2014 Breath of Life Conference Videos

2014  APTA & BCTA/NA
Science and Spirituality Breath of Life  Conference Video Recordings

Please enjoy these 2014 Conference videos.




Lecture #1:  A Comprehensive View of the Human Energy System by Roger Gilchrist, MA, RPE, RCST®
This presentation explores the relationship of Biodynamics and Polarity Therapy to the Human Energy System, when the energy-based therapy is sufficient for healing, how a practitioner may ensure changes at a physiological level, and more.  An emphasis is put on the bridges between fields in healthcare and between mainstream and CAM approaches, which raise important concerns for our disciplines that must be addressed in order to become more widely accepted.
Roger is the founder of the Wellness Institute, an international school for Energy Medicine. He has authored Craniosacral Therapy and the Energetic Body, and a forthcoming book on Polarity Therapy. In addition to being a psychotherapist, Roger also practices Polarity and Craniosacral and teaches both internationally.

Lecture #2Mystical Marketing: Integrating Your Spiritual Values with Your Business Model by Mary Cheers, LMT, RMT
This presentation explores the special needs of bodyworkers to run businesses with integrity. Spiritual values can enhance business success as well as personal satisfaction. Techniques and personal practices for becoming comfortable with marketing will be discussed, as well as how to clarify and cope with your own feelings about money and success.
Mary has taught clinical massage, subtle energy techniques and business practices for practitioners since 1992.  She has studied the Body/Mind/Spirit connection for the past 29 years. Her private practice is in Dayton, Ohio.

Lecture #3:  Becoming Conscious To Move Freely and Fluidly as the Light Beings We Areby Elizabeth Hammond  M.Ed., RCST, RPP, CPE
WellSpring Integration System (WSIS) is a vibrational approach to client awareness and self‐education founded on the precepts of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Polarity Therapy. As the practitioner uses sensitive touch and particular energetic protocols to help reconnect the body’s systems to its natural intelligence, the receiver may notice forgotten awarenesses of physical sensations and the body’s physiological, energetic and psycho‐emotional vital currents that open to liberate encapsulated stagnation.
Elizabeth Hammond’s 35 years of study, teaching and counseling led to the development of a conscious communication process to assist awakening. She has been a Polarity Practitioner since 1978 and a Biodynamic Craniosacral practitioner since 1993. She developed the WellSpring Integration System in 1996 and taught the first WSIS seminar in 2006.

Lecture #4Polarity Bodywork to Open the Cranial System by Sharon Porter, RCST®, RPE, SEP, STRP
In this presentation, attendees learn a toe rock Sharon developed on Polarity principles for head/neck/spine, ankle twirl for the diaphragm; Neck Diagonal work from the lateral cranial base to opposite upper lateral head; and how to rock the spine by pulling on one bent knee while seated on the floor. Attendees can compare cranial expression before and after and take home practical bodywork to apply clinically.
Sharon is a master bodyworker, trauma specialist, teacher of integrative energy systems work and Developer of Somatic Trauma Resolution.

Lecture #5:   Dancing with Yang & Yin by John Chitty,RCST®, RPP, BCST
This presentation is half theory of Polarity Counseling and half demonstration of applications, particularly the two‐chair method. It will reflect the contents of his new book, Dancing with Yang & Yin, and will give an overview of key chapters from the book. One will gain an understanding of the value and theory of “Polarity Counseling” and introductions to methods for its use.
John is the owner of the Colorado School of Energy Studies in Boulder, Colorado and has practiced Polarity Therapy since 1979.  John served APTA as Board President from 1994 to 1999.

Lecture #6:   Movement That Supports the Midline and the Bioelectric Field by Mary Louise Muller, RCST®, M.Ed., RPP
This presentation is a journey of exploration into the midline and the bioelectric matrix. There will be a short video from Franklyn Sills describing the Primal Midline and the bioelectric field.  Mary Louise will work with her version of Franklyn’s “three body chi gung” and share polarity yoga support for the midline.
Mary Louise has received awards for pioneering contributions in both the fields of Polarity Therapy and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. She is co‐author of Energy Exercises, international teacher and holistic practitioner.

Lecture #7The Original Blueprint and the Embryology of Erich Blechschmidt by Christopher Muller RCST®, RPP, RPE
Participants will learn about metabolic fields as presented by Erich Blechschmidt and their role in forming the human body. We will then apply this knowledge to listening for the embryological impulse and the underlying intentions of the “original blueprint” in relationship to session work.
Christopher has taught Polarity Therapy for 35 years and Craniosacral Therapy for 22 years. Developer of the Swiss disarticulated skull and publisher of the books of Erich Belchschmidt, he teaches internationally.

Lecture #8The Rainbow Bridge: Dr. Randolph Stone by Kathleen Morrow, RCST®, RPP, LMT
Dr. Stone was working with soldiers returning from WW II with severe brain dysfunction (seizures) and problems with digestion, pelvis/leg/spine boney structure, heart and lungs. He tracked it all to a locked Respiratory Diaphragm with its connection into fascial tracks of muscle and brain. He found that “shock” will cause us to “intake” suddenly… flattening the diaphragm. You will learn to use skills from Polarity and BCST to release the diaphragm and stabilize all of the above.
Kathleen is the director of the state approved School of Inner Health in Colorado.  She has forty years of experience in various Holistic Therapies including: Biodynamic Craniosacral, Polarity, Lymphatic Drainage, Applied Kinesiology, Massage and Essential Oils.