This foundation text integrates the wide spectrum of approaches to Cranio-Sacral Therapy, providing the reader with a broad understanding of the discipline. The author covers fundamental theory as well as practical skills and techniques, and provides instructions for treatments which are clearly explained in case histories and illustrations.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Thomas Attlee
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Imprint: Singing Dragon
Dimensions: Width: 18.90cm , Height: 3.00cm , Length: 24.60cm
ISBN 10: 1848190980
Publication Date: 15 June 2012
Audience: College/higher education , Professional and scholarly , Undergraduate , Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Publisher's Status: Active
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Table of ContentsSection I: Introduction - Setting the Scene.; 1. Amy.; 2. The Source of Life.; 3. A Fundamental Platform.; 4. Cranio-Sacral Integration.; 5. The Matrix.; 6. Living in the Material World.; 7. Cranio-Sacral Motion.; 8. Treatment.; 9. Stimulus.; 10. Responses to Treatment.; 11. To Treat or not to Treat. Interlude. Summary - Key Elements in Cranio-Sacral Integration.; Section II: Essential Concepts.; 12. Pigs, Elephants and Snakes.; 13. Fluid Analogies.; 14. Fulcrums.; 15. Calm Quiet Presence.; 16. Stillness.; Section III: A Framework for Integrated Treatment - Basic Skills.; 17. A Framework for Integrated Treatment - Introduction.; 18. Tuning In.; 19. Tuning In 2.; 20. Settling, Grounding, Opening Up the System.; 21. Subocciput and Suboccipital Release.; 22. Core Treatment. Interlude 2: Key Elements in the Overall Approach.; 23. Core Contacts.; 24. The Spine.; 25. The Occiput and Spine.; 26. The Sacrum and Spine.; 27. The Sphenoid.; 28. The Temporal Area.; 29. The Frontal Area.; 30. The Parietal Area.; 31. The Falx Cerebri and Falx Contact.; 32. Completion.; 33. Still Point.; 34. An Integrated Treatment Framework - Practice.; Section IV: Further Concepts.; 35. The Return of Rhythmic Motion.; 36. Biodynamics, Biomechanics, and the Quantum Model.; 37. Keep Breathing.; Section V: Fascial Unwinding.; 38. Fascia.; 39. Evaluation of the Fascia.; 40. Fascial Unwinding within the Trunk.; 41. Fascial Unwinding of the Arm.; 42. Fascial Unwinding of the Leg.; 43. Fascial Unwinding of the Neck.; 44. Key Factors in Fascial Unwinding.; Section VI: Spheno-Basilar Patterns.; 45. Scales and Arpeggios.; 46. Opus 27 Number 2 - Spheno-Basilar Integration.; Section Seven: The Nervous System. Spinal Mechanics. Cranio-Sacral Integration of the Nervous System and Spinal Mechanics through the Sacrum and Double Contacts.; 47. The Nervous System - The Basics.; 48. The Nervous System; Part 2 - Cranio-Sacral Relations.; 49. The Autonomic Nervous System.; 50. Double Contacts with the Sacrum.; 51. Facilitated Segments and T4 Syndrome.; 52. Autonomic Nervous System Integration.; Section VIII: Further Contacts and Concepts.; 53. The Throat.; 54. Energy Drive.; 55. The Emotional Body.; 56. Personal Development.; 57. Further Contacts.; 58. Diagnosis.; Section IX: An Integrated Treatment Approach.; 59. An Integrated Treatment Approach.; Section X: Conclusion.; 60. Cranio-Sacral Integration - Summary.; Index.
Thomas Attlee is the founder and principal of the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy in Primrose Hill, London, the largest and most established college of its kind in Europe. He graduated from the European School of Osteopathy, and taught Anatomy and Physiology at the International College of Oriental Medicine for seven years, and has a broad experience of many different therapies, meditation techniques and psycho-therapeutic approaches, all of which inform his teaching and writing. Thomas lives in London, UK.
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