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Attachment Disorder: Resources: Craniosacral Therapy
Therapy Touchstone for Natural Healing, by
John E. Upledger.
Craniosacral therapy improves the central
nervous system, strengthens resistance to
disease, enhances overall health, and treats a
wide range of ailments, including learning
disabilities, autism, post-traumatic stress, and
cancer. Using a lighter touch than other
techniques, this method mobilizes the pressure
of cerebrospinal fluid and the bioelectrical
connectivity of fascial tissue to affect sites
of physical and emotional trauma. In this book,
the founder of craniosacral therapy tells the
story of its development in the 1970s and
outlines its methods, practices, differences
from similar therapies, and superiority to
invasive treatments such as surgery. Dr.
Upledger uses stories from his patients' and his
own experiences to describe the methods and
benefits of this fast-growing therapy. 150
Inner Physician and You : Craniosacral Therapy
and Somatoemotional Release, 2nd Ed., by
John E. Upledger.
This book will help you to understand what
Craniosacral therapy is and what it does. The
writing style reads quickly and easily, the
language is not too medical for the lay person,
and Upledger uses case examples to illustrate
his points. 223 pages.
Therapy, by John Upledger.
?Craniosacral Therapy? is the most practical,
comprehensive textbook in this rapidly growing
field of therapy involving the cranial bones,
meningeal membranes, cerebrospinal fluids, and
whole-body connective tissues. Craniosacral
Therapy defines the physiology and anatomy of
the craniosacral system, its function in health,
and relationship to disease processes. It
provides practical instruction in developing and
extending palpatory skills which will greatly
benefit all forms of manipulation, as well as
basic physical diagnosis. Two hundred drawings
and photographs illustrate the mechanisms
underlying the craniosacral system, and vividly
demonstrate how to perform craniosacral
techniques in the clinic. 367 pages.
Therapy II: Beyond the Dura, by John E.
"Craniosacral Therapy II: Beyond the Dura" marks
yet another step in understanding the
craniosacral system and its significance in the
clinic. Building on concepts set forth in his
pioneering work Cranioscacral Therapy, Dr.
Upledger further explores the anatomical and
physiological bases and clinical implications of
several important aspects of the craniosacral
system. The first chapter looks at the cranial
nerves and how they can be effectively
influenced by craniosacral therapy. In the
second chapter, the author, through words and
pictures, dissects the fascial anatomy of the
neck from the perspective of the craniosacral
system. Chapter 3 scrutinizes the
temporomandibular joint and TMJ syndrome. The
final chapter focuses on those concepts and
discoveries which have unfolded in Dr.
Upledger's clinical practice since the
publication of his first book. Rounding out this
volume is an extensive glossary of technical
terms and concepts related to the theory and
practice of craniosacral therapy. 259 pages.
Wonders : Changing Lives with CranioSacral
Therapy, by John Matthew Upledger.
In this extensive collection, 145 practitioners
from around the world tell how CranioSacral
Therapy, a method of using gentle pressure to
evaluate and improve the functioning of the
central nervous system, has made a difference in
their clients' lives. Beginning with a foreword
by the treatment's developer, the book is
divided into three main sections with stories
about children, adults, and animals. Detailed,
first-person accounts of actual CranioSacral
interventions illustrate the therapy's efficacy
and wide range of applications and the degree to
which it complements traditional as well as
nontraditional treatments. The book holds appeal
not only for CranioSacral practitioners, who
include osteopaths, chiropractors, naturopaths,
physical therapists, acupuncturists, and other
body workers, but also for anyone interested in
alternative ways to reduce pain and enhance the
body's functioning. 400 pages.
Emotional Release, by John E. Upledger.
Developed by the author, SomatoEmotional Release
is a technique for bringing psychotherapeutic
elements into craniosacral therapy. It helps rid
the mind and body of the residual effects of
trauma by anatomically freeing the central
channel of the body. John E. Upledger presents
the history, theory, and practice of this subtle
form of healing. 20 black-and-white
illustrations are included. 289 pages.
