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Certificate of Excellence in Cranial Unwinding

With all the demands of our fast-paced society, sometimes you need a trained professional to help your body and mind relax and unwind. At Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA), our comprehensive 200-hour Cranial Unwinding program will lead the way. This program may be taken to fulfill part of your primary specialty requirements within some of our degree or diploma programs, to enhance your professional status, or simply to further your own personal growth and development through continued education.

In this program, you will learn how to read the "story" of the body, identify areas where issues are held, and follow the natural priorities for healing as directed by the client’s own physiology. Powerful healing transformations are often experienced by both the client and the practitioner. Once successfully completed, you will be awarded a Certificate of Excellence showing completion of 200 hours of specialization in the field of Cranial Unwinding.

* NOTE: Certificates of Excellence are not necessarily designed to serve as stand-alone vocational training and may not prepare you for gainful employment if taken independently of a diploma or degree program.

What Is Cranial Unwinding?

"Cranial Unwinding," also known as "Craniosacral Therapy," is based on the research of osteopathic physician John Upledger, founder of the Upledger Institute. The craniosacral rhythms are at the core of the body’s pulse, and learning to palpate and balance them is like discovering the ebb and flow of the ocean. With gentle manipulations of the skull and spine, restrictions of nerve passages can be eased or released. Cerebrospinal fluid can once again move freely, restoring balance and promoting healing throughout the body.

Cranial unwinding honors the body’s own innate healing ability. Subtle, palpatory skills are used to get into harmony, resonance and rapport with the client, while maintaining healthy boundaries. The idea is to develop a relationship that is completely non-invasive and client centered. This grounded, therapeutic modality is perfect for the individual who seeks to connect and harmonize the fluid nature of the body on both the physical and emotional levels.

What Are the Benefits of Cranial Unwinding?

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Cranial Unwinding has been shown to:

  • Promote relaxation and ease tension
  • Ease or eliminate chronic pain
  • Release energy blocks
  • Open energy pathways in the body
  • Restore balance
  • Promote revitalization
  • Encourage transformational healing
  • And so much more...

Cranial Unwinding Classes

Students enrolled in the Cranial Unwinding Certificate of Excellence program will study introductory and advanced Cranial Unwinding, including cranial anatomy, listening skills, polarity, communications, resonance and relations, and more. For a complete list of classes, click on “View Program Sheet” above or download our latest class schedule book.

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Explore Cranial Unwinding Today!

Interested in exploring Cranial Unwinding but not completely sure about signing up for the full 200-hour program? At SWIHA, we are so committed to helping  you find your bliss, we invite you to sit in on the first 4 hours of any introductory class before deciding whether to enroll.

Need additional information? We’ll be more than happy to explain all your options and answer any questions you may have. Just call 480-994-9244 and ask to speak with an admissions advisor today!

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