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Reactive Attachment Disorder: Resources: Craniosacral Therapy



CranioSacral 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 pages.



Your 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.



Craniosacral 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.



Craniosacral Therapy II: Beyond the Dura, by John E. Upledger.
"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.



Working 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.



Somato 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.



CranioSacral Therapy: What It Is, How It Works, by John E. Upledger, Donald Ash, Richard Grossinger, and Don Cohen.
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. 128 pages.



Craniosacral 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.



Craniosacral 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.



Craniosacral 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 pages.



An 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.

To 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%.

Note: When available, and when money is an object, please consider purchasing a used book rather than a new one. While I don't earn nearly as much of a commission on the sale of used books, the difference in cost to you is worth considering. With the money you've saved, go out and buy yourself something. -- ken


Last Modified on: Saturday, August 08, 2009



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