Body College London 2023
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Body College is excited to start a new biodynamic craniosacral therapy (BCST) training in London starting in October 2023.
The course is suitable 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.
Body College is fully accredited with the Craniosacral Therapy Association of the UK (CSTA). We are the only biodynamic course accredited by the CSTA in London. Within the course we teach all the anatomy you need to be an excellent BCST. To practice in the UK it is easy to get insurance after graduating from Body College. It is recommended, but voluntary, to join the CSTA. If you no have previous anatomy background the CSTA requires you do an 80 hour Anatomy and Physiology training in order to join their register.
Body College is also aligned to the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings (IABT) standards of training (accreditation with the IABT is pending). All IABT courses are 700 hours of teaching – 350 hours of direct class teaching (ten five day seminars of 35 hours) and 350 hours of homestudy.
The bulk of the homestudy is 150 treatments given over the lifecycle of the course. Homestudy includes reflections on your progress, short essays, drawing, meditation practice and reading between seminars. Plus, there are three case history projects in the final year and a longer write up on a clinical condition. Contact skills are assessed via regular feedbacks sessions on tutors during class time.
The course is designed so participants can attend the first seminar without committing to the full course. Seminar one 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.
In the second year of the course a students can do supervised sessions on members of the public in the Body College Low Cost Clinic. Steve Haines has extensive experience of running student clinics in London and Ireland. Clinic hours are voluntary, but highly recommended, they are a big bonus to the learning process. There is a fee to work in the Low Cost Clinic.
Any queries please email: [email protected]
Course Dates Start Oct 2023
The seminars run Wednesday to Sunday. We start at 9.30am and finish at 5.30 pm (except finish 4.00 to 4.30pm on Sunday).
It is possible that dates and tutors may differ slightly due to operational reasons or unavoidable circumstances. Body College will give notice as early as possible if the schedule changes.
The introductory events are 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. The intro events are a chance to learn some core skills and get a feel for the style of teaching. They are great opportunities to learn how to touch other people with more skill. People are frequently surprised at how much they can feel, even in a short period.
London School of Capoeira, Unit 1-2 Leeds Place, Finsbury Park, London N4 3RF (LSC Finsbury Park).
LSC Finsbury Park is a big, simple, light, quiet and close to transport. We will have the whole venue to ourselves: Studio 1 (117m2) and Studio 2 (60m2). Studio 2 will be great as a breakout room for tutors, tutor groups and sometimes treatments.
Check out LSC Instagram feed for some nice walk through videos:
To confirm your place please pay the deposit as soon as possible. Payment of £650 acts as the required deposit for confirmation of your place on the course as well as covering the first seminar. You can attend seminar one with out committing to the whole training. The training offers three ways of paying:
Deposit £650 (non refundable) is required upon acceptance. Remainder to be paid according to the following payment options:
Plan 1: Early Bird x1
Deposit £650 plus discounted, non refundable, early bird payment £5300 due immediately after sem 1. Full amount comes to £5950
Plan 2: Instalments x3
Deposit £650 plus 3 instalments of £1950. 1st instalment due immediately after sem 1. 2nd due immediately after sem 4. 3rd due immediately after sem 6. Full amount comes to £6500
Plan 3: Monthly x20
Deposit £650 plus 20 monthly instalments of £305 (includes administration fee). 1st instalment due immediately after sem 1. Full amount comes to £6750
Entry into a Payment Plan is deemed to be a commitment to paying the whole course fee. Fees are non refundable. For full details please check http://bit.ly/bodycollege-canx
Payment is via bank transfer to a UK bank. Bank details are sent after an application has been approved. Please cover bank fees from your country if paying from outside of UK.
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