“Nature heals, the doctor nurses” Paracelsus
“In order to cure the human body, it is necessary to have a knowledge of the whole of things” Hippocrates
Biodynamic means “working with nature” and is a word often associated with a form of farming where the land and crops are nurtured as a living whole. Each part is understood to affect the whole. The farmer works with the natural rhythms of nature and embraces the strengths of her particular location. Nature always knows best.
In biodynamic craniosacral therapy (BCST) the word has the same meaning. The biodynamic approach connects to the health that is always present in every client no matter what dis-ease they are experiencing. BCST honours the connections and relationships that exist in the body and appreciates how each part affects the whole system. This makes it a powerful and uplifting form of healing as the client becomes more embodied and connected to their own health. Rather than focusing on the parts of the body that are “going wrong”, being able to sense your health at work in your body can be profound and can offer a change in perspective on your situation.
Craniosacral work has its roots in osteopathy and so believes that the body is capable of self healing when enough resources are present. In a session most clients can feel parts of their body adjusting from within as their body’s intelligence decides which parts need releasing or rebalancing.As a practitioner it is inspiring to feel the forces of nature at work. These are the forces of nature that we grew ourselves with and now the ones that repair us.
BCST practitioners have a skilled touch that can listen specifically to the anatomy of the body and create a safe space for the system to change. We are also interested in deep and subtle rhythms that express in the fluids of the body. When these are experienced it can feel as if the whole body expands and contracts and almost as if the body is “being breathed”. It is a sign of accessing forces of deeper health when these “tides” are expressed and significant shifts can occur in the client’s body, mind and spirit as a result. BCST sessions also allow the client to build up their resources so that the body has some “juice” to use to make adjustments in their system.
Biodynamics offers an approach that listens to the body in detail and then allows the inner wisdom to carry out the healing. The decisions are made by the body and not the practitioner. The body’s own intelligence will always know better.