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"Healing on the River" Advanced II CranioSacral Therapy
"Healing on the River"   Advanced II CranioSacral Therapy    

Working Wonders Enews - July, 2014    Upledger Institute


Changing Lives with CranioSacral Therapy   

From Hobbies to Horses, Pain Free

The following Working Wonders excerpt
was submitted by Iris Otterson, CST.

Nola, age fifty-eight, first came to see me for terrible back pain due to a herniated disc. She had great difficulty walking and had been all but confined to her sofa for six months. The strong narcotic painkillers her doctor had prescribed were no longer working. Her pain was continual.
Normally, Nola led an active life, but she now felt as if her life had been taken away from her. Being confined to her living room was not easy. She was on a waiting list for surgery. She did not like the idea of having the operation but felt it was her only option at this point.
During her first treatment she commented on how relaxed the CranioSacral Therapy made her feel.She giggled a bit and said that whatever I was doing felt like it did when her grandson drove his little cars around on her tummy. Her body’s fascia and other soft tissues were releasing tension and realigning themselves. After this
session, Nola reported being pain-free for two to three hours.  
The second treatment, one week later, was much like the first. The difference was that during the latter part of the session, it felt as if gentle traction on the dural tube was causing a vacuum or suction effect within the tube; in turn this caused it to draw in toward its own center.  Nola left the session feeling no pain and hoped that it would last longer this time.
A week later, when she arrived for her third treatment, she was ecstatic. She was completely pain-free and had given up all her pain medication. She said her doctor was surprised and impressed.  He found it hard to believe that she no longer needed the pills he had been prescribing for so long. She reported being somewhat shaky
and weepy but thought it was due to withdrawal from the drugs she had been taking for several months.
 It is several months now since she first came to see me. She is still pain-free, active,
happy, and riding horses.
Iris Otterson, CST
Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada 
CranioSacral Therapy Practitioner since 1998

How Upledger CST Affects the Symptoms of Autism  
Upledger Institute Alumni survey  
participants needed.
Upledger's CranioSacral Therapy Team at Special Therapies, Inc. of Waukesha, Wisconsin is sponsoring this extremely important survey designed to explore how Upledger CST affects the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders.


The survey team is seeking survey participants   

(3 separate surveys):



Upledger Institute alumnae:

 - qualified to provide at least the 10-Step Protocol   

   of Upledger CranioSacral Therapy

 - have worked with at least one client with Autism   
   Spectrum Disorder

Parents of clients who have sought Upledger CST for their child with Autism Spectrum Disorder


Clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder who have received Upledger CST

The survey takes less than 5 minutes of your time.  


If you or someone you know, meets the above criteria:  

Please go to this website to complete your respective survey http://www.specialtherapies.com


If you have trouble accessing the surveys, please contact Sue at info@specialtherapies.com or 262-347-2222.


Program utilizes CranioSacral Therapy and related manual therapies


Upledger Institute Clinic in conjunction with the Ricky Williams Foundation has launched the concussion therapy pilot program aimed at treating current and former members of the NFL.


Designed for football players with a predisposition to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), the five-day intensive clinical pilot will begin on July 14th at the Clinic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The intensive manual therapy program utilizes CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation and other healing modalities aimed at helping the body heal itself.


The objective of this study is to demonstrate that advanced therapies administered by certified, licensed manual therapists will help to alleviate the symptoms of post concussion syndrome.  Click here to view video and learn more.


Ricky Williams, who played professional football for 12 seasons and, like all players, suffered repeated trauma to his head and body during his career, strongly supports this pilot program.  In describing one of his best seasons as a player, Williams said, "During the summer before the 2009 football season, I went through the CranioSacral Intensive Program at The Upledger Institute Clinic looking to deal with some nagging physical complaints I had from past injuries. I ended up getting the relief I was looking for and much more. I credit much of my wellbeing and my 1000 yard season to the multi-modality manual therapy program I experienced at Upledger."


One and two-week Intensive Programs, as well as Mini-Intensive Programs, are now available for adults and children. For more information on the Upledger Institute Clinic, click here or call

561-622-4588, ext 1332.



New Workshop!

Thanks to all of you and your dedication to continued education, the first seminar of this new workshop, scheduled for August 14-17 in Visalia, California, already has a waitlist! So, you might want to check your schedules and register now for the only other seminar remaining in 2014; Dec 4-7 in Seattle, Washington.  


Developed by Tim Hutton, PhD, LMP, this course will build on the information and techniques covered in the CranioSacral Therapy and Immune Response training, and will cover the physiology and pathology of chronic inflammation and the gut. The course will address craniosacral palpation of related pathologies, as well as strategies for treatment using our process-oriented CST approach. That is, rather than learning how to "fix" such conditions, you will gain insight into how to support the body's own self-corrective mechanisms so that the body itself can heal in those situations. In addition, participants will expand the boundaries of and greatly deepen the subtlety and specificity of their craniosacral palpation skills.  




Healing on the River

Maureen Morgan


6140 Doffing Ave. 

Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076


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