Advanced CranioSacral Therapy 1 (ADV1)
Level 5 of the Upledger CranioSacral Therapist Education Program


Course Duration:
5 Days
Arrival: from 4:00 p.m on the day preceding the course
Departure: till 11: a.m. on the day following the course
Due to the nature of the activity, it is of vital importance in terms of the success of the workshop that the participants are present and take part in the course. Therefore, the organizer provides all participants including the Instructor with accommodation in the location of the workshop.
During the workshop, the hours spent doing ‘multiple therapist’ work as therapeutic/facilitative participant on the table as patient, and as a contributor to the group discussions serve to create a cohesiveness and bonding of the group which is not easily managed under any other circumstances.
Courses start each day at 9:00 a.m., and may last till late at night due to the special nature of the workshop. The last day of the workshop is finished generally with a common dinner. According to the experiences of our former ADV1 students, it very useful to pay special attention to spend time for relaxation and processing after the workshop.

These 5 days are for learning, absorbing, self-discovery, self-realisation and sharing.

Place of the Workshop:
Elvonuló Vendégház (Retreat Guest House) - Bio village
2527 Máriahalom, Pataksor u. 12.
GPS coordinates: Latitude: 47.6255, Longitude: 18.7056.
How to get there:
By car from Budapest on the highway M1 or on the main road No.1 (47 minutes): Following the route: Budapest – Zsámbék – Szomor – Somodorpuszta – Máriahalom In Zsámbék turn left after the STOP sign, then after leaving the city turn right heading Baja, follow the road till Szomor. In Szomor turn right in the first crossing, where the sign shows ‹Tarján, Gyermely balra›, then follow Vörösmarty Mihály Street till Somodorpuszta. In Somodorpuszta go straight in Szomori Street till Máriahalom.
By car from Piliscsaba (21 minutes): Following the route: Óbuda – Pilisvörösvár – Piliscsaba – Tinnye – Úny – Máriahalom útvonalon.
By train: Leaving from the Western Railway Station (Nyugati Pályaudvar) to Piliscsaba. From Piliscsaba by bus till Máriahalom.

Instructor:
Susan Steiner, OTR/L, CST-D (Rhode Island, USA)

Teaching Assistant:
Orsolya Gábriel, CST-D, N.P. 

The organizer reserves the right to change the course location, the person of the Instructor and the Teaching Assistant, about which applicants will be informed via e-mail or phone.

The purpose of this course is to:
- Prove the skill of applying CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release, harmonizing vectors and meridians, Energy Cysts release during ‘multiple therapist’ treatments.
- Perform the techniques, to which among others belong: arcing, fascial glide, listening stations, resolving dural tube, as well as, 10-Step Protocol, hard palate and the Sphenobasilar Protocol.
- Discuss emotional and somatic experiences in a group;
- Eliminate internal obstacles in order to make the most of the therapeutic opportunities

Schedule of the Course:
Day 1
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Introduction, discussing the workshop goals
12:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ‘Hands-on’ practice, realizing ‘energy-signatures’ through the perception of the energy given to or taken from the patient.
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Lunch
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Primarily we focus on ‘multiple therapist’ treatments in two groups of five. Each group member has the opportunity to take part in the treatments once as patient, once as lead therapist, and three times as assistant therapist. Treatments have no time limits. During the sessions we focus on the examination and therapeutic techniques learnt in the former CranioSacralis Therapy/SomatoEmotional Release Education Programs. These include but are not limited to: arcing, fascial glide, listening stations, 10-Step Protocol, hard palate, Sphenobasilar Protocol, resolving dural tube, SomatoEmotional Release, releasing Energy Cysts, harmonizing vectors and meridians.

Day 2
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Discussion about the experiences of each treatment of the previous day. The conversation focuses on the emotional and somatic feelings and realizations experienced during and after the treatment.  Patients, lead- and assistant therapists have the opportunity to share their views for the benefit of everyone present.
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Lunch
2:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. ‘Multi-therapist’ sessions as on the first day. The objective is to deepen the process that has been experienced so far. 

Day 3
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Discussion about the experiences of each treatment of the previous day. The conversation focuses on the emotional and somatic feelings and realizations experienced during and after the treatment.  Patients, lead- and assistant therapists have the opportunity to share their views for the benefit of everyone present.
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Lunch
2:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. ‘Multi-therapist’ sessions as on the first day. The objective is to deepen the process that has been experienced so far. 

