Clinical Work: Be Still and Know
Clinical work in Craniosacral Biodynamics is based upon the ability of the practitioner to “be still and know”.
Students develop the ability to:
- be present
- come out of linear thinking and conceptual mind
- enter a more primordial mind state of basic presence
- establish a safe holding environment
- negotiate the relational field with the client
- orient to primary respiration within both their own and the clients’ midline and bio-system.
Biomechanical approaches such as motion testing, de-compressive and functional techniques have been dropped at Karuna. Although these may be helpful, especially within a first aid context, inappropriate use can lock the system up at a particular level and prevent a deepening into more formative forces and healing processes.
In a biodynamic approach practitioners orient to the manifestation of primary respiration and to what Becker D.O. called the inherent treatment plan.
Students and practitioners learn to:
- orient to primary respiration
- recognize different phenomena relating to healing processes emerging at different levels of work
- use appropriate clinical and interpersonal skills for each level of unfoldment
We interact as needed with:
- CRI process
- Fluid body/physical body mid-tide processes
- Long Tide/tidal body processes
- Dynamic Stillness