Psychoneuroimmunology and CST


18 CEUs, $498, Prerequisite: SE1 or SER1*

Would you like to be able to explore and work with the relationship between the body and the mind more consciously in your CST practice? Would you like to be more confident in your ability to work with the innate inner intelligence of the body? Join us for this new three-day class presented by Sheryl McGavin, OTL, CSTA-CP-I, sponsored by the CST Alliance.


What is Psychoneuroimmunology?

Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) is the study of the interaction of behavioral, neural, and endocrine factors and the functioning of the immune system. When practicing craniosacral therapy -- and in particular the somatoemotional aspects of CST -- we have a unique opportunity to work with this interaction between the body and the mind in an integrated and holistic way--by listening to the body as well as the mind. When working with the immune system, the neurological system, and the endocrine system, we are working directly with the core communication and regulatory systems of the body. 


Topics include:

In this class we will learn how the immune, neurological and endocrine systems work and interact with each other at all levels, from cellular to emotional. We will further develop our palpation and listening skills--and through listening--we will be able to discover dysfunctions within and between these different systems and use gentle touch and dialogue to support and assist the client to greater health and function.


The class will be taught using lecture with written material and visual aids, demonstration, and supervised practice of palpation and techniques related to course material. Examples of clients who can benefit from information learned in this class include, but are not limited to, those with chronic pain or inflammatory conditions, chronic fatigue, immune system issues such as allergies or autoimmunity, anxiety and depression.


Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the organs, cells and physiological processes of the innate and adaptive immune responses.
  • Identify the organs, glands, cells and neurological structures that make up the neuroendocrine system.
  • Describe neurological, biochemical and physiological processes of the neuroendocrine system, including the HPA axis, ANS/SNS/PNS, and vagus nerve activities.
  • Palpate and engage the mobility and activity of the above-mentioned structures for assessment and treatment.

Determine when and how to use dialogue to support the client during the treatment process.

Integrate learned palpation and treatment skills into a craniosacral therapy treatment session or program.


Dates: Please contact us for the next class date.

Location: TBD

Instructor: Sheryl McGavin, OTL, CSTA-CP-I  Learn More About Sheryl

CEUs: 18

Prerequisite: SE1 or SER1*

Registration Fee: $498.


Please contact the CST Alliance office at 603-948-2820 to pre-register for this class or fill out the online registration form below.


*About Pre-Requisites:

To receive the most be benefit from this class, students should already be comfortable with their ability to palpate the craniosacral rhythm and changes in this rhythm, engage tissue, and palpate and recognize signs of release. Students should also be familiar with the dialogue process. Therefore, students should have taken at least SER1 or SE1 before attending this class.

2 Steps to Register: Complete Reg. Form, Pay for Class

Step 1: Register for PNI and CST

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Payment plans are available for students. Please phone Jill at the CST Alliance office for more information. 603-948-2820

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$200 Deposit Will Hold Your Spot - Registrations must be PAID IN FULL two weeks prior to start of class, unless other arrangements are made.

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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.