April was CranioSacral Therapy Awareness Month. This modality is an integral part of who I am today, and I’m so grateful for its impact on my life.
After reflecting on my gratitude, I've identified five ways in which CST has been a gift to me. 1. I’ve become a better person, thanks to regularly receiving CST over the last 22 years, and through my learning to practice CST. I am a kinder person to those around me and to myself. I have an increased capacity to adapt to the changes in my environment and I am more easily able to change my mind. This has granted me greater flexibility and adaptability, especially over the last two years of living through a pandemic. 2. I have found an outlet to satisfy my endless curiosity about what it is to be a human being, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. CST has provided me with a lifelong learning pathway of personal and professional growth. I am grateful to the Upledger Institute for providing a constantly evolving and expanding curriculum that helps to keep pace with the discoveries of how we work as humans. My growth also deepens with every client. Through the CST paradigm, I get to witness the endless possibilities of how we can heal and grow into a greater sense of wellness. 3. CST has brought unexpected, out-of-the-box experiences that have helped me stretch beyond my comfort zone. I got to fulfill a dream come true while working in the beautiful Bahamas in a therapeutic program that combines water, dolphins, and CST. In addition, I’ve worked with famous people, written about CST in articles and a book, and spoken on stage to thousands of people about CST. Wow! 4. CST has connected me with an incredible network of friends and colleagues around the world. The Upledger Institute holds classes in 122 countries and regularly provides international interconnection in classes, online, and at the Beyond the Dura conferences. Although I have lived in America for the last 24 years, I have had the delightful opportunity to work alongside my British colleagues in a comprehensive treatment program. 5. There have been many rewards from being able to support people on their own healing journey. I am deeply fulfilled to be able to provide effective and transformative support to the people who receive CST. Do you receive CST or are you a CST practitioner? I would love to hear what about CST sparks your gratitude.