open to be
biodynamic cranio-sacral therapy treatments
a gentle way for the body to heal
is like an ocean
rich with hidden treasures
open its innermost chambers
and light its lamp
what is biodynamic
Biodynamic cranio-sacral therapy is a non-invasive and client centered healing approach. In a biodynamic cranio-sacral session the client relaxes fully clothed on a massage table. From a calm and centered space the practitioner connects with the clients body system through light and gentle touch. This educated and relational touch supports feelings of safety and relaxation and opens possibilities for the body to unfold its story, its holdings, its aches and pains. By resonance the practitioner is guided to places that are calling for attention like nervous tension, joint pain, a concussion or digestive disorders. In the non-judgemental holding field of the session the innate intelligent forces of the body are invited to find their natural flow of intercommunicative and expansive health.
Each session is specifically tailored to the calling of the moment, which the body system brings forward.
the invitation: realign with
aliveness and health
In balance, the body has the ability to heal and regulate itself. Similar to an orchestra the body is a very alive communicative system, in which the tissues and fluids are in relationship with each other and we are in relationship within our bodies. The biodynamic cranio-sacral approach aims to gently support the body to self-heal by supporting this communicative flow. As practitioners rather than healers we are curious to find 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. There is a natural tidal flow in the nervous system, as a healthy nervous system swings in a rhythmic flow between cranium and sacrum. The deeper the nervous system gets nourished in this tidal flow, the more balanced, harmonious and expansive it will swing, and the more health is available to express throughout the body-mind-system.
the invitation: overcome
pain and trauma
Traumatic memory does not only haunt the mind, it haunts the nervous system. Any accident and injury, the smaller or bigger variations of neglect and abuse, and experiences of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual mal-nourishment can create trauma-responses in the system. And the system gets stuck. The body-mind, unable to process and digest a traumatic experience or a series thereof, will tightly hold on to it and store it in the tissues, the joints, and especially in the nervous system (fight, flight, fix, flop, freeze). The system creates patterns of experience and gets hyper-sensitized to this form of imprint, dissociation and numbness may be present. Storage, dissociation and hypersensitization create disturbances for the whole system and pull it 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 Cranio-Sacral 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 school I worked 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.
From this academic life style in the wild years of Berlin during the Cold War till after The Wall came down, I moved to Armstrong BC of all places to live with my shining husband, some happily un-behaving kids 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 cranio-sacral 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.
THE INNER OCEAN
Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapy
1803 Pleasant Valley Road
Healing Arts Studio
3410 31 Avenue
downtown Vernon, BC
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