SER1-CK 02.09.22 LA

SER1-CK: SomatoEmotional Release 1 Readiness Check-Out
SER1-CK February 9, 2022 Los Angeles, California


For students who attended CS2 in a virtual format, there is no charge. Please call 561.622.4334 ext 2 or 800.233.5880 ext 2 to register.

This class is primarily intended for students who have taken CS2 in a virtual format, however this class is also open to anyone who would like to receive coaching and feedback on their hands-on skills prior to attending SER1. The intention of this program is to ensure your readiness to proceed to the next level in the CranioSacral Therapy curriculum, SomatoEmotional Release 1. Arriving prepared, by having studied and practice the curriculum and techniques you have studied thus far in CST, is essential, and should help this day be an enjoyable and fulfilling experience.

There will be no lecture time, and you will be trading in pairs all day with guidance and supervision at each table, by a TA or instructor. You will be expected to perform and receive all the techniques for the sphenoid, all the mouth work protocols and all the whole body evaluation protocols including demonstrating proficiency with arcing and significance detector skills within the practice of regional tissue release.

Please bring your CS2 Study Guide. The instructor and teaching assistant staff will also be available throughout the day for support, and to answer questions.

Advance Preparation:
Download and complete a handy preparation checklist here:

COMPLETE AND BRING WITH YOU TO CLASS. Your SER1-CK teacher will ask for it on the first morning of class.

As a student transitioning from CS2 into SomatoEmotional Release 1 (SER1), prior to SER1-CK (and SER1) attendance, it is highly recommended that you:

~Continue practicing 10-step protocols that you started after attending CS1
~Give 20-25 complete mouth work protocols (the protocol is reviewed briefly in SER1, but the expectation is that you are very familiar with all the techniques.)
~Receive 6-8 full mouth work protocol sessions from someone skilled at the techniques (receiving is a great way to learn; look on to find a therapist)
~Practice arcing for energy cysts with your clients - arc at the beginning of every session. Learn to describe how you found the active lesion from a physical perspective, and use this evaluation tool for every patient you treat.
~Practice regional tissue release treatment of energy cysts, along with the Significance Detector (SD) and be able to describe the SD.
~Use whole body evaluation and treatment (including working with facilitated segments) in your treatment sessions. Be familiar with the benefits and drawbacks of all of the other whole body evaluation techniques.
~Integrate CST into your treatment sessions wherever possible so that you may gain more confidence with all the techniques of CS1 and CS2—even if you are using a different treatment approach.

To complement the material that will be presented in the workshop, it is recommended that students read SomatoEmotional Release and Beyond by John E. Upledger, DO, OMM, available at and Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury, available at Your preparation and your participation are both very important. Your attendance is necessary during lab and lecture.

These recommendations have been prepared by the Upledger Institute Faculty after decades of experience in teaching CranioSacral Therapy. These guidelines will help ensure that you will be well prepared to get the most benefit in your next step of training. Preparation and practice time will lead to more confidence, deeper learning in class, and better outcomes for your patients.

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