CranioSacral Therapy

Upledger Institute workshops, study groups and call series led by Certified HFC Instructors

Since 1986, Suzanne Scurlock has been a certified instructor of CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release with The Upledger Institute, teaching both nationally and internationally.

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• Developing and Deepening CranioSacral Presence (DDCSP)
• CranioSacral Therapy 1 (CS1)
• CranioSacral Therapy 2 (CS2)
• CranioSacral Therapy and the Immune Response (CSIR)
• Clinical Application of Advanced CranioSacral Therapy (CAAD)
• Clinical Application of CranioSacral Therapy (CACS)
• Clinical Application of CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release (CASR)
• SomatoEmotional Release 1 (SER1)
• CranioSacral for Trauma Treatment and Presence (CSTTP)

View Suzanne’s current Upledger Institute teaching schedule, UI courses taught by our Healing From the Core® Instructors, and other educational offerings for CSTs and Physical Therapists below.

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About Developing and Deepening CranioSacral Presence (DDCSP)

Developed by Suzanne Scurlock, CMT CST-D for the Upledger Institute, DDCSP is a cutting edge workshop that combines hands-on protocols and therapeutic presence, teaching you how to cultivate your own navigational field for more effective treatment outcomes for whatever client population you work with.

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Other Courses & Recommendations for CSTs and Bodyworkers

Ethics in Therapeutic Presence (ONLINE) – This Seminar-On-Demand for Professional Massage Therapists is 4 contact hours in length.

Elements of a Successful Therapeutic Business (2019) by Robyn Scherr and Kate Mackinnon is an excellent resource which comes highly recommended by Suzanne. View it on Amazon.

View course listings below for more information.

DDCSP

Developing and Deepening CranioSacral Presence

View All Upcoming Virtual and In-Person Workshops Here.

Pre-requisite: CS1

Testimonials (Click the + to open and close)

I found that this class experience helped to fill a void I have felt in most of the energy modalities I have learned in the past 25 years. This course helped me to move deeper into my own experiences of grounding, filling up my energy container, and sharing energy (love) with these people on the massage table. It also has helped me to know myself deeper and know some of my shadow pieces, therefore allowing me to discern between what is my stuff and how to not project my stuff onto the client.I appreciate the many years of experience Suzanne brings and the depths to which she took us. The pace was slow enough as to not feel rushed and allowed me to grok the course material. Barbara Richter-Robinson, LMT

This course teaches you skills not only to be a more present and grounded in treatment with your clients, but also more present and grounded in your life. These skills can be utilized in every interaction, with people, animals and self.Learn to navigate the sea of energy we live in – be grounded, be present and explore yourself within. Then experience the magic your grounded present energy can bring to your clients. By being more present you work stronger from your heart — from your core. Andria DeVoe, LMT

As an ‘Advanced’ CST practitioner, I felt a new, deeper level of blending/melding with the patient. The course also was a profound reminder to slow down as a practitioner, and allow the process to unfold naturally. I am deeply grateful to Suzanne and the TA’s for facilitating my growth for a higher level of healing for my patients and myself. Richard Herstein

Suzanne and her staff are absolutely brilliant at what they do. I came away from this class a completely different person. I have been studying CST since 2012 and this is the first time someone was able to explain grounding and holding space in a way that I could understand.I learned how to be able to access that place at any moment and the change in my palpation was instant. There is still a lot of work to do, but Suzanne and her team have started me on an incredible journey of self-discovery. I can’t wait to see how it turns out! RoseMary Hurley, LMT

Beautifully orchestrated class flow!! Having taken CS1, I felt this was a great choice for me to take before CS2. Learning to be more present, solid, and more fully in my own body was very necessary to move forward as a CranioSacral Therapist.With a background in Physical Therapy Assistant and Neuromuscular LMT, I felt confident with my abilities to work helping clients relieve the physical tensions in their bodies. However, the emotional component of the physical issues for myself and my clients was not always addressed or even acknowledged.I have always recognized that to facilitate another you have to have felt it for yourself, in your own tissue.This workshop has created a safe environment to learn to be present and aware of the sensations within my body and the emotions that are within me. I’ve learned some great tools to work with my energetic body to strengthen and expand my awareness and physical body so that I may be more solid and true for my client.I have found a most endearing group of creative, fearless, and knowledgeable CS Therapists that I can move forward [with] on my path to learning more about my own healing so I may more fully and gracefully shine the light to others on their paths of healing! Christine Deschler-Berry

I have completed CranioSacral Level I and this class was perfect timing at this point in my life. I now feel that I CAN continue this work in practice and also in my own personal life. I have a feeling of contentment for the first time in many years. I’m excited to continue learning and have already signed up for CS2. Donna Campesi

After the 1st day of class, I gave my husband a mini cranio session. It was the best treatment I ever gave. I knew where a release was going to happen. I was able to feel everything with greater ease.As Joanna [Haymore, certified Instructor] said, ‘My hands felt more informed’ – I was doing lunar breathing throughout the treatment. Day 2 – I feel expansion and growth as a practitioner and a person. Day 3 – I feel my aura expand.This course is valuable for any healer, the ability to tap into another person’s inner body wisdom – I can’t even put into words how that will impact the level of healing that my patients will receive. Barbara Mintz, AP

The simplicity and application of Suzanne’s work, gave me the opportunity to delve within my own potency. Tapping, exploring and integrating the body-mind-spirit unity. To then reenliven and sharing with my community.I’m in Love, I’m in learning… Barbara May-Sanders, LMT

For someone who is new to energy work, and coming from a corporate background, Developing and Deepening CranioSacral Presence was an invaluable course that not only taught me techniques on how to have a grounded presence and clear boundaries, it also helped me further develop my palpation skills. I have only been practicing CranialSacral Therapy for 8 months, and felt the CranialSacral rhythm for the first time on day one of the course. I now understand how important it is to be fully grounded before tuning in with the body, and I know with the tools I learned in the course, my ability to feel the rhythm will become stronger. I am very excited to continue my journey of changing my career to more soul-centered work within CranialSacral Therapy and energy healing. Thank you, Suzanne, for creating this new course! Elizabeth Player

For someone who is new to energy work, and coming from a corporate background, Developing and Deepening CranioSacral Presence was an invaluable course that not only taught me techniques on how to have a grounded presence and clear boundaries, it also helped me further develop my palpation skills. I have only been practicing CranialSacral Therapy for 8 months, and felt the CranialSacral rhythm for the first time on day one of the course. I now understand how important it is to be fully grounded before tuning in with the body, and I know with the tools I learned in the course, my ability to feel the rhythm will become stronger. I am very excited to continue my journey of changing my career to more soul-centered work within CranialSacral Therapy and energy healing. Thank you, Suzanne, for creating this new course! Eric Cornell, IAHE Teaching Assistant

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SomatoEmotional Release 1

The following course(s) are instructed by Suzanne Scurlock, CMT, CST-D. View all SER1 dates here.

January 27-30, 2022 in the Washington, DC Area

Pre-requisite: CranioSacral Therapy 2 (CS2) in-person training, or equivalent

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CSIR: CranioSacral Therapy and the Immune Response

The following course(s) are instructed by Suzanne Scurlock, CMT, CST-D. View all CSIR dates here.

August 25-28, 2022 in the Washington, DC Area

Pre-requisite: SER1