Learn The Gillespie Approach-CFT


Take the 3-day Foundation Course.

Over three days participants explore the Craniosacral Fascial system, learning gentle yet powerful techniques to facilitate fascial release.  

Participants will learn:

  • History & theory of CFT

  • Anatomy structures of the Craniosacral Fascial System

  • How to assess the brain cycle

  • How to palpate the sacral cycle

  • How to engage fascia for global release in the body

  • Dural tube release for optimum flow of cerebrospinal fluid

  • Fascial release of oral structures

  • How to release the four main CFT structures

  • How to feel fascial strain patterns

  • How to feel fascia thru sensory activities

  • Proper body mechanics while performing CFT

Workshops with CFT Global are hands-on and practical. A great deal of treatment is exchanged during the training, giving participants lots of time to practice and feel confident about using CFT techniques. CFT Global's teaching methods also incorporate sensory training and grounding exercises for strengthening crucial right brain awareness. Participants find it personally and professionally transforming.

Who can take the CFT Foundation Course?

Students come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, looking to deepen and expand their skills and compliment other therapeutic modalities. However, no prior medical or bodywork experience is required, and many parents take the course to learn techniques to benefit their own families. 

Previous CFT Global participants have included parents of brain-injured children, BodyTalk practitioners, massage therapists, acupuncturists, dentists, parents of children suffering from asthma and ADHD/ADD, nurses, homeopathic and medical doctors, etc. 

The Gillespie Approach CFT-Infant Training

Prerequisite is The Gillespie Approach - CFT 3 Day Foundation Training

The Gillespie Approach 3 day Infant Class teaches students the techniques developed by Dr. Gillespie to treat newborns and pre-crawling babies. Craniosacral Fascial Therapy (CFT)  may mitigate the negative effects of fetal and birth trauma. CFT may prevent many long term chronic conditions from appearing later in life. It promotes ideal conditions for cognitive brain function, structural cranial development and structural health.

Many infants are born with tight craniosacral fascial systems. These babies may present with conditions such as colic, reflux, constipation, nursing/latch issues, stridor, sleeping issues, asthma, earache, strabismus, torticollis, misshapen head and nervous system dysregulation. CFT may alleviate symptoms associated with these conditions by releasing fascial strain.

Tethered Oral Ties (TOTs) is a common condition that affects many infants. Tongue and Lip Ties can contribute to difficulty with suck, swallow, breath. CFT releases the restrictive fascial strain pattern that develops in fetal life associated with these ties. It is advised to have CFT before and after revisions to bring the fascia forward for an optimal release and address the deeper strain pattern.

We believe infants who have a healthy craniosacral fascial system have less risk of developing childhood conditions such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, asthma, speech and learning disorders.  The benefits of CFT may be felt by the entire family by creating a more enjoyable family environment with a happy and content baby. This healthy family dynamic flows into all areas of life.

CFT may contribute to improved infant neurological development. The Family Hope Center reports that children in their infant program with serious brain injury have reached their neurological developmental milestones 30% faster than those not receiving CFT. 

CFT may maximize  focus, concentration, memory, thinking, and other cognitive functions.

Ultimately, CFT may result in children who can become the best version of themselves.

The class will include lecture on infant-birth trauma and conditions that may benefit from CFT. Techniques will be demonstrated and students will have ample opportunity to practice on babies with instructor supervision.

How do I sign up? 

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