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BEHIND THE SMILE

- PROMOTING SOCIAL WELLBEING

WITH KATHERINE UKLEJA D.O., R.C.S.T., B.C.S.T., A.B.D.

ADVANCED WORKSHOP FOR CRANIOSACRAL PRACTITIONERS

* 16TH - 18TH MARCH 2018 *

Our feelings and emotions are revealed on our face and in the tone of our voice. Musculoskeletal structures of the face, the ear and throat share a network of nerves, known as the Social Nervous System. This system co-ordinates facial expression and vocalization, with the regulation of heart rate and breathing. It enables orientation, communication, co-operation and empathy. Malfunctions of this system, often starting in infancy, can result in anxiety, depression, isolation and  anti-social behaviours. Central to the Social Nervous System is the Vagus Nerve. This massive and intricate cranial nerve is best known for its rest and digest function. Not only is its motor output much more complex but the nerve is 80% sensory. Vagal input to our brains is fundamental to our perception of safety and our emotional adaptability.

DAY 1: THE PHARANGEAL FOLDS
Day one explores the intricate bony structure of the face and the musculature of the face, the ear and the throat. During the embryonic period, these structures, together with their neural network, originate in the pharyngeal folds between the developing brain and heart. Practical sessions will concentrate of the bony viscero-cranium and the pathways of crucial Cranial Nerves.

DAY 2: THE FACE, THE THROAT AND THE EXPRESSION OF EMOTION
Day two features The Polyvagal Theory of Stephen Porges, which clarifies the full range of adaptive strategies open to us in conditions of safety, danger and life-threat. The theory identifies the Social Nervous System as a subdivision, which is neither fully autonomic nor fully voluntary in its function. Practical approaches will concentrate on Cranial Nerves of the Social Nervous System, which control facial expression, vocalization and vocal tone, swallowing, breathing and head turning.

DAY 3: THE HEART AND ADAPTABILITY UNDER STRESS
Day three focuses on Vagal tone, heart rate variability, communication and pro-social behaviour. The following topics will be covered: the role of the vagal brake in homeostatic control of the ANS, the importance of good vagal tone for babies and infants, and vagal afferents – the link between sensory input from the gut and the heart and the expression of emotion. Practical biodynamic cranial strategies will be explored for enabling social engagement and healthy heart regulation.

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 is now a Course Coordinator for the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust. Katherine has become an internationally respected and influential figure in the Craniosacral profession, regularly giving presentations at conferences and running courses internationally She is also an artist and paints textiles. She lives in Devon with her husband and daughter.

Venue and Times:

Skylight Centre, 49 Corsica Street, London N5 1JT. Nearest station: Highbury and Islington (Victoria Line and Mainline).
From 9.30am to 5.30pm on March 16th + 17th, and from 9.30am to 5.00pm on March 18th.

Cost:

£310 if the fee is received by 1st February 2018. Or, £330 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.

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For further details and bookings please contact:

Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust,
78 York Street,
London W1H 1DP,
UK
Tel: 07000-785778
Email: info@cranio.co.uk