Craniosacral Therapy was developed through Osteopathy and is informed by anatomy and physiology. It works on the principle that if given the right conditions the body has the ability to heal itself. It's an overwhelmed nervous system that causes dysfunction within the systems of the body leading to physical and emotional issues.
Craniosacral Therapy supports the calming of the nervous system allowing the natural reorganisation, resolution and release of physical and emotional trauma.
I participated in a Hands-Free Healing course which uses the principles of Craniosacral Therapy; the language, working through the relational fields and working with the intention of touch rather than physically making hands on contact.
Through training and practicing Craniosacral Therapy, I strongly believe that our presence and energy extends beyond our physical body at different levels and distances. I have been trained to feel these within my own system and within clients. The physical body is our skin and everything within in, the fluid field which is like a protective bubble surrounding our body and then the Long Tide which extends distances and into the quantum field which reaches infinitely. I understand that these concepts can sometimes seem a bit 'out there' or a bit like 'hippy magic' to some people but they definitely exist. I have been reading, (very slowly, it's pretty intense but with some definite gems of wisdom) The Field by Lynne McTaggart which details the ongoing research in this subject.
Human beings and all living things are a coalescence of energy in a field of energy connected to every other thing in the world. McTaggart
There are many scientific studies in quantum physics which support this idea of fields.
I was definitely sceptical of the course as I love and believe in the power of hands-on work but, recognise the changing times and need for versatility in my practice. I was astonished on the training about the effectiveness of the work and have since practiced on a few people with some pleasing results. I'll definitely be exploring this more and potentially offering sessions in the future.
When two waves are in phase, and overlap each other...the combined amplitude of the waves is greater than each individual amplitude. McTaggart
Although I am not using the fields therapeutically in class, they are definitely a feature of creating the environment and holding a supportive space for us to work and feel connected. The moments of grounding, feeling our bodies, feeling the stillness, combining breath and movement, allowing space and merging wider into the room are all elements of this intention. I believe this contributes to our sense of community, part of our reason for coming to class, why our nervous system is able to soften helping us to feel relaxed and a greater sense of ease by the end. You've probably noticed over your time of coming to class that it's much easier to 'switch off' and relax at the end of class. That's because you feel safe and supported, you have learnt to trust your body and trust in me holding space for you.
Don't force, let it breathe into existence. James Jealous