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* 28TH-30TH OCTOBER 2022 *

“The rule of the artery is supreme” (A.T. Still). In this deep dive, we look at how the cardiovascular system is formed first from stillness and then motion; which in turn creates form. We’ll take a clinical approach looking at the function, purpose and components of the Cardio-Vascular System (CVS) from a biodynamic viewpoint, as well as the functional fascia of the heart and its intimate relations. This workshop is open to Craniosacral Therapists and Cranial Osteopaths.

Online participants will be sent a Zoom link and a schedule of timings, so that they can participate in the practical sessions with volunteer clients at home at the same time as participants attending in-person.

Topics explored will also include:

  • The embryological biodynamic and bio-kinetic dynamics of the heart.
  • Development of the umbilicus, fetal circulation, birth changes, first breath, placental/lung based oxygenation, and shock from a cardiovascular viewpoint.
  • The functional anatomy of the vascular endothelium - quiescent silvery linings, including infection and the CVS, and the vascular endothelium in Covid-19 and ‘long Covid’. How to manage Covid-19 and other conditions (e.g. atherosclerosis) where the vascular endothelium is affected.
  • Haemodynamics; charge dynamics and flow dynamics models from Steiner to Schwenk and beyond, with a relationship to how flow dynamics created and recreate the structure of the heart and blood vessels, both embryonically and throughout life. We’ll learn to sense flow dynamics and charge dynamics.
  • The heart’s electrical control, referring to Gerald Pollack’s work on the ‘phases of water’ and how blood flow is related to electrical charge dynamics. An exploration of electrical control of the heart and problems with the heart’s electric system.
  • Dr. Still’s idea that the ‘rule of the artery is supreme’, with a look at capillary beds and how they drive the CVS, including the anatomy of arteries, veins and capillary beds, light and blood (red blood cells, photons and capillaries), an examination of the role of potency and blood, and the relationship of light and blood in terms of flow and capillary function.
  • Lung and heart charge reversal and oxygenation.
  • Venous siphons, the respiratory diaphragm and valves, with an exploration of vein function, the importance of the diaphragm in venous return and how valves work.
  • Venous disorders and how to help them, looking at the venous system in more detail with a view to addressing venous insufficiency and thrombosis dynamics.
  • Heart valve function and support; looking at how valves are formed bio-dynamically and when there is a problem with valve function.
  • Congenital heart conditions; the embryo-dynamics of the meeting of midlines in the heart, and when and how it can go wrong, such as septal defects and how we can help. We will learn to sense the biodynamic fields that create the heart.
  • Cardiac muscles, myocytes, coronary arteries, flow function, vascular endothelium function, cardiovascular disease and how to support cases of myocardial infarction, hypertension (kidney renin-angiotensin pathways) and its effects.
  • Vascular watersheds pre- and peri-natally, periventricular leucomalacia (brain damage caused by lack of blood flow), pre- and peri-natal vascular accidents, development of cerebral palsy, and milder vascular issues, including the role of plasticity and our important role in managing these conditions.
  • Blood brain barriers and function (Circle of Willis), occipito-mastoid sutures, carotid/jugular issues, management of stroke recovery and vascular shock.
  • Dementia and blood supply – a detailed look at evaluating tendency for Alzheimer‘s and other dementias. Looking at hippocampal and pre–frontal cortex blood supply and flow dynamics, including the evaluation of inflammation and heavy metals.
  • The Vagal connection and cardiac coherence – using the heart to regulate the brain, including an evaluation of the vagal two–way function in the heart.
  • Stress and the CVS, the hypothalamus–pituitary axis (HPA), and stress responses of the cardiovascular system and how to manage them.
  • Practical rebalancing the ANS/HPA, migraine and the CVS, plus an evaluation of migraine, autonomics and other factors in the management of migraine.
  • The ‘heart of hearts’; our emotional heart connecting us intimately with each other, wholeness, oneness and nature.

Course Tutor:

Ian Wright qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1992, and has taught Cranial and Paediatric Osteopathy for over 25 years internationally, including Russia, Sweden, Germany, Italy, UK and Ireland. He founded the Irish Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy, teaching paediatrics to osteopaths and treating complex cases in a charity clinic setting. He is a teacher and Fellow of the Sutherland Cranial College (UK), and teaches with the International Paediatric Pathway in Italy. He practices in Florence, London and Ireland. Ian’s book ‘Dynamics of Stillness’ was released in October 2019.

Venue and Times:

Skylight Centre, 49 Corsica Street, London N5 1JT. Nearest station: Highbury and Islington (Victoria Line and Mainline). Times are from 10.00am to 6.00pm on the first two days, and from 9.30am to 5.00pm on the last day.


£325 if the fee is received by 2nd September 2022, or £345 if the fee is received after this date. All fees are non-refundable unless the seminar has to be postponed or cancelled. 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, UK
Tel: 020-7101 3915