Wellington Training 2016-17
Body Intelligence Training offers a 2 year practitioner course in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in Wellington, New Zealand 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:
Dates for 2016 to 2017 course
|Seminar||Scheduled Date||Planned Tutor|
|Sem 1||September 2016||tutor tbd|
|Sem 2||November 2016||tutor tbd|
|Sem 3||February 2017||tutor tbd|
|Sem 4||April 2017||tutor tbd|
Times: 9.30am-5pm Wednesday to Friday, 10.30am-6.30pm Saturday, and 10.30am-5.30pm on Sunday
NB Participants can join the course from seminar 2. They will need to attend an induction session for a few hours in the afternoon or evening of the day prior to seminar 2 to learn about basic contact skills. Seminar 1 will need to be attended before graduation.
Wellington Health Centre, 325 Willis Street, Wellington
For the whole training sem 1 through sem 9 the fee is NZ$9,000. The training is non-residential. The fee for the optional seminar 10 is NZ$1000.
The training offers three ways of paying. For payment of the full course fee up front there’s a discounted fee of NZ$8,550. Or there are two payment plans offered.
Deposit of NZ$1000 (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 - Balance of discounted Full Course fee NZ$7,550 due immediately after the first seminar.
Payment Option 2 - 3 x Instalments
First Instalment NZ$2666 due immediately after the seminar 1
Second Instalment NZ$2666 due 5 months after 1st instalment
Third Instalment NZ$2666 due 5 months after 2nd instalment
Full amount comes to NZ$9,000 with the deposit.
Payment Option 3 - 18 x Monthly Instalments
18 monthly instalments of NZ$467 (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.
tbd 6:30 - 8:30pm
Centre for Higher Self, 1 Marion St Wellington
Free of charge. Booking essential.
Tel. Karen on 022 657 5098 or email
Jason first studied Crainiosacral in 1998 with Joseph Marzal (the Pacific Somatic Institute). Joseph Marzal's work with Shock and Trauma was a great influence and also a big reason for Jason moving into the Biodynamic Crainosacral style of treatment, it helped with questions he had around more mechanical approaches to the work. Jason has been working in the health industry for almost 20 years. He is currently the owner director of a busy clinic in Auckland. Jason has a Diploma in Biodynamic Crainosacral Therapy from Resonance Training and a Diploma in Therapeutic Massage and Craniosacral Therapy at Wellpark College. Jason works with Mothers and baby's and has an interest in how embryonic forces of formation express in Crainosacral Therapy. He has an Advanced Diploma in BCST. He's the father of three young boys.
Simon Gosling has been a practicing Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist for 17 years. He studied with Franklyn Sills at the Karuna Institute in Devon, UK. He became Franklyn's personal assistant for 5 years during the formation of the biodynamic approach and assisted Franklyn on many advanced courses. At this time Simon also tutored with the CTET in London, UK. Simon has also taught in Spain, Australia and New Zealand. He now has a thriving practice in West Auckland where he lives. His practice interest is with pregnancy, babies and children although he has treated all ages in 25 years of being a health professional.
Denise’s background was initially in engineering and research. However her passion for understanding more about the body’s inbuilt intelligence, and her success in treating horses with Craniosacral therapy, led her to continue her studies to become a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist for people, and then broadening her studies to also include Kinesiology and Chi Kung. Denise is a certified Biodynamic Craniosacral therapist and has attained BCST status with the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings (IABT), and is a member of the Pacific Association of Craniosacral Therapists (PACT). Denise is also a certified Kinesiologist and has studied and teaches Elemental Chi Kung. Denise lives near Samford, Brisbane with her partner, horses, and dog.
Lolly has been a Bodyworker and Health Professional in private practice for 25 years. She is a qualified Byodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and is part of the tutor team for Body Intelligence in Australiasia. Lolly’s origins in complimentary medicine were in England where she attained diplomas for Aromatherapy, Remedial Massage, Reflexology, Pathology and Counselling. She taught for Massage institutions in London and Devon before she immigrated to New Zealand in 1997. Lolly has a strong background and experience in pregnancy, childbirth and working with babies and children She tutors the Mothers, Babies and Children’s seminars for Body Intelligence. Her passion and personable approach is welcomed by her clients in her clinic and by students in the classroom alike. A mother of 4, she has a zest for life and enjoys adventuring in the outdoors with her family. Her passion is playing with her horses.
Liz Kirkman graduated from Body Intelligence in 2012 and has been operating as Craniowaves since. She was transformed by the work in 2010 and has been a passionate advocate, working with acute and long term conditions as well as babies and children. She instigated the Wellington training and has enjoyed helping facilitate in 2013/14. She comes from a performance background, having taught performance for 12 years and is looking forward to marrying that passion for sharing information with her love of Cranio. Outside Craniosacral work, Liz enjoys performing as a singer and actress and traveling the country and world. She hopes to one day get back to Iceland where her 8 day holiday, turned into several months after falling in love with the place and people.
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.
For any enquiries or a brochure please either email email@example.com or call Karen on 022 657 5098
Low Cost Craniosacral Therapy
We plan to offer ongoing low cost clinics where you can receive treatments from students under supervision once the course is up and running.
Low cost clinics are run regularly in Auckland please contact the Soul Centre firstname.lastname@example.org or 09 8173051