Course Requirements

THE NEXT CST1 WORKSHOP WILL BE FEBRUARY 9-12th 2025 IN LOUGHREA, CO. GALWAY. THIS IS THE START OF A 2 YEAR PROGRAMME TO BE A FULLY QUALIFIED CRANIOSACRAL THERAPIST.

To confirm your place :  €830.00 non refundable booking fee is due 2 months before course starts

The payment structure is explained below as are the special payment plans. The discounted fee applies to students paying for the whole 2 years in one go.

Q. What are the Standard Course fees and when are they due?

Fees are set out below.

Q. Are there any payment options? Yes.

There is a discount for paying the course fee in one go, and there are also options to pay in more than three instalments. See the Payment Plan below for details.

Option 1 ) Full payment €6100 in one instalment 14 days after CST 1 Total €6930

Option 2 ) 3 Instalments of €2130 14 days  after CST 1 workshop September 2025 & April 2026 Total €7220

Option 3) 20 monthly Instalments of €324 starting 14 days after CST 1 workshop Total €7310

Payments are made the first of every month.

Q. Are there any other expenses?
 Very few.

The fees are inclusive of all your workshops, study groups, clinical practice days, exam fees, zoom calls, online support, study guides, required books for CST1, CST 2 and SER workshops, student insurance and IACST membership for 1 year. The only cost left to you is your own personal therapies and accommodation if required.
Fees are non refundable.

 *You can choose to attend the course at your own pace and take more than 2 years. Then you pay each class as you go.

Note* enrolment as a student means that you are contracting to pay the whole of the two year fee. The instalment payment methods means that you can spread the payments. They are designed for those without the resources to pay the whole fee in one go – and are usually cheaper than having to borrow the fees via a bank loan. The fees can be paid in instalments. The first payment is a non-refundable deposit of €830 paid by candidates upon acceptance to the College. This deposit is taken as part payment of the fee for the first year.

Failure to meet these financial commitments will be cause for immediate exclusion from the course and the College. As this is a fee for the two years, remission or return of fees is only granted in the most exceptional of circumstances and may only be granted after written application with supporting documentation and after review by Upledger Institute Ireland.

 

There are 2 options to your qualification

Option 1  to work with children over 4 years and up. 
Option 2 to work with only adults.

You can decide on this in your final year.

When you gain experience working with children over 4 you can attend CCPB - CranioSacral for Conception, Pregnancy & Birth Workshop. This allows you to work from newborns and up.


CST I Workshop:
26 Hours Home Study
84 Hours Case Studies
50 Case Studies (approx 50 hours). (minimum of 7 different people)
Study Groups: 28 Hours
Personal Therapy With qualified therapist – 4 Hours

On the first day Registration is at 8.30am. Class starts at 9am-5pm

Finishing times can be later on day 2/3 due to the nature of the work that day. The instructor will tell you accordingly. The last day typically starts earlier and finishes earlier to allow for people travelling.

Attire: Wear loose, comfortable clothing (preferably no jeans.) A light jacket is recommended because temperature can be difficult to control. Due to potential chemical sensitivities of your classmates, please refrain from wearing perfumes or strong oils to class...


 Feel free to bring blankets, warm socks, slippers, therapist stool/table for your own comfort, and some brain food snacks🤗.


DATES Feb 2025 – Jan 2027

 February 9-12th - CST 1 Workshop 4 days

To start on 50 case studies after your workshop. Due in June 14th before CST2 workshop.

You need 4 hrs of personal therapy before 14th June

.

So you should be treating an average of 4 people per week which staring off should take no longer than 1.5 hrs and then as you get experienced will reduce down to 1hr.

March 8/9th – CST 1 Study group 14 case studies to be submitted by today.

April 12/13th – CST 1 Study group  16 case studies should be submitted by today.

June 14th – Balance of 20 case studies to be submitted before attendance at CST 2 workshop

June 15-18th– CST 2 Workshop 4 days
To start on 25 case studies after your workshop. Due in 18th October.

You need  4 hrs of personal therapy before October 18th.

August 23/24th  – CST 2 Study Group  9 case studies to be submitted by today

October 18th - Balance of 10 case studies to be submitted

September 20th/21st - CST 2 Study Group 6 case studies to be submitted by today

October 19-22nd - SER 1 Workshop 4 days

To start on 25 case studies after your workshop. Due in December 13th.

