CST Somato-Emotional Elements 2

SE2: Expressions of the Body

18 NCBTMB CEUs, $498, Pre-requisite: SE1 (must be min. of six months prior to SE2)

Here in this three-day class we deepen our awareness of the innate ability of the body to heal itself. We explore the notion that the body has an inner voice and can express itself -- and that the awareness of this expression can be used as a therapeutic tool. The student will learn how to palpate fluctuations in the craniosacral rhythm that reflect the body's self-correcting mechanisms.


New skills offered will include direct communication with the inner wisdom through dialogue, listening and palpation of changes in the craniosacral rhythm and the tissues. Techniques to facilitate mobility of the tissues of the "Avenue of Expression" (as described by John Upledger) will be taught to assist the communication process.


Recognizing and honoring the patient's biological process and the ability of the body to express itself will be central themes of this class. 


3-Day SE2 Class Dates, Locations, Instructors for 2024:

  • November 1-3 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada at the Fredericton Inn, 1315 Regent St., E3C 1A1 (Room rate: $119, contact the Inn directly) - Instructors: Gary Keeling, BPE, BSc (PT), CSTA-CP-I and Don Ash, PT, CSTA-CP-I

CEUs: 18 (NCBTMB) Canada: MTANS Approved for 10 Primary Units; CMTNB 9.25 Category A

Prerequisite: SE1 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.

Feedback from a student in our December 2019 SE2 class with Don Ash:

"In SE2 I was surrounded by open and beautiful teachers and learners. I was given a safe and intimate environment to question, be vulnerable and learn. I came out of it letting go of having to connect a definitive line between point A and point B; I learned there is no need to put a hard time line to my personal and professional "goals."  I felt more comfortable with my process, the process of the person on my table, and the people in my life. I am home now, settling back in, and I feel like a better person, wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend; a better therapist, and better patient. Thank you Don, Sarah and Jill for making this all possible. Thank you to all the learners in the class for your openness and support.  CSTA is a special learning group and I feel so lucky to be part of the process."

Dr. Angela Schultz, PT, DPT from Westchester County, NY

Mom of 2 and physical therapist of 16 years

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

Step 1: Register for SE2

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, Deposit or Full Payment: PayPal Account, Debit Card or Credit Card

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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.

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