Learning the Shamanic Approach to Cranial Sacral Therapy
Sacred Journey Therapy (SJT) is a shamanic approach to Cranial Sacral Therapy. It is truly a holistic therapy that is very powerful and unique. It includes elements borrowed from Cranial Osteopathy, Massage, and traditional Cranial Sacral Therapy. SJT is widened by aspects of parapsychology, trans-personal and traditional psychology, studies of consciousness, physics, metaphysics, spirituality, and shamanism. Sacred Journey Therapy is taking Cranial Sacral to another level by intertwining perception and intention with meditative use of the inner eye, inner ear, and empathic heart to communicate and heal the physical, emotional, mental, astral, and spiritual bodies. This is truly a holistic therapy that is very powerful and unique. Don includes elements borrowed from Cranio Osteopathy, traditional Cranial Sacral Therapy widened by aspects of parapsychology, trans-personal and traditional psychology; as well as studies of consciousness, physics, metaphysics, spirituality and shamanism. Sacred Journey Therapy is taking Cranial Sacral Therapy to another level by intertwining perception and intention with meditative use of the inner eye, inner ear and empathic heart. With intention to communicate and heal the physical, emotional, mental, astral, and spiritual bodies.
3 day class: $500 | 4 day class: $595
Laying the foundation; working from the heart
This 3-day course introduces participants to scientific and emotional perspectives of the cranial system and to our intuitive approach to Cranial Sacral work. Using slides and dis-articulated specimens, the study of cranial anatomy includes an inspection of each individual bone, its movement potential in isolation and in unison with the other cranial bones and possible reflexive relationships with the body and mind.
On an experiential level, emphasis is placed on centering techniques, cultivating our inner peace, and opening our intuitive self to interacting with our partner’s cranial system instinctively. Each day includes closely supervised hands-on practice with a partner to help deepen one’s understanding of the work. On the final day, techniques presented and practiced for each individual bone are brought together in a basic protocol that may be used as a basis upon which to introduce basic cranial work into one’s practice.
Cranial Sacral Level 4
Unwinding; The Heart and Mandible Ritual
In this course the importance of the healer’s own process in developing his or her skills is emphasized. The power of ritual will be discussed and followed by three hour healing sessions, unwinding the mandible in Shamanic fashion.
Students will also work with Psychic Perception in small groups enhancing their intuitive skills. Extensive detailed anatomy of the brain, mandible, palatine bones and lateral pterygoid muscles will be exhibited and energetics will be discussed.
Lecture and discussion will also focus on the Primary and Secondary energy centers and the important influence they exert.
Cranial Sacral Level 7
Sacred Journey Therapy; Following the Heart
The foundation has now been set for Sacred Journey Therapy. This high art of healing is a very intimate form of energy work, touching the soul in such depth that it will often release deep seeded emotions, healing ancient wounds or perhaps sending the client into a wonderful euphoric state. It’s whatever the soul is searching for. This work may also change patterns that have continued with us form other lifetimes.
In this course we will introduce students to principles of Gestalt therapy and psychotherapy in order to work with multidimensional trauma. Concepts of Linear time and Astral Dynamics will be discussed. Exercises with other life readings and astral projection will take place in small groups.
A more expanded look at evolution and understanding of Akashic records will be discussed.
A protocol to induce trance and inner-body projection along with grounding techniques will be demonstrated.
Sacred Journey Massage
Sacred Journey Therapy; Following the Heart
There are times with our clients which transcend the ordinary, when shifts and changes happen seemingly without effort. This rarely results solely from physical manipulation, but rather from a combination of skilled touch and a deep sense of connection.
Sacred Massage uses a combination Esalen massage, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Lomi Lomi massage and Lymphatic drainage techniques along with the principles of Sacred Journey Therapy. The body is worked a s a whole, not in segments. Not only is a physical connection made, but an energetic connection between therapist and client and often a spiritual connection between the client and themselves.
Using intuition and creativity, this soothing bodywork emphasizes nurturing and empathy, creating deeper states of relaxation. The continuous flow of this massage will enhance intuition, magnify the senses and communicate with your entire being. Feel the stress melt away as the healing mechanisms of the body begin to dominate, helping you find peace and harmony.
THE ALCHEMY OF ESSENTIAL OILS
This class combines cranial sacral/sacred journey therapy together with vibrational aromatherapy, for emotional release. The focus will be on clearing emotional patterns that cause physical dis-ease in the body, with the use of Young Living therapeutic grade essential oils and propitiatory blends. We will be discussing “What is aromatherapy?” “How and why oils work in the body.” We will be looking deeper into the chakra system, specifically for assisting us in letting go of painful emotions and any negative cellular memories. Then we can reestablish self-confidence, self-acceptance, and self-love.
