
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4-Days Seminar 1: Preparing the ground
April 30th to May 3rd as well as Sept 17th to 20th, 2020.
This is when the training starts but it is also an opportunity to take a 4-day workshop, as it is open to all. It allows you to get a deeper introduction and decide whether you want to continue the training or not. This seminar is in French. Welcome to bilingual students as we have manuals in English and homework can be done in English too. Our main books are in English.
Seminar 1 is health and resource oriented providing many tools to use already in your practice. Emphasis is placed on the preparation of the practitioner, creating safety, negotiating appropriate contact. Establishing a connection to our own sense of wellbeing is essential to the therapeutic relationship and much more. This training is recognized by many associations in Quebec, Canada and in North America. (BCTA/NA).
- History and evolution of the work
- Building a safe therapeutic relationship
- Resources and developing the felt sense
- The practice of presence
- Dynamic Stillness
- Orienting to health
- Establishing a wide perceptual field
- Practitioner neutral
- Practitioner fulcrums
- Intro to the relational field
- Beginning practitioner verbal skills
- Exploring touch history, nurturing touch/toxic touch
- The ritual of contact
- The Breath of Life, Primary Respiration and Biodynamic principles
- Anatomy and physiology of Primary Respiratory mechanism
- Palpation and perception; general listening contacts, Pieta and feet
*April 30th is open to those who are eager to discover the approach in a deeper way and who cannot do the september seminar, when the training starts officially.
Bring a friend: See our referral program to get a rebate if one of your friends register for the workshop