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Tad Wanveer: on glia and a return visit
Posted on 3rd April 2020

We are delighted to be welcoming Tad Wanveer, author of the book Brain Stars, Glia Illuminating Craniosacral Therapy, back to the UK soon to present CST Touching The Brain 1 and 2 courses.

Tad worked closely with Dr. Upledger, mainly while he was a staff therapist at the Upledger clinic serving as head of the intensive therapy program, clinician, co-director of the clinic, and illustrator of various work published by Dr. Upledger, such as Cell Talk.

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The Weirdest Day
Posted on 3rd April 2020

As a blogger and journalist I have found myself doing some weird stuff over the years … sitting naked inside a chamber being bombarded with ozone, for example; leading a horse around an obstacle course using only my thoughts; reviewing a Shakespeare production performed inside a gigantic steel box with only buckets of blood as props. 

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Mentoring vs Study Groups - What’s the Difference?
Posted on 3rd April 2020

Since 2015, when Eric Moya developed the mentoring programme and visited from across the pond to train up a group of our qualified practitioners, we have been able to offer students mentoring as an additional support mechanism. However, it seems that there is still some confusion as to how it differs from a study group. 

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The Intensive Programme: View from the table
Posted on 3rd April 2020

Meet Natasha Calia, a participant in the June IP. As a therapist and CST student, she  discovered on CST1 that the work touched her deeply, and so decided to jump into 5 days of it with both feet! She spoke to us about her experience.

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How our CST Training is like making PIZZA!
Posted on 31st May 2019

So, where do you start with a pizza?

 

First off there is the dough, a mixture of flour, water, and a bit of yeast to help it rise. You mix it, knead it, let it rest a while until you are ready to roll it out.

 

Where do we start?...

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Avadhan Larson: What TBS1 & SER2 Bring Us
Posted on 22nd January 2019

Could you tell us a little about your background and what first got you interested in - and then committed to - CST?

I began my career as an acupuncturist in 1979. I kept hearing about this mysterious modality called CranioSacral Therapy and I was intrigued. One weekend I received a massage at a local health spa and at the end of the session the therapist did two amazing things that dramatically changed my state both physically and mentally. (I didn’t know it at the time of course, but she did an OCB release and a CV4 still point.) I got off the table afterwards and said, “What was that?? Wow!” When she replied, ‘CranioSacral Therapy,’ I began looking for a course.

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A Year in the Life of a CST Therapist
Posted on 22nd January 2019

My year begins in October 2017. I had finally committed to rebooting my focus and set my intention to complete the Upledger training. I had been sidetracked for a good five years by family ill-health, death and random accidents and, as a mother of three and the only child close by to ageing parents, I spun and juggled the family plates. But looking up, once all those around me were stable and settled, it was time for me.

I enrolled on SER2...

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IODPA Tour de Force - Inspired by the Upledger Community Programme
Posted on 27th April 2018

The Intensive Therapy CST course changed my outlook on life.  This is what people need, it’s what they want from therapy.  We need human touch.  We need genuine care and compassion.  I felt love in that room – and I loved the Upledger approach, the therapy and the people. 

 

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