May 2019
Beyond the Dura ’19 Soars Beyond Expectations!
It’s unanimous! Beyond the Dura 2019 was one of the most enlightening, inspiring, and collaborative conferences ever. As always, the emphasis was on experiences regarding new applications and treatment techniques with CranioSacral Therapy (CST), and other related manual therapies.
Our 16 excellent presenters shared leading and current research, new integrations, clinical observations, and new books.
Click here to view the online photo gallery from #BTD19. The presentation videos will be available in the next few weeks for IAHP Medallion Members. If you would like to view the BTD19 videos, and are not an IAHP Medallion Member, please contact us at  to join and receive wonderful benefits.
Join us in a special Congratulations to Cheryl Larson, LMT (far left) for winning the “In Still Point with Dr. John.” The proceeds from the raffle for this one-of-a-kind sculpture of Dr. Upledger’s hands went to the Dr. John E. Upledger Foundation. Also pictured are Jill Mabry, UII therapist and sculpture artist; Vicki McCabe and Donna Upledger.

International Association of Healthcare Practitioners

We are proud to announce the roll out of our newly designed and updated website! It has a fresh new look, improved navigation and is responsive to all mobile devices. During our transition period in the upcoming days, please be patient with any unforeseen issues that may arise.

In addition to the updates, the site allows Medallion Members to log in quickly and easily by selecting “Membership” at the top of the home page. The new website is user-friendly with links to valuable information including: Find a Therapist, Upledger Institute International, Barral Institute, D'Ambrogio Institute, Resources and Free Definition Posters.
About the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners...

Participants in Upledger workshops are automatically eligible for membership.
The basic membership is free. The Medallion Membership offers enhanced professional benefits. Did you know Medallion Membership offers online video reviews of classes?

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News You Can Use
Caucus Briefing and Hands-On Therapies Leave a Lasting Impression on Capitol Hill
As a partner with the Integrative Health Policy Consortium (IHPC), we are helping to elevate awareness and legislative policies for integrative health. Recently, Jackie Halderman, Director of Marketing, attended the IHPC Caucus where legislators and their staffs experienced the benefits of integrative medicine.
From the powerful testimonials of veterans and practitioners of all modalities to the interdisciplinary therapy room, even the most skeptical witnessed how integrative medicine is the future of not only pain management, but health and wellness overall.

" The Congressional Briefing and interdisciplinary therapy demonstration was extremely successful with representation from 58 legislative offices from both sides of the aisle. The briefing provided important information regarding effective, non-opioid, integrative approaches to the treatment of pain which will hopefully impact future policy," said Len Wisneski, IHPC's Board of Director's Chair.
Jackie Halderman, Upledger Institute International Director of Marketing,
is seated on the right.
Dancing with the Stars Judge, Carrie Ann Inaba Reveals She Suffers from Multiple Autoimmune Disease on 'The Talk'
CranioSacral Therapy helps Carrie Ann Inaba cope with her pain.
Carrie Ann Inaba
Dancing with the Stars Judge
Alzheimer's Therapy Program - COMING TO FLORIDA IN JUNE!
The Upledger Institute Clinic is hosting am Alzheimer’s Threapy Program entitled Building Blocks for a New Paradigm of Aging. We invite support therapists to participate.
Dog Owner Praises Ecosomatics: Small Animals
“I volunteered my dog, Ajax as a patient for the EcoSomatics Small Animals (ESSA) Class. He was recently diagnosed with left knee arthritis along with severe back and rear end muscle tension. His gait was compromised, and he was in pain and showing little range of motion in his movement.

I was very impressed with Ajax's response to his first CST treatment which involved technique and concentration at the tail. When we returned home after this session, I unclipped his leash and he started to run like he was free. At the end of his second treatment which was "skull day" I was so excited to discover how Ajax would let me brush down his back without resistance. A few days later, he was a different dog.

I am so grateful to have these sessions bring positive results for my dog. I plan to continue CST for my dog as well as myself.”

