Direction of Ease, Tissue Memory and Grounding Fulcrums in Craniosacral Therapy




A two day weekend course for Body Workers, Massage Therapists and Manual Therapists with some experience and training in Craniosacral Therapy.  A basic review into fundamental premises of CST and the utilization of grounding fulcrums into the bones.  This course is for the practitioner to; regain experience in working with the craniosacral system, experience the effects of grounding fulcrums and use in whole body balancing, revisit direction of ease and tissue memory.


Come and spend a weekend with Charles and his 30 years of experience teaching CST, Zero Balancing, Aikido and Tai Chi.


Date:  To be announced

Tuition:  $415

Location:  Shutesbury, MA

12 CEC:  Approved Provider NCBTMB


For information:  413-259-1090



           



Rhythms and Fulcrums A Fusion into Quantum Dance





This course is Charles’ fusion of Craniosacral Therapy, Zero Balancing Aikido and Tai Chi.  I have taken the rhythms of CST and the fulcrums of ZB and created a style that touches the fluids, the structures and the energetics of our human design.   I have been using and teaching all of these disciplines for 30 years.  The fusion of these in my body comes out as a Quantum Dance.  The melding for me has taken me to another level of consciousness, awareness and touch.


This class is designed for those bodywork practitioners who have experience working in the craniosacral system to go more deeply into the energy of the bones and the balancing of both. We will learn to feel movement of energy in the bones along with what we feel placing our hands in the fluidic field of CST.  The first weekend we will address the lower structures of the body: feet, hips, sacrum and lumbar spine. The second weekend we will address the upper body: ribs, thoracic and cervical spine and head.  I will introduce you to or support you in a movement discipline that will assist your own body grounding and centering, a necessary part of the Quantum Dance.


As we learn more about grounding, we will fuse the fluidic and boney fulcrums. We will also look at how we enter and perceive the aura of the other.  We will observe the different perspectives of touch that come forward for each of us.  We will notice what we are drawn to in the body energy field.  We will investigate the differences in touching fluid, soft tissue, bone and energy.


Suggested prerequisites:  Level 2 Craniosacral Therapy


Tuition: $950


Class size limited to 6 students


Note:  This is a 6 day class spread out over the following two long weekends.


Dates: To be announced


Location:  Shutesbury, MA


36 CEC NCBTMB Approved Provider


Charles Gilliam, CST-D

31 Pelham Hill Road

Shutesbury, MA 01072

413-259-1090



Individual Tutorial


This is an individual class where you can ask the questions you want, get feedback on your touch, go over any protocol or sequence, and schedule it on a day fits more easily into your schedule.  You can bring an associate to share the class with you.  Tuition is $110 per hour.



Quantum Dance - A Meditative Path and Healing Art 

A Rhythm and Fulcrum Fusion

Two Year Training

with Charles Gilliam, D-CST, M.A.



This course is my fusion of Craniosacral Therapy, Zero Balancing and aiki movement.  I have taken the rhythms of CST and the fulcrums of ZB and created a style that touches the fluids, the structures and the energetics of our human design.   I will introduce you to or support you in a movement discipline that will assist your own body balancing/centering, a necessary part of the Quantum Dance.   My intention is to: 1) guide you in going deeper into the rhythms you are following. 2) assist you in developing a fulcrum interaction with the client.  3) guide you into a better sense of what the quantum dance is all about.  The Quantum Dance, as I call it, is what happens when two molecules (humans) interact and then transform into another energetic space.  Ok, this is not like ‘beam me up Scotty’.  This is the one dancer (practitioner) assisting the other (client) in recognizing the difference between their shadow side (disconnected self) and their gift consciousness (connected, balanced).


My gift is to guide you into deeper ways you can access your own Quantum Dancer, your own inner wisdom of surfing the body energy.  I am looking for 6 - 8 students to commit to the entire two years of study.  The basic curriculum is below.  This training is a 150 credit hour training over 2 years.  The class will begin in the Spring 2015.  Please contact me to further discuss your interests and questions.  I might suggest a session and

or personal interview with me, especially if we have not met.



General Course Curriculum


Level 1


Quantum Dance is a whole body balancing art.  This beginning level Quantum Dance is held over two weekends. In the first weekend I will introduce the student to the craniosacral system: the palpation of the cranial rhythms, the fascial system and releases based on the principles of direction of ease. Emphasis is directed toward the practitioner, and the role and responsibility of the practitioner to be present, grounded and to create a safe, sacred place for the practitioner and client. We will look at the models of what moves the craniosacral system, energy flow in the bones and the relationship of body energy and body structure.  We will begin the study the craniosacral anatomy; fluids, membranes, and bones.  We will discuss and experience the invitation to stillness.  We will discuss the related dimensions of the meditative path and the healing art.  I will introduce you to Integral Human Design.


On the second weekend we will begin with a review of the previous weekend.   We will learn and practice cranial bone, membrane releases along with the temporomandibular joint and dural tube. We will learn and practice energetic fulcrums into bones.  We continue with further emphasis directed toward the practitioner and the role and responsibility of the practitioner to be present, grounded and to create a safe, sacred place for the practitioner and client. Emphasis will be on deepening our evaluative skills, awareness of cranial tidal motions and bone energy and following the direction of ease in the tissue. We will bring these techniques together into a usable protocol and discuss ways to integrate these techniques into your practice.  I will use the martial arts of Tai Chi and Aikido to assist you in the blending and interfacing aspects of this healing art.


