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Gillespie Approach-CFT Foundation Training Manchester UK

Taught by the CFT Global Team
Instructors: Holly Steflik and Kim Thomas Sherlock

Coordinator: Caroline Cross +44 7771 971736

Contact Caroline for payment.

Venue Details:

Yew Tree Wellness Center Carr Lane Alderley Edge Cheshire SK9 7LS


Monitor fee $450 (please register and let us know you are a monitor)

Cancellation Policy:

In the unlikely event a course has to be cancelled or rescheduled tuition fees paid will be refunded.  Cancellations by student prior to 21 days will receive refund minus 15% fee.  After 21 days the student may apply the tuition to a future training with The CFT Global Team.

CFT 3 day Foundation Training - The Gillespie Approach

Participants will learn: CFT - The Gillespie Approach

  • 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

What is CFT?
Craniosacral Fascial Therapy (CFT) is the work of Dr. Barry Gillespie. Based on his theory that the Craniosacral and Fascial systems are not separate, but one interconnected system, CFT blends two established modalities: Cranial Sacral Therapy and Myofascial Release, into a single, highly effective therapy.

This intricate system originates in the body's core around the brain and spinal cord and extends through the body's fascial web which surrounds and permeates every structure down to the cellular level. A healthy system allows for the free flow of Cerebrospinal fluid from the brain, down the spine, to the sacrum, and into the connective tissue (fascia). Strain anywhere in that system may affect brain function and mobility. Our brains must expand and contract, and any restrictions or damage to this motion, such as those due to difficult birth or head injury, can greatly effect our health and wellbeing. 

CFT techniques are designed to gently unwind accumulated fascial strain, allowing optimal mobility and therefore better brain function. When the Craniosacral Fascial system is loose and open, there is optimal flow of cerebrospinal fluid to help nourish the body and cleanse toxins. 

The Brain has to breathe. The Fascia has to be free.

All of us have experienced trauma. Difficult birth, surgery, auto accidents, falls, concussions. dental/orthodontics, vaccinations. and emotional trauma to name a few.

What you will learn

This is the foundation for mastering CFT. During this hands on learning three day seminar, you will explore the Craniosacral fascial system. You will learn gentle, yet powerful techniques with a great deal of treatment being exchanged during the seminar. Most participants find it personally and professionally transforming.

CFT can also be used to enhance or compliment other therapy. Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, though no prior medical or bodywork experience is required to attend the training. Parents are encouraged to learn CFT so they can obtain the skills needed to work on their children.

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.

CFT is effective for all ages and benefits a variety of conditions..

CFT for Children

Learning disorders
Sinus conditions
Neck pain
Tongue Tie

CFT for Adults
Neck pain
Jaw pain
Hip pain
Sinus conditions
Back pain
Pelvic pain
Tongue Tie