Photo by André Larsson, TherapyBiodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner TrainingCraniosacral Therapy


D.O., R.C.S.T., B.C.S.T., A.B.D.

* 12TH – 13TH OCTOBER 2019 *

In this workshop we will explore pelvic dynamics in relationship to common female problems such as dysmenorrhoea, pelvic organ prolapse, pubic symphysis dysfunction and the many complications arising from difficult labour. In the field of Craniosacral Biodynamics the formative experience of birth and the journey through the birth canal is often viewed from the baby’s point of view. This is crucial to the understanding of developmental trauma, but this emphasis overlooks the dramatic impact of birth on the mother’s pelvis and the concomitant physical, emotional and psychological price that many women pay. There is a whole history of underfunded investigation of problems that primarily impact women, and research into the female pelvic floor has been hindered by a sense of embarrassment and propriety. The pelvis also often holds very charged history related to fertility, procreation, sexuality and violation. In this seminar we will look at specific ways of meeting this history with the aim of restoring health, confidence and promoting self-worth.

PelvisAccording to Emily Lukacz, a uro-gynaecologist specialising in female pelvic floor disorders at University of California, the pelvic floor is a highly integrated structure requiring organs, muscles and nerves to work together. “There are a lot of other complex systems, like the heart and the gut, but those aren’t voluntarily controlled,” says Lukacz, “That’s what makes it unique.”  Pelvic floor disorders affect nearly a quarter of women in the US, and 42% of women surveyed in the UK had urinary incontinence. Furthermore, pregnancy and birth experiences top the list of causes for pelvic organ prolapse.

The practice sessions during this workshop will focus on:

  1. Birth from the mother's point of view and, in particular, damage to the maternal pelvic floor that can occur during birth, including the long-term physical and psychological consequences.
  2. Backache in pregnancy related to altered lymphatic and venous drainage.
  3. Incontinence, that affects many women postpartum as well as the aging population.

Course Tutor:

KATHERINE UKLEJA D.O., R.C.S.T., B.C.S.T.Katherine graduated in Osteopathy and then qualified as a Craniosacral Therapist. She has many years experience of teaching foundation trainings and advanced courses for qualified Craniosacral Therapists and Cranial Osteopaths. Her extensive Craniosacral training began in 1987 and gradually led her to studying with Franklyn Sills. She has been a Course Coordinator at the Karuna Institute and for the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust, where she taught for the past 20 years. Katherine has become an internationally respected and influential figure in the Craniosacral profession, regularly giving presentations at conferences and running courses internationally. She lives in Devon with her husband and daughter, and is also an artist and paints textiles.

Venue and Times:

Skylight Centre, 49 Corsica Street, London N5 1JT. Nearest station: Highbury and Islington (Victoria Line and Mainline). From 9.30am to 6.00pm on October 12th and from 9.30am to 5.30pm on October 13th.


£220 if the fee is received by 30th August 2019, or £240 if the fee is received after this date. All fees are non-refundable. Please make cheques payable to CTET, or contact our administrator for bank details to make a transfer.

For further details and bookings please contact:

Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust
78 York Street
London W1H 1DP
Tel: 020-7101 3915