Subtle Hands-On Skills

Subtle Hands-On Skills with Carol Gray
$600 USD
21 hours – three days
9:00-5:00 all days
All classes are taught in English
All classes are taught in Portland Oregon

June 21-23, 2017 – waiting list
October 18-20, 2017  –  waiting list
November 8-10, 2017  –  seven openings
March 7-9, 2018  –  eight openings
May 9-11, 2018  –  eight openings
July 11-13, 2018  –  eight openings
August 15-17, 2018  –  eight openings
October 17-19, 2018  –  eight openings
November 7-9, 2018  –  eight openings

Subtle Hands-On Skills Class Description

This class is the required prerequisite for Craniosacral Therapy for Infants, Craniosacral Therapy for Pregnancy Birth & Postpartum, Supporting Emotional Release and Craniosacral Therapy – The Basics. I will waive this requirement if you have already studied CST with me. I will not waive this requirement if you have only studied CST elsewhere.

The osteopathic manual therapy assessment and treatment skills taught in this class form the foundation for my other classes. I have elected to teach these skills first, but they are not necessarily beginner skills. Some of these skills are taught at the more advanced levels in other Craniosacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation programs. Some of these skills I have developed myself and are exclusive to this class. What you learn in this class will blend with and enhance CST skills learned elsewhere.

Prerequisites: Students must be licensed, certified or student health professionals (CNM, CPM, DC, DO, IBCLC, LAc, LDEM, LM, LMT, MD, ND, NP, OT, PA, PT, RN, etc.) or otherwise legally entitled to practice touch therapy. Students may also register if they have instructor approval. Ask me.

While not required, students are encouraged to receive at least one craniosacral therapy treatment prior to taking this class.

Overview:  In an atmosphere of acceptance, support and open inquiry we will explore the sensitivity of our own hands. Using practical exercises we will help each other discover and refine our capabilities. We will learn how to assess, treat and restore subtle physical and energetic balance while we confirm for each other the authenticity of our experience. This is a great class for bodyworkers who have lost their way. In order to maximize learning success class enrollment is limited to eight students.

By the end of this three-day class you should be able to:

  • Fine-tune your ability to detect and precisely locate subtle physical restrictions in the body
  • Use your awareness of subtle energies as a refined assessment tool
  • Perfect several osteopathic manual therapy assessment techniques
  • Employ several treatment strategies to effectively address subtle physical, and energetic restrictions
  • Effectively use the Craniosacral Rhythm as an assessment and treatment tool
  • Accurately recognize several signs of release
  • Master techniques that help clients develop and integrate more ideal movement patterns
  • Achieve great client results with fewer physical demands on your own body
  • Work more efficiently
  • Work energetically from a neutral place
  • Construct and maintain a healthy energetic boundary
  • Confidently determine where to put your hands, what to do when you get there and when to quit
  • Trust your hands