You need 4 hours of personal therapy before February 7th 2025

November 15/16th SER  Study Group 9 case studies to be submitted by today

December 13/14th  SER  Study Group 8 case studies to be submitted by today.

2026

January 11th Clinical practice . Start of CST-Techniques Certification.  CST- T essay questions given out. Run through of doing essays etc.

To start on essay questions to be finished by September 10th 2026

4 essay questions submitted February 8th

February 8-11th SER 2 Workshop

To start on 25 case studies after your workshop. Due in Sept 9th .

You need 4 hours of personal therapy before September 9th.

 

March 7/8th SER Study Group - 9 case studies to be submitted by today

April 19th Clinical Practice – How to manage trauma - 8 case studies to be submitted by today.

May 16/17th SER Study Group - 8 case studies to be submitted by today

June 14th Clinical Practice – How to run a clinic -business management 4 essay question submitted by today

4 essay questions submitted September 10th

 

You choose (1) if you want to work with children age 4 upwards.

You choose (2) if you want to only work with adults

1)September Peads 1 Dates to be confirmed

To start on 15 case studies after your workshop. Due in November 15th.

You need 10 hours of clinical supervision.

You need 4 hours of personal therapy before November 15th

2)September  – October  Advanced Dates to be confirmed

You need 4 hours of personal therapy before November 15th

October 17/18th Paeds Study group . 7 case studies to be submitted today

November 15th Clinical day for those who attended Peads. It will include treating children over 4 – self care as a therapist. 8 case studies to be submitted today

 

2027

January 16/17th Techniques exam Graduation

You can not get your qualification unless all courses are attended. If you miss a weekend you can attend at the next available opportunity and you must pay the full fee of the course.

 

After you have qualified in Peads 1 you can attend CCPB 1 workshop to work with infants under 4.

It includes

4 hrs personal therapy

10 hours clinical supervision

14 hours Study Group

15 case studies 

Course Description

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on technique to help detect and correct imbalance in the craniosacral system that may be the cause of sensory, motor or neurological dysfunction. The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal chord. It extends from the bones of the skull, face and mouth which make up the cranium down to the sacrum , or tailbone area. The 4 day CranioSacral Therapy I (CST I) workshop is designed to teach you the detailed anatomy and physiology of the craniosacral system and its relationship to health and disease. The Upledger Institutes “learning by discovery” method followed by class discussion of your findings will enable you to gain better awareness of the tactile information you sense in your palpatory explorations. Programme Highlights
Build the foundation to understand the craniosacral system and study techniques to effect change.
Explore the anatomy and physiology of the craniosacral system and its relationship to illness, pain and dysfunction.
Develop and refine your light-touch palpation skills to access subtle restrictions in the body by focusing on the cranium, sacrum, craniosacral rhythm and related soft tissue.
Learn hands-on, facial release techniques to evaluate and affect pain and dysfunction.
Practice a concise 10-step evaluation and procedure protocol you can easily integrate into your existing practice.
View a comparative-anatomy slide presentation focusing on cranial bones, their related sutures, and the difference between treated and untreated intracranial membranes.
Improve your ability to work on individuals with histories of pain and illness.
Refine your techniques with supervised hands-on practice and skilled demonstrations. Take home a comprehensive, illustrated study guide for future reference.

Required Reading : CranioSacral Therapy by John. E. Upledger, D.O., O.M.M. and Jon D. Vredovoogy, M.F.A., Chapters 1 through 6; Your Inner Physician and You by John E. Upledger, D.O., O.M.M.

Course Outcomes

CASE STUDIES
CranioSacral Therapy (CST I) The students will share their written case studies on their student portal. Case studies are uploaded and students can see clearly how many case studies are done. All forms are easily accessible on the student portal. This is one way on reducing paper waste and becoming greener.
CST I : One case study is the completion of one ten step protocol.

STUDY GROUPS
As part of the training programme there will be study groups for the students. Once students have completed a workshop they are required to attend study groups. Under the supervision of the study group facilitators the techniques that have been taught during the workshop will be reviewed.  


Cst 1 Become A Craniosacral Therapist In 2 Years Starts 9-12 Th Feb 2025
Date : 09/02/2025 - 12/02/2025

 COURSE SUMMARY

level
Duration DAYS
Start Date
End Date
Cost
Deposit
Instructor
Location Loughrea, Co. Galway
Duration 4 DAYS
Start Date 09-02-2025
End Date 12-02-2025
Cost €830
Deposit €830
Instructor Upledger institute Ireland
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