Craniosacral Resonance is one of the biodynamic approaches to craniosacral therapy which was developed by the internationally renowned teacher Chintan Veet, based on his long-term experience with body therapies. The roots of this approach can be traced to the findings and experience of William Garner Sutherland D.O., an American osteopathic physician and a student of Andrew Still, the founder of osteopathy. In the first half of the 20th century, Sutherland specialised in working with the craniosacral system by employing the so-called biomechanical approach. In the last few decades, Rollin E. Becker D.O., James S. Jealous D.O. and Franklyn Sills D.O., amongst others, were at the forefront of the advancement of biodynamic approach to craniosacral therapy, which gives greater weight to a holistic understanding of the human organism, works with traumatic processes and focuses on the deeper expressions of health. This is a a non-invasive approach which supports the self-regulating mechanisms of the organism, enabling the body to access its own healing resources.
The Craniosacral Resonance Approach
Craniosacral Resonance is grounded in solid knowledge of anatomy, physiology, embryology and modern neuro-biological and developmental findings, as well as concepts which are specific to the craniosacral approach.
The core idea of Craniosacral Resonance is the Breath of Life, which is defined as the life force that flows through all the living beings. It connects and sustains life functions in the human body. Work with clients is focused on the support of this life force which connects us with health in the broadest sense of the word. The Breath of Life is expressed as a subtle, rhythmic and tidal internal fluctuation called the primary respiration, which is reflected in the dynamic forces in the organism. The purpose of Craniosacral Resonance is to enable a clearer expression of the Breath of Life, to re-establish the connection between the inert psycho-physical states and inherent health of the primary respiration which is always available to us, irrespective of the difficulties we are facing. With a gentle, attuned and exact positioning of hands, the practitioner listens to the human system and by focusing on health, supports the process of self-regulation. The therapy creates a state of deep relaxation, peacefulness and silence, which has regenerative and healing effects. To learn more about the procedure of the session and the effects of the approach, please follow this link.
Literature and sources:
Franklyn Sills (2011 in 2012) Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics: Volumes 1 & 2. North Atlantic Books.
Michael Shea (2007–2013) Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Volume One – Five. North Atlantic Books.