I highly recommend scheduling craniosacral work in series. That is, on the same day every week/fortnight/month, and if possible at the same time each day. Craniosacral work is like psychotherapy for the inmost layers of your nervous system. It can take time to access change at such depth. As with therapy, we are often tempted to slow down or stop sessions when the acute crisis that brought us to the work has passed. When we feel better, we tend to stop our treatments–I’ve been guilty of this, myself.
What I’ve found, though, is that the opposite is called for. The point where you start to get somewhere is exactly when you should keep on–or even double down if you can. Regular sessions create a container you can show up into as your healing continues. And sometimes, a session might end just as you are beginning to access something important or challenging or even painful. Knowing you’ll be coming back in a week or two can be a very important signal to your nervous system: we’re going to keep at this. It is good to settle on a number of sessions to begin with, so that your system also has a timeline for change.
Challenges especially responsive to series work include:
- Generalized anxiety
- Head injuries
- Surgery prep & recovery
- Pre- and perinatal care