In the stillness of this moment lays the wisdom of the body. Accessing stillnes opens the door to the forces of health and inner harmony. - Chintan Veet, founder of Craniosacral Resonance
CS Resonance is based on the findings and experience of William Garner Sutherland D.O., an American osteopathic physician and the founder of cranial osteopathy. In the early part of the 20th century, Sutherland became aware that the body expresses a subtle rhythmic pulsation driven by its own intrinsic forces. He noticed that this motion is present throughout life, from conception till death, and represents a direct expression of the inherent health of the human body. He called this tide-like motion primary respiration. Sutherland devised a new modality to enhance the action of primary respiration through a gentle manipulation of the body.
Towards the end of his life, Sutherland realized that primary respiration is an expression of a profound universal creative principle that he called the breath of life with its own intelligence and wisdom. This understanding gave him a totally different perspective on the nature of his therapeutic approach. Treatments were not anymore about doing something from the outside but rather about being, listening to and supporting the breath of life in its different expressions. From then on, accessing this inner wisdom and the forces at work within the human body in a soft receptive manner became the focus of his work. Following Sutherland’s later work, different osteopathic physicians contributed to the advancement of the breath of lifeapproach. It eventually became known as biodynamic craniosacral therapy when taught outside the osteopathic framework.
Craniosacral resonance is a biodynamic approach to craniosacral therapy. It is rooted in the breath of lifeconcept and was developed by Chintan Veet after many years of clinical practice, inner exploration and prolonged meditation.
Craniosacral Resonance recognizes the holistic nature of the human body. It is based on the understanding that in a deep state of relaxation and trust, the human body can more readily access its own state of balance, inner peace and silence – all of which have a profound clearing and regenerative effect.
The intention of Craniosacral Resonance is to facilitate a clearer expression of primary respiration, our inherent health, and its life sustaining forces. With a gentle, tuned and specific positioning of the hands, the practitioner listens to and supports the forces of the breath of life in their different expressions, thus enabling the body to access its own clearing and regenerative resources.
Craniosacral Resonance is grounded in a solid knowledge of anatomy, physiology, embryology and modern neuro-biological and developmental findings.
Chintan Veet (2014) “Study materials for the training in Craniosacral Resonance”,
Rollin E. Becker, D.O. (1997) “Life in Motion: The Osteopathic Vision of Rollin E. Becker”, Stillness Press LLC
Franklyn Sills (2011 and 2012) “Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics: Volumes 1 and 2”, North Atlantic Books.
Michael Shea (2007-2013) “Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Volume One – Five”, North Atlantic Books.
James Jealous – “The Biodynamics of Osteopathy in the cranial field” – audio materials