Austin Training 2015-2017
Body Intelligence Training offers a 2 year practitioner course in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in Austin, Texas for existing health professionals considering adding a new modality to their work as well as individuals wanting to start a career in an exciting and evolving therapy. Click on the links below to jump to the relevant section:
|Seminar||Scheduled Date||Planned Tutor|
|Sem 1||7-11 October 2015||Brian Tierney|
|Sem 2||9-13 December 2015||Heidi Lauber|
|Sem 3||10-14 February 2016||Steve Lane|
|Sem 4||13-17 April 2016||Brian Tierney|
|Sem 5||8-12 June 2016||Heidi Lauber|
||14-18 September 2016
||9-13 November 2016
The course is designed so participants can attend the first seminar without committing to the full course. This seminar is an introduction into basic contact skills and relating to biodynamic movements and will provide an opportunity to experience the approach and appreciate the extent of the curriculum.
For the whole training sem 1 through sem 9 the fee is US8,500. The training is non-residential. The fee for the optional seminar 10 is US$944.
The training offers three ways of paying. For payment of the full course fee up front there's a discounted fee of US$8,025. Or there are two payment plan offered.
Deposit of US$944 (non-refundable) is required upon acceptance (the deposit is the fee for the first seminar). Remainder to be paid according to the following payment options:
Payment Option 1 - 3 x Instalments
First Instalment US$2519 due immediately after seminar 1
Second Instalment US$2519 due 5 months after 1st instalment
Third Instalment US$2519 due 5 months after 2nd instalment
Full amount comes to US$8,500 with the deposit.
Payment Option 2 - 18 x Monthly Instalments
18 monthly instalments of US$440 (includes 5% administration fee). First instalment is due immediately after the first seminar.
Entry into a payment plan is deemed to be a commitment to paying the whole course fee.
The Intro Day is designed to provide a taste of this exciting and evolving body therapy science. You will explore through self experiential exercises and contact sessions the nature of Health and how to feel the expressions of Health as subtle biodynamic motions in the body. We will discuss trauma and how its effects are safely resolved with BCST. You will have a chance to meet some of the course tutors and discuss the course structure and material.
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Brian Tierney has been an integrative healing arts practitioner since 1999 and has worked consistently to synthesize multiple streams of psychosomatic approaches to health and wholeness. As a Yoga instructor, transformational dance educator, and PhD student in diversified Depth Psychology, Brian continues to place himself at the cutting edge of the healing arts and sciences. Biodynamic Craniosacral work has been a powerful foundation stone to his clinical work- he has studied and practiced several styles of Craniosacral work but found a home base in Biodynamics when he worked with cancer patients in New Zealand at a Naturopath clinic. Brian is also a certified practitioner in the Rolf Method of Structural Integration and a leader-in-training for an international organization that provides Rites of Passage experiences for men. For more info about Brian visit www.nrintegratedtherapies.com
Heidi Lauber is a BCST therapist with a thriving practice. She has been a manual therapist for over 17 years. She has had a special interest in the fasciae for decades. Her interest in the fasciae drew her more deeply into a relationship with the intelligence of the human organism which she is perpetually amazed by. This led her to study CST first with the Upledger Institute over a decade ago, then with Michael Shea and Body Intelligence. Heidi deeply enjoys helping to convey the profound simplicity of BCST to both the clients and students she works with. She loves laughing, snowshoeing, long hikes in the foothills with her dog and being with her family.
Steve was introduced to Craniosacral Therapy through his initial bodywork training. He started with the Upledger Institute before finding his way to the Biodynamic approach with CTET after experiencing the simplicity and transformative nature of the work. He enjoys supporting the personal and professional growth of students as they integrate the learning into their lives. Steve’s teaching reflects his belief that the depth of the work becomes available when learning is enjoyable. Clinical interests include trauma, addiction, stress and pain and he practices in private clinics, a hospital and community organisations. Steve enjoys food, movement, sport, music, films and being with his family www.steve-lane.org
Upon successful completion of the training you will be certified as a biodynamic craniosacral therapy practitioner.
The training is accredited by the Pacific Association of Craniosacral Therapists (PACT), a professional body which maintains standards and protects both craniosacral practitioners and their clients. The association covers therapists in Australia, New Zealand, India, SE Asia and N. America.
The training is recognized by the Association of National Health Practitioner of Canada (NHCP) which sets competency-based standards for natural health disciplines and modalities in Canada.
The following senior tutors are approved teachers of the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America (BCTA/NA) which sets standards in practice and education. See details of eligibility.
The training in Dublin is accredited by the Craniosacral Therapy Association (CSTA), a professional body which maintains standards and represents therapists in the UK.
The training is accredited by the Irish Association of Craniosacral Therapists (IACST), a professional body which maintains standards and represents therapists in Ireland.
The training is accredited by the Craniosacral Therapy Association of France, a professional body which maintains standards and protects both craniosacral practitioners and their clients.
The training is a member of the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings (IABT) which is an affiliation of schools who operate to a commonly agreed set of standards in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy courses. Member schools offer the designation BCST (Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist) to graduates of its foundation training and also a post-graduate designation ABD (Advanced Biodynamic Diploma) indicating an additional 300 hours of training. For more on the ABD click here.
Diploma and Professional Designation
Upon successful completion of the training students will be graduated with an award of a Diploma in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and permission to use the designation BCST. Upon joining a professional Craniosacral association the graduate will be given permission to use the designation RCST.