2nd Annual CranioSacral Global Summit

SAVE THE DATE!
November 13-14

Brain Health Reimagined

This year's Online CranioSacral Summit is a deep dive into working with the Brain via the CranioSacral system, a gathering of some of the brightest, most innovative practitioners in our field from around the world.

All are welcome to attend this online for a suggested donation of $108.  

No one, however, will be turned away.

Dates & Times:

November 13th & 14th

10am - 4pm MST

CranioSacral Therapy has made its way into integrative psychology clinics, Alzheimer's rehabilitation work, elite athletic performance therapeutics with Olympians, and even the boxing ring.

During this online, interactive event, distinguished speakers share their insights, academic research, and the techniques shown to successfully work with the brain. Thanks to their exceptional work, CS is now used across multiple disciplines that address brain health.

  • Sensory Integration for Children with Sally Fryer Dietz

  • CS for Alzheimer's & Dementia with Michael Morgan

  • TBI Recovery in Boxers with Shivana Inalsingh

  • Concussion & Post-Concussion Syndrome Rehabilitation with Gail Wetzler & Melinda Roland  

  • Neural Manipulation with Lisa Polec & Jean Anne Zollars

  • Addictions & PTSD with Tessa Burns Martin

  • Athletic Performance with AJ Beach

  • Ride the Inner Tides Yoga with Sriya Rao

  • Yoga with Logan Brookbank, founder of Flourish Ayurveda

  • A swim through the Brain with Keynote Speaker, Etienne Peirsman

                                                            ...and so much more!

According to the Cleveland Clinic, CranioSacral Therapy may support Brain Health in the following conditions:

  • "Chronic pain.

  • Fibromyalgia.

  • Migraine headache.

  • Complex regional pain syndrome.

  • Fascial adhesions.

  • Multiple sclerosis.

  • Neuralgia.

  • Neurodegenerative diseases.

  • Temporo-mandibular joint syndrome.

  • Stroke.

  • Post-concussion syndrome.

  • Speech impairment.

  • Epilepsy."

SPEAKER LINEUP

Please check back frequently for updates!

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Sensory Integration in Children

with Dr. Sally Fryer Dietz, PT, DPT, CST-D, V2Fit, IM, SIPT Cert. Founder & Director IPT & ICT

Sally will discuss what sensory integration is, and the role it plays, especially in human learning & development. Understand how to "make sense of children's senses" and what are the "red flags" that you should be aware of.  Why early intervention is so important and how you can help using CranioSacral therapy. She is the author of "When Kids Fly."

Internationally recognized Pediatric Physical Therapist, Sensory Integration Specialist, Author and Child Advocate Sally Fryer Dietz, has helped thousands of children build better lives for more than 30 years.

Sally founded Integrative Pediatric Therapy in 1994, when her oldest son began showing signs of a learning difference. Unable to find a clinic that provides a wide range and combination of effective therapies, she opened IPT so that her son and other children could receive the help they needed in a motivating and supportive environment.

Sally’s on-going commitment to provide the best integrated therapies tailored to each child’s specific needs and goals, have made IPT one of the most comprehensive and successful private pediatric clinics in North Texas.

An Integrated Healing Approach to TBI in Boxers 

with Shivana Inalsingh, Clinical Reflexologist

World Boxing Association Medical Advisory Committee & Female Championships Committee Director 

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. The integrated use of Clinical Integrative Reflexology and Craniosacral  Therapy in post-bout care for Boxers provides a safe, gentle and powerful way to protect, promote and restore brain health. Particularly since mild TBI can go undetected, the normalization of standards of these Therapies in post-bout care is essential to enhancing long term health and safety in contact sport.  This presentation offers an overview with a demonstration, protocols and guidelines.

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Treating Alzheimer's and Dementia with CranioSacral Therapy 

with Michael Morgan, LMT, CST-D

Michael Morgan's entire practice is focused on Alzheimer's and Dementia via CranioSacral Therapy. After experiencing firsthand the effects of Alzheimer’s and Dementia with his step mother and sister-in-law, Michael pioneered and coordinated research in the application of Craniosacral Therapy to Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and served as a consultant for a study which was published in the American Journal of Gerontological Nursing, as well as ongoing research in this area. He is here to share treatment protocol and outcomes for clients suffering with this disease.

 

Check out his Ted Talk, 2 Deaths, 1 Disease.

Integrating Psychology with CranioSacral Therapy

Tessa Burns Martin, Owner of Serenity Now Wellness Centre, Registered Psychologist

 

Tessa began her career at the University of Calgary. Completing her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, she started to work with children with learning disabilities. She chose to continue her education, and obtained a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology at Campus Alberta – a collaborative program with the University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge and Athabasca University.

Serenity Now Wellness Centre is an integrative clinic that approaches psychology from a holistic point of view. The talented staff includes Calgary psychologists, mental health counsellors, massage therapists, and biodynamic craniosacral therapists who are dedicated to creating a peaceful and relaxing therapeutic environment, skilled in a diverse range of issues from addictions, to PTSD, to maternal and infant health, and more.

