Craniosacral Therapy Around Death and Dying

CADD: Facilitating Transitions of Death and Loss

August 2019 Date TBD

24 NCBTMB CEUs, 24 Primary MTAA Canada, 24 IACST Ireland

$598, Pre-requisite: SE1 or equivalent somato emotional release (SER) training and practice

This four-day class is craniosacral training in the use of somato-emotional expression and dialogue to facilitate the process of transition known as death, and the transitions of loss as in divorce, job loss, loss of limb, loss of a pet, etc. This training is an in-depth look at what death means to you and how as a therapist, we can facilitate healthy change for the patient going through this biological process of loss. Topics include:

  • Definitions of death and transition
  • Ego and physical identity
  • Techniques and strategies to assist the active loss process
  • Viewing loss from the standpoints of therapist, patient and survivor
  • Facilitating the therapeutic expression of loss by the patient
  • Strategies to support the families and survivors
  • Students will develop the ability to be grounded, present and confident in order to support the biological process of loss and death as it unfolds for the patient.

Previous SER level training and practice required. Students from all CST schools including those that are Biodynamics-trained are most welcome to attend.

"Star Island is the perfect place to hold the CADD class with its beautiful sky, land and water. This location and this cranial class will change your life!" -- Don Ash

Photos: CADD class 2017 at Star Island photo courtesy of Karen Basque and CADD 2015 in Ireland

4 Day Class with Instructor Don Ash, PT, CSTA-CP Bio

August 2019 Date TBD, Star Island, Isle of Shoals, Rye, New Hampshire

U.S. Registration Fee: $598. 

A $200 deposit is required with each registration.

Housing is additional. Click Here to See Accommodations at Star Island

Prerequisite: SE1 or equivalent somato emotional response (SER) training and practice

Study guides will be provided at the class.


Continuing Education Information:


Canada CEUs: Approved for 24 primary credits, Massage Therapist Association of Alberta

Ireland: IACST Irish Assn. of Craniosacral Therapists 24 CEUs


I have been blessed to have been able to teach this class in Ireland, Canada, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, and many times in the United States.

-- Don Ash


The "CADD" class is a class about LIFE and how, as a CST practitioner, we can hold healing space for people to recover from physical and emotional loss such as: the death of a spouse, a child, a friend, a pet, the loss of a job, a home, a marriage, loss of an eye, leg or even loss of functionality through stress, a traumatic event, aging, disease or illness. A central theme will be how to deal with fear and how we help those experiencing the loss of the body as they deal with the biological process of dying, as therapist, survivor and patient. As we all navigate these troubled times, we need these CST skills, now, more than ever. The CADD class can be that vehicle of awareness for you and your patients.


Scroll to the bottom of this page to register online or phone Jill at 603-948-2820. Class size is limited.

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Student feedback about this class:

"I came with an open mind and left with an open heart."

"I gained way more on a level of personal growth than I expected."

"This class should be required for all SER and CST practitioners."

"This will change the rest of my journey."

"I feel immense gratitude for being able to discover how I am facing death and the illusion of it. It has changed me at a deep level inside having this knowledge. I have a peace at that deep soul level that is profoundly comforting."

We welcome you to a new and timely CST experience.

We hope you can join us!

Learn more about Star Island at their website:

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Questions about this class or want to register by phone? Please call the CST Alliance office at 603-948-2820 and ask for Jill.