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Working with Babies and Mothers

Further Courses and Continuing Professional Development




* 26TH-29TH SEPTEMBER 2024 *

This very practical four-day workshop is designed to equip Craniosacral practitioners to effectively work with babies, mothers and pregnancy in clinical practice. We will focus on cranial paediatrics and pregnancy care from an integrative viewpoint embracing biodynamic and other models. Each lecture will have corresponding practical sessions, that serve to enhance practical knowledge, skills and understanding whilst deepening our relationship to the Tide. Open to all Craniosacral Therapists and Cranial Osteopaths.

This seminar can be taken in-person in London or online, with plenty of time for practical explorations. Video recordings will be available for review.

The following topics will be explored:

  • conception and fertility; learning ways to evaluate and support fertility.
  • biodynamic embryology and learning how to engage with embryonic fields.
  • factors affecting normal and abnormal embryonic development.
  • in-depth care of the mother throughout pregnancy, in preparation for birth and post partum, also focusing on managing specific issues in pregnancy.
  • the mechanics and effects of both normal and abnormal deliveries on the newborn, including exploring the effects of shock on both baby and mother.
  • bonding, breast-feeding adaptations and lactation physiology.
  • the neonate in relation to the effects of birth, evaluating feeding difficulties, and treating colic and reflux.
  • newborn emotional and relational fields.

Course tutors:

Ian Wright & Mary Bollingbroke

Ian Wright qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1992 and studied extensively with Dr. James Jealous. Ian 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 2019 and his latest book ‘Healing Anxiety’ is now available.

Mary Bolingbroke trained at the British School of Osteopathy graduating in 1992, and has continued to specialise in cranial work. She started teaching at the British School of Osteopathy in 1993 and set up a multi-disciplinary clinic at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London. She co-founded the Irish Diploma In Paediatrics with Ian in 2009 and she is on the Biodynamics of Osteopathy faculty, and regularly teaches on Biobasics (James Jealous) courses in the UK. Mary has a great interest in teaching as well as treating people of all ages and animals including horses, dogs and the occasional parrot.

Venue and times:

Skylight Centre, 49 Corsica Street, London N5 1JT. Nearest station: Highbury and Islington (Victoria Line and Mainline). Or, you can attend online.

From 10:00am to 6.00pm on the first day, from 9:30am to 6:00pm on the second and third days, and from 9:30pm to 5:00pm on the last day.


£460 if the fee is received by 3rd August 2024, or £490 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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Michael Kern