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Students who complete the 150 hours certification program in CranioSacral Therapy in Water™ will benefit from the integration of this technique on their Watsu® training. They may thus become finally a certified Practitioner who applies the principles of CranioSacral Therapy in Water™.
Cranio Sacral Therapy in Water™ (CST in Water™), having been added as Elective in the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association Association (W.A.B.A.), automatically becomes also CECs (Continuing Education Credits).
CranioSacral Therapy in Water™ Module 1
The recently accepted Tensegrity Model as Human Body Model presents the body as a three-dimensional structure expanding from cellular to extracellular level. Our body has been considered a system of pulleys, axes and handles, but this is not happening anymore. Nowadays we consider that every part of physical body, mind, soul and emotions are interconnected and interacting.
This gives even more importance to treating CranioSacral and Fascial System.
CranioSacral System maintains physiological ambience for Brain and Nervous System, and Fascial System, a unique structure of anatomical continuity along the body, contributes to body biomechanical behaviour.
In this workshop you’ll learn gentle techniques to normalize the craniosacral system and allow the body to self-correct. By unraveling pain and dysfunction at the source, you’ll naturally help eliminate stress, strengthen resistance to disease, and enhance health in every dimension.
Applying CranioSacral Therapy in Water™ multiplies its therapeutic effects in this state of ingravity where hydrostatic pressure awakes corrective movement in the body.
On the other hand, Water as a great facilitator, impulses the learning process of the explorer and the sensitivity of palpation needed to feel the CranioSacral Rhythm, the Life Breath.
- Therapist´s Atittude
- CranioSacral System
- Conscious Touch and Listening
- Fascia and Diafragms
- Cranial Base and Lumbosacral Release
- Dural Tube
- Still Point and CV-4
- SomatoEmotional Release®
Few systems have as much impact on the human body as the craniosacral system. It protects and nourishes the brain and spinal cord and affects nearly every aspect of central nervous system performance.
That’s why CranioSacral Therapy is so critical to your healthcare practice. Developed after years of university research and testing, it allows you to release fascial restrictions anywhere on the body that may be impinging the craniosacral system and every other system it interacts with.
By the end of this 30 hours module you will be able to:
– Describe the scientific foundation and principles of CranioSacral Therapy – and why it’s the key to relieving pain and dysfunction at their source
– Demonstrate finely tuned palpation skills you can rely on as highly sensitive and intuitive healthcare tools
– Identify the subtle craniosacral rhythm and interpret its patterns to accurately evaluate dysfunction and improvements
– Locate the source of physical problems by traveling through the fascial system
– Release dural tube restrictions to enhance interactions between the central nervous system and the rest of the body
– Use techniques that produce dramatic health and relaxation effects, including Still-Point Induction
– Put a simple, effective Protocol into practice right away
- BASIC Watsu® or similar.
- Professional healthcare practitioner, student in a healthcare program or student in an aquatic therapy training program.
Required Advanced Reading:
Your Inner Physician and You by Dr. John E. Upledger
CranioSacral Therapy in Water™ Module 2
Understanding the body as an interrelated Unity where more tangible areas coexist with the more subtle, the Facilitator finds a space for self-knowledge. These bases provide the therapeutic frame where, wrapped by the support of the Water, the Patient ́s healing process is possible.
From immersion in a deeper anatomical knowledge, we explore the frontiers of healing, with the CranioSacral System as a guide.
An accident, illness, a stressful situation or an emotionally devastating experience, may have effects that extend beyond the physical. The energy that accompanies the trauma can be retained, repressed or isolated in the body in a non-conscious level when the problem has apparently been resolved. Then a complication arises that simply does not address.
That’s where SomatoEmotional Release® intervenes. A new paradigm for understanding the link between our minds and bodies.
Once the cells and tissues can speak directly, easily lead Therapist and Patient in an efficient and effective way back to Health. This is the future of modern medicine.
- Cranial Membrane System
- Temporomandibular Joint
- Non Verbal Communication. Non Violent Communication
- Somatoemotional Release®
- Multiple Hands
- Clinical Applications
CST in Water™ Module 2 studies cranial-base dysfunctions as diagnosed and treated by Dr. William Sutherland, the “father of cranial osteopathy”. The course material and hands-on sessions will focus on cranial base dysfunctions, mandible and temporomandibular joint; whole body evaluation; and the energy cyst with regional unwinding. An introduction to SomatoEmotional Release will also be presented.
By the end of this 50 hours module you will be able to:
– Discover how to integrate Sutherland’s technique for identifying lesions into the CranioSacral Therapy Protocol.
– Enhance your ability to conduct whole-body evaluations focusing on the physiological phenomena that occur.
– Practice evaluating and treating cranial-base dysfunctions.
– Explore the concepts of SomatoEmotional Release and Energy Cysts.
– Locate and release Energy Cysts.
– Release suppressed emotions that may be inhibiting complete structural releases.
