Head, Heart, Hara & Mind
A Cranial Approach to Unlocking the Power Centers
Our Head, Heart, and Hara shape our perceptions of the world, emotional balance and physical health & vitality. Individually and collectively, these Power Centers influence our Mind by affecting the flow of energy and information throughout our systems. As craniosacral workers, we understand that working with these Centers and Head Heart Hara & Mind is as important to the health and well-being of our clients as working with the bones and tissues.
Ancient wisdom cultures understood the importance of all three Centers to the clarity, quality, and power of the Mind. Each Center offers a unique wisdom that enhances our ability to be of service to our clients. In this class, visionary craniosacral work combines the modern findings of science with the ancient traditions of mindfulness to offer practical protocols for harmonizing and balancing both the Parts and the Whole.
In this 4-day seminar:
· Our exploration begins with the Head: brain anatomy, function, & chemistry. We will link common concerns (ADHD, depression, mood swings, processing difficulties, PTSD, anxiety disorders, etc.) with the associated areas of the brain. The Head protocol uses simple cranial techniques to balance the brain and assist clients in returning to greater harmony.
· In the East, the energy of the Heart has a potent influence on our consciousness and mental/emotional activity. In this cosmology, imbalances in the Heart are related to problems that the West considers mental or brain "disorders." This section will cover heart anatomy, the Heart’s connection with the brain, and the role emotions play in our capacity to think clearly, make good decisions, and regulate our nervous system. The Heart protocol offers techniques to address stress, adrenal issues, circulatory and immune issues.
· We will also explore the Hara or gut. Scientific research is beginning to acknowledge what folk healing has always known – that what happens (or doesn't happen) in our Hara has a tremendous impact on our mood, our well-being, and our overall health and vitality. We will cover the anatomy of the gut, explore how the gut interacts with the head, and understand how medicating one affects the other. The Hara protocol will include techniques to balance moods, relieve anxiety, unwind and charge this power center.
· We will conclude our journey, by integrating the Parts and the Whole through our work with the Soul/Spirit. Balancing the 3 Power Centers and opening our awareness to the Long Tide will invite a powerful reconnection with the Whole.
Each time we connect with our clients, we know that we can have a profound effect on more than what we touch with our fingertips. In this class, we will focus on the practical ways that CranioSacral Therapy can assist in harmonizing and balancing Head, Heart, Hara and the Whole.
***Note: For those people who attended Benjamin Shields’ The Brain class, the material covered in this class contains ~ 15% overlap. This class is eligible for 32 CE hours through NCBTMB
To see the current schedule for this class click here. Please contact the class organizer.