August 2017
Upcoming Courses

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CranioSacral Therapy 1 (CS1)
Austin, TX
Indianapolis, IN
Sarasota, FL
Pittsburgh, PA
New Jersey Shore, NJ
Albuquerque, NM
Cincinnati, OH
Edmonton, AB
Tucson, AZ
San Francisco, CA
Birmingham, AL
Hartford, CT
Ottawa, ON
Portsmouth, NH
Missoula, MN
Lansing, MI
Sacramento, CA
Fairfield, NJ
Winnipeg, MB
Charlotte, NC
Palm Beach, FL
Cleveland, OH
Dallas/Ft Worth, TX
Orange County, CA
Orlando, FL
Atlanta, GA
Fresno, CA
Ithaca, NY
Oklahoma City, OK
San Francisco, CA
Philadelphia, PA 
Fairfield, NJ
Madison, WI
Aug 10-13, 2017
Aug 10-13, 2017
Aug 17-20, 2017
Aug 24-27, 2017
Sep 7-10, 2017
Sep 14-17, 2017
Sep 14-17, 2017
Sep 14-17, 2017
Sep 14-17, 2017
Sep 15-18, 2017
Sep 21-24, 2017
Sep 21-24, 2017
Sep 21-24, 2017
Sep 28-1, 2017
Oct 5-8, 2017
Oct 12-15, 2017
Oct 12-15, 2017
Oct 19-22, 2017
Oct 19-22, 2017
Oct 26-29, 2017
Nov 2-5, 2017
Nov 16-19, 2017
Nov 16-19, 2017
Nov 16-19, 2017
Nov 30-3, 2017
Dec 7-10, 2017
Dec 7-10, 2017
Dec 14-17, 2017
Jan 11-14, 2018
Jan 11-14, 2018
Jan 18-21, 2018
Jan 25-28, 2018
Jan 25-28, 2018

CranioSacral Therapy 2 (CS2)
Austin, TX
Atlanta, GA
Maui, HI
Lansing, MI
Sacramento, CA
Portland, OR
Charlotte, NC
Denver, CO
Caguas, PR
Palm Beach, FL
Dallas/Ft Worth, TX
Tampa Bay, FL
Chicago, IL
Sedona, AZ
Aug 10-13, 2017
Aug 24-27, 2017
Sep 21-24, 2017
Oct 12-15, 2017
Oct 12-15, 2017
Oct 19-22, 2017
Oct 26-29, 2017
Oct 26-29, 2017
Nov 9-12, 2017
Nov 9-12, 2017
Nov 16-19, 2017
Dec 7-10, 2017
Dec 14-17, 2017
Jan 18-21, 2018
Developing and Deepening CranioSacral Presence (DDCSP)
Boston, MA
San Francisco, CA
Washington, DC
Asheville, NC
Palm Beach, FL
Seattle, WA 
Sep 7-10, 2017
Nov 2-5, 2017
Jan 25-28, 2018
Mar 22-25, 2018
Apr 5-8, 2018
Oct 25-28, 2018
 Applications of Upledger CST, Massage & Bodywork for Autism (CSMB-A)
Madison, WI
Grafton, WI
Oct 5, 2017
Dec 1, 2017
CranioSacral Dissection (CSD)
 Lebanon, OR
Nov 17-19, 2017
Sensory Integration for
CranioSacral Therapists (SICS)

Palm Beach, FL
Palm Beach, FL
Aug 12-13, 2017
Sep 22-23, 2018
Ecosom   atics 1 (ESE1)
Indian River, ON
Portage La Prairie, MB
Selma, IN
Winston-Salem, NC

Sep 1-4, 2017
Sep 28-1, 2017
Apr 19-22, 2018
Apr 26-29, 2018
Ecosomatics 2 (ESE2)
San Jose, CA
Portage La Prairie, MB
Selma, IN
Dec 7-10, 2017
Jun 14-17, 2018
Aug 9-12, 2018
Ecosomatics 3 (ESE3)
Truth or Conseq, NM
Aug 24-27, 2017
Ecosomatics 4 (ESE4)
Indian River, ON
Truth or Conseq, NM
Sep 7-10, 2017
Oct 3-6, 2018

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John E. Upledger, DO, OMM      

Jean-Pierre Barral, DO, MRO(F), PT

Jean-Pierre Barral, DO, MRO(F), PT 
Alain Croibier, DO, MRO(F)  
Jean-Pierre Barral, DO, MRO(F), PT 
Alain Croibier, DO, MRO(F)

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Kerry D'Ambrogio, DOM, AP, PT, DO-MTP

Kerry D'Ambrogio, DOM, AP, PT, DO-MTP

Kerry D'Ambrogio, DOM, AP, PT, DO-MTP
Kerry D'Ambrogio, DOM, AP, PT, DO-MTP
Kerry D'Ambrogio, DOM, AP, PT, DO-MTP
Luigi Stecco, PT  
Antonio Stecco, MD

Joachim Zuther, PT, MT, CDTI

Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, CMT, CST-D
Ann Harman, DO, LMT

Judith (Walker) DeLany, LMT

Aminah Raheem, PhD

Cloé S. Couturier, LMT, CO, CST-D, MQM

Fritz Smith, MD

Bruce Schonfeld  
Certified Advanced Rolfer, NCBTMB

Rebecca M. Ridge,  

Chas Perry, PhD, CST-D

Paul Chauffour, DO, French Osteopath

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Study Groups create wonderful opportunities to practice the skills you have already learned and further your understanding of your chosen modality by sharing experiences and asking questions of other like-minded practitioners.
Study Groups include hands-on practice, techniques review and time available to have your questions answered.  Study Groups are led by Instructors, Teaching Assistants, or Certified Therapists.

