CFT - The Gillespie Approach

CFT - The Gillespie Approach


Start time: Friday 9:00am (27 July)
End time: Sunday 5:00pm (29 July)


Taught by the CFT Global Team
Instructors: Holly Steflik and Kim Thomas Sherlock

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CFT 3 day Foundation Training - The Gillespie Approach

Early Bird Pricing
$1400 paid in full by June 15, 2018
$1500 after June 15, 2018

23 CEU’s for NCBTMB, massage therapy.

History & theory of CFT
Anatomy structures of the Craniosacral Fascial System
How to assess the brain cycle
How to palpate the sacral cycle
How to engage fascia for global release in the body
Dural tube release for optimum flow of cerebrospinal fluid
Fascial release of oral structures
How to release the four main CFT structures
How to feel fascial strain patterns
How to feel fascia thru sensory activities
Proper body mechanics while performing CFT

What is CFT?
Craniosacral Fascial Therapy (CFT) is the work of Dr. Barry Gillespie. Based on his theory that the Craniosacral and Fascial systems are not separate, but one interconnected system, CFT blends two established modalities: Cranial Sacral Therapy and Myofascial Release, into a single, highly effective therapy.

This intricate system originates in the body's core around the brain and spinal cord and extends through the body's fascial web which surrounds and permeates every structure down to the cellular level. A healthy system allows for the free flow of Cerebrospinal fluid from the brain, down the spine, to the sacrum, and into the connective tissue (fascia). Strain anywhere in that system may effect brain function and mobility. Our brains must expand and contract, and any restrictions or damage to this motion, such as those due to difficult birth or head injury, can greatly effect our health and wellbeing.

CFT techniques are designed to gently unwind accumulated fascial strain, allowing optimal mobility and therefore better brain function. When the Craniosacral Fascial system is loose and open, there is optimal flow of cerebrospinal fluid to help nourish the body and cleanse toxins.

The Brain has to breathe. The Fascia has to be free.

All of us have experienced trauma. Difficult birth, surgery, auto accidents, falls, concussions. dental/orthodontics, vaccinations. and emotional trauma to name a few.

What you will learn:

This is the foundation for mastering CFT. During this hands on learning three day seminar, you will explore the Craniosacral fascial system. You will learn gentle, yet powerful techniques with a great deal of treatment being exchanged during the seminar. Most participants find it personally and professionally transforming.

CFT can also be used to enhance or compliment other therapy. Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, though no prior medical or bodywork experience is required to attend the training. Parents are encouraged to learn CFT so they can obtain the skills needed to work on their children.

CFT is effective for all ages and benefits a variety of conditions..

CFT for Children

Learning disorders
Sinus conditions
Neck pain
Tongue Tie

CFT for Adults

Neck pain
Jaw pain
Hip pain
Sinus conditions
Back pain
Pelvic pain
Tongue Tie