Blue Turtle Craniosacral Therapy
We are all experienced craniosacral therapists and teachers. We draw on a diversity of backgrounds from the arts to the sciences, from martial arts to psychotherapy... to name a few.
We are passionate about our work and our aim is to promote personal development and professional growth in craniosacral therapy and related skills through an openhearted approach that reaches out to as many as possible.
We recognise the need for safety and are committed to the process that arises in ourselves as well as in our clients and in group work, and value supervision and reflective practice as part of this.
We want to assist practitioners in their search for expertise and experience, exploring in small groups different theoretical and practical ways of accessing health.
We recognise that craniosacral therapy is a wide and rich field, with many facets and potentials that are continuing to evolve. We hope to expand horizons, working with what we have in common as well as our differences, realising that the benefits of new learning can be boundless.
WHY BLUE TURTLE
I remembered a story that had captured me:
On 10 January 1992, containers on a Chinese cargo ship called Ever Laurel snapped loose in heavy seas near the International dateline. Over 28,000 plastic bath toys had spilt out into the ocean.
These Floatees started to wash up in California, Vermont, the Alaskan coast, a remote island close to Siberia and so on.
A group of oceanographers picked up the story. Here was the biggest and best experiment to test out and map current tidal flow based on wind dynamics and temperature changes. Twelve years later, with the cooperation of dedicated beachcombers, local newspapers, casual dog walkers and children, reports were still coming in of findings further and further afield. An unlikely accident had subsequently contributed to considerable serious research by oceanographers, even helping to locate people lost at sea.
In early 2011, my casual retelling of this tale slipped into the stream of our conversation concerning Craniosacral CPD and fired our imagination with the immediate relevance of its core idea; Serendipity and Cooperation.
Monica did some research that evening, confirming that amongst the yellow ducks, there were also green frogs, red beavers, and Blue Turtles. It was an easy find.
In many traditions, the Turtle is the oldest sacred symbol for our planet, often appearing as part of a creation myth, carrying the world upon its back or supporting the heavens. In Native American teachings, Turtle reminds us that the way to heaven is through the Earth.
We must see the connection to all things: just as the turtle cannot separate itself from its shell, neither can we separate ourselves from the earth. A symbol of truth, it invites us to honour the creative source within us by staying grounded and viewing life situations with compassion.
Turtles inhabit the shore, using both the land and the water; shore areas are associated with doorways to other worlds or dimensions and the turtle is sometimes known as the keeper of the doors.
The turtle shell was used as a calendar having thirteen large patterned scales and twenty-eight small scales around the shell, symbolic of the lunar calendar and the phases, which comprise each lunar cycle.
DIARY OF EVENTS
May 15, 2021
Potency, Resource and Energy Levels
Sep 18, 2021
Monkey Picks Fruit: Tai Chi Workshop 1
Developing Tai Chi skills to support therapists
Oct 16, 2021
White Crane Spreads Its Wings: Tai Chi Workshop 2
Tai Chi movements and principles that can be used to support clients
Nov 6, 2021
Finding Your Practitioner Path
Other Courses Dates to be Arranged
Working with Neurological Disorders
Living Waters and the Earthing of Consciousness
Elissa Dell with Sophia Smith
Listening to the Voice of the Bone
Monica Anthony & Elissa Dell
Working with the far reaching impact of mild traumatic Brain Injury.
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