Biodynamic Skills for Psychotherapists

Inherent Health resides in all of us as an intelligence greater than our own mentality.  This deep inner Health is never lost and is the true center of all healing processes.  Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) provides a reliable means to access this deep Health in order to resolve trauma, stress and other causes of physical and psycho-emotional suffering.


In his 30+ years of teaching and clinical practice, Gary Peterson, RCST®, has developed a hands-on, energetic clinical approach that blends BCST with prenatal/birth therapy, Polarity Therapy, trauma therapy and  elements of somatic experiencing and polyvagal theory.  He has studied extensively under Franklyn Sills, Anna Chitty and the late Ray Castellino, and attended workshops with Peter Levine, Stephen Porges, James Oschman and other leaders in the fields of trauma resolution, neuroscience and energy medicine.  At the urging of some of his students and clients who are also psychotherapists, Gary saw the value of bringing the unique skills and understanding of BCST to the psychotherapy community.


In order to consolidate the elements of the BCST program that are seen to be most useful for psychotherapists, he re-arranged his BCST Foundation Training and put the “psychotherapy-friendly” material in the beginning of his BCST Foundation Training, taking up the first 8 modules.  Psychotherapists will join the other BCST Foundation Training students during this portion, to learn these unique skills.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Touch


I try to create a learning environment that is safe • comfortable • engaging • experiential • fun • resourcing • partnership-oriented (non-hierarchical) • diverse • inclusive


We’ll do hands-on trades and other experiential exercises every day, and we welcome everyone’s insights and wisdom to enrich the learning.  Among the many uniques aspects of the training, you will learn:


• Skills of being and relationship
• The practitioner neutral
• The window of presence
• Harmonic resonance
• Body-centered verbal skills
• Tracking subtle motion


• You’ll also learn how to palpate (sense) key nervous system structures, including:


The sympathetic ganglia chain • The parasympathetic terminus • The locus coeruleus • The amygdalae • The HPA axis • The nucleus ambiguous • The polyvagal complex


• And you’ll explore the unique process of deepening into these subtle experiences:


The tidal rhythms
The holistic shift
Levels of stillness
The Inherent Treatment Plan



2021 Classes

2021 Pre-Training Introductory Event
November 11-13 (3 days): Introduction to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
(You can take this Intro with no obligation to take the 2-year training)

2022 Classes

Module 1: January 13-15, San Rafael Location:   Skills of Stillness, Being and Relationship

Module 2: March 10-12, Sebastopol Location:  Energy Fields and Their Subtle Motions

Module 3: May 19-21, San Rafael Location:  Inherent Health: From Stillness to Form

Module 4: July 7-9,  Sebastopol Location:  States of Balance and Stillness

Module 5: September 15-17, San Rafael Location: Inertia, Shapes & Augmentation Skills

Module 6: November 10-12, Sebastopol Location:  The Nervous System: Bodywide Intelligence

2023 Classes

Module 7: January 12-14, San Rafael Location: Working with Trauma and Chronic Stress

Module 8: March 23-25, Sebastopol Location: The Sentient Little One: Aware in the Womb


QUESTIONS?  Feel free to contact Gary at


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YOU CAN TAKE THE INTRO TO BCST ON NOV 11-13 WITH NO OBLIGATION TO TAKE THE ENTIRE TRAINING.  A great way to check out the BCST approach and Gary’s teaching style, to see if they work for you.

To register for the Introduction to BCST, click here and scroll to the bottom of the page