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INTERNATIONAL SEMINARS
These seminars are open to qualified craniosacral therapists and cranial osteopaths (unless otherwise stated)

FULL FOUNDATION TRAINING IN BIODYNAMIC CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

IN ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
* FROM FEBRUARY 2015 TO FEBRUARY 2018 *
WITH MICHAEL KERN D.O., B.C.S.T., A.B.D., N.D. AND KATHERINE UKLEJA D.O., R.C.S.T., B.C.S.T.

This training consists of twelve four-day seminars and is open to all who have a foundation in anatomy and physiology. This is the first time that a comprehensive foundation training in Craniosacral Biodynamics is being offered in Russia! Two of the seminars will take place at the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust in London.

Teaching will be in English and translated into Russian.

SEMINAR ONE:
PRIMARY RESPIRATION, PRESENCE AND PERCEPTION
WITH MICHAEL KERN D.O., B.C.S.T., A.B.D., N.D.
* FEBRUARY 5TH-8TH 2015 *

SEMINAR TWO:
LIFE AND MOTION: THE FLUID BODY
WITH KATHERINE UKLEJA D.O., R.C.S.T., B.C.S.T.
* MAY 14TH-17TH 2015 *

SEMINAR THREE:
ENTERING THE HEART OF HEALING: STATES OF BALANCE
WITH MICHAEL KERN D.O., B.C.S.T., A.B.D., N.D.
* SEPTEMBER 3RD-6TH 2015 *

SEMINAR FOUR:
CRANIAL MOTILITY AND HEALTH
WITH MICHAEL KERN D.O., B.C.S.T., A.B.D., N.D.
* JANUARY 21ST-24TH 2016 IN LONDON *

SEMINAR FIVE:
THE WHOLE IN THE PART - BIRTH PROCESS, THE SPHENO-BASILAR JUNCTION AND BEYOND
WITH KATHERINE UKLEJA D.O., R.C.S.T., B.C.S.T.
* MAY 19TH-22ND 2016 *

SEMINAR SIX:
SUPPORT AND BALANCE - THE AXIAL MIDLINE AND SPINAL DYNAMICS
WITH MICHAEL KERN D.O., B.C.S.T., A.B.D., N.D.
* SEPTEMBER 1ST-4TH 2016 *

SEMINAR SEVEN:
COHESION, INTEGRITY AND INTERRELATIONSHIPS
WITH KATHERINE UKLEJA D.O., R.C.S.T., B.C.S.T.
* NOVEMBER 17TH-20TH 2016 *

SEMINAR EIGHT:
AS ABOVE, SO BELOW WITH MICHAEL KERN D.O., B.C.S.T., A.B.D., N.D.
* MARCH 2ND-5TH 2017 *

SEMINAR NINE:
THE SEAT OF THE SOUL - FLUID, POTENCY AND THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
WITH KATHERINE UKLEJA D.O., R.C.S.T., B.C.S.T.
* JUNE 1ST-4TH 2017 *

SEMINAR TEN:
REFLECTIONS OF THE SELF - THE FACE AND EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION
WITH KATHERINE UKLEJA D.O., R.C.S.T., B.C.S.T.
* SEPTEMBER 28TH-OCT 1ST 2017 IN LONDON *

SEMINAR ELEVEN:
THE ANTERIOR CAVITY - THE BELLY BRAIN
WITH MICHAEL KERN D.O., B.C.S.T., A.B.D., N.D.
* NOVEMBER 30TH-DEC 3RD 2017 *

SEMINAR TWELVE:
IGNITION AND COMPLETION
WITH KATHERINE UKLEJA D.O., R.C.S.T., B.C.S.T.
* FEBRUARY 8TH-11TH 2018 *

Course tutors:

Michael Kern D.O., B.C.S.T., A.B.D., N.D. - Craniosacral Therapist, Osteopath and Naturopath with a practice in London. He has been teaching Craniosacral Therapy since 1987 and is a leading international exponent of the Biodynamic approach, regularly running courses in Italy, Switzerland and Sweden. He is co-founder of the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust, and was a senior tutor for the College of Osteopaths, the International Cranial Association, the Centre for Professional Development in Osteopathy and the University of Westminster. He is also author of the visionary book 'Wisdom In The Body - The Craniosacral Approach To Essential Health', now translated into ten languages.

