Verbal trauma skills and CST

Craniosacral Therapy is usually deeply relaxing and calming, but there is always a chance that trauma comes up during a session. Because of this, we have to know strategies to slow everything down for the client and bring him/her into the present moment. This is important so that the client doesn’t get overwhelmed or even re-traumatized.

The first thing we do is that we always try to find a resource for our client before we even start the session. A resource is something that makes us feel good. This can be an outside resource (i.e. flowers, exercise, hobbies) or an inside resource (i.e. what feels good inside your body, a warmth or a strength). It is often difficult for a client to find a resource. They cannot connect to their bodies.