in Leicester with Minaxi Odedra
The Smartest thing in the room is the intelligence expressed in our bodies
There are millions of years of evolution behind the shapes, forms and movements in the body. There are many coordinated self-regulating processes that respond to events and maintain an internal balance and flow. This intelligence defines the chemistry, nervous activity and alignment in the body.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy experiences this intelligence as an expression of a wider ordering principle in nature. Health is an active principle; it is a living, breathing reality that can be felt by knowledgeable hands.
Biodynamics is an attempt to appreciate the whole of things and to engage with expressions of health. The work is about surrendering to the priorities of the body. There is a trust that, given the right relationship and with enough resources, the intelligence in the body will choose the best way to heal. BSCT is a powerful connection with the body’s natural tendency to seek health, increase your overall body awareness, reconnect with your feelings of being balanced and ability to focus on your movement.
In Biodynamics we do not impose a plan from the outside. We listen and support the inherent striving of the organism away from fragmentation and towards health. Stillness is a defining goal and experience in the work. Change happens in the still moments where an individual comes back into relationship with themselves and to what is around them.
Life expresses itself as motion. All living tissues of the body "breathe" with the motions of life, producing subtle, rhythmic impulses that can be felt under the sensitive hands of a trained therapist.
At the core of the body, the cerebrospinal fluid, which bathes and cushions the brain and spinal cord, expresses this motion in a tide-like ebb and flow involving all the surrounding tissues and bones. All bones, organs and other structures of the body follow their own particular rhythms. These help to maintain balance and integrity throughout the entire body, distributing the healing and ordering properties of the "breath of life".
During a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy treatment session the client typically lies or sits on a treatment table fully clothed. The practitioner will use a very light touch to “listen” to the body's intrinsic movements.
The practitioner will often begin the session by placing their hands lightly on the client's feet. From here the subtle movements and patterns of restrictions held in the tissues and fluids of the body. The practitioner may then move to other areas of the body, often to the sacrum at the base of the spine or to the shoulders or head. In "biodynamic" work the practitioner does not manipulate or adjust bones or tissue.
Throughout the session the client may feel a range of sensations such as tingling, pulsing, buzzing, rumbling of the tummy, feelings of hot , cold or sensations of chills at times. Sometimes the client may feel small subtle movements or adjustments taking place, or sometimes, the client may feel nothing. Often a client will experience a deep sense of calm and relaxation or may sleep deeply. Any or all of the above is normal and welcomed as part of the healing process.
Through a series of treatments, a client can experience greater vitality and well-being, an improvement in symptoms and a movement away from limiting patterns either emotional or physical that came about as a result of past traumas.