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Lynn Shorthouse
Family Counsellor | Craniosacral Therapist 3 Great Bow Yard, Langport
Somerset TA10 9PN UK

Tel: 01458 241932


Craniosacral Therapy

A day of practice for all practitioners
– Using Craniosacral Therapy
Saturday 20th May 2017 10am – 4pm
£60 Please book in advance
Natural Health Clinic, 15 North Parade, Frome BA11 1AU
This workshop will enhance the knowledge and expertise of both craniosacral
therapists and practitioners of any hands-on or talking therapy, who may not
yet have experience of this Field. Develop your self-care and self-reliance
skills and learn new ones. Restore your connection to the sacred in your work
and yourself in everyday life.
The day is open to all therapists and aims to increase your awareness of
yourself and your clients, to amplify and cultivate your capacity to pay attention
to everything in your relationship with yourself and others. We will practice
listening from the Bramavihara’s: natural states of Grace, which can only be
known through relationship. Experience in many such groups has shown that it
is possible to offer deep work quickly in the six hours we have together. We
will explore: going slowly, resourcing with an attitude of enquiry, permission to
have a range of feelings, intention of doing no harm, separating observations
from evaluation, and needs from requests.
The Bramavihara’s offer a deep holding
in which the therapist can rest. These
are known as metta (love), karuna
(compassion), mudita (sympathetic joy)
and upekkha (equanimity). There is
something that opens up that is no
longer “me”. This is a doorway to our
availability to that which can hold and
heal us. For both client and therapist
these qualities replace the defences as
the means of protecting the heart.
The attentional field includes, yet is much wider than the therapist and client
(initiator and receiver). It is possible to be directly known within this expanded
relational field. We can let go of the task, the agenda, the focus, and just allow
an expansion of awareness into the room and beyond. When attending to this
field, we are seeing if we can open to the unknown – that which it is not
possible or necessary to access with the cognitive mind. As we drop into more
spiritual aspects of our being we open to a depth of contact where meaning
arises.
Led by Lynn Shorthouse who trained at Karuna in 1994. The day will include
influence from Lynn’s training in Therapeutic Supervision, with Robin Shohet’s
of the Centre for Supervision & Team Development. Lynn will offer input from
that training and also How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores
Goodness from Peter Levin’s book In an Unspoken Voice.
07779 5635563 www.lynnshorthouse.co.uk

Introduction

Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, non-invasive therapy which enhances physiological functions by the use of sensitive and gentle mobilisation of the Craniosacral system. This system extends from the bones of the cranium, the skull, to the sacrum at the base of the spine and extends to every cell of the body via connective tissue. It is based on findings about the body’s subtle make up by osteopaths in the USA over 80 years ago.

The Craniosacral system also comprises cerebrospinal fluid,
which bathes and cushions the brain and spinal cord in a tide-like ebb and flow. When this fluid is allowed to move freely around the central nervous system, it promotes a state of well-being, health
and balance.

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