Blue Zones and Craniosacral Therapy

I’ve recently found out that my adopted Iowa is initiating a program called Blue Zones, which is based on a book by Dan Buettner, a National Geographic explorer who did a survey of places in the world where people live the longest and fullest lives. The state of Iowa is launching a project to become […]

Sleeping Pill Exit Strategy

The term comes from a recent CNN piece on women and health. Here are some statistics: 80 million Americans suffer from some form of insomnia or sleeplessness. 60% of American women suffer from some form of sleeplessness, which would suggest this first 80 million figure might be a bit low. The CNN contributors seemed to […]

Summary of our Alzheimer’s and Dementia Reseach

I’d had a number of requests for a summary of our Alzheimer’s and Dementia, which I’ve outlined below: Summary of our research Published in the Journal of Gerontological Nursing in 2008 Title of the Study: Craniosacral Still Point Technique: Exploring its Effects in Individuals with Dementia Study Design A pilot group of individuals with moderate […]

How to Stay Young Part 2

Last week we talked about 7 ways to stay young. Click here to read those ways. Here are more resources to assist in the ‘reversal of the aging process’. 8. Omega 3-6-9 oil Omega 3-6-9 oil has been long recognized as a valuable nutritional supplement. Contact Janice Webber at jwps@eastlink.ca or JoAnn Cuddigan at joann@sunstarorganics.com. […]

How to Stay Young Part 1

There are certainly a number of ways to look at the aging process, and after teaching a number of my new Geriatrics classes I wanted to pass along some thoughts about ‘how to stay young.’ To put a positive spin on things, there have been a number of resources I’ve come across over time that […]

Lessons from Connecticut

3-Day mini intensive Cerebral Palsy and CranioSacral Therapy Often what one does in a 3 day intensive is a deep listening to the cellular activity in the body, and in particular the activity of the immune system. Just as soon as you think you find a pattern or a particular formula, someone comes along to […]

Lessons Learned from the first CSG2 Class

I had the honor of teaching the first 2 day CST and Geriatrics class last week in Southern California. Here are some observations about the class: 1. It works! Students were able to easily learn how to palpate the CranioSacral Rhythm and learn how to do a still point on each other. The easy pace […]

The CSG2 Story: Art and Science

You’ve heard the expression “this is as much of an art as it is a science.” This was never as true as in our research on CranioSacral Therapy and Dementia and Alzheimer’s. I learned in the process of coordinating this study that a scientific study is not just all white lab coats and clipboards. There […]

The CSG2 Story

Through my teaching of CranioSacral Therapy and my study of natural healing practices over the last 20 years, I’ve become aware that in many “traditional” cultures the elders are an integral part of the family, the culture, and the web of life. The elders are, in essence, a resource for the younger generation. I was […]

Alzheimer’s, Dementia and CranioSacral Therapy Part 3

Prevention There is no known cure for Alzheimer’s or Dementia. By their own admission, Pharmaceutical companies admit their products can only mange the symptoms for some amount of time. However, the Craniosacral perspective does offer encouragement. As we mentioned in Part 1, there are two factors from a craniosacral perspective which we feel contribute to […]