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About CS1 with Carol McClellan in Salt Lake City
So glad my path has led me here now - can't wait to use it. I can't believe I learned all 10 steps in such a short time - great to be able to take this in its entirety with me. Good balance between lecture and hands-on.
  - J. Schlecten, OT

About CS2 with Fred Stahlman
in Palm Beach
I always enjoy taking classes at The Upledger Institute. Skilled, sharp and experienced instructors and a lovely place for learning. Coming here is a highlight
for me.

- T. Cerovsek, LMT

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CS2 in Bucharest, Romania with  
Instructor Tad Wanveer

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The Upledger family is mourning the loss of two remarkable men this year who will be forever loved and remembered for the impact they had on everyone they came across. Their imprint on the entire manual therapy world will continue to serve as inspiration and guidance to all of us for many years to come.
John Matthew Upledger 
1960 - 2017 
John Matthew Upledger 
As CEO of Upledger Institute International, The Barral Institute,  D'Ambrogio Institute and the International Alliance of Healthcare Educators, he guided the company to the worldwide success and recognition it is known for today; it's notable 50 international affiliates and 125,000 alumni who reside in 110 countries.

He was personally committed to always maintaining a high standard of excellence in all of his business pursuits. A true visionary, John had the unique ability to transform ideas into successful programs that helped countless individuals throughout the world. He was looked up to and admired by all those he helped, as well as his entire team.

Above all else, John loved his family. Donna, his wife, and Miranda, their daughter, were always his priority. He will be remembered for his zest for life, unending generosity, loyalty and friendship and most of all for the love he showed to everyone around him.

The John Matthew Upledger Scholarship fund has been established to help memorialize his legacy and demonstrate his ongoing encouragement of learning and helping to make the world a healthier place.

John "JR" Olson
1975 - 2017
JR Olson 

As Director of Sales and Community Relations, "JR" was  admired and loved by all.  In his nearly 20 years with Upledger Institute International, The Barral Institute, D'Ambrogio Institute and the International Alliance of Healthcare Educators, he worked in almost every aspect of the company. For many years, he was the face of Upledger at many local, state and national conventions. He oversaw the Educational Services team and the scheduling of the more than 400 classes held annually. JR was admired and known for his compassion, integrity and sense of fun.

His love of life and his positive nature were the hallmarks of his character. JR loved his family and his many animals. His partner, Dany, and his Mom, Janice, along with his sister and brother were truly the loves of his life.

He lived life and loved with a zeal that will serve as his legacy
for eternity.

First Published in
Upledger Institute E-News UpDate 
October 17, 2006 

Dear Upledger Institute,

I am the mom that submitted this letter. And since CST has continued to be a part of our life, I thought you'd enjoy an update.

In 2005 we completed 13 sessions of CST in Portland Oregon.  My son - who was 3 at the time, had significant improvement in his ability to tolerate life after each session.  At the end of 2005, we moved from Oregon to Kansas City, KS. I had a hard time finding a certified CST pediatrician in our area. 6 weeks after our arrival, my 3 year old was asking to "get a message" (which is what we called CST). His behavior digressed, his sensory issues returned, and we started looking for help.

CST for Health and Healing
The following is an excerpt from
An Answer to Your Pain
Submitted by Diane Ripper of Bellingham, WA
CranioSacral Therapy Practitioner since 2010
Although Phineas was normal at birth, we knew that he was
different by age three. All the doctors insisted, however, that he was fine and just didn't "want" to ride a bike. By the time he
was four, he qualified for special education preschool for gross motor skills.

Phineas was labeled generally as "developmentally delayed" and
also clearly had sensory processing disorder. He qualified for occupational therapy and speech therapy. Because processing new information was hard for him, he would change the conversation to something that he could lead. For example, if asked, "Where do you go to school?" he might respond, "I'm a Komodo dragon!"

Traveling on JetBlue or
American Airlines this summer?    
Be sure to watch the in-flight video that showcases the st ory of Graham, a young boy born with Cerebral Palsy and his inspiring journey into
Graham and his mother Barb during a CST Dolphin Assisted Therapy session. 
the frontiers of Upledger CranioSacral D olphin-Assisted Therapy.

In 2004, Graham and his Mother (Barb)
were introduced to
CST Dolphin Assisted therapy when they traveled to the Bahamas and Graham's life was profoundly changed.

