How do I start to become a cranio sacral therapist?
The first thing to do is get clear on where you are heading. Is getting the written qualification important to you? If it is then you need to find the school you want to get qualified with and find out their details, costs, time scales, recognition of prior learning criteria and policy, and so on.
The next thing you need to do is to find a mentor. If you can find more than one all the better. There are a couple of ways you can do this. You can start with the list of therapists on this site. You can do a google search for cranio sacral therapists in your area. If you are having trouble you can send me an email and I will pass it on to the email list.
The next thing you will need to do is develop a network of students. If you are working with a school this may happen automatically, even with that I encourage you to seek out students from other schools so you are exposed to different perspectives. If you are having trouble you can send me an email and I will pass it on to the email list.
How to use the information on this site.
Think in terms of 4 month blocks of time. Six in total. I have grouped the information for each block together.
Basics 1,2 & 3.
Advanced 1, 2 & 3.
Begin each block by immersing yourself in all the information that pertains to that block.
Go through the information with your mentor checking you understand it correctly. Get your mentor to check that you are practicing all the techniques correctly with some directional assessment.
Aim to practice on at least 3 people a week. Meet up with your student network once a month. Meet up with your mentor at the end of each month and get them to check that you are practicing the techniques correctly. Assess yourself on the anatomy, physiology and theory at the end of each month.
Use these monthly assessments to help you discover what you need to know.
Go to the Course Outline and start at Basics 1.