Day 4
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Discussion about the experiences of each treatment of the previous day. The conversation focuses on the emotional and somatic feelings and realizations experienced during and after the treatment.  Patients, lead- and assistant therapists have the opportunity to share their views for the benefit of everyone present.
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Lunch
2:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. ‘Multi-therapist’ sessions as on the first day. The objective is to deepen the process that has been experienced so far.

Day 5
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Discussion about the experiences of each treatment of the previous day. The conversation focuses on the emotional and somatic feelings and realizations experienced during and after the treatment.  Patients, lead- and assistant therapists have the opportunity to share their views for the benefit of everyone present.
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ‘One-on-one’ treatments where the Instructor forms the pairs treating each other from the two groups. The objective of the 1-hour treatments is to share the therapeutic experiences of the previous days with a person from the other group. Sharing happens through therapist’s hands-on.
Secondary objective is to blend and integrate any remaining somatic/emotional issue, matter.
Group discussion and closing.

Course Fee:
1.500 USD that is one thousand, five hundred USD that includes the costs of accommodation, full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and the cost of interpreting during the workshop.
Participation Fee does not include travel expenses, nor the costs of the level exam and treatments described as prerequisites of participation. 

Payment Method and Conditions:
500 USD that is five hundred Registration Fee is to be paid in cash at registration. The amount of the remainder is 1000 USD, that is one thousand USD. The remainder is to be paid in cash in USD after previous confirmation.

Conditions of Cancellation:
Cancellation deadline free of liquidated damages: the 42nd day prior the first day of the course. The amount of liquidated damages in case of a cancellation of 42-35 days prior the first day of the course is 50% of the Course Fee, and in case of a cancellation of 35-28 days prior the first day of the course it is 70% of the Course Fee. In case of a cancellation within 28 days prior the first day of the course, the amount of liquidated damages is the total Course Fee. 500 USD Registration Fee is included in the workshop fee. In case of a cancellation this amount is not refunded.

Conditions of Participation:
- Successfully completed CS1, CST2, SER1 és SER2 exams;
- Agreement to comply with our general principles, rules of procedures and Code of Ethics;
- Approval of the Head of the Course Organizer that is Upledger Institute Hungary Ltd..
- Submission of the application documents (1 copy of the Application Form filled in completely, 2 copies of the Course Contract signed on each page, 1 piece of a photo not older than 6 months) within the given deadline;
- Complete payment of the Participation Fee within the given deadline.
- Active participation in at least four study group sessions within six months prior the course, or confirmed participation in private lessons;
- Active participation in one SomatoEmotional Release® session as a patient, by an active CST-T certified therapist being at least at level 4. In order to find the most suitable therapist please consult us on the telephone number provided under 'Contact and More Information'.
- Preparation and submission of at least 20 case studies as required previously;
- Prior the course a successful SER1 Level Exam at a previously confirmed date by Orsolya Gábriel. Level Exam Fee: 14.000 HUF
- Completely fill in and submit the enclosed information sheet and health questionnaire within the application deadline.

Application Process:
The documents necessary for the application can be downloaded by clicking on the links at the bottom of the page.
Maximum number of participants allowed: 10 people
Recommended Reading:
Getting To Yes, Roger Fisher, William L. Ury, Bruce Patton
SomatoEmotional Release and Beyond, John E. Upledger
The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins
The Art of Effortless Living, John E. Upledger, Ingrid Bacci

Additional Information:
Some techniques require the usage of rubber gloves provided by the course organizer. Participants being latex-sensitive should take care of gloves made of other materials themselves.
At the end of the course students will receive a certification issued by the Upledger Institute Hungary. The issue of the certification is subject to the students’ presence during the whole period of the workshop, to their active participation and cooperation, as well as, to the fully compliance with the conditions listed in point 11. The issued certificate does not qualify for individual medical activity!
Participation in the course, as well as completing it, does not give the right to use the title ‘CranioSacral Therapist’, until the CST-T (CranioSacral Therapy Technique Certificate) exam is passed successfully covering the learning material of the CS1 and CST2 courses.

Moreover, we would like to draw the participants’ attention to the Edict No. 40/1997. (III.5.), as well as, to the NM Decree No. 11/1997 (V.28.), that professional practice of the techniques learnt in the course is subject to authorization. The participant is obliged to meet the legal requirements in order to carry out professional practice.