At the cutting edge
of Craniosacral practice
Now celebrating our
35TH anniversary year!


UK non-profit limited company no. 4444311


About The Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust

The Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust was founded by Michael Kern and Franklyn Sills in 1989, and is established as a school of excellence offering in-depth courses in a clear and accessible way.

Our trainings emphasise the development of practical skills to provide the required foundations to effectively practice Craniosacral Therapy in a professional capacity. Student learning is comprehensively supported by supervision and feedback from tutors, and clinical experience is gained during the latter stages of the training at the Trust’s unique teaching clinic in London.

Within the school’s “biodynamic” approach there is an emphasis to work in cooperation with the underlying forces that govern our health. This involves taking a whole person and patient centred approach to treatment that incorporates an appreciation of body, mind and spirit.

We have been at the cutting edge of the development of biodynamic Craniosacral practices and have a very experienced team of tutors including some of the leading teachers in the field.

Successful completion of the course leads to a professional diploma in Craniosacral Therapy and all graduates are awarded the designated letters BCST (Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist). The BCST award comes from the Trust as part of its membership of the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings. Graduates will be automatically entered onto the register of the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings.

CTET is fully accredited by the  Complementary Medicine Association (CMA) and graduates are also eligible to join the International Cranial Association (ICrA)Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and many other international Craniosacral practitioner associations. CMA is a well-established professional body that maintains standards in the UK and protects both Craniosacral Therapy practitioners and their clients, and CNHC is a regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners set up with government support, setting standards for practitioners to meet.

The Trust also offers:

  • a comprehensive programme of continuing professional development courses with leading teachers of Craniosacral Therapy and allied fields.
  • regular ‘taster’ introductory weekends in Craniosacral Therapy.
  • an interactive and experiential Living Anatomy Course.
  • a teaching clinic in London providing low cost Craniosacral Therapy treatments.
  • landmark ‘Breath of Life Conferences’.
  • lovely room hire facilities for classes and seminars.

Click on links at the top of the page for further details.

Upcoming Events
and Training

An in-depth Introductory Weekend covering key principles and skills in BCST with leading teacher Michael Kern. Open to all, and a great taster for those considering training. Can be attended in person or online.

A very practical four-day workshop to equip Craniosacral practitioners to effectively work with babies, mothers and pregnancy in clinical practice.

We are happy to offer an accredited Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner Training starting in Spring 2025. The training consists of 4-5 day seminars at approximately two-monthly intervals, providing 48 days of classroom attendance. Those who are unable to attend in person can participate in the seminars online during the first year and join the class in person from the 5th seminar. All participants will take part in the practice sessions, and receive full support and feedback.

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Warm Wishes
Michael Kern