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CST Study Group

Why Attend a CST Study Group?

What's in it for me? 

Upledger CST classes are so wonderfully jam-packed with great information and techniques that after you've finished one, you've got a lot to process.  It takes time to integrate all that new material into your practice.  And as you do so, new questions or challenges may arise. 

A CST study group is a perfect place to...

  • Bring your questions

  • Reinforce and refine your skills

  • Collaborate with other therapists

  • Learn how to incorporate CST into your practice

  • Find practice partners

Our mission is to stay grounded in Upledger CST techniques. Most months, we feature one CST technique. We discuss the intent, the anatomy, hand placement, and indications/contraindications. Then we follow with hands-on supervised practice, doing our best to give each attendee the opportunity to get their hands into the work.

Cost: $15

Location: Susan's Columbia MD office - Email Susan for address -

Date/Time: MOST CST study groups are on the fourth THURSDAY of each month from 7:00-9:00 PM. 

Who can attend? (Prerequisite for attendance)  

Anyone who has completed Upledger CranioSacral Therapy 1 (CS1) is welcome to attend.  Scroll down to see COVID restrictions.

How do I join Susan's study group? Email Susan!

Some attendee feedback...    

"Susan and Vicki's study group was tremendously helpful and inspiring.  I learned more than I had imagined I would, including variations on steps in the 10-step protocol that were not covered in my CST1 class.  Their love of and dedication to Craniosacral Therapy is evident.  I am extremely grateful that they are making their expertise available to our community.  A million thanks!"


Join us and tune up your skills!

Bring your questions about the CST techniques you find most challenging. Bring along questions about your most challenging clients. We're here to help when you feel unsure or "stuck". 

If you're an "old pro" at this, please bring along your skill and sensitivity to help a less experienced therapist.  Face it, there's no better way to improve your own skills than to help share them with someone else. And if you're like so many of our study group attendees -- you took CST 1 or're doing the techniques...but you feel that you still haven't "gotten it" yet, please allow yourself the opportunity to "get it"  in a safe and supportive environment.

This Month's Study Group...(Scroll Down for Future Dates)

THIS MONTH:  Thursday, November 16, 7:00-9:00 PM - In person...woo hoo!

Our Topic: This month, our topic is the Occipital Cranial Base Release! It's the most iconic and memorable of all CST techniques, and when mastered, it's the one that clients love the most. There's nothing like feeling tension melting away, is there? Come join us to review the indications, contraindications, anatomy, intent, and steps of this powerful technique. Learn when to use/not use the full platform. Get feedback on your hand placement. And oh...learn how to do the OCB release without wearing out your hands!!!

We'll have nitrile gloves available in size small.   If you need a different size, please plan on bringing some with you.


Advance registration is required, and I’d love it if you replied with what you'd most like help with or clarification on.

Cost – $15

Please note that I have a new phone number that I share with my new office manager, Kristin - 443-203-9248.  Please update your contact info on me so that you'll have the best way to call/text both of us.  My old number still exists, but I'm using the new one for my business.



2023 Study Group Dates (We'll decide month by month whether to meet in person or virtually)  

Thursday, December 14

2024 Study Group Dates - Coming Soon!




* So how do we determine our study group dates and what we’re going to feature each month?  There are a couple of factors…with the main one being .......YOU!

  • The dates are set to coordinate with nearby CST classes, so that you can prepare for an upcoming class or review what you’ve just learned.

  • When you regularly attend our study group, we choose featured techniques that coordinate with your skill level, whether you just took CS1 or you’re preparing for SER2.

  • As mentioned above, we coordinate with nearby CST classes, but let us know if you’re taking a class far away.  We’ll support your learning process.

  • When several people are preparing for the same class, we create focused, detailed review sessions during the study group.  For example, we’ve done several SER1 prep series, where 1 month we review sphenoid lesions/full sphenoid protocol, and the next month we review all of the mouth work techniques. 

  • You can also schedule private treatment and/or mentoring sessions to further support your personal and professional growth.

  • So…it’s ALL ABOUT YOU!  The more you attend our study group, the more you get to tailor the content to your learning needs. 

I sincerely hope that you'll join us,

Susan Mathason, LMT

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