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What is Biodynamic Craniosacral?

The foundation of Biodynamic Craniosacral is embodied awareness, deep listening and a receptive touch. We are

present and connected to our own body as practitioner and with the client’s body, and through that embodied presence and receptive touch, we listen and allow the body’s inherent movement and innate wisdom to express itself. It's not about fixing or using an active force as in many modalities. The trauma and emotions that the body holds will release when the person feels safe and deeply heard.


Can I begin practicing after Core Practices?

Yes, you are encouraged to practice immediately after taking the course; how you improve and learn is through practice. You will learn how to work on the cranium, spine and sacrum in the Core Practices course. That is not to say you are fully equipped to practice craniosacral after one level. Each course is designed to add another piece to the puzzle and support you in becoming a more outstanding craniosacral practitioner.


Can I transfer to another date or location if I am unable to attend?

You can transfer to another course date or location after paying the relevent transfer fee, as long as it is 14 days before the course begins. See cancellation policy for details.


How are each of the courses structured?

Each course includes: Hands-on practice (Approximately 85% of course), lecture on anatomy, physiology, trauma and theory, embodiment practice and sharing of personal experiences.


Do I need to have a background in bodywork or healthcare in order to attend the courses?

No. Anyone can participate in the courses. In fact, many students who excel with craniosacral work are those with no previous background in bodywork. They have nothing to unlearn.


Will I be certified after attending the course?

After each course level you will receive a certificate of attendance.  In Australia as in much of the world, craniosacral is not recognized by the respective governments. This influences your ability to offer health rebates directly for craniosacral without having a certificate in another area, such as remedial massage, chiropractic, acupuncture, etc. Any school offering a certification or diploma is only recognized by that school or association it belongs to. The two craniosacral associations in Australia are not recognized by the Australian government.


Can I receive CPE’s for attending each course?

Most associations in Australia have historically offered CPE’s for attending courses offered by the Craniosacral Institute Australia. You will need to contact your association to confirm how many hours are offered for each particular course.


Do I need to do Core Practices if I have already attended a craniosacral course at another school?

Yes, every craniosacral school in Australia teaches different information. What is learned at Core Practices forms the foundation for all the other courses.

Do I need a massage table in order to attend?

It is necessary that each course have a sufficient number of tables. Unless you are traveling from out of state you will need to bring a table.


Can I get liability insurance for practicing craniosacral work in Australia?

Yes, there are several insurance companies that cover craniosacral with or without an association membership. Please contact the Craniosacral Institute Australia for details.

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