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Advanced Craniosacral: Death & Dying (CS17-17DEAT09)

September 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - September 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

In this course with Etienne Piersman, will explore the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of Dying. The fear of Dying will be individually explored and from there we will look at how we can prepare for Dying. The phases that the body goes through while Dying need to be understood so we can know how CS can help in these processes. We will explore how we can be with and help a Dying person. What is mourning and how can we help the family with their grief. How can we use Craniosacral while preparing for Death, during the process of Dying. Date: Friday Sept. 1 through Monday September 4, 2017 Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm Instructor: Etienne Peirsman, MM (29 CEUs)

What makes it so difficult to let go and ultimately to let go of the body. What are our fears about Dying?

We will explore the specific phases a body goes through when it is preparing to die and how we can recognize these states so we know what we can do to be with a dying person.

We will explore our own fears around so we can help the dying person to face their own fear. What is it we forgot to do in this life now that we are facing death? This is an invitation for students to explore this life so death when it comes can be a celebration.

We need to be able to help the family on how to be with the dying and help them with their grieving process.

Why is it that the death industry opposes dying with dignity and grace and what can we do about it.

We will look at the food intake, dreams and visions, hallucinations, hospice, near-death experiences and other phenomena that are possible at the time when the veil to the other world will be lifted.

We will experience our own death and what it means to die consciously, and above all how can Craniosacral and our touch contribute to facilitate this process.

Course Objectives:

– Understanding the physical process and how to use CS to help the process of dying

– Understanding the physical stages and how CS can ease the process

– Understanding how emotional distress can interfere and the dying process and how to deal with this

– Understanding how personal emotional processes of the practitioner can interfere with dealing with the dying

-Understanding how mental distress can interfere in the dying process

-Understanding how personal mental distress can interfere with dealing with the dying

-Understanding the ‘bucket list’ and how to deal with it

– Understanding the process of ‘letting-go’

-Understanding Hospice and what it can mean for the Dying

– Understanding the process of the family of the dying and eval with that

– Understanding the process of mourning

-Understanding the industry of Death and maintaining life at all cost

-Understanding the spiritual impact of Death and Karma

-Understanding the use of touch in a normal and in a hospital setting

Early rate expires 8/13/17

One hour dinner break – Bring a sack dinner (Bastyr’s dining commons closes at 3 p.m.)

Please Bring: Personal water bottle (filtered water dispensers available on campus to refill).

COURSE NOTES:  Reading Kubler Ross stages of dying

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room #286. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus

 Please Bring: Personal water bottle (filtered water dispensers available on campus to refill).

Coming from out of town? Inquire about renting a dorm room. Contact:
E-mail: confer@bastyr.edu
Phone: (425) 602-3075
Fax: (425) 602-3304


Etienne Peirsman, MM, is a biology and physical education teacher who has been involved with emotional training, encounter work, primal healing and meditation since 1974. He began teaching craniosacral (CS) in 1991, and founded several CS institutes in Belgium and the Netherlands. He is the founder and director of PCSA (Peirsman Cranio Sacral Academy) in the Netherlands. He is also the originator of the Cranio Sacral Professional Organization in Holland which began as a result of his students becoming professionals. As a result, he has a grandfather status in that organization and is an honorary member of the professional organization: The Dutch Cranio Sacral Practitioner Association (NCSV). Additionally, he has taught CS at the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts since 2008. See Etienne’s full program on: www.craniomasters.com

Etienne is the author of the book Craniosacral Therapy for Babies and Small Children, published by North Atlantic Books in 2006. His work encompasses the evolution from a bio-mechanical (Upledger) to a bio-dynamic approach (Sutherland/Sills). His specialty is the expression of the Heart, the long tide and their connection to meditation and enlightenment. He has said “Drop the word therapy. It is not part of who and what we are. Face it, you are perfect and your heart is perfect”.



September 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am
September 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
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Bastyr University


Bastyr University
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966 United States
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