April was CranioSacral Therapy awareness month and I was delighted to be asked to give a talk about CST on California’s central coast at the beginning of the month. A client who had moved there a couple of years ago asked if I would give a talk to “The Natural Wellness Club,” a club she and a friend had established in their local community. The talk was well attended with lots of interesting questions!
And the end of the month was well rounded off with the Upledger CranioSacral Therapy conference, Beyond the Dura. It was 3 days packed full of up-to-date research looking at the efficacy of CST, as well as a presentation on deepening our understanding of the nature of the CranioSacral Rhythm. I attended a fascinating presentation on fascia from Dr. Guimberteau, a surgeon from France who has dedicated himself to understanding the structure of fascia. He has discovered that the fascial fibers create a continuous connection throughout the body. Through laparoscopic video, he took us from the surface of the skin down through to the muscle showing us how it is all connected and how the nature of the tissue changed. All this footage had been collected whilst carrying out surgery. There is a big difference when observing living tissue. It was possible to see how dynamic bone tissue is – it gave me a very different perspective from my studies of a cadaver from my college anatomy course! It was inspiring to see how all the presenters came from a place of deep passion and dedication to their work. Can’t wait for the next Beyond the Dura in 2023!
I also enjoyed meeting many colleagues from all over the world... there were 33 countries represented! Over the years I have met so many wonderful colleagues and I love deepening that connection with my CranioSacral friends. A highlight for me was getting 2 books signed. One from my British colleague, Nikki Kenward, It’s all in Your Gut: Let your second brain guide you to health. I can’t wait to dig into the book as I have been making big changes to my diet and know how much a healthy gut is important. And also, I can show you I care: Compassionate Touch for Children by Sue Cotta. I have bought many copies over the years, giving the book as gifts and donating copies to my children’s school over the years. However, I will be keeping this signed copy very safe! I really enjoyed signing my own book for my colleagues too and was delighted when colleagues walked past saying they already have a copy! I just completed a fun weekend with Meghan, called “Skills to Energize Your Life," where we explore ways in which we can keep our energy tank filled and maintain healthy boundaries.
Our newest book, Elements of a Successful Therapeutic Business, is now in with the publishers and we are getting very excited!! Love from my hands and heart, Kate xx