– Refine listening and comprehension skills.
– Improve palpation and whole-body evaluation skills.
– Observe skilled demonstrations and participate in hands-on practice.
CST in Water™ Module 1, thorough working knowledge of the Protocol, practice sessions and personal sessions.
CranioSacral Therapy in Water™ Module 3
The Avenue of Expression
The evaluation and treatment of the palate, jaw and temporomandibular joint expands as part of the exploration of the Cranio-cervico-facial complex. These techniques stimulate the expression and release repressed emotions.
The emphasis is on the evaluation of the body as a whole and in the various physiological phenomena that occur, integrating with various creative methods and techniques of dialogue, applied on the surface of the water and under water.
It is an open and deep exploration of possibilities that can be achieved through the connection with the collective consciousness of an organ or tissue, using images and the therapeutic dialogue.
- The Avenue of Expression Protocol: hard palate, Vomer, the Palat, Zygomatic bones, Nasal bones, Teeth, tissues above and below the Hyoid bone, gums and the floor of the mouth.
- The therapeutic connection between giver and receiver.
- Therapeutic images and dialogue.
At the end of this 50 hours module, you will be able to:
-Describe neuroanatomy, Physiology, and biomechanics of the Cranio-cervico-facial complex.
-Evaluate and mobilize the Avenue of Expression through more than 10 different body components, including the thoracic inlet, hard palate and related tissues.
-Use images and dialogue for information specific to the dysfunctional units, accompanying the body in its process of release.
CranioSacral Therapy in Water™ Module 2 and a deep understanding of the practical work through practice sessions, personal sessions and supervised group practices, as well as the supervision with a CST in Water™ Instructor.
To complete this training:
Students have the requirement to give at least 20 hours of practice sessions during his studies of CST in Water™, evenly distributing the hours in 3 years. Students should not receive payment for their practices during this time. It is acceptable for the receiver to make a contribution by the pool fee.
Students have the requirement to receive 5 professional sessions during the 3-year program. Three sessions must be CST in Water™ sessions by a certified practitioner, and two can be sessions with professionals certified in their field, such as WaterDance®, Healing Dance®, Watsu®, and CranioSacral Therapy.
Groups of practice
There are 5 hrs required from the student of practice supervised in group. These hours they can be combined with a course of CST in Water™ Module 1, 2 and 3, facilitating accessibility for students who don’t have a community of local students to practice with. An Assistant or certified Instructor will monitor the class to help refine and define the competencies, moving from the framework of CST in Water™.
Supervision with a CST in Water™ Instructor
Two 2 – 3 hr sessions are necessary, one before and another after the CranioSacral Therapy in Water™ Module 3. This time one by one, it consists of going on the strengths and weaknesses of the student. An individual plan is then developed to help students reach their career goals.
It is a project of 5 hours by one or more students of CSTW to complete the hours of required certification. This project can consist of a case study, service project, or develop a course of continuing education for CST in Water™ practitioners.
The projects can be completed at any time during the third year.
- 30 continuing education credits are required every 2 years. These courses complement and deepen the formation of a professional of CranioSacral Therapy in Water™ and allows the individual to continue their education in an area of interest.
- Any CranioSacral Therapy in Water™ class can be repeated to complete this CEC´s.
Elisa Muñoz Blanco
Physioterapist N. CLM 571
Expert in Osteopathy, Craniomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release®, Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Traditional Thai Massage.
Certified Watsu® Instructor, Assistant and Practitioner.
CranioSacral Therapy in Water™ Creator and Instructor.
WatsuPath™ Founder and Director.
Elisa is Graduated in Physiotherapy from the European University of Madrid. Completed Expert in Craniomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain in Pamplona, the Postdegree diploma in Manual Lymphatic Drainage in Austria, and then integrated Cranio-Sacral Therapy and SomatoEmocional Release® into her clinical practice. She iniciated a journey through Europe, Asia and Oceania to complete her training in Traditional Thai Massage, and to begin her Watsupath™. Back to Spain she completed the title of Specialist in Osteopathy and Myofascial Release® by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Created CranioSacral Therapy in Water™, method that applies and teaches today in therapeutic pools of Spain, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Argentina and United States, as well as the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos of Madrid. She is co-author of the book “Aquatic Therapy: Approaches from the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy in the aquatic media”, first book in Spanish with a 100% therapeutic approach. Brandishing the integrity, dedication, honesty, ethics and professionalism, builds on the concept of the human being as a system of tensegrity to found and lead Watsupath™ Training Institute, collaborating with a team of therapeutic centers, practitioners and clinical world-renowned teachers. The synthesis and integration of this personal and professional path nourishes the relationship with each patient, each student and each colleague.
Web site: https://watsupath.com
Cellular: +34 635 42 88 16
WatsuPath™ – CST in Water™ is a registered service mark of Elisa Muñoz Blanco.