Cranial 5 (C5), Sphenoid and Facial Bones
This four-day class focuses on cranial work with
the face, mouth and sphenoid. Students are guided through an exploration
of the relationship between cranial architecture, TMJ dysfunction,
and stress. Students continue to work on non-verbal perception
and diagnosis to complement the analytical study. The challenge
is to perceive how the brain and spirit communicate in an intelligent,
somatically articulate way, and to respond appropriately: minimum
force, maximum effectiveness, insight. The greatest of healing
comes from the combination of two things: focus and gentleness.
The class ends with a 90-minute protocol combining
cranial work in the mouth with the technical analysis of sphenoid
fault patterns. The student's challenge is to appreciate that the
simplest of tasks are sometimes the hardest--we need to learn to
put our hands on their head with reverence and with stillness.
Then we need to learn to wait, unconditionally. We wait until the
head tells us what to do.