CST Somato-Emotional Elements 1

SE1: Listening to the Body

18 NCBTMB CEUs, $498, Pre-requisite: BE3 or equivalent training

This class offers an expanding paradigm to craniosacral study based on work evolving from all of the founders of craniosacral therapy. Their notion is that the body has an inner consciousness, an inner wisdom, that is one aspect of the body's ability to heal itself.


With our previous classes BE1, BE2 and BE3 and structural awareness gained, we now can add the energetic, inner consciousness and somato-emotional dimensions of disease, illness, healing and recovery.


Topics explored will include therapeutic presence, energetic phenomena related to the body, how emotions are held in the body and how to evaluate their impact to the neurological and physiological systems. Through special exercises the attending student will cultivate a therapeutic presence and the ability to use that presence, as well as all of the previously learned palpation and manual skills, to support and facilitate the biological process of change and healing.


3-Day SE1 Class Dates, Locations, Instructors for 2024:

  • May 17-19 in Rochester, New Hampshire with Don Ash, PT, CSTA-CP-I 

Registration Fee: $498. (A $200. deposit is required with each registration.)


Canada: MTANS Approved for 10 Primary Units; CMTNB 9.5 Category A

Prerequisite: BE3 or equivalent training


*Canadian Class Information, CEUs

Please Note: Canadian registrations must pay online and complete reg. form. See below.

Registration Fee: $498 U.S. (A $200 deposit is required with registration.)


Study guides will be provided at the class. Required reading includes: "Lessons from the Sessions" ($15), and "Body of Water, Ocean of Mind" ($20) which can be ordered online here or purchased on the first day of class.

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

Step 1: Register for SE1

Note: Please fill out the fields marked with an asterisk.

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

Step 2: Pay for Your Registration Securely: PayPal Account, Debit Card or Credit Card

You don't need a PayPal account to pay online with a credit card. Simply select your payment amount and click "Pay Now." Then click "pay with a debit or credit card" in the gray box or click "Pay as Guest." Credit and debit card transactions are processed securely via PayPal.

$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.

Suggested reading: "Lessons From the Sessions, Reflections of Journeys in Craniosacral Therapy" by Don Ash, PT, CSTA-CP-I, Introduction by John Upledger

In this book Don Ash presents a collection of essays on clinical lessons learned from his patients as a definition of CST for the patient and as a clinical example for the therapist. Written in 2005 and still highly recommended by patients and therapists who have said "It's a great read!" It's not mandatory to take the class, just suggested.

$25 for book shipped to you within U.S. or $20 for book picked up at class