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July 24 2020 1:00 pm   through   July 26 2020 5:00 pm
14500 Juanita Drive NE
Bastyr University
Kenmore, WA 98028
Phone: 425-896-6717
Professionals $ 595.00
Bastyr/NIAOM Alumni $ 535.00
F/T Students $ 365.00
Retake $ 175.00
Campus Kenmore Campus
Audience health care professionals, acupuncturists, massage therapists, physical & occupational therapists, full-time students, general public
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Most of the restrictions in the body develop as a response to some form of trauma in the life of the client (including prenatal experiences). In CranioSacral Levels 1 and 2, the focus is on a biomechanical/structural approach to releasing restrictions found in the body, the cranium and the face. In Level 3, the focus shifts to another aspect of “restriction” in the body - the emotional response, which can also develop as a response to some form of trauma.

Course Date & Times: Friday July 24 1:00pm-8:30pm,
Sat & Sun, July 25 & 26, 8:00am-5:00pm
Instructor: Einat Arian (21 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)

Craniosacral Therapy - Level 1: The Fascia System of the Body & Head 
Audience:  Licensed health care professionals whose scope of practice includes manual therapy, and students in health care fields. All others must obtain instructor permission to attend.

Course Note: No additional text is required. The work in Level 3 focuses on "held trauma". Those who wish to pursue optional reading on this subject may read one of Peter A. Levine's books: Waking the Tiger, Healing Trauma, In An Unspoken Voice and David Bercelis Book, Trauma Releasing Exercises, pp. 1-60 (his theories around trauma).

Description: This seminar explores current theory on trauma and its resolution. It provides practitioners with tools that allow their craniosacral practice to address their clients more holistically. Skills taught include creating a safe environment for a client to allow for an emotional release, assessment techniques, listening skills, appropriate dialogue, and use of unwinding of the body. Breathing techniques will also be used as adjuncts to releasing trauma. Additionally, we will address how the practitioner can triage an emotionally loaded situation and determine if outside referral is necessary.

Level 3 serves as a wrap-up of the three-class series, pulling together all the elements that a practitioner has learned to create a comprehensive set of skills to add to their practice. The seminar includes a combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice.

Upon completion of this seminar you will be able to:

  • Describe the “normal” reaction to trauma and how this process is often thwarted.
  • Describe the life events that can become held-emotional-trauma.
  • Describe how a thwarted response to trauma causes the emotional aspects of the trauma to become archived in the tissues of the body, held in such a way as to create restrictions.
  • Assess for and recognize held-emotional-trauma in the course of the regular assessment and treatment of the client with craniosacral.
  • Assess for the appropriateness of engaging the client emotionally in a particular setting.
  • Assess for the appropriateness of using craniosacral  as the modality for the release of held-emotional-trauma.
  • List other options available for resolution of trauma and make appropriate referrals when necessary.
  • Demonstrate techniques for creating a safe and caring environment for the client.
  • Demonstrate appropriate listening and dialoguing techniques for facilitating the discovery and release of held-emotional-trauma.
  • Demonstrate use of craniosacral techniques such as listening, following, releasing and unwinding as part of the process of releasing held-emotional-trauma.
  • Demonstrate the use of the stillpoint technique as a possible way to facilitate the client’s insight into the meaning of the held-emotional-trauma, as well as a way for the client to self-manage anxiety as they process memories.
  • Demonstrate the use of stillpoint breathing as a way to help the client to breathe through the release, as well as a way for the client to self-manage emotional trauma which surfaces when they are on their own.

Additional supervised practice sessions will be available for those who wish to fine-tune their craniosacral skills ($20 per session payable to the supervising practitioner).

Please Bring: Your binder (for the additional hand-outs that will accompany this class), blanket and a pillow, and books from Levels 1 and 2. Personal water bottle (filtered water dispensers available on campus to refill). Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing.

Meal: Fri: 1/2 hour dinner break - Bring a sack dinner.  Sat & Sun: One hour lunch break - Bring a sack lunch or eat in Bastyr’s dining commons. Dining Commons closes 3:00pm Friday and 2:00 pm Sat/Sun

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room #133. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.

Cancellation, transfer and refund policy can be found here

Eligible for 21 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs for the following professions:

ND (except those licensed in CA)
ND licensed in OR
LMP (licensed in WA)
PT & OT (licensed in WA)
ARNP & RN (licensed in WA)
DC (licensed in WA)
MD & PA - Category II CMEs (those licensed in WA)
Eligibility Pending: LAc (licensed in CA)


Einat Arian, ND, PhD, CST-D

Einat Arian earned her first doctorate from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1997. She conducted research and lectured in the field of neuro-physiology, and has written several publications in peer-reviewed journals in those fields. In 2006 she graduated from Bastyr University with a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Arian has been practicing naturopathic medicine in Seattle, with an emphasis on craniosacral therapy and homeopathy.

She studied craniosacral therapy in Bastyr’s continuing education program under the guidance of Dr. Nancy Soliven, completing the certification program at the Diplomate level from Integrative Body Institute (IBI). In 2007 she began working as a teaching assistant for IBI, and also completed IBI’s teacher training and mentoring program.

Dr. Arian deepened her craniosacral studies in advanced osteopathic and pediatric techniques with Dr. Faith Christensen. She also studied Dr. Christensen’s vis-palpation techniques using craniosacral in a naturopathic practice to individualize supplement and remedy selections for patients. Dr. Arian studied pediatric craniosacral therapy under Etienne Peirsman.

Dr. Arian has a private practice in North Seattle where she sees people of all ages, including many pediatric patients.