Craniosacral and Trauma Release Training and Embodied Awareness Intensive in Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Adelaide, Cairns and Perth
"Thank you Michael for organising a very special thought provoking 4 days. It incorporated so much – finding a deeper awareness not only of self but of surroundings and gaining a better ability to just be there for those that cross our path. Sharing experiences, trauma, meditation, dance, feelings of just being accepted with no judgement – the caring, hugs, laughter, and all in such a beautiful place. Expressing traumatic events, witnessed by others, with words and tears and anguish has been positive – as though this burden that has been a part of my body/being has dissipated and the hole has healed. More than that I can’t explain, but there is a lightness in that small (but what was invasive) place. Thank you so much Michael for your input, organising, information, generous sharing and your caring. Great material you covered and I really liked your summarising at the end of all we had learnt." With kind thoughts - Trisha VDB
"Thank you so much for your amazing course- it has transformed the way I work and I am enjoying applying everything in my practice. I have done just over 50 treatments, some combining Bowen and Craniosacral, but most being just CST. I love the way the work is so varied, from physical trauma, emotional, birth etc- I just never know what the next treatment will bring which makes life interesting and exciting, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to share this technique with my clients, family and friends. Results have been really good, lots of resolution of pain and I am seeing genuine shifts and return of health in often subtle but profound ways." - Ellisa Nash
"It's was the best decision for me to join Craniosacral level 1 back in May 2015 at the Craniosacral Institute. After researching a few in the market, I was drawn to Michael, and proven to be the best. For a total beginner in the energy work, it was an eye opening experience for me.
Michael has such a gentle way of presenting his teaching and sharing his knowledge, which made everyone feel safe to share and to open up. I completed all 4 levels as each level was another wow experience. I couldn't wait to see what each level could bring.
The deep listening and presence approach is not only the vital part of the craniosacral therapy, but also very important part of our daily lives. The more I learnt from Michael's teaching, the more healing and love I received from all the students. It was such an incredible retreat experience at Level 4, we laughed, cried, and rejoiced together as one. I'm forever grateful for the love and care that Michael and all the assistants/students brought to each level and I doubt any other cranio teacher/school will give you that safe, loved and cared experience like the one Michael can offer!
Each course is my retreat to be away from my usual obligations/identities, and just to be myself, in Michael's sacred space, to enjoy and to share. Words really can't describe the feeling when your souls are echoing with each other. We just love Michael! It's very hard not to love him!
I Highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested to learn about Craniosacral Therapy. I look forward to many more trainings we can do together." - Love, Staci
"Thank you so much for a life changing training for me, I am now living so differently in my body as I feel I am connected all the way through and love feeling grounded here on planet earth again! I also so appreciate the teaching of deep listening presence, this is not just applicable for giving sessions but is a way of living my every day life, being here, grounded and present in every moment I remember to feel my feet on the ground. I cannot express my gratitude for the way you teach all this, it is in complete alignment with where I come from in my own practice of living as awareness and presence.
I look forward to further trainings with you in the future and in sharing this way of working with my clients." - With love and gratitude, Ana
"An amazing weekend full of love, care and consideration for our continued healing and growth and for what we can now share with others. My heart is filling:)))" - Mary-Lou
"Thank you again Michael for creating such a loving and comfortable space to learn in. If only all classrooms could make students feel so relaxed, supported and heard. I feel very blessed to have met you all and I look forward to keeping in contact with everyone and immersing myself in practice." - Sam J x
"I love your work, it is profound, healing and heart centred. It was an auspicious time and experience for me at level 4 - deep core healing of emotions and memories in pre and perinatal time. Healing of trauma is very important work and you teach it in a wonderful way. I was able to bring love and forgiveness to the core of my Heart & Soul and let all the dark frozen material be healed transformatively. You have also shown me that the work can be fun and not a dirge or lament. The dancing, singing and oxytocin hugs took care of all that. I feel lots of love and gratitude for your depth of heart love that you shared and taught. Also beginning with Pranayama and Meditation each morning created a safe space for us all to be - like a "Womb Surround". - Love and Blessings, Michael
“I’ve had amazing feedback from my clients and have been blown away by the power of this technique. I will definitely come back for more training.” – Leanne Cave
“Ever since my emotional release during the class, I have noticed a sense of 'letting go' of feelings of needing to be accepted or taking things too personal. It's really kind of liberating to think that I can be more 'true' to myself … I have started practicing on my friends already and they are amazed at how powerful, yet gentle it is. Loved doing the Cranial Sacral course and will practice as much as I can. Thank you so much for leading me on this path.” - JL
“Prior to completing the 2nd level, I could not have anticipated just how powerful the intra-oral work could be. In my practise as a myotherapist, I have found the jaw work to be a very practical introduction to craniosacral, due to such issues as jaw/teeth grinding, snoring, pain from dental procedures, TMJ issues etc. A lot of these patients now receive craniosacral work as a matter of course.” – Shane McNear
"I wanted to express my deep felt gratitude to you for sharing this amazing work. Your presence and teaching style was so authentic and your ability to hold the space for the group and yet at the same time for each individual was amazing. With craniosacral I noticed that if I am present with my self and the person on the table and coming from a space of no intention, I began to feel as though I am just holding their energy ( or cranio rhythm) like you would hold a child's hand, and by doing that the energy increased or shifted and moved in some way. And in that the clarity came, I don't have to do anything, I don't have to channel divine love or spirit because that's what this person is, the universal divine spirit. They don't need to be channeled into them they just need someone to "listen" to them, to acknowledge and to allow them. They are the universal divine so why would they need that channeled to them! By me just holding that present state is all that is needed for healing. They heal themselves by my being present with them or in my words "holding" that space and following them. It now seems so simple! I can't believe I haven't stumbled across it before, and hence I am so grateful and excited to have this been given this wisdom now. So you will definitely be seeing me again, I intend to finish all 4 of your levels.