Katherine Ukleja D.O., R.C.S.T., B.C.S.T. - graduated in osteopathy and then qualified as a Craniosacral Therapist. Her extensive craniosacral training began in 1987 and she is now a Course Coordinator for the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust and Karuna Institute. Katherine has many years experience of teaching foundation trainings, as well as advanced courses for qualified Craniosacral Therapists and Cranial Osteopaths. She has become an internationally respected figure in the craniosacral profession, regularly giving presentations at conferences and running courses in Switzerland, Russia, India, Malaysia and the USA. Katherine is also an artist and paints textiles for interiors and designs for the theatre. She lives in Devon with her husband, daughter and a scruffy dog.

 

For further details please contact:

Email: Konstantin Charapov at charapov@list.ru
Telephone: (812) 970-3195 or 8-911-213 5738 or 8-981-140 2633
Website: www.manualtech.ru
Website: www.cranio-acad.ru

ADVANCED SERIES OF SIX SEMINARS IN BIODYNAMIC CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

IN KIEV, UKRAINE
* FROM FEBRUARY 2015 TO MAY 2016 *
WITH MICHAEL KERN D.O., B.C.S.T., A.B.D., N.D.
AND SHEILA KEAN R.C.S.T., B.C.S.T.


This ‘bridging’ course in Craniosacral Biodynamics is open to existing practitioners of Craniosacral Therapy and Cranial Osteopathy. It provides an opportunity to learn key Biodynamic skills from Michael Kern and Sheila Kean, who are leading international teachers in this approach. The course consists of six 4-day seminars providing 24 days of classroom attendance, supported by home-directed study.

Teaching will be in English and translated into Russian.

SEMINAR ONE:

BREATH OF LIFE - PERCEPTUAL SKILLS AND STATES OF BALANCE
WITH SHEILA KEAN R.C.S.T., B.C.S.T.
* FEBRUARY 5TH-8TH 2015 *

This seminar will cover core diagnostic and treatment skills in biodynamic craniosacral practice. The pioneer of this approach, Dr William Sutherland, realised that the 'Breath of Life' is our deepest resource for healing which operates with the utmost intelligence and precision. In this workshop practitioners will learn how to appreciate and support the supremacy of the 'Breath of Life' as a therapeutic medium, and how to deepen into the heart of the healing process. An emphasis will be placed on working with the deeper rhythms of primary respiratory motion and helping to access 'states of balance'.

SEMINAR TWO:

THE STORY OF THE BODY - THE INHERENT TREATMENT PLAN AND BODY MEMORY
WITH MICHAEL KERN D.O., B.C.S.T., A.B.D., N.D.
* MAY 21ST-24TH 2015 *

During this seminar the practitioner will learn how to synchronize with the intelligent treatment priorities of the Primary Respiratory System, and how to apply augmentation skills that may be used for diagnosis and to support a therapeutic process. We will cover clinical skills to work cooperatively with the healing and creative intentions of the Breath of Life and how to safely and effectively process traumatic experiences held in the body. An emphasis is placed on accessing resources, relating to wholeness and to the deeper forces that organize our functioning.

SEMINAR THREE:

OUT INTO THE WORLD - PRE-NATAL AND BIRTH DYNAMICS IN BABIES, CHILDREN AND ADULTS
WITH MICHAEL KERN D.O., B.C.S.T., N.D.
* OCTOBER 1ST-4TH 2015 *

Our early patterning creates the basis for how we face experiences throughout life. During this seminar we will look at pre-natal and birth dynamics and develop practical skills to work with early traumatic patterning in babies, children and adults. We will deepen our skills to work with traumatic experiences and seek to reconnect with the very ground of health and healing.