Students will learn techniques/exercises for:
Connecting to your sacred space
Regain your power in present time
Cranial Sacral Level 2
Unwinding; The Heart and Sacrum
This 3-day course is using the basic protocol learned in the level 1 course as a point of departure, this course builds upon the basic skills by introducing new possibilities for exploring relationships on physical and energetic levels. The concept of working from the heart will be explored as we approach the sacrum.
Supine approaches to addressing the sacral and pelvic bones and muscles will be demonstrated and practiced. Palpation skills in facilitating unwinding will be shown in separate protocols. Generous classroom time is devoted to developing sensitivity to and practice of unwinding.
Cranial Sacral Level 5
Psychometry/Communication; The Heart Speaks
This course is devoted to developing the essential Cranial Sacral skills of focus and perception. Psychometry exercises will be used to develop trust in intuitive skills along with intuitive readings.
This course also includes a complete protocol using techniques designed to treat headaches and migraines. Anatomy and energetics will be used to develop skills for the healer to map out and better understand headaches.
Opening oneself to communication with the expanded soul, guides, ancestor spirits, dreams and animal totems are discussed and used as a valuable instrument in treating clients at a more expanded level.
Level 13- Inside the Evolved Human
By exploring connection to “Higher Self”, we will guide ourselves into our gifts and strengths offering ways to integrate this Sacred Journey into our every day lives, raising the vibration of our environment around us.
Utilizing the gifts of the Sacred Journey Therapists, we will break down old behavioral patterns and concepts which feed the core structure of Miasm in order to free the soul and set ourselves deeper onto a path of personal growth and Peace.
(Test review and study guide) will also be included in this class to complete Certificate of achievement for the Sacred Journey Institute.
Students may use a ($ 150) deposit to hold a space in this class.
Gifted Children Class
Dana & Don Massat
The Sacred Journey Institute offers an elective class focusing on Cranial Sacral Therapy for Children;this is a class open to the public as well as experienced body workers and lightworkers. We have found that children who are being diagnosed with ADHD, Autism and other various learning disabilities are actually very highly gifted beings. In this four day workshop, we have devised an effective protocol of Cranial Sacral Techniques for children.
Learn Cranial Sacral Techniques for children
Basic Skills to perform Distance/Remote Healing
Gain knowledge in the current “medical” protocol to address Autism, ADHD and other child behavioral and emotional issues
Gain knowledge in many Holistic Remedies and Therapies that have been proven to balance and ground our Gifted Children
Cranial Sacral Level 3
Unwinding; The Heart, Sphenoid and Facial Bones
This 3-day course focuses again on unwinding techniques. Using coupled holds with sphenoid and facial bones. Students become familiar with the relationship and energetics of this cranial architecture. The course will also work with the lateral bony structures of the cranium and learn techniques to treat temporal mandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD).
Students will be shown the relationship to the Reciprocal Tension Membrane and Core Link.
When you touch the body, you are also touching the mind and the spirit, the “dreambody”. Fingertip sensitivity will be developed to experience 6 different “layers” that we can engage with cranial work. The challenge is to feel which layer you are in, or traversing and to evaluate its well-being and relationship to the other “layers”.
Techniques will be blended into coherent protocols.
Cranial Sacral Level 6
Miasm Release Therapy; Clearing the Heart
In this course we will devote out time to working with and understanding energies in the body that influence our lives. This new modality is an incredible therapy that is designed to release lower vibrational energies from the body. Students will not only be shown how to release these energies in themselves but will be shown a Miasm Release protocol and will be taught to relate to these energies and help move them from the body.
This course will also be used to work with sutures and sinuses. Three-dimensional, asymmetrical techniques are introduced with each protocol. Emphasis is placed on pre-visualization of target structures and their attendant cranial mechanisms.
The art of perceiving and tracking changes in consciousness forms the basis for all interactive work in this course.
Practicums-Cranial Sacral Program Levels 1-7
This course provides an opportunity for students to review material covered in the Level 1-7 courses, share their cranial sacral experiences in a meditative and supportive atmosphere and refine their skills under the watchful eye of the instructor. Students are required to successfully complete a hands-on evaluation with an instructor to demonstrate their ability.
Ethics – Required by NCBTMB
Understanding boundaries is crucial to creating an ethical practice and building professional relationships. By increasing your awareness of both a client’s and your own boundaries, you improve the therapeutic relationship and avoid many inadvertent slips into unethical behavior. This class will cover the knowledge about Ethics, Scope of practice, the role of therapist in a therapeutic relationship in very simple to understand way. This course is covering 6 hours of requirements as CE hours for massage therapists. SJI is approved by NCBTMB as CE provider in the state of Illinois.