Distance Craniosacral Healing
In Craniosacral Therapy, we work between the subtle energetic and the structural realms, which are named Biodynamic and Biomechanical Craniosacral Therapy, respectively. While both modalities work with the subtle energy body, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is more energy based and Biomechanical CST is more structurally based. My training has included both modalities and over the years I have learned to work within this range, depending on the needs of my client. Please understand the two ends of this spectrum are not exclusive of one another, they are inextricably intertwined.
Our physical body rests inside our energetic body, and as we move through the world we move together sensing the world, and others around us. At the same time, we feel the effects of the electromagnetic field of the earth and the quantum field of the universe. Maybe you have heard the words “personal bubble?” This "personal bubble" is our energetic body and is also called a toroidal field or a "bio-field".
The earth also has a "bubble" or bio-field that is electromagnetic and we are connected to this field by the unseen force of gravity. If you’d like, please try this: hold your hand in the air and then let it drop. Now lift it slowly and feel the effort it takes to lift your hand consciously. Although many advancements have been made to defy gravity, we are innately connected to this earth, our home.
When I work with a person remotely, I connect with my own bio-field and then connect with theirs, which then connects us both to the quantum field. How can that be? you might ask. Here is the scientific explanation, “Within quantum physics, it is now well established that there is a universal field (Higgs 1964) within which everything exists and interacts - every galaxy, star, planet, solid object, living being, molecule, atom, and subatomic particle - guided by the electro-magnetic and other fundamental forces which underlie all interactions throughout the universe.”
In other words, it’s all connected...we're all connected.
Yes, there is resonance for me in this explanation, and to be honest, I don't completely understand how it all works. What I know is I've always been a sensitive being, attuned to things other people aren’t, and over the last 20 years, I've been learning about the subtle rhythms of the human body, learning to trust my heart and the wisdom in my hands to connect me to others and accompany them in their healing process. And, in the last 13 years, I’ve studied Energy Healing and understand there is always another layer of the onion to peel, always. What’s more important, I feel, is that I’ve come to understand the healing process and I know that it requires more than physical touch. It also requires a heart connection with a trusted person, safety and containment, the spaciousness to go within ourselves and tend to our parts, and a clear willingness to heal them and move into the next phase of our lives.
Whether I’m in an in-person session with a client, or connecting remotely, I bring the same level of therapeutic presence and curiosity to my work. Just like an in-person session, I ground myself, and ask my client what their intention is. I then tune into the client’s energetic field and hold space for what is present. In this holding, my awareness is drawn to different parts of the person’s bio-field, which may be energetic or physical. Then, I check in with the client to see what they are feeling or noticing, which builds resonance. It’s common for the client to feel movement of body tissues and structural changes, as the body’s self-healing mechanism is engaged. This can manifest as long exhalations, the release of heat, vibrations, pulsing, spontaneous recollection of an old injury, involuntary muscle movements, and stomach gurgling. At times these sensations arise immediately and sometimes it takes time. I hold space and listen. Then an unfolding occurs, and a healing process emerges. And, when that completes, there is a winding down period and integration. The client may have stories that arise or it may be less verbal and more sensation-based, often it’s a combination of the two. At the end, the client and I check in about anything that needs to be shared, and we say goodbye.
For the 1st session, I prefer to connect face-to-face by phone or Zoom. Once we’ve worked together, it’s fine to sign off after the session, rest, and connect with me later to debrief. In my experience, there is a great benefit from being able to rest and stay in the energy after a session, instead of getting in a car to drive home.
During Covid I received regular Distance sessions from a Cranio colleague - here is my experience:
"The session began with a general check-in and my Craniosacral Therapist asked me to set an intention for our work together. I then found a quiet, comfortable place to lie down. She asked me to feel into my breath and body as she tuned into my whole system, intuitively sensing into the places that held restrictions. Then similar to a guided meditation she assisted me in releasing those places with my breath and awareness. Soon I began to feel more present and grounded, my sacrum loosened and I realized how much tension I had been carrying since the pandemic began. As my physical body released and my nervous system regulated, I felt emotions come to the surface and expressed them. Then I floated in a deep calmness feeling my whole system come into alignment. As the session came to an end, she asked if the process felt complete and then we checked in briefly to integrate the session. For the next few days, I felt calmer and was able to work through stressful situations more easily. Over the following week, I had many emotional, as well as, spiritual insights about my health, my life, and our current global reality."
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