"CST In Touch"
News from the CST Alliance
Volume 7, Issue 3 - September 2019
Dear CST friend,
This year's retreat will focus on STRESS. The AMA has identified stress as the primary causative factor for primary care initial visits, (60-90 percent). They cite back pain, neck pain and other "diseases of civilization." None of the remedies for stress include medication or surgery.
Stress is the leading cause of angst (feeling of deep anxiety about the human condition or the state of the world in general), contributing to chronic pain, dysfunction, post-traumatic stress and illness.
As we treat people who suffer from chronic pain, dysfunction and post trauma, how can we hold space for understanding without being triggered ourselves?
We have found by staying neutral, impartial, non-judgmental and anti-political, we can find healing space within the moral ethical principles of: Respect, Beneficence, Non-Maleficence and Justice, where natural healing can occur, without ourselves being triggered by the stressors our clients identify.
We will be looking at the ethics of civilization in coping with universal triggers and finding ways to be present and of service for our communities, our clients, ourselves and this changing world of global warming, gun violence, racism and corruption. Together we need to find a way forward.
This may be the most important gathering of CST colleagues and discussions of our careers and our times. Hope you can be there. S everal of our faculty members will be participating in the Retreat this year: Gina Flores, Gary Keeling, Charise Rogosky as well as my daughter, Sarah Ash. Attend for just one of the Friday workshops, just Saturday and Sunday, or all three days, Friday through Sunday, October 11-13. It is your chance to renew, review and refres h yourself so you can help others in these stressful, troubled times. Mark your calenda r for this important CEU learning opportunity. These three days and these classes are going to be EPIC.

Our dear friend Roy used to say "There will always be good in the world." Maybe we are the ones we have been waiting for. If not us, then who? Call now or visit our website for details and to save your seat. 603-948-2820
Happy Day,
Don Ash, PT, CSTA-CP
Renew, Review, Refresh!
Oct 11 Pre-Retreat Special Workshop Day 3 Ethics, 3 NCBTMB CEUs
Individual Registrations Separate From the 2 Day CST Retreat

Morning Workshop: "Ethics and Compassionate Action in Times of Stress"
There is no other Ethics class like this. Provides 3 "Ethics" CEUs (NCBTMB). All forms of practitioners welcome! Registration: $45 for CST Therapists, $75 for non-CST Therapists.

Afternoon Workshop: "Anatomy Review: Specific Listening to the Body"
This workshop is for CST therapists only. Registration: $45 and provides 3 CEUs (NCBTMB).
Oct 12 and 13 Our Classic 2 Day CST Retreat 12 CEUs (NCBTMB)
Don Ash, Charise Rogosky, Gary Keeling, Gina Flores: our teachers will be there to share their views about stress and holding space for healing in our times and how we can be a force for good in the world. Topics around the polyvagal theory, lymphatics and somato-emotional aspects of healing from stress.
And in New York City This Fall:
Saturday, Sept. 7 "CST Exploration Day" (6 CEUs) with Gina Flores, LMT, CSTA-CP at the Swedish Institute in New York City. Followed by:
Basic Elements 1 - October 4-6, 2019 (18 CEUs) no pre-req.
Basic Elements 2 - December 6-8, 2019 (18 CEUs) pre-req. BE1
Basic Elements 3 - November 15-17, 2019 (18 CEUs) pre-req. BE2
Registration for all classes is directly through the Swedish Institute. All 3-day classes are NCBTMB/NY State approved for 18 CEUs and are held 10am-5pm. The Swedish Institute offers early bird registration discounts. You can call them to register at (212) 924-5900 x146 or visit the Swedish Institute website and link to individual class registrations here:
New: Cranial Circle #58 " Arcing the Waves of Energy to the Source"
Excerpt: "If you place your hands and awareness gently on the surface of the waters of the patient, you may feel the ripples on the water created by some outside influence. Traumas...can disrupt the normal gentle smooth flow of a body’s water...If one waits, the ripples will reflect their origin. We are arcing the source. If we wait and look outward with hope and patience, the life force of the body of water will seek nutrition and health."
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