Exploring Our Early Journey: Birth and Developmental Somatic Process Workshop

Instructor: Margaret Rosenau, RCST®, SEP

About: This advanced somatic process course is an opportunity for Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapists and other approved somatic practitioners* to explore their early successes and challenges in a skilled and supportive environment where they will learn from their own and each other’s discoveries. Participants will greatly enhance their practitioner knowledge of and skills with early states. To learn more about the background and history leading to the development of this workshop, please VISIT HERE.

(*Approved somatic practitioners include those who have trained in Somatic Experiencing or Hakomi or a training that involves learning and practicing somatic process skills over a several year period).

Course objectives include:

1 Increase participants’ somatic knowledge of their early history.

2 Differentiate from early experiences in a supportive attuned container.

3 Deepen understanding of the dynamics of how early material is relevant in participants’ current lives.

4 Increase visual and somatic recognition of early states and patterns.

5 Practice and increase skills of presence, listening, recognition and negotiation of early imprint and blueprint states.

6 Increase professional practitioner capacity to recognize, support and differentiate early material with clients.

Location: School of Inner Health, 7550 W. Yale Ave., Ste. B-204, Denver, CO 80227


Being with Babies I.

Intructor: Emily Martin, LMT, RCST® is offering her advanced craniosacral course again to BCSTs & RCSTs.


Craniosacral Therapy for babies and children is becoming more well-known, in demand, and recommended by mainstream medical providers. Currently, the need is outpacing the number of experienced, knowledgeable practitioners. Being with Babies is an advanced course for Craniosacral Therapy professionals to gain the hands-on skills and knowledge needed to immediately add this level of support to their professional practice.

Utilizing a combination of embodied learning experiences, advanced anatomy study, and hands-on practice, we will explore the territories of conception, gestation, birth, and attachment. Each day will provide new opportunities to settle deeper into our own personal story in the interest of rediscovering the health within our own journeys; this perspective allows practitioners to approach the stories of their clients with more clarity, differentiation, and effectiveness.

Come Explore –

  • Infant anatomy
  • The Role of Cranial Nerves in Bonding & Feeding
  • Stages of Labor & Birth
  • Force Vectors from Birth
  • Plagiocephaly & Torticollis
  • Echoes of Perinatal Experiences & How to Treat Them

Each day of this course, students will explore the dynamics of perinatal experiences through embodied meditation and movements. Upon returning to clients, they will have a felt-sense recognition of what implantation imprints, birth trauma, and attachment interruptions feel like and how they are likely to present in family dynamics.

Navigating the family field can be nuanced and multilayered. During this course, students will learn how to approach this dynamic with the professionalism and care necessary to bring down-regulation, greater coherence, and renewed opportunities for bonding and repair within families.

Building Skills-

  • Understanding common birth and tension patterns
  • Learn how to treat an unsettled baby
  • Communicate and work within a care team of birth and bodywork professionals
  • Understanding how tongue and lip ties interface with craniosacral therapy
  • Appreciate the specific anatomy of infants and how to treat it
  • Working within mom/baby dyads and multi-layered family dynamics
  • Review birth patterns and the force vectors from birth rotation
  • Repairing interrupted birth and attachment sequences

Our birth processes are imprinted in our approaches to the world, from our posture to the way we seek connection. In this course, we will build the foundation skills to identify and meet these imprints in order to offer the resolution or support necessary. Being skilled in our communication with care providers and family members in this context is an advanced skill all Craniosacral Therapists can benefit from.

When new families can be met with experience, intelligence, and gentleness, they have the opportunity to build a level of attunement and communication that will have far-reaching effects for their relationships and their children.

Please join us for this deep-dive into formative experiences we all share. Bringing light, healing, and understanding to these places can change our culture from the inside out with positive ripples into future generations and the health of our human collective.

More to Know about Being with Babies –

  • Advanced Biodynamic course for practicing Craniosacral Therapists
  • In-Person, 3-day Training in Denver, CO
  • Build skills to hold the field of parent and baby simultaneously
  • Understand why Craniosacral Therapy is recommended for infants and how to be effective with treatment.
  • Practice and hone skills of presence & recognition in the early life field with exploration of our own birth & postpartum material.
  • Understand the infant feeding, bonding, and development and how Craniosacral Therapy supports these milestones.

Location: School of Inner Health, 7550 W. Yale Ave., Ste. B-204, Denver, CO 80227