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
Find practice partners
Our mission is to stay grounded in Upledger CST techniques. Each month, 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.
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.
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 2...you'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, July 22 - IN PERSON...WOO HOO!!!
Our topic: What Are You Afraid Of? What CST techniques or situations are you avoiding? If you're really honest, is it because you're afraid...that you won't do it well, that you don't fully "get" it, that your client may not react well? Trust me, every therapist (me included!) has had doubts about their skills. Whatever it is, bring it here to our completely judgement-free space. Ask all the questions you want...about any of the techniques. We'll work out the answers together, both in discussion and hands-on. Whether you're a CST practitioner who's still wet behind the ears, or have been doing it for many years, come on and bring us your fears...ooh that rhymes! :) And as an aside, if there's a technique concern that you'd like to work through in a more private setting, you're welcome to schedule private sessions with me -- Bring along a friend or colleague to practice on, and we can customize sessions to get you all the 1 on 1 support you need.
Of course, we have a list of COVID precautions in order to safely do our study group in months when we'll meet in person:
You must by FULLY VACCINATED to attend.
Advance registration is required. NO drop-ins. The $15 fee is payable on arrival.
You must respond to the COVID screening email as part of registration.
Masks must be worn on your way in and out. Masks are optional in the treatment room.
Please bring your own water for hydration, and food only if absolutely necessary.
2021 Study Group Dates (We'll decide month by month whether to meet in person or virtually)
Thursday, August 19
Thursday, September 23
Thursday, October 28
Thursday, November 18
Thursday, December 16
* 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. Plus, there’s homemade popcorn! :)
I sincerely hope that you will join us,
Susan Mathason, LMT