Faculty recommendations:
  • Progressing from CS1 to CS2
    • Perform 75-100 10-Step Protocols
    • Practice palpating the craniosacral rhythm on clients, friends and yourself
    • Go to practice/study groups, if possible
    • Receive CST treatment.

Winner Announced!
Congratulations Marieka Zimmerman - the winner of the "Create your Video Contest" held in April for CranioSacral Therapy Awareness Month. Marika received a $200 class voucher for her winning video.


Did you know that by joining our Referral Reward program, you can earn tuition credit?

The Promotional Sponsor program is available to anyone who has registered in the program and refers a colleague to an entry level workshop.

It's really easy, just simply refer colleagues to our entry level classes: CS1, VM1, NM1, TBB1, LB, MB, JB, FB and earn vouchers when the registering student mentions your name. Receive 10% tuition credit for each new person referred who completes an IAHE entry level class.

Students referred must successfully complete their classes.

To Register to become a Promotional Sponsor, please call 1-800-311-9204 or email

The Upledger Alumni Association (UAA) is managed by  
the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners (IAHP).  
Participants in Upledger workshops are automatically eligible for membership. The basic membership is free. The Medallion Membership offers enhanced professional benefits. Newly added benefit of Medallion Membership - Online video reviews of classes you have attended!   

Videos Now Available: 

For a complete listing and description of the benefits associated with Medallion status, please visit IAHP membership benefits. 

Congratul ati ons to Our Teachers   
  • Orsolya Gabriel, CST-D, PT, NP - Biatorbagy, Hungary
    SomatoEmotional Release 1
  • Karin van Deelen, Fysiotherapeut, CST-D 
    Velp, Netherlands
    CranioSacral Therapy 1 (CS1)
  • Kimberly Painter, PT, LMT, CST-D 
    College Station, TX
    CranioSacral Therapy 1 (CS1)
The Tummy Tracker Journal
ITEM CODE: J-TTJ * $14.95
(Quantity discount
pricing available)

The Second Brain   
Wall Chart

How To Beat the Stress Epidemic: Mind/Body Strategies for Enhancing Well-Being

Unwinding the Meridians
in the Eyes - Trifold
Reference Chart
ITEM CODE: MC-UME * $16.00
How the Immune
System Works

The Graham Fund; A Story of Hope and Healing DVD 
ITEM CODE: D-GF * $30.00
CST Clinic Kit
Includes UI Air Mat,
An Answer to Your Pain (Book),
CST Touchstone for Natural Healing
(Book) and Discover CST Brochures (1OO Pak) 
ITEM CODE: CK-CST * $75.00

The Graham Fund; 3-Part CranioSacral Set
Includes The Graham Fund (DVD), Beyond A Charmed Life (Book) and Everyone Communicates (Book)
ITEM CODE: D-SGF * $62.50


Last Month at FSMTA

This year's Executive President, Joyce Prahasky, gave her President's Award posthumously to John M. Upledger and John "JR" Olson. The award is given to individuals that have displayed exemplary service and dedication to FSMTA throughout the year. In her presentation of the award, Joyce said, "John M. Upledger and John "JR" Olson received this award for their long time dedication, generosity, and loyalty to the FSMTA and the massage profession. They have been an integral fiber of our Annual Convention for many years and for that we are truly grateful. They will both be dearly missed."

From left to right - Lloyd S. List, FSMTA-2nd VP; 
Jackie Halderman, Upledger-Director of Marketing; Alex Jozefyk, Upledger-Chief Financial Officer; Joyce Prahasky, FSMTA-Executive President and Kathy Woll, Upledger-Chief Operating Officer

 Upcoming Conferences and
Speaking Engagements

August 19-20, 2017 | Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Introduction to Total Body Balancing -
    Jack Ryan, LMT 
September 14-16, 2017 | Pasadena, CA

AMTA - New Hampshire
October 1, 2017  |  Concord, NH  
  • Introduction to Lymphatic Balancing - Jack Ryan, LMT
October 27-29, 2017  | Warwick, RI
  • CranioSacral Therapy: The Role in Treating Low Back Dysfunctions - Mariann Sisco, PT, CST-D
November 30-December 3, 2017  | San Diego, CA
  • Carol McLellan, CMT, CST-D, CD
  • Karyn Quraishy, MSPT, CST-D
  • Ellen Steinberg, RN, IBCLC, LCCE, CST
SAIL Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas
January 12-28, 2018 | Departs from Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Total Body Balancing - Kerry D'Ambrogio,
April 14-15, 2018  | Markham, ON
  • Osteopathy: a Naturopathic Healing System 
    Kerry D'Ambrogio, DOM, AP, PT, DO-MTP
June 13-17, 2018  | Orlando, FL
  August 6-9, 2018  | Las Vegas, NV
AMTA-New Hampshire
April 6-8, 2018
  • Lymphatic Balancing Total Body (LBTB) 
    Jack Ryan, LMT

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