Photo by André Larsson, TherapyBiodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner TrainingCraniosacral Therapy


* NOVEMBER 5TH - 8TH 2015 *


This new advanced course on Primary Respiration and stillness includes in-depth explorations of the heart and vascular system. It will give students new cardioceptive skills for working with the arteries of the face, the cranium and extremities. A biodynamic approach will be taught for the arterial system and balancing its pressure, flow and heat distribution systemically and neurologically. Dynamic stillness will be the basis of the class, and specific vascular structures around the occipito-atlantal (O-A) joint and face will be detailed. These skills will include working with the arterial system in the face and around the cranial base in order to stabilize and transform the autonomic nervous system into a sense of embodied compassion. In this way, the social nervous system of the client can work optimally. A brief overview of the arteries of the lower extremities will also be covered. An embryonic approach to understanding the role of Primary Respiration and stillness in heart development will be the ground of the teaching.

Areas explored will include:

  • A new protocol for working with the O-A joint
  • New work with balancing cardiovascular system pressures
  • Learning to blend biodynamic and biokinetic work
  • Palpating the arteries of the face and cranium.

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

Course Tutor:

Michael Shea has 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 and Somatic Psychology.

Venue and Times:

Skylight Centre,
49 Corsica Street,
London N5 1JT
Nearest station: Highbury and Isington (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 September 15th 2015, or £420 if the deposit is received after this date. The remainder of the course fee is due three weeks prior to the start of the course (i.e. by 14th October 2015). Cheques are payable to CTET, or 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

Tel: 020-7101 3915

Dr. Michael Shea in class