The Mechanics of Trauma and Barral Neural Manipulation

with Lisa Polec D.C., ,BI-D 

 

For the manual therapist -a look into the mechanics of trauma and how it relates to your practice. Information to help understand how trauma travels through the body, why some tissues are affected more than others, including how the neural and visceral systems can be affected. To better understand your patients' symptoms and what our hands can do.

 

Neural and Visceral Manipulation for Infants with Torticollis and Plagiocephaly

with Jean Anne Zollars, PT, DPT, MA, BI-D


Neural and visceral manipulation has been used to effectively treat infants with congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) and deformational plagiocephaly (DP) without causing obvious discomfort.  In this session, NM/VM will be described generally, then specifically in regards to infants with CMT and plagiocephaly. Assessment and treatment of specific structures including the viscera, peripheral nerves, cranial nerves and their relationship with cranial structures will be described, as well as research and a video of a case study.

Concussion Therapeutics & Research

with Gail Wetzler PT, DPT, EDO,BI-D 

 

Gail Wetzler currently owns an integrative physical therapy practice in Denver, Colorado, where they treat orthopedic, fascial/muscular/soft tissue, neurologic, pain,respiratory, digestive, mTBI and women's and men's health issues. After receiving her initial degree in physical therapy, she pursued her first experience in acute orthopedic care at Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach California. Within 1 year, she became the outpatient clinical supervisor and thus began her journey and desire for continuing education in the science and art of human movement and function. She studied with Travell and Simons, Mennell, Kaltenborn, Maitland, McKenzie, Mitchell, Jones and Greenman in the earlier years of manual therapy education. Inspired by these methods of treatment, she became an assistant teacher to Dr. Janet Travell and later an instructor with the Institute of Physical Art (IPA) developed by Gregg Johnson and Vicky Saliba Johnson.

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Ride the Tides Yoga

30 minutes of yoga with focus on the cerebrospinal fluid and its waves through the body

with Sriya Rao, RYT, BCST

 

Rao is a holistic health practitioner from India currently based in Torino, Italy. Though she started her wellness journey as a psychologist, she soon sought out to support the therapeutic process with more holistic tools. So began her explorations with yogic science, craniosacral therapy and ayurveda. Combining the ancient wisdom of the east with the modern insights of the west, Sriya offers a sanctuary of self exploration, transformation and revitalization. Through her work with children, adolescents, mothers and adults, she has particularly enjoyed the biodynamic wonders of craniosacral therapy. She says that, "it is such an honor to witness the expression of vitality in every single tissue of the human body. The life force within each of us has an unparallelled intelligence, an innate capacity to survive, heal and thrive. CST is the art to tune into and support this natural process"

Mid-day Meditation

with Koa Kalish

 

Koa has been immersed deeply in the world of craniosacral therapy since 2011, opening her own private practice in 2016.  For the last decade, she has also worked professionally as a photographer and writer, inspired by the beauty and resilience of the human spirit and natural world.  She weaves her devotion through textile arts, tea ceremony, music and dance.

Her healing work is particularly effective for empaths, intuitives, and HSP’s (highly sensitive people) as so much of her work tends to the (oft neglected) subtle body. She has trained extensively with the Dynamic Stillness School, Body Oriented Healing Arts, Touch of Presence School for Biodynamic Studies, and Peirsman Craniosacral Academy.

Quite Literally, Going with the Flow

with Ellen Smith, Owner of Cranio Durango

In this talk, I will be sharing about how my own healing journey led me to craniosacral work and becoming a craniosacral practitioner. I will tell you about how my experience as an oceanographer has flowed so nicely into this beautiful form of bodywork. And I will talk about how the Peirsman Craniosacral Academy has played such a vital role in my unfolding and continued evolution as a person and as a healer.

 

Ellen Smith is a healer with deep reverence for life who specializes in connecting with others through craniosacral work. She is excellent at creating and holding space for others to experience their own embodiment and journey of self-healing. Her cranio motto is: ‘Connect. Heal. Thrive’. You can reach Ellen through her website www.craniodurango.com, or by emailing her at craniodurango@gmail.com.

Integrative Manual & CranioSacral Therapy for Athletic Performance

with AJ Beach, LMT

AJ Beach is a Barral Institute trained Licensed Massage Therapist, Natural Therapeutic Specialist, CranioSacral Therapist, and Electron + Practitioner for athletes at all levels and anyone struggling to regain health in their body.He uses advanced soft tissue mobilization techniques to maximize athletic performance and restore overall wellbeing.

He specializes in athletic performance, working with High School State Champions, NCAA Champions, USA National champions, European Champions, World Champions, and Olympic Champions from all over the world. 

Keynote & Q&A
with Etienne Peirsman

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Every year, we host an international online event featuring some of the most prominent and up-and-coming practitioners in the field of CranioSacral therapy and integrative natural therapeutics.

Speakers are available for live Q&A, and we love to support connections between participants across 6 continents who are both curious and passionate to learn about craniosacral therapy and the benefits it has to offer.

 

Best of all, if you miss a presentation you still gain access to it on our YouTube channel.

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See you in November!