Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics, Volume Two

Author: Franklyn Sills

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583944877

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 672

View: 6461


Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics presents a comprehensive grounding in the clinical skills needed in a biodynamic approach to craniosacral therapy. Author Franklyn Sills places particular emphasis on developing what he terms "perceptual skills," diagnostic skills that enable the practitioner to perceive the subtle sensations and intuitive insights that are the groundwork of most forms of holistic somatic therapy. The biodynamic approach has its origins in the clinical exploration of W. G. Sutherland, DO, (1873-1954), the founder of osteopathy in the cranial field and "forefather of craniosacral therapy." In the last ten years of his life, his work changed from a biomechanical approach to a fully holistic orientation toward the ordering and enlivening forces present in the human system. Sutherland described his experiences of a mysterious presence, the "Breath of Life," from which ordering forces and healing intentions arose. His work then shifted from biomechanics to biodynamics; from analysis and motion-testing to an appreciation of the unfolding of the "inherent treatment plan." Sutherland encouraged practitioners to use no outside force whatsoever, but to allow the inherent ordering forces, which he called "potency," to make the decisions and do the work. Franklyn Sills pioneered the biodynamic approach to craniosacral therapy outside the osteopathic profession. This approach has now spread around the world in various forms. Sills wrote the early books in this field, and this new book now brings the text up to date. Foundations in Craniosacral Therapy, Volume Two expands on the work described in the previous volume, starting with an overview of a biodynamic approach to craniosacral therapy, which emphasizes the suspensory nature of the human system. Here we review and deepen our understanding of the "three bodies"—the physical, fluid, and tidal bodies. We also review and expand upon the suspensory nature of the holistic shift—the physical body suspended in the fluid body, in turn suspended in the tidal body—within the context of the inherent treatment plan. The following chapters of the book orient to our earliest life experiences—the embryonic period and the pre- and perinatal experience—with chapters devoted to birth, birth dynamics, and craniosacral approaches oriented both to birth trauma and to the tissue patterns it generates. Here we orient to the prenate and birthing infant as a sentient being having and responding to life experience. Further chapters orient to the primal/notochord midline and the tissue structures that form around it. We explore the dynamics of the pelvis, vertebral axis, cranial base, face and hard palate. Volume Two finishes with four important chapters on the neurophysiology of stress and trauma and related craniosacral and verbal skills. All chapters include appropriate biodynamic approaches to traumatization and CNS activation.

Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics, Volume Two

Author: Franklyn Sills

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583945210

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 672

View: 8854


Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics presents a comprehensive grounding in the clinical skills needed in a biodynamic approach to craniosacral therapy. Author Franklyn Sills places particular emphasis on developing what he terms "perceptual skills," diagnostic skills that enable the practitioner to perceive the subtle sensations and intuitive insights that are the groundwork of most forms of holistic somatic therapy. The biodynamic approach has its origins in the clinical exploration of W. G. Sutherland, DO, (1873-1954), the founder of osteopathy in the cranial field and "forefather of craniosacral therapy." In the last ten years of his life, his work changed from a biomechanical approach to a fully holistic orientation toward the ordering and enlivening forces present in the human system. Sutherland described his experiences of a mysterious presence, the "Breath of Life," from which ordering forces and healing intentions arose. His work then shifted from biomechanics to biodynamics; from analysis and motion-testing to an appreciation of the unfolding of the "inherent treatment plan." Sutherland encouraged practitioners to use no outside force whatsoever, but to allow the inherent ordering forces, which he called "potency," to make the decisions and do the work. Franklyn Sills pioneered the biodynamic approach to craniosacral therapy outside the osteopathic profession. This approach has now spread around the world in various forms. Sills wrote the early books in this field, and this new book now brings the text up to date. Foundations in Craniosacral Therapy, Volume Two expands on the work described in the previous volume, starting with an overview of a biodynamic approach to craniosacral therapy, which emphasizes the suspensory nature of the human system. Here we review and deepen our understanding of the "three bodies"—the physical, fluid, and tidal bodies. We also review and expand upon the suspensory nature of the holistic shift—the physical body suspended in the fluid body, in turn suspended in the tidal body—within the context of the inherent treatment plan. The following chapters of the book orient to our earliest life experiences—the embryonic period and the pre- and perinatal experience—with chapters devoted to birth, birth dynamics, and craniosacral approaches oriented both to birth trauma and to the tissue patterns it generates. Here we orient to the prenate and birthing infant as a sentient being having and responding to life experience. Further chapters orient to the primal/notochord midline and the tissue structures that form around it. We explore the dynamics of the pelvis, vertebral axis, cranial base, face and hard palate. Volume Two finishes with four important chapters on the neurophysiology of stress and trauma and related craniosacral and verbal skills. All chapters include appropriate biodynamic approaches to traumatization and CNS activation. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Cranio-Sacral Integration, Foundation, Second Edition

Author: Thomas Attlee D.O., R.C.S.T.

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 0857013203

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 480

View: 6430


This completely updated and revised edition of the seminal foundation text to Cranio-Sacral Therapy presents a unique integration of a wide spectrum of approaches, providing practitioners and students with an up-to-date and authoritative understanding of the discipline. The book covers the fundamentals of theory as well as the practical skills and techniques needed to carry out Cranio-Sacral work and is colour-coded for ease of use. It includes detailed instructions for treatments, which are clearly explained in extensive case histories and full-colour photographs and illustrations. Based upon the syllabus of the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy in London, UK, this is an unparalleled resource for practitioners of Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Cranial Osteopathy, and an essential reference for students.

Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine

Author: Robert C. Ward

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781734974

Category: Medical

Page: 1318

View: 4184


Thoroughly revised for its Second Edition, Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine is the only comprehensive, current osteopathic text. It provides broad, multidisciplinary coverage of osteopathic considerations in the basic sciences, behavioral sciences, family practice and primary care, and the clinical specialties and demonstrates a wide variety of osteopathic manipulative methods. This edition includes new chapters on biomechanics, microbiology and infectious diseases, health promotion and maintenance, osteopathic psychiatry, emergency medicine, neuromusculoskeletal medicine, rehabilitation, sports medicine, progressive inhibition of neuromuscular structures, visceral manipulation, A.T. Still osteopathic methods, treatment of acutely ill hospital patients, somatic dysfunction, clinical research and trials, outcomes research, and biobehavioral interactions with disease and health. Compatibility: BlackBerry(R) OS 4.1 or Higher / iPhone/iPod Touch 2.0 or Higher /Palm OS 3.5 or higher / Palm Pre Classic / Symbian S60, 3rd edition (Nokia) / Windows Mobile(TM) Pocket PC (all versions) / Windows Mobile Smartphone / Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista/Tablet PC

BRIDGING THE GAP IN HEALTH CARE 2

Author: PAUL TURNER

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452502458

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 496

View: 6246


BRIDGING THE GAP IN HEALTH CARE 2 – MULTIDIMENSIONAL ASSESSMENT. This book helps to integrate assessment on all levels of being multi-dimensionally from an energetic/spiritual perspective rather than focusing on integrating assessment from a more mechanical, structural perspective. A multidimensional model of assessment is discussed which can be scientifically explored and tested using the instruments of self consciousness (i.e. the mind and our inner senses). When successfully implemented these ideas should help to consciously bridge the gap between the intellect and intuition. It is a useful resource for any practitioner/healer who works with energies or anyone simply wishing to develop a deeper understanding of self. Testimonials: This book brilliantly synthesizes current understandings of what takes place during a healing session. It explains lucidly what unconsciously occurs at an energy level during healing, and provides a methodology for diagnosis and treatment using the power of the mind. Anyone who reads this book and puts into practice Paul's techniques will find their treatments will improve significantly...Geoff Charles (Remedial Massage Therapist). This book gives lots of ideas for treatment, as well as linking both the physical with the energetic, leading to a more holistic way of treatment. Very Informative...Bronwyn Butterworth (Naturopath/Massage Therapist)

Cranio-Sacral Integration

Author: Thomas Attlee

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 1848190980

Category: Medical

Page: 464

View: 4438


This foundation text integrates the wide spectrum of approaches to Cranio-Sacral Therapy, providing the reader with a broad understanding of the discipline. The author covers fundamental theory as well as practical skills and techniques, and provides instructions for treatments which are clearly explained in case histories and illustrations.

Craniosacral Therapy II

Author: John E. Upledger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780939616053

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 259

View: 5610


Craniosacral Therapy II: Beyond the Dura marks yet another step in understanding the craniosacral system and its significance in the clinic. Building on concepts set forth in his pioneering work Cranioscacral Therapy, Dr. Upledger further explores the anatomical and physiological bases and clinical implications of several important aspects of the craniosacral system. The first chapter looks at the cranial nerves and how they can be effectively influenced by craniosacral therapy. In the second chapter, the author, through words and pictures, dissects the fascial anatomy of the neck from the perspective of the craniosacral system. Chapter 3 scrutinizes the temporomandibular joint and TMJ syndrome. The final chapter focuses on those concepts and discoveries which have unfolded in Dr. Upledger's clinical practice since the publication of his first book.

The Cranium and Its Sutures

Author: Ernest W. Retzlaff,Frederic L.,Jr. Mitchell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642718485

Category: Medical

Page: 107

View: 1533


The history of medicine is dotted with the episodic appearance of new discoveries, scientific breakthroughs, and the development of new schools of medicine, and each has contributed to the evolution of the art and science of the practice of medicine. The founding of osteopathic medicine by Andrew Taylor Still was one such event. The development of the craniosacral concept by William G.Suther land was another. Both of these giants of osteopathic medicine en countered the reluctance of their colleagues to accept his contribu tion. Both were able to overcome this reluctance and saw the acceptance of his contribution because of the fundamental anatom ical and physiological truth supporting the concept, and the prag matic fact that their therapeutic applications were successful. Both men attracted to them individuals desirous of learning a new diag nostic and therapeutic procedure. It is fortunate that these individu als have continued to promulgate the contribution to osteopathic medicine of their mentors.

Cultural Diversity in Health & Illness

Author: Rachel E. Spector

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cultural pluralism

Page: 407

View: 1995


Written for all health care providers, this text promotes awareness of the dimensions and complexities involved in caring for people from culturally diverse backgrounds. The author through discussions of her own experiences, shows how cultural heritage can affect delivery and acceptance of health care and how professionals, when interacting with their clients, need to be aware of these issues in order to deliver safe and professional care. Traditional and alternative health care beliefs and practices from Asian American, African American, Hispanic, and American Indian perspectives are represented.