Therapy: What It Is, How It Works, by John
E. Upledger, Donald Ash, Richard Grossinger, and
Americans are increasingly turning to
CranioSacral therapy as a drug-free,
non-invasive therapy. A hands-on method of
evaluating and enhancing the function of the
craniosacral system, craniosacral therapy is
said to boost the body's natural healing
prodcess, proving itself to be useful in the
treatment of a wide range of problems, from
migraines, learning disorders and post-traumatic
stress disorder, to fibromyalgia, chronic neck
and back pain. This book provides an
introduction to the therapy, with passages
written by a number of well-known practitioners
or experts in the field, each section covering a
different aspect of CST, explaining what it is,
how it heals, what the practitioner does during
a CST session, the therapy's relationship to
cranial osteopathy and other healing therapies,
as well as other topics of interest. Paperback.
Therapy for Babies and Small Children, by
Etienne Peirsman and Neeto Peirsman.
This book shows, through pictures and
step-by-step instructions, how to give a baby or
small child a full craniosacral treatment. The
authors approach babies as conscious beings who
endure enormous stress during the birth process.
They show how CS therapy can help restore the
correct alignments in babies' bodies, freeing
them to grow and attain their maximum potential
without hindrance. The book focuses on what a
trained CS therapist can do to remove the
blockages that often arise during birth. It
addresses both hands-on techniques and awareness
of how to interact with a baby and what
responses and effects to expect. Based on the
authors' extensive experience, this guide can
also be used by parents or caregivers interested
in knowing what babies need in order to be whole
and healthy, and how to prevent problems ?
including hyperactivity and ADD ? that could
become serious and require medication later in
life. Paperback. 120 pages.
Biodynamics: The Breath of Life, Biodynamics,
and Fundamental Skills, by Franklyn Sills.
Craniosacral therapy is based on the belief that
functions of the human system are maintained and
integrated by a biodynamic force known as
?primary respiration,? or the breath of life.
Found in the brain, spinal cord, and bodily
fluids, this rhythmic pulse promotes healing and
health. Written for students and practitioners
but accessible to lay readers, this text
presents the fundamental concepts and techniques
of a method that redirects the cerebrospinal
fluid to areas of imbalance, thus enhancing
overall health. 200 pages.
Biodynamics, Volume 2, by Franklyn Sills.
In this book, Franklyn Sills extends the
concepts and skills covered in his first volume
to the specific structural membrane and tissue
dynamics of the human form, demonstrating the
connection between craniosacral therapy and
osteopathic healing. Topics include pelvic and
vertebral relationships and birth dynamics. 400
Introduction to Craniosacral Therapy: Anatomy,
Function, and Treatment, by Don Cohen.
Surrounded in ancient hands-on methods of
diagnosis and treatment while encompassing the
innovations of the early experimental
osteopaths, craniosacrally-based treatment is
now one of the most successful and
fastest-growing approached to mind-body healing.
Both a medical system with precise anatomical
criteria and a therapeutic art requiring a
practitioner to feel, interpret, and move
energy, modern craniosacral therapy offers a
unique way to perceive and influence the
structural configuration of the brain itself in
its relationship to the body's architecture.
Presents an overview of the various diagnostic,
evaluative, and therapeutic approaches to the
cranium, the sacrum, the dura matter envelope,
and the fluid which it encloses. Halftone line
drawings. 115 pages.
be quite honest, when my nephew?s therapist
suggested craniosacral therapy, and explained it
to us, I had never heard of it before and
thought that it was one of the oddest things I?d
ever been asked to consider, bordering on
quackery. However, since it didn?t seem at all
likely to do any harm, we went along with it. On
the first session, we found that it seemed to
relax our nephew considerably. Subsequent
sessions added to the positive effects. At that
time, craniosacral therapy was new to the field
of attachment therapy, but it has since become
mainstream, with some reputable experts claiming
that it can reduce the amount of time that a
child remains in therapy by 50%.
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considering. With the money you've saved, go out
and buy yourself something. -- ken