is like an ocean
rich with hidden treasures
open its innermost chambers
and light its lamp
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
a gentle way to heal
Biodynamic cranio-sacral therapy is a non-invasive and client centred healing approach, focussing especially on nervous system regulation to support a balanced, healthy and expansive flow of life in the body. In a session the client relaxes fully clothed on a massage table. From a calm and centered space the practitioner connects with the clients physical system through light and gentle touch. This educated and relational touch supports feelings of safety and opens possibilities for the body to unfold its story, its holdings, its aches and pains. By resonance the practitioner is guided to places calling for attention like back or joint pain, concussion, nervous tension or digestive disorders. In the non-judgemental holding field the innate intelligent forces of the body are invited to reconnect to their natural flow of intercommunicative and expansive health. Each session is tailored to the calling the body system brings forward, and nourished from the deep source of the natural flow of health in the body.
Wonder and Health
In balance, the body has a beautiful ability to regulate and heal itself. Similar to an orchestra, the body is an amazingly alive and communicative system, in which the organs, tissues and fluids are in a constant flow of relating with each other.
As practitioners rather than healers we are curious to find and support these natural expressions of aliveness, health and potency in the body and to acknowledge the inherent healing forces at work. We are especially interested in the expressions of the nervous system, as these reverberate throughout the whole body-mind and set the tone of our well-being. There is a natural tidal flow between cranium and sacrum. The deeper the nervous system is nourished in this tidal flow, the more harmony, balance and freshness will show within the body-mind. And with that in our lives, in our physical health, emotional stability and mental clarity.
How to overcome
Trauma and Pain
Traumatic memory does not only haunt the mind, it does haunt the nervous system. Any accident and injury, the smaller or bigger variations of neglect and abuse, experiences of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual mal-nourishment can create trauma-responses.
The body-mind, unable to process and digest a traumatic experience or a series thereof, tightly contracts around it and stores it in the tissues, the joints, and especially in the nervous system. The system gets hyper-sensitized and establishes patterns of experience (fight flight fix flop freeze). Dissociation and numbness may be present. The patterning of experience around contractions and dissociations can create serious disturbances and are able to pull a system out of its natural alignment around the spinal midline and out of full embodied interconnectivity and aliveness. A cascade of symptoms may follow.
The practitioner is invested to listen deeply into these accumulations to invite a resourceful process of natural release, emotional integration and physical realignment to support the clients body-system to successfully unlearn traumatic responses.
Welcome to Craniosacral Therapy!
I am fascinated to observe how life invites us to explore ever new chapters to deepen and expand. Many health journeys are these invitations to grow.
My journey began in West Berlin Germany. After finishing school I began to work with kids and families living in extreme poverty in and around Paris, France. I continued to do so back in Berlin as I decided to study education, anthropology and art therapy. Inspired by my yoga practice, I wrote my bachelors on art and embodiment and my masters about the history of embodiment. By then I was teaching in the context of an interdisciplinary research project and finished my phd with honours on embodiment, peer culture and technology.
Moving out of this urban life style, the wild years of Berlin from the Cold War till after The Wall came down, I arrived in Armstrong, BC of all places to live with my shining husband, some happily unbehaving children and all kinds of animals to root into the earth of this stunning land. I began to offer yoga and meditation classes and sessions for several healing modalities that I gathered over the years. As craniosacral therapy found me, all these approaches weaved together in the biodynamic expression of emotionally integrated somatic healing, which I happen to love and adore so very much. I hope to see you here!
My cranio-sacral sessions with Victoria have been absolutely amazing. Her kindness and gentle nature have aided in deciphering the visuals and feelings I experienced during the sessions. Each session seemed to open up new areas and I believe the result is a decrease in my stress and anxiety levels. One interesting experience was when a body part such as a toe or a shoulder “yelled” at me with some level of pain, and it was attended to during the session, the pain was not only relieved but I felt like another door had opened.
I have also experienced decrease in pain in my osteoarthritic toes.
You are very intuitive. The success of these sessions came from my readiness to look within and equally from your intuitive ability to guide me through the unknown. All these places we went to were unknown to me and they were fascinating explorations! It is a profound relationship with you. You have to be a special soul to do that kind of work that you do. Normal counselling is more practical.
Do you know to how many doctors and healers and shamans I went over the years? And with nobody I move like I move with you. It's you of course, and it is also this modality, which brings you home in your body.
NR, Lake Country
... a MOST heartfelt thank you for your skill and manner during our session... beautiful, unexpected and profound...
so happy to have met you.
You pull this flow into a room. People can breathe around you.
I feel like I've had an upgrade!
I am as happy and fulfilled
as butter if it found itself on a warm piece of toast where it can spread out and relax, fill into the cracks and leisurely drip over the sides.
There is no container.
I live with stage 4 cancer and what I love about Victoria's cranio-sacral sessions was that she wasn’t afraid to go deep with me, all the time making sure that I was doing ok as we explored and discovered together what was hiding in the dark. As each session progressed I began to discover and feel into parts of my body that I forgot were even there. With Victoria's encouragement I was able to welcome them back and start a new relationship with these parts that so desperately wanted to be loved and acknowledged. Each session I continued to find improvement in my breathing, my strength, my aches and pains and a greater feeling of overall health. I am truly grateful for Victorias courage as she supported me through some real difficult stuff. I feel privileged and truly blessed to work with her!
I did so much energy work over the years, but this is really different... This really works.
Healing Arts Studio
3410 31 Avenue
downtown Vernon, BC
For questions and bookings
contact Leslie at Tidal Elements
or send me a message
We are happy to welcome you!