INTELLIGENT HEART, COMPASSIONATE MIND
SPONSORED BY THE NORTHWEST CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION -NWCSTA
Cranio-sacral is a subtle yet powerful method of bodywork that can help facilitate
healing on many levels. By working with fluid tides and anatomy, sometimes referred
to as biodynamic cranial, this work can be applied to a variety of problems from head
injuries to sprained ankles.
This training is rooted in the work of a number of cranial practitioners, including William G Sutherland, DO, the
founder of cranial work. Sutherland maintained that if a person could listen clearly and intelligently to the cranial system, it would teach the
practitioner exactly what they needed to do. The emphasis in this program will be on how to think and
listen in a cranial way. So rather than teach a set of steps to be gone through for every
client, students will be taught how to apply their knowledge of the cranial system to
whatever presents, how to listen intelligently and respond openly.
This intensive program takes place in seven, four-day modules and includes outside class work for a total of 203 credit hours of training. The instructor takes advantage of a wide range of teaching methods, including videos, text, and experiential work to accommodate a diversity of learning styles. There is a ratio of one senior staff to every 5-6 students and each module allows for small group tutorial time. A variety of techniques are covered including; appropriate touch, identifying cranial rhythm in bones, membranes, organs and fluid. These topics are taught with a depth and breadth that allow time to develop the deep listening skills and touch that facilitate the highly sensitive nature of this work. Throughout the program, students explore ways to integrate this work for the whole body.
Beth Cachat M.A., LMP, C.C.S.T. brings her extensive experience and training with Cranio-sacral,
trauma and healing, movement, and professional dance to this program. She has been
practicing bodywork and movement since 1988 and has been an educator since 1980.
Beth has studied cranial work with Franklin Sills, the Colorado Cranial Institute and the Upledger Institue.
She is a Certified Craniosacral Therapist through the Northwest Craniosacral Therapy Association
and has a gift for creating an environment that is safe and welcoming and holds the
learning experience with great care.
"Beth Cachatís biodynamic craniosacral course is excellent! Beth is a generous
teacher who has created an in depth course suited to all learning styles.
The information she teaches is thorough and extensive. She shares her passion
and teaches with enthusiasm and a sense of humor. The 7 months exceeded my
expectations. I not only gained a sense of confidence about my cranial work,
I also found a community of practitioners I can continue to learn with."