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Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Volume Five: 5 Kindle Edition

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"Michael Shea is a consummate teacher. You can feel his presence as he speaks directly to the practitioner, presenting a new healing paradigm that assumes the client’s wholeness and the preexistence of health in the body. This book will change the way you think about your work, the ways you touch your clients, and how you experience the world in general."
—Marti Glenn, PhD, codirector of the STAR Foundation
"Michael Shea's fifth volume on biodynamic craniosacral therapy is a rigorous body of knowledge. From its in-depth exploration of embryology to its fully illustrated treatment techniques for babies in intensive care, the book is packed with wisdom that therapists will find priceless in their commitment to connect with the deepest rhythms of the human body. It raises the bar on ethical standards of practice for pediatric craniosacral care."
—Sharon Desjarlais, CC, CMMS, featured columnist in Massage Today and cocreator of the Client-Rich System for Women in the Healing Arts
"Biodynamic craniosacral therapy is a living, growing field that expands our relationship with the natural healing forces of life. In this volume, Dr. Shea opens that exploration further and shares new knowledge, thought, observation, and palpation exercises that help to expand the limits of our perception. Kudos to Dr. Shea for including the writings of women teachers and coauthors to bring in the 'feminine' aspects of the work."
—Mary Louise and Christopher Muller of the LifeShapes Institute
"Michael Shea continues to develop his vast and multilayered vision of the biodynamic therapeutic practice in this fifth volume. He and his numerous contributors continue to provide original commentary and innovative guidance, integrating a host of topics—ranging from spirituality and psychology to cleansing methods—into the practice of biodynamic craniosacral therapy."
—John Chitty, Colorado Institute for Energy Studies
"Another great detailed volume, this time focused on enhancing our understanding of embryology from a biodynamic perspective … a useful and fascinating reference for biodynamic and other practitioners."
—Cherionna Menzam-Sills, PhD, OTR, RCST, biodynamic craniosacral therapist and instructor, Continuum Movement instructor, prenatal and birth therapist

About the Author

Michael J. Shea is a preeminent expert in the fields of somatic psychology, myofascial release, and craniosacral therapy, and he is a founding member of the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings. In addition, Dr. Shea is adjunct faculty and teaches human embryology in the pre- and perinatal psychology doctoral programs at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. His clinical focus is on treating infants and children with neurological and developmental problems. The author lives in Juno Beach, FL.

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  • File Size: 8236 KB
  • Print Length: 512 pages
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books; 1 edition (April 30, 2013)
  • Publication Date: April 30, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008IU9NUM
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I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and moved to South Florida when I was 9. My first breath of fresh air was when I graduated from high school and attended Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana. That time of my life was all a blur.

Following college, I spent three years in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany. It was there that I was involved in a terrorist bombing attack and nearly killed. I write about this in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Volume 2. This altered my career path from a family of attorneys to becoming a licensed massage therapist and eventually moving to Boulder, Colorado, where I studied for several years at the Rolf Institute.

Not being satisfied with the status quo of manual therapy, I attended Naropa University and graduated with a masters degree in Buddhist and Western Psychology in 1986. My father died that year and I moved home, back to Florida, to become my mother's healthcare surrogate. She lived the last 12 years of her life on a total life support.

It was during this time that I worked on and received a doctorate in Somatic Psychology from the Union Institute. I actively began writing and teaching and still do to this day. Reading and writing is something I've always loved doing.

My spiritual path is deeply involved in Buddhism and I am fortunate enough to have His Holiness the Dalai Lama as my teacher. In addition, I spend time on a Navajo Reservation studying indigenous healing and shamanism. I stay busy and love what I do, especially my 23 year marriage to my wife, Cathy. I married a beach bunny and we live across the street from the Atlantic Ocean, which is where I go frequently to restore and renew myself.

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By Peter on January 13, 2015
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An intense and profound journey through aspects of Biodynamic Cranialsacral Therapy. A gentle roller coaster ride for the mind, heart and soul!
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