Course Syllabus

Module One
Relationship, the Neutral and the Breath of Life

Module Two
The Ground of Resource and Motion:
The Holistic Shift, the Mid-tide and Motility

Module Three
The Heart of Healing: the Neutral and the State of Balance

Module Four
Augmentation Skills

Module Five
Birth Process and the Coalescence of Structure

Module Six
Around the Core: The Midline and Vertebral Axis

Module Seven
Introduction to the Central Nervous System and Birthing Impacts further Explored

Module Eight
The Face, Hard Palate and TMJ Dynamics

Module Nine
Connective Tissues, Joints and Viscera

Module Ten
Ignition Processes and Completions

Sutherland oriented practitioners to a dynamic ignition of potency within the fluids of the body. Three primal ignition processes emerge during embryological development and birth process. The first primal ignition occurs at conception, with the ignition of the energetic blueprint that supports the generation of the form of the embryo. A second primal ignition occurs at the end of the first month in utero, as the embryonic heart enfolds into the form of the embryo and meets the midline. This is called heart ignition and signals the embodiment of being, or spirit, in form. An amplification of the ignition process naturally occurs at birth, where there is an intensification of potency within the fluids of the infant which empowers the new being to be an independent physical entity. The augmentation of the ignition process at birth is explored as a clinical priority. Issues related to umbilical shock are introduced in this context. Clinical sessions oriented to conception issues are undertaken. Approaches to work with infants and children are also reviewed. Practice management skills and ethical issues are discussed within the context of a professional craniosacral clinical practice.