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Craniosacral Therapy – Level 2
May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Course times and dates: Friday, May 1 from 1:00 pm -8:30 pm
Saturday – Sunday, May 2 & 3 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Einat Arian ND, PhD, CST-D 21 CEUs available
The focus of this Level 2 seminar is on assessment and treatment of lesions in the cranium and facial bones. A full set of skills to address 16 bones in the cranium will be presented. The techniques build upon and integrate with Level 1 techniques for working with the cranial membranes, as well as the connections within the entire body.
The seminar includes a combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice. Healthcare professionals who complete Levels 1 and 2 will have a comprehensive set of craniosacral skills in the biomechanical-structural approach to address restrictions in the body and head. In addition, this seminar provides the necessary skills for massage therapists to apply for Intraoral Endorsement in the State of Washington. Further integration of these skills with a holistic approach to the mind, body, and spirit is presented in Level 3. The seminar includes a combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice.
Additional supervised practice sessions will be available for those who wish to fine-tune their craniosacral skills ($20 per session payable to the supervising practitioner).
Upon completion of this seminar you will be able to:
- Conduct a basic cranial bone assessment of the head, using movements of the cranial and facial bones to determine restriction patterns in the head.
- Explain the differences between open, fixed and compressed sphenoid lesion patterns.
- Use techniques to correct sphenoid lesion patterns by releasing restrictions associated with the sphenoid lesion pattern from within the body, the dural system or the vault.
- Conduct a basic assessment and treatment of the ethmoid bone, with relation to the bones around it.
- Conduct a basic assessment and treatment of the vomer bone, with relation to the bones around it.
- Conduct a basic assessment and treatment of the maxilla bones, with relation to the bones around them.
- Conduct a basic assessment and treatment of the zygoma bones, with relation to the bones around them.
- Conduct a basic assessment and treatment of the palatine bones, with relation to the bones around it.
- Conduct a basic assessment and treatment of the mandible bone, with relation to the bones around it.
- Conduct a basic assessment and treatment of dysfunction of the TMJ.
- Conduct a basic assessment and treatment of the tongue and the floor of the mouth.
This class is part of a non-credit program offered by Bastyr’s Certificate, Community and Continuing Education Department. To read about the program’s course sequence, requirements and fees, click here.
Eligible for 21 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs, and/or CEs for the following professions:
- ND (except those licensed in CA)
- ND licensed in OR – 22 CEUs approved
- MD & PA – Category II CMEs (those licensed in WA)
- ARNP & RN (licensed in WA)
- LMP (licensed in WA)
- Eligibility Pending: LMP NCBTMB CEs
- PT & OT (licensed in WA)
- DC (licensed in WA)
- Eligibility Pending: LAc – NCCAOM PDAs
- CA LAc (licensed through the CA Acupuncture Board) Category 1; CEP 453
Cancellation, transfer and refund policy can be found here.
Prerequisite: Craniosacral Therapy – Level 1: The Fascia System of the Body & Head
Required Books & Pre-Class Requirements: Read chapters 3, 4 & 9 of Rhythm and Touch: The Fundamentals of Craniosacral Therapy, by Anthony P. Arnold. Another required book Pocket Anatomy & Physiology, by Shirley A Jones ($30). And, since you may use the following book in class, familiarize yourself with the layout of An Integrative Approach to Craniosacral Therapy – Cranial Connections, by Faith A. Christensen and Masahiro Takakura ($22).
Note: It is recommended that you register at least two weeks prior to class start in order to complete the reading assignments. Required books can be purchased from the Bastyr Bookstore (call ahead to ensure books are available 425-602-3026) or other book seller. There are 21 in-class hours plus 5-10 hours required reading assignments. Classes may be team taught by both Einat Arian and Nancy Witt. However, there will be classes where one instructor teaches along with the assistance of a TA.
- The three required books (books for both Levels 1 and 2)
- Your binder (for the additional hand-outs that will accompany this class),
- blanket and a pillow, and
- Personal water bottle (filtered water dispensers available on campus to refill).
- Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing
Meals: One hour lunch break – bring a sack lunch or eat in Bastyr’s dining commons. On Friday, there will be a one hour dinner break – bring a sack dinner (Bastyr’s dining commons closes at 3 p.m.)
Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room #286. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.
Einat Arian, ND, PhD, CST-D
Einat Arian earned her first doctorate from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1997. She conducted research and lectured in the field of neuro-physiology, and has written several publications in peer-reviewed journals in those fields. In 2006 she graduated from Bastyr University with a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Arian has been practicing naturopathic medicine in Seattle, with an emphasis on craniosacral therapy and homeopathy.
She studied craniosacral therapy in Bastyr’s continuing education program under the guidance of Dr. Nancy Soliven, completing the certification program at the Diplomate level from Integrative Body Institute (IBI). In 2007 she began working as a teaching assistant for IBI, and also completed IBI’s teacher training and mentoring program.
Dr. Arian deepened her craniosacral studies in advanced osteopathic and pediatric techniques with Dr. Faith Christensen. She also studied Dr. Christensen’s vis-palpation techniques using craniosacral in a naturopathic practice to individualize supplement and remedy selections for patients. Dr. Arian studied pediatric craniosacral therapy under Etienne Peirsman.
Dr. Arian has a private practice in North Seattle where she sees people of all ages, including many pediatric patients.