Love and gratitude" - Jenny Travis
"The experience of the teaching you presented left me feeling very honourable, like I had been given a tool that requires a humanity to allow the flow to be released. Now working with this tool, I am amazed with the quality it delivers. 6 out of 6 people I have massaged in the last two days have experienced marked improvement." - Kay Booker
“I've been using Craniosacral & Trauma Release on clients. One had car accident 4 years ago. After pushing a mower, her body was painful all over and she also had a migraine. Focusing on the car accident stress released the migraine and the pain in her body and neck. Thanks" - Marg Hoffman
"I have always been a bit dubious about any courses having in their outline 'learning intuition'. Holy cow! You did it Michael. I have never felt more intuitively connected in my treatments." - Nicole Woodward
"Michael and his assistants had a wonderful presence and guidance throughout the course. I felt very safe throughout the whole process." - Stefanie Allison
"I loved it and I have gained a lot of knowledge to apply in my practice of massage starting tomorrow. I feel craniosacral work is taking me in the direction that is right for me at this point in my life. Thank you to Michael, Joan and Joanna for your help and guidance." - Therese Norman
"Just wanted to let you know how much the Cranial Sacral has impacted on me. I'm in a constant state of euphoria & joy. My jaw continues to release & my neck I feel is better than it ever was. My posture has improved and I know now how vacant I was in the past, because I am now truely present. Thank you again." - Always in health Athena Pasialis
"Loved everything about the course: the quality education, the powerful practice and the group dynamic. Thank you Michael." - Patricia Famulari
"I thoroughly enjoyed the course, a lot to experience. Staying open minded and being of a beginner's mind as Michael said is definetely a good approach in life. Knowledge wise, it's been sensational." - Dea Sani
"The benefit in participating for me was to be able to tap into the cranial rhythm and learn how to follow it and help the client release. I loved all of it! I am very excited about the opportunity to use this method and learn to listen, follow and allow." - Tina LaRocca
"I enjoyed the course immensely. I enjoyed mostly the use of intuition and the encouragement to stay present in the body. For me it was a great reminder. I think the teaching methods were very appropriate and of a high level." - Rebecca Cassar
"Although there was heaps of information and holds to get through, nothing was rushed. Adequate space was allowed for each move as well as the recovery post-treatment. The whole weekend was a beautiful experience. Thank you!" - Michelle Ruskin
"Thank you! This was so much better than I had anticipated (compared to Upledger). I learned so much. You are very gifted at what you do. I feel like I learned more life lessons during this workshop than craniosacral, and I learned a lot of craniosacral. The class and the experience it brought was awesome. It was a good way to learn CST techniques with a lot of individualized attention and hands-on experience. I felt a lot of important material was covered from the technical to the spiritual, all will be helpful in practicing CST and in daily life. This work gets to core issues, both physical and emotional. I thought the class was well structured and flowed nicely. Very comfortable environment."
