Photo by André Larsson, TherapyBiodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner TrainingCraniosacral Therapy



* 16TH - 17TH MARCH 2019 *

Focusing is a body-oriented process of self-awareness. It is based in an ability that most of us have, or can develop - that of listening to what our subtle inner feelings are telling us. It was discovered in 1960's by Professor Eugene Gendlin at the University of Chicago. He began research into the question, 'Why is psychotherapy helpful for some people, but not for others?' After studying hundreds of therapy sessions, Gendlin and his research team concluded that they could predict the success of treatment based on the clients that were able to have body awareness; for which he coined the term 'felt sense'. Gendlin went on to formulate a six-step protocol to teach people how to access and use this body awareness as a means of self help. His groundbreaking approach has been incorporated into numerous therapy modalities. In particular in the treatment and resolution of trauma Focusing has been adapted by great innovators such Babette Rothschild and Peter Levine.

In this advanced workshop we will learn or deepen into the Focusing form and apply it in session work. There are three main ways in which Focusing can enrich our biodynamic treatment modality:

  1. Self-care - working as a Craniosacral Therapist with many different clients can be emotionally taxing. Focusing is a wonderful tool for getting to the bottom of why we feel pressurised or uncomfortable in the presence of some of our clients. In turn this helps us create a safe relational field.
  2. Client's body awareness - coaching our clients in Focusing as part of cranial treatment helps them orient to how their bodies store past experiences and can augment the therapeutic effect.
  3. Self-Regulation and Co-Regulation - this relies on the practitioner's ability to stay in tune with their own inner state throughout the session and down-regulate or simply acknowledge any activation states; these might include physical discomfort, emotions or drifting off. This in turn co-regulates activation or freeze states in the client. This is pure magic in cases of dissociation, where the client can't feel what is happing in their body and in hyperarousal states.

Course Tutor:

KATHERINE UKLEJA D.O., R.C.S.T., B.C.S.T.Katherine graduated in Osteopathy and then qualified as a Craniosacral Therapist. She has many years experience of teaching foundation trainings and advanced courses for qualified Craniosacral Therapists and Cranial Osteopaths. Her extensive Craniosacral training began in 1987 and gradually led her to studying with Franklyn Sills. She has been a Course Coordinator at the Karuna Institute and for the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust, where she has taught for the past 20 years. Katherine has become an internationally respected and influential figure in the Craniosacral profession, regularly giving presentations at conferences and running courses internationally. She lives in Devon with her husband and daughter, and is also an artist and paints textiles.

Venue and Times:

Skylight Centre, 49 Corsica Street, London N5 1JT.
Nearest station: Highbury and Islington (Victoria Line and Mainline).

From 9.30am to 6.00pm on March 16th and from 9.30am to 5.30pm on March 17th.


£220 if the fee is received by 25th January 2019, or £240 if the fee is received after this date. All fees are non-refundable. Please make cheques payable to CTET, or contact our administrator for our bank details to make a transfer.

For further details and bookings please contact:

Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust
78 York Street
London W1H 1DP
Tel: 020-7101 3915