CLSB 11.06-09.25 PHO

CLSB: CranioSacral Therapy: Listening to the Second Brain - The Enteric Nervous System
CLSB November 6-9, 2025 Phoenix, Arizona


Study directly with Nikki Kenward, the Developer of this course! You will learn about the structure and function of the Second Brain, the Enteric Nervous System, by looking at recent research in the new field of neurogastroenterology, and combine this with new understandings of tissue/ cellular memory. The course material and experience will help you be able to listen more sensitively to the stories our gut/second brain is waiting for us to hear.

The course is entirely focused on new information on the enteric nervous system and how to palpate the different parts of this as well as exploring its connection to the central nervous system, and looking at the vast range of clinical applications in practice. Some techniques we already use such as evaluation using the craniosacral rhythm (CSR) will be explored in terms of the components of the Enteric Nervous System, using the Significance Detector (SD) to help us focus in this area and direction of energy and fascial glide as appropriate.

You will be offered a thorough foundation of knowledge both academic and experiential of all parts of our neurology. The course develops further the use of the CSR, the SD and the concept of tissue memory focusing on the enteric nervous system and the gut. All these concepts are fundamental to CranioSacral Therapy. The course strongly emphasizes the development of therapeutic presence and skilled listening with our hands to all elements of the second brain.

Advance Preparation:
Required reading to prepare for the course:
Overcoming Chronic Digestive Conditions by Nikki Kenward CST-D, available at and The Second Brain by Michael Gershon MD, available at

A package including the Overcoming Chronic Digestive Conditions book is recommended and includes 3 Items: Overcoming Chronic Digestive Conditions (Book) & Tummy Tracker (Journal) & Second Brain (Wall Chart) available at

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