What is Craniosacral Biodynamics, and what happens during and after a session?

Craniosacral Biodynamics (aka Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, BCST, or just Biodynamics) sessions restore harmony and increase vitality within your system. They strengthen your own healing resources.

First, this healing modality encourages your autonomic nervous system to move into a rest-and-repair state. In this parasympathetic state, your entire system has many more resources for healing than it does when you are experiencing stress.

Biodynamics increases coherence within and between the sub-systems in your whole body system: your cardiovascular, endocrine, nervous, immune, lymphatic, musculoskeletal, digestive, and other systems. They work together more harmoniously and efficiently.

Source: HeartMath Institute. People also experience extended periods of physiological coherence working with a HeartMath sensor and during Craniosacral Biodynamics sessions.

Our systems are geared toward homeostasis, even though it may not be optimal.

Biodynamics sessions often include stillpoints that allow your homeostatic patterns to pause and recalibrate into more optimal patterns.

Training in Biodynamics includes ways to work with organs, nerves, bones, tissues, fluids, energy, and more.

Another way Biodynamics facilitates healing is when your inherent healing process goes to work. Your instinctive healing energy actively seeks inertial places (stuck energy) in your system that are ready to unwind and release that stuckness or dysregulation..

Everyone has these…because…life. They are from shocks that your system contained energetically to keep chaos from spreading widely, at times you didn’t have the resources to heal and recover right then and there.

These inertial places are protective in nature.

The instinctive intelligence in your inherent healing process knows which inertial places are no longer serving your well-being and releases that stuck energy, which returns to your life force, thus increasing your vitality.

In this way, Biodynamics helps your system reorganize and optimize into healthier and more resilient homeostasis.

This inherent healing process often occurs after a few sessions and is one reason clients find that receiving regular sessions is so beneficial to their well-being.

In my experience and understanding, the work is often cumulative. Although your autonomic nervous system and coherence will fluctuate, when an inertial fulcrum dissolves, it doesn’t return. So, over time, your vitality increases.

What happens during a Biodynamics session?

During a session, after we talk about your issues, I’ll help you get comfortable on my table, You’ll stay clothed, minus shoes, belt, and anything else restrictive.

You choose whether you want the table warmer on and which weight of covering you prefer, from none to a weighted blanket. I also offer the choice of silence or the sound of ocean waves.

I invite you to let yourself sink into my padded table while I prepare myself, and then I gently place my hands on you — usually at your feet or head.

I am often quiet during sessions…and if you need to communicate anything at all, I welcome that.

If you prefer that I tell you what I’m sensing, I can do that, too. There will still be a lot of silence.

You enter a state of relaxation as your system calms and settles. Your breathing may slow. You may fall into a dream-like state or sleep.

You may sense internal shifts and energy releases as your system reorganizes itself into a more optimal state.

What happens after a session?

Because the reorganization continues after you leave my office, you may notice changes right away, a few days later, or even weeks later.

My impression is that much of the healing work actually happens at a subtle level, and it often takes time for these changes to enter conscious awareness.

My clients generally report feeling more relaxed after a session.

Some have mentioned they feel both calm and alert. That’s your autonomic nervous system in perfect balance!

Some report feeling more whole, more themselves, more integrated, and having more presence and vitality than before.

One client noticed her spidery handwriting was much smoother right after her sessions,

Another client noticed that she was less reactive and had more equanimity after several sessions.

Clients typically report sleeping well afterwards.

Some have reported feeling on top of everything — confident and resilient — a few days after a session.

Others have reported that a few weeks after a session, an issue that had been bothering them had simply disappeared.

What can Biodynamics sessions help with?

Since sessions help your system reorganize and optimize itself, they can play a significant role with numerous issues.

After each season ends, I look through my notes for the reasons people sought Craniosacral Biodynamics sessions from me. Here is the most recent season’s summary, which contains a link to the previous season’s summary, and so on.

These summaries give you a good idea of the wide range of issues Craniosacral Biodynamics can help with.

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