CST for Infants

Carol Gray Demonstrates Infant Cranial AnatomyDue to COVID-19, we are making decisions about whether to hold or reschedule our classes about a month in advance of class start dates. We have consistently made the decision to reschedule since March 2020.

Many classes listed below say they have waiting lists. Some of them actually have openings. We are suspending registrations for them to accommodate people who are registered for classes that will be or that already have been rescheduled. We encourage you to contact us if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for any class. Our Waiting List Policy.

We look forward to meeting in-person again to study and practice CST when it is safe for us to do so. We are continuing to add more offerings into 2021 and 2022 in order to accommodate the people we are transferring to future classes. Please feel free to check in with us before registering if you have questions.

$1900 USD
42 hours – six days
9:00-5:00 Monday – Saturday
All classes are taught in English
All classes are taught in Portland Oregon

June 7-12, 2021  –  waiting list
July 19-24, 2021  –  waiting list
October 25-30, 2021 – waiting list
March 7-12, 2022 – waiting list
June 6-11, 2022  –  waiting list
July 18-23, 2022  –  waiting list
October 24-29, 2022 – waiting list

CST for Infants Class Description

The work I do with infants is efficient, powerful and lasting. I have seen amazing results. There are so many infants who would benefit from this therapy and so few people to treat them. I believe that if infants get early treatment they are more likely to realize their life’s potential and less likely to need ongoing care.

Only a few craniosacral therapy training programs offer any infant treatment instruction. They all require students to complete many levels of expensive training before they can learn to treat infants. The training, sadly, tends to be fear-based and pathology-focused.

I teach from the midwifery model of care perspective and from the baby’s point of view. I am passionate about getting these vital skills into the hands of people who can help babies and their parents. I believe that the beginning of life is where the work should begin.

It is easier to learn how to treat babies first and then transfer those skills to treating older children and adults. Learning to treat adults first and then transferring those skills to treating babies is actually much harder.

Subtle Hands-On Skills is the required prerequisite for this class.

In addition, students must be licensed, certified or student health professionals (CNM, CPM, DC, DO, IBCLC, LAc, LDEM, LM, LMT, MD, ND, NP, OT, PA, PT, RN, etc.) or otherwise legally entitled to practice touch therapy. Students may also register if they have instructor approval. Ask me.

While not required, students are encouraged to receive at least one craniosacral therapy treatment prior to taking this class.

This six-day class includes an infant anatomy review plus lectures, demonstrations and lots of supervised hands-on practice with pre-crawling babies. Each student treats four babies during the class and all student treatments are case reviewed by the group. In order to maximize learning success class enrollment is limited to six students.

Graduates of this class are eligible to participate in monthly free infant CST clinics in Portland.

The Reading List for This Class

By the end of this six-day class you should be able to:

  • Describe the differences between infant and adult anatomy
  • Describe the basics of normal infant development
  • Identify physical, energetic and emotional effects of gestational development and the birth process
  • Conduct an interview with parents
  • Demonstrate sensitive palpation skills
  • Use assessment techniques to identify body areas that would benefit from treatment
  • Locate and release physical, energetic and emotional restrictions
  • List clinical considerations
  • Confidently provide basic treatments for healthy newborns
  • Know when to refer an infant to a different practitioner
  • Make a big difference in the lives of the babies you treat

What’s next? After this class you are eligible for:

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