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BCST has its roots in the work of Osteopath Dr William Garner Sutherland. He discovered that the body expresses a rhythmic tide-like motion that pervades all tissues, bones and fluids - the Primary Respiration also known as Breath of Life. Primary respiration is the first motion to express in an embryo and the last one that comes to a halt in the dying process. 


Our experiences in life are sometimes too strong or intense to be absorbed and resolved by our nervous system. They can stay retained in our physiology and might restrict normal functioning both physically and emotionally. This can start eroding our inherent ability to heal. 


In a session the practitioner tunes in to the subtle tide-like motions of your system through light contact and fine palpation skills. Once the relational field is settled, compromised areas usually start showing in the fluid and tissue fields. When listened to and given space these fields naturally start moving towards stillness, a place that is seen as deeply healing. 


The understanding of the body’s capacity to regulate and heal itself when listened to is central in the Cranio work. 


Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy has increasingly been recognised as a valuable resource for trauma work. The practitioner's embodied listening presence and gentle non-invasive touch sets a relational field that encourages a sense of safety, a key requirement to slowing down and settling the nervous system. Once the client feels safe and settled, traumatic experiences can emerge and resolve without being overwhelming, in a client led pace.

Verbal skills may be used as a way of contacting the felt sense and thus motivating the awareness of the body’s subtle communication. 

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