BIODYNAMIC CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY (BCST)
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) is at the cutting edge of energy medicine. It's growing popularity is understandable due to its profound effects of deep lasting healing, and resolution of long standing chronic conditions as well as short term issues. It is a gentle touch therapy that is holistic; taking a whole-person approach to healing. It has a powerful effect on the nervous system and cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF), and improves the flow of all fluids throughout the body making communication between systems more effective promoting better function and wholeness.
BCST restores the optimal conditions for health therefore it is an effective form of treatment for a wide range of conditions, it encourages vitality and facilitates a sense of well-being. BCST can resolve deep patterns in the mind and body, providing the client with clear inner guidance to observe both their physical and mental/emotional landscape supporting change in a profound way. It is suitable for people of all ages including babies, children, adults and the elderly, and is effective for acute or chronic cases.
BCST is based on ancient healing traditions that extends beyond all culture and geographic boundaries. Bonesetters, Ayurveda, TCM, and all healing traditions included a “deep listening” and attuning to “what is” in the patient’s body/mind/spirit. There are many references to wind, fluid, spirit in ancient cultures, and persists all the way up to the more modern history of Cranial Osteopathy that was documented in the late 1800’s. It was the basis for Cranial Osteopathy, a branch of Osteopathic Medicine that was founded in ~1940’s, in which subtle movements throughout the body were attributed to the body's inherent life force, or "Breath of Life" which generates a series of subtle rhythms that can be felt throughout the body.
At least three subtle rhythms have been identified and are known as "primary respiration". This is the expression of the universal life force energy that interacts with our physiology. We refer to this expression of the Breath of Life as potency, it is the intelligence that creates, maintains and restores health.
In the course of our life we encounter all sorts of forces and strains, both physical and mental, that get trapped in our mind/bod as areas of inertia or contractions. When we have unresolved forces trapped in our body, the tissues and fluids no longer move normally, they can no longer express primary respiration. This leads to resistance, compression and fixation in the tissues, causing body aches, pains, joint stiffness and many other symptoms of discomfort and dis-ease. We may react in ways that are inappropriate for the situation because our nervous system is holding onto a stress response that was trapped years earlier.
In the Biodynamic approach, the therapist learns to identify areas of the body that are holding tension and resisting primary respiration. The intention of treatment is to relate to the underlying potency in the body, enhancing the body's own self-healing.
The practitioner does this with a deep and clear quality of presence that allows a shift in the client system and encourages the resolution of forces held in the body, tissues can return to normal function and motion, mental/emotional patterns can shift and relationship with potency and the Breath of Life is restored. The client is encouraged and guided to feel the subtle movements of their own physiology throughout the process of resolution. It is empowering, uplifting and promotes wholeness and well-being.In BCST the practitioner relates to the forces of health in the mody/mind system, not just the patterns of resistance and fixation, no matter how dire the clinical circumstances. This is a paradigm shift for most health care systems, even "holistic" therapy.