Tanya Desfontaines over de aankomende Biodynamische Cranio module in december 2019

Part 3 of our Biodynamic Post-Graduate series will be held 4th– 8th December at PCSA. This seminar will focus on working with the brain and CNS (central nervous system), and will provide skills that can immediately be transferred to your work with clients of all ages.

We will take an in depth look at the Polyvagal ANS (autonomic nervous system), first described by Stephen Porges in 1994. Porges described the ‘social engagement system’ in both evolutionary and neurological terms, demonstrating that when we experience safety in relationship our physiology shifts to a more relaxed and restful state. Relational cues from the face, voice and heart stimulate the ‘vagal brake’ to reduce heart rate and cardiac output, enhance digestive function and allow self-soothing, growth and repair.

These wonderful effects of a relational way of working combine powerfully with the vast biodynamic fields and forces of potency, Long Tide and Dynamic Stillness so that there is the possibility of healing even very severe or chronic conditions. Indeed it has been proposed that many of the conditions which are prevalent in our society today and may be resistant to orthodox medical treatment, such as chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, depression and anxiety states, have their roots in early relational trauma and a loss of the capacity to self-regulate our own nervous system.

We will also learn to down-regulate facilitated neural pathways in the treatment of pain, using our gentle, relational touch and orientation to the biodynamic fields and forces. Areas of pain and inflammation in the body can be sensed to literally let go of the forces that have been held there, returning to a softer and more fluid state. An emotional charge may also be released as the healing process deepens. We learn to stay in appropriate relational contact with our clients, allowing these forces to clear from the body in a safe, contained and gentle way.

As we will be building on the foundations taught in earlier seminars, applicants for this seminar are required to have already taken part 1 or part 2 of the series. If you have not yet taken a seminar with me, and are interested to experience a taste of Biodynamics, Nienke will be leading an open Introductory weekend 21-23rd February 2020.

Looking forward to seeing you in December!

With warm wishes,