Beyond the Dura 2019

April 24-27, 2019
Jupiter, Florida

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We're busy putting together a jam-packed schedule and pleased to report that you can once again expect to hear from some of our industry's brightest and most innovative experts.

BTD19 will attract attendees who are industry thought leaders in their own right, so as well as the general sessions, your break and free time can be very thought provoking.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

5:00 PM Wine and Cheese Welcome Reception

This will be a casual gathering with an opportunity to sign in and get your conference materials. We will have some island music and refreshments, and allow you plenty of time to mingle and connect, and still explore the area for dinner options afterwards.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

8:00 AM Coffee and Tea

8:00 AM Feldenkrais on the Beach (optional)

9:00 AM Upledger in the Spirit and Science of Osteopathy
Presenter: Chas Perry, PhD, CST-D

Dr. John E. Upledger recovered essential spiritual and holistic aspects of Osteopathy that were compromised as Osteopathy became more committed to medical sciences and its therapeutic applications. This presentation will help you gain an understanding and appreciation of Dr. Upledger's contribution to the field of Osteopathy, as well as the dynamics of science and holism in CST.

10:30 AM The Nature of Cranial Rhythmic Movements – An Experimental Study
Presenter: Thomas Rasmussen, PhD, MSC, CST-D

This study explores the rate, amplitude and symmetry of rhythmic oscillations in the human living cranium. The rhythmic oscillations simultaneous measured directly as a mechanical movement included the arterial, respiratory and what have been reported as the craniosacral rhythm (CSR) or cranial rhythmic impulse (CRI).

11:30 AM When the Rhythm Stops
Presenter: Thomas Rasmussen, PhD, MSC, CST-D

In Upledger's CranioSacral Therapy there are two essential phenomena in relation to the craniosacral rhythm (CSR) where the rhythm stops. Get new perspectives on your experiences of still points. Build on your foundation on how to work with still points, and see how still points change the physiology.

2:30 PM Is CranioSacral Therapy an Evidence-Based Treatment for Trauma?
Presenter: Karen Axelrod, MA, CMT, CST-D

This presentation focuses on recent studies in brain anatomy and neuroscience as they relate to techniques utilized in Upledger's SomatoEmotional Release. Today, scientific investigations confirm how and why many of these concepts work in the therapeutic setting.

3:45 PM Trauma: Transformation and Research through Upledger Intensive Therapy Programs
Presenters: Chas Perry, PhD, CST-D, Caroline Barrow, CST-D, Mariann Sisco, PT, CST-D

The Intensive Programs of the Upledger Institute have been providing unique, multi-disciplinary treatment programs for more than 30 years. These programs have evolved to facilitate and address the full spectrum of trauma, recovery, and transformation. These presenters will share the measures and outcomes from PTSD Intensive Therapy Programs in the US and UK.

Friday, April 26, 2019

8:00 AM Coffee and Tea

8:00 AM Feldenkrais on the Beach (optional)

9:00 AM Exploring Evidence
Presenter: Mariann Sisco, PT, CST-D

Hear a literature review and update of published research on Upledger CranioSacral Therapy (CST). Understanding the evidence and the effectiveness of Upledger CST will empower you to educate and inspire medical professionals and your clients/patients on its many benefits.

10:10 AM Ancestral and Genetic Influence on SomatoEmotional Release
Presenter: Susan Steiner, OTR/L, CST-D

There is research with epigenetics that shows trauma is actually passed through generations through the biology. The latest research on this topic will be presented, along with a review of Therapeutic Imagery and Dialogue ideas and actual sessions that address ancestral patterns.

11:30 AM Mouth Work Practice Protocol
Presenter: Hank Meldrum, PT, OMT, CST-D

Boost your confidence and skills with tools provided to treat osseous structures from within the mouth, and familiarize yourself with methods and manual applications to treat the mouth.

2:00 PM Making the Most of your Unconscious Mind and Intuition
Presenter: James L. Oschman, PhD

Unconscious processes and intuition help all therapists, whether they realize it or not. But just exactly what are these processes, and how can we make the most of them? We look at the communication systems that are faster than nerve impulses and the roles they play in the unconscious mind and intuition.

3:15 PM The Vaccine Debate: How CranioSacral Therapy May Provide Benefit for Vaccine Injury
Presenter: Tami Goldstein, WLMT, CST-T, BCTMB

This discussion presents independent studies on vaccines, a case report detailing a severe vaccine injury, and how CST can be an integral part of a multidisciplinary support for vaccine injury.

Brain Health Is In Your Hands
Presenter: Michael Morgan, LMT, CST-D

What would it be like if the well known phrase, 'I just had a senior moment,' faded into history? Michael Morgan is here to share compelling outcomes andpractical paradigms for a new relationship with our brains.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

8:00 AM Coffee and Tea

8:00 AM Feldenkrais on the Beach (optional)

9:00 AM Strolling Under the Skin in Search of our Interior Architectures
Presenter: Jean-Claude Guimberteau, MD

The connective tissue that is found throughout the body, from the bones to the skin, tendons and nerves, plays an essential structural role, but is also responsible for the mobility and flexibility of living tissue. Discover answers to fundamental questions about tissue continuity inside the body.

2:00 PM CranioSacral Therapy for 'Zebras': An Exploration of CranioSacral Therapy Techniques for People with Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS)
Presenter: Eloise Stager, LMT, CST-D

Did you know that individuals with EDS may present as a complex client and many are unaware they have EDS? Gain a general knowledge of what EDS is and how it affects an individual, while exploring CST applications that can be used in treatment sessions.

3:15 PM Birthing: A Brighter Future with CST
Presenters: Carol McLellan, CMT, CST-D and Dr. Giovanna Fontanelli

A premature infant is essentially still a fetus that has interrupted development and no support of the mother. CST provides an effective tool to assist communication with the needs of that infant. Learn what CST with premature infants has taught us, and review clinical observations of the integration of physiology with the epigenetic effects of CST.

7:00 PM Celebration Dinner Dance

34th Anniversary Celebration Dinner Dance and Toga Costume Theme Party!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

No scheduled activities. Feel free to enjoy the hotel, beach and local sights!


Make sure that you consider participating in the events before the conference. Chas and Kat Perry will offer a unique, no pre-requisite BioAquatics seminar from April 17-20th in Freeport, Bahamas. On April 23rd, CST Techniques Certification Application Preparation (CATP) will be offered by Mable Sharp in the the UII classroom in Palm Beach Gardens.

ON-SITE AUTHOR BOOK SIGNINGS: A number of authors will be signing books during the conference. Details to come!

Bonus Content - Additional speakers' presentations will be available to anyone registered for Beyond the Dura 2019. Stay tuned for details.