Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Volume Five

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North Atlantic Books, Apr 30, 2013 - Health & Fitness - 512 pages
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In Volume 5 of his innovative series on biodynamic and craniosacral therapy, Michael Shea presents invaluable information about therapeutic approaches to pre- and neonatal babies--in particular, low-birth-weight babies. In addition, more than 50 meditations on stillness are provided for the benefit of the practitioner.

The first part of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Volume 5 contains multiple photographs and descriptions of the best ways to make physical contact with low-birth-weight babies. Included are several protocols for babies while they are in neonatal intensive-care units, as well as protocols for once they have been discharged and are at home. Shea also offers insights on therapeutic approaches to babies in utero. Using photographs and text descriptions, he explains how to position a woman who is pregnant on a table in order to practice biodynamically, and which hand positions to use during the session.

The second part of the volume provides more than fifty meditations and guided visualizations, all of which were transcribed and edited from the full foundation training in biodynamic craniosacral therapy. These meditations can be used to help the practitioner to establish proper orientation to the body and breath and to balance focused and unfocused attention. Lastly, mindfulness meditation and the research surrounding it is discussed.
 

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Contents

The Metabolic Fields of the Embryo
3
Principles of Biodynamic Embryology
19
Categories of Embryonic Movement
59
Palpating the Bones
64
Palpating the Embryo with Carol Agneessens MS
71
Working with the Blood and Heart
83
Lower Ettrrmities
93
New Perspectives on the Therapeutic Relationship 1 15
113
The AlaJ Air Hug Hold 282
282
Conclusion
290
The Digestive Seam Suck 198
298
The PALACE pharyngeal Anterior lateral Abdominal Creation Energy
305
The HH Hireup Helper
323
Accessing a Spiritual Resource
337
Stages on the Spiritual Path with Alan Isokos 359
359
Skillfitl Means
365

Buoyancy Meditation
121
Working with Zone B
129
The Breath That Breathes Us by Carol Agneessens MS
137
My Work with Cerebral Palsy
151
Introduction to the Primary Period
157
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171
Impact of Maternal lsychophysiological States
185
Conscqucnccs of Mammal Traumatic Stress Expcricncc
193
Assisted Reproductive Technologies
211
Implications for Practitioners
223
Prenatal Craniosacral Therapy by Valerie Cora
239
Biodynamic Treatment Methods For the Baby in NICU
251
Soul to Sole
276
Constipation The Whats and Whys by Sheila Shea MA
371
Constipation Expose Personal Stories and My Solution
383
Protocols What to Do? by Sheila Shea MA 591
391
Comorbidiry and Diet by Sheila Shea MA
399
Detoxification Therapies by Sheila Shea MA
407
Complementary and Medical Therapies by Sheila Shea MA
419
Constipation and Allergies
430
Client Brochure Practicing Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy4 7
447
The Cranial Sutures
453
Bibliography
459
Closing Thought
473
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Michael J. Shea is a preeminent expert in the fields of somatic psychology, myofascial release, and craniosacral therapy, and he is a founding member of the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings. In addition, Dr. Shea is adjunct faculty and teaches human embryology in the pre- and perinatal psychology doctoral programs at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. His clinical focus is on treating infants and children with neurological and developmental problems. The author lives in Juno Beach, FL.


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