Cranial Sacral for All Ages

Cost

Sliding scale $175 – $120 per hour. (also available to adults at the same rate)

Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express are accepted.

PLEASE NOTE:  A 24-hour notice is required to cancel or change an appointment, otherwise the full fee is charged.

If you are unable to pay for a session within my sliding scale, Sweet Pea by-donation Cranial Sacral clinic for pre-crawling babies is open on the fourth Sunday of the month in Sebastopol. Go to my Forms page and fill out the appointment sign-up sheet for an appointment, and for clinic dates.

Description

Cranial-Sacral is very gentle, non-invasive hands-on work which babies love. I combine Cranial-Sacral work with Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology, and my understanding of attachment to create deeper connections in your family. This is a safe, gentle way for babies and their family members to process and resolve early events such as stress or trauma that happened during the pregnancy, a turbulent prenatal period, a difficult birth, in vitro conception, and birth trauma (separation after birth, cesarean section, induction, medical interventions, long or short labor, etc).

A Baby's Story:
For the first two months of our son's life all he did was nurse, sleep, and scream. Our journey to conceiving, pregnancy, and the birth were all very stressful, and our son was clearly affected by all of the stress and trauma. We tried everything! I watched other mom’s with their babies calm in their arms, and felt so terrible that our son was suffering, and not at peace. It was affecting my health, my relationship with my husband, and my ability to bond with my son; he never had a quiet alert moment and was distressed around the clock. Our midwife referred us to Karen, and everything changed! Karen was able to tune in to aspects of pre-conception, pregnancy, and birth that had affected our son, and support him to process, express, and release his emotions. Her gentle bodywork helped unwind the tension in his body. It was difficult to witness his emotions and feel unable to comfort him, and it was exactly what he needed. He expressed all of his fear, anger, and grief, just like adults need to express things that they experience. Our baby literally transformed overnight after the first appointment; and for the next week did not cry at all! We continued so that he could express, and release, other experiences and emotions, and to this day have a happy and delightful baby! We could not be more grateful for Karen’s work; the safe and loving space she provides for healing, her expertise at sensing what a baby needs to release, and her facilitation of the process.
Anon, Executive, Petaluma, Ca

Supporting the Family

Even if you had a good birthing experience your family can benefit from some time to share how it was for each member. Each person, mom, dad and baby, has had their own experience of pregnancy and birthing. Entering into parenthood is a huge transformation and parents can benefit from some time to process and feel supported together in a gentle, understanding environment.

Babies can have much to share with us about what it was like for them to make their epic journey into life. Cranial-Sacral work supports integration through deep listening, empathy, and very gentle touch.

When infants get help early they are supported to reach their full potential, and are able to meet life as an integrated, embodied being.

Thank you again and again for all of your support during our precious prenatal time. You helped us create a safe and cozy nest for our little one, and for all of us. Our work with you set the stage for our baby to thrive. She is so content and joyful! Our 12 year old daughter also benefited from your parenting support, as we transitioned into our new family, and moved towards our birth.
M.B. and S.B., Sebastopol

Cranial-Sacral work is helpful if your baby is:

  • Fussy or colicky
  • Having digestive issues
  • Crying a lot or crying inconsolably
  • Having feeding or sleeping issues
  • Unable to settle
  • Uncomfortable in their body
  • Suffering from stress or loss (prenatal bereavement, separation at birth, twin loss, etc)
  • Unable to relax and rest deeply
  • Disconnected

Home visits are available for families with new babies, or if mom is incapacitated and unable to come to my office, as long as it’s not too far away. Call me to discuss this option. There may be an additional charge for travel time depending on the distance.

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