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Welcome to ICrA

Cranial Osteopathy for babiesICrA is a not-for-profit special interest group for health professionals who include cranial therapy in their practice.

ICrA exists to provide CPD and to support, maintain and develop the practice of cranial therapy.

ICrA members include osteopaths, chiropractors, physiotherapists and other health care professionals. We welcome all practitioners and students with an interest in cranial, cranio-sacral therapy or cranial osteopathy.

ICrA is international with contacts in Belgium, Greece and France. We have links to several colleges in the UK, including College of Osteopaths and European School of Osteopathy.

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DYNAMIC STILLNESS - Biodynamic Cranial Touch Initiatory Course: 29th November - 1st December 2019

Biodynamic Cranial Touch (BCT) 'Stillness Touch' uses simple hands-on contact to restore the body's natural state of wisdom and harmony. Open to anyone called to the transmission offered here, craniosacral practitioners and non-practitioners alike as well as practitioners of somatic, psychotherapeutic, yoga and movement modalities. Most important is your integrity, an openness to let go of what you already know, and a willingness to let yourself be informed by, and touch from stillness. This class has value as a stand-alone as well as being a required prerequisite for the BCT/Stillness Touch Mentor Course.

BCT Stillness Practices focus on practitioner development, trusting the wisdom of the forces that create, maintain, heal, and evolve us, as bodies of consciousness and Love.

Presented by Giorgia Milne.

Venue: Inner Space, Maude Gray Court, St. Benedicts Street, Norwich NR2 4PA

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Autumn Workshop - 5th October 2019

The Voice and the Hyoid

The course presenter is Katherine Ukleja.

Katherine has been a practitioner for 35 years and one of a small band of leading international teachers of Craniosacral Therapy for the past 25 years, spreading the biodynamic model across Europe, the US and Australasia. She has a long association with a number of the leading IABT* schools including, Karuna Institute, UK, Da-Sein Institute, Switzerland, Body Intelligence, International and CTET, UK.

The voice reveals our emotions. The sounds of anguish and despair or of triumph and joy are universally understood and compelling. The tone of voice tells us more than the words that are spoken; it is primal, animal – a key component of the Social Nervous System.

In this clinical focus day, we will explore the larynx - the mechanism and psychology of voice production. Can we speak up for ourselves, be heard? Are we silenced by fear or emboldened by rage?

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Registration 09:30 for 10.00 to 17.00. Venue is Room L5 in British College of Osteopathic Medicine, Lief House, 3 Sumpter Close, Finchley Road, London NW3 5HR. 6 hours CPD Certificated, open to all practitioners


Course fee: £80 for ICRA members; £55 for students; £105 for non-members

Telephone: 07929 731862, or book this event online as:
Member Non-Member Student

ICrA Update: Study Day 28th April 2018

Thank you Brian and Zara for a very enjoyable and insightful day.

Zara Van Herbert D.O.

Zara's study day programme was on "osteopathy's unique contribution to health"

Brian Isbell BSc, PGCE, PhD, D.O, MBiol.

Brian's presentation on "Fascia - does this tissue provide insight into mechanisms in cranial and musculoskeletal therapies."

Thank you to all who attended.

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ICrA is now working with CNHC

CNHC LogoThe Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

CNHC is the UK voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners that was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists. CNHC's register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. This means CNHC has met the Professional Standards Authority's demanding standards. All CNHC registered practitioners are entitled to use CNHC's quality mark which demonstrates a commitment to professionalism and high standards. The public and those who commission the services of complementary healthcare practitioners can choose with confidence, by looking for the CNHC quality mark.

CNHC Registration

CNHC has agreed that ICrA may verify applications for CNHC registration and we encourage members to register in order to gain the CNHC quality mark. The criteria for entry to the register can be downloaded from CNHC web site. Members wishing to register should download a Request to Register Form, to be completed and returned to ICrA by post or email. We will then request further details from you in order to check your eligibility for registration.

To find out more about the CNHC, you may email info@cnhc.org.uk, call 020 3668 0406, or visit www.cnhc.org.uk.

Don't forget to check your advertising complies with ASA guidance

You are strongly advised to ensure that your practice advertising complies with ASA/CAP guidance. For useful advice see the guidance sheet which can be downloaded from the CNHC web site.

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