Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I receive credit for your classes?
A: The classes are considered continuing education classes and massage practitioners can receive 24-32 hours, depending on the class, through the National Massage Board. The Milne Institute is not a school and cannot give college credit for Anatomy, Ethics and/or Physiology.

Q: I see that you schedule classes back to back, can I take all of them or is it better to take one at a time?
A: We only allow students to take three cranial classes back to back. For most students two classes back to back are just fine depending on their schedule.

Q: What do I need to do in order to register for the C1 class?
A: Minimum of a 150-hour massage training or other professional degree in touch and a license to touch where this is required by the State. If you have questions about this please contact the organizer for the class you are interested in.

  • Need to read the following chapters in The Heart of Listening by Hugh Milne.
  • Required: 1, 2, 4, 6, 16 and 17
  • Recommended: 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31 and 34
  • Register with the Class Organizer.
  • Take the Anatomy class as needed.

Q: What do I need in order to register for the Anatomy class?
A: Read the following chapters in “The Heart of Listening”

  • Required: Abbreviations and Nomenclature pages xvi, xvii and xviii, chapters 1 and 2.
  • Recommended reading: HOL chapters 11, 12, 16, 17, 18 and 20
  • Chapters 22-34 (first few pages of each chapter until the beginning of the section titled “Detailed Anatomy”)
  • Recommended Anatomy book: Atlas of Human Anatomy by Frank Netter.
  • Register.
  • Have a desire to learn the Work.
  • To be physically able to sit still, turn up on time, not to be in need of treatment or special physical care.

Q: How many classes can I take in a row (back-to-back)?
A: A maximum of three.

Q: What is the ideal flow of taking the MI classes?
A: The ideal class flow remains 1-2-3-4-5-6-7.

MI is a minimum two year program for both The Certification Track and The Experiential Track.

Q: When should I take a Advanced Content Class (ACC)?
A: Whenever one is offered, and as early in your training as possible.

Q: Are there any other ways to get credit for the Advanced Content Class (ACC)?
A: You can repeat a class (50% off class price), be a Springer or Assist in a class or have a private tutorial with any approved MI Teacher.

In order to assist in a class you have to be on the Certification Track and have already taken the class.

Q: What do I need to register for a Cranial 2 (C2) class?
A: Successful completion of C1.

  • Read the required chapters in “Heart of Listening”
  • Required: 14, 18, 36, 39 and 44
  • Register with the Class Organizer.

Q: What do I need to register for a Cranial 3 (C3) class?
A: Successful completion of C1 and C2.

  • Read the required chapters in “Heart of Listening”
  • Required: 10, 11, 14, 17, 22, 23, 25 and 45
  • Register with the Class Organizer.

Q: Can a student take a C3 before they have taken a C2?
A: No, C1 and C2 are the foundation classes and it is so important to take both C1 and C2 before C3 and C4.

Register with the Class Organizer.

Q: What do I need to register for a Cranial 4 (C4)
A: Successful completion of C1 and C2, and preferably also C3

  • Read the required chapters in “Heart of Listening”
  • Required: 10, 20, 37, 38 and 41
  • Register with the Class Organizer.

Q: Can I take a C4 before I have taken a C3?
A: Yes, but the ideal flow of the classes is C1-C2-C3-C4-C5-C6.

Q: What do I need to register for a Cranial 5 (C5)
A: If you are on the Certification Track, then you need to have successfully completed C1 through C4, filled out the Certification Track application form and had a minimum of 30 Client Records and 30 sessions Sign Off Sheets reviewed by your chosen MI Supervisor. (In other words, you need to give at least 60 ninety-minute VCSW® sessions, half of which must be documented on a Client Record, half of which are signed off by your clients on the MI ‘Sign Off Sheet.’) You can find the complete list of Supervisors on this website, under the heading ‘Supervisors.’ 

Also:

  • Read the required and recommended chapters in ‘The Heart of Listening’
  • Successfully complete the Advanced Content Classes for C1 thru C4 (C1 ACC, C2  ACC, C3 ACC, and C4 ACC).
  • Have completed a minimum of 8 student exchanges
  • Receive a minimum of 8 professional sessions
  • Read the required and recommended chapters in ‘The Heart of Listening’
  • Register with the Class Organizer.
If you are on the Experiential Track and want to register for a C5 class, then you need to have successfully completed C1 through C4, and completed a minimum of three supervision sessions, i.e. had 30 Client Records supervised, and hand in 3 ‘Sign Off Sheets,’ in three separate supervision sessions. It is not permitted to bring 30 CRs to a Supervisor at one time. It must be 10 at a time. You cannot bring CRs that were written before the set that your Supervisor read through with you in a previous supervision meeting, to a later meeting with your supervisor. You also need to read the required chapters in ‘The Heart of Listening.’

Q: Can I take a C6 before I have taken a C5?

A: Yes, but the ideal class flow remains 1-2-3-4-5-6-7.

  • All the ‘before the class’ requirements, as delineated in the previous answer related to the C5 class, have to be fulfilled for C6 if it is taken before C5.

Q: What do I need to register for a Cranial 6 (C6)?
A: If you are on the Certification Track, then you need to have filled out the application form and had a minimum of 30 Client Records and 30 sessions sign-offs reviewed by your chosen MI Supervisor. (In other words, you need to give at least 60 ninety-minute VCSW sessions, half of which must be documented on a Client Record, half of which are signed off by your clients, on the MI ‘Sign Off Sheet.’),

If you are on the Experiential Track and want to register for a C6 class, you must have completed a minimum of three supervision sessions, i.e. had 30 Client Records supervised, and hand in 3 ‘Sign Off’ sheets, in three separate supervision sessions. It is not permitted to bring 30 CRs to a Supervisor at one time. It must be 10 at a time. You cannot bring CRs that were written before the set that your Supervisor read through with you in a previous supervision meeting, to a later meeting with your supervisor.

You can find the complete list of Supervisors on this website, under the heading ‘Supervisors.’

  • Successful completion of C1 thru C4 (and preferably C5)
  • Read the required and recommended chapters in “Heart of Listening”
  • Register with the Class Organizer.

If you are on the Certification Track and want to register for the C6 class:

  • You need 30 corrected Client records and 30 session sign offs
  • Successful completion of C1 thru C4 (and preferably C5)
  • Successful completion of the Advanced Content Classes for C1 thru C5
  • Minimum 10 student exchanges
  • Minimum of 10 professional sessions
  • Read the required and recommended chapters in “The Heart of Listening”
  • Register with the class Organizer.

Q: What do I need to register for a Cranial 7 (C7)?
A: You must be on the Certification Track to register for this class. If you are not on Certification Track you may not participate in the C7 class.

To register for a C7 class, you must have completed a minimum of four supervision sessions, i.e. had 40 Client Records supervised, and hand in 4 ‘Sign Off’ sheets, in four separate supervision sessions. It is not permitted to bring 40 CRs to a Supervisor at one time. It must be 10 at a time. You cannot bring CRs that were written before the set that your Supervisor read through with you in a previous supervision meeting, to a later meeting with your supervisor.

  • Successful completion of C1 thru C6 classes
  • Successful completion of the Advanced Content Classes for C1 thru C6 (C1 ACC – C6 ACC)
  • You need a minimum of 40 corrected session Client records, and 40 session sign offs
  • Minimum of 6 professional sessions
  • Read the required and recommended chapters in “The Heart of Listening”
  • Register with the Class Organizer.

Q: What do I need to graduate from the MI CT Program, to be on the Practitioner List, and to get a Diploma?
A: Full and satisfactory completion of all the above requirements for all 7 classes, all 7 Review Days, a minimum of 70 completed CRs, 140 sessions given in total, 7 Professional Sessions, the written exam, the oral exam, a technica,l and an intuitive test session.

Q: What credit do I get for repeating a class?
A: The Review Day for that class level and invaluable experience from 32 hours of extra class time, hearing and seeing things that somehow passed you by the first time you took the class. If it has been 4 years or more since you last took this class, you get 32 CEU contact hours from NCBTMB. If it has been less than 4 years, there is no CEU contact hours credit from NCBTMB. The cost of repeating a class is 50% less than the current list price of the class. *half off price does not include Tuscany Italy as these are full board, residential, inclucive courses.

Q: What credit do I get for being a Springer?
A: The Review Day for that class level if not already taken and invaluable experience from 32 hours of extra class time, hearing and seeing things that somehow passed you by the first time you took the class. If it has been 4 years or more since you last took this class, you get 32 CEU contact hours from NCBTMB. If it has been less than 4 years, there is no CEU contact hours credit from NCBTMB

  • Springing is free of charge
  • None of your expenses are reimbursed

Q: What credit do I get for assisting?
A: The Review Day for that class level if you have not already done the Review Day and invaluable experience of extra class time. If it has been 4 years or more since you last took this class, you get 32 CEU contact hours from NCBTMB. If it has been less than 4 years, there is no CEU contact hours credit from NCBTMB. You also get invaluable experience in working more intimately with the class teacher.

  • Assisting is free of charge, none of your expenses are reimbursed