SEMINAR FOUR:

WHOLENESS - THE MIDLINE AND VISCERAL DYNAMICS
WITH SHEILA KEAN R.C.S.T., B.C.S.T.
* JANUARY 28TH-31ST 2016 *

In this seminar different levels of perception and midline function will be further explored and Biodynamic approaches for working with the spine will be introduced. Furthermore, the embryology, motility and mobility of body viscera will be introduced and the practitioner will learn to orient to the heart, as well as heart ignition. Work is geared to re-establish the original intention of cells and tissues via an appreciation of the Breath of Life, its midline dynamics and embryological organizing forces.

SEMINAR FIVE:

SPARK IN THE MOTOR – IGNITION AND THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
WITH MICHAEL KERN D.O., B.C.S.T., A.B.D., N.D.
* MARCH 17TH-20TH 2016 *

This seminar will focus on skills to help the physiological incarnation and manifestation of the vital potencies of the Breath of Life. We will consider the important role played by fluids (particularly cerebrospinal fluid) in disseminating these potencies throughout our physiology. We will also work with the central nervous system and key areas of the brain to facilitate the expression of essential health. All practical clinical approaches are derived from a craniosacral biodynamic approach to work in the field.

SEMINAR SIX:

HEALTH, RELATIONSHIP AND INTEGRATION
WITH MICHAEL KERN D.O., B.C.S.T., A.B.D., N.D.
* MAY 26TH-29TH 2016 *

This seminar will deepen our appreciation of ignition processes. We will also learn about the Polyvagal Theory and the role of the ‘Social Engagement System’ in regulating sympathetic and parasympathetic function. The embryological development of the face will be explored as well as therapeutic approaches for working with the fluid fields of the face. The seminar will help to integrate the work covered in previous seminars of this course.

Course tutors:

Michael Kern D.O., B.C.S.T., A.B.D., N.D. - Craniosacral Therapist, Osteopath and Naturopath with a practice in London. He has been teaching Craniosacral Therapy since 1987 and is a leading international exponent of the Biodynamic approach, regularly running courses in the UK, Italy, Switzerland, Russia and Germany. He is co-founder of the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust, and was a senior tutor for the College of Osteopaths, the International Cranial Association, the Centre for Professional Development in Osteopathy and the University of Westminster. He is also author of the visionary book 'Wisdom In The Body - The Craniosacral Approach To Essential Health', now translated into ten languages.

Sheila Kean R.C.S.T., B.C.S.T. - While working as a science teacher Sheila became fascinated by complimentary therapies following a treatment that completely changed her lifestyle. In response to this she studied massage and then craniosacral therapy. Since 1986 she has had a busy practice in Stroud, UK. For many years she was a teacher for the National Childbirth Trust, working with couples prior to the birth of their children and practice reflects this interest and experience. Sheila runs a massage school with her partner and has been involved as a teacher of Craniosacral Therapy since 1992. She co-runs a Craniosacral Therapy school in the west of England and teaches internationally. She is deeply committed to using the wealth of information gleaned from her clinical practice to impart the simplicity and truth at the heart of this work.

For further details, please contact:

Telephone: +380-63-296-7770 or +380-97-29-39-269
Email: rehabilitolog@gmail.com
Website: http://rehabilitolog.com

PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF CRANIOSACRAL BIODYNAMICS

IN BERLIN, GERMANY
* MARCH 27TH - 29TH 2015 *
WITH MICHAEL KERN D.O., B.C.S.T., A.B.D., N.D.

Teaching will be in English and translated into German.

This workshop will introduce some core principles of biodynamic craniosacral practice. The pioneer of this approach, Dr. William Sutherland, realised that the 'Breath of Life' is our deepest resource for healing which operates with the utmost intelligence and precision. Practitioners will learn some palpation and perceptual skills and how to support the expression of the 'Breath of Life' as a therapeutic medium. An emphasis will be placed on working with the deeper rhythms of primary respiratory motion and helping to access 'states of balance'.

