Speaker Qualifications

Thank you for your interest in becoming a presenter for The Upledger Institute. We truly appreciate your desire to promote your practice, the modalities and the Institute itself.

You must notify the Business Development Department of all speaking engagements or workshops at least two weeks in advance for maximum support and preparation. Simply complete the Class Addition & Speaking Engagement Form (in Forms section) and send it by fax, mail or e-mail. Every speaking engagement and workshop you hold will be entered into our system, allowing for a permanent record of your work.

CranioSacral Therapy Speaker

As an Upledger alumnus you may seek out and/or accept invitations from local organizations, support groups and schools to present information on CranioSacral Therapy (CST). These presentations are generally from one to four hours in length.

Qualifications to become a one to four hour CST presenter:

  • Completion of CS1

Outlines for one to four hour speaking engagements are available free of charge for qualified speakers here.


ShareCare® (SC) Presenter

ShareCare® is a six-hour, hands-on workshop designed to teach laypeople simple CranioSacral Therapy techniques they can perform on themselves or loved ones.

Qualifications to become a ShareCare® presenter:

  • The successful completion of two (2) CS1 teaching-assistant assignments with a score of 4.5 or higher within the past three (3) years
  • Completion of SER1
  • Submission as a complete packet of:
    1. Completed application packet
    2. Written recommendations from 2 UII CST instructors (use recommendation forms)
    3. A video and $100 video review fee:
      • The video should be between 10 and 15 minutes in length
      • The video must show you performing one still point induction, palpation of the craniosacral rhythm and one diaphragm release.
      • You must use a demo body on the table while explaining the technique including core intent, relevant anatomy and hand placements as if speaking to an audience that has not heard of CranioSacral Therapy.
      • The video will be reviewed by a UII Instructor for techniques, accuracy, and presentation skill.

Study guides for SC must be purchased through our Educational Services Department at 1-800-233-5880 / 561-622-4334 or www.upledger.com. You must successfully attend or assist a Upledger CS1 seminar and present a ShareCare at least once every three years to maintain your presenter status.


CranioSacral Therapy Overview (CSTO) or CranioSacral Therapy Introduction (CSTI) Presenter

CSTO is a six-hour hands-on workshop designed for a professional healthcare audience, CSTI is a twelve-hour hands-on workshop designed for a professional healthcare audience.

Qualifications to become a CSTO or CSTI presenter:

  • Successful completion of at least two (2) CS1 teaching-assistant assignments with a score of 4.5 or higher within the past three (3) years, preferably with at least two different CS1 Instructors.
  • Successful completion of SER1
  • Completed application packet
  • Written recommendations from 2 UII CST instructors (use recommendation forms)
  • Successful completion of a CranioSacral Presentation Tools (CSPT) Workshop.

Study guides for CSTO or CSTI must be purchased through our Educational Services Department at 1-800-233-5880 / 561-622-4334 or www.upledger.com. You must successfully attend or assist a Upledger CS1 seminar and present a CSTI or CSTO as applicable at least once every three years to maintain your presenter status.


ShareCare or Introduction Presenter Qualifications to present to Birthing Professionals

"Birthing Professional" is defined as anyone working in the pregnancy, birthing or neonatal community. This includes Midwives, OB Doctors and Nurses, Doulas, Lactation Consultants, etc.

Qualifications to become a presenter for Birthing Professionals:

  • Approved CranioSacral Therapy Overview (CSTO) Presenter
  • Successful Completion of CCPB1
  • Successful Completion of CACCPB1 or CST Diplomate Certified
  • Techniques Certified
  • Completed application packet

Study guides must be purchased through our Educational Services Department at 1-800-233-5880 / 561-622-4334 or www.upledger.com. You must successfully attend or assist a Upledger CS1 seminar and present to birthing professionals at least once every three years to maintain your presenter status.


CST Certified Presenter Program

To become a CST Certified Presenter you are required to successfully complete the CranioSacral Presentation Tools (CSPT) Workshop. This four-five day, small-group tutorial is designed to bolster your confidence and skills in presenting CST workshops. Led by a certified CST instructor, this program offers you invaluable opportunities to practice your presentation skills. Once you become certified, you are eligible to speak at events or conventions on behalf of UII which could generate extra revenue and exposure for you and your practice.

In addition to building confidence, there are many benefits to participating in this program:

  • You'll be among the first we turn to when scheduling workshops and speaking engagements
  • You'll receive a 25% discount on CST study guides
  • If you ever want to become a CranioSacral Therapy 1 instructor, this experience may count toward your certification requirements

To register for the CranioSacral Presentation Tools (CSPT) Workshop, call our Educational Services Department at 1-800-233-5880 / 561-622-4334. Class size is limited.


Healing From the Core Overview (HFCO) Certified Presenter

HFCO certified presenters are individuals who have demonstrated a thorough understanding of Healing From the Core both conceptually and experientially in a way that embodies the HFC curriculum. Once a person becomes a certified presenter, they may teach the Healing From the Core Overview. These overview presentations can vary from a one-hour preview session to a full day overview at a convention to a two-day college credit course. A certified presenter is encouraged to follow established formats, as well as develop new ways to bring this material out to their community and the world.

Qualifications to become a HFCO certified presenter:

  • Successfully attend all workshops in curriculum, including HFFBP, HFRR, HFTR, HFEP, HFAE1 and HFAE2
  • Submit application to the Healing From the Core office along with $200 application fee
  • Successfully assist at two HFFBP workshops
  • Approval by HFC Instructor to enter Certified Presenter training track
  • Successfully attend the post-HFAE1 HFC Tutorial, which provides instruction in the Five Principles, Opening Awareness and Ground and Fill Exercises
  • Successful creation and presentation of a Five Principles presentation to a group. Success is determined by, but not limited to: presentation skills, knowledge, clarity of examples, and organization
  • Develop an Opening Awareness and Ground and Fill Exercise and present it to a group. Presentation must show the ability to guide others through the exercise while demonstrating your own ability to embody the teachings and track another. Passing Grade 95%
  • Written certification by Suzanne Scurlock-Durana

Study guides for HFCO must be purchased through our Educational Services Department at 1-800-233-5880 / 561-622-4334 or www.upledger.com.


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