Radical Craniosacral Therapy
What is Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) ?
BCST is a healing art that works with the energies that create and maintain health in the human system. While not a manipulative therapy, it has its roots in osteopathy and has evolved to include influences from human development, pre and perinatal psychology, trauma resolution, and recent advances in neuroscience. BCST supports nervous system regulation and allows the resolution of conditions resulting from stress and trauma. Practitioners use an educated, gentle, non-invasive touch to engage with the expressions of health in the system.
How does a typical BCST session go?
The first part of the session is founded on a facilitated form of inner inquiry called Radical Inquiry, which “turns the mind back upon itself.”
We use the tools of willingness, curiosity, observation, breath and staying in feeling-communion with whatever arises. This not only reveals what subconscious patterns are running us, but also helps us access our own wisdom and heart.
All of us have emotions and underlying beliefs that have been buried in the body from the womb and childhood onwards, which hold us in contraction and numbness, restricting life force. The aim of Radical Inquiry is to discover the fundamental or root source of an issue, feeling or belief, so that it can be released.
In the second part of the session Radical Inquiry is followed by the gentle hands-on deep listening of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. This approach does not use manipulation but accesses the Primary Respiration or Breath of Life. It connects with the incredible wisdom and intelligence inherent within the system itself, to integrate and amplify the changes at a physiological level. As a result, balance is restored so that healing and wholeness are experienced. Through stillness and informed touch the therapist becomes a fulcrum for the nervous system to recalibrate. The body can let go of its contraction and welcomes the renewed ease and flow.
The deep and powerful Radical Craniosacral Therapy process liberates the life force and allows greater peace and joy to emerge. Relationships improve as we recognise what may be calling for love in our lives. This paves the way for grounding a true lived spirituality.