Being with Babies – I.
Craniosacral Therapy

Being with Babies – I.

This course is offered by Emily Martin and Courageous Heart Therapies.  The School of Inner Health is honored and excited to host Emily Martin as Guest Instructor teaching a course she has developed from her years of education and experience with babies, families and craniosacral therapy.

About the Course –

Craniosacral Therapy for babies and children is becoming more well-known, in demand, and recommended by mainstream medical providers. Currently, the need is outpacing the number of experienced, knowledgeable practitioners. Being with Babies is an advanced course for Craniosacral Therapy professionals to gain the hands-on skills and knowledge needed to immediately add this level of support to their professional practice.

Utilizing a combination of embodied learning experiences, advanced anatomy study, and hands-on practice, we will explore the territories of conception, gestation, birth, and attachment. Each day will provide new opportunities to settle deeper into our own personal story in the interest of rediscovering the health within our own journeys; this perspective allows practitioners to approach the stories of their clients with more clarity, differentiation, and effectiveness.

Come Explore –

  • Infant anatomy
  • The Role of Cranial Nerves in Bonding & Feeding
  • Stages of Labor & Birth
  • Force Vectors from Birth
  • Plagiocephaly & Torticollis
  • Echoes of Perinatal Experiences & How to Treat Them

Each day of this course, students will explore the dynamics of perinatal experiences through embodied meditation and movements. Upon returning to clients, they will have a felt-sense recognition of what implantation imprints, birth trauma, and attachment interruptions feel like and how they are likely to present in family dynamics.

Navigating the family field can be nuanced and multilayered. During this course, students will learn how to approach this dynamic with the professionalism and care necessary to bring down-regulation, greater coherence, and renewed opportunities for bonding and repair within families.

Building Skills-

  • Understanding common birth and tension patterns
  • Learn how to treat an unsettled baby
  • Communicate and work within a care team of birth and bodywork professionals
  • Understanding how tongue and lip ties interface with craniosacral therapy
  • Appreciate the specific anatomy of infants and how to treat it
  • Working within mom/baby dyads and multi-layered family dynamics
  • Review birth patterns and the force vectors from birth rotation
  • Repairing interrupted birth and attachment sequences

Our birth processes are imprinted in our approaches to the world, from our posture to the way we seek connection. In this course, we will build the foundation skills to identify and meet these imprints in order to offer the resolution or support necessary. Being skilled in our communication with care providers and family members in this context is an advanced skill all Craniosacral Therapists can benefit from.

When new families can be met with experience, intelligence, and gentleness, they have the opportunity to build a level of attunement and communication that will have far-reaching effects for their relationships and their children.

Please join us for this deep-dive into formative experiences we all share. Bringing light, healing, and understanding to these places can change our culture from the inside out with positive ripples into future generations and the health of our human collective.

More to Know about Being with Babies –

  • Advanced Biodynamic course for practicing Craniosacral Therapists
  • In-Person, 3-day Training in Denver, CO
  • Build skills to hold the field of parent and baby simultaneously
  • Understand why Craniosacral Therapy is recommended for infants and how to be effective with treatment.
  • Practice and hone skills of presence & recognition in the early life field with exploration of our own birth & postpartum material.
  • Understand the infant feeding, bonding, and development and how Craniosacral Therapy supports these milestones.

* Upon enrollment, students are asked to provide a copy of their diploma/certificate in craniosacral therapy.

Course Instructor

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Emily Martin
Guest Instructor

Emily Martin has been in private practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado since 2004. Beginning her career as a massage therapist and birth doula, she completed her Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy studies in 2014, where her heart for supporting birthing families and infants has continued to grow. She currently offers Craniosacral Therapy to people of all ages and teaches a Tummy Time! Method class for babies and their parents.

Since continuing her studies across multiple modalities, she has witnessed the impact CST can have for improved birth, recovery and breastfeeding outcomes. Her combined education includes training with John Chitty and Mia Kalef, trauma resolution modalities with Diane Poole Heller and others and experience as a, childbirth educator and breastfeeding counselor. Emily is honored to see the culmination of this knowledge come together in such an impactful way. Supporting families can have far reaching effects for childhood development and family dynamics. She is excited to offer Being with Babies in the Craniosacral Field at the School of Inner Health!

Class Venue

School of Inner Health
7550 W. Yale Ave., Ste. B-204
Denver, CO 80227

2023 Class Dates

January 20th-22nd, 2023

Register for Course

Please Complete BOTH of the Following Steps to Register

1. SIGN UP HERE: Schedule an Online Appointment

2.  Submit either a $100 DEPOSIT or pay the FULL TUITION via Paypal to:  acourageousheart@gmail.com

Regular Tuition – $500

Early Bird Tuition Price – through the month of November – $450