Upcoming Events

Study Groups

SG are for people who have completed at least CST1 through the Upledger Instuite. CST1/CST2 study groups are held every other month on Saturdays.  Most study groups last between 3-4 hours and the content is based on the goals of the participants from the previous SG.
I am an approved UI study group leader and as such these hours will qualify for the mentorship program.  There are currently no techniques study groups scheduled.

If there is enough interest I may consider starting more study groups for those people who have taken SER and above or those specializing in Pediatrics.  Please contact me with these special requests.

Techniques Certification Study Group

Techniques Certification SG's are for people who have completed CST1 and CST2 through the Upledger Instuite. This study groups will be held every other month on Saturdays, and will last between approximately 3 hours. The content is based on the goals of the participants, but will usually focus on 1-2 questions from the essay portion of the techniques exam.
  There are currently no techniques study groups scheduled.

All study groups are $35.   I do request that payment is received prior to the class to hold your space.  Classes may be cancelled due to a lack of participants and participants will be given 24 hr notice.  I am an approved UI study group leader and as such these hours will qualify for the mentorship program. 

10 Step Trades

These are nights when I will open up the office for two hours and you will pair up and offer each other a 10 step trade.  Instruction will not be provided.
Anyone who has taken a CST1 class or above from UI is invited.   These trades are $5. There are currently no 10 step trades scheduled.

Payment

Please send your checks to:
Karyn Quraishy
84 East Street
Honeoye Falls, NY, 14472

I now accept all major credit cards: Online Purchases

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One Day Introduction Classes

Introduction to CST : Emphasis on Pregnancy and Birth

Childbirth is the miraculous experience of creating and bringing forth new life.   It starts with the initial thought of becoming a perspective parent, through fertility and conception, and finally through labor, delivery and...new life.

Because CranioSacral Therapy, developed by John E. Upledger, DO, OMM, is noninvasive in nature, it is relatively easy to administer and has virtually no negative side effects.  Working from its premise that the human body wants to correct (heal) itself, and that the mother and baby (fetus) know what needs to be undertaken to effect a successful delivery, CST is being used in the hospital setting as an application during the process of labor and delivery.  The results have demonstrated significantly that the labor and delivery process is facilitated and the outcomes are improved with the application of CST.

Karyn will provide a thorough explanation of what Craniosacral therapy is, how it works, and why it can be useful to pregnant families and their newborns.

To complement the lecture; demonstrations, and hands on practice of Craniosacral Therapy will be included.   With fellow participants, you will practice palpating the Craniosacral Rhythm and learn how to complete a still point.

Introduction to CST : Emphasis on Breastfeeding

This one day seminar will provide information on how Craniosacral therapy, a gentle hands on approach, can address structural issues that negativity impact breastfeeding. CranioSacral Therapy, developed by John E. Upledger, DO, OMM, is noninvasive in nature, it is relatively easy to administer and has virtually no negative side effects. Working from its premise that the human body wants to correct (heal) itself, and that the mother and baby (fetus) know what needs to be undertaken to effect successful breastfeeding.

I will provide a thorough explanation of what Craniosacral therapy is, how it works, and why it can be useful to breastfeeding families.

To complement the lecture, demonstrations, and hands on practice of Craniosacral therapy will be included. With fellow participants, you will practice palpating the Craniosacral rhythm and release the respiratory diaphragm.

Introduction to CST : Emphasis on Infants

Childbirth is the miraculous experience of creating and bringing forth new life. When a baby is born it can bring its own set of challenges and stress into the family dynamics.

Because CranioSacral Therapy, developed by John E. Upledger, DO, OMM, is noninvasive in nature, it is relatively easy to administer and has virtually no negative side effects. Working from its premise that the human body wants to correct (heal) itself, and that the baby (fetus) know what needs to be undertaken to effect a successful life, CST is being used to assist with cranial molding, feeding intolerance, reflux, birth trauma, constipation, physiological stability, withdrawal and tongue ties.

Karyn will provide a thorough explanation of what Craniosacral therapy is, how it works, and why it can be useful to infants and their families.

To complement the lecture; demonstrations, and hands on practice of Craniosacral therapy will be included. With fellow participants, you will practice palpating the Craniosacral rhythm and releasing the respiratory diaphragm.

Payment

Please send your checks to:
Karyn Quraishy
84 East Street
Honeoye Falls, NY, 14472

I now accept all major credit cards: Online Purchases

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Upledger Classes

CST 1 — Saskatoon, Saskatchiewan; May 30 — June 2, 2019
CST 1 — Burlington, Vermont; July 18 — 21, 2019
CST 1 — Indianapolis, Indiana; Aug 8 — 11, 2019
CST 1 — New Jersey; Aug 15 — 18, 2019

Contact the Upledger Institute for more information.

CCPB1 — Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth 1

This class is for those students interested in working with families who are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant or have just given birth.   This class spends an entire day each focusing on conception, pregnancy, labor and delivery and birth and how CST can be can be incorporated into each phase. Highlights include learning to palpate two CSR, hands on treatment of pregnant mom’s and hands on treatment of newborns.

Day 1: Focuses on conception — male/female anatomy, causes of infertility, getting parents looking through same window regarding fertility and conception — CST applications.

Day 2: Focuses on pregnancy — maternal biological changes, trimesters, placenta, palpating 2 CSR, coccyx, balancing act, and dads — CST applications.

Day 3: Focuses on labor and delivery — treat pregnant moms, birth settings, stages of labor, a baby’s journey — CST applications

Day 4: Focuses on birth and the newborn — treat newborns, circulatory changes with birth, neonatal skull, fontanelles, Breastfeeding, Tongue Tie — CST applications.

Contact the Upledger Institute for more information.

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SICS — Sensory Integration for Craniosacral Therapists

This class is designed to educate CS therapists on what Sensory Integration is and how they can apply basic SI techniques into their treatment session to allow a client to tolerate a CS session.

Let’s first start with some definitions;

Sensory Integration is the ability to feel, understand and organize sensory information from the body and environment.  Information is received through the sensory systems — which include vision, touch, smell, taste, and hearing, as well as knowing about gravity, position of body parts and movement.

Sensory Integrative Dysfunction is when a person is unable to feel, understand and organize sensory information. The person will not respond in an ordinary way to ordinary sensations.

A person can be over—sensitive, under—sensitive, or can be sensory scrambled (this is most of us).  We are over—sensitive in some areas and under—sensitive in other areas.  And this can happen in one or all of the senses: For example I am over—sensitive for smell. I had a teacher in 3rd grade who some days had coffee breath or orange juice breath and she would come up right next to my ear and talk and I could not hear anything she said because it was all I could do not to vomit due to the smell.   I tried to never ask questions in the morning for fear she would talk to me and I would smell her breath.  The anticipation alone was overwhelming.   As you can imagine, I did not learn much that year, and you can also see how this can be interpreted as a behavioral problem.

In the SICS class we go through each sense and allow the therapist to experience what it feels like to be over—sensitive or under—sensitive.  We learn how to tell if a person is in a state of high arousal or has increased anxiety. We then use SI techniques to bringing the person back into a "neutral" place.   Once they are in a neutral place we use CST to find and release any other restrictions we find that might be impeding the way sensory input is interpreted. We are not teaching students how to be sensory integration therapists.   We are teaching students how to recognize if a person is over or under responsive to sensory stimulation and then giving them some solutions to help address the sensory system so that they can tolerate a CST session.

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) affects more than just kids — it really affects all of us.   Some of us have just learned different coping skills then others.  Avoidance and isolation being a coping skill. So, as you can see the SICS class is for everyone.

Contact the Upledger Institute for more information.

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