ICSU

Integrative Craniosacral Unwinding Program 

 489 HOURS

The Integrative Craniosacral Unwinding Program teaches treatment for the cerebrospinal fluid, autonomic nervous sytem, and connective tissue system. The program includes classical, contemporary and esoteric craniosacral techniques. Students learn how to create a relationship that is non-invasive and client centered, holding space for the client's innate healing process.

IPSB at Life Energy Institute has offered this leading Craniosacral training in California since 1983!

CRANIOSACRAL & POLARITY

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ICSU  |  PART 1 | 270 Hours 

  • Clinical Development 

  • Craniosacral Unwinding I 

  • Craniosacral Unwinding II 

  • Craniosacral Unwinding III

  • Cranial Anatomy & Listening Skills I

  • Communication, Resonance & Relations I 

  • Evaluation & Preparation for Practice

  • Holding Space

  • Polarity I

  • Polarity II 

Additional Requirements: ​

  • Perform 30 sessions and complete 30 written case studies *

  • Receive 5 Cranial Sessions by an ICSU/RPP Practitioner

* Sessions must be reviewed by an RPP Practitioner from our Mentorship Program. These 30 case studies are applicable towards the RPP case study requirements.

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CRANIOSACRAL & POLARITY

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ICSU  |  PART 2 | 219 Hours 

  • Advanced Clinical Development

  • Advanced Elements

  • Communication II - Dependencies & Addictions

  • Cranial Anatomy & LIstening Skills II

  • Cranial Autonomic Nervous System

  • Cranial Spinal Balancing

  • Craniosacral Unwinding IV

  • Craniosacral Unwinding V

  • Spinal Renewal

Additional Requirements: ​

  • Perform 30 sessions and complete 30 written case studies * 

  • Receive 5 Cranial Sessions by an ICSU/RPP Practitioner

 

* Sessions must be reviewed by an RPP Practitioner from our Mentorship Program. These 30 case studies are applicable towards the RPP case study requirements.

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William Garner Sutherland, D.O. (1873–1954)

was an American osteopathic physician and important figure in American osteopathic medicine. Several of his manual therapy techniques are still practiced today by practitioners of osteopathic medicine. Sutherland was the first osteopathic physician to conceptualize the cranial approach and teach it systematically.

 

However, Sutherland acknowledged Andrew Taylor Still as the developer of all osteopathy, including the cranial approach. Sutherland was the first person to claim to feel a rhythmic shape change in the bones of the cranium. He later applied this movement to all body tissues and this movement is the agent of change in dysfunctional tissues. He later named this motion the body's "Primary Respiration."

UPON COMPLETION OF ALL COURSEWORK, STUDENTS WILL BE PRESENTED WITH AN

- ICSU CERTIFICATION OF COMPLETION -

“Craniosacral work is the Rolls Royce of bodywork.”

- John Beaulieu, ND, Ph.D.     

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Craniosacral work is a complimentary adjunctive therapy to any other modality, on the tissue or at a fluidic or energetic level. It teaches the practitioner how to use their palpation skillsto become present in their hands, and to get into harmony, resonance and rapport with the fluidic nature of the body. It also teaches through treatment of the connective tissue system throughout the body, from the tip of the toes to the top of the head.

 

Classes are open to new practitioners in addition to those currently practicing, such as: massage therapists, bodyworkers, chiropractors, doctors, nurses, acupuncturists and any other body-mind-spirit healing practitioners.

Craniosacral Unwinding

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The Integrative Craniosacral Unwinding program teaches treatment and holding space for the cerebrospinal fluid, autonomic nervous system, and connective tissue system throughout the body, including classical, contemporary and esoteric craniosacral techniques.

 

Craniosacral is a therapeutic modality that offers a specialty training for the body worker, massage therapist, chiropractor, physical therapist, or anyone working in the healing arts with the body. 

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Your Practice

Craniosacral Unwinding teaches a thorough treatment of the connective tissue system throughout the body, from the tip of the toes to the top of the head. Students learn how to approach the client with healthy boundaries, honor the person and their innate healing process, and create a relationship that is noninvasive and client centered. 

 

As the person’s core energy becomes related to the work you have done, the tissue and the consciousness reorganize around the highest intelligence in the body and the work goes out far into their lives.

Non-Invasive

Comprehensive Training

Craniosacral therapy is process work which speaks the language of cellular reality. The student learns to contact the tissue, the rhythm within the tissue, and move with the tissue in a way that honors the way the cells move – getting in touch with the cellular memory – which leads into the places that have become devitalized or overcharged.

 

A relationship is established between the tissue (which holds much of the unconscious memory) and the core energy in the body. The client thus becomes connected to the primary core of energy (PRR) which enables them to: relax tension, release energy blocks and open the energy pathways in the body, restore balance, and promote revitalization.

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