(this is part of the reason my plate has been very full)
I AM SO EXCITED!
It's been amazing learning. I am in reverent awe of how complex, ingeniously designed and wise our bodies are. This modality is the best kind of deep listening mixed with gentle Nancy-Drew detective work.
One of my long standing dreams with my nursing career has been to bridge Western medicine with Eastern medicine. I was not sure which modality would lead me to this goal so I started to explore by getting on the table and getting treatment from other practitioners: massage, naturopathy, homeopathy, reiki, shiastu, accupuncture, reflexology and so on.
By the late fall of 2010 I had a eureka moment and became aware that Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST) would be a brilliant modality for me: it was a subtle, holistic approach to healing that used human anatomy as a map. What a great fit for my personality and nursing training! I also personally had really effective and profound results with CST. Most importantly, CST met my low tech criteria: after years of delivering care in tech-heavy, resource-sucking, waste-producing hospitals (hello incinerated waste!) I desired a healing skill that I could perform any time, any where.
There's more to this story, including the very timely and essential sojourn into Quantum Touch training throughout the spring of 2012, that I will write about at a later time.
I am very blessed to be doing my final CST practicum at Tsleil Wau-tuth Nation in North Vancouver. My Fridays for the past month and a bit have been awesome: a morning drive to work with my sweetie, a walk in Deep Cove (usually with a dear friend) and a half day of really interesting clinical practice. I have been warmly received by both staff and community members who seem universally curious and receptive to CST. I am really enjoying the variety of challenges presented so it's a phenomenal way to finish off my 150 hours of practice time.
Yours in keen studently delight,