Topics covered will include:

  • Primary respiration and the biodynamic paradigm
  • The relational field: establishing practitioner fulcrums and negotiating contact
  • The cranial rhythmic impulse, mid-tide and long tide - theory and practice
  • Wide perceptual field and orienting to deeper tides
  • Patterns of experience, inertial fulcrums and tissue memory
  • Therapeutic principles - direction of priority, stillness and accessing states of balance
  • Review and questions

Course tutor:

Michael Kern is a Craniosacral Therapist, Osteopath and Naturopath with a practice in London. He has been teaching Craniosacral Therapy since 1987 and is a leading international exponent of the biodynamic approach, currently running courses in the UK, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Germany and Ukraine. He is the founder of the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust, and was a senior tutor for the College of Osteopaths, the International Cranial Association, the Centre for Professional Development in Osteopathy and the University of Westminster. He is also author of the highly acclaimed book “Die Weisheit im Körper: Der Biodynamische Ansatz der Craniosacral-Therapie” (English: “Wisdom In The Body - The Craniosacral Approach To Essential Health”), now available in ten languages.

For further details and bookings, please contact:

VPT Berlin Brandenburg/Ausbildung In Osteopathie
Rennbahnallee 110
15366 Hoppegarten
Germany
Telephone: 0 33 42 / 30 20-74
Email: info@vpt-berlin-brb.de
Website: http://www.vpt-berlin-brb.de

SENSORY AWARENESS
- BEYOND THE FIVE SENSES

IN HAMBURG, GERMANY
* APRIL 2ND - 5TH 2015 *
WITH MICHAEL KERN D.O., B.C.S.T., A.B.D., N.D.

During this seminar we will gain knowledge of the five senses and other less commonly described realms of sensory awareness. Other senses come into play as we enter more subtle realms of experience, such as imagination, inspiration, instinct, insight and intuition, and these will be explored in the context of craniosacral practice. This evolving picture of sensory experience shows that the way we become aware of our world is a lot more complex than mechanical models of the past. The seminar provides an opportunity to experience a sensory feast, clarification of our sensory capacity and ways to help clients develop their full potential. There will be ample time for table work and reflection.

Topics covered will include:

  • the senses of touch and movement
  • the twelve senses as outlined by Rudolph Steiner
  • the twelve pre-natal senses as described by David Chamberlain
  • the eyes, eye muscles and associated cranial nerves
  • the 'gut brain' and using our instinctual gut sense
  • working with the enteric nervous system
  • the role of the vagus nerves and treatment approaches
  • the faculty of interoception and its significance in health and trauma resolution; the insular cortex and anterior cingulate cortex
  • the heart as a sensory organ; sensing with the heart
  • using our whole physiology as barometers and instigators of change
  • developing the subtle senses in diagnosis and treatment.

Teaching will be in English and translated into German.

Course tutor:

Michael Kern has been teaching Craniosacral Therapy since 1987 and is a leading international exponent of the biodynamic approach, regularly running courses in Italy, Russia Germany and Denmark. He is the founder of the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust, and was a senior tutor for the College of Osteopaths, the International Cranial Association, the Centre for Professional Development in Osteopathy and the University of Westminster. He is also author of the highly acclaimed book 'Wisdom In The Body - The Craniosacral Approach To Essential Health', now available in ten languages.

For further details and bookings, please contact:

Wilfried Rappenecker
Oelkersallee 33
22769 Hamburg
Germany
Telephone: +49-40-430 18 85
Email: mii@cranio-hamburg.de
Website:  http://www.schule-fuer-shiatsu.de

VISCERAL INTELLIGENCE- THE THORACIC, ABDOMINAL AND PELVIC CAVITIES

IN HAMBURG, GERMANY
* NOVEMBER 26TH - 29TH 2015 *
WITH MICHAEL KERN D.O., B.C.S.T., A.B.D., N.D.