Libby, Ajax’s owner
CST Study Options
Susan Steiner, OTR/L, CST-D now offers CST and SER online tutorials. She invites you to visit and join the CST Mastery international community. Share in a unique legacy of healing and:

  • Enhance your understanding of Upledger curriculum
  • Integrate new practice techniques
  • Support for certification Exams
  • Engage in interactive peer sessions
Click here for study and practice groups and online CST mentoring opportunities.
Susan Steiner, OTR/L, CST-D
Conferences & Presentations

Upcoming Conference Dates

June 26-30, 2019 | Orlando, FL
· Carol McLellan, CMT, CST-D
            CranioSacral Applications For Conception, Pregnancy and Birth
  · Claudia Silva, PT, CIMBE, CST-D
            CranioSacral Therapy for Infants and Children
  · Mariann Sisco, PT, CST-D
            CranioSacral Therapy for PTSD: Non-Pharmacological Approach
  · Ronald Radawiec, PT
            Neuromeningeal Manipulation: An Introduction
  · Donna Waldrop, LMT, CVTP
            Visceral Manipulation: A New Perspective in Shoulder Issues
Recent Conference News

The AMTA Indiana Chapter supports high standards in massage therapy education. Katrina was a lucky and surprised winner of the drawing at the recent State Chapter Conference, and received a certificate for an entry-level CST class.
Articles of Interest
by Hillary Tinapple, LMP, CST-T

by Benjamin Shield, PhD

by Jessica Humphries

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New Products
Recently featured at BTD'19!

Respectful Collaboration
Ten Clients, a Physician, and a CranioSacral Therapist — Inspired Healings
By Nina Grønning, HP
Methodologies for Effectively Assessing Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM): Research Tools and Techniques
Contributing author Mariann Sisco, PT, SCT-D
It's All in Your Gut
Let Your Second Brain Guide You to Optimal Health
By Nikki Kenward, CST-D
The Inner Power of Stillness
A Practical Guide for Therapists and Practitioners
By Maggie Gill, MCSS, CST-D and Caroline Barrow, CST-D with foreword by John Matthew Upledger
A Touch Better - Two Therapists' Journeys and the Lessons They Learned from Dr. John E. Upledger about CranioSacral Therapy
By Gayle Mya Breman, LCSW, LMT, CST-D and Susan Vaughan Kratz, OTR, CST-D
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Evaluation and Treatment Plan Pocket Guide
  • Visceral Manipulation Mobility Testing Pocket Guide
  • Visceral Manipulation Motility Testing Pocket Guide
  • Unwinding Meridians Applying Acupuncture Principles to CranioSacral Therapy Flowchart Trifold Reference Chart
  • Understanding Your Organs Trifold Reference Chart
  • Clinical Kit; Visceral Manipulation
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Newly Certified Teaching Status
Natalie Bledstein, OTR/L, CST-D
Wales, WI
CranioSacral Therapy 1 (CS1)

Erla Olafsdottir, PT, CST-D
Mosfellsbær, Iceland
CranioSacral Therapy Touching The Brain 1: Stimulating Self-Correction Through The Glial Interface (CTTB1)

Claudia Silva, PT, CST-D, CIMBE
Orlando, FL
CranioSacral Therapy for Pediatrics 2 (CSP2)

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New Certifications
Upledger Institute International Courses

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People are Talking!

About CranioSacral Therapy 1 (CS1)
This class was full of useful and interesting information. It opened my eyes to a completely new way to work.
- K. Pachis, LCMT

About CranioSacral Dissection (CSD)
This class leaves you speechless. It is a miraculous experience. This class totally changed my view. Before this class my mind's eye was not as continuous as the real body is. 
- D. Gledhill, CMP
What's the Difference?
Between a Study Group and a Practice Group?

A Practice Group is led by someone who has taken courses and helps the community of therapists come together to practice on one another. They will organize the dates, times, meeting locations. They may have resources available like websites and Facebook pages, and contact information for local assistance.

A Study Group is led by someone qualified by the Institute and recommended by at least one instructor. The group leader will usually select a topic to review and practice, and will answer questions and correct hand positions, if needed.
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Class Photos

CranioSacral Therapy 1 (CS1) with Instructor Eric Moya
February, 2019 | Bozeman, MT
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