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