Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
Rielle is an international senior tutor for Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and offers her own postgraduate courses
Advanced Dip. in BCST - Reg. Craniosacral Therapist - Member of PACT (Pacific Association of Craniosacral Therapists)
This four-day postgraduate seminar we will deepen our understanding of structure, function and potency of the brain. The brain senses the world. Throughout life our awareness forms neural connections and our brain regulates itself, though our consciousness can be buried under momentary stress, dysfunction and disease. Treatments towards reorganisation of the brain can bring the brain back to its original potential.
When listening to the brain, we cannot ignore the heart. When the nervous system relaxes, the heart opens.
In this course we will differentiate important brain areas, explore neurones, glial cells, the fibre tracts and sense neural flow and potency of the brain. We will learn about new science and the importance of glial cells, CSF and the glymphatic system.
We will explore the neural matrix in its expressions of primary respiration. We will fine-tune our sensitive touch to contact the brain in a way to support change and support neuroplasticity.
The Heart Brain, having developed together, have an intricate network of neurons and a unique blood flow. The physical and energetic Heart plays an extraordinary role in our lives. The interaction and communication between the heart and the brain play a monumental role in deciding bodily health.
This course is open to all BCST practitioners.
Brain, spinal cord and the Neural Matrix - Neuroplasticity
Neuroglia and Glymphatics
Corpus callosum and fibre tracts
Limbic system and Insula
The heart - brain interaction and Heart as the Centre of Circulation
Brain Heart embryology and interconnection
The Pineal gland - tuning device to rhythm of the universe
Various States of Consciousness and
Primary respiration - Expression of the brain in different Tides
Practice of Qi Gong and experiential meditations to enhance our awareness and felt sense will be part of the daily schedule.
Venue: Zen Tao Centre 143 Rahu Rd, Karangahake Paeroa NZ
Date: 2.-5. November 2023
Time: Day 1+ 3: 9.30 - 5.30 Day 4 : 9.00 - 4.00 pm
Cost: Deposit $ 80-
Fee $ 630 PACT members / $ 700 non-PACT (morning - afternoon tea and nourishing lunch included)
Expression of interest :
Contact: Rielle Mobile 021 301 282, email: email@example.com
Hands On - clinical tutorial sessions
are designed to enhance or confirm the practitioners skills.
How it works:
Ideally come with another practitioner (or a feedback person). In the session I place hands over the practitioners hands or connect in the field and we treat together. This is an excellent tool to give feedback on contact, structures, inherent treatment plan, primary respiration, stillpoints, or whatever happens in the session. After the session there will be time for discussion.
It is possible to book the tutorial session for the second practitioner following.
To book contact Rielle on 021 301282
This seminar will look at how BCST can incorporate the ancient Meridian system, which has been known by Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years.
The body not only shows its anatomy, but as well presents the state of health of the meridians, Qi flows and Qi centres called Dan Tiens. These are another layer of the human energy system which interphase with Craniosacral dynamics in its own unique way. An introduction to the basics of the Meridian system will be offered.
The course aims to equip the practitioner with the skill to:
Recognise the 12 regular meridians and extraordinary vessels and to appreciate their pathways.
Explore the flow of Qi in the meridians
Learn to relate to this network with biodynamic touch
Learn about meridians within the 5 element theory and clinical relevance
Recognise how Qi supports profound change in the health of the body.
Practice Qi Gong, Meridian tapping and Meditations to enhance our awareness and felt sense leading into sessions
Venue: Zen tao Centre Karangahake Paeroa
Time: 9.00 - 5.00 daily (Day 4 finish 4.00 pm)
Cost: Full fee $ 700 (morning - afternoon tea included)
PACT members $ 630 ( 10 % discount)
Deposit $ 80
Payment: Please pay via Internet Banking:
Account name: ZENTAO
Account number: 02 0396 0082339 00
Please use your name as reference and MERIDIAN1 as Code
Registration and Contact: Rielle Mobile 021 301 282, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This introductory course is based on the principles of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, a hands-on non-manipulative approach that works gently with the whole body to improve its health and the well-being of body, mind and spirit. Craniosacral therapy offers a holistic approach, tapping into the intrinsic intelligence of the organism to naturally adjust from within towards greater health.
In this weekend course we will learn the basics, we will explore the unity of structure and function of the body and the inherent Craniosacral system and rhythms. The course offers techniques to promote relaxation, body awareness and healing from within.
We use self awareness meditations and perception exercises for sensing the interconnected whole of the body. In partner sessions we will practice the quality of touch and exact hand positions to facilitate re-organisation of structures. We practice presence, neutral touch and listening to the tissue, fluid and energetic fields. Deepening into stillness allows the body to re-connect to its healing resources.
Breath of Life and Craniosacral Rhythms
Stillness and Resources
This course is suitable for anyone new to this field, and designed to improve ones own self development and Health. Craniosacral touch can be practised for oneself , family and loved ones; it is not intended to be used in a clinical therapy situation.
Venue: Zen Tao Centre - 143 Rahu Road, Karangahake 3674, New Zealand
When: 15. - 16. July 2023
Time: Sat. 9.30- 5.00 Sun: 9.30 - 4.00
Cost: $ 350
Deposit: $ 50 ( non-refundable) to reserve your place Price Includes: tuition, morning and afternoon tea, plus nourishing lunch
Contact: Rielle Friedrich email@example.com or Mobil: 021 301282
Meridians II and BCST
The seminar is the second “Meridian postgraduate course“ and is designed to review and deepen into the field of BCST incorporating the 12 primary meridians, powerful master-points, extraordinary meridians, embryology and deepening into Tides and Primary Respiration.
Qi Gong and awareness meditations will be a component to help sensing and self regulating the Qi in our body.
This course is open to all BCST practitioners; people who have attended “Meridian I” and those new to the meridian system. An introduction/ review to the basics of the meridians will be offered.
In this postgraduate course we will look at how BCST can incorporate the ancient meridian system, which has been known by Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. Meridians are another layer of the human energetic system which interphases with Craniosacral dynamics in its own unique way.
Course Layout - Deepening into the meridian network
Thursday-Friday: review of the 12 principal meridians and expand on potent Acupunture master-points and their therapeutic application.
Saturday - Sunday: the four core extraordinary meridians, embryology, Tides and deepening into Primary respiration.
Practice of Qi Gong, meridian tapping and meditations to enhance our awareness and felt sense will be part of the daily schedule.
The course aims to equip the practitioner with the skill to:
Recognise the 12 regular meridians, extraordinary meridians and to appreciate their pathways and Qi flow - learn about potent acupuncture points
Learn about meridians within the 5 element theory
Recognising meridian imbalance, diagnostic patterns and clinical relevance
Relate to the meridian network with biodynamic touch
Explore Qi, Tides & Primary Respiration supporting profound change in the body’s
Practice Qi Gong