Photo by André Larsson, TherapyBiodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner TrainingCraniosacral Therapy


* APRIL 12TH - 15TH 2018 *


This workshop will present a new paradigm for working with babies and infants. We will explore physiological events taking place in the infant when transitioning from aquatic breathing to air breathing before, during and after birth. New palpation skills will orient the practitioner to stabilizing cardio-pulmonary respiration in newborn babies. Several cardiovascular protocols will be taught and practiced to stabilize the infant's cardiovascular system and brain. This includes a specific protocol that includes the brachial, renal, carotid and femoral arteries. During the workshop we intend to have an infant and mother in class for a demonstration of learning. Specific skills will be taught to evaluate the stress level of an infant and to help repair the infant-caregiver relationship, if necessary through specific communication skills. We will learn a sequence of evaluation and palpation skills for an infant based on balancing the cardiovascular and nervous systems, before considering the membrane and osseous systems of the baby.

Participants will:

  • Learn skills to support the respiratory, gut and cardiovascular systems of infants and caregivers.
  • Advance your understanding of how the infant heart develops.
  • Apply communication skills for optimal bonding with mom and her baby.
  • Learn specific skills to support a postpartum mom.

Dr. Michael Shea B.A., M.A., Ph.D, B.C.S.T.

Course Tutor:

Michael Shea has over thirty years' experience in the fields of Craniosacral Therapy, Gestalt, Rolfing and several other mind-body modalities. He is one of the pre-eminent educators and authors in the fields of somatic psychology and Craniosacral work. He is founder of the International School for Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, a founding member of the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings and on the faculty of the pre- and perinatal psychology doctoral programme at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. He is the author of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Vols. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, Somatic Psychology and the recently published Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy: Heart of the Practice.

Venue and Times:

Skylight Centre, 49 Corsica Street, London N5 1JT.
Nearest station: Highbury and Islington (Victoria Line and Mainline).
From 10am to 6pm on the first three days, and from 9.30am to 4pm on the last day.


£400 if a deposit of £200 is received by 16th February 2018, or £420 if the deposit is received after this date. The remainder of the fee is due three weeks before the seminar (i.e. by 22nd March 2018). Cheques are payable to CTET, or please contact the administrator for our bank details to make a transfer. Kindly note that all fees are non-refundable.

For further details and bookings, please contact:

Dr. Michael Shea in class

Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust
78 York Street
London W1H 1DP, UK

Tel: 020-7101 3915

Dr. Michael Shea in class