"listening touch"

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

BCST is an advanced body/mind therapy that combines a Western scientific understanding of the body with mindfulness skills, a unique type of  touch and an appreciation of the body’s ability to heal itself.

A core principle of BCST is that health is always present in every body.  Sometimes when the focus has been on illness, pain or pathology, it is possible to lose a connection with the underlying feelings of health, comfort and ease.  BCST can help you reconnect to the health and vitality inside you.

Biodynamic touch is a particular type of touch.  It is light and reverential.  There is never any pressure, manipulation or force.  Your therapist is trained to create a calm, still and embodied presence. This type of touch and presence enables you to feel safe, supported and held. This sense of safety allows your brain to switch from flight or fight to rest and repair.  It is in this state that healing and change can begin to take place.


The therapy has its roots in the discoveries made by Osteopath Dr William Garner Sutherland in the late 1800s.  He developed an approach to Osteopathy known as “the Cranial Concept”.  These original concepts have been refined and extended to become the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy of today.

What Makes BCST Unique?

  • BCST is gentle, non invasive and no force or manipulations are used in the treatment

  • The therapy is client led, the treatment pace is set by you and the requirements of your body

  • BCST acknowledges the whole person and that emotional, mental, spiritual and physical health are all interconnected

  • The understanding of the body’s intelligence to heal and facilitate self repair is central to the therapy

  • Clients report feeling deeply listened to on all levels

  • BCST is a progressive therapy that embraces the latest findings in medical science and the wisdom of traditional healing arts

  • Biodynamic touch is a powerful tool to stimulate the brain to make new connections

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What BCST can treat?

  • Feelings of disconnect to the world

  • Jaw & TMJ dysfunction and pain

  • Teeth grinding

  • Anxiety

  • Insomnia

  • Post surgery trauma

  • Emotional trauma

  • Exhaustion

  • Headaches/Migraines

  • Tinnitus

  • Dizziness

  • Tightness & pain

  • Sinusitis

What to expect post session?

This can be a common hold we do at the beginning & end of a session

All holds are very gentle. Feet can be a nice way to ground and relax the nervous system

Our touch has to be as gentle has your hands on water without creating a ripple

example of a potential hold

Fluid body is acknowledged

TMJ Hold Credit, Thomas Attlee, Face to Face with the Face

There can be intra oral holds in Craniosacral therapy

Image of your body as a coherent matrix, within the wider matrix of the universal field around us and the biodynamic forces within that fluidic field, credit Thomas Attlee.

Torus in three dimensional space. Winfree scroll ring.

Harmony & Alignment & Heart Light Rising Wellness Center respectfully acknowledges the Yalukut Willam Clan of the Boon Wurrung. We pay our respect to their Elders, both past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land.