The three-day child-adult Gillespie Approach course seminar serves as the basic prerequisite for the specialized toddler, infant and newborn trainings. The student must have a general understanding and clinical feel of CFT before learning how to responsibly evaluate and treat this unique population. We place an extremely high value on correctly evaluating vulnerable newborns with the Baby Brain Score (BBS) and treating them safely and effectively with CFT/Infant Driven Movement (IDM).
Dr. Gillespie has highly trained global and Philadelphia teams teaching his CFT seminars. He does not authorize any seminar graduate to train other people to do CFT.
Craniosacral Fascial Therapy (CFT) Courses
CFT for Children and Adults
This three-day seminar teaches students how to palpate and maximize brain motion with craniosacral fascial bodywork techniques. CFT integrates three therapies—craniosacral, fascial and oral work. Every student gives and receives many hours of therapy during this 22.5-hour seminar, which may help with her/his own healing.
Anyone can take the training. We encourage parents to learn CFT to treat their children. If you are pregnant, you are still welcome to take the training. You will learn how to do the work on others, but will not receive CFT from other students. At the end of the seminar students are expected to be able to treat children and adults effectively. This class is a prerequisite for CFT newborn, infant, and toddler training.
CFT for Infants
The Gillespie Approach three-day infant class teaches students the techniques developed by Dr. Gillespie to treat newborns and pre-crawling babies. The Gillespie Approach for older babies and toddlers is a blend of the techniques taught in the three-day adult/child class and this infant class. The provider will determine how to treat older babies and toddlers based on how the client presents and directs at each session.
The 3-day adult/child class is a prerequisite for this infant class. Each student must email copies of her/his license to touch and malpractice insurance upon registration. Students will have ample opportunity for hands-on work with babies under the guidance of the instructors.
CFT for Hospital Newborns
The CFT hospital teaching team presents this seminar for hospital staffs in two parts. Part one of the training is a two-day seminar to learn the basic “hands-on” CFT skills. Students must have “the feel” of CFT before working on infants. Immediately following is part two of the training: a three-day baby seminar to learn the specific infant CFT skills.
We present this training at your hospital for five consecutive days. At completion we expect our students to have the skills to evaluate and treat newborns safely and effectively.