Biodynamic Cranial Touch, also known as Stillness Touch, is an advanced Biodynamic practice of non-doing or “non-efferent” touch, which resonates with the natural wisdom and healing forces of the body to balance and harmonize the entire human being – from the history held in the tissues to the evolving spirit.
It is an approach that uses hands-on contact at key areas of the body (also considered a fulcrum of stillness). From this contact, a space or portal of stillness arises from which a potency or force and thereby possibility of healing occurs to restore the body to its natural state of wisdom, balance and harmony.
This unique therapy requires no manual involvement from the practitioner other than to facilitate a refined point of appropriate contact with the client.
What are its benefits?
BCT is for the evolution of consciousness and does not limit itself to symptom-diagnosis-treatment modalities.
The approach honours the perspective of Wholeness as Health, and recognizes that cranial tidal enfoldments correspond to states of consciousness with distinct perceptual capacities. The sessions are about reorienting to the health within you and remaining in direct contact with its expression in your body as consciousness.
In our times today, where we are constantly on the go, this is a way to reconnect with the stillness within us, giving rise to the possibility of healing at a truly profound and deep level. Although BCT is not therapy, it has shown to have therapeutic effects, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Clients often report feeling more integrated, balanced, relaxed, restored, a sense of being “at home” in themselves. They often also report resolution of physical symptoms, either at the time of the session or in the days after the session and notice personal issues or psychological patterns resolve. They often report a sense of deep rest and restoration with an increased sense of well-being.
BCT was founded by Charles Ridley and has its roots in Osteopathy, particularly the transmission of the founder of Cranial Osteopathy: William G. Sutherland D.O.Sutherland’s original impulse resulted in all three of the major forms of cranial practice we see today – mechanical, functional, and biodynamic. Charles Ridley was a student of Dr.DeJarnette, who was a student of Dr. Sutherland’s.