what is craniosacral therapy? – free talks in brighton

I’ve been asked this question hundreds of times during my 9 years of practicing Craniosacral Therapy in Brighton and Hove. Although becoming increasingly well known as a more mainstream complementary therapy, Craniosacral Therapy (often called CST or Cranio), is still a bit of a mystery to many.

In June I’ll be giving two talks on Craniosacral Therapy at Hove StressBusters in Hove and at Brighton and Hove Therapies in Brighton. There are offers on treatment for the month too for those attending so that you try out CST and see if it’s the right therapy for you and your family.


De-stressing with Craniosacral Therapy  and Metabolic Coaching

Hove StressBusters

Cornerstone Communty Centre, Hove 7pm

Craniosacral therapy uses a light touch to listen to the body’s stories. Life experiences, whether physical, traumatic or emotional, are stored in the body which compensates to best hold and contain what has happened to allow us to function as best as we possibly can. Over time, we experience symptoms and pain – and often stress!

Craniosacral therapy works with the central nervous system and allows natural balance to occur. As one of my clients recently described it, “It’s like being earthed”. It is an excellent therapy for stress and anxiety as it enables the nervous system re-set and settle, providing a foundation for good health and vitality.

My colleague Nicki Edgell, a clinical psycho-neuro-immunologist, will also be talking about Metabolic Balance and the impact of modern day stress on our metabolism, our weight, our circadian rhythm and behavior.

You will leave with practical tips on reducing stress to take home with you!

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Craniosacral Therapy  Explained

Brighton & Hove Therapies, Brighton



A informative free talk on the benefits of Craniosacral Therapy (CST) for health conditions and stress reduction. This is also an opportunity to meet me in person.

I will explain how the biodynamic approach to CST engages the wisdom of the body to restore natural balance and health with the skilled gentle touch and presence of the therapist. It empowers you to reconnect with yourself by helping to create the right conditions for health and wellbeing.

As well as enhanced health, energy levels and a shift in symptoms, many clients comment that they are more aware of themselves internally and their surroundings, and some experience profound shifts in themselves and how they relate to the world.

CST is suitable for the majority of conditions including stress & anxiety, headaches & migraine, back & neck pain, and jaw/dental complaints. It’s also a great boost for the immune system. Deborah also works with babies and children experiencing difficulties such as colic and reflux, sleeping or feeding issues, following birth, and separation anxiety.

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About Deborah

Deborah has been working with babies, children and adults locally for over 8 years and is passionate about working with the inherent health and wisdom of the body. Through her own personal practices including TRE (Tension Releasing Excercises), CST and yoga, Deborah brings a warmth, presence and vitality to her practice, treating with a skilled and non-judgemental approach.

Please call or text Deborah on 07886 659976 or email at contact@craniosacralbrighton.co.uk to book your place!


Babies & Children

At birth the bones of the skull can be likened to soft islands in a ballon of fluid—this allows the baby to make the journey through the birth canal. As a consequence of birth and early experiences, areas of the body may become restricted or compressed. However, in our early years of life the ability for release is greater as the bones have not yet formed. Such restrictions may resolve by themselves; sometimes they require a helping hand.

How can Craniosacral Therapy help?

Many early difficulties and developmental problems respond well to treatment including:


  • Breathing Disorders
  • Digestive problems
  • Colic
  • Sleeping irregularities
  • Hyperactivity
  • Structural Complaints
  • Restrictions and compressions resulting from a challenging birth

Ongoing benefits include:

  • Maintaining and optimizing health and vitality
  • Prevention of problems in later life

What does Craniosacral Therapy treatment with my child involve?

Prior to the first session I will ask you to complete a form with details of your baby’s/child’s birth and family history.

It is important that there is the time and space to explore what is happening for your child and to give them the freedom to openly express and communicate. For babies it is beneficial to be treated during feeding, as baby is in direct relationship with mum and settled.

It is essential that the little one feels a sense of containment and safety, and as such mum (or primary care giver), is encouraged to be close by and in direct contact with the child where possible.

At times during the session I will place my hands gently on different parts of the body to sense and work with restrictions in the tissues, fluids and nervous system of the little one. It is common to work with mum and baby together; this is because at early ages their two systems are reflective of each other; they are one. It also benefits bonding, and can help mum to relax too!