Craniosacral Therapy - Level 1: The Fascia System of the Body & Head (CS20 - 20CS1-02)

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February 28 2020 1:00 pm   through   March 1 2020 5:00 pm
14500 Juanita Dr NE
Continuing Education Department
Kenmore, WA 98028
Phone: 425-896-6717
Professional $ 595.00
Bastyr Alumni/Faculty/Staff/Student Discount $ 535.00
Full-Time Bastyr Student with ID $ 365.00
Retake $ 175.00
Campus Kenmore Campus
Audience Health care professionals with a license to touch, current ND students, LMT, LMP, RN, MD
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This initial course in the Craniosacral Certificate of Competency focuses on patient assessment that includes the musculoskeletal system, body diaphragms, craniosacral rhythm and cranial membranes, as well as recognizing patterns of restriction.

Course details: 
Friday, February 28, 2020, 1:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m 
Saturday February 29,2020, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m 
Sunday March 1, 2020, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m 
Instructor: Einat Arian, ND, PhD, CST-D

Eligible for 21 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs for certain professions listed below.

The fascial system and its critical role in health and well-being will be discussed, from the specific to the whole body (including the membranes of the head). You will learn to recognize and assess the craniosacral rhythm at various points in the body, and to use it as an assessment tool. Learn to perform the still-point technique and dural tube glide, and explore the role of these techniques in normalizing tensions throughout the body. Additionally, we will cover the importance of the various membranes within the craniosacral system, including ways to assess restriction within the membrane system, and recognize its implications on general well-being and health. The seminar includes a combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice. There are 23 in-class hours plus 5-10 hours of pre-reading assignments.

Upon completion of this seminar you will be able to:

  • Describe the function of the fascia.
  • Treat fascial restrictions unsing direction of energy technique.
  • Assess and treat restrictions in the muscles, joints and extremities.
  • Assess and treat restrictions for the body diaphragms.
  • Describe the basic elements of the craniosacral (CS) system, including the meninges and cranial membranes.
  • Assess the CS rhythm.
  • Induce a still point in the CVS rhythm.
  • Describe the structure and function of the tentorium and falx.
  • Assess and release the tentorum using the sphenoid and temporal bones.
  • Assess and release the falx using the frontal and parietal bones.
  • Describe the structure and function of the sacral base.
  • Release the joints of the sacral base (sacroiliac and lumbo-sacral).
  • Perform a dural tube glide.
  • Assess when it is appropriate to make referrals to other health care or mental health professionals.

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

  • ND (licensed in the state of WA)
  • Eligibility Pending: ND (licensed in OR)
  • MD & PA - Category II CMEs (those licensed in WA)
  • ARNP & RN - Category II (licensed in WA)
  • PT & OT (licensed in WA)

Pre-class Requirements: Read chapters 1, 2, 7 and 8 of Rhythm and Touch: The Fundamentals of Craniosacral Therapy, by Anthony Arnold. And, since you may wish to use the following book in class, familiarize yourself with the layout of An Integrative Approach to Craniosacral Therapy - Fascial Connection, by Faith Christensen and Masahiro Takakura. 

These required books can be purchased in the Bastyr Bookstore – call ahead to ensure books are available 425-602-3026.

It is recommended that you register at least two weeks prior to class start in order to complete the reading assignments. 

Please Bring: A blanket, pillow and both required books. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Personal water bottle (filtered water dispensers available on campus to refill).

Course note: Bring your Full Time Student ID (required for enrollment) to registration

Meals: One hour lunch break – bring a sack lunch or eat in Bastyr’s dining commons. On Friday, there will be a one hour dinner break – bring a sack dinner (Bastyr’s dining commons closes at 3 p.m.)

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus. 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.

About the Instructor

Einat Arian, ND, PhD, CST-D 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. 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 has a private practice in North Seattle where she sees people of all ages, including many pediatric patients.