In this book--that includes an introduction by John Upledger--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. Click on thumbnail images to read an excerpt from Chapter 1 "What is it?"
$15 plus $5. shipping (within U.S.)
This publication is required text for the CST Basic Elements 1 class. You can either pick the book up your first day of class ($25) or have it shipped to you in advance for an additional $5 ($30) within the U.S. Please click the button below to select the shipped or not-shipped price. Originally written in 2010, and updated for 2015, this book is a teaching manual designed to be a ready reference to accompany the study guides of each class. It includes anatomy and easy-to-follow pictures of hand placements as well as details about the basic manual techniques. It also includes new and updated definitions for terms like arcing, energy cyst, release, blending and presence. Don wrote this book to honor the work of Upledger, Sutherland and the Biodynamics model. Revisions from 2015 include: new, original diagrams of the cranial membranes, the exiting CSF from the spinal nerve ganglia, our classic diagram of the rhythms of the body--made famous from our "What is CST?" poster--the new and exciting hand placements for the frontal lift technique and our original thoughts on progressive technique methodology of the "Unfolding Balance of the Craniosacral System." We have also included new narratives about: thinking out of the box; how to set intention; and technique order and progression while still respecting the presentation of the body.
In this, Don Ash's latest book written in 2011, he explores the dimensions of fluid consciousness of the waters of the brain (cerebrospinal fluid or "CSF") offering new insights about directing intention in CST. He presents new anatomic detail and research to support his view and acknowledges the historic contributions of the founders of CST from Swedenborg, Still and Sutherland to Upledger. You can read three sample chapters by clicking the "Download" links below.
$20 plus $5. shipping (U.S.)
This poster provides an explanation of CST using illustrations and simple, concise wording that is easy for patients and students to understand. It also makes a great lecture tool for teachers. Produced in an environmentally friendly way printed on heavy paper with a durable satin low-glare coating. Suitable for framing. To see a larger version of the poster click on the image.
Size: 19" x 27", $23 ($18 plus $5 shipping to you within U.S.) or $18 picked up at class.
This is an audio presentation on breath meditation as a way of clearing tensions and stress from the body. This simple practice provides patients with a tool to use as a wonderful self-help technique between sessions of CST or anytime a stressor appears in their lives. This is a great way to lead the patient to independence and a better quality of life.
CD: $12 plus $2.50 shipping (U.S.)