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Cranial Intelligence: A Practical Guide to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

by Ged Sumner and Steve Haines Singing Dragon
Pub Date:
07/2010
ISBN:
9781848190283
Format:
Pbk 320 pages
Price:
AU$49.99 NZ$52.17
Product Status: Available in Approx 14 days
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At the deepest level of our physiology, all living tissues and fluids expand and contract with the 'breath of life'. Through gentle touch, the skilled practitioner can interact with these subtle rhythms to address physical aches and pains, acute or chronic disease, emotional or psychological disturbances, or simply to promote enduring health and vitality.

This new and important textbook demystifies the biodynamic approach to craniosacral therapy and shows how and why it can be so effective at bringing about a natural realignment towards optimal health. The authors describe how to 'listen' and respond appropriately to each client's system, how to create a safe space for working with different kinds of trauma, and how to address specific states of imbalance to support deep-felt and lasting change. Throughout the book, experiential exercises encourage the reader to practice their newly-acquired skills, and refine their knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. A final chapter on practice development covers issues pertinent to practitioners trying to set up and maintain a successful practice. This intensely practical textbook will transform the practice of craniosacral therapists, and contains much that bodyworkers of all kinds will find useful.

Foreword by Franklyn Sills.; 1. Relational Touch.; 2. The Midline.; 3. Resources and Overwhelm.; 4. Potency and Stillness.; 5. Whole Body Dynamics.; 6. Craniopelvic Resonance.; 7. Birth.; 8. Visceral Intelligence.; 9. Neural Matrix.; 10. The Facial Complex.; 11. Joints and Potency.; Appendix: Practice Development.

In Cranial Intelligence, authors Ged Sumner and Steve Haines share decades of research and practical experience in the manual treatment of the human craniosacral system, guiding the reader on an in-depth journey into the body's primal intelligence...The information they present is both accurate and highly informative, backed by the research and practice of many great researchers and physicians in the fields of osteopathic medicine and craniosacral therapy. This is a useful resource for bodyworkers in any manual therapy field.
Ged Sumner is a practising craniosacral therapist and Chi Kung teacher. He has also studied shiatsu, healing and attachment based psychoanalytical psychotherapy. He is Director of the College of Elemental Chi Kung offering Chi Kung classes, workshops, retreats and a Chi Kung Teacher Training program in Europe, N. America and Australasia (www.elementalchikung.com).