The use of the direction of ease approach from craniosacral therapy has been shown effective in treating neurological dysfunction, vestibular disorders, head and spinal cord injuries, learning disabilities, back pain, headaches, birth trauma, body traumas and developmental and motor disorders, and as a pathway to personal growth.  Energetic fulcrums to the bones are effective in assisting the client with the feeling of connectedness and balance.


Level 2


On the first weekend, I will review the material of the first series of classes.  We will refresh our palpation and evaluation of the cranial tidal motions skills. Direction of ease approach to the fascial system and cranial membranes and bones will be reviewed and practiced.  I will review and add more energetic fulcrums to the skeletal system.  I will take the class deeper in to the direction of ease approach to the sphenoid and Sutherland’s Cranial Lesion patterns.   I will discuss the hard palate and other facial bones and the student will learn mobilization techniques for this part of the cranium and the relationship to the rest of the body.  We will begin to use Integral Human Design to assist us in directions to address our clients.


In the second weekend we will continue with the hard palate techniques.  I will discuss tissue memory and perform the expanded direction of ease approach related trauma and injuries to the body.  More grounding energetic fulcrums will be introduced to assist in releasing process.  We will describe the effects of stillness in the client and further discuss our understanding of the effects of quantum dance as a meditative path and healing art.  I will assist the students in integrating the new information into the 10 step protocol.


Level 3A - Rhythms and Fulcrums in the Quantum Dance


This Level 3 class is about moving into a deeper level of comfort in our interactions with the rhythms and fulcrums of the Quantum Dance.  We will review the avenue of expression and direction of ease so that our questions are answered.  We learn that as we move into this comfort level ourselves our clients also go deeper into themselves.  It is at this level that a familiarity with a supportive dialogue process becomes helpful.  I will introduce a general protocol for dialogue with the intention to assist, bring forward, and support the inner wisdom, inner physician, unique self of the individual.  My intention is to: 1) assist/guide you in going deeper into the rhythms you are following. 2) assist/guide you in developing a fulcrum or interaction with the client.  3) guide you into a better sense of what the quantum dance is all about.


Level 3B - Rhythms and Fulcrums in the Quantum Dance 


This Level 3 class is focused more on energetic fulcrums into bone.  I will introduce energetic fulcrums to the ribs, pelvis and feet.  We will continue to engage in and be comfortable with dialoguing interactions.  My intention is to: 1) assist/guide you in going deeper into the rhythms you are following. 2) assist/guide you in developing a fulcrum or interaction with the client.  3) guide you into a better sense of what the quantum dance is all about.


Level 4 -Rhythms and Fulcrums in the Quantum Dance


Rhythms and Fulcrums and more is to explore with me what you have learned about the rhythms and fulcrums in the previous classes.   My intention at this more advanced level is to guide you into deeper ways you can use your learnings in Quantum Dance and other approaches you have learned.  I will answer most of your questions.  Some of you will have different questions and may very well be dancing in a different perspective than you neighbor in the class.  There will be new information for some of you and new ways to approach the human system with what you already know.  We will continue to interact with the fluidic, energetic and structural aspects of the body.  Our listening and awareness skills will continue to be a focal point of our growth into this Quantum Dance.


Rhythms and Fulcrums in the Quantum Dance - Advanced


This review weekend is to guide you into deeper ways you can use your learnings in the Quantum Dance with other approaches you have learned.  I will answer most of your questions.  Some of you will have different questions and may very well be dancing in a different perspective than you neighbor in the class.  There will be new information for some of you and new ways to approach the human system with what you already know.


Quantum Dance and the certification process


Two days of review and certification.  Written testing and demonstration of protocol.






Introduction to Integral Human Design and the Gene Keys Golden Path


Human Design is a new science in the discovery of your unique self.  It is based on astrology, the Eastern chakra system, the 64 gates of the I Ching and the tree of life of the Kabbalah.  Human Design uses your birth time and place to produce a chart of your unique human design.  I will very simply introduce you to your human design and assist you in understanding some of the basics.  I will introduce you to your type, strategy, and the nine energy centers of the body.  From there I can guide you to places that you can learn more on your own.  Human Design and the Gene Keys Golden Path has helped me go deeper into my own uniqueness.  You can read more on my blog on Human Design. 



Aiki Movement


Aiki Movement is a 6 week class for anyone who wants to improve her/his movement awareness and body integration.  This class is based on my 30 + years of movement studies and instruction including a masters degree in Biomechanics, black belt in Aikido, TaiChi and my in depth hands on study of anatomy in my body therapy practice.  The focus will be developing awareness of ki, whole body center, and balanced movement.  This class is especially helpful if you are having movement difficulties and are also involved in a body oriented therapy and/or body development program.  I will bring into the class simple, slow and balancing movements from Aikido, TaiChi, and walking meditation including walking our labyrinth.


At Charles’ office

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Aikido

Ongoing Aikido class at Shutesbury Elementary School on Monday nights at 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm.

www.WendellAikido.com