Our Plilosophy
…  about the training process generally

Dr John E. Upledger philosophy about his work with people had a unique element. He strongly believed that the therapist is present to support and follow the inner wisdom of each client. However, the client takes the responsibility of his healing process. This gives the power back to the person about taking decisions about the life, the health and the wellbeing.

Dr John has followed the same Philosophy into his educational curriculums. He believed that we are here to support you and follow your unique learning process. But the responsibility to develop your skills is yours. He also believed that anyone who has the right intention and caring approach can be trained and develop his hands-on skills to do this work. So, he opened his courses not only to people that had a medical background but also to people who were healthcare professionals and at sometimes to people that they didn’t had a previous exprerience.

People usually report the the amount of information in the courses is huge. That is true, in a part. That’s why we offer a lot of support after each course you take with different ways to meet up with your needs. If you do not know the anatomical background you need to read abou this topic. Iyou haven’t used your hands-on skills, it is time to start doing it now. And if you don’t have people to practice on them, please ask to offer a free session your siblings, friends, your co-workers, the gardener or the cleaning lady. Everybody loves CST.

CranioSacral Therapy Training with Upledger Institute is:


The Upledger CranioSacral Educational Curriculum is designed as a sequence of 5 stages. Each stage is consisted of a workshop 4 days long. These workshops are intensive and demanding.  When you complete the first step you may move forward to the next one. You cannot pass from step 1 to step 3. You need to follow and accomplish the whole series as it is designed.

You may move from one step to another at your own pace. Nobody will force you to move forward if you are not ready yet. The best practice is to allow time for you in order to practice and really comprehend the material of each course before you participate on the next workshop (at least three months). This way you hands-on skills will have time to develop, you can cover the required reading and feel more confident about you. There is no time time limit to end the training. Remember  that “Tortoise Beats Hare”. So, keep it steady!


The workshops are primarily experiential. There are numerous demonstrations and ‘hands-on’ exercises supported by clear, illustrated lectures, connecting the practical to the theory and the type of symptoms clients may experience. All aspects of each workshop’s syllabus are brought together in a form that can immediately be integrated into your own practice. Those who require greater degrees of technical depth and detail will find the textbooks and research work satisfying, but we emphasise that the aim of the workshops is to encourage and support an objective and compassionate therapeutic approach.

High Quality

At each workshop you are provided with a comprehensive study guide of the course material with ample space for your own notes. All course material has been written and organised by Dr John Upledger, whose textbooks also provide a detailed anatomical, physiological and research background for the workshops and describe every technique; those that have changed since the textbooks were written will be clearly pointed out to you in class (or study groups).

High Quality

An Upledger Institute Certified Instructor is assigned for your workshop. All the UI instructors have done a specialized training and they have a lot of expierience. They follow an extensive programme of their preparation, with practice in lecturing and they wotrk together with a number of other instructors bedore they get their approval to teach. Usually the also have their own practice is CST.

Your Part Of The Work

The last -but not least – element of your education is the work from you. We will support you through this process with our study groups, and one by one supervision of your practice. You can always become a Teaching Assistant and come and help us after you complete the SER1. Don’t forget that the best practice is to use your hands on many different bodies! They will love it , too!!

Do you like it?

Find out more from the Overview of our courses.

(Or you can jump to Where to Begin if you are really keen…)