In our CST Alliance classes we spend a lot of time asking and answering questions about CST and related topics, including definitions, intentions, hand placements, clinical considerations/applications, etc. We also spend time sharing how we feel and how we experience the work as student, therapist and teacher. I have found that much can be learned by students from this collective sharing process and I have always wanted to be a vehicle for the on-going process of learning and improving craniosacral therapy techniques. In many of our classes seating is arranged in a circle to promote this type of dialogue. The Circle in the photo here is from my Craniosacral Therapy Around Death and Dying "CADD" class I taught in Ireland in 2015.
My teaching and writing colleagues and I are always researching and exploring new craniosacral topics and when we find new and interesting dynamics of cranial work, we share the information in the form of Cranial Circle articles, new CST Alliance classes and other forums like workshops at our annual CST Retreat, held each September.
I invite you to join us here in the Circle and comment when you feel so moved or if you think of a question pertaining to the topic presented. I request you do not advertise on this forum. The CST Alliance will refer to our classes and books only as references and if germane to the topic being discussed. I also request that participants in this Circle classroom be reserved for active students, practicing therapists, assistants and teachers. We welcome these participants from any craniosacral program or curriculum.
Our earliest Circle posts through the end of 2017 were originally made to the CST Alliance Facebook "Notes" page. In 2018 with the launch of our new website, we now utilize this blog page of the website for each new Circle article. This blog format provides a simple way for students to ask questions and provide feedback on the different Circle topics presented.
Many years ago I promised Dr. John that I would dedicate the remainder of my professional life to moving the field of craniosacral forward. This blog should provide an easy way for us to communicate and support each other as we experience the beautiful art of craniosacral therapy and the benefits it can provide our patients. I welcome you to the Circle and look forward to your feedback.
Don Ash, PT, CSTA-CP