"Yes, as you promised, many "bizarre" mysteries occurred this weekend in our class, and each of them that I experienced make me truly excited. This kind of special excitement - derived from healing activity as simple as listening closely - fuels my desire and happiness about being alive." -Angie Felty
"For those of you possibly interested in taking a great Craniosacral class, I highly recommend this one in the Bay area: Craniosacral Release 1- Core Practices with Dr. Michael Aaron. The classes are technically informative, thorough and lots of time is given for hands on learning. Although I already took an Upledger Craniosacral therapy class many years ago and use it in my practice, Dr Aaron's method helped me to become more intuitive and skilled in really tuning in to my clients needs, receiving excellent immediate feedback." -Ruth Stein
"In contrast to the Upledger class I took, Dr. Aaron’s class was small and personal. I felt a big difference listening to a person teaching in a direct manner, from their own insights and personal reference rather than following a curriculum. There was a sense of the moment, of spontaneity. I began to get the feel of who was around me, to become aware of other humans. This awareness was supported by an interesting objective and intuitive observing exercise, sharing circle, movement and meditation. I felt held and supported in my desire for touch to allow and follow movement." -Barbara Vos
"This was one of the most intensely rewarding courses I have participated in. It helps to release and integrate the entire body, mind and spirit." -Deborah Noble-Mares
"This course gave me powerful skills to use to help me be of service to animals and humans in improving their overall health status. It broadened and deepened my healing and intuitive abilities in many ways and took me to a whole new level in my competence as a practitioner. I couldn't have asked for better instructors. The flow was very good, minimizing both physical fatigue and classroom overload and maximizing useful time. I also appreciate that the freedom of finding our own styles was modeled by having teachers who practice different styles." -Lynn Loftin
"Excellent, enjoyed the hands on most. The workshop binder is a great way to review." -Karen Trujillo
I really liked the flow and pace of the course. Taking the course increased my body awareness and intuition. Having pictures of the poses helped a lot. Demos followed by practice on the teacher and then practice on each other was an excellent format." -Hamid Mahmood
"I was right to decide to continue with these courses. I think the small classes are much easier to follow and be comfortable in. I definitely am looking forward to the next classes." -Chris Shigihara
"This course is about a complex subject, given in a very simple easy to use manner. It will help with the work that I do with infants." - Susan McCabe R.N.
"Very comprehensive and well taught class. The visualization helped enormously with learning. Thank You Dr. Aaron." - Helen Drew
"I was pleased with the teaching methods and the thoroughness of the notes. As a professional educator and college instructor, I found the course well presented and a pleasure to attend." - LaRue Morris
"I think you did an excellent job of lecture, demonstration and giving individual attention during the hands-on section." - Pat Dahlstrom
"Dr. Aaron gave us confidence with the techniques in a short amount of time." - Carole Stolz
"There is just a wealth of information in this course. I believe this work can be beneficial to many people." - Lisa Usher
"I appreciate that the teacher was patient and he made it a nice experience." - Sandi Bermudez
"All the methods were excellent but I most enjoyed the visualization. That was a very powerful tool." - Rhoda Johnson-Byrne
"I appreciated most the combination of lecture, demonstration and the opportunity to practice the techniques." - Mary Jean-Singleton
"I liked all the hands-on. Great course." - Barbara Robinson, D.C.
"The visualizations were very helpful and effective. Thanks, great class!" - Terri Campbell
"I enjoyed the class, the teacher and meeting new therapists. I'm eager to start using this new information in my practice. I think it's very subtle yet powerful work. Thank you for having this class available." - Linda Duffield
"The presentation, manual and slides were well prepared. I enjoyed Michael's knowledge and willingness to share his experiences." - Debra Yost
"It was an incredible addition of many techniques for me. I love the series that you have put them in; it makes the information much easier to remember and apply. The course was definitely worth every minute and dollar. Thank you for the experience."
- Dawn Laehy
"I found a modality that is aligned with my true inner work, feels as natural as breathing, and its effects are many times more profound than high force techniques." - Trulie Langer
"Highly informative, I enjoyed Dr. Aaron's gentle and clear explanations and his careful observations and thoroughness in supporting our progress. It will be very useful in my private practice and working in the chiropractic office. Thank you." - Victoria Johnson-Stokes
"Very descriptive, every technique was excellent (Especially since I'm visually impaired). Take the class!" - Jan Graves
"As a massage therapist, this course makes me more marketable and useful to clients." - Pam Overton
"I loved the teaching methods and visualization. Excellent!"
- Phyllis Sindel
"Excellent, every registered nurse should take it." - Karen Schneider, R.N.
"An excellent, well taught course that is beneficial no matter how much prior cranial schooling you've had. Creative, innovative and informative." - Teresa Wertheimer
"I would recommend taking the course because of the inner awareness and self-healing that occurs." - Patricia Wright
"It opened me up to a new world of subtle energy flow. I appreciated the personal attention." - Lois Vancil
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