Principles of Biodynamic Healing Work
by Roger Gilchrist

The development of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, also called Craniosacral Biodynamics, has led the way into new territories of awareness and therapeutic practice. Craniosacral Biodynamics goes well beyond regular craniosacral therapy (more of a manual medicine), as the Biodynamic approach focuses on working with the underlying forces of health and wellness.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is much closer to the original cranial work in osteopathy, and at the same time is lightyears ahead by embracing the principles of biophysics. Craniosacral Biodynamics endeavours to work with the relationships of the tissues of the physical body, the fluid dynamics that influence the tissues, and the energetic organizing forces within the other dynamics. Biodynamic healing work is a whole body therapy. When the practitioner sufficiently understands anatomy and physiology, Biodynamic healing work can be applied to most any health condition.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy define five Principles at the core of this therapeutic practice:

Holism: The recognition that the human system is essentially whole, and that it works to maintain its integrity as a first priority. The realization of holism then becomes a meta-principle for all the others.

Bioenergy: All behaviours and physiological changes draw upon natural bioenergy to support their processes. Research in biophysics demonstrates changes in the biofield in relationship to physiological changes in the body. What if therapeutic work could engage both levels at the same time?

Inherent Healing Processes: A general progression of the healing process can be seen in most cases, regardless of the particular symptomatic features. This is how life conducts its self-healing process. When a therapeutic practitioner understands the hallmarks of this healing process, they can facilitate conditions in the client that make it most likely to occur. Craniosacral Biodynamics cultivates the therapeutic ability to catalyze the self-healing processes at profound levels.

Inertia organizes Stress: Stress patterns range from sprained ankles or broken bones and the resulting connective tissue strains, to internal organ dysfunctions, facilitation in the nervous system, emotional stresses and so on. Any of these stresses require bioenergy to stabilize the stress pattern by becoming inertial. The inertial pattern affects all levels of the living system and creates limitations to health.

Healing happens in the Present: Healing always occurs in present time. Even when we are healing the relationship to a historic event, or the left-over strains in the tissues after and an injury, the healing takes place now. That is the only time it can happen. It is literally true that when we are able to release our traumas of the past, the living system reboots with new opportunities, and we become fully present!

If this sounds like a form of healing work you would like to explore, a complete professional training in Craniosacral Biodynamics begins in Sydney in May 2017. We have graduated several courses in Australia over the years, helping massage therapists add a new dimension to their work, physiotherapists to increase their precision, and osteopaths to work in a more profound way. More info @: