Here are some of my favourite links, just click on the heading to go to the site.


a. Low Milk Supply, craniosacral therapy (and other nursing issues)

b.  Effect of Still Point on Brain Waves
           Inducing a still point during a CST treatment has a profound impact on the  client's
          state of relaxation. This website describes the event in detail.  There is also a link at the              end of the article which provides numerous articles written by Dr. John Upledger about                CST

c. What is CST?


  Note: start at 2 minutes into video


The term somatoemotional release was coined by Dr. John Upledger, D.O., founder of craniosacral therapy. It denotes the facilitation of a spontaneous release of emotional energy stored in or associated with injuries or dysfunctional bodily systems. The concept is that physical injuries are often associated with emotional trauma, and that complete healing of the injury requires the release of the emotional trauma by the patient. Craniosacral therapy is a gentle process that facilitates this type of release or unwinding the patient without evoking resistance in the patient.

This phenomenon has been witnessed by many body workers across many disciplines. Chiropractic spinal adjustments will often trigger this type of response. On many occasions, I have witnessed episodes of intense laughter or crying (there was no physical pain involved) when a particular subluxation complex was released. In the older chiropractic theories, there is a concept called "retracing". The belief was that correcting a spinal (or body) misalignment created a condition from which the body returns to the structural state preceeding the corrected imbalance. Repeated treatments facilitate further retracings until one eventually reaches a physiological and structural state which precedes all injuries and imbalances.

While many body workers and physicians have observed this phenomenon, the craniosacral method actually recognizes, establishes a supporting model, and encourages this form of healing experience. This is not possible in fast moving practices with short visits and limited contact time. The craniosacral sessions are longer (typically 45 to 60 minutes per session) and create the physical, mental, and emotional environment that allows this form of healing to occur. The practitioner is able to work on a physiological level without evoking the somatoemotional release if the patient is not open to this process.

Somatoemotional release is not counseling. Someone working with a counselor may find the somatoemotional release to be a very powerful tool in facilitating their work with their counselor. Many individuals also benefit from somatoemotional release who do not need counseling services.

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