Courses in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Learn how to touch

Intro Day to Therapeutic Touch

Introduction to therapeutic touch

This introductory workshop is designed as an experience of therapeutic touch through the exciting and evolving body therapy science of biodynamic craniosacral therapy (BCST).

We will discuss the nature of health and learn how to feel the subtle rhythmic motions that take place in the body. We will look at how BCST helps us to recover from and become resilient to stress, anxiety and trauma as well and many other conditions.

You may be surprised that even after a few hours you will have new skills to feel how bodies move, breathe and heal.

This workshop is suitable for anyone wanting to learn more about therapeutic touch, biodynamic craniosacral therapy or simply explore more about their own or family’s health.

Tutor: Steve Haines

Date and Time: 3 Nov 2019 and 15 Feb 2020, 9.30 to 5.30

Cost: £70 early bird upto 1 month before, £90 full price

Venue: Studio 16, 25a Belfast Rd, Stoke Newington, London N16 6UN (1 min Stoke Newington Overground)


Relational Touch – Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in 200 words

Humans are polyrhythmic. With skill, the rhythms sometimes coalesce into a feeling of wholeness.

Touch is enormously powerful. Non-doing, ‘relational touch’, that listens without fixed agendas, supports coherent rhythms and order to emerge.

There is a distinct quality of feeling a whole person. In addition, there is a distinct quality of feeling a whole person in a wider context that includes the surrounding space.

Aliveness is founded on movement, breath and awareness.

The taoist notion of order in the world as the ‘way’ of least resistance is deeply useful. Manifesting health can appear as elegance and non-striving in our interactions, coupled with a sense of letting go from within.

We can have perceptions of other people, but we can wildly over interpret what we feel. In the absence of the possibility of objective knowing, it is good to be super cautious.

Truth emerges in the dynamic between the client and therapist. Focus on stories of safety and agency. Expand people’s ‘felt sense’ capabilities. Try shifting the narrative of self away from limiting metaphors of damage and permanency to adaptability and renewal.