This four-day course will fill in many gaps from foundation trainings by familiarising the practitioner with the motility and mobility of the body viscera. Work is geared to re-establish the original intention of cells and tissues via an appreciation of the Breath of Life, its midline dynamics and embryological organising forces. All practical approaches are derived from a craniosacral biodynamic approach to work in the field.

Topics covered will include:

  • endodermal derivatives and the formation of the gut tube
  • the embryological development, motility and mobility of each organ including: the heart, lungs, stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys (and adrenals), small intestine, large intestine and bladder
  • the role of stillness and states of balance in re-establishing the original intention of health; our embryological blueprint
  • the motility of the organs and their related connective tissues
  • the motility of the organs, potency and fluid dynamics
  • heart ignition and the heart as a natural fulcrum
  • the first breath: transitional physiology between umbilical breathing and lung breathing at birth
  • facilitated segments and organ dynamics; somatovisceral/viscerosomatic reflexes
  • the psycho-emotional relationships of the organs.

Teaching will be in English and translated into German.

Course tutor:

Michael Kern has been teaching Craniosacral Therapy since 1987 and is a leading international exponent of the biodynamic approach, regularly running courses in Italy, Russia Germany and Denmark. He is the founder of the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust, and was a senior tutor for the College of Osteopaths, the International Cranial Association, the Centre for Professional Development in Osteopathy and the University of Westminster. He is also author of the highly acclaimed book 'Wisdom In The Body - The Craniosacral Approach To Essential Health', now available in ten languages.

For further details and bookings, please contact:

Wilfried Rappenecker
Oelkersallee 33
22769 Hamburg
Germany
Telephone: +49-40-430 18 85
Email: mii@cranio-hamburg.de
Website: http://www.schule-fuer-shiatsu.de

STILLNESS AND FORM

IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (AT THE POLARITY INSTITUTE)
* APRIL 28TH–MAY 1ST 2016 *
WITH MICHAEL KERN D.O., B.C.S.T., A.B.D., N.D.

Stillness is at the heart of the healing process. In the same way that eskimos have many words for “snow”, craniosacral practitioners describe many types of stillness. This advanced seminar will explore different levels of stillness and find ways to make these part of our cellular experience. We will focus on navigating the deeper levels of our being, letting go, letting things be and finding space. There will be ample opportunity for table work and reflection.

Areas explored will include:

  • heart-centred practice: working “being to being”
  • the midline connecting polarities and paradoxes
  • the stillness and suspensory nature of the primal midline
  • fluid and potency as tensile fields of function
  • deepening into the wholistic shift/’patient neutral’
  • orienting to the automatic shifting of potency
  • CV4 and EV4 revisited
  • the seven levels of stillpoint
  • CV3, EV3 and ignition at the third ventricle
  • Big Potency and little potency, transmutation and embodied forces
  • orienting to wider field phenomena; the ocean of primary respiration
  • trusting the Tide as a dynamic reality
  • offering things up
  • orienting to ‘rhythmic balanced interchange’
  • orienting to the BIG stillness - Dynamic Stillness
  • working with invisible hands.

Course tutor:

Michael Kern has been teaching Craniosacral Therapy since 1987 and is a leading international exponent of the biodynamic approach, regularly running courses in the U.K., Italy, Russia, Germany and Ukraine. He is the founder of the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust in London, and was a senior tutor for the College of Osteopaths, the International Cranial Association, the Centre for Professional Development in Osteopathy and the University of Westminster. He is also author of the highly acclaimed book 'Wisdom In The Body - The Craniosacral Approach To Essential Health', now available in ten languages.

For further details and bookings, please contact:

Polarity Bildungszentrum AG
Zwinglistrasse 21
8004 Zürich
Switzerland
Telephone: 044 218 80 80
Email: info@polarity.ch
Website: http://www.polarity.ch