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:
- sem 1
scheduled for 23-27 October 2013
- sem 2
scheduled for 8-12 January 2014
- sem 3
- sem 4
- sem 5
seminars 6-10 dates tbd
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$755.
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.
intro dates tbd
Ged Sumner is a practicing Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and Chi Kung Teacher. He has also studied shiatsu, healing and attachment based psychoanalytical psychotherapy. He has taught Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy as a senior tutor for the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust’s (CTET) practitioner trainings in London and as a senior tutor for Resonance Trainings courses in Australia and New Zealand. He set up the Fountain Clinic in London, a busy specialized craniosacral therapy clinic. He set up and coordinated the Living Anatomy course for CTET offering an holistic view of the body’s anatomy and physiology. He is a director of the Healthy Living Centre, a multi-disciplinary alternative therapy practice in London. He also set up and directed the College of Elemental Chi Kung offering Chi Kung classes, workshops, retreats and a Chi Kung Teacher Training program in Europe, North America and Australasia. See his Natural Movement website for current workshops. He is the author of 'Body Intelligence – Creating a New Environment' and co-author of 'Cranial Intelligence - A Practical Guide to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy'. He has a degree in Chemistry.
While working as a science teacher, Sheila became fascinated by complementary therapies following a treatment that completely changed her life-style. 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 National Childbirth Trust teacher, working with couples prior to the birth of their children and her 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, working in the UK, Canada, America, Australia and New Zealand. Sheila is deeply committed to imparting the simplicity and truth at the heart of this work. She aims to bring the wealth of information gleaned from her clinic practice into her teaching, equipping students to move into practice with confidence. She lives with her partner, has two children, spends her spare time gardening, walking her two dogs and going on holiday!
Colin Perrow is a renowned international teacher and pioneer of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. He has been a course co-ordinator at the Karuna Institute and was one of the teachers at the institute who helped to create the biodynamic approach. Colin has practiced Zen and Mindfulness for 30 years which enables him to bring clarity and humour to his work. His teaching is grounded in his 20 years experience of running a successful private practice in South Wales. Before he graduated as a Craniosacral Therapist in 1990, he was a successful healer and one of the leading practitioners of Kirlian Photography in the UK. This energy photography gave him valuable insights into the relationship between mind body spirit dynamics and the nature of health. This early research came to fruition in biodynamic cranial work and the creation of Heartfulness Trainings. This could be summerized in the statement; that in order for us to be well we need to attend to all aspects of our nature and life. Rather than a more traditional top down approach, where the teacher instructs the student into how their experience should be, Colin is particularly interested in teaching people to become aware of their own experience and to create a learning environment where this is supported.
I have been attending births as a midwife for 31 years. After a challenging birth in 2004 a suggestion was made by an attendee that a cranial sacral therapist be called to help the baby make a peaceful transition. I was transfixed as I watched the therapist work with the baby. I knew I needed to have this tool in my midwife tool belt. I began with a smattering of 4 day courses from numerous lineages of cranial sacral therapy. In 2008 it was my good fortune to participate in a 2 year Biodynamic Foundation Training with John Chitty. After reading Rollin Becker’s “Life in Motion” I am content with the idea that cranial sacral therapy holds a lifetime of instruction. I am looking forward to the next chapter in Austin, Texas in 2013.
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.
Ged Sumner is an approved teacher of the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America (BCTA/NA) which sets standards in practice and education.
The training is provisionally 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.